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Ink and Ideas
Sketchnotes for Engagement, Comprehension, and Thinking

Tanny McGregor
Pub Date: 11/01/2018

“I entered this esteemed sketchnoting society because others showed me how my thoughts might become deeper with a bit of ink and a willingness to slow down and think. This book exists because I believe we can do the same for our students.“ —Tanny McGregor                                                                                                                       **** Ink & Ideas is a lifetime in... more

A Teacher's Guide to Getting Started with Beginning Writers
Classroom Essentials

Katie Wood Ray, Lisa B Cleaveland
Pub Date: 10/11/2018

How can I help my youngest students become writers? How can I establish a routine for writing in my classroom? Why is making books developmentally appropriate? In Lisa Cleaveland’s classroom, writing workshop is a time every day when her students make books. Katie Wood Ray guides you through the first days in Lisa’s classroom, offering ideas, information, strategies, and tips to show you step by step how you can launch primary... more

The Book in Question
Why and How Reading Is in Crisis

Carol Jago
Pub Date: 10/03/2018

In The Book in Question, Carol Jago issues a call to action. Reading is in crisis. Too often, too many students are choosing not to read. “There is urgency to our work,” She argues. “We are living in an increasingly polarized world. Books offer access to lives and stories outside the boundaries of our limited first-hand experience. Without those stories it can be difficult to empathize with others. And without empathy, I fear we are doomed.” Along... more

Continuo de la lectoescritura, Expanded Edition
Instrumento para la evaluacion, planificacion y ensenanza

Irene Fountas, Gay Su Pinnell
Pub Date: 09/15/2018

This curricular resource provides a uni?ed vision of what primary-age Spanish-speaking children need to be able to do as competent readers, writers, and language users, and informs every aspect of your literacy teaching. Read Continuo de  la lectoescritura, grados PreK–2, Expanded Edition, keep it handy in your classroom, and use it to make effective teaching decisions as you bring bilingual children forward in their literacy... more

A Teacher's Guide to Writing Conferences
Classroom Essentials

Carl Anderson, Edited By Katie Wood Ray
Pub Date: 09/13/2018

How can I get started with conferring, or improve my conferences?
How can conferences help me meet the diverse needs of student writers?
How can I fit conferences into my busy writing workshop schedule? Helping students become better writers is what writing conferences are all about. In A Teacher’s Guide to Writing Conferences, Carl Anderson explains the underlying principles and reasons for conferring with students,... more

The Children You Teach
Using a Developmental Framework in the Classroom

Susan Engel
Pub Date: 09/13/2018

The Children You Teach is a book of stories about real children and teachers, but it is also about children’s development. Each chapter tells the true story of a child or teacher facing a dilemma, weaving in research from psychological science to show how looking at children through a developmental lens can change what happens in the classroom and transform the craft of teaching. Susan Engel draws on her many years as a developmental... more

In the Moment
Conferring in the Elementary Math Classroom

Jen Munson
Pub Date: 09/06/2018

Conferring in math supports students' learning How do we support all students’ mathematical sense-making and move their thinking forward in the midst of problem solving? Talking to students about their work, while they work, is a powerful way of supporting learning. We often engage in these conversations with our readers and writers, and these interactions are just as needed in mathematics. What does it look like... more

Reading with Presence
Crafting Meaningful, Evidenced-Based Reading Responses

Marilyn Pryle
Pub Date: 09/06/2018

“I don’t know.”
Is there a more frustrating answer when we ask students what they think about the texts they’re reading?  More often than not, they DO know; or at least, they have something to say but are afraid to say it. Marilyn Pryle argues that we can help students find their voices and deeply understand texts when we invite them to write and share short reading responses.  “If you’ve read something, you must have a thought,”... more

Developing Numerical Fluency
Making Numbers, Facts, and Computation Meaningful

Patsy Kanter, Steven Leinwand
Pub Date: 08/16/2018

Numerical fluency is about understanding Numerical fluency is about understanding, not memorization. It comes over time as students engage in active thinking and doing, not endless worksheets and timed tests. Classroom instruction and materials, however, often don’t feel aligned with these realities. In Developing Numerical Fluency, Patsy Kanter and Steven Leinwand take a fresh look at a commonly-asked... more

What's the Best That Could Happen?
New Possibilities for Teachers & Readers

Debbie Miller
Pub Date: 08/16/2018

What if… Every year, beloved teacher and author Debbie Miller commits to trying something new. She asks a “beautiful question” that pushes her to see new possibilities and put children at the center of her teaching. She asks, “What if we did it this way?” “When we do, we’re present in our teaching,” she says. “We’re strong enough to set aside judgment and discomfort and choose to focus on how to make things... more

Literacy Beginnings
A Prekindergarten Handbook

Gay Su Pinnell, Irene Fountas
Pub Date: 06/20/2018

Now aligned to the Expanded Edition of The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum! Play and language are critical learning tools for the prekindergarten child. Through play and language, they learn about their world and about themselves. Play and language are also the most important tools for early literacy learning. Think of the young child who takes a memo pad and marker around to family members, “taking orders” for dinner. Like... more

The Quickwrite Handbook
100 Mentor Texts to Jumpstart Your Students’ Thinking and Writing

Linda Rief
Pub Date: 06/15/2018

Helping students put words on a page can be hard enough. “I don’t have anything to write about!” they say. And when writing does happen, how do you help them develop these ideas into more effective pieces? A powerful tool to jumpstart writing In The Quickwrite Handbook, master teacher Linda Rief shares 100 compelling mentor texts and shows how to use each one as a powerful tool for sparking successful... more

Engaging Children
Igniting a Drive for Deeper Learning

Ellin Oliver Keene
Pub Date: 05/18/2018

What motivates us to learn? We all want our students to be engaged learners, but we often struggle with getting them excited about and responsible for their own learning. In Engaging Children, Ellin Oliver Keene explores the question: What can we do to help students develop internal motivation or, better yet, engagement? Differentiating between compliance, participation, motivation, and engagement, she... more

The Literacy Quick Guide
A Reference Tool for Responsive Literacy Teaching

Irene Fountas, Gay Su Pinnell
Pub Date: 05/15/2018

The Literacy Quick Guide provides a concise description of a coherent literacy system in which all instructional contexts are reciprocally connected to improve student outcomes. This information packed guide provides an important look at reading, writing, talking, and word study, while succinctly describing research-based instructional practices for high-impact literacy teaching. This first-of-its-kind, practical, spiral-bound tool for... more

Literacy Coaching
Transforming Teaching and Learning with Digital Tools and Technology

Stephanie Affinito
Pub Date: 04/19/2018

What does it mean to be an effective literacy coach? Former teacher and veteran literacy coach Stephanie Affinito shares a core set of beliefs about literacy coaching and how it can transform teacher and student learning. While chart paper, sticky notes, and notebooks will always be essential teaching tools, Stephanie shows that by thoughtfully incorporating digital tools into your coaching, you can personalize teacher learning even more and provide... more

Getting Started with High School Sentence Composing
A Student Worktext

Donald Killgallon, Jenny Killgallon
Pub Date: 04/17/2018

“Sentence composing provides acrobatic training in sentence dexterity…using 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 High School Sentence Composing introduces the powerful sentence-composing approach. Using real sentences by authors as models, it provides practice
... more

Teaching with Mathematical Argument
Strategies for Supporting Everyday Instruction

Despina Stylianou, Maria Blanton
Pub Date: 04/11/2018

Argumentation leads to deeper understanding Many students’ interest in mathematics fades as they are asked to solve seemingly endless disconnected problems. Despina Stylianou and Maria Blanton show how building daily instruction around mathematical argumentation can enliven your classroom and re-engage your students. Teaching with Mathematical Argument explores how argumentation—discussing and debating... more

Dual Language Essentials for Teachers and Administrators, Second Edition

Yvonne S Freeman, David E Freeman, Sandra Mercuri
Pub Date: 03/26/2018

Dual Language Essentials for Teachers and Administrators has been widely used as a guide for planning and implementing dual language programs.  The Second Edition provides the latest theory, research, and best practices by drawing on the experiences of administrators and teachers in successful one-way and two-way bilingual dual language programs. 

Readable and practical, this edition features:

• video clips illustrating... more

180 DAYS
Two Teachers and the Quest to Engage and Empower Adolescents

Kelly Gallagher, Penny Kittle
Pub Date: 03/22/2018

“Teaching is art—creation—and a curriculum map is only as good as the teacher who considers it, who questions it, and who revises it to meet the needs of each year’s students.” —Kelly Gallagher and Penny Kittle Two teachers. Two classrooms.
One school year. 180 Days represents the collaboration of two master teachers—Kelly Gallagher and Penny Kittle—over an entire school year: planning, teaching, and reflecting within their... more

Being the Change
Lessons and Strategies to Teach Social Comprehension

Sara K. Ahmed
Pub Date: 03/22/2018

Topics such as race, gender, politics, religion, and sexuality are part of our students’ lives, yet when these subjects are brought up at school teachers often struggle with how to respond. How do we create learning conditions where kids can ask the questions they want to ask, muddle through how to say the things they are thinking, and have tough conversations?... more

It’s All About the Books
How to Create Bookrooms and Classroom Libraries That Inspire Readers

Tammy Mulligan, Clare Landrigan
Pub Date: 03/22/2018

The term “lifelong reader” is more than a slogan or jargon in a mission statement. Lifelong readers need passion, agency, and a sense of inquiry in their reading lives. They also need books. In It’s All About the Books, Tammy Mulligan and Clare Landrigan share the systems they have developed over the last 15 years to create classroom libraries and book rooms that support both student... more

No More Culturally Irrelevant Teaching

Mariana Souto-Manning, Carmen I. Lugo Llerena, Jessica Martell, Abigail Salas Maguire, Alicia Arce-Boardman, Edited By Nell K Duke, Ellin Oliver Keene
Pub Date: 03/02/2018

Every child is a cultural being with a unique history and rich cultural practices; a member of communities in and outside of school. Yet too many children spend their days inside classrooms where they rarely find their voices, values, and cultural practices reflected in curriculum materials, much less embraced and celebrated through instructional practices. Culturally relevant teaching is essential, now more than ever. If we want children... more

Nurturing Informed Thinking
Reading, Talking, and Writing Across Content-Area Sources

Sunday Cummins
Pub Date: 02/26/2018

In today’s world, the importance of teaching students to analyze different sources on a particular topic has never been greater.   Students need to be able to connect ideas, weigh viewpoints, and balance differing perspectives. “We want students to ask questions and then actively seek out answers by reading, listening to, or viewing  multiple sources —articles, books, videos, photos, infographics, and more,” literacy consultant and author Sunday... more

Thinking Together
9 Beliefs for Building a Mathematical Community

Rozlynn Dance, Tessa Kaplan
Pub Date: 02/23/2018

Want students to understand—really understand—and retain the math they’re learning? Focus on building your classroom community first. In Thinking Together, veteran teachers Rozlynn Dance and Tessa Kaplan explore nine beliefs that lead to a powerful community of learners. When students are part of a classroom where they feel valued and included, they are more likely to take risks, ask questions, and grow exponentially... more

A Novel Approach
Whole-Class Novels, Student-Centered Teaching, and Choice

Kate Roberts
Pub Date: 02/14/2018

As an English teacher, Kate Roberts has seen the power of whole-class novels to build community in her classroom.  But she’s also seen too many kids struggle too much to read them--and consequently, check out of reading altogether.  Kate’s had better success getting kids to actually read – and enjoy it—when they choose their own books within a workshop model.   “And yet,” she says, “I missed my whole-class novels.”

In A Novel Approach,... more

Kids First from Day One
A Teacher’s Guide to Today’s Classroom

Christine Hertz, Kristine Mraz
Pub Date: 02/13/2018

“This book is a place to start creating the classroom of your dreams from the very first minute of school, a classroom that is research based, child centered, and in step with the world today.”
— Christine Hertz and Kristine Mraz The classroom of your dreams starts with one big idea. From the first days of school to the last, Kids First from Day One shares teaching that puts your deepest teaching... more

Beyond Literary Analysis
Teaching Students to Write with Passion and Authority About Any Text

Allison Marchetti, Rebekah O'Dell
Pub Date: 01/22/2018

Allison Marchetti and Rebekah O’Dell invite you to join them on a transformational journey.  Out of the dark tunnel of boring literary analysis assignments, they lead you into a world where students learn to write fresh, compelling, authentic arguments based on their own unique interests.  “There is a place for analysis of literature in our classrooms,” they write.  “But we think there is more.  In this book, we invite you to explore your teaching... more