(3 book Series):"The Private Eye School", "One-Hour Mysteries", "More One-Hour Mysteries"

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By Mary Ann Carr

Included in each book of the series: Five one hour Mystery lessons for teachers (Gr 2-8) to use in the classroom to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills in students.

Differentiation Made Simple: Timesaving Tools for Teachers

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By Mary Ann Carr

Differentiation is a practice that is beneficial to every student. Rather than focusing on leaving no child behind, differentiation aims to move every child ahead. The trouble for many teachers is, however, that differentiating for all students is time consuming. Differentiation Made Simple will help classroom teachers overcome time constraints and other obstacles to differentiation by providing a wealth of ready-made and generic tools they can employ right away.

The tools include task cards for literature, creative writing, and research; tic-tac-toe menus; graphic organizers; and guides to creating differentiated units—each one tied to specific questions and concerns teachers have about differentiating instruction. Also included are product lists and other assessment ideas, including rubrics and a scoring conversion table.

Written especially for teachers in the trenches, Differentiation Made Simple will help unlock the door to creating a classroom where every child is challenged by work appropriate for their abilities, interests, and learning styles. read more

The Great Chocolate Caper

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By Mary Ann Carr

Mystery for teachers (Gr 2-8) to use in the classroom to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills in students. Who stole the secret recipe?