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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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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 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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25 Effective Oral Reading Strategies
Michael F Opitz , Timothy Rasinski
Grade: K - 8th
Pub Date: 8/26/2008

 
Good-bye Round Robin offers numerous practical suggestions for engaging English language learners in meaningful oral-language activities, all connected to wonderful, recently-published books for students of different ages and reading abilities. Opitz’ book provides specific strategies teachers can use to help their ELLs develop both oral and written English
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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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A Workshop Curriculum
Lucy Calkins , Elizabeth Dunford , Amanda Hartman , Havilah Jespersen , Lindsay Barton , Elizabeth Moore , Teachers College Reading & Writing Project
Grade: 1st - 1st
Pub Date: 6/25/2015

About the Grade 1 Units

The start of first grade is a time for dusting off the skills and habits that children learned during kindergarten. In the first unit, Building Good Reading Habits, you’ll reinforce children’s learning from kindergarten, and you’ll establish ability-based partnerships that tap into the social power... more

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with 65 fresh mentor texts from Dave Eggers, Nikki Giovanni, Pat Conroy, Jesus Colon, Tim O'Brien, Judith Ortiz Cofer, and many more
Harvey "Smokey" Daniels , Nancy Steineke
Grade: 6th - 12th
Pub Date: 3/6/2013

"The experiences provided in these 37 lessons parallel the readings and tasks recommended by the Common Core State Standards. The main difference is that our lessons put student curiosity and engagement first."
—Harvey “Smokey” Daniels and Nancy Steineke

In this highly anticipated follow-up to Texts and Lessons... more

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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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Differentiated Instruction for Building Strategic, Independent Readers
Jennifer Serravallo
Grade: 1st - 6th
Pub Date: 1/26/2010

For teachers who sometimes feel as if data-based instruction, differentiated groupings, and formative assessments somehow involve going over to The Dark Side, this book is a powerful antidote. It will help you know that you can hold tight to your deepest beliefs about children and literature, classrooms communities, and good teaching. Lucy Calkins
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