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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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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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Classroom Confidential
The 12 Secrets of Great Teachers
Laurel Schmidt
Grade: K - 8th
Pub Date: 9/8/2004

Laurel Schmidt's gone on assignment, interviewing master educators, observing their classrooms, and uncovering the twelve secrets that all stand-out teachers share. The result, Classroom Confidential, is the ultimate paperback mentor for novices and veterans alike, an across-the-curriculum guidebook with the scoop on how best practices can make you a great teacher.

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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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A Very Good Place to Start
Approaches to Teaching Writing and Literature in Secondary School
Craig Thorn Iv
Grade: 9th - 12th
Pub Date: 10/21/1991

    [This book] serves as a springboard for diversity and creativity in the classroom . . . [It] illustrates the fact that we as teachers have the power and potential to make our own courses, and thereby, have the ability to meet the various needs of our diverse students.

    —Alabama English

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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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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
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