New Titles

  • A Year for the Books

    Routines and mindsets for creating student-centred reading communities

    With a focus on fostering a deep love for reading and prioritizing student growth, A Year for the Books is a must-have for educators from kindergarten through middle school. This teacher-friendly resource takes you behind the scenes and through the school year as it shares simple, practical strategies to design learner-centered literacy experiences. The book features companion podcasts or PDCasts where you can hear the authors tackle authentic classroom dilemmas and share their decision-making process.

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    Author(s): Katie Walther and Maria Walther

    Pages: 328
    Publication Date: 2024
    ISBN: 9781625315670

    Price: $ 50.95
  • 6 Tools for Collaborative Mathematics Teaching



    In 6 Tools for Collaborative Mathematics Coaching, Nicora Placa lays out a clear path to help you become a trusted, collaborative, effective math coach. The 6 Tools are flexible structures that you and your colleagues can use to learn together:

    1. Building Teams—Fostering a Learning Community
    2. Student Interviews—Learning to Listen
    3. Visiting Classrooms—Developing Your Lens
    4. Learning Walks—Focusing the Team on Students’ Thinking
    5. Rehearsing Routines—Practicing with Colleagues
    6. Lesson Study—Learning Collectively with Voice, Choice, and Agency

    In this easy-to-use, practical guide, Nicora introduces each of the 6 Tools with classroom vignettes, step-by-step guidelines for rollout, connections to the literature, resources for further research, planning templates, and opportunities for you to adapt the tool for your particular context.

    Whether you're a new coach who loves teaching math to children but is new to adult education, or a more experienced coach who is looking for new strategies to engage your teams, 6 Tools for Collaborative Mathematics Coaching can help you create learning opportunities that honor teachers as professionals. With a collaborative coaching approach, you can improve teaching and learning across your school and for all your students.

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    Author(s): Nicora Placa

    Pages: 216
    Publication Date: 2023
    ISBN: 9781625313843

    Price: $ 64.95
  • Powerful Thinking

    Engaging readers, building knowledge, and nudging learning in elementary classrooms

    An inspiring book to help teachers shift their beliefs and “stretch” their thinking around reading comprehension, literacy instruction, and content-area learning. Using the key concepts and strategies introduced in her ground-breaking book, Reading Power, Adrienne Gear shows teachers practical ways to create a “culture of thinking” that can be integrated into all areas of learning. Using knowledge-rich texts as tools, Adrienne shares how read-alouds can be used in content areas to support literacy skills and build knowledge. This timely book offers classroom-tested lessons and anchor books to create a content-rich learning environment that helps strengthen student learning and knowledge-building.

    Coming in May 2024 — Pre-order today!


    Author(s): Adrienne Gear

    Pages: 160
    Publication Date: 2024
    ISBN: 9781551383637

    Price: $ 32.95
  • Messing Around with Math

    Ready-to-use problems that engage students in a better understanding of key math concepts

    This book is filled with a range of problems that support student understanding of key math concepts. From word problems to open-ended rich tasks to real-world math problems, you will have a toolbox that addresses the complex learning needs of your students. Messing Around With Math provides problems that can be used at any point in the lesson: whole-group, guided small-group instruction, or independent practice. This resource will also help teachers develop their skills in crafting rich, meaningful and engaging lessons. Instead of endless searching for the ‘right’ problem for your students, you will have a one-stop shop.

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    Author(s): David Costello

    Pages: 144
    Publication Date: 2024
    ISBN: 9781551383668

    Price: $ 32.95
    Price: $ 29.95 (eBook)
    Price: $ 42.95 (Paper + eBook)
  • Shifting the Balance, Grades 3-5

    6 ways to bring the science of reading into the upper elementary classroom

    This much-anticipated follow-up to the bestselling book for K–2 teachers, Shifting the Balance, extends the conversation with this new text built specifically with grade 3–5 teachers in mind, introducing 6 more shifts across individual chapters that:

    • Zoom in on a common practice to reconsider
    • Untangle a number of misunderstandings that have likely contributed to the use of the common practice
    • Propose a more science-aligned shift to the current practice 
    • Provide solid scientific research to support the revised practice
    • Offer a collection of high-leverage, easy-to-implement instructional routines to support the shift to more brain-friendly instruction 

    Katie, Jan, and Kari know the pressure of the “Where to start?” question. In response, they offer a refreshing approach that is respectful, accessible, and practical—grounded in an earnest commitment to building a bridge between research and classroom practice.

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    Author(s): Katie Egan Cunningham and Jan Burkins and Kari Yates

    Pages: 288
    Publication Date: 2023
    ISBN: 9781625315977

    Price: $ 60.95
  • Students Mentoring Students in K-8 Classrooms

    Creating a learning community where children communicate, collaborate, and succeed

    Today’s students bring with them to the classroom a wide variety of understandings and ways of knowing. Sharing this richness of understanding, as well as students’ unique ways of looking at challenges, solving problems, and interpreting the world adds an incredible depth and meaning to all types of classroom learning. This thoughtful guide offers authentic, meaningful and purposeful activities that will lead students to share their thinking, and to support and mentor each other emotionally, socially, and academically. It explores numerous ways to create opportunities for shared learning, mentoring partnerships, and expanding student horizons.

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    Author(s): Diane Vetter

    Pages: 126
    Publication Date: 2023
    ISBN: 9781551383620

    Price: $ 28.95
    Price: $ 25.95 (eBook)
    Price: $ 38.95 (Paper + eBook)
  • Welcome to Reading Workshop

    Structures and routines that support all readers

    In Welcome to Reading Workshop: Structures and Routines that Support All Readers, Brenda Krupp and Lynne Dorfman bring their years of collective experience leading successful reading workshops to showcase the structures, routines, rituals, and behind-the-scenes decision making that will have your reading workshop running smoothly and effectively. Within the pages, you’ll find ways to effectively use self-selected reading materials, create mini-lessons, build time for reading conferences and small group work, and use assessments to guide instruction.

    In this practical guide, you’ll find tips and ideas to make these techniques immediately attainable, including:

    • Recommendation lists from much loved books to classroom implementation suggestions
    • Easy to access video clips to extend learning
    • Expert contributions and tips from the field
    • A rich appendix with templates, lessons, and resources
    • Reflection questions to promote collegial conversations

    Whether you’re a brand-new teacher or seasoned veteran, you’re looking to try something new or working on refining your current reading workshops, the authors welcome you to join them in an exploration of this powerful instructional model. Welcome to Reading Workshop will inspire you and your students with an excitement for reading that fosters engagement and builds life-long readers.

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    Author(s): Brenda J. Krupp and Lynne R. Dorfman

    Pages: 256
    Publication Date: 2023
    ISBN: 9781625315304

    Price: $ 58.95
  • We're Gonna Keep on Talking

    How to lead meaningful race conversations in the elementary classroom

    What should conversations about race look and sound like in the elementary classroom? How do we respond authentically and truthfully to children’s questions about the world? And how can we build classroom communities that encourage these meaningful conversations about race?

    Matthew Kay and Jennifer Orr take on these questions and more in We’re Gonna Keep on Talking: How to Lead Meaningful Race Conversations in the Elementary Classroom. A companion work to Kay’s Not Light, But Fire, this book focuses on the unique and powerful role discussions about race can play in the elementary classroom. Thoughtful and frank, the book is written for teachers who are willing to match children’s courage and brilliance, and who believe that “a foundation in meaningful race discourse will help [children] to seek justice for themselves and their neighbors, to be kinder, [and] more thoughtful.”

    Writing with the humility and honest storytelling of two career classroom teachers, Matthew Kay and Jennifer Orr share:

    • Strategies for building safe and supportive classroom and school spaces for productive discourse
    • Dozens of practical teacher moves for facilitating race conversations
    • Classroom stories that allow readers to envision ways into the work through picture books, art, graphs, historical photographs, and current events
    • Tips for aligning the work of race conversations to your grade-level standards

    Whether you are unsure of where to begin or looking to deepen your practice, We’re Gonna Keep on Talking will be your guide to the important work of race conversations in the elementary classroom.

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    Author(s): Matthew Kay and Jennifer Orr

    Pages: 194
    Publication Date: 2023
    ISBN: 9781625315755

    Price: $ 55.95
  • Active Reading Classrooms

    Strategies that build language comprehension and word recognition skills

    This practical book invites teachers to investigate different strategies to teach both whole-class and individual intervention lessons in reading. The book strives to take students beyond the simple view of reading and make them active users of language who make connections among the elements that science tells us are part of the reading process. Teachers will find strategies focused on self-regulation, word recognition, and language comprehension, along with various ways to connect and strengthen each aspect of reading. The lessons address new research about the complexities of reading and focus on scaffolding and differentiating learning for students in elementary classrooms.

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    Author(s): Jennifer Kelly

    Pages: 120
    Publication Date: 2023
    ISBN: 9781551383651

    Price: $ 32.95
    Price: $ 29.95 (eBook)
    Price: $ 42.95 (Paper + eBook)
  • Fail-Safe Strategies for Science and Literacy

    Classroom activities to engage students in thinking, exploring, and making sense of the world

    Effective teaching can be found where science and literacy overlap. This book helps teachers streamline busy schedules by focusing on cognitive skills shared by science and language arts. Designed to help build teacher confidence, it offers the background and insights teachers need to support students as they make sense of science content through language arts study. This unique approach pairs thinking routines from literacy—Observe and Wonder; Predict and Infer; Sort and Categorize; Analyze and Interpret; and Conclude and Apply—with hands-on science activities. The engaging strategies offer a fail-safe way for students to build knowledge and skills across the curriculum.

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    Author(s): Sandra Mirabelli and Lionel Sandner

    Pages: 160
    Publication Date: 2023
    ISBN: 9781551383644

    Price: $ 32.95
    Price: $ 29.95 (eBook)
    Price: $ 42.95 (Paper + eBook)
  • Nourishing Caregiver Collaborations

    Elevating home experiences and classroom practices for collective care

    Step beyond school-centric, one-off events and practices to create more authentic and engaging collaborations with caregivers. Instead of asking what families can do to support schools, this thoughtful book asks how schools can identify and celebrate what families already inherently bring to their children’s literacy learning.

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    Author(s): Nawal Qarooni

    Pages: 200
    Publication Date: 2023
    ISBN: 9781625316196

    Price: $ 52.95
  • 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.

    All Editions Available Now!

    Reviews:
    "With this book…I think we've found gold…There are things in this book I will use in my classroom tomorrow." — Michelle Muir, educator, writer, and spoken word artist

     


    Author(s): Andrew B Campbell and Larry Swartz

    Pages: 144
    Publication Date: 2023
    ISBN: 9781551383583

    Price: $ 28.95
    Price: $ 25.95 (eBook)
    Price: $ 38.95 (Paper + eBook)
  • Literacy Leadership Matters

    How principals can support teachers and strengthen reading instruction in elementary classrooms

    Many school principals have little background in literacy instruction. And yet, they find themselves leading teachers at a time of shifting literacy priorities. This practical book offers literacy fundamentals, builds confidence, and empowers principals to become instructional leaders. It deals with all aspects of literacy: from understanding the science of reading to planning, resources, oral language, word study, reading, writing, and creating a shared literacy vision. Each chapter In this comprehensive resource includes staff meeting discussion points to guide conversation with teachers, things to look for when working with the teachers and students within their schools, and much more.

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    Author(s): Karen Filewych

    Pages: 136
    Publication Date: 2023
    ISBN: 9781551383613

    Price: $ 28.95
    Price: $ 25.95 (eBook)
    Price: $ 38.95 (Paper + eBook)
  • The Heart-Centered Teacher

    Restoring hope, joy, and possibility in uncertain times

    How do we find hope and possibility in challenging times? How do we bring our truest selves into our teaching and personal lives? In this unique, inspiring book, beloved author Regie Routman artfully blends stories and strategies to show how we can introduce more joy, authenticity, and gratitude in our classrooms and in our lives.

    Regie invites us to focus on what matters most in our work and in our relationships with those we hold dear. She shares ideas and practical takeaways for teaching, learning, and living:

    • Seeing and celebrating each learner’s gifts and strengths
    • Creating a storytelling culture
    • Ensuring equitable opportunities for all
    • Co-creating welcoming spaces and routines
    • Developing professional knowledge
    • Championing the reading-writing connection
    • Fostering resilience and hope
    • Taking care of ourselves and our students
    • Making a worthy difference

    Check out Regie’s video welcome  and companion website.

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    Author(s): Regie Routman

    Pages: 294
    Publication Date: 2024
    ISBN: 9781032445502

    Price: $ 42.95
  • Patterns of Revision, Grade 3

    Inviting 3rd Graders into conversations that elevate writing

    With every lesson grounded in the critical strategy of writers talking out their revisions, Patterns of Revision will establish routines, practices, and mindsets to set you and your students up for success from day one. Discover the joy inherent in writing - and writing instruction - when we explore revision through engaging inquiry and the study of models, building flexible, competent revisors, step-by-step, in an open-ended discussion of meaning driven revision choices and their effects.

    Coming Soon — Pre-order today!


    Author(s): Whitney La Rocca and Jeff Anderson

    Pages: 264
    Publication Date: 2023
    ISBN: 9781625316318

    Price: $ 99.95