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Breathing New Life into Book Clubs
A Practical Guide for Teachers

Sonja Cherry-Paul, Dana Johansen
Pub Date: 05/23/2019

Sonja and Dana have both a confession and a challenge to teachers. Managing classroom book clubs can be hard. Real hard. But honestly, is there any better way to get students vested in reading?  When book clubs work, don’t they create a culture of reading unlike anything else? One that brings out the very best in our students? With both infectious enthusiasm and a realistic perspective, Sonja and Dana take on teachers’ doubts and concerns... more

Letter Lessons and First Words
Phonics Foundations That Work

Heidi Anne Mesmer, Edited By Nell K Duke
Pub Date: 05/22/2019

If you’re not sure how phonics fits within your daily instruction, or crave a more effective process for teaching phonics, Heidi Anne Mesmer is here to help. In Letter Lessons and First Words, Heidi Anne provides a research-based vision of what lively, engaging phonics instruction can look like, along with practical, classroom-tested  tools to make it happen in your classroom. Heidi Anne  provides a one-stop... more

Growing Language and Literacy
Strategies for English Learners

Andrea Honigsfeld
Pub Date: 05/06/2019

With K-8 teachers in mind, Andrea Honigsfeld offers this user-friendly, accessible resource to address the diverse language and literacy proficiencies that exist in so many U.S. classrooms today. Andrea unpacks the five levels of language acquisition, based on the TESOL framework, and introduces practical strategies that can be applied across grade levels and content areas to support EL students’ academic language and literacy development. With... more

Inquiry Illuminated
Researcher's Workshop Across the Curriculum

Anne Goudvis, Stephanie Harvey, Brad Buhrow
Pub Date: 04/24/2019

To immerse students in the richness and intrigue of the content areas, let the kids lead the way! In Inquiry Illuminated, Anne Goudvis, Stephanie Harvey, and classroom teacher Brad Buhrow shine a light on researcher’s workshop—an approach whose true north emerges from kids’ curiosity. Adapting structures you already know from reader’s and writer’s workshop, they share a predictable, proven, and—most importantly—authentic approach... more

The Right Tools
A Guide to Selecting, Evaluating, and Implementing Classroom Resources and Practices

Towanda Harris
Pub Date: 04/17/2019

Today, educators often find themselves facing a dizzying array of materials and resources, whether they are a box of dusty skills cards handed down from a retiring teacher, a professional book passed on by a colleague, a procedure recommended by a supervisor, a program required by a district, a book reviewed on a blog, a unit downloaded from a website, or a strategy highlighted in a brochure. But how do we know which of these will help the children... more

Getting Started with Middle School Sentence Composing
A Student Worktext

Donald Killgallon, Jenny Killgallon
Pub Date: 04/16/2019

“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 Middle School Sentence Composing introduces the powerful Sentence-Composing approach at a perfect time — middle school — to deepen students’ skill in writing strong... more

No More Math Fact Frenzy

Linda Ruiz Davenport, Connie S. Henry, Douglas H. Clements, Julie Sarama, Edited By Nell K Duke, M. Colleen Cruz
Pub Date: 03/28/2019

"Pencils ready? On your mark...get set...begin!" Remember flipping over a page full of unrelated fact problems and scrambling to answer as many as possible in a minute? Remember trying to memorize math facts by rote? Many of our children are still asked to learn this way­—even though research shows this approach can harm student learning more than help. Explore an effective, research-based approach to math... more

Spanish Reader's Notebook: Advanced (25 pack)

Irene Fountas, Gay Su Pinnell
Pub Date: 03/26/2019

Introducing Cuaderno del lector (Reader’s Notebook)! View the Independent Writing Within, Beyond and About Texts Webinar Three distinct Cuaderno del lector help students in grades K through 8 become better readers through writing.

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Spanish Reader's Notebook: Advanced (5-pack)

Irene Fountas, Gay Su Pinnell
Pub Date: 03/26/2019

Introducing Cuaderno del lector (Reader’s Notebook)! View the Independent Writing Within, Beyond and About Texts Webinar Three distinct Cuaderno del lector help students in grades K through 8 become better readers through writing.

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Spanish Reader's Notebook: Intermediate (2-4) (25-pack)

Irene Fountas, Gay Su Pinnell
Pub Date: 03/26/2019

Introducing Cuaderno del lector (Reader’s Notebook)! View the Independent Writing Within, Beyond and About Texts Webinar Three distinct Cuaderno del lector help students in grades K through 8 become better readers through writing.

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Spanish Reader's Notebook: Intermediate (2-4) (5 pack)

Irene Fountas, Gay Su Pinnell
Pub Date: 03/26/2019

Introducing Cuaderno del lector (Reader’s Notebook)! View the Independent Writing Within, Beyond and About Texts Webinar Three distinct Cuaderno del lector help students in grades K through 8 become better readers through writing.

... more

Spanish Reader's Notebook: Primary (K-2) (25-pack)

Irene Fountas, Gay Su Pinnell
Pub Date: 03/26/2019

Introducing Cuaderno del lector (Reader’s Notebook)! View the Independent Writing Within, Beyond and About Texts Webinar Three distinct Cuaderno del lector help students in grades K through 8 become better readers through writing.

  • Cuaderno del lector (Reader’s Notebook): Primary, K-1
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Spanish Reader's Notebook: Primary (K-2) (5 pack)

Irene Fountas, Gay Su Pinnell
Pub Date: 03/26/2019

Introducing Cuaderno del lector (Reader’s Notebook)! View the Independent Writing Within, Beyond and About Texts Webinar Three distinct Cuaderno del lector help students in grades K through 8 become better readers through writing.

  • Cuaderno del lector (Reader’s Notebook): Primary, K-1
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Building Bigger Ideas
A Process for Teaching Purposeful Talk

Maria Nichols
Pub Date: 03/21/2019

Study after study shows that as students grow, they become increasingly focused on technology-driven communication. Cyber-dialogue replaces face-to-face interactions in all aspects of their lives. And yet, has there ever been a greater need for students to learn the art of “talk,” to be able to converse “live” with others, to collaborate, negotiate, and learn from one another? To use talk to think, and to build new ideas? Maria Nichols... more

Reading to Make a Difference
Using Literature to Help Students Speak Freely, Think Deeply, and Take Action

Lester L. Laminack, Katie Kelly
Pub Date: 03/21/2019

"This book is a gift to teachers who want to know how best to incorporate diverse literature into their classrooms. It translates rhetoric about diverse books into practical actions. Teachers will find it a valuable resource, full of examples of actual classroom practices and questions for reflecting, as well as suggestions of good books to share with students. It takes the study of diverse texts well beyond the “food, festivals and folklore” focus... more

Teaching Writers to Reflect
Strategies for a More Thoughtful Writing Workshop

Anne Whitney, Colleen McCracken, Deana Washell
Pub Date: 02/25/2019

Even if your writing workshop hums with the sound of productive work most days, with time carved out for sharing and reflecting, how do you know whether your students are really learning from their writing experiences, or if they’re just going through the motions of writing? What if you could teach your students to reflect—in a powerful, deliberate way—throughout the writing process? Teaching Writers to Reflect shares a three step process—remember,... more

A Teacher's Guide to Reading Conferences
The Classroom Essentials Series

Jennifer Serravallo, Edited By Katie Wood Ray
Pub Date: 01/30/2019

Why are reading conferences so important? What do effective reading conferences look and sound like? How do I fit reading conferences into my literacy block? “Conferring,” writes Jennifer Serravallo, “is where the magic happens.” In this primer, she reveals that this seeming magic is actually purposeful, responsive instruction. Jen presents conferences for... more

Leading Well
Building Schoolwide Excellence in Reading and Writing

Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, Laurie Pessah
Pub Date: 12/26/2018

"I'm convinced that Howard Gardner was right when he suggested that all leaders need chances to retreat to the mountains.  I hope this book gives you metaphorical mountains. I hope that Leading Well allows you to step back from the hurly burly of school leadership, to see far horizons, to breathe a new kind of air, and to return home with new energy and vision. And more than that, I hope the book helps you give the teachers and children... more