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The Texts and Lessons Series

Link to Texts and Lessons for Content-Area Writing
With More Than 50 Texts from National Geographic, The New York Times, Prevention, The Washington Post, Smithsonian, Harvard Business Review and Many Others

Nancy Steineke, Harvey "Smokey" Daniels

• Over 50 reproducible mentor texts that demonstrate the moves of skillful nonfiction writers
• 36 ready to use content-literacy lessons designed to engage students in close reading, quick writing, and lively discussion
• More than 100 options for meaningful, content-focused extended writing projects.  “Using these practical lessons, you can teach your own subject matter in more compelling and memorable ways—and at the same... more


Link to Texts and Lessons for Content-Area Reading
With More Than 75 Articles from The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, Car and Driver, Chicago Tribune, and Many Others

Harvey "Smokey" Daniels, Nancy Steineke

“To have any hope of kids investing fully in the subject matter, we have to start by evoking their curiosity and get them interested in the topic.  Engaging the students can’t wait.  If we wait for the fun stuff that might pop up later, the kids will have already jumped ship.”Harvey “Smokey” Daniels and Nancy Steineke
Today we’re all expected to be “teachers of... more


Link to Texts and Lessons for Teaching Literature
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

"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 for Content-Area Reading, Harvey “Smokey” Daniels and Nancy Steineke... more