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Breathing New Life into Book Clubs

Sonja Cherry-Paul, Dana Johansen


Essential strategies for creating, sustaining, and improving classroom book clubs.
The Right Tools

Towanda Harris


In The Right Tools, Towanda Harris lays out a path that teachers and administrators can use to make informed decisions about what resources and practices they need for the students they teach. Rather than telling you what to buy or use, Towanda offers tools and guidance to help you to make that decision.
Building Bigger Ideas

Maria Nichols


Strategies and moves to teach elementary students how to have meaningful conversations, about books and beyond.
We Got This.

Cornelius Minor


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.

The Children You Teach

Susan Engel


The Children You Teach is a book of stories about students and teachers. But it is also a book about children’s development. Each chapter tells the true story of a child or teacher facing a dilemma. Weaving in research from psychological science, Susan Engel shows how to look at children through a developmental lens, which can change what happens in the classroom, and transform the craft of teaching.

The Reading Minilessons Book, Grade 2

Irene Fountas, Gay Su Pinnell


As a teacher of literacy, you transform the lives of the children in your classroom. The Reading Minilessons Book offers concise, purposeful lessons with a practical application in a specific area of literacy. Each minilesson engages children in inquiry that leads to the understanding of a general principle. Teachers use many of the interactive read-aloud and independent reading texts as examples from which they generalize the understanding.

A Quick Guide to Getting Started with Units of Study, K-8

Lucy Calkins, Dee Kloss, et al.


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 workshops
  • Priorities for beginning workshop teachers
  • Launching reading and writing workshops
  • and more!
The Reading Minilessons Book, Grade 1

Irene Fountas, Gay Su Pinnell


As a teacher of literacy, you transform the lives of the children in your classroom. The Reading Minilessons Book offers concise, purposeful lessons with a practical application in a specific area of literacy. Each minilesson engages children in inquiry that leads to the understanding of a general principle. Teachers use many of the interactive read-aloud and independent reading texts as examples from which they generalize the understanding.

Engaging Children

Ellin Oliver Keene


What motivates us to learn? We all want to promote student engagement, but we often struggle with getting our students excited about and responsible for their own learning. In Engaging Children, Ellin Oliver Keene explores the question: What can we do to encourage motivation for students or, better yet, their engagement?

180 DAYS

Kelly Gallagher, Penny Kittle


180 Days represents the collaboration of two master teachers—Kelly Gallagher and Penny Kittle—over an entire school year: planning, teaching, and reflecting within their own and each other’s classrooms in California and New Hampshire.
It’s All About the Books

Tammy Mulligan, Clare Landrigan


It’s All About the Books is a practical yet detailed guide to creating a system where classroom libraries and bookrooms work seamlessly together to make it easy for teachers to find books to engage and scaffold all students in a school community.
Being the Change

Sara K. Ahmed


Being the Change is based on the idea that people can develop skills and habits to serve them in the comprehension of social issues. Sara K. Ahmed identifies and unpacks the skills of social comprehension, providing teachers with tools and activities that help students make sense of themselves and the world as they navigate relevant topics in today’s society.
No More Culturally Irrelevant Teaching

Nell K Duke, Mariana Souto-Manning, et al.


Culturally relevant teaching is essential, now more than ever. If we want children to develop as successful learners, we must communicate that they belong in our classrooms. They need to see themselves, their cultures, their families, and their communities reflected in the materials and resources they find there.
Thinking Together

Rozlynn Dance, Tessa Kaplan


Want students to understand—really understand—and retain the math they’re learning? Focus on building your classroom community first. In Thinking Together, veteran teachers Rozlynn Dance and Tessa Kaplan explore nine beliefs that lead to a powerful community of learners. When students are part of a classroom where they feel valued and included, they are more likely to take risks, ask questions, and grow exponentially as mathematicians.

Kids First from Day One

Christine Hertz, Kristine Mraz


The classroom of your dreams starts with one big idea. From the first days of school to the last, Kids First from Day One shares how to put your deepest teaching belief into action. Whether it's building community, designing your classroom spaces, matching instruction to students' needs, or engaging students in curriculum, Christine Hertz and Kristi Mraz help you put into action the belief that children are the most important people in the room.
Core Instructional Routines

Andrea Honigsfeld, Judy Dodge


Andrea and Judy offer routines that support literacy development within and across subjects, and that make learning in secondary classrooms more relevant and interactive.
Smarter Charts: Bringing Charting to Life

Marjorie Martinelli, Kristine Mraz


Core Instructional Routines

Judy Dodge, Andrea Honigsfeld


Core Instructional Routines offers ideas that give every student practice with reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Discover teaching routines you can adapt to any content area, to fiction and nonfiction texts, and to any student’s needs.
Smarter Charts for Math, Science, and Social Studies

Kristine Mraz, Marjorie Martinelli


Learn how to make learning visible with truly effective content-area charts that support student engagement and independence. You’ll turn complex ideas into kid-friendly visuals, help children internalize content processes, and even increase your instructional time.
No More Sharpening Pencils During Work Time and Other Time Wasters

Elizabeth Hammond Brinkerhoff, Ellin Oliver Keene, et al.


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