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Good to Great Teaching
Focusing on the Literacy Work that Matters
Mary Howard
Grade: K - 6th
Pub Date: 8/29/2012

We often talk about the importance of, and benefits of focused intentional teaching. Mary Howard is not only the champion of such instruction, but she coaches the rest of us, breaking it down so we can all do great work that truly matters.Gail Boushey and Joan Moser (the Sisters),
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Take Charge of Your Teaching Evaluation
How to Grow Professionally and Get a Good Evaluation
Jennifer Ansbach
Grade: 5th - 12th
Pub Date: 10/3/2017

“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... more

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Teaching Talk
A Practical Guide to Fostering Student Thinking and Conversation
Kara Pranikoff
Grade: 2nd - 6th
Pub Date: 4/5/2017

Talk is part of every classroom, regardless of grade, content area, or school location. So how can teachers harness the energy of talk to spark discussion, strengthen student dialogue, and deepen comprehension?

Teaching Talk is a practical resource that will help you focus your lens on classroom talk, making the most of the student voices... more

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In Pictures and In Words
Teaching the Qualities of Good Writing Through Illustration Study
Katie Wood Ray
Grade: PreK - 4th
Pub Date: 5/27/2010

Make abstract qualities like tone, detail, and organization easily visible for young writers with Katie Wood Ray’s In Pictures and in Words.

“If teachers show children how an illustrator’s decisions about pictures are a lot like a writer’s decisions about words, they form a bridge of understanding that nurtures children as writers.” Katie... more

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For the Good of the Earth and Sun
Teaching Poetry
Georgia Heard
Grade: K - 8th
Pub Date: 6/30/1989

    Intelligent, respectful, and beautifully written, this book bypasses lesson plans and gimmicks and gets to the heart of what writing poetry is all about . . .
    —The Writing Teacher
For the Good of the Earth and Sun is for teachers at all levels, especially for those teachers who feel anxious about introducing poetry to students.

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Teaching Nonfiction Revision
A Professional Writer Shares Strategies, Tips, and Lessons
Sneed B. Collard III , Vicki Spandel
Grade: 4th - 8th
Pub Date: 8/21/2017

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... more
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No More Telling as Teaching
Less Lecture, More Engaged Learning
Cris Tovani , Elizabeth Birr Moje , Edited By: Ellin Oliver Keene , Nell K Duke
Grade: 6th - 12th
Pub Date: 4/12/2017

Congratulations to Cris Tovani, recipient of ILA's Adolescent Literacy Thought Leader Award 2017!

The truth is, when we rely on lecture in an effort to cover content, we’re doing students a disservice.  Although lecture can be engaging and even useful, lecture alone cannot give kids real opportunities to learn, retain, and transfer the disciplinary... more

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Why Whole-Class Novels Can Be a Good Thing

Reading whole-class novels is the way many of us were taught and the way that many of us learned to teach.A class of students reading the same book while being led through the work by an experienced teacher is so ingrained that some of us did not even consider it a method of teaching.... more
Teaching with Mathematical Argument
Strategies for Supporting Everyday Instruction
Despina Stylianou , Maria Blanton
Grade: 5th - 8th
Pub Date: 4/11/2018

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.

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