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  • Active Reading Classrooms

    Strategies that build language comprehension and word recognition skills

    This practical book invites teachers to investigate different strategies to teach both whole-class and individual intervention lessons in reading. The book strives to take students beyond the simple view of reading and make them active users of language who make connections among the elements that science tells us are part of the reading process. Teachers will find strategies focused on self-regulation, word recognition, and language comprehension, along with various ways to connect and strengthen each aspect of reading. The lessons address new research about the complexities of reading and focus on scaffolding and differentiating learning for students in elementary classrooms.

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    Author(s): Jennifer Kelly

    Pages: 120
    Publication Date: 2023
    ISBN: 9781551383651

    Price: $ 32.95
    Price: $ 29.95 (eBook)
    Price: $ 42.95 (Paper + eBook)
  • Patterns of Revision, Grade 5

    Inviting 5th graders into conversations that elevate writing

    How do we get fifth-grade writers to revise? And once we do get them thinking about revision, what, exactly, do they do? What do we do? In Patterns of Revision, best-selling authors Whitney La Rocca and Jeff Anderson answer these questions and more. This practical resource uses the research-proven and classroom-tested methods of sentence combining in a meaningful, engaging way that supports authentic writing as well as writing for performance-based or multiple-choice tests.

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    Author(s): Whitney La Rocca and Jeff Anderson

    Pages: 254
    Publication Date: 2024
    ISBN: 9781625316356

    Price: $ 99.95
  • Phonological Awareness

    Assessment tools & strategies

    Do you find yourself asking: How am I supposed to put assessment, differentiated instruction, and multi-tiered instruction into practice? In this book, author Yvette Zgonc gives you a wealth of phonological awareness activities directly tied into the three-tiered model of RTI. At your fingertips, you’ll find activities for use with the whole class, for small groups not making adequate progress, and for individual students who need the most intensive and explicit instruction. Informed by research on how the brain learns best, these songs, poems, games, and activities will keep students engaged, involved, and having fun—because that’s when learning is sustained. So whether they’re pretending to be superheroes, surgical assistants, baseball pitchers, or just lowly worms, get ready to see your students actually enjoy strengthening their phonological awareness skills. This jam-packed collection will help you to: Engage students with easy-to-do activities that take little or no prep-time; Tailor your instruction to students’ individual needs; Assess students’ phonological awareness skills (with tests in English & Spanish); Monitor & track student progress; and Integrate works of children’s literature into skills-based activities. Whether or not you are following the three-tiered RTI model, this volume will help you to effectively teach and keep track of your students. And that brings you one step closer to the ultimate goal—success for all children.

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    Author(s): Yvette Zgonc

    Pages: 184
    Publication Date: 2024
    ISBN: 9781934026809

    Price: $ 42.95
  • A Year for the Books

    Routines and mindsets for creating student-centred reading communities

    With a focus on fostering a deep love for reading and prioritizing student growth, A Year for the Books is a must-have for educators from kindergarten through middle school. This teacher-friendly resource takes you behind the scenes and through the school year as it shares simple, practical strategies to design learner-centered literacy experiences. The book features companion podcasts or PDCasts where you can hear the authors tackle authentic classroom dilemmas and share their decision-making process.

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    Author(s): Katie Walther and Maria Walther

    Pages: 230
    Publication Date: 2024
    ISBN: 9781625315670

    Price: $ 50.95
  • Messing Around with Math

    Ready-to-use problems that engage students in a better understanding of key math concepts

    This book is filled with a range of problems that support student understanding of key math concepts. From word problems to open-ended rich tasks to real-world math problems, you will have a toolbox that addresses the complex learning needs of your students. Messing Around With Math provides problems that can be used at any point in the lesson: whole-group, guided small-group instruction, or independent practice. This resource will also help teachers develop their skills in crafting rich, meaningful and engaging lessons. Instead of endless searching for the ‘right’ problem for your students, you will have a one-stop shop.

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    Author(s): David Costello

    Pages: 144
    Publication Date: 2024
    ISBN: 9781551383668

    Price: $ 32.95
    Price: $ 29.95 (eBook)
    Price: $ 42.95 (Paper + eBook)
  • Nourishing Caregiver Collaborations

    Elevating home experiences and classroom practices for collective care

    Step beyond school-centric, one-off events and practices to create more authentic and engaging collaborations with caregivers. Instead of asking what families can do to support schools, this thoughtful book asks how schools can identify and celebrate what families already inherently bring to their children’s literacy learning.

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    Author(s): Nawal Qarooni

    Pages: 200
    Publication Date: 2023
    ISBN: 9781625316196

    Price: $ 52.95
  • Fail-Safe Strategies for Science and Literacy

    Classroom activities to engage students in thinking, exploring, and making sense of the world

    Effective teaching can be found where science and literacy overlap. This book helps teachers streamline busy schedules by focusing on cognitive skills shared by science and language arts. Designed to help build teacher confidence, it offers the background and insights teachers need to support students as they make sense of science content through language arts study. This unique approach pairs thinking routines from literacy—Observe and Wonder; Predict and Infer; Sort and Categorize; Analyze and Interpret; and Conclude and Apply—with hands-on science activities. The engaging strategies offer a fail-safe way for students to build knowledge and skills across the curriculum.

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    Author(s): Sandra Mirabelli and Lionel Sandner

    Pages: 160
    Publication Date: 2023
    ISBN: 9781551383644

    Price: $ 32.95
    Price: $ 29.95 (eBook)
    Price: $ 42.95 (Paper + eBook)
  • Shifting the Balance, Grades 3-5

    6 ways to bring the science of reading into the upper elementary classroom

    This much-anticipated follow-up to the bestselling book for K–2 teachers, Shifting the Balance, extends the conversation with this new text built specifically with grade 3–5 teachers in mind, introducing 6 more shifts across individual chapters that:

    • Zoom in on a common practice to reconsider
    • Untangle a number of misunderstandings that have likely contributed to the use of the common practice
    • Propose a more science-aligned shift to the current practice 
    • Provide solid scientific research to support the revised practice
    • Offer a collection of high-leverage, easy-to-implement instructional routines to support the shift to more brain-friendly instruction 

    Katie, Jan, and Kari know the pressure of the “Where to start?” question. In response, they offer a refreshing approach that is respectful, accessible, and practical—grounded in an earnest commitment to building a bridge between research and classroom practice.

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    Author(s): Katie Egan Cunningham and Jan Burkins and Kari Yates

    Pages: 288
    Publication Date: 2023
    ISBN: 9781625315977

    Price: $ 60.95
  • Powerful Thinking

    Engaging readers, building knowledge, and nudging learning in elementary classrooms

    An inspiring book to help teachers shift their beliefs and “stretch” their thinking around reading comprehension, literacy instruction, and content-area learning. Using the key concepts and strategies introduced in her ground-breaking book, Reading Power, Adrienne Gear shows teachers practical ways to create a “culture of thinking” that can be integrated into all areas of learning. Using knowledge-rich texts as tools, Adrienne shares how read-alouds can be used in content areas to support literacy skills and build knowledge. This timely book offers classroom-tested lessons and anchor books to create a content-rich learning environment that helps strengthen student learning and knowledge-building.

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    Feature of the Month!
    Powerful Thinking is our April feature! Just click on "Preview Book" beneath the cover image on the left, and you'll be able to read the first three chapters of this practical, hands-on book online, completely FREE!


    Author(s): Adrienne Gear

    Pages: 160
    Publication Date: 2024
    ISBN: 9781551383637

    Price: $ 32.95
    Price: $ 29.95 (eBook)
    Price: $ 42.95 (Paper + eBook)
  • Patterns of Revision, Grade 4

    Inviting 4th graders into conversations that elevate writing

    How do we get fourth-grade writers to revise? And once we do get them thinking about revision, what, exactly, do they do? What do we do? In Patterns of Revision, best-selling authors Whitney La Rocca and Jeff Anderson answer these questions and more. This practical resource uses the research-proven and classroom-tested methods of sentence combining in a meaningful, engaging way that supports authentic writing as well as writing for performance-based or multiple-choice tests.

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    Author(s): Whitney La Rocca and Jeff Anderson

    Pages: 254
    Publication Date: 2024
    ISBN: 9781625316332

    Price: $ 99.95
  • The Heart-Centered Teacher

    Restoring hope, joy, and possibility in uncertain times

    How do we find hope and possibility in challenging times? How do we bring our truest selves into our teaching and personal lives? In this unique, inspiring book, beloved author Regie Routman artfully blends stories and strategies to show how we can introduce more joy, authenticity, and gratitude in our classrooms and in our lives.

    Regie invites us to focus on what matters most in our work and in our relationships with those we hold dear. She shares ideas and practical takeaways for teaching, learning, and living:

    • Seeing and celebrating each learner’s gifts and strengths
    • Creating a storytelling culture
    • Ensuring equitable opportunities for all
    • Co-creating welcoming spaces and routines
    • Developing professional knowledge
    • Championing the reading-writing connection
    • Fostering resilience and hope
    • Taking care of ourselves and our students
    • Making a worthy difference

    Check out Regie’s video welcome  and companion website.

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    Author(s): Regie Routman

    Pages: 294
    Publication Date: 2024
    ISBN: 9781032445502

    Price: $ 42.95
  • Patterns of Revision, Grade 3

    Inviting 3rd Graders into conversations that elevate writing

    With every lesson grounded in the critical strategy of writers talking out their revisions, Patterns of Revision will establish routines, practices, and mindsets to set you and your students up for success from day one. Discover the joy inherent in writing - and writing instruction - when we explore revision through engaging inquiry and the study of models, building flexible, competent revisors, step-by-step, in an open-ended discussion of meaning driven revision choices and their effects.

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    Author(s): Whitney La Rocca and Jeff Anderson

    Pages: 264
    Publication Date: 2023
    ISBN: 9781625316318

    Price: $ 99.95
  • Reggio-Inspired Literacy in Primary Classrooms

    Nurturing children to listen, prompt, guide, and research as they work together for more meaningful learning

    This practical book shows teachers what Reggio-inspired experiences look like in primary classrooms. Based on extensive classroom experience, the real-life examples explore how teachers can observe children to better motivate, engage, and inspire them. Teachers will find simple ways to guide children to become effective problem solvers and build deeper learning in reading, writing, oral language, and listening. The hands-on activities revolve around topics children care about and are designed to foster skills in communication, collaboration, and finding meaning in the world around them. This mixture of theory and Reggio-inspired practices puts the child at the centre of their learning.

    Coming in September 2024 — Pre-order today!


    Author(s): Jennifer Kelly

    Pages: 160
    Publication Date: 2024
    ISBN: 9781551383682

    Price: $ 32.95
  • Bridging the Reading Gap

    Explicit instruction that supports spelling, phonics, morphology, and vocabulary development in grades 4-8

    A structured series of ready-to-use lessons that explore the “how” and the “why” of the English language with students. The engaging activities reflect the needs of all students, covering a wide range of abilities. Carefully curated word lists scaffold instruction for emergent to competent readers. The lessons are based on extensive classroom experience and include suggestions from teachers who have used the lessons in real classrooms. An ideal resource for using the spelling block to instruct, strengthen, and address gaps in phonics, morphology, and vocabulary knowledge for students in grades 4-8.

    Coming in September 2024 — Pre-order today!


    Author(s): Heather Willms

    Pages: 160
    Publication Date: 2024
    ISBN: 9781551383675

    Price: $ 32.95