The Reference Library contains handouts, materials, Web sites and recommended books that Dr. Taylor refers to during his workshops and presentations.
AHA! Handout - This handout is used during workshops that Dr. Taylor conducts for individual schools and/or districts. It includes materials that support the AHA! MODEL. Roger's AHA (Analyzing Human Activities) Model is an integrated, interdisciplinary curriculum-writing model. The AHA! Model is currently being used by thousands of teachers to differentiate the curriculum for their students!
U.S. State Standards - The U.S. State Standards Map will help you find the Standards in your home state.
Lesson Plan - The lesson plan is a quick and easy way to set up lesson plans based on the curriculum unit.
Lesson Plan (Word Document)
I-Search / Research Student Performance Contract & Assessment
I-Search / Research Peer Assessment Grid
Differentiated Learning Styles Teaching Test - Differentiated Learning Styles / Teaching Styles Test for Diagnostic and Prescriptive Learning.
AHA! Product List & Grid - The product list includes suggested "end- products" that students create from the activities that are planned in the curriculum unit. These products are the result of the process in which students are involved within the lesson plans.
Curriculum Writing Template - The writing template is used by teachers to create integrated, interdisciplinary curriculum. This template was the guide to create all of the curriculum units that appear in the curriculum unit database on this website.
Recommended Resource List - This is an extensive list of books and resources that will assist teachers when writing curriculum.
Recommended Reading List - This is a list of books and materials that will assist teachers when writing curriculum.
Recommended Web sites - This is a list of Web sites that Dr. Taylor recommends.
Canadian Resource List - This is a list of books that specifically relates to Canada and the history of Canada that will assist teachers when writing curriculum.
Literature Teacher's Book of Lists- Reading lists from the book, The Literature Teacher's Book of Lists by Judie L.H. Strouf and published by The Center for Applied Research in Education: West Nyack, New York. For more information on how to order these books, go to our Recommended Reading List.
High School Reading List: Gifted Students
Reading List for the College-Bound - Both of these lists are also from the book, The Literature Teacher's Book of Lists by Judie L.H. Strouf.
20 Master Plots - This is a list of master plots used when writing. These same plots have been used throughout the many centuries of communication & "recur through all fiction, no matter what the genre."
Cell Theory Rap - This is a rap to help remember the cell theory.
Math Poems - These wonderful poems related to mathematics were written by Dane R. Camp, a mathematics teacher, who believes in integrating poetry into the world of mathematics. The poems illustrate a perfect way for students to have fun with mathematics and to remember important mathematical concepts at the same time.
Math Songs - The Math Song Sing-A-Long is a set of songs compiled by John A. Carter & Dane R. Camp. The words of the songs are set to familiar tunes and help students learn mathematical concepts in a fun way.
Science Songs - Songs are compiled by Paul W. Sears. The words of the songs are set to familiar tunes and help students learn Science concepts in a fun way.
Grant Resources on the Web - These organizations and Web sites can help educators learn more about funds that may be available through foundations and other philanthropic organizations and how to write grant proposals.
Federally Funded Educational Programs - If you are looking for grants to fund professional development programs to train teachers and for special programs for your students, this is a list of the 2003 Federally Funded Educational Programs with links to each programs website.
Jersey City Pacing Guide - A Working Template for Building a Pacing Guide. Scope and Sequence for K-12 Students Using an Interdisciplinary, Integrated, Differentiated Instruction Model.