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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.
Letter Lessons and First Words

Nell K Duke, Heidi Anne Mesmer


Research-based strategies for lively, engaging phonics instruction with young children.
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.
Reading to Make a Difference

Lester L. Laminack, Katie Kelly


Books as bridges enable readers to speak freely, think deeply, and take action.  In Reading to Make a Difference, Lester and Katie build on the work of Rudine Sims Bishop, extending the notion of books as windows, mirrors, and doors. They show you how to move beyond exposing your students to diverse children’s literature by offering an instructional framework that is applicable to any topic and can be adapted to your own classroom or community.
Teaching Writers to Reflect

Anne Whitney, Colleen McCracken, et al.


Teach children the skill of reflection as part of your writing workshop. 
A Teacher's Guide to Reading Conferences

Katie Wood Ray, Jennifer Serravallo


“Conferring,” writes Jennifer Serravallo, “is where the magic happens.” In this primer, she reveals that this seeming magic is actually purposeful, responsive instruction.
Leading Well

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.

Ink and Ideas

Tanny McGregor


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.

Teaching English by Design, Second Edition

Peter Smagorinsky


The classic resource for creating instructional units based on key concepts in the high school English classroom, now updated in a new Second Edition
A Teacher's Guide to Getting Started with Beginning Writers

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.

On Benchmark Literary Nonfiction Shelf, Grades 6-8

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.

Investigating Characterization Shelf, Grades 6-8

Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, et al.


This collection of books features multifaceted characters replete with weaknesses and strengths, complex relationships, and life lessons they learn and teach. If you are using the Investigating Characterization middle school reading unit, these books will support your work in the unit.
Below Benchmark Investigating Characterization Shelf, Grades 6-8

Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, et al.


This collection of books features multifaceted characters replete with weaknesses and strengths, complex relationships, and life lessons they learn and teach. If you are using the Investigating Characterization middle school reading unit, these books will support your work in the unit.
Below Benchmark Literary Nonfiction Shelf, Grades 6-8

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.

Investigating Characterization

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.

Investigating Characterization: Author-Study Book Clubs with Trade Pack

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.

 
Literary Nonfiction with Trade Pack

Katie Clements, Audra Robb


In this unit, which is part of the Units of Study in Teaching Reading, Middle School Grades, you’ll introduce your students to books and media they will love, and teach them how to make the most of these portals to fascinating times, places, and people—not to escape our world, but to better understand and address its issues.
Literary Nonfiction

Katie Clements, Audra Robb


In this unit, which is part of the Units of Study in Teaching Reading, Middle School Grades, you’ll introduce your students to books and media they will love, and teach them how to make the most of these portals to fascinating times, places, and people—not to escape our world, but to better understand and address its issues.
Reading with Presence

Marilyn Pryle


Writing and sharing reading responses helps students look more closely at texts and their own thinking, while boosting engagement and self-confidence in their own voices. Marilyn Pryle offers a framework for crafting mindful, evidence-based reading responses.
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