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The Book Club Companion

Cindy O'Donnell-Allen

Pub Date: 8/24/2006
Product Type: Paperback
Grade: 6th - 12th

The Book Club Companion is a testament to what is possible when teachers think carefully about what they do. What we have here is not simply a guidebook to effective practice, but an experience in reflective practice. I hope that you find The Book Club Companion as powerful and provocative as I do. —Peter Smagorinsky Just... more

Reading for Themselves

Deborah Appleman

Pub Date: 8/15/2006
Product Type: Paperback
Grade: 9th - 12th

Deborah Appleman is a dynamo…. [A] positive energy of possibility is reflected in all her work, including the book you hold in your hands now. —Jeffrey D. Wilhelm, coauthor of Reading Don’t Fix No Chevys Just as adolescents aren’t only students, literate behaviors aren’t only for school. Engaging students... more

Speaking Volumes

Barry Gilmore

Pub Date: 1/24/2006
Product Type: Paperback
Grade: 6th - 12th

Are the literature discussions in your classes a one-way conversation where you do all the talking? Or are they dominated by a small cadre of big talkers? No matter why book talk needs enlivening, Barry Gilmore has a simple, ready-to-implement solution that will grab your students' attention, energize their exchanges, and help them... more

Naming the World

Nancie Atwell

Pub Date: 12/19/2005
Product Type: PREPACK
Grade: 6th - 8th

Harnessing the power of poetry, Nancie Atwell's Naming the World: A Year of Poems and Lessons empowers adolescents to make sense of their personal place in the world while honing their critical reading and writing skills. Naming the World's 200+ poems and accompanying five-to-ten-minute lessons are used by Nancie every day to jumpstart... more

Mini-lessons for Literature Circles

Harvey Daniels , Nancy Steineke

Pub Date: 7/14/2004
Product Type: Paperback
Grade: 6th - 12th

Harvey Daniels' Literature Circles introduced tens of thousands of teachers to the power of student-led book discussions. Nancy Steineke's Reading and Writing Together showed how a teacher can nurture friendship and collaboration among young readers. Now, Daniels and Steineke team up to focus on one crucial element of the Literature... more