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Whispering in the Wind

Linda Rief

Help your students find poetry inspiration

If your students cringe at the word poetry, Whispering in the Wind is for you!

In this book, master educator Linda Rief provides a cure for poetry agony. She introduces “Heart Books,” a project inspired by the Heart Maps of Georgia Heard. Linda has used Heart Books throughout her career to help students read more poetry, connect with it, and see how they, too, could write poetically. She also shows how to easily weave poetry into your already busy schedule.

The First Five

Patrick Harris II

In The First Five, Patrick brings to light the realities of teaching, especially in the first five years. He immerses you in his world with personal stories that lead to lessons, questions, and exercises to help you reflect on your own journey. Each chapter includes interviews with a diverse group of educators.
The Joy of Reading

Donalyn Miller, Teri Lesesne

The Joy of Reading is a guide for teachers, librarians, administrators, and families to create the conditions for joyful reading. Donalyn Miller and Teri Lesesne draw from their decades of work with students, teachers, and librarians, providing practices that nurture joy while identifying factors that destroy joy, all with a clear understanding of the realities of today’s classrooms and libraries.
Expanding Literacy

Brett Pierce

How can we make meaningful, thoughtful digital storytelling a standard, best practice in schools? Expanding Literacy offers a specific project-based learning angle that can be meshed with any traditional and non-traditional curricular topic and is flexible enough to be applied to almost any content area.
I’m the Kind of Kid Who . . .

Debbie Miller, Emily Callahan

A framework for introducing choice making in the classroom, through “invitations” that encourage students to find out  who they are, how they learn, and what they need to thrive.

Tuned-In Teaching

Nell K Duke, Antero Garcia, et al.

In Tuned-In Teaching, Antero Garcia and Ernest Morrell offer a road map for creating a classroom that is transformative for your students and revitalizing for you.

They explain why students play an integral role in turning classrooms into spaces for greater engagement and innovation. The authors examine critical research and discuss the connection to specific aspects of teaching. They also offer six important considerations for teachers who want to build more active, just, and tuned-in learning environments.

Math Workshop

Jennifer Lempp

Math Workshop is an essential resource for any teacher, school, or district looking to shift or enhance how math is taught. It includes lesson plan examples and templates that will help you visualize and implement a math workshop model in any classroom.

Math workshop supports student engagement and growth in the math classroom. It is structured around accessible mathematical tasks, open-ended problem solving, small-group instruction, student choice, and time for practicing important concepts throughout the year.

The Confidence to Write

Liz Prather

Practical activities to help secondary students confront and overcome their fears and anxieties around writing.
Copymasters for An Observation Survey of Early Literacy Achievement, Fourth Edition, and Literacy Lessons Designed for Individuals, Second Edition

Marie Clay

Copymasters for An Observation Survey of Early Literacy Achievement, Fourth Edition, and Literacy Lessons Designed for Individuals, Second Edition, contains blackline masters of all the official recording forms and summary sheets from the books. All the forms are fully updated to reflect the fully revised and expanded content from An Observation Survey of Early Literacy Achievement, Fourth Edition and Literacy Lessons Designed for Individuals, Second Edition, are easily reproducible for immediate use.

Number Talks

Sherry D. Parrish, Ann Dominick

Number Talks: Fractions, Decimals, and Percentages is the essential companion to the first Number Talks book. This dynamic multimedia resource was created in response to the requests of teachers—those who want to implement number talks but are unsure of how to begin and those with experience who want more guidance in crafting purposeful number talk problems.

This resource introduces what a classroom number talk is, how to lead meaningful number talk conversations, and how to help students build fractional reasoning and strategies for working with fractions, decimals, and percentages
The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Second Edition

Irene Fountas, Gay Su Pinnell

There has never been a more comprehensive resource available to teachers that does what The Continuum does – provide specific behaviors and understandings that are required at each level for students to demonstrate thinking within, beyond, and about the text. These behaviors and understandings describe what students will be expected to do in order to effectively read and understand the text. 

The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Second Edition is the essential tool to guide your assessment, activate responsive teaching, and support your students on their language and literacy journey.
Leading for Literacy

Irene Fountas, Gay Su Pinnell

Leading for Literacy: What Every School Leader Needs to Know is an inspiring and practical resource for all school leaders—teacher leaders, literacy coaches, school administrators, and district-level leaders. Filled with useful “look-for” tools for observing literacy teaching and reflecting upon the culture and systems of your school, Leading for Literacy helps school leaders understand key principles of effective literacy teaching and create equitable communities of learning for all students.
Number Talks

Sherry D. Parrish

Number Talks is the best-selling resource that has helped hundreds of thousands of educators use number talks in their classrooms. This dynamic multimedia resource was created in response to the requests of teachers—those who want to implement number talks but are unsure of how to begin and those with experience who want more guidance in crafting purposeful number talk problems.

This resource introduces what a classroom number talk is, how to lead meaningful number talk conversations, and how to build on students' mathematical reasoning to grow their understanding of whole number concepts.
Teaching for Thinking

Grace Kelemanik, Amy Lucenta

Teaching our children to think and reason mathematically is a challenge, not because students can’t learn to think mathematically, but because we must change our own often deeply-rooted teaching habits. This is where instructional routines come in. Their predictable design and repeatable nature support both teachers and students to develop new habits.

Quality Talk About Text

Nell K Duke, Ian A.G. Wilkinson, et al.

Discussions around texts serve many different purposes.  In Quality Talk About Text, the authors offer a menu of approaches to talk based on your most pressing needs.
Learning from Loss

Brittany R. Collins

Learning from Loss is your guide to getting started with grief work, providing a path that can help you determine the best course of action in the wake of a loss that impacts a student or school community. You will find research, stories, strategies, activities, and reflection questions that offer a map with which to navigate grief-responsive classroom practices.
4 Essential Studies

Penny Kittle, Kelly Gallagher

Penny Kittle and Kelly Gallagher extend their work in the bestselling 180 Days by exploring their beliefs and strategies for teaching four essential literacy practices: essay, poetry, book clubs, and digital composition.
The Power of Teaching Vulnerably

David Rockower

Action steps to engaging secondary students by teaching with vulnerability.

Textured Teaching

Lorena Escoto Germán

With Culturally Sustaining Practice as its foundation, Textured Teaching shares lesson design strategies that build traditional literacy skills while supporting students in developing their social justice skills at the same time.
Start Here, Start Now

Liz Kleinrock

Start Here, Start Now addresses many of the questions and challenges educators have about getting started with antibias and antiracist work, using a framework for tackling perceived barriers from a proactive stance. Liz answers the questions with personal stories, sample lessons, anchor charts, resources, conversation starters, extensive teacher and activist accounts, and more.
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