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  • This Is How We Teach Reading…and It's Working!

    The what, why, and how of teaching phonics in K–3 classrooms

    **A week-by-week, step-by-step program**

    This timely book offers a clear and structured method for integrating explicit phonics instruction into K–3 classrooms. An essential guide for teaching reading, the book is grounded in the cutting-edge, evidence-based science of reading. It provides a flexible and effective step-by-step progression that covers the essential phonics skills that teachers have been asking for, and addresses the needs of busy, diverse classrooms. This blueprint to effective instruction explores screening, assessment, and intervention, as well as working with English language learners. Tools for implementation include high-impact activities, lesson templates, word lists, phoneme-grapheme grids, word ladders, and more.

    Coming in September 2022 — Pre-Order today!


    Author(s): Heather Willms and Giacinta Alberti

    Pages: 192
    Publication Date: 2022
    ISBN: 9781551383576

    Price: $ 28.95
  • Stop the Hate for Goodness Sake

    How can classroom teachers disrupt discrimination and promote hope, foster healing, and inspire joyful learning?

    Stop the Hate for Goodness Sake shows teachers how to confront racism and disrupt discrimination in order to deepen students’ understanding of social justice, diversity, and equity. Background information, statistics, and reports on incidents of hate will help students consider ethical and moral behavior. Forty step-by-step lessons involve discussion, oral and written narratives, case studies, assumption charts, and more. This thoughtful examination of today’s world will help teachers encourage reflection, foster inclusion, and inspire students to take action. This in-depth guide will show teachers of 8- to 14-year-olds how to start and manage important conversations that will lead to change.

    Coming in April 2023 — Pre-Order today!


    Author(s): Andrew B Campbell and Larry Swartz

    Pages: 160
    Publication Date: 2022
    ISBN: 9781551383583

    Price: $ 28.95
  • Deepening In-Class and Online Learning

    60 step-by-step strategies to encourage interaction, foster inclusion, and spark imagination

    This timely book shows teachers how to make learning joyful as they translate successful classroom strategies to virtual learning. More than 60 step-by-step strategies encourage interaction, foster inclusion, and spark imagination. Each activity is presented in a consistent format, ready-to-use in-class and for online learning. Whether teaching virtually or adding digital activities to in-class instruction, this book explores effective ways for students to present, communicate, and collaborate. Innovative activities range from discussing hot topics and sharing personal stories to visual boards and digital storytelling. An up-to-date glossary of digital tools helps to make sense of the shifting landscape in today’s classrooms.

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    Author(s): Larry Swartz and Debbie Nyman and Magdalin Livingston

    Pages: 160
    Publication Date: 2021
    ISBN: 9781551383545

    Price: $ 28.95
    Price: $ 25.95 (eBook)
    Price: $ 38.95 (Paper + eBook)
  • Powerful Poetry

    Read, write, rejoice, recite poetry all year

    Powerful Poetry celebrates the beauty, power, and pleasure of poetry in the classroom. This highly-readable book outlines the many benefits of integrating poetry into your literacy program, including building reading, writing, and speaking skills, nurturing creativity, and celebrating language. Powerful Poetry provides practical, enjoyable lessons for integrating poetry into your year-long literacy program and engaging ways to introduce poetic structure, language, tools, and devices. Book lists introduce a wide range of wonderful poems and poets. Ideal for new and experienced teachers who are looking to bring the power of poetry into their classroom.

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    Author(s): Adrienne Gear

    Pages: 156
    Publication Date: 2021
    ISBN: 9781551383521

    Price: $ 28.95
    Price: $ 25.95 (eBook)
    Price: $ 38.95 (Paper + eBook)
  • Sometimes Reading is Hard

    Using decoding, vocabulary, and comprehension strategies to inspire fluent, passionate, lifelong readers

    When students say that reading is boring, difficult, overwhelming, or they cannot find a good book, it is almost impossible to sell them on the idea that reading is fun and worthwhile. Sometimes Reading is Hard shows teachers how to develop the skills students need to be successful and how to cultivate passionate, lifelong readers. An intriguing look at the science of reading, the book helps teachers understand the foundations upon which language and reading are learned so they can make their own good decisions about programs, resources, strategies, and activities. Classroom vignettes, promising practices, and step-by-step activities illustrate how teachers can weave teaching the skills of decoding, vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency with real reasons to read. This hands-on teacher resource shows what a comprehensive, research-based reading program looks like in action.

    Reviews:
    “Undoubtedly, multiple pages will be dog-eared, filled with notes in the margins, highlighted, bookmarked and replicated. It is not a book to sit on the shelf; it has been designed to be a teacher’s lesson plan companion, providing practical guidance and encouragement as they set their heart on the goal of helping children learn to read.” — Chris Mattatall, The Inclusive Educator Journal, February 2022

     

     


    Author(s): Robin Bright

    Pages: 176
    Publication Date: 2021
    ISBN: 9781551383514

    Price: $ 28.95
    Price: $ 25.95 (eBook)
    Price: $ 38.95 (Paper + eBook)
  • Shifting the Balance

    6 ways to bring the science of reading into the balanced literacy classroom

    From phonological processing to brain research to orthographic mapping to self-teaching hypothesis, Shifting the Balance cuts through the rhetoric (and the sciencey science) to offer readers a practical guide to decision-making about beginning reading instruction. The authors honor the balanced literacy perspective while highlighting common practices to reconsider and revise—all through a lens of what’s best for the students sitting in front of us.

    Across six shifts, each chapter

    • identifies a common instructional practice to reconsider
    • explores various misunderstandings that establish and keep that practice in play
    • shares scientific research to support its reconsideration
    • proposes an instructional shift to apply a new perspective, and
    • details several high-leverage instructional routines to support implementation of that shift.

    By pinpointing gaps and overlaps—as well as common misunderstandings and missed opportunities between the competing lines of thought—Jan and Kari offer busy educators direction and clarification for integrating science and balance into their daily instruction, while keeping meaningful experiences with text a priority.

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    Author(s): Jan Burkins and Kari Yates

    Pages: 200
    Publication Date: 2021
    ISBN: 9781625315106

    Price: $ 46.95
  • Patterns of Power, Grades 9-12

    Teaching grammar through reading and writing

    Traditional grammar instruction often focuses too much on what’s right or what’s wrong, hiding the true power of conventions—the creation of meaning, purpose, and effect. Instead of hammering high school students with the mistakes they should avoid, Jeff Anderson, Travis Leech, and Holly Durham suggest exploring grammar through the celebration of author’s purpose and craft. In Patterns of Power: Teaching Grammar Through Reading and Writing, Grades 9–12, they invite you to create an environment in which writers thrive while studying and appreciating the beauty, effects, and meaning of grammar. Inside this book, teachers will find a comprehensive explanation of the brain-based Patterns of Power invitational process, as well as

    • 35 standards-aligned lesson sets built around practical, engaging, inquiry-based methods that take deeper dives into grammar and craft than any worksheet, quiz, or editing exercise ever could,
    • A variety of high-interest model texts from authentic and diverse sources, including excerpts from classic and current novels, memoirs, plays, graphic novels, poems, and media,
    • Real-life classroom examples and tips with suggestions for scaffolding new learning and ideas for how to use the lessons in AP courses,
    • Templates for extended application, easy to locate printables, and ready-to-go visuals,
    • Additional Models for Further Study for extension opportunities in every lesson set, and
    • An entire chapter devoted to helping high school writers master citations in research.

    With hundreds of teach-tomorrow resources and implementation supports such as quick-reference guides, specific applications to reading instruction, and soundtrack suggestions to infuse the joy of music into grammar instruction, Patterns of Power gives you everything you need to inspire your high school writers to move beyond limitation and into the endless possibilities of what they can do as writers.

    Coming in Fall 2022 — Pre-Order today!


    Author(s): Jeff Anderson and Travis Leech and Holly Durham

    Pages: 408
    Publication Date: 2022
    ISBN: 9781625315595

    Price: $ 69.95
  • The Gift of Story

    Exploring the Affective Side of the Reading Life

    In this book of the heart, teacher, librarian, book lover, and story ambassador, John Schu, known to reading communities all over as Mr. Schu, invites readers to consider literacy beyond its academic benefits, highlighting the ways story speaks to our hearts and brings us together. Presented through a study of five affective elements—healer, inspiration, clarifier, compassion, and connector—The Gift of Story explores how the universal truths found in stories can change us, inspire us, connect us to others, answer our deepest questions, and help us heal. Along the way, readers will encounter insightful contributions from educators, children’s writers and illustrators, as well as recommendations for sharing the gift of story with learning communities.

    Coming in May — Pre-order today!

     


    Author(s): John Schu

    Pages: 184
    Publication Date: 2022
    ISBN: 9781625312082

    Price: $ 38.95
  • Managing Student Behavior

    How to identify, understand, and defuse challenging classroom situations

    Managing Student Behavior provides an in-depth understanding of student behavior, including identifying factors that trigger and maintain negative, disruptive actions and attitudes. It provides an overview of appropriate reinforcement, which is fundamental in making positive behavior changes, and highlights many effective, evidence-based strategies that support permanent change. Real-life examples and anecdotes throughout the book illustrate a variety of classroom challenges, as well as strategies used to support positive change in each scenario. The author uses a conversational approach to connect with readers and provide a non-threatening environment in which to learn the basics of behavior and behavioral change.

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    Author(s): Marsha Costello

    Pages: 128
    Publication Date: 2022
    ISBN: 9781551383552

    Price: $ 28.95
    Price: $ 25.95 (eBook)
    Price: $ 38.95 (Paper + eBook)
  • Patterns of Wonder

    Inviting emergent writers to play with the conventions of language, PreK-1

    Building on the same playful qualities of the invitational process introduced in their bestselling Patterns of Power series, Whitney La Rocca and Jeff Anderson turn their instructional lens to our youngest writers, sharing new ways we can invite them to experiment, have fun, and take risks with writing and language. Outlining an adjusted invitational process, adapted especially for use with emergent writers, the book positions grammar and concepts about print instruction across three overlapping levels of support: oral language, illustrating, and writing. Practical and hands-on, this valuable resource includes over fifty sample lessons that pinpoint and build cumulatively across the most common needs of emergent writers.

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    Author(s): Whitney La Rocca and Jeff Anderson

    Pages: 400
    Publication Date: 2021
    ISBN: 9781625314505

    Price: $ 69.95
  • Finding a Place for Every Student

    Inclusive practices, social belonging, and differentiated instruction in elementary classrooms

    Based on extensive experience with students and her book Students at Risk, author-educator Cheryll Duquette offers an extensively revised text in Finding a Place for Every Student. With a new focus on social belonging, this comprehensive resource includes tried-and-tested ways to work with students with exceptionalities, including autism, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, mental health issues, learning disabilities, behavior challenges, trauma, intellectual disabilities, visual and hearing impairments, giftedness, and low-incidence disabilities. Case studies illustrate how differentiated instruction can successfully work in real classrooms. Easy-to-implement instructional strategies with accompanying reproducibles make it simpler than ever to find a place for every student.

    eBook available now — Pre-order your print copy today!


    Author(s): Cheryll Duquette

    Pages: 192
    Publication Date: 2022
    ISBN: 9781551383606

    Price: $ 28.95
    Price: $ 25.95 (eBook)
    Price: $ 38.95 (Paper + eBook)
  • Teaching for Racial Equity

    Becoming interrupters

    Filled with inspiring and sometimes difficult conversations, this thoughtful book captures the real work teachers and administrators are doing in schools today. By bringing essential perspectives and valuable strategies to the classroom, teachers lead students in learning how to listen and learn about one another’s identities and thoughtfully critique the racial inequities all around us. All of us in education can find opportunities to interrupt the status quo that allows inequities to go unchallenged. We cannot sit back and allow ourselves to perpetuate inequity. We must all become interrupters.

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    Author(s): Tonya B. Perry and Steven Zemelman and Katy Smith

    Pages: 272
    Publication Date: 2022
    ISBN: 9781625315182

    Price: $ 46.95
  • Write to Read

    Ready-to-use classroom lessons that explore the ABCs of writing

    This practical book is full of quick and easy-to-use lessons that promote meaningful writing practice. Teachers will find strategies organized alphabetically and in a consistent format that will inspire students to plan, develop, and share their writing. The lessons allow teachers to choose what they need to meet the diverse needs of students in grades one through eight. Each independent lesson guides students through the writing process with information about a writing form, along with suggested literature sources. Tips throughout the book will help students successfully write to narrate, to inform, to entertain, to persuade, to respond, and to enjoy.

    Coming in September 2022 — Pre-Order today!


    Author(s): Larry Swartz

    Pages: 128
    Publication Date: 2022
    ISBN: 9781551383590

    Price: $ 28.95
  • Above and Beyond the Writing Workshop



    Above and Beyond the Writing Workshop is filled with original, joyful writing challenges designed to bring back the spirit of the writing workshop model while encouraging educators to enhance it through invention, innovation, and inspiration. These challenges are meant to generate other lessons and projects, as teachers come to realize that teaching writing is not only possible but perhaps to most important, relevant, and gratifying part of their instruction. This thoughtful book promotes the belief that chilren who write what matters to them — their experience, their beliefs, their observations — will find their lives enhanced. It seeks to raise activists who, by becoming more aware of the world and asking why things are the way they are, will be empowered to make it better.

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    Author(s): Shelley Harwayne

    Pages: 368
    Publication Date: 2021
    ISBN: 9781625314307

    Price: $ 64.95
  • Mathematizing Children's Literature

    Sparking connections, joy, and wonder through read-alouds and discussion

    Many teachers use traditional counting and shape books in math class. But what would happen if we approached any story with a math lens? How might mathematizing children’s literature give learners space to ask their own questions and make connections between stories, their lives, and the world around them? These are the questions Allison Hintz and Antony T. Smith set out to explore in this book as they invite us to consider fresh ways of using interactive read-alouds to nurture students as both readers and mathematicians.

    Inside Mathematizing Children’s Literature, you’ll learn how to do the following:

    • Select picture books according to the goals of the read aloud experience.
    • Plan and facilitate three kinds of read aloud discussions—Open Notice and Wonder, Math Lens, and Story Explore.
    • Utilize Idea Investigations—experiences that invite students to pursue literacy and math-focused ideas beyond the pages of the read aloud.
    • Connect with students’ families and communities through stories.

    Along the way, Allison and Antony offer a wide range of picture book suggestions and appendices that include ready-to-use planning templates, a note-taking form, and a bookmark of guiding questions. Mathematizing Children’s Literature is a practical resource you’ll find yourself referring to frequently.

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    Author(s): Allison Hintz and Antony T. Smith

    Pages: 240
    Publication Date: 2022
    ISBN: 9781625311580

    Price: $ 39.95
  • Mathematizing Student Thinking

    Connecting problem solving to everyday life and building capable and confident math learners

    How can you broaden student thinking and help them develop their independence and confidence as problem solvers? Real-life problems are a remarkable tool to stretch student thinking and help them develop a deeper understanding of mathematics and its role in everyday life. Rather than using textbook exercises, the book argues that solving real-world problems promotes flexibility and encourages students to adjust and grow their thinking. It inspires them to consider alternatives and apply math in authentic contexts. You will find practical ways to engage students in critical thinking, develop their independence, and make connections with the world.

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    Author(s): David Costello

    Pages: 160
    Publication Date: 2022
    ISBN: 9781551383569

    Price: $ 28.95
    Price: $ 24.95 (eBook)
    Price: $ 38.95 (Paper + eBook)
  • Writing Clubs

    Fostering community, collaboration, and choice in the writing classroom

    Ask teachers about their biggest challenges in elementary and middle school, and many will cite the teaching of writing. It is often difficult for students find the joy, discovery, and satisfaction writing can yield. Published programs abound, focusing on the study of genres, and students learn to emulate professional writers. What Lisa Eickholdt and Patricia Vitale-Reilly have found is that adherence to genre studies can get in the way of student collaboration. Believing writing instruction should be more authentic, they offer students more choice, develop better collaboration, and sustain a sense of community, all through the implementation of writing clubs.

    Writing clubs offer opportunities to

    • collaborate throughout the process of writing,
    • choose not only what to write but how to write it,
    • examine mentor texts and study craft techniques across genres,
    • develop speaking and listening skills, and
    • celebrate classmates’ accomplishments through publication.

    Collaboration is widely recognized as a vital life skill. Lisa and Patty present a plethora of ideas on how gratifying it can be right now, as well as in the future. There’s an old proverb that says, ‘If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go with others.’ In Writing Clubs, we discover that there is no limit to how far young writers can go when teachers show them what it means to collaborate.

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    Author(s): Lisa Eickholdt and Patricia Vitale-Reilly

    Pages: 208
    Publication Date: 2022
    ISBN: 9781625313232

    Price: $ 39.95