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Simple Starts
Making the Move to a Reader-Centered Classroom
Kari Yates
Grade: K - 5th
Pub Date: 3/13/2015

“You can do this!
You can help kids fall in love with reading.
You can fill your classroom with piles of amazing books kids will be itching to get their hands on.
You can find stretches of time every single day during which kids read books they care about.
You can observe, respond, and interact with your readers in powerful and... more

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A Simple Statement
A Guide to Nonprofit Arts Management and Leadership
James M Grady
Grade: College - Adult
Pub Date: 1/27/2006

Is your nonprofit arts group struggling to find donors, reach out to volunteers, or attract media coverage? Does arriving at decisions feel like a dizzying process? If so, your organization may need an overarching guide for action and relations with constituents. It may be time for A Simple Statement.

For identity, for differentiation, and for vision,... more

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Assessing Early Literacy with Richard Gentry
Five Phases, One Simple Test
J Richard Gentry
Grade: PreK - 3rd
Pub Date: 2/7/2007

 
Richard Gentry understands what every teacher knows about early literacy assessment: that to be useful, an assessment instrument must reveal more than how well a student is reading or writing—it’s got to show what instructional direction the results indicate. Literacy develops in five recognizable phases, progressing predictably from one stage to the
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Kari Yates is the author of the Heinemann title Simple Starts. She has dedicated her professional life to helping readers and their teachers take the small steps necessary for success. Her start came as an elementary teacher and led her to become a reading interventionist, a special education teacher, and a principal. She is now a program manager for literacy and

A Teacher
Everything You Need to Get Started
Melinda Putz
Grade: 9th - 12th
Pub Date: 8/3/2017

    A Teacher's Guide to the Multigenre Research Project is pointed, clear-eyed, and convincing. It will enhance the satisfaction you take from working with teenagers. You'll be a better teacher, and your students will be better researchers and writers. 
    —Tom Romano, author of Blending Genre, Altering Style

Have you heard? The multigenre... more

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Getting Started with Middle School Sentence Composing
A Student Worktext
Donald Killgallon , Jenny Killgallon
Grade: 6th - 8th
Pub Date: 4/16/2019

“Sentence composing provides acrobatic training in sentence dexterity… using literature as a writing school with a faculty of professional writers who virtually teach students to build better sentences.” - Don and Jenny Killgallon

Getting Started with Middle School Sentence Composing introduces the powerful Sentence-Composing approach at... more

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A Teacher
The Classroom Essentials Series
Katie Wood Ray , Lisa B Cleaveland
Grade: K - 2nd
Pub Date: 10/3/2018

How can I help my youngest students become writers?

How can I establish a routine for writing in my classroom?

Why is making books developmentally appropriate?

In Lisa Cleaveland’s classroom, writing workshop is a time every day when her students make books. Katie Wood Ray guides you through the first days in Lisa’s classroom, offering ideas, information,... more

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Getting Started with High School Sentence Composing
A Student Worktext
Donald Killgallon , Jenny Killgallon
Grade: 9th - 12th
Pub Date: 4/17/2018

“Sentence composing provides acrobatic training in sentence dexterity…using literature as a writing school with a faculty of professional writers who virtually teach students to build better sentences.”

—Don and Jenny Killgallon

Getting Started with High School Sentence Composing introduces the powerful sentence-composing
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A Quick Guide to Getting Started with Units of Study, K-8
Lucy Calkins , Dee Kloss , Taryn Vanderburg
Grade: K - 8th
Pub Date: 7/27/2018

This new addition to the Workshop Help Desk Series includes information to support new users of the Units of Study with advice and help on topics such as:

  • Getting your bearings
  • Planning before you launch
  • Setting up classroom spaces and routines to support workshop instruction
  • Provisioning reading and writing
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