Sonja Cherry-Paul, Dana Johansen
Lester L. Laminack, Katie Kelly
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 & 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.
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.
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.
Katie Clements, Audra Robb
The transformation that happens during kindergarten is astonishing. At the start of your year, many of your children will be holding their books upside down and backwards and making letters look like squiggles, but by the end the year, they will be reading and writing for their own important purposes. Phonics instruction is at the center of this transformation.
For first graders, phonics is all-important. In this one year, students are expected to go from reading little books comprised of just a few pages to reading early chapter books. In writing, too, there are ambitious expectations—children begin writing a few lines on a couple of pages and end the year writing books with chapters—filling up multiple lines on a page and organizing their writing into sections.
Irene Fountas, Gay Su Pinnell
The Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Interactive Read-Aloud Collection is the foundation for literacy instruction, and is organized into 25 text sets that reflect a global perspective with a diversity of characters, settings, and topics. Each text set contains four to six high-quality picture books with engaging illustrations that represent a variety of authors and illustrators, topics, genres, themes, and text structures.
The Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ Independent Reading Collection can be used to begin or augment your classroom library. Each book has been carefully selected to ensure the collection is appropriate and engaging for your students, and represents a diverse range of experiences and cultures. The collection includes a conferring card for each independent reading book.
Tammy Mulligan, Clare Landrigan
Drawing upon compelling stories rooted in history, this collection will generate awareness of how much we have yet to learn from history and the stories of people who struggled, suffered, and persevered as we do today. If you are using the Historical Fiction Book Clubs middle school reading unit, your teaching will be buoyed by this collection that is sure to kindle in your students an interest in the historical fiction genre.