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High School Guide Books for Students

1. High School Bound: The Ultimate Guide for High School Success and Survival by Martin J. Spethman, Chuck Klein,Paperback: 166 pages, Publisher: Westgate Publishing
The ultimate guide for High School success and survival. It is written with the reluctant middle-schooler in mind. It is well organized and the illustrations provide entertainment value. It was a real help and gave the kids more confidence going into high school.

2. The Real High School Handbook : How to Survive, Thrive, and Prepare for What's Next by Susan Abel Lieberman, Paperback: 240 pages, Publisher: Mariner Books
Getting through high school and deciding what will come next can be a confusing process for teenagers. Unfortunately, counselors and administrators are often too busy to give students the individual attention they need to get the most out of the experience. This handbook empowers students with practical information and real-life stories - about courses, grades, testing, communicating with teachers, and post-graduation options - essential to making informed decisions about their high school careers.

3. Reading and Learning Strategies for Middle & High School Students by Susan Davis Lenski, Mary Ann Wham, Jerry L. Johns, Paperback, Publisher: Kendall/Hunt Publishing
The authors have compiled an outstanding collection of research-based strategies organized in a clear, straightforward format. You'll find useful strategies for teaching Math, Science, Social Studies, and English using content area examples, technology links and tips, and reproducible classroom resources. Chapters include student lessons on: Building Vocabulary, Comprehending Text, Supporting Struggling Readers, Reading Critically, Study Skills, Test Preparation, and Conducting Research. This book was designed as a practical textbook for teachers that could actually be used in the classroom after the class was over. It is a rare combination of simplicity and depth. Reading & Learning Strategies will be extremely helpful for new teachers, experienced teachers, and even for parents who are home schooling or assisting their child with difficult content material.

4. Your First Year As a High School Teacher : Making the Transition from Total Novice to Successful Professional, Paperback: 448 pages, Publisher: Prima Lifestyles
Survive & Thrive in the Classroom From Day One! Teaching high school students is the toughest job you'll ever love. Of course, often it is an acquired love. You must learn to manage your students' education and play parent, counselor, police officer, and mentor. Wow! Now relax—it doesn't have to be overwhelming. With a little preparation you can ensure that you and your students get the most out of your time in the classroom and enjoy it! Full of real-world advice and answers for the complex issues facing today's high school teachers, this down-to-earth and witty book will teach you how to create an atmosphere of cooperation, learning, and respect within your classroom. Use this helpful guide as your personal mentor to achieve a successful and satisfying career as a high school teacher.

Earn straight A's your first year by knowing how to:

  • Create an attention-grabbing and interactive teaching environment
  • Manage difficult students and unique teenage problems
  • Communicate, educate, and have fun with your students
  • Balance the demands of old-school administrators and pushy parents
  • Fairly assess, grade, and evaluate students
  • Develop effective and engrossing lesson plans "Straightforward, up-to-date, and engaging. I've seen a lot of resource books for new teachers, and this is the best of the bunch."
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