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  • What's Right About Wrong Answers?

    Learning from math mistakes, grades 4-5

    Every new skill takes practice to get right. This practical new book recognizes a simple but important truth — "You can't learn math without making mistakes." It shows you how to take mistakes and turn them on their head, using them to students' advantage. Each of the twenty-two activities offered in the book focuses on important ideas in mathematics. By examining comic strips, letters to a fictitious math expert from confused students, and sample student work containing mistakes, young learners explore typical math errors, reflect on why they're wrong, and move toward a deeper understanding of numbers and math.

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    Author(s): Nancy Anderson

    Pages: 152
    Publication Date: 2017
    ISBN: 9781625310866

    Price: $31.95
  • Renew!

    Become a better — and more authentic — writing teacher

    When was the last time you shook up your writing practice? This passionate book is based on the premise that our students are ever changing, and so our teaching practices should be rethought, revised, and renewed along with them.

    By looking at whether a practice matches students’ needs and interests and examining whether it fits into what we know about children and learning and then adjusting our teaching accordingly, we can nurture students to become critical thinkers, problem solvers, and risk takers in the writing classroom and beyond. The framework of this practical book examine the most pervasive educational practices in writing instruction and to help ask the questions necessary in order to revise those practices so that they are effective for all students. It also offers ideas for how teachers can nurture their own writing lives and thus reinvigorate their instructional practice.

    Coming in May 2017 — Pre-Order today!

    Author(s): Shawna Coppola

    Pages: 128
    Publication Date: 2017
    ISBN: 9781625311047

    Price: $23.95
  • Beyond Answers

    Exploring mathematical practices with young children

    Curriculum standards for math aren't always easy to interpret. This practical- easy-to-read book provides a clear and deep sense of curriculum standards, and shares ideas on how best to implement them in K-2 classrooms.

    Each chapter is dedicated to a different practice. Using real classroom examples and vignettes, the book:

    • invites you to break the cycle of teaching math procedurally
    • demonstrates what it means for children to understand — not just do — math
    • explores what it looks like when young children embrace the important behaviours espoused by the practices.

    The book’s extensive collection of stories from K–2 classroom provides readers with glimpses of classroom dialogue, teacher reflections, and examples of student work. Focus questions at the beginning of each vignette help you analyze the examples and encourage further reflection.

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    Author(s): Mike Flynn

    Pages: 224
    Publication Date: 2016
    ISBN: 9781571109026

    Price: $37.95
    Price: $32.95 (eBook)
    Price: $47.95 (Paper + eBook)
  • Mentor Texts, 2nd Ediiton

    Teaching writing through children's literature

    Rediscover how to help students become confident, accomplished writers by using literature as a foundation. Organized around the key characteristics of good writing — focus, content, organization, style, and conventions — the second edition of this bestselling book offers hands-on, ready-to-use strategies. The second edition includes an exploration of the gradual release of responsibility model, offering suggestions for demonstrations and shared or guided writing. Reflection is emphasized as a necessary component to understanding why mentor authors chose certain strategies, literary devices, sentence structures, and words. This practical resource demonstrates the power of learning to read like writers.

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    Author(s): Lynne R. Dorfman and Rose Cappelli

    Pages: 368
    Publication Date: 2017
    ISBN: 9781625311313

    Price: $42.95
    Price: $38.95 (eBook)
    Price: $52.95 (Paper + eBook)
  • Strategies that Work, 3rd Edition

    Teaching comprehension for understanding, engagement, and building knowledge

    Strategies that Work is back, and better than ever, with all new perspectives on how to explicitly teach thinking strategies so that students become engaged, thoughtful, independent readers!

    In this exciting new edition of a groundbreaking book, you'll explore children's thinking, curiosity, and questions, and tackle close reading, close listening, text complexity and critical thinking. The book also offers an updated look at digital reading, strategies for integrating comprehension and technology, and comprehension across the curriculum. Readers will also access updated bibliographies online, including the popular "Great Books for Teaching Content." This third edition is a must-have resource for a generation of new teachers — and a welcome refresher for those with dog-eared copies of this timeless guide to teaching comprehension.

    Coming in July 2017 — Pre-Order today!

    Author(s): Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis

    Pages: 320
    Publication Date: 2017
    ISBN: 9781625310637

    Price: $57.95
  • Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish You'd Had

    Ideas and strategies from vibrant classrooms

    While mathematicians describe mathematics as playful, beautiful, creative, and captivating, many students describe math class as boring, stressful, useless, and humiliating. This illuminating and inspiring book will help you close this gap by making math class more like mathematics.

    Through vivid stories of real, authentic teaching and observation, you’ll gain insight into effective instructional decision making. You’ll engage with big concepts and pick up plenty of practical details about how to implement new teaching strategies.

    All teachers can move toward increasingly authentic, delightful, robust mathematics teaching and learning for themselves and their students. This important book helps us develop instructional techniques that will make the math classes we teach so much better than the math classes we took.

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    Author(s): Tracy Johnston Zager

    Pages: 392
    Publication Date: 2017
    ISBN: 9781571109965

    Price: $57.95
    Price: $51.95 (eBook)
    Price: $67.95 (Paper + eBook)
  • How Do I Get Them to Write?

    Explore the reading-writing connection using freewriting and mentor texts to motivate and empower students

    This remarkable book shows teachers how to inspire students to learn to write and write to learn. Committed to the premise that all students can learn to write with appropriate teaching, modelling, and practice, it argues that reading and writing go hand in hand. Through reading, writing and the inevitable discussions that follow, students learn from the experiences of others, open their minds to many possibilities, gain a glimpse into new worlds, make connections to their lives, and reflect on their own choices and learning. This practical book shows you how to use freewriting and powerful mentor texts to create classrooms where students enjoy putting pencil to paper and taking the necessary risks to grow and flourish as writers.

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    Author(s): Karen Filewych

    Pages: 160
    Publication Date: 2017
    ISBN: 9781551383224

    Price: $24.95
    Price: $21.95 (eBook)
    Price: $34.95 (Paper + eBook)
  • Accessible Algebra

    30 modules to promote algebraic reasoning, grades 7-10

    The perfect book for any pre-algebra or algebra teacher who wants to provide a rich and fulfilling experience to students as they think through and about algebra. Each of the thirty lessons identifies and addresses a focal domain and standard in algebra, then lays out the common misconceptions students may face as they work to investigate and understand problems. Advice on assigning a problem, grouping students, including assessment, and supporting struggling students complement this hands-on guide.

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    Author(s): Anne Collins and Steven R. Benson

    Pages: 152
    Publication Date: 2017
    ISBN: 9781625310668

    Price: $38.95
  • We Can Do This!

    Student mentor texts that teach and inspire

    The power of peer models is undeniable. When students see others taking risks in their writing — persevering, problem-solving, and succeding — they become empowered. The student samples in this book are paired with writing lessons that are "doable" for students: they highlight skills, strategies, craft moves, and traits within the reach of their intended audience. As teachers and students study the examples, they will think, “I can do that!”  Additionally, samples that reflect the most common errors or trouble spots are included, enabling teachers to explicitly teach to these points.

    Author(s): Janiel Wagstaff

    Pages: 160
    Publication Date: 2017
    ISBN: 9781625311801

    Price: $28.95
  • Reading, Writing, Playing, Learning

    Finding the sweet spots in kindergarten literacy

    This practical handbook shows teachers how to nurture a kindergarten learning environment in which children feel safe, comfortable, and able to take risks. It offers innovative ways to encourage children to explore, experiment, discover, solve problems, and freely interact with one another. Based on extensive classroom practice, it demonstrates when teachers need to provide support, ask questions, and provoke thinking, and when they should step back and give children room to explore on their own. This remarkable book offers concrete suggestions for creating play-based learning in a culture of inquiry. It is committed to creating classrooms where children can learn and grow while they play.

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    Author(s): Lori Jamison Rog and Donna-Lynn Galloway

    Pages: 104
    Publication Date: 2017
    ISBN: 9781551383217

    Price: $24.95
    Price: $21.95 (eBook)
    Price: $34.95 (Paper + eBook)
  • When Writers Drive the Workshop

    Honoring young voices and bold choices

    This practical, engaging book explores what happens when empowered student writers take over direction of the writing workshop. Written in a friendly, teacher-to-teacher style, the book focuses on four key components of writing workshop — conferring sessions, the "author's chair", reflection time, and mini-lessons. Through stories from real classrooms, When Writers Drive the Workshop reminds us that no matter where children come from, they all have the powerful, shared need to be heard.

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    Author(s): Brian Kissel

    Pages: 192
    Publication Date: 2017
    ISBN: 9781625310736

    Price: $29.95
  • Keep Growing

    How to encourage students to perservere, overcome setbacks, and develop a growth mindset

    Growth mindset, grit, and self-regulation are all terms that teachers and parents have been hearing a lot lately. Drawing on research into the importance of growth mindsets and self-control, Keep Growing shows how teachers can provide opportunities for students to develop traits that will make them better able to face challenges and recover from setbacks. It supports the creation of a practice-based environment that helps teachers transform theory into teachable moments. This practical book provides strategies, activities, and assessment tools that will help children to change their mindsets and foster their desire to tackle difficult tasks, their ability to push through challenging work, and their application of what they have learned. It also offers suggestions for home–school communication that will help you build stronger partnerships and keep students and their learning growing, inside the classroom and out.

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    Author(s): Joey Mandel

    Pages: 128
    Publication Date: 2017
    ISBN: 9781551383200

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