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Reimagining Writing Assessment
From Scales to Stories

Maja Wilson
Pub Date: 11/01/2017

“This book is for teachers who want to honor their students’ experiences as writers and readers—and their own.” —Maja Wilson

In Reimagining Writing Assessment, Maja Wilson shows us that by replacing the scales embedded in rubrics with new tools--an array of interpretive lenses designed to observe and describe growth—we can create healthier readers and writers who are more proficient in the long run and more motivated... more

Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study System, for Grade 1

Irene Fountas, Gay Su Pinnell
Pub Date: 10/17/2017

NEW from Fountas and Pinnell Literacy™: an enhanced edition of their Phonics Lessons entitled Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study System, for kindergarten and grade 1. These editions offer new features such as:
• Revised minilessons that are driven by the principles from the new Fountas & Pinnell Comprehensive Phonics,... more

Poems Are Teachers
How Studying Poetry Strengthens Writing in All Genres

Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
Pub Date: 10/06/2017

“Poems wake us up, keep us company, and remind us that our world is big and small, And too, poems teach us how to write.  Anything.” Amy Ludwig VanDerwater explains in Poems Are Teachers.
This is a practical book designed for every classroom teacher.  Each lesson exploration includes three poems, one by a contemporary adult poet and two by students in grades 2 through 8, which serve as models to illustrate... more

Supporting Struggling Learners
50 Instructional Moves for the Classroom Teacher

Patricia Vitale-Reilly
Pub Date: 10/04/2017

As teachers, how do you meet the needs of all your students while also meeting the demands of the curriculum?  With over two decades of experience in the classroom as a teacher, staff developer, and national consultant, Patty Vitale-Reilly has been there. And with Supporting Struggling Learners, she shares 50 of her tried and true solutions that make learning accessible for all students. With these 50 instructional moves that can... more

Take Charge of Your Teaching Evaluation
How to Grow Professionally and Get a Good Evaluation

Jennifer Ansbach
Pub Date: 10/03/2017

“Evaluations can be seen as someone else’s judgment. Or they can be seen as a way for us to show what we can do and how amazing our students are.” —Jennifer Ansbach This year's evaluation can be different  Evaluation can be scary, unproductive, and even unfair. But this year it doesn’t have to be. Not if you let Jennifer Ansbach help you take charge of the story of your practice,... more

Embarrassment
And the Emotional Underlife of Learning

Thomas Newkirk
Pub Date: 09/15/2017

"Why has no one written about this subject before? Every teacher should read this book." Michael G. Thompson, coauthor of Raising Cain Embarrassment.  None of us escape it.  Especially as kids, in school.  How might our fear of failure, of not living up to expectations, be holding us back?  How can our fear of embarrassment affect how we learn, how we teach, and how we live?

Tom Newkirk argues that this “emotional... more

Project-Based Writing
Teaching Writers to Manage Time and Clarify Purpose

Liz Prather
Pub Date: 09/13/2017

The idea that students should be “college and career ready” when they leave high school has become a major focus in education, but much of this conversation has been on reading readiness.  What about writing readiness?  Liz Prather argues that we can set students up for future success when we help them learn to care about what they’re writing, and help them manage their time to write. “I needed a framework for teaching... more

Sing a Song of Poetry, Grade 1, Revised Edition
A Teaching Resource for Phonemic Awareness, Phonics and Fluency

Irene Fountas, Gay Su Pinnell
Pub Date: 09/12/2017

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 development,... more

Back and Forth
Using an Editor’s Mindset to Improve Student Writing

Lee Heffernan
Pub Date: 09/05/2017

Back and Forth is for every teacher who dreads the next story about the winning goal or another retelling of a student’s favorite book. It shows how to push writers to do great work by giving yourself a title change during writing time—from teacher to classroom editor. From writing teacher to editor  Editors are the crucial, unseen collaborators of published authors. Lee Heffernan... more

Teaching Nonfiction Revision
A Professional Writer Shares Strategies, Tips, and Lessons

Sneed B. Collard III, Vicki Spandel
Pub Date: 08/21/2017

What happens when a bestselling nonfiction children’s book author pairs up with a nationally known writing teacher to discuss revision strategies?  Magic.
 
Sneed B. Collard III and Vicki Spandel blow the roof off everything you thought you knew about teaching nonfiction writing and the purposes for revision.  Dozens of strategy lessons pulled from Sneed’s professional writing experience followed by Vicki’s classroom-savvy tips and... more

Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study System, for Kindergarten

Irene Fountas, Gay Su Pinnell
Pub Date: 08/17/2017

NEW from Fountas and Pinnell Literacy™: an enhanced edition of their Phonics Lessons entitled Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study System, for kindergarten and grade 1. The new editions offer new features such as:

... more

Running Records for Classroom Teachers, Second Edition

Marie Clay
Pub Date: 08/08/2017

What can we notice children doing as they read a simple story? What are they looking at? Running Records for Classroom Teachers introduces key ideas about using Running Records, and then shows teachers how to closely observe and record what students do and say as they read, then plan subsequent instruction.... more

Concepts About Print, Second Edition
What Has a Child Learned About the Way We Print Language?

Marie Clay
Pub Date: 08/07/2017

One of six tasks in Marie Clay’s Observation Survey, this helpful stand-alone guide provides information and forms for using Follow MeMoonNo ShoesSand; and Stones to assess children’s ability to control the conventions of print. In about ten minutes, Concepts About Print provides accurate and reliable information on children’s understanding of printed language. Teachers can quickly... more

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

Irene Fountas, Gay Su Pinnell
Pub Date: 08/02/2017

This companion to the Fountas & Pinnell Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study System series use 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 development, connect... more

Motivated
Designing Math Classrooms Where Students Want to Join In

Ilana Seidel Horn
Pub Date: 07/28/2017

Do your math students offer one- or two-word responses in class? Do your carefully planned lessons feel unsuccessful? “I’ve tried everything,” you think. “Shouldn’t math be a little more engaging?” Ilana Seidel Horn understands your frustration. Participating in math class feels socially risky to students. Staying silent often feels safer. In Motivated, Ilana shows why certain teaching strategies create... more

The Stories of Science
Integrating Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening into Science Instruction, 6–12

Janet MacNeil, Mark Goldner, Melissa London
Pub Date: 07/28/2017

Story powerfully integrates science and literacy Stories are powerful connectors for people, information, and ideas. When you integrate stories into instruction, your students are more likely to actively engage and remember what they learn. The Stories of Science explores how the power of story can strengthen your instruction by weaving literacy into what you already teach. The strategies in this book... more

Spanish Prompting Guide, Part 1 & 2 Bundle
Spanish Prompting Guide, Part 1
for Oral Reading and Early Writing

Irene Fountas, Gay Su Pinnell
Pub Date: 06/30/2017

The Fountas & Pinnell Prompting Guide, Part 1: Spanish Edition is a flip-chart tool that you can use to enhance your teaching power in guided reading lessons; intervention lessons; shared reading; independent reading; reading and writing conferences; and dictated, independent, and interactive writing. Use this flip chart as a ready reference while working with students in several instructional contexts.... more

Spanish Prompting Guide, Part 2 for Comprehension
Thinking, Talking, and Writing

Irene Fountas, Gay Su Pinnell
Pub Date: 06/30/2017

The Fountas & Pinnell Spanish Prompting Guide 2, for Comprehension: Thinking, Talking, and Writing contains precise language to use when teaching, prompting for, and reinforcing effective strategic actions in reading and writing with your Spanish speaking students.  Classroom teachers, reading specialists, literacy teachers, and literacy coaches can use the flip chart as a ready reference while working with students in several instructional... more