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Emily Kissner is the author of the Heinemann titles The Forest AND the Trees and Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Retelling. She has been a classroom teacher for eleven years and has taught fourth, sixth, and seventh grades. She continues to be fascinated with the fine details of how students process text, use reading strategies, and develop into literate

Emily Strang-Campbell is a staff developer at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project. In that role, she supports schools across New York City, New Jersey, and the nation. Before joining the Project, Emily’s classroom at The Clinton School for Writers and Artists was frequently used as a Project lab site for NYC teachers and visiting educators

Emily Butler Smith (EdD) is the Associate Director for Professional Development at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project. Emily’s research interests have focused on reading–writing connections and content literacy. As part of her doctoral work at Teachers College, Emily became a resident researcher in an inclusive third grade classroom,

Emily Decker is associate director of the Washington Center for Improving Undergraduate Education, a public service center of The Evergreen State College where faculty and administrators collaborate across disciplinary and institutional boundaries. Previously, she helped design and implement portfolio-based writing assessment for undergraduates at the University of

Emily M. Rodgers is an assistant professor in the College of Education at The Ohio State University. Before joining OSU, Emily was a teacher for ten years in Newfoundland. Her research focuses on the professional development of teachers and the nature of effective scaffolding of literacy learning. Her paper "Language Matters: When is a Scaffold Really a Scaffold"

Emily Fisher Medvic, Bobbi’s daughter, received a Masters in Education at Indiana University in 1998. A first-grade teacher at the at Schaeffer Elementary School in Manheim Township, Pennsylvania, she lives in Lancaster with her husband and two children.

Emily Isaacs is an assistant professor of English and freshman English coordinator at Montclair State University. She teaches basic and freshman composition, as well as both undergraduate and graduate courses in teaching writing. In her scholarly and administrative work, she focuses on pedagogy, faculty development, and issues surrounding basic writers.
Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Retelling and The Forest AND the Trees bundle
Emily Kissner
Grade: 3rd - 8th
Pub Date: 10/8/2008

With Emily Kissner’s strategies at your fingertips, your readers can learn to see the big picture and uncover details crucial to meaning. Now, buy both of her books together in this special online bundle and save 20%!
Kissner’s books are complementary approaches for supporting students’ meaning-making
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Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Retelling
Skills for Better Reading, Writing, and Test Taking
Emily Kissner
Grade: 5th - 8th
Pub Date: 1/24/2006

What's the big idea? That's a question students are asked all the time in papers, assessments, and standardized writing tests of every sort. Whether summarizing research sources or synopsizing the plot of a two-hundred page novel, the ability to cut through extraneous details and describe the major themes and highlights of a text is key to success in school and in life.... more

The Forest And the Trees
Helping Readers Identify Important Details in Texts and Tests
Emily Kissner
Grade: 4th - 8th
Pub Date: 9/10/2008

It pays to be detail-oriented. Emily Kissner shows why in The Forest AND the Trees. She proves that in any content area, focusing readers on details can help you achieve important classroom goals, such as:
  • boosting classroom-wide comprehension levels
  • building students’ understanding of genres
  • helping
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