Atwater, Edward, ed. (1887). History of the City of New Haven. New York: H. W. Munsell and Co. A classic historical account, of particular use in studying biographies of nineteenth century important individuals in New Haven.
Brown, E. M. (1976). New Haven: A Guide to Architecture and Urban Design. New Haven and London: Yale University Press. A valuable resource to any unit studying New Haven, with good photographs of city landmarks and historical as well as architectural insights.
Harvey, S. (1998). Nonfiction matters: Reading writing, and research in grades 3-8. Steinhouse Publishers: York, Maine. A great resource for teachers looking for ideas on how to teach students how to use nonfiction text and how to improve their reading and writing in nonfiction.
Leslie, C.W., & Roth, C. E. (2000). Keeping a nature journal: Discover a whole new way of seeing the world around you. Storey Publishing: North Adams, MA. A great resource for learning how to record information from the field visually and written. It is also a good resource on some nature information.
Lingelbach, J. & Purcell, L. (2000). Hands-on nature: Information and activities for exploring the environment with children. Vermont Institute of Natural Science: Woodstock, VT. This is an edited book with pictures and drawings that helps teachers with ideas for hands-on projects. Good valuable information on many organisms.
Loucks-Horsley, S., Hewson, P. W., Love, N., & Stiles, K. E. (1998). Designing professional development for teachers of science and mathematics. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, Inc. This book is targeting teachers' skill development yet is a good resources for teachers to get ideas on how to develop inquiry-based knowledge.
Osterweis, Rollin G. (1953). Three Centuries of New Haven, 1638-1938. New Haven and London: Yale University Press. Essential to anyone with a desire to study New Haven history, especially in industrial development; also, immigrant and cultural history.
International Reading Association (2002). Second language literacy: A position statement of the International reading association. Describes the position that the association has in respect to literacy instruction for second language learners.
Kerrod, R. (2002). How science works: Discover the secrets of science with exciting, accessible experiments. Dorling Kindersley Ltd.: New York. An excellent background book with scientific information, historical connections and sample experiments that will help any adult enhance children's understanding of science. In addition, the pictures and information are up to date and it looks very attractive.
Science Made Simple Educational Magazine www.siencemadesimple.com This is a website that is very good for teachers to find answers to simple questions and also full units can be view. The units take a specific question and build a unit using scaffolds that build the understanding of the scientific concept behind it.
Thompson, C. L. & Zeuli, J. S. (1999). The frame and the tapestry: Standard-based reform and professional development. In Teaching as the learning profession: Handbook of policy and practice. L. Darling-Hamond & G. Sykes, Editors. Jossey-Bass Inc.: San Francisco. This is an excellent book for best pedagogical and staff development practice.
York, P. Experiment cards. Dorling Kindersley Ltd.: London. This is a book of illustrated and step by step direction for quick and easy experiments.