New Titles

  • Practicing Presence

    Simple self-care strategies for teachers

    When teachers care for themselves deeply and deliberately, they are better able to care for the people that matter most in their lives — their students, friends, and families. Written in an informal, conversational tone, Practicing Presence is filled with ideas, exercises, checklists, personal anecdotes, and practices you can use to reframe and establish a mindset that will enhance focus and engagement in the classroom. This book gives the feeling of a personal coach who provides suggestions and routines so you can not only deal with being overwhelmed, but rise above it.

    Coming soon — Pre-order today!


    Author(s): Lisa J Lucas

    Pages: 228
    Publication Date: 2017
    ISBN: 9781625311917

    Price: $34.95
  • Marvelous Minilessons for Teaching Intermediate Writing Grades 3-8



    This timely book shows teachers how to bring students on board with the “writingest” generation in history. The minilessons in this practical book go beyond grammar, spelling, and conventions to focus on comprehensive written communication as one of the essential skills for success. These fresh minilessons explore how to help students go beyond fuzzy thinking and generic voice and help them organize their thinking, solve problems, identify key ideas, and reflect on different perspectives. The book argues that writing is important to help students communicate ideas to others, as well as document their own thoughts. This buffet of minilessons gives you ideas to add to your teaching repertoire so you can help your students’ work shine a little brighter.

    Coming in February 2018 — Pre-order today!


    Author(s): Lori Jamison Rog

    Pages: 144
    Publication Date: 2018
    ISBN: 9781551383293

    Price: $24.95
  • What Is a Good Teacher?



    Based on the experience of real teachers who make a difference, this book offers valuable insights on being the best teacher you can be for your students. Grounded in the latest research, you will find real-life examples of professional excellence in practice. Beginning with developing your teacher identity and getting to know your students, the book goes on to show you how to implement effective strategies and techniques in your classroom and gain a better understanding of how effective schools work. 35 compelling characteristics of "good" teachers offer inspiration and guidance along with tangible way to continue to grow and develop into your own best teacher.

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    Author(s): David Booth and Richard E. Coles

    Pages: 160
    Publication Date: 2017
    ISBN: 9781551383279

    Price: $24.95
    Price: $21.95 (eBook)
    Price: $34.95 (Paper + eBook)
  • Preventing Misguided Reading

    Next generation guided reading strategies

    Do you feel exhausted after guided reading? Are you working tirelessly while your students aren't even breaking a sweat? Do you ever wonder if other teachers feel the same way you do about guided reading — that it's not working the way it should?

    This thoughtful resource has everything you need to prevent guided reading from going astray in your classroom. The authors draw on 50 years of collective experience to present clarifications, adaptations, and supports that have helped them work their own trick parts as they guide readers. The book's 6 chapters each clarify a misunderstanding about a key area of the guided reading process. With 27 strategies, you're sure to find the help you need to work through your own challenges as you guide groups of readers.

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    Author(s): Jan Burkins and Melody Croft

    Pages: 160
    Publication Date: 2017
    ISBN: 9781625312105

    Price: $41.95
  • 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.

    Coming in February 2018 — Pre-order today!


    Author(s): Adrienne Gear

    Pages: 160
    Publication Date: 2018
    ISBN: 9781551383286

    Price: $24.95
  • Beat Boredom

    Engaging tuned-out teenagers

    Are your students bored in class? According to research, a majority of high school students report being bored in class.

    Building on more than 800 interviews with real high school graduates, this revolutionary book offers up strategies for active engagement, meaty discussions, and innovative classroom experiences. With both sample lessons and student exemplars, Beat Boredom will help you join the ranks of teachers who have challenged the status quo and found ways to motivate even the most reluctant learners.

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    Author(s): Martha Sevetson Rush

    Pages: 216
    Publication Date: 2017
    ISBN: 9781625311498

    Price: $34.95
  • Powerful Book Introductions

    Leading with meaning for deeper thinking

    Effective book introductions during guided reading set the stage for young readers to navigate new texts independently and successfully and often shape the outcome of small-group lessons. Powerful Book Introductions takes a close look at the purposeful planning that goes into preparing for this small but vital part of today’s guided reading lessons.

    Through relatable classroom examples and the wisdom of their shared teaching experiences, the authors show you how to:

    • select texts for your small-group lessons specifically based on your students’ needs
    • amplify meaning-making from the first moments of your guided reading book introductions and maintain this emphasis through discussion
    • introduce visual and structural information as a way to support your readers in meaning-making

    No matter where you are in your understanding of guided reading, Powerful Book Introductions will help you as you learn to craft student-centered, meaning-driven book introductions that prepare your readers for success.

    Coming in September 2017 — Pre-Order today!


    Author(s): Kathleen Fay and Chrisie Moritz and Suzanne Whaley

    Pages: 176
    Publication Date: 2017
    ISBN: 9781625310507

    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?

    Literacy Essentials offers practical, easy-to-implement tools along with specific, real-world suggestions that enable authentic teaching and assesment, and help create a culture of empowerment. It shows what’s possible — what’s doable — when teachers and schools raise expectations for all students as readers, writers, and thinkers.

    Coming in January 2018 — Pre-order today!


    Author(s): Regie Routman

    Pages: 480
    Publication Date: 2018
    ISBN: 9781625310378

    Price: $58.95
  • Reaching & Teaching Them All

    Making quick and lasting connections with every student in your classroom

    This remarkable book shows you how to connect with students, get to know what makes them tick, and what makes them behave and learn the way they do (or don’t). The conversational style is supported by well-researched information on students with challenges and those students who challenge a teacher. This practical book shows you how to use body language, humor, shared experiences, and curriculum to engage students, manage the classroom, and support learning. A comprehensive approach to improving the learning environment in your classroom, the book is full of fresh strategies for connecting with students and offers valuable insights into applying these strategies in classrooms, with groups, and one-on-one.

    Coming in February 2018 — Pre-order today!


    Author(s): Amanda Yuill

    Pages: 160
    Publication Date: 2018
    ISBN: 9781551383309

    Price: $24.95
  • Patterns of Power

    Inviting young writers into the conventions of language

    Patterns of Power invites young writers to explore conventions as "special effects" that activate meaning. Their students study authentic texts and come to recognize these "patterns of power"— the essential grammar conventions that readers and writers require to make meaning.

    The first part of the book introduces a way of thinking about grammar instruction and sets up everything you need to immerse yourself in the process of inviting elementary students to experiment and play with language. The second part of the book offers over seventy practical, ready-to-use lessons. Just ten minutes a day will have a miraculous effect on your students' understanding of how language works!

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    Author(s): Jeff Anderson and Whitney La Rocca

    Pages: 416
    Publication Date: 2017
    ISBN: 9781625311856

    Price: $52.95
  • Cultivating Readers

    6 essential steps to foster the will to read

    Introducing a 6-step approach for cultivating and growing complete readers who have the will to read! You'll learn how to help your students understand the value of reading, intimately know who they are as readers, and receive joy and pleasure from text. From sharing your reading life to getting to know your students to modelling the habits of a reader, you will find strategies to use to set the foundation for a classroom of enthusiastic readers. Powerful classroom anecdotes and ready-to-use reproducible activities support this highly readable book.

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    Author(s): Anne Elliott and Mary Lynch

    Pages: 128
    Publication Date: 2017
    ISBN: 9781551383248

    Price: $24.95
    Price: $21.95 (eBook)
    Price: $34.95 (Paper + eBook)
  • Moving Math

    How to use thinking skills to help students make sense of mathematical concepts and support numeracy development

    Moving Math focuses on ‘moving’ the teaching and learning of mathematics by shifting instruction and assessment practices. The book describes how using various thinking skills helps students make sense of mathematical concepts. Key thinking skills — inferring and interpreting; analyzing; evaluating; making connections; synthesizing; reasoning and proving; and reflecting — are deconstructed and modeled through suggested learning experiences across various grades. The book offers possible student solutions that demonstrate how the thinking skills support the intended mathematical learning.

    Designed to make mathematical learning tangible and engaging, hands-on activities encourage students to ask questions, pose problems to solve, and explore ideas that will move their thinking forward. Evidence of student thinking and learning is described through the lens of the learning goal and success criteria. Examples of feedback to move students forward are included. Moving Math will empower you and your students to explore meaningful learning that invites questioning, deep thinking, and purposeful math discussion.

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    Author(s): Mary Fiore and Maria Luisa Lebar

    Pages: 144
    Publication Date: 2017
    ISBN: 9781551383255

    Price: $24.95
    Price: $21.95 (eBook)
    Price: $34.95 (Paper + eBook)