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Breathing New Life into Book Clubs

Sonja Cherry-Paul, Dana Johansen

Essential strategies for creating, sustaining, and improving classroom book clubs.
Letter Lessons and First Words

Nell K Duke, Heidi Anne Mesmer

Research-based strategies for lively, engaging phonics instruction with young children.
Growing Language and Literacy

Andrea Honigsfeld

Strategies to support EL students’ academic language and literacy development, based on the TESOL framework of language acquisition.
The Right Tools

Towanda Harris

In The Right Tools, Towanda Harris lays out a path that teachers and administrators can use to make informed decisions about what resources and practices they need for the students they teach. Rather than telling you what to buy or use, Towanda offers tools and guidance to help you to make that decision.
No More Math Fact Frenzy

Nell K Duke, Linda Ruiz Davenport, et al.

Math fact instruction is often ineffective: lots of worksheets, drills, and rote memorization. This kind of instruction doesn’t serve students well.

No More Math Fact Frenzy addresses this by examining current research about how to effectively build students' math fact knowledge. The authors then share a new set of best-practices: classroom activities that build students’ number sense and strategies that lead to flexible thinking.

Building Bigger Ideas

Maria Nichols

Strategies and moves to teach elementary students how to have meaningful conversations, about books and beyond.
Reading to Make a Difference

Lester L. Laminack, Katie Kelly

Books as bridges enable readers to speak freely, think deeply, and take action.  In Reading to Make a Difference, Lester and Katie build on the work of Rudine Sims Bishop, extending the notion of books as windows, mirrors, and doors. They show you how to move beyond exposing your students to diverse children’s literature by offering an instructional framework that is applicable to any topic and can be adapted to your own classroom or community.
A Teacher's Guide to Reading Conferences

Katie Wood Ray, Jennifer Serravallo

“Conferring,” writes Jennifer Serravallo, “is where the magic happens.” In this primer, she reveals that this seeming magic is actually purposeful, responsive instruction.
Leading Well

Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, et al.

In Leading Well: Building Schoolwide Excellence in Reading and Writing, Lucy Calkins draws on the transformative work that she and her colleagues at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project have done in partnership with school leaders over the last thirty years. This book, like the work of the TCRWP itself, is deeply research-based and principled, while also absolutely practical and real-world tested.

We Got This.

Cornelius Minor

While challenging the teacher as hero trope, We Got This shows how authentically listening to kids is the closest thing to a superpower that we have. Cornelius Minor identifies tools, attributes, and strategies that can augment our listening, allowing us to make powerful moves toward equity by broadening access to learning for all children.

The Six Academic Writing Assignments

Jim Burke

Jim Burke identifies six major categories of writing assignments that help students become better writers, readers, and thinkers.
A Teacher's Guide to Getting Started with Beginning Writers

Katie Wood Ray, Lisa B Cleaveland

A Teacher’s Guide to Getting Started with Beginning Writers will help you establish a routine for writing in your classroom and help your youngest students become writers.

The Book in Question

Carol Jago

Bestselling author Carol Jago argues that we can put secondary students on a life-long path to reading by providing them with a rich diet of both whole-class novels and independent reading.
Continuo de la lectoescritura, Expanded Edition

Irene Fountas, Gay Su Pinnell

This curricular resource provides a common vision of what primary-age, Spanish-speaking children need to be able to do as competent readers, writers, and language users by providing a framework for planning, links from assessment to instruction, and tools for evaluation. 

The Children You Teach

Susan Engel

The Children You Teach is a book of stories about students and teachers. But it is also a book about children’s development. Each chapter tells the true story of a child or teacher facing a dilemma. Weaving in research from psychological science, Susan Engel shows how to look at children through a developmental lens, which can change what happens in the classroom, and transform the craft of teaching.

In the Moment

Jen Munson

Talking to students about their work, while they work, is a powerful way of supporting learning. 

In the Moment offers research-based guidance for conferring with your students in math, supported with online videos showing math conferences in action. Jen Munson explains how, in just a few minutes, a math conference provides opportunities for supporting productive struggle, helping students grow their ideas, and differentiating instruction.

A Teacher's Guide to Writing Conferences

Carl Anderson, Katie Wood Ray

Writing conferences are a way to help both you and your students find joy in the writing process. And too, conferences can help you provide one-on-one instruction that covers a wide range of writing skills and strategies.
Reading with Presence

Marilyn Pryle

Writing and sharing reading responses helps students look more closely at texts and their own thinking, while boosting engagement and self-confidence in their own voices. Marilyn Pryle offers a framework for crafting mindful, evidence-based reading responses.
Understanding Texts & Readers

Jennifer Serravallo

Understanding Texts & Readers helps you take the next step from Jen's Reading Strategies Book. She connects her comprehension goals to text levels and readers' responses. As you learn more about how comprehension works over a range of texts, you'll find text complexity simpler, clarify comprehension, and make great book matches, as you choose just-right strategies to share with readers. Learn more: How Understanding Texts & Readers Can Help (PDF)
Interactive Writing

Andrea McCarrier, Irene Fountas, et al.

Interactive Writing offers powerful first teaching designed to accelerate and support children’s critical understanding of the writing process. In a clear, step-by-step format, the authors show how teachers can use interactive writing to teach a range of foundational literacy skills.

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