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Writing a Life
Teaching Memoir to Sharpen Insight, Shape Meaning--and Triumph Over Tests
Katherine Bomer
Grade: 3rd - 8th
Pub Date: 8/30/2005

    This depth of attention to a single genre is unprecedented in books on the teaching of writing. Until now, for this depth, teachers used books written for aspiring writers and translated them into sensible classroom practice. Katherine brings writing and teaching together exquisitely in this beautiful book.
    —Katie Wood Ray, Author of About the Authors
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Inside Writing
How to Teach the Details of Craft
Donald H. GravesPenny Kittle
Grade: 2nd - 6th
Pub Date: 5/14/2019

Your curriculum is packed, and you have barely enough instructional time to teach students essential writing skills, let alone how to combine those skills to form cohesive, compelling work. Fortunately, there is a solution to the time crunch, a quicker, more effective way to help children understand the complexities of writing, and Don Graves and Penny Kittle are ready to share... more
Reading and Writing for Resiliency (DVD)
The Life-Changing Power of Enabling Texts
Alfred Tatum
Grade: 6th - 12th
Pub Date: 3/26/2010

In his staff development companion to Reading for Their Life, Alfred Tatum demonstrates the power enabling texts can have to change the life of African American adolescent males—and every student in the class.

On this powerful DVD, Alfred takes you into Deborah Osher’s classroom to see how his strategies work in regular, mixed-race/mixed-gender... more

Lessons from a Writer
Readings and Resources for Teachers and Students
Judith Ortiz Cofer
Grade: 6th - 12th
Pub Date: 1/10/2011

There is much in this book to inspire any writer to seek more in his or her own writing: to pay attention to sounds, smells, people, and dialogue. Because Judith’s voice is strong, offering such a real and rich invitation, my students will listen.

Penny Kittle, author of Write Beside Them

Young-adult... more

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The Six Academic Writing Assignments
Designing the User's Journey
Jim Burke
Grade: 9th - 12th
Pub Date: 10/23/2018

Writing assignments are road maps—or they should be. They guide the writer on a journey. They lay out a process, envision a destination.  They are designed. As Jim Burke explains it:  “What we are really doing when we create a year’s worth of writing assignments, of experiences, is designing a story.  Each day’s class a sentence, each week a paragraph, each unit a chapter... more

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Breathing New Life into Book Clubs
A Practical Guide for Teachers
Sonja Cherry-PaulDana Johansen
Grade: 3rd - 8th
Pub Date: 5/23/2019

Sonja and Dana have both a confession and a challenge to teachers. Managing classroom book clubs can be hard. Real hard. But honestly, is there any better way to get students vested in reading?  When book clubs work, don’t they create a culture of reading unlike anything else? One that brings out the very best in our students?

With both infectious enthusiasm and... more

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Children Want to Write
Donald Graves and the Revolution in Children's Writing
Donald H. GravesEdited By: Thomas NewkirkPenny Kittle
Grade: K - 12th
Pub Date: 8/13/2019

Children Want to Write is a collection of Donald Graves most significant writings paired with video that illuminates his research and his inspiring work with teachers. See the earliest documented use of invented spelling, the earliest attempts to guide young children through a writing process, the earliest conferences. This collection allows you to see this revolutionary... more
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The Writing Strategies Book
Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Writers
Jennifer Serravallo
Grade: K - 8th
Pub Date: 1/27/2017

The Reading Strategies Book made the New York Times Best Seller List by making it simpler to match students’ needs to high-quality instruction. Now, in The Writing Strategies Book, Jen Serravallo does the same, collecting 300 of the most effective strategies to share with writers, and grouping them beneath 10 crucial goals.

“You can think... more

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Interactive Writing
How Language & Literacy Come Together, K-2
Andrea McCarrierIrene FountasGay Su Pinnell
Grade: K - 3rd
Pub Date: 8/22/2018

Fresh new cover, same great content!

Children want to make their mark—on paper, on any surface, in life. But the difficulties of transferring words to paper can be daunting enough to drown out even the most enthusiastic voice. Enter interactive writing, a new instructional approach in which teachers and children collaborate to produce a written text. Just as Fountas... more

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