New Titles

  • To Know and Nurture a Reader

    Conferring with confidence and joy

    Conferring with students about reading allows for clearer access to one-on-one, in-the-moment teaching and learning, yet it can feel like an intimidating or overwhelming task. To Know and Nurture a Reader simplifies conferring in a way that is accessible, student-centred, and considerate of time and other classroom challenges. It provides step-by-step guidance through reading conference moves for quick decision making. It breaks conferring into manageable chunks with specific goals, then puts all the pieces together with various classroom examples and scenarios. The tools, exemplars, and ideas in this book change conferring into something every teacher can do right away, and master with continued practice.

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    Author(s): Kari Yates and Christina Nosek

    Pages: 256
    Publication Date: 2018
    ISBN: 9781625311726

    Price: $35.95
  • Inspiring Meaningful Learning

    6 steps to creating lessons that engage students in deep learning

    This remarkable book explores the essential steps for planning lessons that grab the attention of students and make them care about their learning, from activating prior knowledge and sparking curiosity; to focusing on content, skills, and inquiry; to reviewing work and finding students’ next steps. Built around the three key areas that are most important to meaningful learning — content, pedagogy, and building rapport with students — this practical book shows you how to make every lesson engaging, impactful, and even fun!

    Coming in September 2018 — Pre-Order today!


    Author(s): Brenda Stein Dzaldov

    Pages: 128
    Publication Date: 2018
    ISBN: 9781551383347

    Price: $24.95
  • Not Light, But Fire

    How to lead meaningful race conversations in the classroom

    Do you feel prepared to initiate and facilitate meaningful, productive dialogues about race in your classroom? Are you looking for practical strategies to engage with your students?

    Inspired by Frederick Douglass’s abolitionist call to action, “It is not light that is needed, but fire,” Matthew Kay has spent his career learning how to lead students through the most difficult race conversations. Kay not only makes the case that high school classrooms are one of the best places to have those conversations, he also offers a method for getting them right.

    Kay provides candid guidance on:

    • how to recognize the difference between meaningful and inconsequential race conversations;
    • how to build conversational “safe spaces,” not merely declare them;
    • how to infuse race conversations with urgency and purpose;
    • how to thrive in the face of unexpected challenges; and
    • how administrators might equip teachers to thoughtfully engage in these conversations.

    With the right blend of reflection and humility, Kay asserts, teachers can make school one of the best venues for young people to discuss race.

    On Twitter: #NotLight

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    Author(s): Matthew Kay

    Pages: 288
    Publication Date: 2018
    ISBN: 9781625310989

    Price: $33.95
  • Fair Isn't Equal, 2nd Edition

    Assessing and grading in the differentiated classroom

    Differentiated instruction is a nice idea, but what happens when it comes to assessing and grading students? What's both fair and leads to real student learning?

    In this thoroughly updated second edition, Rick provides a catalyst for serious reflection on current grading and assessment practices in differentiated classrooms. Coherent and effective standards-based grading practices for a high-stakes, accountability-focused world is also outlined. Recognizing the importance of having a shared school vision for assessment and grading, Rick addresses the challenges for teachers and administrators alike.

    Middle- and high-school educators will easily recognize real examples and gray areas of grading. Rick tackles important and sometimes controversial assessment and grading issues constructively, incorporating modern pedagogy and the challenges of working with diverse groups of students. New sections address sports eligibility, honor roll, descriptive feedback techniques, and gifted/talented students, and chapters on test questions, redos/retakes, grading scales, and grading effort and behavior have been revised extensively.

    This important book clearly explains the principles behind best grading practices so that you're ready for all grading questions or scenarios that you may encounter in your classrooms and schools.

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    Author(s): Rick Wormeli

    Pages: 448
    Publication Date: 2018
    ISBN: 9781625310170

    Price: $42.95
    Price: $38.95 (eBook)
    Price: $52.95 (Paper + eBook)
  • Invitations to Play

    Using play to build literacy skills in young learners

    Our youngest learners thrive when their learning environment is one that celebrates curiosity, exploration, and imagination. This comprehensive resource sets the stage for play-based learning that will help children build a strong literacy foundation, as well as successfully negotiate the choices they make in real life. Get your students off on the right foot with literacy learning that appeals and engages.

    Coming in October 2018 — Pre-Order today!


    Author(s): Anne Burke

    Pages: 128
    Publication Date: 2018
    ISBN: 9781551383361

    Price: $24.95
  • Asking Better Questions, 3rd Edition

    Teaching and learning for a changing world

    How do we help students makes sense of our increasingly complex digital world? This third edition of this classic text shows teachers how to empower students with the skills they need to ask critical and reflective questions about the overwhelming amount of information around them.

    Asking Better Questions offers comprehensive tools and strategies to promote critical thinking and discussion in the classroom and encourage engaged and empathetic listening. Stimulating activities throughout the book promote lifelong inquiry skills that will help teachers and students grow in the classroom and explore broader issues in the community beyond. Challenge your students to assume a deeper ownership of their learning, ask questions that are important to them, and care about the answers.

    On Twitter: #ABQ3

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    Author(s): Juliana Saxton and Carole Miller and LInda Laidlaw and Joanne O'Mara

    Pages: 128
    Publication Date: 2018
    ISBN: 9781551383354

    Price: $24.95
    Price: $21.95 (eBook)
    Price: $34.95 (Paper + eBook)
  • Making Sense of Number, K-10

    Getting to know your students so you can support the development of their mathematical understanding

    This practical book shows you how to get to know the needs and abilities of your students and help them make sense of math concepts. You will discover how to structure learning experiences around key number concepts — quantity, counting, relating, and representing — developed across various strands: patterning and algebra, numbers and operations, measurement, geometry, and data and probability. Powerful examples of questions and prompts guide you to create a classroom where students get the support they need as they develop confidence in their number sense.


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    Author(s): Mary Fiore and Ryan Tackaberry

    Pages: 144
    Publication Date: 2018
    ISBN: 9781551383323

    Price: $24.95
  • Teaching Literature Rhetorically

    Transferable literacy skills for 21st century students

    "When am I ever going to need this again?"

    If you've heard your students asking this question in your English class, this book has the answers you need. It is built around 8 high-utility literacy skills and practices that help students communicate effectively and with confidence in unfamiliar situations, and will help them negotiate critical transitions in their lives. Teaching Literature Rhetorically offers readers writing prompts, readings, discussion questions, graphic organizers, as well as key rhetorical concepts. It illustrates how you can help your students develop transferable literacy skills that allow them to succeed, not just in their language arts classes, but throughout their lives.

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    Author(s): Jennifer Fletcher

    Pages: 328
    Publication Date: 2018
    ISBN: 9781625310705

    Price: $39.95
    Price: $35.95 (eBook)
    Price: $49.95 (Paper + eBook)
  • Digging Deeper

    Making number talks matter even more

    In this exciting sequel to the bestselling Making Number Talks Matter, you’ll delve further into the power of Number Talks! Through real stories, you’ll meet teachers who no longer wait for students to “remember how,” but instead prompt them to “figure out.” You’ll learn to make on-the-spot decisions, continually advancing the conversation. Bring your classroom alive as students question, challenge, and debate their way to new math discoveries!

    On Twitter: #DiggingDeeper

    Coming in October 2018 — Pre-Order today!


    Author(s): Ruth Parker and Cathy Humphreys

    Pages: 152
    Publication Date: 2018
    ISBN: 9781625312044

    Price: $35.95
  • Necessary Conditions

    Teaching secondary math with academic safety, quality tasks, and effective facilitation

    This thoughtful book identifies three essential elements in a coherent approach to secondary math pedagogy: academic safety, quality tasks, and effective facilitation. With the guidance in Necessary Conditions, you’ll be equipped to design classroom experiences that build students’ self-confidence; create dynamic lessons that include meaningful assessment; and facilitate routines and discussions that increase students’ access to conceptual mathematics.

    Coming in September 2018 — Pre-Order today!


    Author(s): Geoff Krall

    Pages: 420
    Publication Date: 2018
    ISBN: 9781625311450

    Price: $56.95
  • Adding Talk to the Equation

    A self-study guide for teachers and coaches on improving math discussions

    In this video-rich edition of Adding Talk to the Equation: Discussion and Discovery in Mathematics, Lucy West invites teachers into real-life classrooms where all students stay in the game, stay motivated about learning, and ultimately deepen their understanding.

    Designed for grades 1–8 math teachers and coaches, this self-study guide, now available as a paperback with extensive online classroom video, showcases elementary and middle school classrooms where teachers inspire even the most reluctant students to share their ideas. Through the stories of skilled teachers, Lucy offers play-by-play commentary as they get more comfortable with new talk moves and learn to tune in and respond to students’ math conversations. Although these discussions occur in math class, the strategies can be used to create a respectful, productive environment for any subject area.

    This video-based resource examines the importance of creating a safe learning environment; the value of thinking, reasoning, and questioning; the role of active, accountable listening; and the necessity of giving all students a “you can do this” message.

    On Twitter: #AddingTalk

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    Author(s): Lucy West

    Pages: 88
    Publication Date: 2018
    ISBN: 9781625312617

    Price: $31.95
  • Literacy Essentials

    Engagement, excellence, and equity for all learners

    How do we ensure that all students are engaged each day in meaningful, challenging, and joyful work and have equal opportunity to learn?

    That is the central question Regie Routman addresses in Literacy Essentials: Engagement, Excellence, and Equity for All Learners.  Her response is that such an outcome is only possible within a culture of empowerment in which all students and teachers feel encouraged and supported to let their voices be heard, explore their passions and interests, develop deep knowledge, and become their fullest and truest selves.

    Based on her ongoing teaching, leading, and coaching in diverse schools and districts, Regie offers K-12 teachers and leaders practical, easy-to-implement tools to help students develop as self-determining readers, writers, and learners including:

    • Take Action sections with specific suggestions for authentically teaching, assessing, and learning
    • Extensive research that is easily accessible and actionable
    • Personal stories that connect to literacy teaching and learning
    • Rich online resources including a comprehensive lesson plan, an easy-to-use study guide, downloadable Appendices, and more.

    Literacy Essentials shows what’s possible when teachers and schools raise expectations for all students and create an intellectual culture based on trust, collaborative expertise, and celebration of learners’ strengths.

    On Twitter: #litessentials

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    Author(s): Regie Routman

    Pages: 480
    Publication Date: 2018
    ISBN: 9781625310378

    Price: $58.95
    Price: $52.95 (eBook)
    Price: $68.95 (Paper + eBook)
  • Powerful Understanding

    Helping students explore, question, and transform their thinking about themselves and the world around them

    In these challenging times, teaching children to think critically and reflectively AND be compassionate, responsible and caring citizens at the same time is a tall order. Powerful Understanding explores effective ways to build social emotional skills and help students make connections, question what they read, and reflect on their learning as they develop into stronger readers and learners. Strategic and critical thinking strategies revolve around core anchor books that help integrate thinking into everything you teach—from social responsibility, to immigration, to life cycles. This highly readable book includes a wealth of classroom examples and extensive hands-on activities designed to help students to think more deeply, learn more widely, and develop a more powerful understanding of what it means to be a responsible and compassionate person.

    On Twitter: #PowerfulUnderstanding

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    Author(s): Adrienne Gear

    Pages: 160
    Publication Date: 2018
    ISBN: 9781551383286

    Price: $24.95
    Price: $21.95 (eBook)
    Price: $34.95 (Paper + eBook)
  • Choral Counting & Counting Collections

    Transforming the PreK-5 math classroom

    This influential book inspires preschool and elementary teachers to experience the joys and rewards of using two activities — Choral Counting & Counting Collections — regularly in their classrooms and in their partnerships with families. These playful, yet intentional, activities will engage children deeply and creatively with ideas of number and operations, and mathematical sense-making through counting. For teachers who want to jump-start student participation and deepen mathematical understanding, this can be your go-to guide.

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    Author(s): Megan L. Franke and Elham Kazemi and Angela Chan Turrou

    Pages: 224
    Publication Date: 2018
    ISBN: 9781625311092

    Price: $40.95
    Price: $36.95 (eBook)
    Price: $50.95 (Paper + eBook)
  • How Many?

    A counting book and teacher's guide

    How Many? is not like other counting books. In How Many?, there are multiple things to count on each page. Students might count one pair of shoes, or two shoes, or the four corners of a shoebox. They might discuss whether two shoes have two shoelaces or four. They might notice surprising patterns and relationships, and they will want to talk about them.

    The accompanying teacher's guide explores deep mathematical ideas that may bubble up in a How Many? conversation, such as counting, number language, units, grouping, partitioning, place value, or vocabulary. It will help you anticipate what students might notice, and offers practical suggestions for facilitation rich discussion with students. This powerful bundle includes both the 36-page hardcover student guide and 112-page teacher's guide.

    Also available to order:
    Single student hardcover
    Student paperback (set of 5)

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    Author(s): Christopher Danielson

    Pages: 148
    Publication Date: 2018
    ISBN: 9781625312181

    Price: $35.95
  • Who's Doing the Work Lesson Sets All Grades

    Stepping back, so readers can move forward

    In this groundbreaking classroom resource, Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris map out a systematic approach to helping K–2 students grow into independent and proficient readers. It takes the concept of “next-generation reading” from Who’s Doing the Work and provides detailed lessons for implementation. The lessons support teachers as they learn how to ask good questions, use wait time to encourage student response, employ group and partner work to empower communication among peers, use anchor charts to track and reinforce strategies, and inspire students to think strategically when approaching a new text.

    Each grade-level package includes seven different components that support instruction:

    • a copy of the Who’s Doing the Work professional book
    • lesson plans
    • six copies of the shared reading text booklets
    • nine children’s books
    • a set of art cards
    • access to a comprehensive website with more than sixty minutes of classroom video.

    This is a package containing the lesson sets for all 3 grade levels. Individual lesson sets are also available for Kindergarten, Grade 1, and Grade 2.

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    Author(s): Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris

    Pages: 0
    Publication Date: 2018
    ISBN: 978WDTW456

    Price: $1621.95
  • Stand Up and Teach



    What do you need for a well-run classroom full of engaged students? Kathy Lundy takes you step-by-step through the nitty-gritty details of creating a classroom that works for you and your students. This honest look at the complexity of teaching introduces you to strategies that work and classroom management tips that make a difference. From building a safe and inclusive classroom, to teaching with imagination and
    innovation, to engaging with your mentors, Stand Up & Teach will help you become the teacher you want to be.

    Coming in October 2018 — Pre-Order today!


    Author(s): Kathleen Gould Lundy

    Pages: 128
    Publication Date: 2018
    ISBN: 9781551383316

    Price: $24.95
  • Love the Questions

    Reclaiming research with curiosity and passion

    Love the Questions believes that research projects should be less like busywork and more like real investigations. It describes ways to engage students in the work from the outset, honouring their curiosity and passion. Learn how to embrace inquiry and exploration; teach students to question; develop authentic projects with different research levels; partner with school librarians; and assess skills, not memorization. Mini-lessons, practice activities, graphic organizers, and examples of student work help you turn research projects into creative, exciting investigations.

    On Twitter: #LoveQuestions

    Coming in October 2018 — Pre-Order today!


    Author(s): Cathy Fraser

    Pages: 160
    Publication Date: 2018
    ISBN: 9781625311986

    Price: $29.95