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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


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

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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Comprehension Right From the Start
How to Organize and Manage Book Clubs for Young Readers
Donna Marriott
Grade: K - 3rd
Pub Date: 8/21/2002

Picture young children involved in an intense conversation about their books. Listen to how they talk and what they reveal about their comprehension. Imagine yourself being the prime mover in this lively, illuminating discussion. Welcome to the wonderful world of book clubs for young readers!

And Donna Marriott's handbook is just the place to start to set... more

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

Getting Started
The Reading-Writing Workshop, Grades 4-8
Linda Ellis , Jamie Marsh
Grade: 4th - 8th
Pub Date: 9/19/2007

Whether you’re new to the classroom or merely new to the reading-writing workshop, Getting Started is the concise primer you’re looking for that will help you implement these powerful teaching frameworks.
Workshop teaching is simple, research based, and rewarding for you and your students. It can be launched
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Starting from Scratch
One Classroom Builds Its Own Curriculum
Steven Levy
Grade: K - 5th
Pub Date: 4/16/1996

    These vivid pages remind us of how much can be accomplished in a good and humane classroom.
    —Howard Gardner

While the professional literature is glutted with theories on educational reform, our children remain starved for authentic learning that grows out of their unique, original classroom experiences. Award winning teacher Steven Levy attributes... more

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