New Titles

  • Autism Lens, The

    Everything teachers need to connect with students, build confidence, and promote classroom learning

    The Autism Lens helps teachers to connect to students with autism and support them along their own unique trajectory. Bringing to life communication difficulties that impact socialization and learning, this book removes the guesswork by offering practical solutions and classroom-tested strategies. Woven throughout are stories that encourage teachers to see instruction from a student’s point of view. From this perspective, teachers can gain trust and nudge students into the space where learning happens.

    Coming in October 2020 — Pre-order today!


    Author(s): Kara Dymond

    Pages: 160
    Publication Date: 2020
    ISBN: 9781551383477

    Price: $ 24.95
  • Mathematical Imagining

    A routine for secondary classrooms

    Mathematical Imagining describes an original routine that gives students space and time to imagine a mathematical situation and then revise, discuss, and act upon the mental images they create. You can use this creative routine in your secondary classroom to glimpse into your students’ thinking and discover teaching opportunities while empowering them to create their own mathematics. Inside you’ll find the following:

    • an introduction to the routine including the rationale behind it, facilitation guidance, and classroom examples
    • modifications to implement the routine in your classroom, even with varying time constraints
    • 37 exercises broken into four categories: constructions, problem-solving, reasoning, and paradoxes
    • discussions of the mathematics involved in each exercise, including possible follow-up questions
    • instructions on how to create your own exercises beyond the book

    This one-of-a-kind resource is for secondary teachers looking to inspire student creativity and curiosity, deepen their own subject matter knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge, and invite all students to access the power of their own mathematical imaginations.

    Coming in October 2020 — Pre-Order today!


    Author(s): Christof Weber

    Pages: 234
    Publication Date: 2020
    ISBN: 9781625312778

    Price: $ 44.95
  • Teaching Fairly in an Unfair World, 2nd Edition



    This era of “fake” news demands a deeper curriculum that questions inconsistencies of facts and opinions in various texts and images. This timely revision of a ground-breaking book offers opportunities for students to connect with social justice issues through inventive language exploration and the active examination of all forms of media. It encourages teachers to evaluate their core teaching beliefs and recognize the realities of their students’ lives for a richer understanding of our complex world. A glossary of more than fifty strategies, along with reproducible pages for easy classroom use, complement this essential resource.

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    Author(s): Kathleen Gould Lundy

    Pages: 160
    Publication Date: 2020
    ISBN: 9781551383439

    Price: $ 24.95
    Price: $ 21.95 (eBook)
    Price: $ 34.95 (Paper + eBook)
  • Mentoring Each Other

    Teachers listening, learning, and sharing to create more successful classrooms

    This practical book explores ways teachers can collaborate and learn from each other in formal and informal situations. It demonstrates that a mentoring relationship can benefit both new and experienced teachers. Full of strategies that are practical and easy to implement, the book offers solutions to common questions, opportunities, and challenges that face teachers every day. Based on extensive experience, this highly readable book includes personal histories and experiences around important values and advocates for honest reflection and meaningful feedback. An essential resource for all educators, the book champions reciprocal and ongoing processes of learning, listening, and sharing.

    Print copies are now available — Order today!


    Author(s): Lana Parker and Diane Vetter

    Pages: 160
    Publication Date: 2020
    ISBN: 9781551383460

    Price: $ 24.95
    Price: $ 21.95 (eBook)
    Price: $ 34.95 (Paper + eBook)
  • Literacy Workshop, The

    Where Reading and Writing Converge

    The Literacy Workshop is a first-of-its-kind resource that offers a practical process for creating an integrated literacy workshop using demonstration lessons that align with current curriculum standards. By weaving together the common threads of literacy learning, you can increase the time your students spend engaged in authentic reading and writing. Inside you’ll find the following:

    • a clear, succinct explanation of the structure of the literacy workshop, how to get started, and how to determine when it’s best to merge the two workshops into one
    • 50+ demonstration lessons, appropriate for both primary and intermediate grades using strategies that incorporate elements from recommended fiction and nonfiction anchor texts
    • substantial, printable resources and tools to help make this instructional shift as smooth as possible

    From the big picture to the helpful details, The Literacy Workshop will be your guide as you blur the lines between your workshops—creating space for students to apply their learning and practice the habits, behaviors, and actions of literate, engaged citizens.

    Coming in October 2020 — Pre-Order today!


    Author(s): Maria Walther and Karen Biggs-Tucker

    Pages: 304
    Publication Date: 2020
    ISBN: 9781625311962

    Price: $ 49.95
  • Thinking Like a Generalist

    Skills for navigating a complex world

    A generalist is curious, open-minded, skeptical, and persistent in their quest for information. Thinking Like a Generalist demonstrates what it means to take a generalist stance in instruction and provides a set of teaching tools to be able to pass those skills to students—skills that will transfer beyond the walls of the classroom. Inside you’ll find the following:

    • a thorough introduction to what it means to be a “generalist”, and how to develop the practices and tools that help generalists navigate the world we live in
    • a focus on the teacher becoming a generalist and tips for modeling those practices in the classroom
    • detailed instructions on how to write a unit of study that emphasizes generalist literacy skills and includes an overview and examples of five different units
    • how to use the authors’ read-aloud-think-aloud strategy to orient students to generalist tools and practices

    The ideas, strategies, and examples in Thinking Like a Generalist will give you the tools to think like a generalist and then pass that knowledge on to your students, guiding them to become inquisitive, lifelong learners and preparing them for a future that we can’t yet imagine.

    Coming in October 2020 — Pre-Order today!


    Author(s): Angela Kohnen and Wendy Saul

    Pages: 200
    Publication Date: 2020
    ISBN: 9781625311061

    Price: $ 44.95
  • Powerful Writing Structures

    Brain pocket strategies for supporting a year-long writing program

    This timely book uses thinking structures to deepen student writing. It revolves around “brain pockets” to help students appreciate the qualities of different writing forms. Some powerful examples include memory pockets for personal narrative writing, fact pockets for nonfiction, and imagination pockets for story writing. Detailed lesson plans are featured along with sample anchor books and book lists. Based on extensive classroom testing, student samples throughout the book illustrate this unique approach to teaching writing. Suggestions for setting up an effective writing program and assessment tips for guiding instruction complete this comprehensive approach to developing a year-long writing program.

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    Author(s): Adrienne Gear

    Pages: 198
    Publication Date: 2020
    ISBN: 9781551383446

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

    Elevate your writing instruction beyond the skills to ignite the will

    The 6 essential steps for nurturing writers who have the will to write are at the core of this practical book. Based on extensive classroom experience, the book explores how teachers can help students tap into their own life experiences, model the habits of a writer, and make use of the tools of the trade. Strategies throughout the book show teachers how to create an environment that helps students see writing as a rewarding experience in and outside the classroom. Powerful real-life anecdotes and ready-to-use activities support this guide to developing classrooms full of thoughtful, passionate writers.

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    Author(s): Anne Elliott and Mary Lynch

    Pages: 160
    Publication Date: 2020
    ISBN: 9781551383453

    Price: $ 24.95
    Price: $ 21.95 (eBook)
    Price: $ 34.95 (Paper + eBook)
  • Hands Down, Speak Out

    Listening and talking across literacy and math

    How can we lay the groundwork for classroom conversations that are less teacher-directed and more conducive to student-to-student dialogue?

    This unique book offers an innovative discourse structure in which students’ ideas and voices take the lead while teachers focus on listening and facilitating. In addition to classroom stories and examples, Christy and Kassia provide 28 micro-lessons designed to help K–5 students develop and exercise their speaking and listening muscles. Inside Hands Down, Speak Out you’ll learn how to:

    • Build talk communities that are accessible to everyone, especially those whose voices are traditionally left out of classroom discourse
    • Analyze classroom conversations in order to plan next steps for developing the classroom talk community
    • Plan and facilitate three types of conversation across literacy and math

    Christy and Kassia believe that the development of dialogue skills is worth the investment of time not only because it has the power to deepen our understanding of literacy and mathematics, but also to deepen our understanding of ourselves, our communities, and the world.

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    Author(s): Kassia Omohundro Wedekind and Christy Thompson

    Pages: 248
    Publication Date: 2020
    ISBN: 9781625312693

    Price: $ 44.95
  • Layers of Learning

    Using read-alouds to connect literacy and caring conversations

    When we layer together the two ideas that the books we share not only serve an academic purpose, but they also convey big, affective messages, our classroom conversations become richer and student learning becomes more meaningful. Layers of Learning explores read-aloud strategies designed to enhance your reading and writing standards by capitalizing on the way literature can impact caring communities. With over 200 picture-book suggestions, author JoEllen McCarthy introduces the Heartprint Framework, which demonstrates how you can layer literacy and life lessons throughout your day using multiple connections across learning. Inside, you’ll find the following:

    • 60 read-aloud-based connections that support caring classroom conversations, lesson planning, and extensions
    • Instructional opportunities for nurturing readers and writers during workshop, small-group, and individual conversations
    • Literacy Snapshot photo essays with ideas to adopt or adapt
    • Continuing connections with additional resources and invitations for further learning

    Layers of Learning is structured around four key elements: Community, Agency, Respect, and Empowerment, or CARE. Inside you’ll discover the tools you need to emphasize reading and writing connections, character education, and culturally responsive teaching, while championing the power of read alouds to affect independent readers, writers, and thinkers.

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    Author(s): JoEllen McCarthy

    Pages: 232
    Publication Date: 2020
    ISBN: 9781625312914

    Price: $ 44.95
  • Teaching Tough Topics

    How do I use children's literature to build a deeper understanding of social justice, equity and diversity?

    Teaching Tough Topics shows teachers how to lead students to become caring citizens as they read and respond to quality children’s literature. It focuses on topics that can be challenging or sensitive, yet are significant in order to build understanding of social justice, diversity, and equity. Racism, Homophobia, Bullying, Religious Intolerance, Poverty, and Physical and Mental Challenges are just some of the themes explored. The book is rooted in the belief that by using picture books, novels, poetry, and nonfiction, teachers can enrich learning with compassion and empathy as students make connections to texts, to others, and to the world.

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    Author(s): Larry Swartz

    Pages: 144
    Publication Date: 2020
    ISBN: 9781551383415

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

    Invitations to play and explore in the early childhood classroom

    Joyful Math is about creating invitations for young children to engage with math ideas through art, literacy, and outdoor play. It focuses on building spaces in early childhood classrooms where children see themselves as mathematical thinkers with valuable ideas from the very start. The book is filled with a range of tools and models, including:

    • stories, vignettes, and photos illustrating how to develop a classroom environment that fosters curiosity and wonder for mathematics
    • practical tips for inviting students to engage in mathematical play throughout the day
    • examples of ways to document children’s experiences to make math learning visible to parents and the greater community

    Supported by her experiences exploring math with young children, Deanna’s methods will inspire educators to be curious about math, take risks, try different approaches, observe carefully, and collaborate with children as co-learners.

    Coming in October 2020 — Pre-Order today!


    Author(s): Deanna McLennan

    Pages: 160
    Publication Date: 2020
    ISBN: 9781625313256

    Price: $ 39.95