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  From the very first chapter of this informative and inspiring book, a clear picture emerges of how even three- and four-year-old...s' capacities for serious authorship can and should be supported. - Lillian G. Katz Coauthor of Young Investigators: The Project Approach in the Early Years   By the time they reach preschool or kindergarten, young children are already writers. They don't have much experience, but they're filled with stories to tell and ideas to express - they want to show the world what they know and see. All they need is a nurturing teacher like you to recognize the writer at work within them. All you need to help them is Already Ready.   Taking an exciting, new approach to working with our youngest students, Already Ready shows you how, by respecting children as writers, engaged in bookmaking, you can gently  nudge them toward a lifetime of joyful writing. Katie Wood Ray and Matt Glover guide you through fundamental concepts of early writing. Providing numerous, helpful examples of early writing - complete with transcriptions - they demonstrate how to: make sense of children's writing and interpret how they represent sounds, ideas, and images see important developmental signs in writers that you can use to help them grow further recognize the thinking young children engage in and discover that it's the same  thinking more experienced writers use to craft purposeful, thoughtful pieces.   Then Ray and Glover show you how little ones can develop powerful understandings about: texts and their characteristics the writing process what it means to be a writer. You'll learn how to support your writers' quest to make meaning, as they grow their abilities and refine their thinking about writing through teaching strategies such as: reading aloud working side by side with writers sharing children's writing.   Writing is just one part of a busy early childhood classroom, but even in little doses, a nurturing approach can work wonders and help children connect the natural writer inside them to a life of expressing themselves on paper. Find that approach, share it with your students, and you'll discover that you don't have to get students ready to write - they're Already Ready.  read more

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Listen to a podcast with Jim Vopat and Harvey "Smokey" Daniels. "Ever wish there was a structure that let kids work collaborativel...y to generate writing topics, complete drafts, learn and practice positive ways of response, and develop published pieces? To give every kid in the class a feeling of success, a sense of what it means to be a writer? Writing Circles are here to grant those wishes." -Jim Vopat If literature circles work with your readers, Jim Vopat has exciting news: peer-led small groups are just as effective with writers. Read Writing Circles and find out how they: lead students from practice to progress as they write, respond, and lead one another toward better writing motivate and engage everyone through choice-including struggling writers and English learners develop voice and encourage risk-taking across genres rehabilitate the writing wounded and nurture growth through peer response-not critique make teaching more efficient by reducing the need for one-on-one conferring. Vopat helps you get started with circles and shows how they can help you achieve instructional goals. He includes step-by-step guidance for implementation and assessment, activities that make management smooth, and minilessons that scaffold growth in skills, topic selection, and craft. Writing Circles are a revolution, not an evolution, in writing workshop-the missing link between independent student writing and whole-group instruction.Try them with your students; give kids the space, safety, and support they need; and see why circles are as powerful for writers as they are for readers. "Writing Circles is that elusive something new under the sun, a genuine departure and an exciting step ahead. It's what's next. And it is also something big.... If you are already using literature circles or book clubs in your classroom, you will immediately see how fresh and engaging Writing Circles is." -Harvey "Smokey" Daniels Author of Mini-lessons for Literature Circles and Literature Circles, Second Edition read more

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"This is a splendid, down-to-earth book-especially for elementary teachers who want to do science but are unsure how to go about i...t. The intensity of children's interest is unmistakable. And Ellen's low-key style reassures the reader that children in any classroom can do work that is just as fine." Eleanor Duckworth, Harvard University "I want to embolden teachers who are uncertain about teaching science, and encourage others to give children's observations a central place in the curriculum." Ellen Doris When it first published, Ellen Doris' now-classic text rapidly became an indispensable resource for teachers who were searching for new ways to introduce students to science. This second edition will be every bit as essential for teachers and science leaders. Novice teachers and those looking to refresh their practice will find support to help children explore, experiment, and figure things out. Ellen deftly translates the theory of inquiry-based science instruction into methods teachers can use. She answers questions and offers advice on these central elements: how to begin how to inspire children's curiosity and facilitate their investigations how to assess children's understanding through their drawing, discussion, and writing how to structure classroom spaces, supervise fieldwork, and help children learn from one another how to keep children's priorities as well as science standards in mind. Lively classroom examples enrich Ellen's discussion. Her latest thinking will guide teachers and science leaders as they create contexts in which children can inquire, investigate, and collaborate. read more

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Written for teachers of writing by a teacher of writing, Crafting Digital Writing is both an introduction for teachers new to digi...tal writing and a menu of ideas for those who are tech-savvy. Troy Hicks explores the questions of how to teach digital writing by examining author's craft, demonstrating how intentional thinking about author's craft in digital texts engages students in writing that is grounded in their digital lives. Troy draws on his experience as a teacher, professor, and National Writing Project site director to show how the heart of digital composition is strong writing, whether it results in a presentation, a paper, or a video. Throughout the book, Troy offers: in-depth guidance for helping students to compose web texts (such as blogs and wikis), presentations, audio, video, and social media mentor texts that give you a snapshot into what professionals and students are doing right now to craft digital writing suggestions for using each type of digital text to address the narrative, informational, and argument text types identified in the Common Core State Standards a wealth of student-composed web texts for each digital media covered, along with links to them on the web technology tips and connections, as well as numerous tools for creating a digital writing assignment. To preview a sample of Crafting Digital Writing click here. read more

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"To reach their potential, children need an engaging environment and a reason to learn. This book is aimed at helping teachers imp...lement quality Common Core instruction around this principle." -Gretchen Owocki The quality of instruction is the most important factor in helping students meet the Common Core Standards. That's why Gretchen Owocki's Common Core Lesson Book empowers teachers with a comprehensive framework for implementation that enhances existing curriculum and extends it to meet Common Core goals. "Children," writes Gretchen (author of The RTI Daily Planning Book), "need teachers who believe in the power of meaningful reading as a context for instruction." She breaks the CCSS reading standards into manageable chunks that emphasize engaged, authentic reading and differentiated teaching. For each standard, she offers: a clear description of what it asks from students an instructional decision tree that connects assessment to planning instructional strategies that gradually release responsibility to students techniques for intensifying instruction when readers need more support. "In implementing the standards," writes Gretchen, "we want children to deeply engage with multiple forms of reading. I wrote this book to offer encouragement to stay grounded in meaningful instruction, and to offer a set of strategies that emphasize meaningful reading." Respond to the Common Core with The Common Core Lesson Book-you'll help students meet the standards, and so much more. read more

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Explore the polar region, one of the most extreme environments on Earth, by following a reindeer through its day as it eats, sleep...s, and cares for its young. Reindeer, by Katie Marsico, introduces readers to the behaviors, traits, and habitat of this fascinating animal with supportive text features including a labeled body map of the reindeer and further resources. With its accessible text and fast facts, this book is sure to captivate young animal lovers! read more

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Save money when you buy both Genre Prompting Guides together, or the entire Genre Study Suite Bundle! Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pin...nell's Genre Study Prompting Guide for Fiction and Genre Study Prompting Guide for Nonfiction, Poetry, and Test Taking are comprehensive tools that you can use to explore fiction and nonfiction genres with your students during interactive read-aloud, Reader's workshop, Writer's workshop, guided reading lessons, shared reading, and intervention lessons. The prompts in these ready-reference flip charts are designed to help teachers guide students' inquiry toward explicit understandings of the characteristics of genres. Each prompting guide contains precise language for teaching readers how to focus their thinking and understanding of genres through inquiry. In the Genre Study Prompting Guide for Fiction, Fountas and Pinnell have organized fiction prompts by genre as well as by literary elements and structure. Help you and your students lay the groundwork for a lifetime of literacy exploration and an understanding of the following genres: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Historical Fiction Traditional Literature Folktales Fairy Tales Fables Legends Epics Ballads Myths Modern Fantasy Animal Fantasy Low Fantasy High Fantasy Science Fiction Other products in the Genre Study Suite: Genre Study: Teaching with Fiction and Nonfiction Books Genre Study Quick Guide, A Companion to Genre Study: Teaching with Fiction and Nonfiction Books Genre Study Prompting Guide for Nonfiction, Poetry, and Test Taking read more

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"Is it possible to teach English so that people stop killing each other?" When a professor dropped this question into a colloquium... for young college teachers in 1967, at the height of the Vietnam War, most people shuffled their feet. For Mary Rose O'Reilley it was a question that would not go away; The Peaceable Classroom records one attempt to answer it. Out of her own experience, primarily as a college English teacher, she writes about certain moral connections between school and the outside world, making clear that the kind of environment created in the classroom determines a whole series of choices students make in the future, especially about issues of peace and justice. Animated throughout by the spirit of the personal essayist, The Peaceable Classroom first defines a pedagogy of nonviolence and then analyzes certain contemporary approaches to rhetoric and literary studies in light of nonviolent theory. The pedagogy of Ken Macrorie, Peter Elbow, and the National Writing Project is examined. The author emphasizes that many techniques taken for granted in contemporary writing pedagogy -- such as freewriting and journaling -- are not just educational fads, but rather ways of shaping a different human being. "Finding voice," then, is not only an aspect of writing process, but a spiritual event as well. To find voice, and to mediate personal voice in a community of others, is one of the central dialectics of the peaceable classroom. The author urges teachers to foster critical encounters with the intellectual and spiritual traditions of humankind and to reclaim the revolutionary power of literature to change things. read more

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"We open up the Common Core State Standards process and product, revealing that both are constructions-partial and value laden. Wi...th this understanding, we hope readers will step forward to take active roles in the discussion of why CCSS as well as how CCSS." -Patrick Shannon Common Core is on everyone's lips. We all want answers about implementation and integration as well as about what constitutes "close reading" or "text complexity." But who is asking the big questions: Common to whom? Core of what? Standards toward what end? Closer Readings of the Common Core finally asks and answers those questions. Patrick Shannon convenes a conversation among some of the most respected members of the field. They examine the history and content of the standards, teasing out their implications for teachers and classrooms, critiquing their assumptions about students and learning, and looking at their portent for American education now and in the future. With compelling analysis from Shannon, Peggy Albers, Randy Bomer, Catherine Compton-Lilly, Curt Dudley-Marling, Elizabeth Jaeger, Marjorie Orellana, Sandra Wilde, and Maja Wilson, teachers, school leaders, and policy makers will have the understanding necessary to avoid passively receiving mandates. Instead they'll be able to ensure that instructional decision making remains meaningful and well-informed. read more

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Sit down with Christopher Lehman as he shares the strategies he has used to make research reading and writing real and motivating ...for students. Chris draws on his experience with the Reading and Writing Project and as co-author of Pathways to the Common Core to help you tailor your instruction to your students' needs, get to the heart of the Common Core State Standards, and, most importantly, challenge your students to become driven, inquisitive thinkers who can meet the demands of school and life in the 21st century. Energize Research Reading and Writing provides a menu of fresh, classroom-tested strategies for teaching research across all contents as well as: at-a-glance guides for differentiation-ways to ramp up strategies for experienced researchers and ways to make them accessible for emerging researcherssamples of grade level language for each strategy and tips for content-area teachersideas for using the strategies to build plans for the short and long research projects that the CCSS requiresa quick-reference chart that links each strategy to the CCSS so you can quickly turn to the strategies that aim to align with a particular standard. Use this book as a complete research unit plan or as a source for targeted strategies. Energize Research Reading and Writing has all the tools you need to transform your students into engaged and independent researchers. read more

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This amazing book utilizes real-size photographs to teach young learners about different types of rocks and soil.  Instead of usin...g words alone to explain the appearance and composition of different types of rocks and soil, this book conveys information with accurately-sized photographs. Simple, leveled text helps readers access this information and build vocabulary. read more

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This title introduces readers to teeth, how they help animals to survive, and how different they can look.

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"Your charts don't need to be perfect, just thoughtful. You don't even have to be able to draw. Just put the child before the char...t." Marjorie Martinelli and Kristine Mraz Listen to an interview with Marjorie and Kristi, the Chartchums, on Education Talk Radio. Commercially available charts leave you hanging? Want the secret to jump-off-the-wall charts that stick with kids? Trust Smarter Charts. Did you ever want to know: What do great charts look like? How many is too many? Where are the best places for them in my classroom? How long do I keep them? How do I know if they are working? Then you'll want to meet Marjorie Martinelli and Kristine Mraz, the Chartchums. They struggled with the same questions, and Smarter Charts shares not only the answers, but the best practices they've discovered as well. Amp up the power of your charts with tips on design and language, instructional use, and self-assessment. Even better, discover surprising strategies that deepen engagement, strengthen retention, and heighten independence-all by involving students in chart making. Packed with full-color sample charts from real classrooms, Smarter Charts shares simple, brain-based strategies proven to make your classroom an even more active, effective space for literacy instruction and classroom management. read more

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"It's easy to feel hopeless in the face of statistics indicating that students with disabilities have fewer educational successes ...and greater quality-of-life issues than their classmates without disabilities. Yet every week I meet students, teachers, and families who transcend these statistics and are making exciting educational progress, from disability to possibility. This book takes this concept a step further, from possibility to success!" -Patrick Schwarz In From Disability to Possibility, Patrick Schwarz made a passionate and compelling argument for the inclusive classroom. From Possibility to Success takes Patrick's case to the next level by providing teachers with powerful new tools to make inclusive education work, along with guidelines for incorporating them into classroom practice. With the goal of building lifelong skills, Patrick offers templates and authentic forms that help you plan lessons and units while at the same time embracing students' interests and passions, working toward students' dreams, promoting leadership, self-advocacy, self-determination, and membership in both school and the community. With an explicit overview of each tool, a rationale for using them, and compelling stories of how they have helped real students in real classrooms, Patrick empowers educators to combine the science and art of teaching all learners. Try them out and discover hope, direction, and inspiration to turn possibility into success. read more

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"For many students, traditional instruction is so distant from their needs that each day they make little or no learning progress ...and fall farther and farther behind curriculum demands. In contrast, Cognition-Based Assessment offers a framework to support teaching that enables ALL students to understand, make personal sense of, and become proficient with mathematics." -Michael Battista Designed to work with any curriculum, Cognition-Based Assessment and Teaching will enable you to better understand and respond to your students' learning needs and help you choose instructional activities that are best for them. Michael Battista offers a powerful, learning-progressions model for maximizing each student's progress- helping students who are behind catch up, preventing future failures from occurring, and helping students who are ready move quickly ahead. Cognition-Based Assessment and Teaching will help you will all three tiers in RTI. Battista's approach emphasizes three key components that support students' mathematical sense making and proficiency: Determining students' levels of sophistication in reasoning Assessing and monitoring the development of students' understanding of core ideas Differentiating instruction to meet individual students' learning needs Using a research-based framework that describes the development of students' thinking and learning in terms of levels of sophistication, a "cognitive terrain" that includes ascents and plateaus, Battista shows how teachers can build on their students' reasoning with instruction that keeps them moving ever upwards. Also Available: Addition and Subtraction Multiplication and Division Place Value Fractions read more

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With Teaching Grammar in Context, thousands of teachers discovered why students achieve better results when they learn grammar dur...ing the process of writing. In Lessons to Share, Connie Weaver's promised sequel, she focuses on the practical, offering valuable "lessons" from educators at all levels. The first section of the book addresses the learning and teaching of grammar, setting the stage for subsequent sections. The purpose behind the article on how language is learned is to help readers understand that babies and preschoolers acquire the grammar of their language without direct instruction and that language continues to develop indirectly during children's school years. Connie's article on teaching grammar in the context of writing articulates other aspects of the rationale that underlies this book: teaching grammar in the context of its use. The second and major section deals with teaching grammar through writing, across the grades. The authors address punctuation, parts of speech, effective word choice and syntax, and conferencing with students to teach revision and editing. The next section focuses on style, with emphasis on sentence composing, "image grammar," and "breaking the rules" for stylistic effect. There is also a discussion of the power of dialects and the dialects of power. The last section deals with teaching the English language and its grammar to ESL students in kindergarten through college. The section and book conclude with an article on using grammar checking computer software. read more

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How can you work with twice as many students each day? And give struggling writers more attention? All without diminishing the qua...lity of your teaching? By making the most of conferring with Small-Group Writing Conferences.   Small-Group Writing Conferences shows why small groups work. And how they can boost your instructional effectiveness. You'll compliment and coach more students through the writing process each day. You'll focus on explicitly teaching writing strategies, scaffolding learning across everything students write. You'll gather more assessment information than ever - a big help for differentiation Your teaching will stick better as students practice and discuss strategies together, then link them to prior learning.   Holly Slaughter tells you when and how to use small-groups and gives you tips for planning, record keeping, and trouble shooting. She describes four kinds of writing conferences that allow you to plan instruction or confer whenever and however you need to: Table Conferences - Conferring with heterogeneous groups to address some students' needs and reinforce strategies for others Skill Conferences - Grouping students with similar needs for explicit instruction or guided practice Expectation Conferences - Using groups to teach students to manage materials and self-monitor Progress Conferences - Seeing how a group has fared with a strategy and promoting accountability for learning.   Every moment you spend conferring is precious. Read Small Group Writing Conferences and discover how small groups can help you make each second twice as valuable. read more

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"We often talk about the importance of, and benefits of focused intentional teaching. Mary Howard is not only the champion of such... instruction, but she coaches the rest of us, breaking it down so we can all do great work that truly matters." Gail Boushey and Joan Moser (the Sisters), authors of The Daily Five In this valuable resource for teachers, Mary Howard shares a step-by-step process for focusing on the literacy work that matters in any effective literacy design-including schools implementing the Common Core State Standards and an RTI model-to identify good work, to celebrate great work, and to accommodate high quality literacy practices. Throughout Good to Great Teaching, Mary describes spotlight teachers who will guide you through a process of evaluating, adjusting, and elevating your teaching. Personal reflection tools are included to help you alleviate anything that deters your efforts to accomplish what you already do well and move your teaching to even higher levels. Mary will take you into real classrooms where practical ideas rooted in best practice offer a clear understanding of what great work can feel like, look like, and sound like. As you work through this reflective process on your own or with colleagues, you will: build a common understanding of the quality of great work generate vision statements and overarching goals to guide your literacy design identify how to sustain great work to keep the momentum going. No matter where you are in your teaching career, the real key to great work is what you bring to the table. Let Mary lead you as you move from good to great teaching so you can focus on the literacy work that really matters. read more

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More than fifteen years ago, Constance Weaver's Grammar for Teachers (NCTE, 1979) broke new ground by responding to widespread con...cern about the place of grammar in the curriculum. Suggesting that teachers need to know key aspects of grammar in order to teach writing more effectively, Weaver also argued that students need to be guided in learning and applying grammatical concepts as they revise and edit their writing. Attention to sentence structure and mechanics during the process of writing would result in better products. With Teaching Grammar in Context, Weaver extends her philosophy by offering teachers a rationale and practical ideas for teaching grammar not in isolation but in the context of writing. She begins by introducing some common meanings of "grammar" and provides a historical overview of traditional reasons for teaching grammar as a school subject. After examining those reasons, she questions them, citing decades of research which suggests that grammar taught in isolation has little, if any, effect on most students' writing. To lay the groundwork for a more effective approach, Weaver considers how preschoolers learn the basic structures of their native language and how second-language grammar is acquired. She goes on to suggest a research-based perspective on the concept of error and on the writing "errors" our students make, concluding with practical alternatives to what Lois Rosen has dubbed "the error hunt." Equally useful is Weaver's examination of the aspects of grammar on which we might focus as we guide our students in writing and revising sentences and in editing selected pieces. Her final chapter addresses the teaching of grammar from the perspective of learning theory. The appendix includes numerous sample lessons from Weaver's own teaching, illustrating the five broad topics suggested in the text: teaching concepts of subject, verb, clause, sentence, and related editing concepts teaching style through sentence combining and generating teaching sentence sense and style through manipulation of syntactic elements teaching the power of dialects and dialects of power teaching punctuation and mechanics for convention, clarity, and style. Teaching Grammar in Context fills a long-standing gap in the literature on teaching writing. It will prove invaluable to all practicing and preservice teachers, especially those at the middle and high school levels, where grammar is taught most intensively. read more

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Get the whole story on teaching narrative writing "Narrative can foster a new understanding of self and others, and help people so...lve real problems together. In short narrative empowers people. This makes it vitally important to helping students become 'college and career ready.'" James Fredricksen, Michael Smith, and Jeffrey Wilhelm While Common Core standards on argument and nonfiction have gotten the lion's share of attention, the anchor standard for narrative writing has been overlooked. Not anymore, thanks to So, What's the Story? "Write narratives," states the Common Core, "to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences." In So, What's the Story? James Fredricksen, Michael Smith, and Jeffrey Wilhelm share lessons and unit frameworks on narrative writing that help students not only meet the standards, but do important real-world work. "Narrative is about much more than the form of a story, identifying a protagonist, or naming its climax," they write, "it's about doing functional work not only in the classroom and school, but in the community and the world." With ideas for teaching autobiography, narrative nonfiction, imaginary narratives, and narratives that employ both words and images, So, What's the Story? provides practitioners with ways to help students make the leap from composing stories to understanding how stories and narrative concepts can help them to identify, critique, and change how their world works. "Narrative writing empowers individuals as they negotiate the day-to-day experience of their lives," write Fredricksen, Smith, and Wilhelm, "but an understanding of narrative is essential for people in a whole host of careers and professions." Use So, What's the Story? and ensure that the story of your writers doesn't end with meeting the standard, but with a lifetime of problem solving with story. read more

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Genre Study: Teaching with Fiction and Nonfiction Books is the foundational text of the Genre Study Suite. In exploring Genre Stud...y, Fountas & Pinnell advocate teaching and learning in which students are actively engaged in developing genre understandings and applying their thinking to any genre. It is through using genre understandings that your students think, talk, and read texts with deeper understanding, and write effectively. Genre Study is a professional resource that teachers can use with students to embark on an exciting exploration into the study of genre. View Overview Webinar The Genre Study Suite Bundle is a comprehensive suite of resources that focuses on genre study through inquiry-based learning with an emphasis on reading comprehension and the craft of writing. An inquiry approach engages students in exploring texts so that they can notice and name the characteristics of each genre and construct a working definition that guides their thinking of reading and writing. This suite provides the tools needed to help you and your students lay the groundwork for a lifetime of literacy exploration. The bundle includes: Genre Study: Teaching with Fiction and Nonfiction Books Genre Study Quick Guide a companion to Genre Study: Teaching with Fiction and Nonfiction Books This spiral-bound companion to Genre Study: Teaching with Fiction and Nonfiction Books is designed to help you actively engage students in the exploration of texts so that they can notice and name genre characteristics, and construct working definitions that guide their thinking as readers and writers. This handy reference guide contains a master genre chart outlining the definition, key characteristics, and a list of mentor texts by genre. Genre Prompting Guide for Fiction and Genre Prompting Guide for Nonfiction, Poetry, and Test Taking are comprehensive tools that you can use to explore genres with your students during interactive read-aloud, Reader's workshop, Writer's workshop, guided reading lessons, shared reading, and intervention lessons. The prompts in these ready reference flip charts are designed to help teachers guide students' inquiry toward explicit understandings of the characteristics of genres. In the Genre Prompting Guides, Fountas & Pinnell have organized prompts by genre, and also literary elements and structure. Fiction Genres Realistic Fiction Historical Fiction Traditional Literature (including folktales, fairy tales, fables, epics, legends, ballads, and myths) Modern Fantasy (including simple animal fantasy, low fantasy, high fantasy, and science fiction) Nonfiction Genres Narrative Nonfiction Biography Autobiography Memoir Expository Nonfiction Procedural Texts Persuasive tests Forms of Poetry Lyrical poetry Narrative poetry Free Verse Haiku Limericks Concrete poems Test Taking Multiple Choice Questions Short Answer Questions Extended Response Questions read more

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"For many students, traditional instruction is so distant from their needs that each day they make little or no learning progress ...and fall farther and farther behind curriculum demands. In contrast, Cognition-Based Assessment offers a framework to support teaching that enables ALL students to understand, make personal sense of, and become proficient with mathematics." -Michael Battista Designed to work with any curriculum, Cognition-Based Assessment and Teaching will enable you to better understand and respond to your students' learning needs and help you choose instructional activities that are best for them. Michael Battista offers a powerful, learning-progressions model for maximizing each student's progress- helping students who are behind catch up, preventing future failures from occurring, and helping students who are ready move quickly ahead. Cognition-Based Assessment and Teaching will help you will all three tiers in RTI. Battista's approach emphasizes three key components that support students' mathematical sense making and proficiency: Determining students' levels of sophistication in reasoning Assessing and monitoring the development of students' understanding of core ideas Differentiating instruction to meet individual students' learning needs Using a research-based framework that describes the development of students' thinking and learning in terms of levels of sophistication, a "cognitive terrain" that includes ascents and plateaus, Battista shows how teachers can build on their students' reasoning with instruction that keeps them moving ever upwards. Also available: Multiplication and Division Place Value Fractions read more

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This series introduces readers to different animal body parts and how these body parts help animals to survive.

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"When you create a unit of study, it's tempting to think you know exactly what will happen on day 5, 13, or 18. But you can't know.... As soon as a unit starts, we begin making adjustments. This book shares a process for projecting a unit of study so you can make decisions as you respond to students each day." Matt Glover and Mary Alice Berry As a teacher, you value instructional flexibility because, after all, nearly anything can happen-and does! Yet you still have to plan instruction that helps your writers meet curricular objectives. Helping you solve this dilemma is what Projecting Possibilities for Writers is all about. You can't know exactly when in a unit of study students will need extra support or be ready for a particular minilesson. That's why Matt Glover and Mary Alice Berry show how to project rather than plan-to design a sequence of instruction that not only supports deep understanding but gives you the agency to respond to individual needs and meet key writing standards. Projecting Possibilities for Writers shares how to determine what to teach during a unit, how to teach it, and why to teach it-as well as when to make the crucial adjustments that this flexible approach makes possible. You'll look over Mary Alice's shoulder as she plans a unit for her writing workshop, while "Try It Out" suggestions lead you to project your own units. Solve the flexibility vs. planning dilemma! Trust Projecting Possibilities for Writers and learn to teach with a roadmap rather than a rigid set of directions as you create learning experiences for classes of individual students with individual needs. read more

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This title introduces readers to desert habitats and the animals that use camouflage to survive in them.

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This spiral-bound companion to Genre Study: Teaching with Fiction and Nonfiction Books is designed to help you actively engage stu...dents in the exploration of texts so that they can notice and name genre characteristics and construct working definitions that guide their thinking as readers and writers. This handy reference guide contains a master genre chart outlining the definitions, key characteristics (noticings), and a list of mentor texts by genre. In this resource, Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell help you and your students lay the groundwork for a lifetime of literacy exploration and an understanding of the following genres: Fiction Genres Realistic Fiction Historical Fiction Fantasy Traditional Literature folktales fairy tales fables legends epics ballads myths Modern Fantasy animal fantasy low fantasy high fantasy Science Fiction Nonfiction Genres Nonfiction Narrative Nonfiction Biography Autobiography Memoir Expository Nonfiction Persuasive Procedural Hybrid Forms of Poetry read more

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Offering fascinating insight into life in the rain forest, this book follows a parrot through its day as it sleeps, eats, and move...s. read more

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"For many students, traditional instruction is so distant from their needs that each day they make little or no learning progress ...and fall farther and farther behind curriculum demands. In contrast, Cognition-Based Assessment offers a framework to support teaching that enables ALL students to understand, make personal sense of, and become proficient with mathematics." -Michael Battista Designed to work with any curriculum, Cognition-Based Assessment and Teaching will enable you to better understand and respond to your students' learning needs and help you choose instructional activities that are best for them. Michael Battista offers a powerful, learning-progressions model for maximizing each student's progress- helping students who are behind catch up, preventing future failures from occurring, and helping students who are ready move quickly ahead. Cognition-Based Assessment and Teaching will help you will all three tiers in RTI. Battista's approach emphasizes three key components that support students' mathematical sense making and proficiency: Determining students' levels of sophistication in reasoning Assessing and monitoring the development of students' understanding of core ideas Differentiating instruction to meet individual students' learning needs Using a research-based framework that describes the development of students' thinking and learning in terms of levels of sophistication, a "cognitive terrain" that includes ascents and plateaus, Battista shows how teachers can build on their students' reasoning with instruction that keeps them moving ever upwards. Also Available: Addition and Subtraction Multiplication and Division Place Value Fractions read more

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"For many students, traditional instruction is so distant from their needs that each day they make little or no learning progress ...and fall farther and farther behind curriculum demands. In contrast, Cognition-Based Assessment offers a framework to support teaching that enables ALL students to understand, make personal sense of, and become proficient with mathematics." -Michael Battista Designed to work with any curriculum, Cognition-Based Assessment and Teaching will enable you to better understand and respond to your students' learning needs and help you choose instructional activities that are best for them. Michael Battista offers a powerful, learning-progressions model for maximizing each student's progress- helping students who are behind catch up, preventing future failures from occurring, and helping students who are ready move quickly ahead. Cognition-Based Assessment and Teaching will help you will all three tiers in RTI. Battista's approach emphasizes three key components that support students' mathematical sense making and proficiency: Determining students' levels of sophistication in reasoning Assessing and monitoring the development of students' understanding of core ideas Differentiating instruction to meet individual students' learning needs Using a research-based framework that describes the development of students' thinking and learning in terms of levels of sophistication, a "cognitive terrain" that includes ascents and plateaus, Battista shows how teachers can build on their students' reasoning with instruction that keeps them moving ever upwards. Also Available: Addition and Subtraction Multiplication and Division Place Value read more

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These tests can be used with the new entrant or nonreader because the child is asked to help the examiner by pointing to certain f...eatures as the examiner reads.  An Observation Survey  presents the theoretical background, administration details, and scoring interpretation of the tests.  Sand  is a favourite diagnostic tool of reading teachers, and Stones  was developed as an alternative. read more

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This book provides a first introduction to a penguin’s life cycle, exploring how it grows, develops, and reproduces.

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"For many students, traditional instruction is so distant from their needs that each day they make little or no learning progress ...and fall farther and farther behind curriculum demands. In contrast, Cognition-Based Assessment offers a framework to support teaching that enables ALL students to understand, make personal sense of, and become proficient with mathematics." -Michael Battista Designed to work with any curriculum, Cognition-Based Assessment and Teaching will enable you to better understand and respond to your students' learning needs and help you choose instructional activities that are best for them. Michael Battista offers a powerful, learning-progressions model for maximizing each student's progress- helping students who are behind catch up, preventing future failures from occurring, and helping students who are ready move quickly ahead. Cognition-Based Assessment and Teaching will help you will all three tiers in RTI. Battista's approach emphasizes three key components that support students' mathematical sense making and proficiency: Determining students' levels of sophistication in reasoning Assessing and monitoring the development of students' understanding of core ideas Differentiating instruction to meet individual students' learning needs Using a research-based framework that describes the development of students' thinking and learning in terms of levels of sophistication, a "cognitive terrain" that includes ascents and plateaus, Battista shows how teachers can build on their students' reasoning with instruction that keeps them moving ever upwards. Also Available: Addition and Subtraction Place Value Fractions read more

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"The questions that guide a teaching life are timeless - the kind teachers ask themselves always, every year, every day: "What doe...s it mean to teach this course and this student? How do I reach those I am instructed to teach" So write Perl and Wilson in the preface to this edition of Through Teachers' Eyes. In this book, based on extensive ethnographic research, the authors show us the texture of teaching in times both good and bad, exciting and despairing; they recount, in a compelling narrative, the unending shifts and changes of teaching lives. Perl and Wilson also recount researchers' stories. Like teaching, research has shifts and questions, doubts and despair and discovery. Through Teachers' Eyes is a model of ethnographic research and in it, research data is turned into readable, accessible and powerful classroom stories. Those who hunger for an animating view of classroom research will find here what is sorely lacking in so many composition studies: a view of research that welcomes the researcher's voice as narrator and storyteller, as one whose caring can be shown as a natural part of the inquiry. Perl and Wilson write: "A teaching life lived fully is one that includes others. It is a life rooted in the sharing of projects and problems and most of all in the telling of stories." In these stories, readers will discover the richness of teachers' lives and in so doing also discover the richness of their own. read more

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This title introduces readers to mountain habitats and the animals that use camouflage to survive in them.

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"For many students, traditional instruction is so distant from their needs that each day they make little or no learning progress ...and fall farther and farther behind curriculum demands. In contrast, Cognition-Based Assessment offers a framework to support teaching that enables ALL students to understand, make personal sense of, and become proficient with mathematics." -Michael Battista Designed to work with any curriculum, Cognition-Based Assessment and Teaching will enable you to better understand and respond to your students' learning needs and help you choose instructional activities that are best for them. Michael Battista offers a powerful, learning-progressions model for maximizing each student's progress-helping students who are behind catch up, preventing future failures from occurring, and helping students who are ready move quickly ahead. Cognition-Based Assessment and Teaching will help you will all three tiers in RTI. Battista's approach emphasizes three key components that support students' mathematical sense making and proficiency: Determining students' levels of sophistication in reasoning Assessing and monitoring the development of students' understanding of core ideas Differentiating instruction to meet individual students' learning needs Using a research-based framework that describes the development of students' thinking and learning in terms of levels of sophistication, a "cognitive terrain" that includes ascents and plateaus, Battista shows how teachers can build on their students' reasoning with instruction that keeps them moving ever upwards. Also Available: Addition and Subtraction Multiplication and Division Fractions read more

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In How to Survive in Your Native Land James Herndon details classroom life and the inescapable realities of a school situation. Th...is is a compelling vision of what really goes on in school and how the conventional school structure actually affects teaching and learning. The realities may be hard, but Herndon's humorous touch makes this book easy to read. read more

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Offering fascinating insight into life in the grassland, this book follows an ostrich through its day as it sleeps, eats, and move...s. read more

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"I continue to be amazed at the power we can harness in our secondary students by teaching ourselves and our students real numerac...y." Pamela Harris As secondary math teachers, we're often frustrated by the lack of true number sense in our students. Solid research at the elementary level shows how to help all students become mathematically proficient by redefining what it means to compute with number sense. Pam Harris has spent the past ten years scrutinizing the research and using the resulting reform materials with teachers and students, seeing what works and what doesn't work, always with an eye to success in higher math. This book brings these insights to the secondary world, with an emphasis on one powerful goal: building numeracy. Developing numeracy in today's middle and high school students is reflective of the Common Core State Standards mission to build "the skills that our young people need for success in college and careers." (CCSS 2010) Numeracy is more than the ability to do basic arithmetic. At its heart, numeracy is the ability to use mathematical relationships to reason with numbers and numerical concepts, to think through the math logically, to have a repertoire of strategies to solve problems, and to be able to apply the logic outside of classrooms. How can we build powerful numeracy in middle and secondary students? Harris's approach emphasizes two big ideas: Teach the importance of representation. The representation of student strategies on models such as the open number line, the open array, and the ratio table promote discussion on relationships rather than procedures Teach with problem strings. Introduced by Catherine Twomey Fosnot and her colleagues in the Young Mathematicians at Work series, problem strings are purposefully designed sequences of related problems that help students construct numerical relationships. They encourage students to look to the numbers first before choosing a strategy, nudging them toward efficient, sophisticated strategies for computation. Understanding numerical relationships gives students the freedom to choose a strategy, rather than being stuck with only one way to solve a problem. Using the strings and activities in this book can empower your students to reason through problems and seek to find clever solutions. They'll become more naturally inclined to use the strategies that make sense to them. Students become engaged, willing to think, and more confident in their justifications. When we give secondary students this numerical power, we also help them learn higher mathematics with more confidence and more success. read more

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Save money with the Genre Study Suite Bundle! The Fountas & Pinnell Genre Prompting Guide for Fiction and Genre Prompting Guide fo...r Nonfiction, Poetry, and Test Taking are comprehensive tools that you can use to explore fiction and nonfiction genres with your students during interactive read-aloud, Reader's workshop, Writer's workshop, guided reading lessons, shared reading, and intervention lessons. The prompts in these ready reference flip charts are designed to help teachers guide students' inquiry toward explicit understandings of the characteristics of genres. Each prompting guide contains precise language for teaching readers how to focus their thinking and understanding of genre through inquiry. Nonfiction Narrative Nonfiction Biography Autobiography Memoir Expository Nonfiction Persuasive Texts Procedural Texts Hybrid Texts Poetry Test Taking Multiple Choice Questions Constructed Response Questions Other products in the Genre Study Suite: Genre Study: Teaching with Fiction and Nonfiction Books Genre Quick Guide - Companion to Genre Study: Teaching with Fiction and Nonfiction Books Genre Study Prompting Guide for Fiction read more

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"Here, at last, is a book for teachers who have understood and implemented readers' and writers' workshops, but have struggled to ...create a manageable math workshop." -Ellin Oliver Keene Why is it that so many of our students don't get math? Wendy Ward Hoffer argues that all learners are capable of deep understanding-but first we must create classrooms where teachers serve as coaches, students engage as a community of learners, and everybody works toward "getting it" together. Minds on Mathematics shows you how. Wendy explains the core elements of math workshop and then provides detailed strategies for implementing the workshop model. Effective routines and abundant examples are provided for each component of the workshop, including planning openers that "hook" learners with engaging tasks using minilessons to model thinking and problem solving managing work time for both group and independent learning creating classroom routines that support conferring ensuring deep understanding with sharing and reflecting opportunities. Minds on Mathematics shows how to make the workshop model come to life in your math classroom! It proves that when we provide math learning experiences that support students to become critical thinkers and problem solvers, to stretch and think in new ways, and then invite them to communicate their ideas to others, we inspire them to "get" math like never before. read more

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Now available in Spanish, these "Concepts About Print" tests can be used with the new entrant or nonreader, enabling the child to ...point to certain features as the examiner reads the book. Instrumento do observacion presents the theoretical background, administration details,and scoring interpretation of the tests. read more

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Can the whole language approach adequately prepare minority students, especially those with different backgrounds, for the literat...e world? With "My Trouble Is My English," Danling Fu joins the current debate over this issue, examining the learning experiences of four Laotian students at a mainstream secondary school. Her study not only describes and interprets the students' learning situations, it also helps us understand their perspectives, along with those of their teachers. Fu introduces us to the Savang family, refugees who left Laos, spent time in a settlement camp in Thailand, and finally escaped to the United States. Her book is about their dreams of integration, and the ways their school often tracked them into classes where the focus was on isolated vocabulary and language skills. Fu shows, in graphic detail, how difficult this "simplified" approach is for those new to a culture. And she shows how open journal writing assignments began to tap the rich stories this family had to tell. Fu, a native Chinese teacher with her own unique learning history, brings her firsthand experience of second language acquisition to this book. Her treatment of the issues of inclusion, multiculturalism, and students "at risk" is especially personal and insightful. read more

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Both practicing and would-be writers are endlessly fascinated by what other writers have to say about the demands of their craft a...nd their own methods of writing. In Shoptalk, Pulitzer Prize-winner Donald Murray has collected quotations from over 450 classic and contemporary writers that reveal the myriad stages writers pass through to completion of a work. But this is more than a book of quotations; Murray has organized the writers' testimony into sixteen thematic categories and provided introductory essays that offer his own point of view and experiences to give direction and framework to the collection. read more

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Offering fascinating insight into life in the rain forest, this book follows an anaconda through its day as it sleeps, eats, and m...oves. read more

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Where are the role models for young women in high school English texts? Why should we settle for the images of women created by ma...le authors? According to Liz Whaley and Liz Dodge, not only are suitable works by women available and accessible, they are absolutely necessary to achieve gender balance. Whaley and Dodge's highly acclaimed book presents a diverse selection of many of the best women writers, along with practical ideas on how to integrate them into the curriculum.Covering authors from Aphra Behn and Jane Austen to Sadie and Bessie Delany and Barbara Kingsolver, Weaving In the Women explores what their works are about and where educators can find them. It includes chapters on ninth- and tenth-grade English, American and English literature, novels, and a revised chapter on a women's literature course. Equally important are the dozens of student-centered strategies and activities designed to engage even the most reluctant learners. Best of all are the annotated lists of additional books at the ends of chapters, now updated to include books published since 1992. Grounded in research and theory, this is a how-to, nuts-and-bolts book for teachers designing inclusive high-school English programs and for those not yet so engaged. The book is equally useful to preservice English teachers just learning which authors to include and experimenting with pedagogy. In fact, anyone seeking to expand his or her knowledge of writers from a variety of ethnicities, time periods, and classes will find Weaving In the Women essential reading. read more

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What are the different groups in the Animal Kingdom? How does a bird grow? What is a bird's keel? Expand your knowledge of these f...ascinating vertebrates in this amazing book! read more

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This title introduces readers to rain forest habitats and the animals that use camouflage to survive in them.

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"In this wonderfully insightful book, Honi, Christine, and Karren not only describe a vast array of perfectly understandable mathe...matical misconceptions that students have across the elementary curriculum, they also provide numerous practical instructional strategies and activities for helping remediate and "undo" the misconceptions. The classroom vignettes they describe will ring true to everyone who has tried to teach mathematics to young, and not-so-young, children." -Steven Leinwand Children enter school filled with all kinds of ideas about numbers, shapes, measuring tools, time, and money-ideas formed from the expressions they hear...the things they see on television...the computer screen...in children's books...all around them. It's no wonder some children develop very interesting and perhaps incorrect ideas about mathematical concepts. "How can we connect the informal knowledge that students bring to our classrooms with the mathematics program adopted by our school system? Just as important, how do we ensure that the mathematics we are introducing and reinforcing is accurate and will not need to be re-taught in later years?" Math Misconceptions answers these questions by: identifying the most common errors relative to the five NCTM content strands (number and operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, and data analysis and probability) investigating the source of these misunderstandings proposing ways to avoid as well as "undo" misconceptions. Using classroom vignettes that highlight common misconceptions in each content area, followed by applicable research about the root causes of the confusion, the authors offer numerous instructional ideas and interventions designed to prevent or correct the misconception. Untangle your students' math misconceptions. This practical resource will help make it all make sense, and raise math achievement in your classroom. Related Resources: Activities to Undo Math Misconceptions, Grades PreK-2 Activities to Undo Math Misconceptions, Grades 3-5 read more

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This title introduces readers to polar habitats and the animals that use camouflage to survive in them.

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"If you're ultimately helping students become creative individuals with a voice; fluent, context-aware experts with language; and ...engaged and thinking adults, we think you're doing your job as a writing teacher (above and beyond what the standards-of-the-week have to say on the matter)." -Dawn Latta Kirby and Darren Crovitz "To teach writing well, we don't look someplace 'out there' for rules, formulas, and mimicry," write Dawn Latta Kirby and Darren Crovitz. "We begin, instead, by teaching students to attend to their inner language, to their individual sensations, perceptions, emotions, incipient understandings, observations, and perspectives. Writing, like all other acts of creation, develops from the inside out." In this highly practical guide filled with a wealth of activities for the classroom, Dawn and Darren continue the long-standing tradition of earlier editions of Inside Out with guidance for building a community of writers, providing innovative and effective strategies for meeting kids where they are and coaching them to write with passion and purpose across all genres. Readers will relish the somewhat irreverent tone that fans of earlier editions have come to expect. Dawn and Darren's updates and revisions in this edition speak directly to today's teacher, offering: new strategies and suggestions that incorporate technology in meaningful ways and speak to today's tech natives in terms they understand guidance for working with English language learners and their writing inventive, reality-based approaches to research options for using nonfiction and nontraditional texts in your teaching a fresh take on the importance of authentic literacy education, especially in the age of the high-stakes testing and the Common Core real-world wisdom and strategies for teaching writing from a team of middle and high school teachers. From theory to practice, this comprehensive text has everything you'll need to engage your students and get them writing from the inside out. read more