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ABC Foundations for Young Children: a Classroom Curriculum. Marilyn Jager Adams, $53.95

Developed by renowned reading expert Marilyn Jager Adams, this playful, highly engaging curriculum supplement is a must for teachers of preschool through kindergarten, as well as primary grade teachers of students who still need help with alphabetic basics. You'll get 56 activity-based lessons that help children recognize and write each letter in both upper- and lowercase forms and know the primary sound each letter represents. Enhance your early literacy instruction with this fun and effective curriculum supplement, and give children a solid foundation of alphabet knowledge they'll build on for years as they become confident readers and writers.


Advanced Reading Instruction in Middle School: a Novel Approach. Janice Robbins, $41.95 (Grades 6-8)

Addressing the needs of academically advanced young adolescents in reading is a tall order. Advanced Reading Instruction in Middle School offers teachers a structured process for guiding students in preparing for collaborative discussions about books. Structured discussions enable students to examine the author's work together as they respond to essential questions, using evidence from the reading. Students are directed to make personal connections to story characters, plots, and settings. They are asked to explore the writer's craft through the examination of selected words, structures, settings, and literary devices incorporated in the novels.

This guide includes specific literary analysis activities suitable for the six types of fiction presented and offers annotated lists of recommended advanced-level books of each type. The guide also supports the social and emotional issues of early adolescents, offering specific works suitable for a range of common topics such as identity, friendships, high expectations, and feelings of isolation.


Already Ready: Nurturing Writers in Preschool and Kindergarten. Katie Wood Ray & Matt Glover, $45.85

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. 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.

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.

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Beginning Cursive Practice: Copy & Write Quotes. Jane Lierman, $13.99 Grades 2-4

40 age-perfect motivational quotes that give beginners meaningful handwriting practice.


Beyond Leveled Books, 2nd Edition. Karen Szymusiak, Franki Sibberson & Lisa Koch, $29.95

Supporting early and transitional readers in grades K to 5.


Big Words for Big Kids: Systematic Sequential Phonics and Spelling, Upper Grades. Patricia Cunningham, $24.50

Big Words for Big Kids provides teachers with hands-on, minds-on, manipulative activities in which children learn to decode and use word roots, prefixes and suffixes.

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Book Smart: How to Develop and Support Successful, Motivated Readers. Anne Cunningham & Jamie Zibulsky, $27.95

Reading aloud to and with young children is an experience that serves a variety of purposes. In BOOK SMART, the experience of reading together is used as a vehicle for discussing the varied yet interconnected language and literacy skills that jumpstart the career of a successful reader. Authored by two passionate psychologists and educators, this book is a how-to guide rich with stories, lessons, activities, and ideas aimed at addressing the broad range of interpersonal, social, emotional, and motivational skills that must be fostered in young children. The early chapters in this book will help you get your child ready for school and ready to read, and the later chapters will help you foster your child's lifelong love of reading. 

Throughout the book, the authors also provide tips for building a special bond with your child through reading together — from giving appropriate praise to modeling persistence. Perhaps most importantly, this book serves as a guide along the path to becoming an independent reader. This journey begins with a discussion of oral language and emergent literacy skills and then moves into the child's early writing attempts, story comprehension, general knowledge development and social-emotional growth. A highly informative but light-hearted read, this book will allow you to bring the joy of reading into your home


The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child. Donalyn Miller, $29.95

Donalyn Miller says she has yet to meet a child she couldn't turn into a reader. No matter how far behind Miller's students might be when they reach her 6th grade classroom, they end up reading an average of 40 to 50 books a year. Miller's unconventional approach dispenses with drills and worksheets that make reading a chore. Instead, she helps students navigate the world of literature and gives them time to read books they pick out themselves. Her love of books and teaching is both infectious and inspiring. The book includes a dynamite list of recommended "kid lit" that helps parents and teachers find the books that students really like to read.


Boy Writers: Reclaiming Their Voices. Ralph Fletcher, $27.95

Enter the world of boy writers, and imagine the writing classroom from a boy's perspective. This important new book takes a frank look at the challenges of recognizing and engaging boys:

  • finding subjects to inspire and motivate boy writers
  • understanding both the humour and the violence that boys incorporate into their stories
  • improving student-teacher conferencing

The book also discusses a wealth of practical solutions, including improving handwriting, incorporating drawing into the composition process, welcoming boy-friendly genres into the classroom, and much more.

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Bringing Words to Life: Robust Vocabulary Instruction, 2nd Edition. Isabel Beck, Margaret McKeown & Linda Kucan, $41.50

This highly practical guide to helps K–12 students enlarge their vocabulary and get involved in noticing, understanding, and using new words. Grounded in research, the book explains how to select words for instruction, introduce their meanings, and create engaging learning activities that promote both word knowledge and reading comprehension. The authors draw on extensive experience in diverse classrooms and schools. Sample lessons and vignettes, children's literature suggestions, end-of-chapter summaries, and "Your Turn" learning activities enhance the book's utility as a classroom resource, professional development tool, or course text.


Building ALPHABET Knowledge, Grades PreK-K. Debra Olson Pressnall, $21.50

See, hear, name and write — activities for learning about the letters and their sounds.


Building Independent Readers: a Systematic Approach, Grades 1-3. Linda Lee & Mary Haymond, $23.99

Two seasoned teachers share their classroom-tested lessons and strategies that build young readers' stamina so they can read independently for up to 50 minutes, giving them the extensive reading practice all readers need. They take you step-by-step through the process, from creating community of readers and demonstrating book selection strategies to teaching fix-up mini-lessons so children know what to do when they get stuck and fostering whole-group sharing and discussion to ensure accountability. Detailed lessons for the first six weeks show exactly how to get started, and follow-up lessons throughout the year help keep children on track.

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Building the Reading Brain, PreK-3. Pamela Nevills & Patricia Wolfe, $57.45

This updated edition of Building the Reading Brain examines brain theory and current research to give educators a clear picture of how children acquire and develop language skills in preparation for reading. Moving through skills acquisition from birth to age eight, this resource provides best teaching practices for fostering critical literacy skills for each age group. Building the Reading Brain sheds light on early childhood cognition and language development to help teachers provide all young learners with a strong foundation for reading success.


Building Student Literacy Through Sustained Silent Reading. Steve Gardiner, $23.95

High school teacher Steve Gardiner offers a powerful and rewarding solution to teachers who want to improve their students' reading ability — let students choose what they read and give them time to read it. Gardiner demonstrates how giving students just 15 minutes of uninterrupted, sustained silent reading every day can help them discover their won abilities and develop lifelong reading habits and skills.


Can We Skip Lunch and Keep Writing? Collaborating In Class and Online, Grades 3-8. Julie Ramsay, $27.95

Discover exciting new ways to weave technology through the curriculum, and get students so fired up about writing that they don't want to stop when the class period ends! You'll learn how to select appropriate digital tools, guide and involve students in the learning process, and differentiate instruction to meet individual needs. Through inspiring stories and lessons, you'll discover how technology-assisted writing can foster innovation, global communication, and creative problem solving — developing responsible, productive digital citizens whose inherent love of learning will travel with them for a lifetime.

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Celebrating Writers: From Possibilities through Publication. Ruth Ayres, with Christi Overman, $20.95

Writing begins before students even pick up a pencil, but there are many reasons to stop and rejoice between idea and finished product. This innovative book discusses dozens of ways to respond, reflect, and rejoice along the challenging writing journey, helping students to persevere when faced with roadblocks. This type of celebration helps students see writing as a process, not simply an end-game of a successful finished product. From travelling notebooks to lunch-table writing, from author interviews with a writing partner to silent reflection, from swapping stories around a “campfire” to tweeting favourite lines, CELEBRATING WRITERS shares a wealth of fun and effective ideas to commemorate the writing process.


Children’s Language: Connecting Reading, Writing and Talk. Judith Wells Lindfors, $40.50

The more teachers understand about how children learn to talk, the more they can help children become avid, joyful readers and writers. Author Judith Wells Lindfors concisely identifies several important commonalities across oral and written language. Taking the compelling perspective that it’s all language, she traces children’s emergent literacy from infancy through the early school years and describes a set of language principles that teachers can build on as they help young students learn to read and write using the oral language processes they already know.


Close Reading for the Whole Class: Easy Strategies for: Choosing Complex Texts • Creating Text-Dependent Questions • Teaching Close Reading Skills. Sandra Athans &  Denise Ashe Devine, $20.99 (Grades 2-6)

Close reading is a key strategy for comprehending the complex texts required by the Common Core. Sandra Athans and Denise Devine unpack this strategy, breaking it down into manageable components and sharing their classroom-tested lessons and teaching tools that guide students step-by-step through close reading grade-level texts. Athans and Devine demonstrate how to:

  • select appropriate text for instruction
  • develop high-level questions to guide student thinking
  • teach students to use evidence to support their responses
  • facilitate discussion to further deepen student comprehension
  • scaffold struggling readers

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Conferring: the Keystone of Reader’s Workshop. Patrick Allen, $32.95 (Grades 1-8)

Conferences with students are purposeful conversations that scaffold the reading comprehension strategies that guide a reader`s progress, and ultimately, create independent readers. This powerful book argues that the benefits of conferring are well-worth the effort of learning to do it well. It sets out to show teachers how to overcome all the obstacles, and make the somewhat intangible aspect of conferring tangible.


Contemporary Cursive. Suzanne Lowe Wilke, $14.50

Enhance the handwriting program in your classroom with the practical and creative activities that not only strengthen handwriting skills but thinking and reading as well.


Creating Young Writers: Using the Six Traits to Enrich Writing Process in Primary Classrooms, 3rd Edition. Vicki Spandel, $69.00

This comprehensive guide is a goldmine of activities, strategies and lesson ideas ideal for use in the primary classroom.

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Developing Word Recognition. Latisha Hayes & Kevin Flanigan, $35.95

A complete road map for word knowledge instruction in PreK-2, this book focuses on developing the word recognition and phonics skills identified in the Common Core standards for foundational skills. It offers clear-cut instructions for assessing students' stages of word knowledge development — emergent, beginning, or transitional — and their specific instructional needs. Chapters on each developmental stage are packed with effective learning activities and strategies, plus guidance for fitting them into the classroom day. Of special value, online-only appendices provide purchasers with more than 50 reproducible assessment and instructional tools, ready to download and print in a convenient 8½" x 11" size.


Don't Forget to Write for the Elementary Grades: 50 Enthralling and Effective Writing Lessons. Edited by Jennifer Traig, Forward by Dave Eggers, $27.95 (ages 5 to 12)

DON'T FORGET TO WRITE FOR THE ELEMENTARY GRADES offers 50 creative writing lesson plans from the imaginative and highly acclaimed 826 National writing labs. Created as a resource to reach all students (even those most resistant to creative writing), the lessons range from goofy fun  to practical, from sports to science, music to mysteries. Road-tested lessons from a stellar national writing lab, these lessons are written by experts, and favorite novelists, actors, and other celebrities pitched in too.

Also available: Don't Forget to Write for the Secondary Grades: 50 Enthralling and Effective Writing Lessons. Edited by Jennifer Traig, Forward by Dave Eggers, $29.95 (ages 11 and up)


Effective Read-Alouds for Early Literacy: a Teacher’s Guide for PreK-1. Katherine Beauchat, Katrin Blamey & Zoi Philippakos, $35.95

Sharing high-quality storybooks and nonfiction books not only is enjoyable for young children and teachers—it is also a powerful way to build crucial literacy skills. This engaging guide provides effective strategies for selecting books and using read-alouds to develop children's oral language, vocabulary, concepts of print, alphabet knowledge, phonological awareness, and comprehension. Illustrated with rich examples from diverse classrooms, the book takes teachers step by step through planning and setting goals for read-alouds, as well as reflecting on each lesson to inform future instruction. 

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Engaging Children with Print: Building Early Literacy Skills through Quality Read-Alouds. Laura Justice & Amy Sofka, $38.95

Preschool teachers and early childhood professionals know that storybook reading is important, but they may not know how to maximize its benefits for later reading achievement. This indispensable guide presents research-based techniques for using reading aloud to intentionally and systematically build children's knowledge of print. Simple yet powerful strategies are provided for teaching preschoolers about book and print organization, print meaning, letters, and words, all while sharing engaging, commercially available books.


The Essentials of Teaching Children to Read. D. Ray Reutzel & Robert B. Cooter, Jr., $69.00

The Essentials of Teaching Children to Read pairs the authors' well-known comprehensive and balanced treatment of literacy instruction with the latest research in the field. Coverage focuses clearly on teaching phonemic awareness, phonics, comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency


Even Hockey Players Read: Boys, Literacy and Learning. David Booth, $18.95

The role of gender in reading success is complex. This book faces the issue head-on, uncovering many of the assumptions and stereotypes parents and educators have about boys. It offers strategies and practical solutions for helping boys develop their literacy potential.

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Family Reading Night, 2nd Edition. Darcy Hutchins, Marsha Greenfeld & Joyce Epstein, $50.30

Host family reading nights at your school! These events promote literacy outside of the classroom and encourage families to get involved in their children’s achievement. They also build relationships among educators, families, and community partners. This practical book is full of step-by-step guidelines and reproducible activities to help you bring family reading nights to life in your own school or district.

Special Features:

  • The book is organized by month of the school year, so you can quickly find activities that meet your needs
  • Each activity is easy to implement and includes a page of instructions for teacher-leaders and an activity page for families
  • An appendix provides all of the forms you need to get your Family Reading Night started, including invitations and registration sheets
  • All of the family activities can be photocopied or downloaded for free, so that you can print and distribute them during your event

First Grade Writers: Units of Study to Help Children Plan, Organize, and Structure Their Ideas. Stephanie Parsons, $32.35

With First Grade Writers, Stephanie Parsons will change how you think about teaching the thinking behind writing. Parsons outlines five specific units of study for your writing workshop that help students prepare thoughtfully to write. Beginning with a September unit specially designed to introduce the writing workshop to first graders and build a classroom community that supports risk taking and learning, each successive unit builds upon the previous one and fosters independence. By June your students will know how to plan for writing out loud and on paper, leading to elegant, well-structured pieces.

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First Grade Writing Workshop. Judy Lynch, $24.99

A mentor-teacher's guide to helping young learners become capable, confident writers.


First Writing Prompts, Grades 1-3. Pamela Chanko, $12.99

200 just-right prompts that motivate young learners to write all year long.


The Flipped Reading Block: Making It Work, Grades 4++. Gina Pasisis, $35.99

Flipped lessons and blended learning are powerful ways to engage digital natives and maximize learning time — both in the classroom and out. Mentor teacher Gina Pasisis offers strategies and tips for making this approach work in the reading classroom, including how-to's for flipping lessons, blended strategies that incorporate technology for working with small groups and facilitating independent reading, and management solutions to keep everything running efficiently and effectively. Includes companion online materials — model lessons, student samples, and more!

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The Fluent Reader, 2nd Edition. Timothy Rasinski, $36.99

Oral and silent reading strategies for building fluency, word recognition and comprehension.


The Fluent Reader in ACTION, Grades PreK to 4. Timothy Rasinski, Gay Fawcett, Kristin Lems & Robert Ackland, $21.99

The Fluent Reader in ACTION, Grades 5 and Up. Timothy Rasinski, Gay Fawcett, Kristin Lems & Robert Ackland, $21.99

These books offer a close-up look into  diverse classrooms offers a rich collection of research-based and classroom-tested lessons and strategies for improving fluency and comprehension.


Fresh Takes on Centers: Reading Comprehension, Grades 3-5. Mary Beth Allen, $26.99

A collection of easy and engaging centers for comprehension strategies, vocabulary and fluency to help students become confident and capable readers.


Fresh Takes on Centers: Writing, Grades 3-5. Mary Beth Allen, $24.99

A mentor teacher shares easy and engaging centers for narrative, informational and poetry writing to help students become confident and capable writers.

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Give Them Poetry! A Guide for Sharing Poetry with Children K-8. Glenna Sloan, $22.95

This lively book offers a host of ways for teachers to bring poetry and children together in their classrooms. Based on the premise that poetry and verse can promote literacy skills, this practical handbook includes many strategies for encouraging a love of poetry.


Good Choice! Supporting Independent Reading and Response, K – 6. Tony Stead, $32.95

Literacy specialist Tony Stead outlines the components that foster successful independent reading in grades K to 6.


Grammar Matters: Lessons, Tips, and Conversations Using Mentor Texts, K-6. Lynne Dorfman & Diane Dougherty, $30.95

The classroom-tested tools you need to not only engage kids in, but get them excited about, learning grammar! Divided into four parts (Narrative Writing, Informational Writing, Opinion Writing, and Grammar Conversations) this handy reference provides practical teaching tips, assessment ideas, grammar definitions, and specific mentor texts to help students learn about parts of speech, idioms, usage issues, and punctuation. Through drafting, revision, and editing exercises, as well as conversations and conferences, students will learn not only specific concepts but also how to reflect upon and transfer what they've learned to other writing tasks, across the content areas.

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Graphic Organizers & Strategy Sheets That Scaffold Writing from Paragraphs to Essays. Anina Robb, $21.99 (Grades 4 to 8)

These student packets for 15 key writing formats include guided lessons, writing models, graphic organizers and planning sheets. The lessons help students build the skills they need to write both in fiction and non-fiction genres — from evocative descriptive paragraphs to powerful persuasive essays.


Guiding Readers: Making the Most of the 18-Minute Lesson. Lori Jamison Rog, $24.95

Discover a model for guided reading instruction that fits the 18-minute time frame and is purposeful, planned, and focused. This practical book introduces a range of specific reading strategies and processes that lead students to access increasingly sophisticated text. It includes collections of lessons for emergent, early, developing, and fluent readers, as well as struggling readers in the upper grades. Detailed and comprehensive, the book champions an integrated system of guiding readers that involves both fiction and nonfiction, as well as the texts that surround students in and out of school: websites, directions, instructions, schedules, signs, and more. New and experienced teachers will both find a wealth of valuable reproducibles, techniques, tips, and strategies that will help them put the tools for independent reading into the hands of every student.


How Bullets Saved My Life: Fun Ways to Teach Some Serious Writing Skills. Judy Green, $24.95

This book offers teachers practical suggestions for guiding young children’s understanding of how writing works and for developing the tools and techniques that effective writers use whether writing as researchers, scientists, reporters, poets or storytellers.

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In Defense of Read-Aloud: Sustaining Best Practice. Steven Layne, $28.95

Researchers and practitioners stand together: the practice of reading aloud throughout the grades is not only viable, it's also best practice. This passionate book reinforces readers' confidence to continue the practice of reading aloud and presents the research base to defend the practice in grades K-12. It also offers significant practical insights to strengthen instructional practice — answering the questions of why and how we should read aloud. Thoughtful and thorough, the book provides advice about how to use read-alouds most effectively, along with recommendations for books to share with children. It gives you everything you need to support, sustain, and celebrate the power of reading aloud.


Inspiring Children to Read and Write for Pleasure. Fred Sedgwick, $62.95

Using literature to inspire literacy learning for ages 8 to 12.

Interactive Writing Across Grades: a Small Practice with Big Results, PreK-5. Kate Roth & Joan Dabrowski, $39.95

Interactive writing is a dynamic, unscripted instructional method in which the teacher and students work together to construct a meaningful text while simultaneously discussing the details of the writing process. Together they plan, compose, and review text in a variety of genres. The “interactive” piece involves group collaboration in planning and composing the writing through guided conversation and a unique “sharing the pen” technique where students do the actual writing. Interactive writing harnesses the natural interactions teachers have with their students as they compose a writing piece. It allows for real-time differentiation and tailored scaffolding. Interactive writing fits within any writing curriculum and can be adapted to your classroom’s technology levels.

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The Joyful Reading Resource Kit: Teaching Tools, Hands-On Activities and Enrichment Resources. Sally Reis, $35.95  Grades K-8

Materials and tips for supporting and managing independent reading in the classroom, including log sheets, conference tips, assessment rubrics and a reading growth chart.


Knee to Knee, Eye to Eye: Circling in on Comprehension. Ardith Davis Cole, $37.60

Knee to Knee, Eye to Eye is a comprehensive, inspiring guide to the art and practice of literature conversations. Create a conversation community in your classroom and watch as students develop deep, reflective conversations as reading becomes an adventure in learning.


Knowing Words: Creating Word-Rich Classrooms. Ruth McQuirter Scott, $57.50

Teachers need to help students go beyond a simplistic understanding of words to a deeper appreciation of words on many levels. Students need to realize the power of words — to entertain, persuade, describe — and to recognize how writers create powerful texts.

Knowing Words is a detailed and practical resource for teachers, Grades 3-8. Each concept and idea is presented with concrete examples of how to apply this knowledge in elementary school settings. Knowing Words will be a valuable resource to support any language arts curriculum.


Lessons for Guided Writing: Nonfiction, Grades 5 & Up. Mary Sullivan & Kelli Holden, $29.99

Classroom-tested lessons that model key writing skills and offer students the support they need to research, write, revise and edit successful nonfiction pieces.  The book includes a CD-ROM with planning sheets, rubrics, templates and more.

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Little Red Writing. Joan Holub, illustrated by Melissa Sweet, $10.99

An exuberant retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, in which a brave, little red pencil finds her way through the many perils of writing a story, faces a ravenous pencil sharpener (the Wolf 3000)... and saves the day!


Making Sense of Phonics: the Hows and Whys. Isabel Beck & Mark Beck, $41.50 (Grades K-3)

This bestselling book provides indispensable tools and strategies for explicit, systematic phonics instruction in K–3. Teachers learn effective ways to build students' decoding skills by teaching letter–sound relationships, blending, word building, multisyllabic decoding, fluency, and more. The volume is packed with engaging classroom activities, many specific examples, and research-based explanations. It offers a complete phonics assessment and clear guidelines for sequencing instruction to give every student a strong foundation for reading. More than 30 reproducible forms and word lists are included in the appendices; the companion website features a wealth of supplemental teaching resources.


Maximizing Motivation for Literacy Learning, Grades K-6. Barbara Marina, Linda Gambrell & Susan Mazzoni, $35.95

This indispensable book presents a wealth of concrete ways to promote children's intrinsic motivation to read. It provides 30 practical strategies and activities — such as "Citizen of the Month," "High Five," and "Your Life in Books" — that are ready to implement in the K–6 classroom. Teachers get step-by-step instructions for creating a motivating classroom environment, nurturing children's self-concepts as literacy learners, and fostering appreciation of the value of reading and writing. More than a dozen reproducibles include two helpful assessment tools; the large-size format facilitates photocopying.

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Mini File-Folder Centers in Color: Reading & Writing, Grades 2-3. Betty Jo Evers, $22.99

Twelve irresistible and easy-to-make centers that help students practice and strengthen important reading and writing skills.


No More “I’m Done!” — Fostering Independent Writers in the Primary Grades.  Jennifer Jacobson, $25.95

This practical and insightful book shows teachers how to build independence with a more creative, productive, and engaging primary writing workshop that helps nurture young writers, and give them the skills they need to succeed in later grades, and beyond.


Nonfiction Writing Lessons That Work, Grades 2-5. Lola Schaeffer, $18.99

Engaging ways to help students plan and write informational texts.


Of Primary Importance: What’s Essential to Teaching Young Writers. Ann Marie Corgill, $35.95 (Grades 1 – 3)

A look at the idiosyncratic journey of teaching young children to write.


180 Trait-Specific Comments, K-2. Ruth Culham, $18.99

A quick guide for giving constructive feedback to young writers.

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One to One: the Art of Conferring with Young Writers. Lucy Calkins, Amanda Hartman & Zoë White, $42.95

In One to One, Lucy Calkins and her colleagues Amanda Hartman and Zoë White show you the practices and principles that create effective conferences. They dispel the myth that master teachers have a magic touch and show you that effective teachers do not reinvent the conference with each student, but rather use predictable, principled interactions that follow a few simple frameworks.


Pam Allyn’s Best Books for Boys, K-8.  $23.99

How to engage boys in reading — in ways that will change their lives.

Phonics Pathways: Clear Steps to Easy Reading and Perfect Spelling, 10th Edition.  Dolores Hiskes, $39.95

This tenth edition of the best-selling book teaches reading using sounds and spelling patterns. These sounds and patterns are introduced one at a time, and slowly built into words, syllables, phrases, and sentences. Simple step-by-step directions begin every lesson. Although originally designed for K-2 emergent readers, this award-winning book is also successfully being used with adolescent and adult learners, as well as second language learners and students with learning disabilities.

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Phonics They Use: Words for Reading and Writing, 7th Edition. Patricia Cunningham, $62.60

The new editions of this popular resource is packed with new activities and strategies for teaching reading, weaving together the complex and varied strategic approaches needed to help students develop reading and writing skills.


Pick Up Your Pen: the Art of Handwriting. Monica Dengo, $14.95

With keyboards and touch screens dominating written communication, it can be challenge to convince children of the pleasures and benefits of handwriting. Monica Dengo’s guide to italic cursive will change that. It invites children to learn and practice handwriting with a fresh, modern aesthetic.

Offering ample room for practice, doodling and experimenting, Dengo emphasizes the inherent artistry of handwriting. Her expressive and easy-to-follow approach encourages readers to become artists with every letter they make. Handwriting has never been more simple, creative or fun!


A Place for Wonder: Reading and Writing Nonfiction in the Primary Grades. Georgia Heard & Jennifer McDonough, $27.95

Discover the wonder of a primary classroom where curiosity, engagement, imagination, creativity, and exploration are facts of everyday learning. For it is these characteristics that will develop intelligent, inquiring, lifelong learners.

This thoughtful book provides teachers with numerous practical ways — setting up "wonder centers," gathering data through senses, teaching nonfiction craft — they can create a classroom environment where students` questions and observations are a part of daily work. A Place for Wonder will help teachers reclaim their classrooms as a place where true learning is the norm.

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Playful Reading: Positive, Fun Ways to Build the Bond between Preschoolers, Books, and You. Carolyn Munson-Benson, $16.95

Want to boost a child’s love of reading while making your time together more fun and meaningful? Playful Reading takes readers on a joyful romp through asset-rich children's picture books, emphasizing early literacy skills, reading for pleasure, and the eight asset categories. This collection is a terrific resource for teachers, daycare providers, parents, grandparents — anyone who spends time with children. Playful Reading comes full of activities, discussion topics, and ways to create memorable moments between children and the adults who read to them.


Playing with Stories: Story Crafting for Storytellers, Writers, Teachers and Other Imaginative Thinkers. Kevin Cordi, $27.50

Countless storytellers and writers only work on their stories while writing them down. This is a manual that explains why play is essential to story development and how to first use playful techniques as we work along the design of story based work.


The PreK-2 Writing Classroom: Growing Confident Writers. Jane Hansen, et al, $21.99

This one-of-a-kind resource offers guidance on using what you observe in your students’ writing to inform your instruction, and for cultivating practices and routines to motivate young writers’ skills.

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Raising Kids Who Read: What Parents and Teachers Can Do. Daniel Willingham, $29.95

Everyone agrees that reading is important, but kids today tend to lose interest in reading before adolescence. In Raising Kids Who Read, bestselling author and psychology professor Daniel Willingham explains this phenomenon and provides practical solutions for engendering a love of reading that lasts into adulthood. The three key elements for reading enthusiasm — decoding, comprehension, and motivation — are explained in depth. Teachers and parents alike will appreciate the practical orientation toward supporting these three elements from birth through adolescence. Most books on the topic focus on early childhood, but Willingham understands that kids' needs change as they grow older, and the science-based approach in Raising Kids Who Read applies to kids of all ages.


Read with Me: Best Books for Preschoolers. Stephanie Zvirin, $20.95

This authoritative guide — with a core focus on reading readiness and helping position children to succeed in school — offers more than 300 age-appropriate and subject-specific book selections from librarians for reading time with children. These recommendations reflect family, community, play, and the environment. Mirroring a child's world as they grow and mature, chapters include segments on reading together, friendship, places near and far, and making believe. These titles have been culled from the American Library Association's “best” lists and professional review journals.


Reading Doesn't Matter Anymore: Shattering the Myths Of Literacy. David Booth, $16.95

This witty narrative argues that we must work to redefine reading, taking it beyond the boundaries of literature, if we wish to convince kids of its value in their lives. This groundbreaking book outlines twelve simple steps to help teachers and parents revolutionize the way they view and encourage children's reading in all genres and formats. The twelve succinct chapters cover topics such as redefining reading, understanding that technology is a part of the new literacy, exploring how words work, and turning printed text into active learning. Lively anecdotes and personal reflections throughout the book create a highly-readable narrative that makes a compelling case for recognizing the intrinsic value of reading … almost anything.

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Reading Essentials: The Specifics You Need to Teach Reading Well. Regie Routman, $50.00

In this sensible, readable, research-based book, author Regie Routman demonstrates how to set up a classroom library with students, effectively teach and manage guided reading, integrate basic skills, implement interactive shared read-aloud, conduct informal reading conferences on students-selected texts and model your own reading comprehension process. Routman emphasizes the use of professional common sense and demonstrates how to maximize your time, making the most of every teachable moment. Practical, philosophical, and political, Reading Essentials gets to the heart of what excellent reading instruction is all about—and puts the fun back into your teaching.


Reading Pathways: Simple Exercises to Improve Reading Fluency, 5th Edition. Dolores Hiskes, $26.99 (all ages)

Now in its fifth edition, Reading Pathways offers an easy-to-use, highly effective approach to teaching reading accuracy and fluency to students of all ages, using a unique pyramid format. Reading pyramids begin with one word, and slowly build into phrases and sentences of gradually increasing complexity … Progressively building up the amount of text per line increases eye span, strengthens eye tracking, and develops reading fluency. The book also features more challenging multi-syllable word pyramid exercises and games to further develop fluency and vocabulary. Learning to read long words by syllables removes the fear and mystique of multi-syllable words and helps students build the strong vocabulary so critical for success in reading and writing.


Reading Power: Teaching Students to Think While They Read, Revised Edition. Adrienne Gear, $24.95

A simple approach to teaching reading comprehension with effective strategies to help students think while they read. This practical book features chapters on the five powerful reading/thinking strategies — connecting, questioning, visualizing, inferring, and transforming. It offers techniques for helping children recognize what happens in their heads while they read, with simple applications that can be incorporated into any classroom routine. A valuable handbook that promotes reading independence with sequential lessons, teacher-modeling tips, and suggestions for guided practice.

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The Reading Strategies Book: Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Readers. Jennifer Serravallo, $58.25

 “Strategies make the often invisible work of reading actionable and visible,” and in The Reading Strategies Book, author Jennifer Serravallo collects 300 strategies to share with readers in support of thirteen goals — everything from fluency to literary analysis. Each strategy is cross-linked to skills, genres, and Fountas & Pinnell reading levels to give you just-right teaching, just in time. With Jen’s help you’ll:

  • develop goals for every reader
  • give students step-by-step strategies for skilled reading
  • guide readers with prompts aligned to the strategies
  • adjust instruction to meet individual needs with Jen’s Teaching Tips
  • craft demonstrations and explanations with her Lesson Language
  • learn more with Hat Tips to the work of influential teacher-authors.

The Reading Strategies Book will complement and extend your teaching. Rely on it to plan and implement goal-directed, differentiated instruction for individuals, small groups, and whole classes.


Reading Success for All Students, K-8. Thomas Gunning, $35.95

Using formative assessment to guide instruction and intervention.

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The Reading Teacher’s Book of Lists, 6th Edition. Edward Bernard Fry & Jacqueline Kress, $39.95 (Grades K-12)

The Reading Teacher's Book of Lists is the definitive instructional resource for anyone who teaches reading or works in a K-12 English language arts-related field. Newly revised and ready for instant application, this top seller provides up-to-date reading, writing, and language content in more than 240 lists for developing targeted instruction, plus section briefs linking content to research-based teaching practices. This edition also includes an expanded writing section that covers registers, signal and transition words, and writers' craft. Brimming with practical examples, key words, teaching ideas, and activities that can be used as-is or adapted to students' needs, these lists are ready to differentiate instruction for an individual student, small-group, or planning multilevel instruction for your whole class.

Reading is the center of all school curricula due to recent state and federal initiatives including rigorous standards and new assessments. This book allows to you skip years of curating content and dive right into the classroom armed with smart, relevant, and effective plans.


Reading in the Wild: The Book Whisperer's Keys to Cultivating Lifelong Reading Habits. Donalyn Miller, with Susan Kelley, $27.95

Based, in part, on survey responses from adult readers as well as students, READING IN THE WILD offers solid advice and strategies on how to develop, encourage, and assess five key reading habits that cultivate a lifelong love of reading. Also included are strategies, lesson plans, management tools, and comprehensive lists of recommended books. READING IN THE WILD is packed with ideas for helping students build capacity for a lifetime of "wild" reading.


Reading with Meaning: Teaching Comprehension in the Primary Grades, 2nd Edition. Debbie Miller, $34.95

In the second edition of READING WITH MEANING, Debbie Miller shares her new thinking about comprehension strategy instruction, the gradual release of responsibility instructional model, and planning for student engagement and independence.

In the original edition, Debbie chronicled a year in her own classroom. READING WITH MEANING, 2nd EDITION supports that work and expands her vision of strategy instruction and intentional teaching and learning. Debbie believes that every child deserves at least a full year of growth during each classroom year and offers planning documents with matching assessments to ensure that no child falls through the cracks. The second edition also provides new book recommendations that will engage and delight students, and current picture books for reading aloud and strategy instruction.

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Reading Without Limits: Teaching Strategies to Build Independent Reading for Life. Maddie Witter, $33.95

You don’t have to be a reading specialist to pick up this book. Anyone who wants to dramatically improve reading achievement will find helpful suggestions. You might be a third grade teacher whose students have mastered decoding, and you are ready to build their comprehension. Or you might be a high school science teacher whose students aren’t yet reading on level with deep critical thinking. This book is for you. It doesn’t matter whether you are a public, charter, private, or alternative education teacher: the READING WITHOUT LIMITS program works in each one. Along with hundreds of ready-to-use teaching strategies, READING WITHOUT LIMITS comes with a supplemental website where teachers can download even more resources for free.


Reading & Writing Lessons for the Smart Board, Grades 4-6. Scholastic, $28.99

Motivating, interactive lessons that teach key reading and writing skills, with ready-to-use interactive whiteboard activities on CD-ROM. Also available:

Reading & Writing Lessons for the Smart Board, Grades K-1. Scholastic, $28.99

Reading & Writing Lessons for the Smart Board, Grades 2-3. Scholastic, $28.99


Reading, Writing, Playing, Learning: Finding the Sweet Spots in Kindergarten Literacy. Lori Jamison Rog & Donna-Lynn Galloway, $24.95

This practical handbook shows teachers how to nurture a kindergarten learning environment in which children feel safe, comfortable, and able to take risks. It offers innovative ways to encourage children to explore, experiment, discover, solve problems, and freely interact with one another. Based on extensive classroom practice, it demonstrates when teachers need to provide support, ask questions, and provoke thinking, and when they should step back and give children room to explore on their own. This remarkable book offers concrete suggestions for creating play-based learning in a culture of inquiry. It is committed to creating classrooms where children can learn and grow while they play.

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Reading and Writing in Preschool: Teaching the Essentials. Renée Casbergue & Dorothy Strickland, $34.50

This book describes effective, engaging ways to build young children's print concepts and alphabetic knowledge, which are crucial for both reading and writing development. Presenting shared reading, shared writing, and targeted instructional activities, each chapter features helpful classroom vignettes, a section debunking myths about preschool literacy, and Ideas for Discussion, Reflection, and Action. Strategies are provided for creating print-rich classroom and home environments and differentiating instruction for diverse students, including English language learners. The book also discusses how to assess preschoolers' reading and writing progress.


The Reading Zone: How to Help Kids Become Skilled, Passionate, Habitual, Critical Readers. Nancie Atwell, $20.99

Long an advocate of frequent, voluminous reading in schools, the author draws on evidence gathered in twenty years of classroom teaching to make the case for reading workshop more powerful than ever. The book establishes the top ten conditions for making engaged classroom reading possible for students at all levels and provides the practical support and structures necessary for achieving them.


Real Revision: Authors' Strategies to Share with Student Writers. Kate Messner, $31.95

REAL REVISION demystifies the revision process for teachers and students alike and provides tried-and-true revision strategies, field-tested by more than thirty of students' favourite authors. This unique book illustrates:

  • how authors use research, brainstorming, and planning as revision tools
  • how they revise to add detail and make characters stronger
  • how students can use those same techniques for all kinds of writing in the classroom

The book features dozens of reproducible "mentor author" pages with quotes from authors about their revision processes, and includes related classroom-ready activities.

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Responsive Guided Reading in Grades K-5: Simplifying Small-Group Instruction. Jennifer Berne & Sophie Degener, $37.50

Guided reading is a staple of elementary literacy instruction, yet planning and conducting reading groups can be time consuming and challenging. This hands-on book presents numerous classroom examples which illustrate how to organize groups and select suitably challenging materials, structure group sessions, provide scaffolding and cues while listening to students read, and balance small-group with whole-class instruction. Special features include scheduling aids and lists of common cues for beginning and older readers, as well as suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter.


Rip the Page! Adventures in Creative Writing. Karen Benke, $22.95

Here are the ideas, experiments, and inspiration to unfold your imagination and get your writing to flow off the page! This is the everything-you-need guide to spark new poems and unstick old stories, including lists of big, small, gross-out, and favorite words; adventurous and zany prompts to leap from; dares and double dares to help you mash up truths and lies into outrageous paragraphs; and letters of encouragement written directly to you from famous authors. This is your journal for inward-bound adventures — use it to write, brainstorm, explore, imagine — and even rip!


Sharing the Secrets: Teach Your Child to Spell. Ruth McQuirter Scott & Sharon Siamon, $28.95

Sharing the Secrets is designed for parents who are concerned about their child’s progress in spelling. This popular learn-to-spell program is designed to help spellers from grade 3 to Junior High in just 15 minutes a day. These short, easy-to-manage sessions help children learn to recognize common spelling patterns that often baffle students and to gain a skill that will last a lifetime.

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So Much More than ABCs: the Early Phases of Reading and Writing. Judith Schickedanz & Molly Collins, $39.99

As early childhood professionals, we have both the opportunity and the privilege to shape the progress young children make in acquiring the literacy skills, oral language skills, and background knowledge vital to their later success in learning to read and write. By engaging infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in experiences that foster oral language and content knowledge, literacy skills, and cognitive ability, we build a foundation for children’s later academic success.

Promoting children’s desire to read and write is as important as helping children develop the necessary understandings and skills essential for learning how to read and write. Without motivation, children will read and write relatively little and only what and when they must. This practical book will help early childhood professionals and families support young children in acquiring the understandings, knowledge, and skills needed for later success in learning to read and write.


Sounds Easy! Phonics, Spelling and Pronunciation. Sharron Bassano, $45.50 (Grades 5 to Adult)

These photocopy ready exercises are designed for beginning English language learners who have little academic background and who are learning the English alphabet while concurrently building their vocabulary, listening and speaking skills.


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Starting Strong: Evidence-Based Early Literacy Practices. Katrin Blamey & Katherine Beauchat, $35.95

Discover how to use four proven instructional approaches — standards based, evidence based, assessment based, and student based — to improve your teaching practice in all areas of early literacy. With chapters on oral language, vocabulary, phonological awareness, word recognition, writing skills, and comprehension, this extensive book explains each skill and provides research-based strategies for targeting each area. The book also includes classroom-tested activities and children's literature suggestions for each area.

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Story Stretchers for the Primary Grades: Activities to Expand Children's Books. Shirley Raines & Brian Scott Smith, $38.95

STORY STRETCHERS keep children captivated and learning, long after you have turned the last page of the story!


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Storytime: Young Children's Literary Understanding in the Classroom. Lawrence Sipe, $52.95

The author draws on his own extensive research in urban classrooms to present a grounded theoretical model of young children’s understanding of picture storybooks. Advancing a much broader and deeper theory of literary understanding, Lawrence Sipe suggests that children respond in five different ways during picture storybook readings; that these responses reveal that children are engaged in five different types of literary meaning-making; and that these five types of meaning-making are instantiations of five foundational aspects of literary understanding.


Strategies and Lessons for Improving Basic Early Literacy Skills. Bob Algozzine, Mary Beth Marr, Tina McClanahan & Emme Barnes, $51.205

Addressing the needs of a diverse classroom, this book is designed for educators teaching children of any proficiency level.

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Strategies That Work, 3rd Edition: Teaching Comprehension for Understanding, Engagement and Building Knowledge Grades K-8. Stephanie Harvey & Anne Goudvis, $57.95

Strategies That Work is back, and better than ever, with all new perspectives on how to explicitly teach thinking strategies so that students become engaged, thoughtful, independent readers!

In this exciting new edition of a groundbreaking book, you'll explore children's thinking, curiosity, and questions, and tackle close reading, close listening, text complexity and critical thinking. The book also offers an updated look at digital reading, strategies for integrating comprehension and technology, and comprehension across the curriculum. Readers will also access updated bibliographies online, including the popular "Great Books for Teaching Content." This third edition is a must-have resource for a generation of new teachers — and a welcome refresher for those with dog-eared copies of this timeless guide to teaching comprehension.


Super Spellers: Seven Steps to Transforming Your Spelling Instruction. Mark Weakland, $33.95 (Grades K-5)

Discover an approach to teaching spelling in a way that is research-based, focused, developmentally appropriate, and tied to authentic reading and writing. Super Spellers first helps teachers understand what their students need through frequent formative assessments. The book then focuses on the scope of spelling instruction and goes deeper into teaching more words and directly teaching spelling strategies to increase students’ word-solving skills.

In addition to step-by-step guidance, each chapter features an “If you only have 10 minutes” segment with suggestions for things you can implement immediately and a list of PD questions. The appendix contains word inventories, a sample scope and sequence, examples of spelling list transformation, and word ladder activities. Once kids are comfortable and competent spellers they become super readers and writers, too!


Supporting Children’s Reading, 2nd Edition. Margaret Hughes & Peter Guppy, $72.70

A complete short course for teaching assistants, volunteer helpers and parents.

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Take Me to Your Readers: How to Use the Best Children's Books to Lead Students to Read, Read, Read. Larry Swartz, $24.95

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

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


Talking, Drawing, Writing: Lessons for Our Youngest Writers. Martha Horn & Mary Ellen Giacobbe, $35.95

In the early grades, talking and drawing provide natural pathways to writing. This exciting new book offers lessons that are designed to evaluate and fit into students' current skill levels, and then lead gently into writing. They include oral storytelling, drawing, writing words, assessment, introducing booklets, and moving forward. More than just a book of lessons, Talking, Drawing, Writing presents a vision of what successful beginning writing can look and sound like.


Tap, Click, Read: Growing Readers in a World of Screens. Lisa Guernsey & Michael Levine, $29.95

With young children gaining access to a dizzying array of games, videos, and other digital media, will they ever learn to read? The answer is yes — if they are surrounded by adults who know how to help and if they are introduced to media designed to promote literacy, instead of undermining it. Tap, Click, Read gives educators and parents the tools and information they need to help children grow into strong, passionate readers who are skilled at using media and technology of all kinds — print, digital, and everything in between.

Tap, Click, Read includes an analysis of the exploding app marketplace and provides useful information on new review sites and valuable curation tools. It shows what to avoid and what to demand in today's apps and e-books — as well as what to seek in community preschools, elementary schools and libraries. Peppered with the latest research from fields as diverse as neuroscience and behavioral economics and richly documented examples of best practices from schools and early childhood programs around the country, Tap, Click, Read will show you how to discover new tools that open up avenues for creativity, critical thinking, and knowledge-building that today's children need. The book's accompanying website, keeps you updated on new research and provides vital resources to help parents, schools and community organizations.

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Teaching the Brain to Read: Strategies for Improving Fluency, Vocabulary and Comprehension. Judy Willis, $34.95

Neurologist and middle school teacher Judy Willis connects what teachers do in the classroom to what happens in the brain when students learn how to read. With each revelation about the neurology of reading instruction, Willis provides whole-class and individualized activities, lessons, and units that can be used in every grade and subject to help all students become better readers.


Teaching Comprehension with Nonfiction Read Alouds, Grades 3-6. Dawn Little, $16.99

Twelve lessons for using newspapers, magazines and other nonfiction texts to build key comprehension skills.


Teaching Fluency Beyond the Primary Grades. Midge Madden & Jane Sullivan, $20.99 (Gr. 4 – 6)

When asking upper-grade students to read aloud, it’s not only struggling readers who sound disfluent — otherwise good readers are often unable to read naturally, with expression and understanding. This practical guide offers scaffolded lessons that help students achieve accurate, well-paced and expressive oral reading with a variety of texts. As they build oral fluency, students also gain confidence in authentic speaking and increase their reading comprehension.

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Teaching New Literacies in Grades K-3: Resources for 21st Century Classrooms. Edited by Barbara Moss & Diane Lapp, $51.50

Teaching New Literacies in Grades 4-6: Resources for 21st Century Classrooms. Edited by Barbara Moss & Diane Lapp, $51.50

These teacher-friendly handbooks are packed with creative strategies for introducing students to fiction, poetry and plays; informational texts; graphic novels; digital storytelling; Web-based and multimodal texts; hip-hop; advertisements; math problems; and many other types of texts. Prominent authorities explain the research base underlying the books’ lessons and provide practical activities and assessments for promoting decoding, fluency, comprehension, and other key literacy skills. Snapshots of diverse classrooms bring the material to life; helpful reproducibles are included.


Teaching Reading in Kindergarten. Randy Bergen, $36.99

A structured approach to daily reading that helps every child become a confident, capable reader.


Teaching Reading: Strategies & Resources for Grades K-6. Rachel McCormack & Susan Lee Pasquarelli, $57.95

Elementary teachers of reading have one essential goal—to prepare diverse children to be independent, strategic readers in real life. This innovative text helps teachers achieve this goal by providing knowledge and research-based strategies for teaching phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, all aspects of comprehension, and writing in response to literature. Special features include sample lessons and photographs of literacy-rich classrooms. Uniquely interactive, the text is complete with pencil-and-paper exercises and reproducibles that facilitate learning, making it ideal for course use. Readers are invited to respond to reflection questions, design lessons, and start constructing a professional teaching portfolio.

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10 Essential Writing Lessons, Grades 3-5. Megan Sloan, $24.99

A mentor-teacher shares classroom-tested strategies and more than 40 mini-lessons that help students become skillful writers.


10 Things Every Writer Needs to Know. Jeff Anderson, $32.95 Grades 3 to 9

Whether writing a blog entry or a high-stakes essay, fiction or nonfiction, short story or argument, students need to know certain essentials in order to write effectively. This straightforward book focuses on developing concepts and application of ten key aspects of good writing —  motion, models, focus, detail, form, frames, cohesion, energy, words, and clutter. It provides dozens of strong model texts, both fiction and nonfiction, that will help young writers learn what is possible, and experiment with the strategies professional writers use. The book also provides mini-lessons, mentor texts, writing process strategies, and classroom tips that will motivate students to confidently and competently take on any writing task.


Text Structures: Teaching Patterns in Reading and Writing. Dianne Dillabough, $57.50 (Grades 3 to 8)

Text Structures provides a clear-cut, step-by-step instructional approach to teaching students the structures of expository or nonfiction text. Practical classroom applications, blackline masters and lesson planning are included.

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30 Fun Ways to Learn about Writing. Ann Roberts, $16.95 (K-Gr. 2)

Whether labeling objects, making lists or writing notes, children will be engaged and active with these creative activities that stimulate curiosity and imagination.


"This Is a Great Book!" 101 Events for Building Enthusiastic Readers Inside and Outside the Classroom — from Chapter Books to Young Adult Novels. Larry Swartz & Shelley Stagg Peterson, $24.95

“This Is a Great Book!” champions the belief that having a wide range of “great” books to read is essential to students’ becoming readers — both inside the classroom, and beyond. Based on extensive research, this highly readable book explores a range of recommended titles that cover a spectrum of developmental stages, from early chapter books to young adult novels. The 101 literacy events outlined within include a wealth of practical strategies: more than fifty reproducible activities, assessment profiles, and inventories for easy classroom use. Committed to nurturing the love of reading, this passionate book invites readers to dig deeper by responding through writing, discussion, the arts, media, and more. Special attention is given to the world of leisure reading, where readers make choices based on their preferences and tastes as they build a lifelong interest in fiction that will enrich their lives.


The 3 Habits of Highly Successful Reading Teachers: a Quick and Easy Approach to Helping All Students Succeed. Megan Milani, $24.95

Timely and sensitive, the book illustrates the creation of an environment where students feel comfortable, appreciated, and safe. It explores effective ways to empower all students to express themselves and derive deep meaning from text. It shows teachers how to place students at the core of their learning, and build classrooms where all students can thrive.

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Tools for Matching Readers to Texts: Research-Based Practices. Heidi Anne Mesmer, $37.50

Selecting reading materials at the appropriate level for each student is an essential component of promoting literacy. This unique, much-needed reference helps teachers choose from a wide array of approaches and implement them effectively. Provided is a thorough, integrative review of recently developed applications such as Lexiles, as well as traditional readability formulas and systems for beginning readers. Detailed vignettes clearly illustrate how teachers have used these tools in real classrooms and provide tips and pointers for success.


Traits of Writing: the Complete Guide to Middle School. Ruth Culham, $40.99 (grades 6-8)

The Traits of Writing: the Complete Guide for Middle School contains classroom-tested materials developed just for teachers of grades 6-8. Brand-new scoring guides, scored sample papers, warm-up exercises, focus lessons, and activities for each trait, organized by that trait's key qualities, make it easy to assess writing and deliver targeted instruction. With CD of reproducible forms.


20 Super Spelling Centers. Erica Bohrer, $15.99 (grades K-2)

Fun, ready-to-go activities that help kids master the words on their spelling lists.

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The Ultimate Guided Reading How-To Book: Building Literacy through Small-Group Instruction, 2nd Edition. Gail Saunders-Smith, $25.99

This handbook describes the cognitive processes of emergent readers and provides educators with clear guidelines for promoting reading comprehension with small groups of young learners. A variety of exercises helps children to locate, record, retrieve, and manipulate information from texts and enables teachers to measure how students respond in oral, written, graphic, and three-dimensional forms.


Understanding and Teaching Reading Comprehension: a Handbook. Jane Oakhill, Kate Cain & Carsten Elbro, $78.30

The ultimate aim of reading is not the process but to understand what we read and comprehension can take place at many different levels. There has been an increasing emphasis on the importance of reading comprehension in recent years but despite this there is very little written on this vital topic accessible to trainee and practicing teachers.

Understanding and Teaching Reading Comprehension presents an overview of recent findings on reading comprehension and comprehension problems in children. It provides a detailed examination of the characteristics of children who have reading comprehension difficulties, and examines ways in which comprehension can be supported and improved. It is accessibly written for students and professionals with no previous background in the psychology of reading or reading problems.

Different skills contribute to successful reading comprehension. These include word reading ability, vocabulary knowledge, syntactic skills, memory, and discourse level skills such as the ability to make inferences, knowledge about text structure, and metacognitive skills. The authors discuss how each one contributes to the development of reading comprehension skill and how the development of these skills (or their precursors) in pre-readers, provides the foundation for reading comprehension development.


Visual Guide to Grammar and Punctuation: a First Reference for Young Writers and Readers. Sheila Dignen, $21.99

A clear, precise, and comprehensive book that will give children the tools to build confidence in reading, writing, and comprehension through visual explanation. From when to use a preposition or pronoun to how to use a comma or colon, Visual Guide to Grammar and Punctuation covers all the most important grammar topics in DK's signature style. Each example provided is supported by a picture, making it accessible and comprehensible, and clear and simple text and repetition help to solidify knowledge and understanding.

Visual Guide to Grammar and Punctuation will improve a child's confidence in using the building blocks of reading and writing, and is a book they will refer to again and again.

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The Vocabulary Teacher's Book of Lists. Edward Fry, $39.99

The Vocabulary Teacher’s Book of Lists offers content for literally hundreds of vocabulary improvement lessons for elementary and secondary teachers, self-improving adults, home-schoolers, and students studying for their SATs. While there are dozens of shorter high interest lists of words, the core of the book is based on Latin and Greek roots and prefixes. But the largest list is Homophones. In fact it is one of the largest lists of homophones you will ever use. This list, like many others, is appropriate for spelling lessons or writer s reference as well as vocabulary improvement. There are two dozen teaching methods in the Methods chapter and teaching suggestions to help improve reading and writing are scattered throughout the book. The lessons can be as short as a word-a-day or as long as a school year. The range of difficulty can go from upper elementary to college freshman classes, and be as diverse as adult education to English language learners.


What Really Matters in Writing. Patricia Cunningham & James Cunningham, $61.20

Research-based practices across the elementary curriculum.


What's Next for This Beginning Writer? Janine Reid, Betty Schultze & Ulla Petersen, $24.95

Mini-lessons that take writing from scribbles to script!

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When Spelling Matters: Developing Writers Who Can Spell and Understand Language. Doreen Scott-Dunne, $24.95

WHEN SPELLING MATTERS shows teachers how to nurture writers and build student confidence in their ability to write and spell. It argues that children learn to spell by investigating how words work and by recognizing the unique structure and patterns of words. Based on the belief that children need multiple strategies to help them spell, this practical book offers a series of explicit lessons that address the developmental nature of spelling and encourage students to apply their growing word knowledge to their own writing and editing. This thoughtful and straightforward book is committed to encouraging students to love words, be inspired by metaphors and word origins, and see language as a valuable resource to be mined deeply.


Word Nerds: Teaching All Students to Learn and Love Vocabulary. Brenda Overturf, Leslie Montgomery & Margaret Holmes Smith, $28.95 (Grades K-6)

Forget about copying definitions from the dictionary and completing boring worksheets! This easy-to-read book offers a five-part plan — introducing new words in context, adding related synonyms and antonyms, engaging students in several days of active learning, celebrating new words, and assessing vocabulary development — that teaches all students to learn and love language. From prediction to practice to performance, the lessons in this book will help any students discover how to make words their own.


Words Their Way: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction, 6th Edition. Donald Bear, Marcia Invernizzi, Shane Templeton & Francine Johnston, $76.05

Words Their Way is a hands-on, developmentally-driven approach to word study that illustrates how to integrate and teach children phonics, vocabulary, and spelling skills. Building on its best-selling approach, this edition of Words Their Way continues the phenomenon that has helped thousands of children improve their literacy skills. The keys to this successful, research-based approach are to know your students’ literacy progress, organize for instruction, and implement word study. Words Their Way provides a complete word study package that will motivate and engage your students, and help them to succeed in literacy learning.

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The Write Beginning: Instruction That Starts with the End in Mind and Guides Students to become More Effective Writers. Lisa Donohue, $24.95

The Write Beginning argues that when young writers use success as a guide, they are able to develop a clear understanding of the process and set realistic goals for themselves. It explores the features of successful writing in different forms around the four areas of learning — knowledge, thinking, communication, and application. The book goes on to illustrate how teachers can use the success criteria as a framework for providing descriptive feedback to students as a way of guiding and improving their learning. Graphic organizers, sample rubrics, checklists, and student samples round out this comprehensive resource.


Write It Right! Ron Benson, $12.95

Seven steps to revising, editing and polishing all kinds of writing in a 32-page flipchart that helps writers get a handle on sentence structure, grammar, punctuation and spelling.


The Write Voice: Using Rich Prompts to Help Student Writing Come Alive. Lisa Donahue, $24.95

THE WRITE VOICE is a comprehensive approach to teaching writing that deals with style and strategies for finding inspiration and handy tools that young writers can use to write well. Teachers will learn the secret to creating a classroom of students who enthusiastically share a mood, create a mental image, or stir up an emotional response as they read, talk, and share their words.


Writing Lessons for the Interactive Whiteboard, Grades 2-4. Lola Schaefer, $24.99

20 whiteboard-ready writing samples and mini-lessons that show you how to teach the elements of strong writing. Includes a CD-ROM with 20 ready-to-use writing samples.

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Writing Power: Engaging Thinking through Writing. Adrienne Gear, $24.95

This practical and thoughtful resource is a follow up to the ground-breaking READING POWER books, which feature simple strategies for helping students focus on their "thinking" while they read. Using the same five thinking strategies — Connect, Question, Visualize, Infer, and Transform — young writers will learn how to engage their readers' thinking through their writing.

WRITING POWER will guide teachers through a series of lessons focusing on each of the strategies. A wide range of effective writing techniques are outlined and reinforced throughout the book, with suggested "anchor books" for each lesson. The fundamentals of the writing process and the "6 Traits" are integrated into this unique examination of how developing an awareness of the readers' thinking can influence and affect a student's ability to write.


The Writing Road to Reading: the Spalding Method for Teaching Speech, Spelling, Writing, and Reading, 6th Edition. Romalda Bishop Spalding & Mary Elizabeth North, $34.99

THE WRITING ROAD TO READING is a total language arts program that has been used by teachers and parents to teach millions of students to spell, write, and read. Now fully updated to reflect the latest research on how children learn language, this newest edition is easier to use than ever.

The Spalding Method helps train the right and left sides of the brain as children see, hear, read, and write. It is cost-effective and efficient; students use pencils, paper, and their minds. Children learn to connect speech sounds to print and begin to write and read almost magically. Spalding students perform well in the classroom and on tests — and, most important, they love to read and write.


The Writing Strategies Book: Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Writers. Jennifer Serravallo, $58.25

The Writing Strategies Book shares 300 strategies, each focused on a crucial instructional goal. The first few pages of each chapter summarize the goal, why it’s important, and how to match it to a student’s needs. Each one-page strategy provides a step-by-step procedure for instruction. To support your teaching, these strategies also include mentor-text suggestions, instructional language, teaching tips, prompts, ideas for charts or visual aids, and/or examples of student work.

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The Writing Triangle: Planning, Revision and Assessment.  Graham Foster, $24.95

Writing improves when students learn good planning, revision, and assessment strategies that specifically apply to different writing forms — Description, Narration, Lyric Poetry, Exposition, Persuasion/Deliberative Inquiry Research, Business Letters, and Exploratory Writing. This book represents a complete makeover regarding the writing process. It illustrates effective ways teachers can guide their students to become inspired, and turn ordinary writing into something extraordinary.


Writing Workshop in Middle School, Grades 5 & Up. Marilyn Pryle, $25.99

What you need to make it really work — in the time you’ve got!

  • Mini Lessons
  • Conferencing
  • Management Tips
  • Assessment
  • Test Prep

Yoga for the Brain: Daily Writing Exercises that Keep Minds Flexible and Strong. Dawn DiPrince & Cheryl Miller Thurston, $27.95

Yoga for the Brain helps writers of all ages, 12 through adult, learn to write more freely, take risks, and experiment and play with language. Far too many people have come to look at writing as a chore, something to be graded or picked apart. Yoga for the Brain quickly helps dispel that notion with 365 daily writing prompts that are interesting, playful, lighthearted, challenging, quirky — or all of the above! Yoga for the Brain can be used by writers on their own or in a classroom setting. Either way, they will sharpen their minds — and their creativity.

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Complete Booklist

ABC Foundations for Young Children: a Classroom Curriculum. Marilyn Jager Adams, $53.95

Advanced Reading Instruction in Middle School: a Novel Approach. Janice Robbins, $41.95 (Grades 6-8)

Already Ready: Nurturing Writers in Preschool and Kindergarten. Katie Wood Ray & Matt Glover, $45.85

Beginning Cursive Practice: Copy & Write Quotes. Jane Lierman, $13.99 Grades 2-4

Beyond Leveled Books, 2nd Edition. Karen Szymusiak, Franki Sibberson & Lisa Koch, $29.95

Big Words for Big Kids: Systematic Sequential Phonics and Spelling, Upper Grades. Patricia Cunningham, $24.50

Book Smart: How to Develop and Support Successful, Motivated Readers. Anne Cunningham & Jamie Zibulsky, $27.95

The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child. Donalyn Miller, $29.95

Boy Writers: Reclaiming Their Voices. Ralph Fletcher, $27.95

Bringing Words to Life: Robust Vocabulary Instruction, 2nd Edition. Isabel Beck, Margaret McKeown & Linda Kucan, $41.50

Building ALPHABET Knowledge, Grades PreK-K. Debra Olson Pressnall, $21.50

Building Independent Readers: a Systematic Approach, Grades 1-3. Linda Lee & Mary Haymond, $23.99

Building the Reading Brain, PreK -3. Pamela Nevills & Patricia Wolfe, $57.45

Building Student Literacy through Sustained Silent Reading. Steve Gardiner, $23.95

Can We Skip Lunch and Keep Writing? Collaborating In Class and Online, Grades 3-8. Julie Ramsay, $27.95

Celebrating Writers: From Possibilities through Publication. Ruth Ayres, with Christi Overman, $20.95

Children’s Language: Connecting Reading, Writing and Talk. Judith Wells Lindfors, $40.50

Close Reading for the Whole Class: Easy Strategies for: Choosing Complex Texts • Creating Text-Dependent Questions • Teaching Close Reading Skills. Sandra Athans &  Denise Ashe Devine, $20.99 (Grades 2-6)

Conferring: the Keystone of Reader’s Workshop. Patrick Allen, $32.95 (Grades 1-8)

Contemporary Cursive. Suzanne Lowe Wilke, $14.50

Creating Young Writers: Using the Six Traits to Enrich Writing Process in Primary Classrooms, 3rd Edition. Vicki Spandel, $69.00

Developing Word Recognition. Latisha Hayes & Kevin Flanigan, $35.95

Don't Forget to Write for the Elementary Grades: 50 Enthralling and Effective Writing Lessons. Edited by Jennifer Traig, Forward by Dave Eggers, $27.95 (ages 5 to 12)

Don't Forget to Write for the Secondary Grades: 50 Enthralling and Effective Writing Lessons. Edited by Jennifer Traig, Forward by Dave Eggers, $35.95 (ages 11 and up)

Effective Read-Alouds for Early Literacy: a Teacher’s Guide for PreK-1. Katherine Beauchat, Katrin Blamey & Zoi Philippakos, $35.95

Engaging Children with Print: Building Early Literacy Skills through Quality Read-Alouds. Laura Justice & Amy Sofka, $38.95

The Essentials of Teaching Children to Read. D. Ray Reutzel & Robert B. Cooter, Jr., $69.00

Even Hockey Players Read: Boys, Literacy and Learning. David Booth, $18.95

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Family Reading Night, 2nd Edition. Darcy Hutchins, Marsha Greenfeld & Joyce Epstein, $50.30

First Grade Writers: Units of Study to Help Children Plan, Organize, and Structure Their Ideas. Stephanie Parsons, $32.35

First Grade Writing Workshop. Judy Lynch, $24.99

First Homework: ALPHABET. Alyse Sweeney, $16.99 PreK-K

First Writing Prompts, Grades 1-3. Pamela Chanko, $12.99

The Flipped Reading Block: Making It Work, Grades 4++. Gina Pasisis, $35.99

The Fluent Reader, 2nd Edition. Timothy Rasinski, $36.99

The Fluent Reader in ACTION, Grades PreK to 4. Timothy Rasinski, Gay Fawcett, Kristin Lems & Robert Ackland, $21.99

The Fluent Reader in ACTION, Grades 5 and Up. Timothy Rasinski, Gay Fawcett, Kristin Lems & Robert Ackland, $21.99

Fresh Takes on Centers: Reading Comprehension, Grades 3-5. Mary Beth Allen, $26.99

Fresh Takes on Centers: Writing, Grades 3-5. Mary Beth Allen, $24.99

Give Them Poetry! A Guide for Sharing Poetry with Children K-8. Glenna Sloan, $22.95

Good Choice! Supporting Independent Reading and Response, K – 6. Tony Stead, $32.95

Grammar Matters: Lessons, Tips, and Conversations Using Mentor Texts, K-6. Lynne Dorfman & Diane Dougherty, $30.95

Graphic Organizers & Strategy Sheets That Scaffold Writing from Paragraphs to Essays. Anina Robb, $21.99 (Grades 4 to 8)

Guiding Readers: Making the Most of the 18-Minute Lesson. Lori Jamison Rog, $24.95

How Bullets Saved My Life: Fun Ways to Teach Some Serious Writing Skills. Judy Green, $24.95

In Defense of Read-Aloud: Sustaining Best Practice. Steven Layne, $28.95

Inspiring Children to Read and Write for Pleasure. Fred Sedgwick, $62.95

Interactive Writing: How Language & Literacy Come Together, K-2. McCarrier, Pinnell & Fountas, $49.50

The Joyful Reading Resource Kit: Teaching Tools, Hands-On Activities and Enrichment Resources. Sally Reis, $35.95 Gr. K-8

Knee to Knee, Eye to Eye: Circling in on Comprehension. Ardith Davis Cole, $37.60

Knowing Words: Creating Word-Rich Classrooms. Ruth McQuirter Scott, $57.50

Lessons for Guided Writing: Nonfiction, Grades 5 & Up. Mary Sullivan & Kelli Holden, $29.99

Little Red Writing. Joan Holub, illustrated by Melissa Sweet, $10.99

Making Sense of Phonics: the Hows and Whys. Isabel Beck & Mark Beck, $41.50 (Grades K-3)

Maximizing Motivation for Literacy Learning, Grades K-6. Barbara Marina, Linda Gambrell & Susan Mazzoni, $35.95

Mini File-Folder Centers in Color: Reading & Writing, Grades 2-3. Betty Jo Evers, $22.99

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No More “I’m Done!” — Fostering Independent Writers in the Primary Grades.  Jennifer Jacobson, $25.95

Nonfiction Writing Lessons That Work, Grades 2-5. Lola Schaeffer, $18.99

Of Primary Importance: What’s Essential to Teaching Young Writers. Ann Marie Corgill, $35.95 (Grades 1 – 3)

180 Trait-Specific Comments, K-2. Ruth Culham, $18.99

One to One: the Art of Conferring with Young Writers. Lucy Calkins, Amanda Hartman & Zoë White, $42.95

Pam Allyn’s Best Books for Boys, K-8.  $23.99

Phonics Pathways: Clear Steps to Easy Reading and Perfect Spelling, 10th Edition.  Dolores Hiskes, $39.95

Pick Up Your Pen: the Art of Handwriting. Monica Dengo, $14.95

A Place for Wonder: Reading and Writing Nonfiction in the Primary Grades. Georgia Heard & Jennifer McDonough, $27.95

Playful Reading: Positive, Fun Ways to Build the Bond between Preschoolers, Books, and You. Carolyn Munson-Benson, $16.95

Playing with Stories: Story Crafting for Storytellers, Writers, Teachers and Other Imaginative Thinkers. Kevin Cordi, $27.50

The PreK-2 Writing Classroom: Growing Confident Writers. Jane Hansen, et al, $21.99

Raising Kids Who Read: What Parents and Teachers Can Do. Daniel Willingham, $29.95

Read with Me: Best Books for Preschoolers. Stephanie Zvirin, $20.95

Reading Doesn't Matter Anymore … Shattering the Myths Of Literacy. David Booth, $16.95

Reading Essentials: the Specifics You Need to Teach Reading Well. Regie Routman, $50.00

Reading Pathways: Simple Exercises to Improve Reading Fluency, 5th Edition. Dolores Hiskes, $26.99

Reading Power: Teaching Students to Think While They Read, Revised Edition. Adrienne Gear, $24.95

The Reading Strategies Book: Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Readers. Jennifer Serravallo, $58.25

Reading Success for All Students, K-8. Thomas Gunning, $35.95

The Reading Teacher’s Book of Lists, 6th Edition. Edward Bernard Fry & Jacqueline Kress, $39.95 (Grades K-12)

Reading in the Wild: The Book Whisperer's Keys to Cultivating Lifelong Reading Habits. Donalyn Miller, with Susan Kelley, $27.95

Reading with Meaning: Teaching Comprehension in the Primary Grades, 2nd Edition. Debbie Miller, $34.95

Reading Without Limits: Teaching Strategies to Build Independent Reading for Life. Maddie Witter, $33.95

Reading & Writing in the Middle Years. David Booth, $18.95

Reading & Writing Lessons for the Smart Board, Grades K-1. Scholastic, $25.99
Reading & Writing Lessons for the Smart Board, Grades 2-3. Scholastic, $25.99
Reading & Writing Lessons for the Smart Board, Grades 4-6. Scholastic, $25.99

Reading, Writing, Playing, Learning: Finding the Sweet Spots in Kindergarten Literacy. Lori Jamison Rog & Donna-Lynn Galloway, $24.95

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Reading and Writing in Preschool: Teaching the Essentials. Renée Casbergue & Dorothy Strickland, $34.50

The Reading Zone: How to Help Kids Become Skilled, Passionate, Habitual, Critical Readers. Nancie Atwell, $20.99

Real Revision: Authors' Strategies to Share with Student Writers. Kate Messner, $31.95

Responsive Guided Reading in Grades K-5: Simplifying Small-Group Instruction. Jennifer Berne & Sophie Degener, $37.50

Rip the Page! Adventures in Creative Writing. Karen Benke, $22.95

Sharing the Secrets: Teach Your Child to Spell. Ruth McQuirter Scott & Sharon Siamon, $28.95

So Much More than ABCs: the Early Phases of Reading and Writing. Judith Schickedanz & Molly Collins, $39.99

Sounds Easy! Phonics, Spelling and Pronunciation. Sharron Bassano, $45.50 (Grades 5 to Adult)

Starting Strong: Evidence-Based Early Literacy Practices. Katrin Blamey & Katherine Beauchat, $35.95

Story Stretchers for the Primary Grades: Activities to Expand Children's Books. Shirley Raines & Brian Scott Smith, $38.95

Storytime: Young Children's Literary Understanding in the Classroom. Lawrence Sipe, $52.95

Strategies and Lessons for Improving Basic Early Literacy Skills. Bob Algozzine, Mary Beth Marr, Tina McClanahan & Emme Barnes, $38.95

Strategies That Work, 3rd Edition: Teaching Comprehension for Understanding, Engagement and Building Knowledge Grades K-8. Stephanie Harvey & Anne Goudvis, $51.20

Super Spellers: Seven Steps to Transforming Your Spelling Instruction. Mark Weakland, $33.95 (Grades K-5)

Supporting Children’s Reading, 2nd Edition. Margaret Hughes & Peter Guppy, $72.70

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Take Me to Your Readers: How to Use the Best Children's Books to Lead Students to Read, Read, Read. Larry Swartz, $24.95

Talking, Drawing, Writing: Lessons for Our Youngest Writers. Martha Horn & Mary Ellen Giacobbe, $35.95

Tap, Click, Read: Growing Readers in a World of Screens. Lisa Guernsey & Michael Levine, $29.95

Teaching the Brain to Read: Strategies for Improving Fluency, Vocabulary and Comprehension. Judy Willis, $34.95

Teaching Comprehension with Nonfiction Read Alouds, Grades 3-6. Dawn Little, $16.99

Teaching Fluency Beyond the Primary Grades. Midge Madden & Jane Sullivan, $20.99 (Grades 4 – 6)

Teaching New Literacies in Grades K-3: Resources for 21st Century Classrooms. Edited by Barbara Moss & Diane Lapp, $51.50

Teaching New Literacies in Grades 4-6: Resources for 21st Century Classrooms. Edited by Barbara Moss & Diane Lapp, $51.50

Teaching Reading in Kindergarten. Randy Bergen, $36.99

Teaching Reading: Strategies & Resources for Grades K-6. Rachel McCormack & Susan Lee Pasquarelli, $57.95

10 Essential Writing Lessons, Grades 3-5. Megan Sloan, $24.99

10 Things Every Writer Needs to Know. Jeff Anderson, $32.95 (Grades 3 to 9)

Text Structures: Teaching Patterns in Reading and Writing. Dianne Dillabough, $57.50 (Grades 3 to 8)

30 Fun Ways to Learn about Writing. Ann Roberts, $16.95 (K-Gr. 2)

"This Is a Great Book!" 101 Events for Building Enthusiastic Readers Inside and Outside the Classroom — from Chapter Books to Young Adult Novels. Larry Swartz & Shelley Stagg Peterson, $24.95

The 3 Habits of Highly Successful Reading Teachers: a Quick and Easy Approach to Helping All Students Succeed. Megan Milani, $24.95

Tools for Matching Readers to Texts: Research-Based Practices. Heidi Anne Mesmer, $37.50

Traits of Writing: the Complete Guide to Middle School. Ruth Culham, $40.99 (grades 6-8)

20 Super Spelling Centers. Erica Bohrer, $15.99 (grades K-2)

The Ultimate Guided Reading How-To Book: Building Literacy through Small-Group Instruction, 2nd Edition. Gail Saunders-Smith, $25.99

Understanding and Teaching Reading Comprehension: a Handbook. Jane Oakhill, Kate Cain & Carsten Elbro, $78.30

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Visual Guide to Grammar and Punctuation: a First Reference for Young Writers and Readers. Sheila Dignen, $21.99

The Vocabulary Teacher's Book of Lists. Edward Fry, $39.99

What Really Matters in Writing. Patricia Cunningham & James Cunningham, $61.20

What's Next for This Beginning Writer? Janine Reid, Betty Schultze & Ulla Petersen, $24.95

When Spelling Matters: Developing Writers Who Can Spell and Understand Language. Doreen Scott-Dunne, $24.95

Word Nerds: Teaching All Students to Learn and Love Vocabulary. Brenda Overturf, Leslie Montgomery & Margaret Holmes Smith, $28.95 (Grades K-6)

Words Their Way: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction, 6th Edition. Donald Bear, Marcia Invernizzi, Shane Templeton & Francine Johnston, $76.08

The Write Beginning: Instruction That Starts with the End in Mind and Guides Students to Become More Effective Writers. Lisa Donohue, $24.95

Write It Right! Ron Benson, $12.95

The Write Voice: Using Rich Prompts to Help Student Writing Come Alive. Lisa Donahue, $24.95

Writing Lessons for the Interactive Whiteboard, Grades 2-4. Lola Schaefer, $24.99

Writing Power: Engaging Thinking through Writing. Adrienne Gear, $24.95

The Writing Road to Reading: the Spalding Method for Teaching Speech, Spelling, Writing, and Reading, 6th Edition. Romalda Bishop Spalding & Mary Elizabeth North, $34.99

The Writing Strategies Book: Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Writers. Jennifer Serravallo, $58.25

The Writing Triangle: Planning, Revision and Assessment.  Graham Foster, $24.95

Writing Workshop in Middle School, Grades 5 & Up. Marilyn Pryle, $25.99

Yoga for the Brain: Daily Writing Exercises that Keep Minds Flexible and Strong. Dawn DiPrince & Cheryl Miller Thurston, $27.95

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Other Classroom Literacy booklists: Differentiated Literacy Instruction for Struggling and Reluctant Learners; Literacy Assessment & Evaluation; Literacy Instruction for Adolescent & Adult Learners; Multisensory & Activity-Based Literacy Instruction; Theory & Programming Resources.

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