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  • Choral Counting & Counting Collections

    Transforming the PreK-5 math classroom

    This influential book inspires preschool and elementary teachers to experience the joys and rewards of using two activities — Choral Counting & Counting Collections — regularly in their classrooms and in their partnerships with families. These playful, yet intentional, activities will engage children deeply and creatively with ideas of number and operations, and mathematical sense-making through counting. For teachers who want to jump-start student participation and deepen mathematical understanding, this can be your go-to guide.

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    Author(s): Megan L. Franke and Elham Kazemi and Angela Chan Turrou

    Pages: 224
    Publication Date: 2018
    ISBN: 9781625311092

    Price: $40.95
    Price: $36.95 (eBook)
    Price: $50.95 (Paper + eBook)
  • Invitations to Play

    Using play to build literacy skills in young learners

    Our youngest learners thrive when their learning environment is one that celebrates curiosity, exploration, and imagination. This comprehensive resource sets the stage for play-based learning that will help children build a strong literacy foundation, as well as successfully negotiate the choices they make in real life.

    A perfect blend of theory and instruction, Invitations to Play offers background and strategies for you to explore all aspects of playful learning. It shows you how to

    • incorporate digital literacy — choose and use apps that will access children’s imaginary worlds and promote creative collaboration
    • use music to develop sensory and collaborative learning — create music play centres that include making instruments from household items
    • build on student home languages and ideas — guide children into English knowledge through social and collaborative interactions
    • nurture multiple literacies — innovative ways to use play as scaffolding for later explorations in literacy

    Invitations to Play gives new and experienced teachers a road map to involve and engage their young students in all forms of literacy learning.

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    Author(s): Anne Burke

    Pages: 128
    Publication Date: 2018
    ISBN: 9781551383361

    Price: $24.95
  • Not Light, But Fire

    How to lead meaningful race conversations in the classroom

    Do you feel prepared to initiate and facilitate meaningful, productive dialogues about race in your classroom? Are you looking for practical strategies to engage with your students?

    Inspired by Frederick Douglass’s abolitionist call to action, “It is not light that is needed, but fire,” Matthew Kay has spent his career learning how to lead students through the most difficult race conversations. Kay not only makes the case that high school classrooms are one of the best places to have those conversations, he also offers a method for getting them right.

    Kay provides candid guidance on:

    • how to recognize the difference between meaningful and inconsequential race conversations;
    • how to build conversational “safe spaces,” not merely declare them;
    • how to infuse race conversations with urgency and purpose;
    • how to thrive in the face of unexpected challenges; and
    • how administrators might equip teachers to thoughtfully engage in these conversations.

    With the right blend of reflection and humility, Kay asserts, teachers can make school one of the best venues for young people to discuss race.

    On Twitter: #NotLight

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    Author(s): Matthew Kay

    Pages: 288
    Publication Date: 2018
    ISBN: 9781625310989

    Price: $33.95
    Price: $30.95 (eBook)
    Price: $43.95 (Paper + eBook)
  • Stand Up and Teach

    What do you need for a well-run classroom full of engaged students? Kathy Lundy takes you step-by-step through the nitty-gritty details of creating a classroom that works for you and your students. This honest look at the complexity of teaching introduces you to strategies that work and classroom management tips that make a difference. From building a safe and inclusive classroom, to teaching with imagination and
    innovation, to engaging with your mentors, Stand Up & Teach will help you become the teacher you want to be.

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    Author(s): Kathleen Gould Lundy

    Pages: 128
    Publication Date: 2018
    ISBN: 9781551383316

    Price: $24.95
    Price: $21.95 (eBook)
    Price: $34.95 (Paper + eBook)
  • Word by Word

    101 ways to inspire and engage students by building vocabulary, improving spelling, and enriching reading, writing, and learning

    Discover key strategies for making words the core of classroom instruction and engagement. Literacy guru Larry Swartz offers novel ways to expand students’ interest in and facility with words and word power — day by day, word by word. This practical resource is designed to help students discover why words matter as they build vocabulary; gain confidence to spell new and difficult words; develop word recognition and process un-
    familiar words when reading; increase understanding of words in the content areas; inquire about word meanings and derivations; play with and celebrate words and language; and much more!

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    Author(s): Larry Swartz

    Pages: 160
    Publication Date: 2019
    ISBN: 9781551383385

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

    How the science of reading informs teaching

    With the concise and readable BrainWords, you will learn how children’s brains develop as they become readers and discover ways you can take concrete steps to promote this critical developmental passage. Introducing their original, research-based framework of “brain words”—dictionaries in the brain where students store and automatically access sounds, spellings, and meanings—the authors offer a wealth of information that will transform your thinking and practice:

    • Up-to-date knowledge about reading and neurological circuitry, including evidence that spelling is at the core of the reading brain
    • Tools to recognize what works, what doesn’t, and why
    • Practical classroom activities for daily teaching and student assessment
    • Insights about what brain research tells us about whole language and phonics-first movements
    • Deepened understanding of dyslexia through the enhanced lens of brain science

    With the insights and strategies of BrainWords, you can meet your students where they are and ensure that more of them read well, think well, and write well.

    Coming in February 2019 — Pre-Order today!

    Author(s): J Richard Gentry and Gene P Ouellette

    Pages: 176
    Publication Date: 2019
    ISBN: 9781625312730

    Price: $39.95
  • No More How Long Does It Have to Be?

    Fostering independent writers in grades 3-8

    In this eagerly awaited sequel to No More “I’m Done!” grades 3–8 teachers will find the inspiration and tools to shift from a teacher-directed writing program to a student-propelled workshop model. Drawing on a wealth of Writer’s Workshop experience in upper elementary and middle school classrooms, the book provides strategies to help you engage and support writers as they discover their voices and take charge of their own learning. It shares tips on how to establish the spaces, routines, and tone to run a highly productive writing time. As it clarifies misconceptions about writing and workshops, No More "How Long" serves up an immensely readable blend of activities, anecdotes, and advice that will energize and inspire your students.

    Coming in February 2019 — Pre-Order today!

    Author(s): Jennifer Jacobsen

    Pages: 152
    Publication Date: 2019
    ISBN: 9781625311535

    Price: $29.95
  • Freewriting with Purpose

    Simple classroom techniques for to help students make connections, think critically, and construct meaning

    In freewriting, we write continuously: we begin with a prompt and keep our pen or pencil moving throughout the entire duration. We do not stop to question or censor ourselves; we do not concern ourselves with spelling, punctuation, capitalization, or grammar; we do not let critical thoughts creep into our freewriting time. The book shows teachers how to use freewriting to help kids write well and more, regardless of grade level, subject, time of day, or time of year. It is not a difficult process to implement and yet it makes a significant difference in teacher attitudes, student confidence, and, ultimately, student writing abilities.

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    Author(s): Karen Filewych

    Pages: 144
    Publication Date: 2019
    ISBN: 9781551383392

    Price: $24.95
    Price: $21.95 (eBook)
    Price: $34.95 (Paper + eBook)
  • Little Readers, Big Thinkers

    Teaching close reading in the primary grades

    This manageable approach to close reading will help you harness the big thinking in your young learners' inquisitive minds. The book showcases ways that close reading can teach even the youngest students new ways to enjoy texts, think about them critically, and share that thinking with peers and adults. Little Readers, Big Thinkers offers a trove of  valuable insights:

    • What close reading is (and is not)
    • How to encourage students to “read like detectives”
    • Ways to weave close reading practices into your lessons
    • How to cultivate real reading, organic thinking, and deep conversations
    • Which books invite amazing learning and thinking experiences

    With this book as your guide, close reading will become your students’ stepping stone to a lifelong love of reading.

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    Author(s): Amy Stewart

    Pages: 168
    Publication Date: 2019
    ISBN: 9781625312129

    Price: $29.95
    Price: $26.95 (eBook)
    Price: $39.95 (Paper + eBook)
  • Necessary Conditions

    Teaching secondary math with academic safety, quality tasks, and effective facilitation

    This thoughtful book identifies three essential elements in a coherent approach to secondary math pedagogy: academic safety, quality tasks, and effective facilitation. With the guidance in Necessary Conditions, you’ll be equipped to design classroom experiences that build students’ self-confidence; create dynamic lessons that include meaningful assessment; and facilitate routines and discussions that increase students’ access to conceptual mathematics.

    Coming in September 2018 — Pre-Order today!

    Author(s): Geoff Krall

    Pages: 420
    Publication Date: 2018
    ISBN: 9781625311450

    Price: $56.95
  • Spark!

    Quick writes to kindle hearts and minds in elementary classrooms

    The act of writing doesn’t just convey our thinking; it shapes our thinking. Discover “quick writes”—short, frequent bursts of low-stakes writing that allow young students to explore on paper. This purposeful approach offers ways for children to create a rich array of writing, nurturing a broad range of skills: metacognitive skills, and a mindset of reflection, motivation, and gratitude. Spark! provides practical, enjoyable tools that meet your students where they are in their writing development, and produce tangible results — increased volume and stamina; deeper thinking and discovery of voice; more effective and confident communication; the exploration and appreciation of the diverse thinking of others; and much, much more.

    On Twitter: #QuickWriting

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    Author(s): Paula Bourque

    Pages: 184
    Publication Date: 2019
    ISBN: 9781625312006

    Price: $38.95
  • Making Sense of Number, K-10

    Getting to know your students so you can support the development of their mathematical understanding

    This practical book shows you how to get to know the needs and abilities of your students and help them make sense of math concepts. Designed to enhance your professional learning, the book shows you how to notice, interpret, confirm, and respond to student thinking. You will discover how to structure learning experiences around key number concepts — quantity, counting, relating, and representing — developed across various strands: patterning and algebra, numbers and operations, measurement, geometry, and data and probability. Powerful examples of questions and prompts guide you to create a classroom where students get the support they need as they develop confidence in their number sense.

    On Twitter: #makingsensenumber

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    Author(s): Mary Fiore and Ryan Tackaberry

    Pages: 144
    Publication Date: 2018
    ISBN: 9781551383323

    Price: $24.95
    Price: $21.95 (eBook)
    Price: $34.95 (Paper + eBook)
  • Inspiring Meaningful Learning

    6 steps to creating lessons that engage students in deep learning

    This remarkable book explores the essential steps for planning lessons that grab the attention of students and make them care about their learning, from activating prior knowledge and sparking curiosity; to focusing on content, skills, and inquiry; to reviewing work and finding students’ next steps. Built around the three key areas that are most important to meaningful learning — content, pedagogy, and building rapport with students — this practical book shows you how to make every lesson engaging, impactful, and even fun!

    On Twitter: #InspMeaningfulLearning

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    Author(s): Brenda Stein Dzaldov

    Pages: 128
    Publication Date: 2018
    ISBN: 9781551383347

    Price: $24.95
    Price: $21.95 (eBook)
    Price: $34.95 (Paper + eBook)
  • Fostering Mindfulness

    Building skills that students need to manage their attention, emotions, and behavior in classrooms and beyond

    An essential guide to mindfulness activities and strategies that help students cultivate the skills they need for self-regulation, stress management, and learning. Simple activities and practices throughout the book are designed to strengthen areas of the brain that allow students to better manage their attention, emotions, and behavior in the classroom and beyond. Child-friendly language is used to explain mindfulness, physiology, and brain science.

    This practical book shows you how to incorporate mindfulness in your classroom practice in just minutes a day, and includes definitions, teaching tips, and activities for

    • making mindful breathing a core foundational practice
    • using the five senses as anchors for mindfulness
    • helping students recognize, name, and manage their feelings
    • exploring the connection between body and mind through movement
    • incorporating practices that encourage students to focus their attention in the present moment
    • creating and using a Peace Corner in the classroom that is devoted to self-regulation and self-care
    • developing habits of mind that are central to resilience

    This comprehensive resource offers step-by-step instructions, scripts, activity sheets, ready-to-use templates, and scientific insights. Based on extensive classroom experience, this highly readable book includes stories from teachers who successfully incorporate mindfulness in their classroom practice.

    Ideal for new and experienced teachers, Fostering Mindfulness is committed to building skills that nurture attention, cognitive and emotional development, and overall well-being.

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    Author(s): Shelley Murphy

    Pages: 160
    Publication Date: 2019
    ISBN: 9781551383408

    Price: $24.95
    Price: $21.95 (eBook)
    Price: $34.95 (Paper + eBook)
  • Teaching Well

    How healthy, empowered teachers lead to thriving, successful classrooms

    How can teachers balance the needs of busy overwhelming classrooms with the needs of their own health and well-being? This remarkable book shows you hwow embracing a healthy lifestyle is not only beneficial for teachers, but for students, classrooms, and schools, too. It suggests that teachers can reduce the amount of time they work outside the classroom and still be a motivated and engaged teacher. Promoting a healthy work–life balance for teachers, the book explores how to avoid burnout while still creating an effective learning community in your classroom. The conversational tone of the book, along with a wealth of anecdotal examples, will make this highly readable resource an invaluable guide for every educator.

    On Twitter: #teachingwell

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    Author(s): Lisa Bush

    Pages: 116
    Publication Date: 2019
    ISBN: 9781551383378

    Price: $24.95
    Price: $21.95 (eBook)
    Price: $34.95 (Paper + eBook)
  • Digging Deeper

    Making number talks matter even more

    In this exciting sequel to the bestselling Making Number Talks Matter, you’ll delve further into the power of Number Talks! Through real stories, you’ll meet teachers who are learning to  listen closely to students and prompting them to figure things out for themselves. You’ll learn how they make on-the-spot decisions, continually advancing and deepening the conversation. Personal and accessible, the book highlights:

    • the kinds of questions that elicit deeper thinking;
    • ways to navigate tricky, problematic, or just plain hard exchanges in the classroom;
    • how to more effectively use wait time during Number Talks;
    • the importance of creating a safe learning environment; and
    • how to nudge students to think more flexibly without directing their thinking.

    Bring your classroom alive as students question, challenge, and debate their way to new math discoveries!

    On Twitter: #DiggingDeeper

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    Author(s): Ruth Parker and Cathy Humphreys

    Pages: 152
    Publication Date: 2018
    ISBN: 9781625312044

    Price: $35.95
  • Art of Comprehension, The

    Exploring visual texts to foster comprehension, conversation, and confidence

    In The Art of Comprehension, Trevor A. Bryan introduces his signature method for enhancing students’ understanding and thinking about all texts — both written and visual. By using what he calls “access lenses” (such as faces, body language, sound/silence) you can create a more student-centered classroom. 

    • Discover inventive ways to prompt students to notice, think about, and synthesize visuals — using the same observation and comprehension skills they can bring to reading and writing.
    • Learn how to unravel layers of meaning in picture books, chapter books, artwork, poetry, and informational text.
    • Explore the book’s eclectic collection of art and illustration, by acclaimed illustrator Peter H. Reynolds, 19th century masters, and more. 

    Bryan’s approach allows all students to engage meaningfully with texts and join the classroom conversation. With this comes the greatest reward of all: confidence and independence for all kinds of learners.

    On Twitter: #artofcomprehension

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    Author(s): Trevor A. Bryan

    Pages: 168
    Publication Date: 2018
    ISBN: 9781625311689

    Price: $37.95