With fresh and engaging content, books in the Classroom Essentials series bring the transformative power of foundational ideas and student-centered practices to today's busy teachers.
- How can I get started with conferring, or improve my conferences?
- How can I fit writing conferences into my busy schedule?
- How can conferences help me meet the diverse needs of student writers?
In A Teacher's Guide to Writing Conferences, Carl Anderson provides step-by-step guidance for getting up and running with writing conferences, and shares his latest thinking on how to make the most of your conferring time.
- How can I establish a routine for writing in my classroom?
- Why is making books developmentally appropriate?
- How can I help my youngest students become writers?
In A Teacher's Guide to Getting Started with Beginning Writers, Katie Wood Ray shows you how to set up a daily practice to help even your youngest students learn to write - by making books!
- Why is conferring important?
- How do I know what kind of conference my students needs most?
In A Teacher's Guide to Reading Conferences, Jen helps you understand why conferring is integral to reading instruction, how to get started with conferences if you're new to reading workshop, and ways to improve your existing conferences.
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Each book in the Classroom Essentials series focuses on one essential, student-centered practice, giving you the information you need to get started trying it - or refining it - in your own classroom right away. Each book features a fresh, highly visual design to create an engaging, contemporary reading experience. Most books in the series also include robust online resources including video that shows you what the practice looks like in today's dynamic classrooms.
Perhaps most importantly, each author in the series is a nationally-known authority on the book's topic, and connects you with their own teaching mentors. You'll see see how today's most progressive practices are built on a solid foundation of research found in professional literature.
A Teacher’s Guide to Writing Workshop Essentials: Time, Choice, and Response (Grades K-5) by Katherine Bomer and Corinne Arens
A Teacher’s Guide to Supporting Vocabulary Development Across the Day (Grades K-3) by Tanya Wright
A Teacher’s Guide to Whole Class Reading Instruction: Read Aloud and Minilessons Working Together (Grades 3-5) by Franki Sibberson and Lynsey Burkins
A Teacher’s Guide to Choosing and Using Mentor Texts (Grades 6-12) by Allison Marchetti and Rebekah O’Dell
A Teacher’s Guide to Writing Lessons by Patty Vitale-Reilly and Lisa Eickholdt