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Curriculum and Methods

Assessing Higher Order Thinking in Mathematics, edited by Gerald Kulm (American Association for the Advancement of Science, P.O. Box 753, Waldorf, Md. 20604; 209 pp., $24.95 paper). Thirteen essays suggesting new directions for mathematics testing.

Children's Literature in the Classroom: Weaving Charlotte's Web, edited by Janet Hickman and Bernice E. Cullinan (Christopher-Gordon Publishers, 480 Washington St., Norwood, Mass. 02062; 274 pp., $29.95 cloth). Papers exploring background and methods for classroom use of children's literature.

Dimensions of Musical Thinking, edited by Eunice Boardman (Music Educators National Conference, 1902 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091; 120 pp., $10 paper, $8 for menc members). Guidelines for teaching students to "think musical4ly" in instrumental and choral rehearsals, general music classes, special-education classes, and teacher-education classes.

Encountering Student Texts: Interpretive Issues in Reading Student Writing, edited by Bruce Lawson, Susan Sterr Ryan, and W. Ross Winterowd (National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Rd., Urbana, Ill. 61801; 242 pp., $14.95 paper, $10.95 for ncte members). Explores ethical responsibilities and conflicts in theory and practice in teachers' response to students' writing.

Focus on Literature: A Context for Literacy Learning, by Joy F. Moss (Richard C. Owen Publishers, 135 Katonah Ave., Katonah, N.Y. 10536; 220 pp., $16.95 paper). Guidelines for creating literature units at the elementary- and middle-school levels.

Mathematics Contests: A Guide for Involving Students and Schools, by Frederick O. Flener (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1906 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091; 115 pp., $9.95 paper, 20 percent discount for individual members, bookstores, or orders of 10 or more copies). Outlines procedures for planning and managing competitions.

Sunrises and Songs: Reading and Writing Poetry in an Elementary Classroom, by Amy A. McClure (Heinemann Educational Books, 361 Hanover St., Portsmouth, N.H. 03801; 262 pp., $16 paper). Studies the methods of two teachers working with 5th and 6th graders in a rural classroom in Ohio.

Reading and Literacy

Children's Difficulties in Reading, Spelling, and Writing: Challenges and Responses, edited by Peter D. Pumfrey and Colin D. Elliott (Falmer Press, Order Processing, Taylor & Francis, 1900 Frost Rd, Suite 101, Bristol, Pa. 19007-1598; 316 pp., $56 cloth, $26 paper). Essays by teachers, psychologists, and researchers concerning the development of literacy.

Early Literacy, by Joan Brooks McLane and Gillian Dowley McNamee (Harvard University Press, P.O. Box 1034, 525 Great Rd., Rte. 119, Littleton, Mass. 01460-1034; 161 pp., $17.95 cloth, $7.95 paper). Examining young children's experiments with writing and reading, the authors emphasize the importance of children's relationships with adults and peers for growth in literacy.

Physical Eloquence and the Biology of Writing, by Robert S. Ochsner (State University of New York Press, State University Plaza, Albany, N.Y. 12246; 223 pp., $44.50 cloth, $14.95 paper). Studies the neurological foundations of written English.

Read and Retell: A Strategy for the Whole-Language/Natural Learning Classroom, by Hazel Brown and Brian Cambourne (Heinemann Educational Books, 361 Hanover St., Portsmouth, N.H. 03801; 144 pp., $12.50 paper). Details a method for using oral and written "retelling" of narratives to reinforce children's literacy skills.

Reading to, with, and by Children, by Margaret E. Mooney (Richard C. Owen Publishers, 135 Katonah Ave., Katonah, N.Y. 10536; 92 pp., $9.95 paper). Suggestions for developing a child-centered reading program.

Toward Defining Literacy, edited by Richard L. Venezky, Daniel A. Wagner, and Barrie S. Ciliberti, (International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Rd., P.O. Box 8139, Newark, Del. 19714-8139; 74 pp., $6.75 paper, $4.50 for ira members). Papers on "uses" and "measurement" of literacy.

Handbooks and Reference Works

The Comprehensive School Health Sourcebook, by Donna Lloyd-Kolkin and Lisa Hunter (Health & Education Communication Consultants, 1352 American Way, Menlo Park, Calif. 94025; 178 pp., $24.95 paper, plus $2.50 handling). A guide to planning integrated "wellness" programs for students.

Educational Technology: A Planning and Resource Guide Supporting Curriculum, by James E. Eisele and Mary Ellin Eisele (Garland Publishing Inc., 136 Madison Ave., New York, N.Y. 10016; 260 pp., $40 cloth). Suggestions for using computer, videodisk, and telecommunications technology.

A Manager's Handbook to Partnerships: How To Set Up, Run, and Maintain Partnerships, edited by Don Adams and Paul Snodgrass (Infomedia Inc., P.O. Box 210, Ellenton, Fla. 34222; 58 pp., $15.95 paper). Advice on designing and implementing collaborative efforts between schools and businesses.

Scholarship Directory: 1990 Minority Guide to Scholarship and Financial Aid (Tinsley Communications Inc., 101 North Armistead Ave., Suite 208, Hampton, Va. 23669; 13 pp., $3 paper, plus 50 cents handling). Lists approximately 150 sources of college grants, loans, and scholarships for minority students.

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