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  • Cultivating Readers

    6 essential steps to foster the will to read

    Introducing a 6-step approach for cultivating and growing complete readers who have the will to read! You'll learn how to help your students understand the value of reading, intimately know who they are as readers, and receive joy and pleasure from text. From sharing your reading life to getting to know your students to modelling the habits of a reader, you will find strategies to use to set the foundation for a classroom of enthusiastic readers. Powerful classroom anecdotes and ready-to-use reproducible activities support this highly readable book.

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    Author(s): Anne Elliott and Mary Lynch

    Pages: 128
    Publication Date: 2017
    ISBN: 9781551383248

    Price: $24.95
    Price: $21.95 (eBook)
    Price: $34.95 (Paper + eBook)
  • What Is a Good Teacher?

    Based on the experience of real teachers who make a difference, this book offers valuable insights on being the best teacher you can be for your students. Grounded in the latest research, you will find real-life examples of professional excellence in practice. Beginning with developing your teacher identity and getting to know your students, the book goes on to show you how to implement effective strategies and techniques in your classroom and gain a better understanding of how effective schools work. 35 compelling characteristics of "good" teachers offer inspiration and guidance along with tangible way to continue to grow and develop into your own best teacher.

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    Author(s): David Booth and Richard E. Coles

    Pages: 160
    Publication Date: 2017
    ISBN: 9781551383279

    Price: $24.95
    Price: $21.95 (eBook)
    Price: $34.95 (Paper + eBook)
  • Marvelous Minilessons for Teaching Intermediate Writing Grades 3-8

    This timely book shows teachers how to bring students on board with the “writingest” generation in history. The minilessons in this practical book go beyond grammar, spelling, and conventions to focus on comprehensive written communication as one of the essential skills for success. These fresh minilessons explore how to help students go beyond fuzzy thinking and generic voice and help them organize their thinking, solve problems, identify key ideas, and reflect on different perspectives. The book argues that writing is important to help students communicate ideas to others, as well as document their own thoughts. This buffet of minilessons gives you ideas to add to your teaching repertoire so you can help your students’ work shine a little brighter.

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    On Twitter: #marvminis38

    *Find Marvelous Minilessons for the younger grades here.

    Author(s): Lori Jamison Rog

    Pages: 144
    Publication Date: 2018
    ISBN: 9781551383293

    Price: $24.95
  • Beat Boredom

    Engaging tuned-out teenagers

    Are your students bored in class? According to research, a majority of high school students report being bored in class.

    Building on more than 800 interviews with real high school graduates, this revolutionary book offers up strategies for active engagement, meaty discussions, and innovative classroom experiences. With both sample lessons and student exemplars, Beat Boredom will help you join the ranks of teachers who have challenged the status quo and found ways to motivate even the most reluctant learners.

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    Author(s): Martha Sevetson Rush

    Pages: 216
    Publication Date: 2017
    ISBN: 9781625311498

    Price: $34.95
  • Fair Isn't Equal, 2nd Edition

    Assessing and grading in the differentiated classroom

    Differentiated instruction is a nice idea, but what happens when it comes to assessing and grading students? What's both fair and leads to real student learning?

    In this thoroughly updated second edition, Rick provides a catalyst for serious reflection on current grading and assessment practices in differentiated classrooms. Coherent and effective standards-based grading practices for a high-stakes, accountability-focused world is also outlined. Recognizing the importance of having a shared school vision for assessment and grading, Rick addresses the challenges for teachers and administrators alike.

    Middle- and high-school educators will easily recognize real examples and gray areas of grading. Rick tackles important and sometimes controversial assessment and grading issues constructively, incorporating modern pedagogy and the challenges of working with diverse groups of students. New sections address sports eligibility, honor roll, descriptive feedback techniques, and gifted/talented students, and chapters on test questions, redos/retakes, grading scales, and grading effort and behavior have been revised extensively.

    This important book clearly explains the principles behind best grading practices so that you're ready for all grading questions or scenarios that you may encounter in your classrooms and schools.

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    Author(s): Rick Wormeli

    Pages: 448
    Publication Date: 2018
    ISBN: 9781625310170

    Price: $42.95
    Price: $38.95 (eBook)
    Price: $52.95 (Paper + eBook)
  • Why Write in Math Class?

    To help students communicate their mathematical thinking, many teachers have created classrooms where math talk has become a successful and joyful instructional practice. Building on that success, this thoughtful book uses writing to help students construct, explore, represent, refine, connect, and reflect on mathematical ideas.

    Focusing on five types of writing (exploratory, explanatory, argumentative, creative, and reflective), Why Write in Math Class? offers a variety of ways to integrate writing into math class.  It gives practical advice on supporting writing in math, as well as many specific examples of writing prompts and tasks that require high-cognitive demand. Extensive stories and samples of student work from real classrooms give a vision of how writing in math class can successfully unfold, and transform your daily instruction.

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    Author(s): Linda Dacey and Kathleen O'Connell Hoppin and Rebeka Eston Salemi

    Pages: 176
    Publication Date: 2018
    ISBN: 9781625311603

    Price: $35.95
  • Number Sense Routines, Grades 3-5

    Building mathematical understanding every day

    Upper elementary teachers have a big job: to help students deepen their mathematical understanding and become better mathematicians. Number Sense Routines is about tapping into every child's innate number sense and providing daily, connected experiences that are responsive to children's learning needs. Through familiar 5-, 10-, and 15-minute daily warm-up routines, the book offers both beginner and veteran teachers easy and effective ways to build and solidify students' number sense foundations. Each routine becomes an exciting opportunity to assess where students are in their understanding and help them articulate and extend their thinking. Not only will these routines help develop students' mathematical understanding, but teachers will learn to better recognize the big ideas that emerge in discussions, how to encourage important strategies based in number sense, and how to facilitate dialogue on key mathematical concepts.

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    Author(s): Jessica Shumway

    Pages: 152
    Publication Date: 2018
    ISBN: 9781625310880

    Price: $35.95
    Price: $31.95 (eBook)
    Price: $45.95 (Paper + eBook)
  • Practicing Presence

    Simple self-care strategies for teachers

    When teachers care for themselves deeply and deliberately, they are better able to care for the people that matter most in their lives — their students, friends, and families. Written in an informal, conversational tone, Practicing Presence is filled with ideas, exercises, checklists, personal anecdotes, and practices you can use to reframe and establish a mindset that will enhance focus and engagement in the classroom. This book gives the feeling of a personal coach who provides suggestions and routines so you can not only deal with being overwhelmed, but rise above it.

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    Author(s): Lisa J Lucas

    Pages: 228
    Publication Date: 2017
    ISBN: 9781625311917

    Price: $34.95
  • 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
  • How Many?

    A counting book and teacher's guide

    How Many? is not like other counting books. In How Many?, there are multiple things to count on each page. Students might count one pair of shoes, or two shoes, or the four corners of a shoebox. They might discuss whether two shoes have two shoelaces or four. They might notice surprising patterns and relationships, and they will want to talk about them.

    The accompanying teacher's guide explores deep mathematical ideas that may bubble up in a How Many? conversation, such as counting, number language, units, grouping, partitioning, place value, or vocabulary. It will help you anticipate what students might notice, and offers practical suggestions for facilitation rich discussion with students. This powerful bundle includes both the 36-page hardcover student guide and 112-page teacher's guide.

    Also available to order:
    Single student hardcover
    Student paperback (set of 5)

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    Author(s): Christopher Danielson

    Pages: 148
    Publication Date: 2018
    ISBN: 9781625312181

    Price: $35.95
  • Moving Math

    How to use thinking skills to help students make sense of mathematical concepts and support numeracy development

    Moving Math focuses on ‘moving’ the teaching and learning of mathematics by shifting instruction and assessment practices. The book describes how using various thinking skills helps students make sense of mathematical concepts. Key thinking skills — inferring and interpreting; analyzing; evaluating; making connections; synthesizing; reasoning and proving; and reflecting — are deconstructed and modeled through suggested learning experiences across various grades. The book offers possible student solutions that demonstrate how the thinking skills support the intended mathematical learning.

    Designed to make mathematical learning tangible and engaging, hands-on activities encourage students to ask questions, pose problems to solve, and explore ideas that will move their thinking forward. Evidence of student thinking and learning is described through the lens of the learning goal and success criteria. Examples of feedback to move students forward are included. Moving Math will empower you and your students to explore meaningful learning that invites questioning, deep thinking, and purposeful math discussion.

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    Author(s): Mary Fiore and Maria Luisa Lebar

    Pages: 144
    Publication Date: 2017
    ISBN: 9781551383255

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

    Transferable literacy skills for 21st century students

    "When am I ever going to need this again?"

    If you've heard your students asking this question in your English class, this book has the answers you need. It is built around 8 high-utility literacy skills and practices that help students communicate effectively and with confidence in unfamiliar situations, and will help them negotiate critical transitions in their lives. Teaching Literature Rhetorically offers readers writing prompts, readings, discussion questions, graphic organizers, as well as key rhetorical concepts. It illustrates how you can help your students develop transferable literacy skills that allow them to succeed, not just in their language arts classrs, but throughout their lives.

    Available in June 2018 — Pre-Order today!

    Author(s): Jennifer Fletcher

    Pages: 328
    Publication Date: 2018
    ISBN: 9781625310705

    Price: $39.95
  • Teach Writing Well

    How to assess writing, invigorate instruction, and rethink revision

    Ask successful writers and they’ll tell you, the key to writing well is revision. Ask elementary school teachers and they’ll tell you, the real challenge of writing instruction is teaching kids how to revise. Ruth Culham is both a successful writer and a writing teacher, and she’s discovered how to teach writing and revision in a way that’s accessible to both teacher and students: First read the writing, assess it using the traits of writing, then teach the writers and guide revision decisions using traits as a common language and map.

    This book shows you how to assess and teach writing in a way that’s practical and doable—and best of all, see results. Traits-based revision lies at the heart of this book, as it’s been at the heart of Ruth’s career in writing instruction. Rethinking revision is what will ultimately help you to teach writing well.

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    Author(s): Ruth Culham

    Pages: 225
    Publication Date: 2018
    ISBN: 9781625311177

    Price: $39.95
    Price: $35.95 (eBook)
    Price: $49.95 (Paper + eBook)
  • Literacy Essentials

    Engagement, excellence, and equity for all learners

    How do we ensure that all students are engaged each day in meaningful, challenging, and joyful work and have equal opportunity to learn?

    That is the central question Regie Routman addresses in Literacy Essentials: Engagement, Excellence, and Equity for All Learners.  Her response is that such an outcome is only possible within a culture of empowerment in which all students and teachers feel encouraged and supported to let their voices be heard, explore their passions and interests, develop deep knowledge, and become their fullest and truest selves.

    Based on her ongoing teaching, leading, and coaching in diverse schools and districts, Regie offers K-12 teachers and leaders practical, easy-to-implement tools to help students develop as self-determining readers, writers, and learners including:

    • Take Action sections with specific suggestions for authentically teaching, assessing, and learning
    • Extensive research that is easily accessible and actionable
    • Personal stories that connect to literacy teaching and learning
    • Rich online resources including a comprehensive lesson plan, an easy-to-use study guide, downloadable Appendices, and more.

    Literacy Essentials shows what’s possible when teachers and schools raise expectations for all students and create an intellectual culture based on trust, collaborative expertise, and celebration of learners’ strengths.

    On Twitter: #litessentials

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    Author(s): Regie Routman

    Pages: 480
    Publication Date: 2018
    ISBN: 9781625310378

    Price: $58.95
    Price: $52.95 (eBook)
    Price: $68.95 (Paper + eBook)
  • Reaching & Teaching Them All

    Making quick and lasting connections with every student in your classroom

    This remarkable book shows you how to connect with students, get to know what makes them tick, and what makes them behave and learn the way they do (or don’t). The conversational style is supported by well-researched information on students with challenges and those students who challenge a teacher. This practical book shows you how to use body language, humor, shared experiences, and curriculum to engage students, manage the classroom, and support learning. A comprehensive approach to improving the learning environment in your classroom, the book is full of fresh strategies for connecting with students and offers valuable insights into applying these strategies in classrooms, with groups, and one-on-one.

    On Twitter: #reachingteaching

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    Author(s): Amanda Yuill

    Pages: 160
    Publication Date: 2018
    ISBN: 9781551383309

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

    Helping students explore, question, and transform their thinking about themselves and the world around them

    In these challenging times, teaching children to think critically and reflectively AND be compassionate, responsible and caring citizens at the same time is a tall order. Powerful Understanding explores effective ways to build social emotional skills and help students make connections, question what they read, and reflect on their learning as they develop into stronger readers and learners. Strategic and critical thinking strategies revolve around core anchor books that help integrate thinking into everything you teach—from social responsibility, to immigration, to life cycles. This highly readable book includes a wealth of classroom examples and extensive hands-on activities designed to help students to think more deeply, learn more widely, and develop a more powerful understanding of what it means to be a responsible and compassionate person.

    On Twitter: #PowerfulUnderstanding

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    Author(s): Adrienne Gear

    Pages: 160
    Publication Date: 2018
    ISBN: 9781551383286

    Price: $24.95
    Price: $21.95 (eBook)
    Price: $34.95 (Paper + eBook)
  • To Know and Nurture a Reader

    Conferring with confidence and joy

    Conferring with students about reading allows for clearer access to one-on-one, in-the-moment teaching and learning, yet it can feel like an intimidating or overwhelming task. To Know and Nurture a Reader simplifies conferring in a way that is accessible, student-centred, and considerate of time and other classroom challenges. It provides step-by-step guidance through reading conference moves for quick decision making. It breaks conferring into manageable chunks with specific goals, then puts all the pieces together with various classroom examples and scenarios. The tools, exemplars, and ideas in this book change conferring into something every teacher can do right away, and master with continued practice.

    Coming in July 2018 — Pre-Order today!

    Author(s): Kari Yates and Christina Nosek

    Pages: 256
    Publication Date: 2018
    ISBN: 9781625311726

    Price: $35.95
  • Activate

    Deeper learning through movement, talk, and flexible classrooms

    Discover what happens when your students step our of their daily routines and activate their engagement!

    This passionate book argues that movement, talk, and the physical environment of the classroom all contribute to and influence children's learning. No matter the subject, the book invites you to shift your attention from what you are doing to what your students are doing as the catalyst for learning. It provides insights into instruction through real classroom lessons as it offers the tools you ned to better assess engagement and energy levels. You'll discover practical ways to incorporate movement into the classroom routine, based on research on how an active brain generates true learning. The ideas in Activate will help you create a classroom optimized for deeper engagement and lasting learning.

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    Author(s): Katherine Mills Hernandez

    Pages: 168
    Publication Date: 2018
    ISBN: 9781625311269

    Price: $29.95
  • Adding Talk to the Equation

    A self-study guide for teachers and coaches on improving math discussions

    In this video-rich edition of Adding Talk to the Equation: Discussion and Discovery in Mathematics, Lucy West invites teachers into real-life classrooms where all students stay in the game, stay motivated about learning, and ultimately deepen their understanding.

    Designed for grades 1–8 math teachers and coaches, this self-study guide, now available as a paperback with extensive online classroom video, showcases elementary and middle school classrooms where teachers inspire even the most reluctant students to share their ideas. Through the stories of skilled teachers, Lucy offers play-by-play commentary as they get more comfortable with new talk moves and learn to tune in and respond to students’ math conversations. Although these discussions occur in math class, the strategies can be used to create a respectful, productive environment for any subject area.

    This video-based resource examines the importance of creating a safe learning environment; the value of thinking, reasoning, and questioning; the role of active, accountable listening; and the necessity of giving all students a “you can do this” message.

    On Twitter: #AddingTalk

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    Author(s): Lucy West

    Pages: 88
    Publication Date: 2018
    ISBN: 9781625312617

    Price: $31.95
  • Preventing Misguided Reading

    Next generation guided reading strategies

    Do you feel exhausted after guided reading? Are you working tirelessly while your students aren't even breaking a sweat? Do you ever wonder if other teachers feel the same way you do about guided reading — that it's not working the way it should?

    This thoughtful resource has everything you need to prevent guided reading from going astray in your classroom. The authors draw on 50 years of collective experience to present clarifications, adaptations, and supports that have helped them work their own trick parts as they guide readers. The book's 6 chapters each clarify a misunderstanding about a key area of the guided reading process. With 27 strategies, you're sure to find the help you need to work through your own challenges as you guide groups of readers.

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    Author(s): Jan Burkins and Melody Croft

    Pages: 160
    Publication Date: 2017
    ISBN: 9781625312105

    Price: $41.95