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  • Early Childhood Math Routines

    Empowering young minds to think

    One of the central challenges facing early childhood teachers is how to meet academic standards while creating learning environments that honour young children’s mathematical ideas, curiosity, and playfulness. Early Childhood Math Routines, introduces a set of short whole-group and partner routines designed to engage young children in meaningful math thinking and build problem-solving communities.

    Inside you’ll find the following resources:

    • Innovative routines featuring student-teacher dialogue and teaching analysis to support you in planning and facilitating
    • Clear explanations of the big mathematical ideas in early childhood math
    • Access to a robust companion website, which includes downloadable and printable cards and gameboards; over 30 slide decks for facilitating routines, additional practice routines, supplemental readings, and a place value interview assessment
    • A day-by-day suggested planning guide to introducing and developing each routine in your classroom

    Learn from real experience in classrooms supporting the complexities of early childhood mathematics while also building communities that foster social, emotional, and cognitive development in young children. Get the tools and routines that will help you connect children to mathematics in a way that is exciting and powerful.

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    Author(s): Antonia Cameron

    Pages: 208
    Publication Date: 2020
    ISBN: 9781625311832

    Price: $ 38.95
  • Hands Down, Speak Out

    Listening and talking across literacy and math

    How can we lay the groundwork for classroom conversations that are less teacher-directed and more conducive to student-to-student dialogue?

    This unique book offers an innovative discourse structure in which students’ ideas and voices take the lead while teachers focus on listening and facilitating. In addition to classroom stories and examples, Christy and Kassia provide 28 micro-lessons designed to help K–5 students develop and exercise their speaking and listening muscles. Inside Hands Down, Speak Out you’ll learn how to:

    • Build talk communities that are accessible to everyone, especially those whose voices are traditionally left out of classroom discourse
    • Analyze classroom conversations in order to plan next steps for developing the classroom talk community
    • Plan and facilitate three types of conversation across literacy and math

    Christy and Kassia believe that the development of dialogue skills is worth the investment of time not only because it has the power to deepen our understanding of literacy and mathematics, but also to deepen our understanding of ourselves, our communities, and the world.

    Coming in September 2020 — Pre-Order today!

    Author(s): Kassia Omohundro Wedekind and Christy Thompson

    Pages: 248
    Publication Date: 2020
    ISBN: 9781625312693

    Price: $ 44.95
  • Rough Draft Math

    Revising to learn

    Infuse math class with the spirit of revision! Students will feel comfortable thinking aloud as they talk to learn through problem-solving, rather than talking only to perform right answers. In the process, a class of students becomes a community of mathematical thinkers, and teachers gain access to their students' ideas and understandings. Rough Draft Math shows how to create a classroom culture in which your students will feel more comfortable expressing their partial understandings and in-process thinking, and then continually revising that thinking as they build deep, conceptual understanding of mathematics.

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    Author(s): Amanda Jansen

    Pages: 224
    Publication Date: 2020
    ISBN: 9781625312068

    Price: $ 37.95
  • Layers of Learning

    Using read-alouds to connect literacy and caring conversations

    When we layer together the two ideas that the books we share not only serve an academic purpose, but they also convey big, affective messages, our classroom conversations become richer and student learning becomes more meaningful. Layers of Learning explores read-aloud strategies designed to enhance your reading and writing standards by capitalizing on the way literature can impact caring communities. With over 200 picture-book suggestions, author JoEllen McCarthy introduces the Heartprint Framework, which demonstrates how you can layer literacy and life lessons throughout your day using multiple connections across learning. Inside, you’ll find the following:

    • 60 read-aloud-based connections that support caring classroom conversations, lesson planning, and extensions
    • Instructional opportunities for nurturing readers and writers during workshop, small-group, and individual conversations
    • Literacy Snapshot photo essays with ideas to adopt or adapt
    • Continuing connections with additional resources and invitations for further learning

    Layers of Learning is structured around four key elements: Community, Agency, Respect, and Empowerment, or CARE. Inside you’ll discover the tools you need to emphasize reading and writing connections, character education, and culturally responsive teaching, while championing the power of read alouds to affect independent readers, writers, and thinkers.

    Coming in September 2020 — Pre-order today!

    Author(s): JoEllen McCarthy

    Pages: 232
    Publication Date: 2020
    ISBN: 9781625312914

    Price: $ 44.95
  • Teaching Fairly in an Unfair World, 2nd Edition

    This era of “fake” news demands a deeper curriculum that questions inconsistencies of facts and opinions in various texts and images. This timely revision of a ground-breaking book offers opportunities for students to connect with social justice issues through inventive language exploration and the active examination of all forms of media. It encourages teachers to evaluate their core teaching beliefs and recognize the realities of their students’ lives for a richer understanding of our complex world. A glossary of more than fifty strategies, along with reproducible pages for easy classroom use, complement this essential resource.

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    Author(s): Kathleen Gould Lundy

    Pages: 160
    Publication Date: 2020
    ISBN: 9781551383439

    Price: $ 24.95
  • How and Wow of Teaching, The

    Quick ideas for mastering any classroom situation effectively, efficiently, and enthusiastically

    Teachers succeed when they grow, develop, and strive to maintain excitement and wonder: the WOW of learning. This book examines a wide variety of daily tasks, from delivering engaging lessons to nurturing life skills. Throughout the book, simple steps for instruction are explained, along with suggestions for fun-filled activities and games. Practical and hands-on, the book offers tricks, techniques, and original ideas for excellent classroom instruction in all subject areas. It demonstrates how the WOW factor will help teachers remain motivated as they enrich the classroom learning experience for students.

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    Author(s): Kathy Paterson

    Pages: 160
    Publication Date: 2019
    ISBN: 9781551383422

    Price: $ 24.95
    Price: $ 21.95 (eBook)
    Price: $ 34.95 (Paper + eBook)
  • Engaging Literate Minds

    Developing children's social, emotional, and intellectual lives, K–3

    Increasingly, educators are recognizing that for children to thrive intellectually, they need classrooms that offer and grow positive relationships and behavior, emotional self-regulation, and a sense of well-being. Using the guiding principles from his best-selling resources, Choice Words and Opening Minds, author Peter Johnston and six colleagues began a journey to create such classrooms—environments in which children meaningfully engage with each other through reading, writing, making and discussing books. By embracing the ideas and teaching strategies in Engaging Literate Minds, you can help your students become socially, emotionally, and intellectually healthy.

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    Author(s): Peter H. Johnston and et al.

    Pages: 344
    Publication Date: 2020
    ISBN: 9781625311627

    Price: $ 51.95
  • CAFE Book, Expanded Second Edition, The

    Engaging all students in daily literacy assessment and instruction

    Teachers are learners too, and for the past ten years, Gail Boushey and Allison Behne have been working with hundreds of teachers and students nationwide, gaining insight into best practices for reading instruction. Using those insights, they developed The CAFE Book, Expanded Second Edition to help teachers apply what their research has shown—that reading instruction is not about the setting, the basal, or the book level. Rather, effective reading instruction is based on what that student needs in that moment.

    The CAFE Book, Expanded Second Edition builds on the same research-based, student-centered foundations as the original, but now includes

    • A new process of planning data-driven instruction using the Seven Steps from Assessment to Instruction;
    •  The Instruction Protocol—a framework to guide your instruction and planning;
    • Significant resources to help with lesson planning, assessment, goal setting, and parent involvement;
    • A revised CAFE menu and a checklist of skills for emerging readers;
    • New and improved forms for both the online conferring notebook and a pencil/paper notebook to support more effective conferring with students;
    • The addition of CAFE’s Essential Elements, a resource to guide your understanding of student-focused instruction;
    • And new and revised Ready Reference Guides that include when to teach the strategy, options differentiating instruction, and partner strategies.

    The CAFE Book, Expanded Second Edition gives you a variety of tools to structure your literacy block and create an environment where your students are engaged readers and writers with resources that set them up for success. This CAFE system is all you need to support, guide, and coach your students toward the strategies that will move them forward.

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    Author(s): Gail Boushey and Allison Behne

    Pages: 264
    Publication Date: 2019
    ISBN: 9781625312792

    Price: $ 44.95
  • Up for Debate

    Exploring math through argument

    Discover the route to a classroom culture where students do the talking, explain their thinking, and critique each other’s mathematical reasoning, all in the context of the math you're expected to teach. You’ll start with short speaking and listening routines that take just a few minutes to introduce. As you and your students progress, you can layer on additional debate routines, until your class is engaging in full-class debates using mathematical reasoning. With this easy-to-read guide, you don't need to wait any longer. You will be able to start debating in your classroom, tomorrow!

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    Author(s): Chris Luzniak

    Pages: 96
    Publication Date: 2019
    ISBN: 9781625312815

    Price: $ 28.95
  • Cultivating Writers

    Elevate your writing instruction beyond the skills to ignite the will

    The 6 essential steps for nurturing writers who have the will to write are at the core of this practical book. Based on extensive classroom experience, the book explores how teachers can help students tap into their own life experiences, model the habits of a writer, and make use of the tools of the trade. Strategies throughout the book show teachers how to create an environment that helps students see writing as a rewarding experience in and outside the classroom. Powerful real-life anecdotes and ready-to-use activities support this guide to developing classrooms full of thoughtful, passionate writers.

    Coming in May 2020 — Pre-order today!

    Author(s): Anne Elliott and Mary Lynch

    Pages: 160
    Publication Date: 2020
    ISBN: 9781551383453

    Price: $ 24.95
  • Open Middle Math

    Problems that unlock student thinking, grades 6-12

    Imagine that you assign a math problem and your students, instead of getting discouraged after not solving it on the first attempt, start working harder—as if on a quest to figure out the answer. They talk to each other and enthusiastically share their discoveries. What could possibly make this fantastic scenario come true? The answer is: the Open Middle math problems and strategies in this book.

    Open Middle Math by Robert Kaplinsky gives middle and high school teachers the problems and planning guidance that will encourage students to see mathematics in an entirely different light. These challenging and rewarding Open Middle math problems will help you see your students build genuine conceptual understanding, perseverance, and creativity. With these practical and intuitive strategies, extensive resources, and Robert’s own stories about his journey learning to use Open Middle math problems successfully, you will be able to support, challenge, and motivate all your students.

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    Author(s): Robert Kaplinsky

    Pages: 192
    Publication Date: 2019
    ISBN: 9781625311740

    Price: $ 35.95
  • Teaching Tough Topics

    How do I use children's literature to build a deeper understanding of social justice, equity and diversity?

    Teaching Tough Topics shows teachers how to lead students to become caring citizens as they read and respond to quality children’s literature. It focuses on topics that can be challenging or sensitive, yet are significant in order to build understanding of social justice, diversity, and equity. Racism, Homophobia, Bullying, Religious Intolerance, Poverty, and Physical and Mental Challenges are just some of the themes explored. The book is rooted in the belief that by using picture books, novels, poetry, and nonfiction, teachers can enrich learning with compassion and empathy as students make connections to texts, to others, and to the world.

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    Author(s): Larry Swartz

    Pages: 144
    Publication Date: 2020
    ISBN: 9781551383415

    Price: $ 24.95
    Price: $ 21.95 (eBook)
    Price: $ 34.95 (Paper + eBook)
  • Mentoring Each Other

    Teachers listening, learning, and sharing to create more successful classrooms

    This practical book explores ways teachers can collaborate and learn from each other in formal and informal situations. It demonstrates that a mentoring relationship can benefit both new and experienced teachers. Full of strategies that are practical and easy to implement, the book offers solutions to common questions, opportunities, and challenges that face teachers every day. Based on extensive experience, this highly readable book includes personal histories and experiences around important values and advocates for honest reflection and meaningful feedback. An essential resource for all educators, the book champions reciprocal and ongoing processes of learning, listening, and sharing.

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    Author(s): Lana Parker and Diane Vetter

    Pages: 160
    Publication Date: 2020
    ISBN: 9781551383460

    Price: $ 24.95
    Price: $ 21.95 (eBook)
    Price: $ 34.95 (Paper + eBook)
  • Powerful Writing Structures

    Brain pocket strategies for supporting a year-long writing program

    This timely book uses thinking structures to deepen student writing. It revolves around “brain pockets” to help students appreciate the qualities of different writing forms. Some powerful examples include memory pockets for personal narrative writing, fact pockets for nonfiction, and imagination pockets for story writing. Detailed lesson plans are featured along with sample anchor books and book lists. Based on extensive classroom testing, student samples throughout the book illustrate this unique approach to teaching writing. Suggestions for setting up an effective writing program and assessment tips for guiding instruction complete this comprehensive approach to developing a year-long writing program.

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    Author(s): Adrienne Gear

    Pages: 198
    Publication Date: 2020
    ISBN: 9781551383446

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