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  • 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.  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.

    Coming in September 2017 — Pre-Order today!


    Author(s): Mary Fiore and Maria Luisa Lebar

    Pages: 144
    Publication Date: 2017
    ISBN: 9781551383255

    Price: $24.95
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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.

    Coming in October 2017 — Pre-Order today!


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

    Pages: 160
    Publication Date: 2017
    ISBN: 9781551383279

    Price: $24.95
  • Take Me to Your Readers

    How to use the best children's books to lead students to read, read, read

    This thoughtful book is rooted in the belief that teachers can lead their students to develop their reading tastes and grow in their love of reading at the same time as supporting and stretching students in their meaning-making experiences. This practical resource highlights more than 50 instructional strategies that invite students to work inside and outside a book through reading, writing, talk, and arts experiences. It highlights the work of guest voices that include classroom teachers, occasional teachers, special education teachers, and librarians who share their best literacy practices.

    Take Me to Your Readers uses 5 essential areas to structure classroom experiences through children's literature: Motivation; Theme Connections; Genre Connections; Cross-Curricular Connections; and Response. Extensive booklists, teaching tips, a wide range of activities, and reproducible pages provide practical support. Ultimately, this book is designed to take teachers to their readers and start them on a lifelong journey through great books!

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    Author(s): Larry Swartz

    Pages: 128
    Publication Date: 2017
    ISBN: 9781551383262

    Price: $24.95
  • 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.

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    Author(s): Shawna Coppola

    Pages: 128
    Publication Date: 2017
    ISBN: 9781625311047

    Price: $23.95
  • Literacy Out Loud

    Creating vibrant classrooms where

    Committed to embracing the power of oral language, Literacy Out Loud recognizes the important role "talk" plays in developing the reading and writing abilities that students need in school and beyond. The book offers strategies where oral language takes centre stage and is fostered through engaging activities. Literacy activities and events focus on all aspects of listening and speaking, and emphasie enjoyable, purposeful, social learning. The book argues that listening and speaking, or "talk," is at the heart of a vibrant classroom. It shows teachers how to nurture dynamic classroom talk that is essential in its own right, and makes all learning possible.

    How can teachers best create a lively social network of literacy learning where talk is the foundation? How can classroom talk be encouraged and guided so that students become fluent and effective oral communicators? This books proposes everyday activities that will answer these questions, and many more.

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    Author(s): Terry Campbell and Michelle E. McMartin

    Pages: 160
    Publication Date: 2017
    ISBN: 9781551383231

    Price: $24.95
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Developing Readers in the Academic Disciplines, 2nd Edition



    Escape the "one-size-fits-all" approach to literacy, and discover a straightforward instructional model for disciplinary literacy that will show you how to mentor middle and high school learners to become “academic insiders.”

    Developing Readers in the Academic Disciplines shows how to help students adjust their thinking to comprehend a range of complex texts that fall outside their reading comfort zones. It provides the following supports for teachers:

    • Instructional tools that adapt generic literacy practices to discipline-specific variations
    • Strategies for frontloading instruction to activate and build knowledge
    • New approaches for encouraging inquiry around disciplinary texts
    • In-depth exploration of the role of argumentation in informational text

    Numerous examples from science, mathematics, history and social studies, English/language arts, and related arts show you what vibrant learning really looks like in various classroom settings.

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    Author(s): Douglas R. Buehl

    Pages: 368
    Publication Date: 2017
    ISBN: 9781625311214

    Price: $44.95
  • 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.


    Author(s): Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis

    Pages: 320
    Publication Date: 2017
    ISBN: 9781625310637

    Price: $57.95
    Price: $51.95 (eBook)
    Price: $67.95 (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