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Trait Crate: Grade 1

Age: 6-7 | Grade: Grade 1
Summary: Teaching writing just got easier and more effective because of these sturdy crates. In them, teachers will find everything they need to help students use the six traits-ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and conventions-improve their writing. Each crate contains an array of materials designed to engage students and enrich their writing experiences, including: 6 high-interest picture books hand selected for each trait 6 teaching guides filled with step-by-step lessons, graphic organizers, a scoring guide, and extension activities. Sing-Along Trait Songs, a music CD containing lively, trait-specific songs to share with your students. Includes a bonus track on presentation. 6 full-color 17 x 22 posters contain lyrics to the songs on the CD Color-coded stickers for organizing classroom libraries and teaching materials U sing Picture Books to Teach Writing With the Traits: 112-page resource containing 18 step-by-step lessons and 150 annotations of new and classic books, organized by trait. What's more, each crate comes with hanging folders one for each trait for easy, expandable storage for years to come. First Grade Picture Books Ideas: When I Am Old With You Organization: Red-Eyed Tree Frog Voice: Dog Breath Word Choice: A Grand Old Tree Sentence Fluency: Whales Passing Conventions: Where Are You Going? For use with Grade 1.

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Paperback: $93.75

MindUP Curriculum, The: Grades PreK-2

Age: 3-8 | Grade: Grades Pre-K-2
Summary: This research-based curriculum features 15 lessons that use the latest information about the brain to dramatically improve behavior and learning for all students.

Each lesson offers easy strategies for helping students focus their attention, improve their self-regulation skills, build resilience to stress, and develop a positive mind-set in both school and life. The lessons fit easily into any schedule and require minimal preparation. Classroom management tips and content-area activities help you extend the benefits of MindUP throughout your day, week, and year.

Includes a BIG, 2-sided colorful teaching poster with fascinating facts about the brain!

For use with Grades PreK-2.


  • Research-based and tested in dozens of classrooms
  • Helps teachers motivate at-risk learners so each child can thrive - academically, socially, and emotionally
  • Kids love learning about how their brains work - and how they can help their brains "grow"!
  • Includes high-interest activities to connect MindUP learning to all content areas
  • Fosters a cohesive, caring classroom climate that enhances learning
  • Correlates with the social and emotional learning goals created by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL).
  • Available Formats:

    Paperback: $18.74

    MindUP Curriculum, The: Grades 3-5

    Age: 8-11 | Grade: Grades 3-5
    Summary: This research-based curriculum features 15 lessons that use the latest information about the brain to dramatically improve behavior and learning for all students.

    Each lesson offers easy strategies for helping students focus their attention, improve their self-regulation skills, build resilience to stress, and develop a positive mind-set in both school and life. The lessons fit easily into any schedule and require minimal preparation. Classroom management tips and content-area activities help you extend the benefits of MindUP throughout your day, week, and year.

    Includes a BIG, 2-sided colorful teaching poster with fascinating facts about the brain!

    For use with Grades 3 -5.


  • Research-based and tested in dozens of classrooms
  • Helps teachers motivate at-risk learners so each child can thrive - academically, socially, and emotionally
  • Kids love learning about how their brains work - and how they can help their brains "grow"!
  • Includes high-interest activities to connect MindUP learning to all content areas
  • Fosters a cohesive, caring classroom climate that enhances learning
  • Correlates with the social and emotional learning goals created by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL).
  • Available Formats:

    Paperback: $18.74

    Science Vocabulary Readers Set: Animal Groups (Level 1)

    Age: 6-7 | Grade: Grade 1
    Summary: Boost students' Nonfiction skills AND their vocabularies with these super-engaging readers packed with fascinating facts and fantastic photos! The books include a table of contents, three short chapters, diagrams, captions, a glossary, comprehension questions, and more. Comes with a complete teaching guide. For use with Grades 1-2.

    Available Formats:

    Paperback: $55.99

    Trait Crate: Kindergarten

    Age: 5-6 | Grade: Grade K
    Summary: Teaching writing just got easier and more effective because of these sturdy crates. In them, teachers will find everything they need to help students use the six traits-ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and conventions-improve their writing. Each crate contains an array of materials designed to engage students and enrich their writing experiences, including: 6 high-interest picture books hand selected for each trait 6 teaching guides filled with step-by-step lessons, graphic organizers, a scoring guide, and extension activities. Sing-along Trait Songs, a music CD containing lively, trait-specific songs to share with your students. Includes a bonus track on presentation. 6 full-color 17 x 22 posters contain lyrics to the songs on the CD Color-coded stickers for organizing classroom libraries and teaching materialsUsing Picture Books to Teach Writing With the Traits: 112-page resource containing 18 step-by-step lessons and 150 annotations of new and classic books, organized by trait. What's more, each crate comes with hanging folders one for each trait for easy, expandable storage for years to come. Kindergarten Picture Books Ideas: My Chair Organization: I Am America Voice: When Sophie Gets Really, Really Angry Word Choice: Mama Zooms Sentence Fluency: Charlie Parker Played Be Bop Conventions: No, David! For use with Grade K.

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    Paperback: $93.75

    Science Vocabulary Readers Set: Life Cycles (Level 2)

    Age: 6-8 | Grade: Grade 1
    Summary: Boost students' Nonfiction skills AND their vocabularies with these super-engaging readers packed with fascinating facts and eye-popping photos! The books include a table of contents, four short chapters, diagrams, maps, captions, a glossary, comprehension questions, and more. Comes with a complete teaching guide. For use with Grades 1-3.

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    Paperback: $63.99

    Trait Crate: Grade 3

    Age: 8-9 | Grade: Grade 3
    Summary: In this amazing kit, writing expert Ruth Culham gives you grade-perfect picture books with in-depth lessons to help you teach the traits of writing-ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and conventions. The third-grade version includes: 6 picture books: The Hickory Chair; The Paperboy; How Are You Peeling?; Into the A, B, C; Momma, Where Are You From?; and The Mega-Deluxe Capitalization Machine, Six 16-page teaching guides, each with a step-by-step model lesson, graphic organizers, a scoring rubric, and extension activities; 12 transparencies; and 6 colorful teaching posters. Add to this Culham's best-selling professional book, Using Picture Books to Teach Writing With the Traits, and color-coded stickers, and you've got a complete resource for teaching with the traits. Best of all, these materials are organized in a sturdy box with hanging folders-one for each trait-for easy, expandable storage that will accommodate trait-based lesson materials for years to come. For use with Grade 3.

    Available Formats:

    Paperback: $93.75

    Trait Crate: Grade 2

    Age: 7-8 | Grade: Grade 2
    Summary: Teaching writing just got easier and more effective because of these sturdy crates. In them, teachers will find everything they need to help students use the six traits-ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and conventions-improve their writing. Each crate contains an array of materials designed to engage students and enrich their writing experiences, including: 6 high-interest picture books hand selected for each trait 6 teaching guides filled with step-by-step lessons, graphic organizers, a scoring guide, and extension activities.Sing-Along Trait Songs, a music CD containing lively, trait-specific songs to share with your students. Includes a bonus track on presentation. 6 full-color 17 x 22 posters contain lyrics to the songs on the CD Color-coded stickers for organizing classroom libraries and teaching materials. Using Picture Books to Teach Writing With the Traits: 112-page resource containing 18 step-by-step lessons and 150 annotations of new and classic books, organized by trait What's more, each crate comes with hanging folders one for each trait for easy, expandable storage for years to come. Second Grade Picture Books Ideas: Tulip Sees America Organization: A Busy YearVoice: Alice the Fairy Word Choice: The Best Class Picture Ever! Sentence Fluency: Dizzy Conventions: Chameleon! For use with Grade 2.

    Available Formats:

    Paperback: $93.75

    Science Vocabulary Readers: Wild Weather (Level 1)

    Age: 6-7 | Grade: Grades 1-2
    Summary: Boost students' Nonfiction skills AND their vocabularies with these super-engaging readers packed with fascinating facts and eye-popping photos! The books include a table of contents, three short chapters, diagrams, captions, a glossary, comprehension questions, and more. Comes with a complete teaching guide. For use with Grades 1-2.

    Available Formats:

    Paperback: $55.99

    Trait Crate: Grade 4

    Age: 9-10 | Grade: Grade 4
    Summary: In this amazing kit, writing expert Ruth Culham gives you grade-perfect picture books with in-depth lessons to help you teach the traits of writing-ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and conventions. The fourth-grade version includes: 6 picture books: A Bad Case of Stripes; The Mud Pony; My Mama Had a Dancing Heart; Come On Rain; When Comma Came to Town; and Wolf! Six 16-page teaching guides, each with a step-by-step model lesson, graphic organizers, a scoring rubric, and extension activities, 12 transparencies; and 6 colorful teaching posters. Add to this Culham's best-selling professional book, Using Picture Books to Teach Writing With the Traits, and color-coded stickers, and you've got a complete resource for teaching with the traits. Best of all, these materials are organized in a sturdy box with hanging folders-one for each trait-for easy, expandable storage that will accommodate trait-based lesson materials for years to come. For use with Grade 4.

    Available Formats:

    Paperback: $93.75

    MindUP Curriculum, The: Grades 6-8

    Age: 11-14 | Grade: Grades 6-8
    Summary: This research-based curriculum features 15 lessons that use the latest information about the brain to dramatically improve behavior and learning for all students.

    Each lesson offers easy strategies for helping students focus their attention, improve their self-regulation skills, build resilience to stress, and develop a positive mind-set in both school and life. The lessons fit easily into any schedule and require minimal preparation. Classroom management tips and content-area activities help you extend the benefits of MindUP throughout your day, week, and year.

    Includes a BIG, 2-sided colorful teaching poster with fascinating facts about the brain!

    For use with Grades 6 -8.


  • Research-based and tested in dozens of classrooms
  • Helps teachers motivate at-risk learners so each child can thrive - academically, socially, and emotionally
  • Kids love learning about how their brains work - and how they can help their brains "grow"!
  • Includes high-interest activities to connect MindUP learning to all content areas
  • Fosters a cohesive, caring classroom climate that enhances learning
  • Correlates with the social and emotional learning goals created by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL).
  • Available Formats:

    Paperback: $18.74

    Science Vocabulary Readers: Space (Level 1 Class Set)

    Age: 6-7 | Grade: Grade 1
    Summary: Boost students' Nonfiction skills AND their vocabularies with these super-engaging readers packed with fascinating facts and fantastic photos! The books include a table of contents, three short chapters, diagrams, captions, a glossary, comprehension questions, and more. Comes with a complete teaching guide. For use with Grades 1-2.

    Available Formats:

    Paperback: $55.99

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