With Georgia Heard’s Revision Toolbox, Second Edition, you’ll lead students to see that revision is a natural part of narrative and nonfiction writing. “Students need to be able to bring the tools of revision to writing the way a carpenter comes equipped for a job with a toolbox,” she writes. So Georgia shares three revision toolboxes—structure, words, and voice—each with dozens of teaching ideas and strategies.
Reading in the Middle, thirty years in the making, is a chance to observe Nancie Atwell in action as she helps students become skilled, engaged, discerning readers. Nancie’s students finish, on average, more than forty books each school year. This staff development DVD shows how she does it—how she inspires and orchestrates frequent, voluminous, independent reading of books.
As a writer, a poet, and a founding member of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, Georgia Heard continues to bring a poet’s ear and a teacher’s know-how to every aspect of writing instruction. Her latest books, The Revision Toolbox, Second Edition and Finding the Heart of Nonfiction, take their place alongside essential resources such as the Heinemann titles Writing Toward Home; and Awakening the Heart—which Instructor Magazine called one of its 12 Books Every Teacher Should Read. Georgia is also a member of Heinemann Professional Development Services.