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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

Paper Price: $ 31.95
All orders receive a 10% discount