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The Joyful Teacher
Strategies for Becoming the Teacher Every Student Deserves

Berit Gordon
Pub Date: 05/12/2020

“My wish,” writes Berit Gordon, “is for there to be more joy and less struggle in a profession where people put in such tremendous effort and do such essential work.” No matter what supports you might have in your school or district, you can take charge of your teacher growth and craft your own professional learning journey. The Joyful Teacher provides a structure to help K–12 teachers across all content areas reflect on their... more

Getting Started with Elementary School Sentence Composing
A Student Worktext

Donald Killgallon, Jenny Killgallon
Pub Date: 04/28/2020

“Sentence composing provides acrobatic training in sentence dexterity. It uses literature as a writing school with a faculty of professional writers who virtually teach students to build better sentences.” - Don and Jenny Killgallon

Getting Started with Elementary School Sentence Composing
 introduces the powerful Sentence-Composing approach at a perfect time — elementary school — to give students a strong... more

Classroom Management
Strategies for Achievement, Cooperation, and Engagement

Nancy Steineke
Pub Date: 04/21/2020

After decades of teaching, Nancy Steineke passionately believes this much to be true: a collaborative classroom environment is essential for student learning, and for teachers’ well -being. In this guide for every teacher, Nancy makes a powerful argument that we can dramatically reduce the stress of classroom management and improve student achievement when we cultivate classroom communities built on student-centered collaboration. Laying... more

Phenomenal Teaching
A Guide for Reflection and Growth

Wendy Ward Hoffer
Pub Date: 03/31/2020

“Teaching for agency and understanding works for everyone. So, start where you are, use what you have, teach whoever comes through your door.” - Wendy Ward Hoffer Phenomenal Teaching is a professional development workshop in a book. The text charts a pathway for teachers to cultivate agency and foster understanding for every learner. It provides research, classroom examples, planning tools, and opportunities to use your background... more

Point-Less
An English Teacher’s Guide to More Meaningful Grading

Sarah M. Zerwin
Pub Date: 03/31/2020

From the Foreword by Cris Tovani: “Sarah Zerwin has written the book I desperately needed to help my beliefs about learning match my assessment practices.  In Point-Less, she nudges teachers to consider how traditional forms of grading get in the way of student growth.  Her pioneering ways of marking, collecting, and sharing student work shows teachers how to assess with fidelity and in ways that serve student learning. Instead of assigning... more

A Teacher's Guide to Writing Workshop Essentials: Time, Choice, Response
The Classroom Essentials Series

Katherine Bomer, Corinne Arens, Edited By Katie Wood Ray
Pub Date: 03/24/2020

*How can I get started with writing workshop, or refine my workshop?
*What are the essential elements of a writing workshop?
*How can I create daily structures and routines that support writers?

In this foundational guide, Katherine Bomer and Corinne Arens describe the elegant simplicity of a Writing Workshop focused on just three essentials—time, choice, and response. Based on the research-based belief that children learn... more

No More Teaching Without Positive Relationships

Jaleel R. Howard, Tanya Milner-McCall, Tyrone C. Howard
Pub Date: 03/17/2020

Teachers know the importance of strong relationships with their students, but sometimes connecting with them feels challenging. No More Teaching Without Positive Relationships reviews the teacher-student relationship research and provides practices for building relationships that make a difference. To learn, students need positive relationships with their teachers. So what gets in the way and how can we do better? Since there is... more

Integrating Technology
A School-wide Framework to Enhance Learning

Sarah Gilmore, Katierose Deos
Pub Date: 03/10/2020

What is the role of technology in education? If we are going to use technology in meaningful and effective ways, then we need to shift our focus from the what of the tools to the how and the why. Whatever technology you have, it can be integrated in a way that enhances teaching and learning. By taking an integrated approach to technology, you put student learning at the center as its purpose.  Effective technology... more

En Comunidad
Lessons for Centering the Voices and Experiences of Bilingual Latinx Students

Carla España, Luz Yadira Herrera
Pub Date: 02/20/2020

Drs. Carla España and Luz Yadira Herrera’s schooling and teaching journey reveal the power of educators to create either liberating or dehumanizing spaces and experiences for bilingual Latinx students.

En Comunidad brings bilingual Latinx students’ perspectives to the center of our classrooms. Its culturally and linguistically sustaining lessons begin with a study of language practices in students’ lives and texts, helping... more

Teaching Writing

Lucy Calkins
Pub Date: 01/17/2020

“Writing allows each of us to live with that special wide-awakeness that comes from knowing that our lives and our ideas are worth writing about.” —Lucy Calkins Teaching Writing is Lucy Calkins at her best—a distillation of the work that’s placed Lucy and her colleagues at the forefront of the teaching of writing for over thirty years. This book promises to inspire teachers to... more

The Artful Read-Aloud (Audiobook)
10 Principles to Inspire, Engage, and Transform Learning

Rebecca Bellingham
Pub Date: 12/24/2019

"After reading this book, anyone would feel rejuvenated, inspired, more hopeful again. Rebecca brings us back to our better selves!"
—Naomi Shihab Nye
  It’s no secret that reading aloud to children every single day is one of the most important things any teacher, parent, or grown up can do to help children become better readers, thinkers, and frankly, better... more

Strategic Classroom Design
Creating an Environment for Flexible Learning

Jessica Martin
Pub Date: 11/18/2019

Imagine each aspect of your classroom environment fine-tuned to meet the needs of your students. In Strategic Classroom Design, Jessica Martin explains how to get started. This book explores how carefully designed classrooms lead to greater engagement and learning.

  • Classroom setups that cultivate curiosity, belonging, and academic growth
  • Design elements that make the greatest impact on teaching and learning
... more

Elevating Equity and Justice
Ten U.S. Supreme Court Cases Every Teacher Should Know

Robert Kim
Pub Date: 11/01/2019

Elevating Equity and Justice is just what the civic-minded activist in you is looking for—an accessible and engaging guide to connect your teaching to the times we live in, providing insight into ten United States Supreme Court cases that impact schools and teaching. Some of the cases will be familiar to you and some will not. Why these cases? They cover the landscape of both civil rights and civil liberties, exploring topics and situations... more

El libro de estrategias de escritura
Guía completa para formar escritores hábiles

Jennifer Serravallo
Pub Date: 10/29/2019

"Spanish-language educators tell me that they too often spend precious time translating English-only material so that it can work with their students. My Facebook and Twitter messages and my email inbox are all filled with educators who are asking for the same thing: A Spanish edition of The Writing Strategies Book. I'm so glad it's finally here!"
—Jennifer Serravallo   Teachers love Jennifer Serravallo’s... more

Craft and Process Studies
Units That Provide Writers with Choice of Genre

Matt Glover
Pub Date: 10/28/2019

If you believe that all students should have opportunities to write in genres of their choice but aren’t sure how, Matt Glover is here to help. In Craft and Process Studies, Matt makes a compelling case for raising student engagement and writing quality by allowing students to choose the genre they want to write in. Then he shows you how with 17 possible units, divided into craft and process studies, that teach important writing skills while also... more

Read the World
Rethinking Literacy for Empathy and Action in a Digital Age

Kristin Ziemke, Katie Muhtaris
Pub Date: 10/28/2019

Our society is flooded with technology. It enables people to connect, it amplifies voices, and it has the power to enrich lives. Yet our society can be so distracted by the possibilities of technology that we can forget it is our humanity—and the stories we share—that make it meaningful. As educators, it is up to us to ensure that students know how to use all the resources available to them to think critically and compassionately about the world. In Read... more

The Artful Read-Aloud
10 Principles to Inspire, Engage, and Transform Learning

Rebecca Bellingham
Pub Date: 10/23/2019

"After reading this book, anyone would feel rejuvenated, inspired, more hopeful again. Rebecca brings us back to our better selves!"
—Naomi Shihab Nye
It’s no secret that reading aloud to children every single day is one of the most important things any teacher, parent, or grown up can do to help children become better readers, thinkers, and frankly, better human beings.... more

Between the Commas
Sentence Instruction That Builds Confident Writers (and Writing Teachers)

Martin Brandt
Pub Date: 10/07/2019

For too long, sentence instruction has been heavy on correctness and terminology (as in “mind your grammar”) and light on play and experimentation. Or it has been abandoned altogether. In this lively book, Marty Brandt sets out to change all that. It is partly the story of a teacher hitting a plateau in mid-career, deeply frustrated by the flatness of his students’ writing, particularly as they struggled with more academic tasks. But it... more

Focus Lessons
How Photography Enhances the Teaching of Writing

Ralph Fletcher
Pub Date: 09/30/2019

"Writers, like photographers, are image makers."  We teach our students to write using words and sentences that create a desired effect. You might encourage them to zoom in on a small moment, focus on a specific detail, or experiment with a new point of view. The language of writing has a natural link with photography. Linking Photography with Writing In Focus Lessons, Ralph Fletcher... more

Continuo de la lectoescritura totalmente en español, Expanded Edition PreK-8

Irene Fountas, Gay Su Pinnell
Pub Date: 09/25/2019

Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell bring their unrivaled expertise, encompassing more than twenty-five years of research and classroom observation of literacy development, to the timely expansion and completion of the Continuo de la lectoescritura totalmente en español, Grados PreK–8. More in-depth, more intuitive, and more essential than ever, Continuo de la lectoescritura totalmente en español is the essential tool for... more

Continuo de la lectoescritura, Expanded Edition PreK-8

Irene Fountas, Gay Su Pinnell
Pub Date: 09/25/2019

Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell bring their unrivaled expertise, encompassing more than twenty-five years of research and classroom observation of literacy development, to the timely expansion and completion of the Continuo de la lectoescritura, Grados PreK–8. More in-depth, more intuitive, and more essential than ever, Continuo de la lectoescritura is the essential tool for bilingual educators that will guide your assessment,... more

Unlocking the Power of Classroom Talk
Teaching Kids to Talk with Clarity and Purpose

Shana Frazin, Katy Wischow
Pub Date: 09/20/2019

Shana Frazin and Katy Wischow passionately believe in the need to help students develop strong talk skills across the school day, in every subject, to prepare them for their academic lives and lives as active citizens outside of school.  Using a unique “cycle” for talk that’s similar to the writing process (generating, choosing, developing, acting, and reflecting),  they name the predictable things we do most times we engage in a conversation,... more

Story Matters
Teaching Teens to Use the Tools of Narrative to Argue and Inform

Liz Prather
Pub Date: 09/12/2019

When we read a nonfiction text, what is the difference between one that keeps us interested and one that merely informs? Especially when the topic may be a bit, well, dry? The difference is narrative. The writer who threads a story throughout her text – using the tools of human connection, of narrative – is the writer who brings information to life.  The argument she makes is compelling and real, because we care about the story within her story.... more

El libro de estrategias de lectura
Guía completa para formar lectores hábiles

Jennifer Serravallo
Pub Date: 09/06/2019

"Spanish-language educators tell me that they too often spend precious time translating English-only material so that it can work with their students. My Facebook and Twitter messages and my email inbox are all filled with educators who are asking for the same thing: Spanish editions of The Reading Strategies Book and The Writing Strategies Book. I'm so glad they are finally here!"
—Jennifer Serravallo  Teachers... more