Use The Continuum of Literacy Learning and The Continuum of Literacy Learning Teaching Library DVD companion series, to deepen your understanding of the continua and how to use them as assessment and planning tools. These videos will hone your ability to observe the behaviors of your own readers and writers, and help sharpen your thinking about how your teaching can match your students’ needs as they become more proficient in the use of literacy and language.
The professional development for online teaching and learning that you’ve been asking for
An unprecedented pandemic may change the definition of classroom, but it doesn't have to change your definition of good teaching. Jennifer Serravallo’s Connecting with Students Online gives you concise, doable suggestions based on her own experiences and those of the teachers, administrators, and coaches she has communicated with during the pandemic.
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Phenomenal Teaching is a professional development workshop in a book. The text charts a pathway for teachers to cultivate agency and foster understanding for every learner. It provides research, classroom examples, planning tools, and opportunities to use your background knowledge and talk back to the text. This book is interactive and intentionally designed with lots of open space to be your personal thought playground as you navigate this journey. Graphic organizers invite you to think and plan, and each chapter closes with an invitation for reflection.
In Teaching Writing, Lucy Calkins shares the depth and breadth of her knowledge, from the initial research that launched some of the biggest ideas still foundational to the teaching of writing today, to her newest insights gleaned from decades of work and study in thousands of classrooms across the globe.