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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.
Trusting Readers

Jennifer Scoggin, Hannah Schneewind

Trusting Readers is an essential and accessible guide that provides teachers with the inspiration, information, and tools needed to grow enthusiastic independent readers. Jen and Hannah put the independence back into independent reading—and bolster that independence with collaboration and support. They offer a clear definition and vision of independent reading, while helping teachers craft reading experiences centered around students’ engagement, instructional needs, and identities as readers.
Between Worlds, Fourth Edition

David E Freeman, Yvonne S Freeman, et al.

The updated edition of a classic text on research-based best practices for teaching emergent bilingual students.
A Teacher’s Guide to Mentor Texts, 6-12

Katie Wood Ray, Allison Marchetti, et al.

A foundational guide to using mentor texts in secondary writing classrooms.
Literacy Beginnings, 3rd Edition

Gay Su Pinnell, Irene Fountas

With Literacy Beginnings: A Prekindergarten Handbook, Third Edition, tap into young children’s curiosity to introduce them to the world of literacy in joyful, engaging ways.
Technology with Intention

Nell K Duke, Suzanne Kelly, et al.

While there are books that show you how to include tech, Technology with Intention also addresses how to decide whether to use tech at all. Intentional is the key word for integrating technology into instruction, and you will find helpful guidelines and prompts to help you decide when, how, and why to use technology with your students.
Leading Literate Lives

Stephanie Affinito

In Leading Literate Lives, Stephanie outlines a framework for reading and writing that makes a direct connection between reflection and classroom practice. In each chapter you will find concrete ideas, tools, and activities for reading and writing to help move you from teacher reflection to instruction. For every specific reflection Stephanie will show you how to put the same idea into practice in your classroom.
Regie Routman in Residence: Transforming Our Teaching through Reading/Writing Connections -- Professional Development Notebook (single copy)

Regie Routman

This PD Notebook correlates to the sessions of the Reading Writing Connections program. It includes session agendas, essential professional readings, point-by-point analysis of the video sessions, and room for notes.
Writing Unbound

Thomas Newkirk

Tom Newkirk builds an argument for bringing fiction back into our writing curriculum as a way to strengthen all writing.
Story Workshop

Susan Harris MacKay

How to create entry points for beginning writers by amplifying the relationship between play, art, and writing.
Teaching Writing in Small Groups

Jennifer Serravallo

Find out from Jennifer Serravallo how just a few minutes of purposeful, responsive teaching can have a big impact when you teach writing in small groups. Great as your small-groups go-to resource and even better when paired with Jen's Writing Strategies Book.

Online resources now include Spanish transadaptations for selected passages and forms.

Risk. Fail. Rise.

M. Colleen Cruz

Mistakes are part of learning. Every educator knows this. But what happens before and after a mistake that facilitates that learning is rarely explored practically. In Risk. Fail. Rise. teachers will learn how  to address their own teaching mistakes, model with their own mistake-making, and improve their responses to others’ mistakes.
The Civically Engaged Classroom

Mary Ehrenworth, Pablo Wolfe, et al.

Create more alert, thoughtful, engaged, inquisitive, and active citizens by reframing teaching so that it’s not just about content and standards, but also civic virtues. The Civically Engaged Classroom is packed with practical guidance designed to support teachers in giving students the skills, knowledge, and tools to be active participants in society.  
A Teacher’s Guide to Vocabulary Development Across the Day

Katie Wood Ray, Tanya S. Wright

How to plan vocabulary instruction that seamlessly blends with content instruction across the whole school day.
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