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School of Education Resource Center: Instructional Materials (IMC)

This guide will help you navigate the physical and electronic resources available through the School of Education Resource Center.

Instructional Material Collection (IMC)

Our instructional material collection includes over 1,000 resources for teacher reference, assessment, lesson planning and more! In the IMC collection, you'll find:

  • Teacher reference materials, including the first 91 volumes of Children's Literature Review.


  • Testing and assessment kits, including the K-TEA II, K-BIT II, Brigance, Peabody, Vineland and Conners tests. Contact the Children's Librarian for copies of the consumables for many of these kits.


  • Professional books covering a broad range of subjects and grade levels. These include lesson planning books with reproducible handouts as well as books on standard implementation and classroom management.


  • Educational games and resource boxes to engage students.


  • Literacy kits: some with 6 copies of a book for reading circles, others with several books on a topic or theme.


  • Puppets, blocks, educational posters and an assortment of manipulatives for classroom use.



In the IMC

Check out our social studies resource boxes and games from Lakeshore Learning.


Featured IMC Books

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Puppets & Picture Books


Pairing a puppet with a picture book can bring the story to life and make literature fun and engaging for young readers. Below are some puppets in the resource center with several book suggestions for each:



Mercy Watson series by Kate DiCamillo

The three pigs by David Wiesner

Elephant and Piggie series by Mo Willems



Goldilocks and the three bears by James Marshall

Rubia and the three osos by Susan Elya

Leola and the honeybears by Melodye Rosales



The happy lion by Lousie Fatio

Library lion by Michelle Knudsen

The lion and the mouse by Jerry Pinkney