Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, et al.
In Leading Well: Building Schoolwide Excellence in Reading and Writing, Lucy Calkins draws on the transformative work that she and her colleagues at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project have done in partnership with school leaders over the last thirty years. This book, like the work of the TCRWP itself, is deeply research-based and principled, while also absolutely practical and real-world tested.
Irene Fountas, Gay Su Pinnell
Words That Sing is an illustrated collection of poems, songs, and rhymes that will fill children with language, ideas, and imagery, which will help them use and enjoy the oral and written word. Enlarged charts make it possible for children to “read” a much more complex text than they could independently, enabling each child—regardless of reading level—to benefit from the many values and goals that poetry brings to the classroom.
While challenging the teacher as hero trope, We Got This shows how authentically listening to kids is the closest thing to a superpower that we have. Cornelius Minor identifies tools, attributes, and strategies that can augment our listening, allowing us to make powerful moves toward equity by broadening access to learning for all children.
Ink & Ideas is Tanny’s tried and true toolkit to get you and your students started, including templates, tools, suggested reading, ideas, inspiration, and more. She outlines the how and why behind visual notetaking, including research and benefits, providing everything you need to introduce and launch sketchnoting across grade levels and content areas.
Gay Su Pinnell, Irene Fountas
Katie Wood Ray, Lisa B Cleaveland
A Teacher’s Guide to Getting Started with Beginning Writers will help you establish a routine for writing in your classroom and help your youngest students become writers.
Lucy Calkins, Katie Clements, et al.
This collection of books introduce students to nonfiction they'll love, with a unique blend of heart-rending storytelling, artful juxtaposition of subtopics, and challenging density. If you are using the Literary Nonfiction middle school reading unit, these books will support your work in the unit.
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This curricular resource provides a common vision of what primary-age, Spanish-speaking children need to be able to do as competent readers, writers, and language users by providing a framework for planning, links from assessment to instruction, and tools for evaluation.
Mary Ehrenworth, Katy Wischow
Part of the Units of Study in Teaching Reading, Middle School Grades, this unit strikes a delicate balance between encouraging readers to hold on to the magic of reading, allowing them to slip longingly into the pages of a compelling story, and presenting readers with opportunities to engage in meta-analysis, fostering an appreciation of the craft of the text as well as the story.