Dive into the brand new Heinemann Fall 2017 catalog! You'll find the latest resources from Thomas Newkirk, Patricia Vitale-Reilly, Amy Ludwig Vanderwater, Ilana Horn, and more. You'll also discover Fountas & Pinnell Classroom and the new Units of Study for Teaching Reading: Middle School Grades. Visit the online catalog here.
Below, you can read the catalog's letter from Heinemann's General Manager Vicki Boyd.
Over the past several days, we’ve watched in horror as catastrophic events have imperiled the lives and livelihoods of those who live along the Louisiana and Texas Gulf Coast. And we’ve been stunned, at the same time, by the beauty of the actions of first responders—those who have shown up with boats, trucks, make-shift shelters, their lives, time, money, and determination to rescue and console. Hardly any of these actions have moved us more than watching the dozens of children’s picture book read-alouds posted on the Hurricane Harvey Book Club Facebook group created by Texas teacher Kathryn Butler Mills. We are at once saddened by the devastation that Harvey has wrought and stirred by the humanity the storm has revealed. A lot of us want to know what we can do.
By Anita Silvey
Last November, I got a phone call from Lucy Calkins about her new project, developing classroom libraries. After I had finished talking to her, a thought ran through my mind. Well, sometimes, if you stay around long enough, in my case 45 years, dreams really do come true.
Over the last year, at conferences, at PD events and through various social media channels, we’ve received one consistent request: when will Heinemann do a podcast? Well, we’re happy to report: today is the day!
With the release of our fall catalog, we’re also releasing The Heinemann Podcast. We’ve designed the podcast to be accessible and thought-provoking. Most of the episodes will be around 10-minutes in length, so you can listen on your commute.
The first three episodes feature books and authors from our Spring 2016 list:
While many of the episodes will be ten minutes, we do plan to produce some special longer form episodes, with an in-depth focus on education. For instance, we've made a podcast of Kylene Beers’ recent Facebook Live event, a discussion of When Kids Can’t Read. This was a 45-minute question-and-answer event that we made into a podcast for those who don’t have Facebook access or for those who want to carry her thoughts with them.
While we have some exciting ideas for the podcast, we’d like to hear from you! What kind of shows would you like us to do? Are there topics you’d like to hear more about? Areas you need a deeper dive in? Send us a note or comment on Facebook or Twitter and let us know.
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