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We Got This.
Equity, Access, and the Quest to Be Who Our Students Need Us to Be

Cornelius Minor
Pub Date: 11/06/2018

“That’s the problem with you, Minor” a student huffed. “You want to make everything about reading or math. It’s not always about that. At school, you guys do everything except listen to me. Y’all want to use your essays and vocabulary words to save my future, but none of y’all know anything about saving my now. In We Got This Cornelius Minor describes how this conversation moved him toward realizing... more

Ink and Ideas
Sketchnotes for Engagement, Comprehension, and Thinking

Tanny McGregor
Pub Date: 10/30/2018

Ink & Ideas is a lifetime in the making. Tanny McGregor has been thinking with a pen in her hand, putting words and pictures together for as long as she’s been reading. Sketchnoting, also known as visual notetaking, helps make your thinking visible, visual, and meaningful. All kinds of people sketchnote, for all kinds of reasons. By introducing sketchnoting in your classroom, you will provide opportunities... more

Teaching English by Design, Second Edition
How to Create and Carry Out Instructional Units

Peter Smagorinsky
Pub Date: 10/30/2018

Teaching English by Design has become a classic resource for preservice teachers as well as in-service teachers who consider it their go-to guide to creating lessons and units organized around key concepts. In the Second Edition, Peter Smagorinsky updates the content for today’s teachers with discussions of New Literacies, using technology in the classroom, LGBTQ issues, and an expansive new chapter on preparing for Beginning Teacher Performance Assessments.... more

The Six Academic Writing Assignments
Designing the User's Journey

Jim Burke
Pub Date: 10/23/2018

Writing assignments are road maps—or they should be. They guide the writer on a journey. They lay out a process, envision a destination.  They are designed. As Jim Burke explains it:  “What we are really doing when we create a year’s worth of writing assignments, of experiences, is designing a story.  Each day’s class a sentence, each week a paragraph, each unit a chapter in the story of the year students spend in our classes. And as with any good... more

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

Katie Wood Ray, Lisa B Cleaveland
Pub Date: 10/03/2018

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: 10/01/2018

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: 09/20/2018

This curricular resource provides a unified 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

The Children You Teach
Using a Developmental Framework in the Classroom

Susan Engel
Pub Date: 09/11/2018

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. Drawing on her many years as... more

A Teacher's Guide to Writing Conferences
Classroom Essentials

Carl Anderson, Edited By Katie Wood Ray
Pub Date: 09/06/2018

In A Teacher’s Guide to Writing Conferences, Carl Anderson explains the underlying principles and reasons for conferring with students, and how to make writing conferences a part of your daily routine. With clear and accessible language, Carl guides you through the three main parts of a writing conference, and shows you the teaching moves and intentional language that can be used in each one.  He helps you understand:
• how to get started with... 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: 09/04/2018

“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

Understanding Texts & Readers
Responsive Comprehension Instruction with Leveled Texts

Jennifer Serravallo
Pub Date: 08/30/2018

“Goals help guide my thinking about reader’s skills within each level of text complexity, and a leveling system helps my understanding of readers’ development from level to level.” —Jennifer Serravallo  Understanding Texts & Readers makes comprehension make sense. In it, Jennifer Serravallo narrows the distance between assessment and instruction. She maps the four fiction and four nonfiction... more

Developing Numerical Fluency
Making Numbers, Facts, and Computation Meaningful

Patsy Kanter, Steven Leinwand
Pub Date: 08/15/2018

"This is a must-read book for any teachers of math." —Jo Boaler, Professor of Mathematics Education at Stanford University and author of Mathematical Mindsets   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... more

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

Debbie Miller
Pub Date: 08/09/2018

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

Sing a Song of Poetry, Grade 2, Revised Edition
A Teaching Resource for Phonemic Awareness, Phonics and Fluency

Irene Fountas, Gay Su Pinnell
Pub Date: 07/16/2018

This companion to the Fountas & Pinnell Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study System series uses poetry to its full advantage to expand children’s oral language capabilities, develop phonological awareness, and teach about the intricacies of print. The poems in Sing a Song of Poetry immerse students in rich, rhythmical language, providing age appropriate opportunities to enjoy language through shared reading, stimulate oral language... 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