It’s been over a month now since we signed off for the academic year and we have something to share with you all. This week, we announced our newest book Reading for the Field became available for purchase through our publisher and amazon. We’re very excited to share it with you all.
PE should be the easiest class to be with peers, even if ones ability is not nearly as exact as some others. However, with today’s standards, PE is so much more than an activity based class. Some classes will venture into taking notes for understanding human anatomy or rules of games. Sometimes, certain activities have scoring rules. And other times, because weather prevents safe use of the PE areas, students will be indoors exploring aspects of a sport or activity that would not be otherwise explained to the class.
Through several units of activity, Reading for the Field looks at not only equipment that may be used by the activity, but how to use the equipment and why that equipment may be there. Using real pictures taken over three years, users of Reading for the Field can see the differences in set up for equipment and utilize reminders to help improve cooperative gameplay.
All the units are short and focused to get at highlights of information to the student. The book is primarily driven for PE units but can also be used by students in ELA classes. Included in this book after every unit is a selection of comprehension questions based on the reading and experience that a student may participate in.
We’re very excited to bring this book to our followers and hope you find it is very useful.
While we’re here: we owe a great deal of gratitude to Danielle Dauenhauer for being willing to get up early one morning and supply us with the softball gear photos that we were so sorely missing.
The list of books published by ParaEducate include:
Other summer things
We’ve been planning all summer for our blog this year. We’ve got a line up we really hope will be useful in the upcoming months. Part of the series we’re looking at is due to the fact that it’s been six years since we started the original outline for ParaEducate. It still is our number one selling book and we’re proud to extend the book’s direction through the blog.
In case you’re wondering what we actually are thinking about: strategies for technology, understanding Health classes, professional limits, and more class specific strategies.
If you missed it, six years ago on June 24th, Renay approached Megan about writing a book for paraeducators. As legend has it, Megan didn’t quite believe Renay until in her email the outline showed up. A five hour session at a local sandwich shop later, the first draft was finalized and then the next six months were about refining and preparing a book for publication.
We’re still slowly getting through some major illustrations for three upcoming books. Due to the nature of these books, they are quite demanding. We are looking at books that can help with math, English, history, and science right now and have plans over the next few years to finish and release the books. We’re also still preparing more single use materials for our teacherspayteachers and our teachersnotebook store.
What is Renay actually doing this summer?
Renay will have a whole blog dedicated to this probably in October. It’s a huge professional step, and one she is currently enjoying. Stay tuned!
One more thing while we have you here
We return for regular postings August 17. Until then, relax, try not to think about the upcoming school year, and maybe look at the school supply sales once or twice. We’ll see you in August.
ParaEducate returns August 17, 2017 for the new academic year. Do you have any comments about this week’s blog? Do you have a question for us? Would you like to be a guest blogger? Would you like to have an opportunity to pilot some materials at your campus? Find ParaEducate online here, here, here, here, and on our website. Paraeducate is a company interested in providing materials, information, and strategies for people working in special education inclusion settings for grades K-12. ParaEducate, the blog, is published weekly during the academic school year on Thursdays, unless a holiday. ParaEducate shares their findings at conferences, through their books, and their academic adaptations