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Practices in Adolescent Literacy Instruction. Edited by
Kathleen Hinchman & Heather Sheridan-Thomas, $47.95
Covering everything from day-to-day learning
activities to school-wide goals, this engaging book reviews key
topics in literacy instruction for grades 5–12 and provides research-based
recommendations for practice. Leading scholars present culturally
responsive strategies for motivating adolescents; using multiple
texts and digital media; integrating literacy instruction with science, social studies and math; and teaching English language learners
and struggling readers.
the Word Barrier: Stories of Adults Learning to Read. Marilyn
Lerch & Angela Ranson, Editors, $16.95
Each success related in these stories
has helped a dream come within reach — from helping a
child with homework to landing a job with better pay. The stories
in this collection are inspirational and demonstrate a generosity
of spirit and hope for others in similar circumstances.
Building Comprehension in
Adolescents: Powerful Strategies for Improving Reading and Writing in Content
Areas. Linda Mason, Robert Reid & Jessica
Comprehension problems have become an
epidemic. Start addressing the root of the problem today with this practical
guidebook, designed to strengthen adolescents' reading comprehension and
written expression so they can master academic content. Developed for middle
and high school teachers, this book helps educators improve students' reading
and writing through Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD), an
evidence-based instructional approach that shows students how to apply proven
strategies independently to boost their school success.
Practical, photocopiable worksheets and
other instructional materials make the lessons easy to implement in any
classroom. Teachers will help students develop new skills with a variety of
self-monitoring checklists, goal charts, self-instruction sheets, graphic
organizers, and more.
With the highly effective strategies in
this research-backed guide, educators will help build a stronger foundation for
academic success and ensure that all of their students are reading and writing
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Caught in the Middle: Reading and
Writing in the Transition Years. David Booth,
CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE offers teachers a
richly textured picture of the world of middle-school students. It describes
who these students are, explains why fostering their voice is important, and
discusses the creation of a community of literacy partners. It addresses topics
related to technology, reading, writing, research, use of the arts, community,
and assessment. The voices of thirty remarkable middle-school teachers focus on
such important issues as recognizing the impact of social media; the effect of
the internet on research; the need for critical literacy; and the potential of
the school library.
Both philosophical and practical, the
book features strong examples of various kinds of texts, including opinion
pieces, poetry, journal entries, and writing in role. The book also addresses
ways to promote reader engagement and comprehension; outlines a range of
reading strategies; shows how to interact with a student's journal; provides
banks of questions to prompt response, discussion, and self-assessment; and
much, much more.
Fresh Takes on Teaching
Literary Elements. Michael Smith & Jeffrey
Wilhelm, $29.99 Grades 6-12
How to teach what really matters about character, setting, point of
view and theme.
Grammar? Ready-to-Use Lessons and Activities That Make Grammar Fun! Jack Umstatter, $32.99 (Grades 6 to 12)
Each of the over 60 lessons in Got
Grammar are ready-to-use and reproducible, and each begins
with helpful teaching pages that define, explain, and illustrate
grammar, usage, or mechanics concepts. These lessons and the many
ready-to-use student activities include 15 diagnostic tests, 15
section-review activities, 18 final tests, and over 100 other creative
reinforcement activities, including diagramming.
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The Grammar Teacher’s Activity-a-Day, Grades 5-12. Jack Umstatter, $25.95
180 ready-to-use lessons to teach grammar and usage.
I Read It, But I Donít Get It: Comprehension
Strategies for Adolescent Readers. Chris Tovani, $30.95
I Read It, but I Don't Get It is a practical,
engaging account of how teachers can help adolescents develop new reading
Enter Cris' classroom, a place where students are
continually learning new strategies for tackling difficult text. You will be
taken step-by-step through practical, theory-based reading instruction that can
be adapted for use in any subject area. The book features:
- anecdotes in each chapter about real kids with real universal
problems. You will identify with these adolescents and will see how these
problems can be solved
- a thoughtful explanation of current theories of comprehension
instruction and how they might be adapted for use with adolescents
- a What Works section in each of the last seven chapters that
offers simple ideas you can immediately employ in your classroom. The
suggestions can be used in a variety of content areas and grade levels(6-12)
- teaching tips and ideas that benefit struggling readers as well
as proficient and advanced readers
- appendixes with reproducible materials that you can use in your
classroom, including coding sheets, double entry diaries, and comprehension
In a time when students need increasingly sophisticated
reading skills, this book will provide support for teachers who want to
incorporate comprehension instruction into their daily lesson plans without
sacrificing content knowledge.
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Read and You Can’t Make Me: Teaching Reluctant Teen Readers.
Marilyn Reynolds, $34.25
In this concise, practical book, Marilyn
Reynolds shares techniques she has used and personal anecdotes that
reveal much about reluctant readers and teachers who struggle daily
to engage them. Among many other key topics, Reynolds discusses
the importance of respect for students' attitudes, experiences,
perceptions and choices regarding reading.
In addition to insightful analysis, Reynolds devotes a good portion
of her book to practical, immediately usable resources, including
answers to frequently asked questions, prompts for teaching, and
a separate section of "Tricks of the Trade" with logs,
forms, an extensive list of "hit" books, and much more.
It's Critical! Classroom Strategies for Deepening and Extending Comprehension. David Booth, $24.95
It’s Critical shows teachers
how to plan literacy events that recognize and interpret the factors
that readers and writers bring to the text. It offers successful
strategies for becoming caring mentors who support and encourage
students as they explore a variety of text forms - from poems to
novels, from speeches to blogs, from art to invention. Based on
extensive classroom experience, the book shows you how to engage
students in brainstorming, researching, interpreting, problem-solving,
discussing, presenting, composing, conducting inquiries, publishing
reports, writing poems and scripts, critically examining issues
and concerns, and reflecting on their learning.
Reading Power. Adrienne Gear, $24.95
Teaching students how to think while
they read all kinds of information.
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Parallel Curriculum Units for Language
Arts, Grades 6-12. Jeanne Purcell & Jann
Parallel Curriculum Units for Language Arts provides
sample language arts units written by practicing teachers to demonstrate
what high-quality curriculum looks like within a PCM framework. Covering
a variety of topics—including narrative voice, literary criticism,
and writing original pieces—these field-tested units help you
to design your own units and deepen your understanding of how the
PCM framework helps tailor curriculum to the abilities, interests,
and learning preferences of each learner.
to Write: Building On-Demand Writing Skills, Grades 6-12.
Meredith Pike-Baky & Gerald Fleming, $24.99
Prompted to Write offers help
for teachers who are preparing students for "high-stakes"
writing tests. Features in-depth and reproducible lesson units
to help student develop proficiency in crafting essays, building
vocabulary and reading comprehension skills.
Success for Struggling Adolescent Learners. Edited by Susan
Lenski & Jill Lewis, $52.50
Comprehensive, up to date, and highly
practical, this volume discusses factors that affect struggling
readers in grades 7–12 and provides research-based strategies for
improving their reading and writing skills... Essential topics include
assessment; building core competencies, such as fluency, comprehension,
and vocabulary; and working with struggling adolescent English language
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Reading Unbound: Why Kids Need to Read What They Want
— and Why We Should Let Them. Jeffrey Wilhelm & Michael Smith, $24.99
Never doubt that reading has the power to transform
lives. This groundbreaking book provides an in-depth exploration of the secret
reading lives of avid adolescent readers — and how their reading choices affect
their lives and learning. Through the powerful voices of teens, you'll discover
the books, authors, genres, and topics that engage students both intellectually
and emotionally as they work to figure out who they are in the world and who
they want to become.
Real-Life Reading Activities for Grades 6-12. James Silver, $32.99
Over 200 ready-to-use lessons and activities to help students master practical reading skills.
Adolescents Who Struggle with Reading: Practical Strategies.
David Moore & Kathleen Hinchman, $44.85
Teaching Adolescents Who Struggle
with Reading presents practical classroom strategies for teaching
middle and high school students who struggle as readers and writers.
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Adolescent Writers. Kelly Gallagher, $30.95
This thoughtful book shoes how students
can be taught to write effectively with a number of classroom-tested
strategies that enable teachers to:
- understand the importance of teaching
and modeling writing
- understand how providing choice motivates
and elevates adolescent writing
- help students recognize the importance
of purpose and audience
- assess in ways the drive better writing
Infused with humour and illuminating
anecdotes, the book offers both practical ways to incorporate writing
instruction into everyday teaching, and compelling reasons to do
Reading to Black Adolescent Males: Closing the Achievement Gap.
Alfred Tatum, $24.95
The race and gender achievement gap in
literacy is one of the most difficult issues in education today.
Providing a first-hand perspective, Alfred Tatum brings together
his various experiences as a black male student, middle school teacher
working with struggling black male readers, reading specialist in
an urban elementary school, and staff developer in classrooms across
the nation to offer insights on ways teachers and schools can re-conceptualize
literacy instruction for those who need it most.
Adolescent Readers. Deborah Berrill, Laura Doucette &
Dirk Verhulst, $24.95
A comprehensive, hands-on manual for
teachers and peer tutors working with struggling readers from ages
12 to 18. The book offers simple solutions for a variety of student
needs, from students who are turned off or learning English for
the first time to students who have a learning problem or a different
learning style. This practical book promotes fluency and word recognition
with innovative suggestions for all phases of reading — setting
up a tutoring program, techniques to use while reading, and meaningful
follow-up activities. Reproducible resources explain the essentials
of reading instruction and investigate a variety of effective reading
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Worth Writing About: Exploring Memoir with
Adolescents. Jake Wizner, $27.95
This thoughtful book illustrates how memoir writing —
searching for the answers to the question "Who am I?" — can lead
students to reflection, to reading, and ultimately, to deeper, more meaningful
writing. It addresses the most common challenges faced when teaching memoir
writing: How do you help students who say they have nothing interesting to
share? How do you balance what's meaningful with what's too personal to share?
How do we overcome memory?
The book also delves into the craft of writing, from using
mentor texts to crafting intriguing leads and memorable endings. Authentic
student models illustrate the deep, important work that a memoir unit can
produce. When students write about real stuff — the things that matter to them
— they learn more about themselves, their relationships, the way they view the
world, and how they want to move forward into the future.
Gotta BE the Book": Teaching Engaged and Reflective Reading
with Adolescents, 2nd Edition. Jeffrey Wilhelm, $36.50
Through textured case studies of engaged
and reluctant readers, the 2nd Edition of “You Gotta BE the
Book” once again addresses enduring issues, such as:
- What do highly engaged, adolescent
readers DO as they read?
- What is it about traditional schooling
and reading instruction that deters engaged reading and serves
to disenfranchise young readers?
- What types of interventions can be
used in the classroom to help all students, especially reluctant
ones, to become successful readers?
In this expanded edition, Wilhelm adds
a new commentary to each chapter in which he reflects on the research
and insights he introduced in his now classic text.
You Hear Me? Poems and Writing by Teenage Boys. Edited by Betsy Franco, $8.00
In a powerful collection of more than seventy uncensored poems and essays, more than fifty teenage boys from across the country explore their many-layered concerns: identity, love, envy, gratitude, sex, anger, competition, fear, hope. Here, unadorned and without the filter of adult sensibility, is the raw stuff of their lives, in their own words.
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Best Practices in Adolescent Literacy Instruction. Edited
by Kathleen Hinchman & Heather Sheridan- Thomas, $47.95
Breaking the Word Barrier: Stories of Adults Learning to
Read. Marilyn Lerch & Angela Ranson, Editors, $16.95
Building Comprehension in Adolescents: Powerful
Strategies for Improving Reading and Writing in Content Areas. Linda Mason,
Robert Reid & Jessica Hagaman, $50.95
Caught in the Middle: Reading and Writing in the
Transition Years. David Booth, $24.95
Fresh Takes on Teaching Literary Elements. Michael Smith
& Jeffrey Wilhelm, $29.99 Grades 6-12
Got Grammar? Ready-to-Use Lessons and Activities That
Make Grammar Fun! Jack Umstatter, $32.99 (Grades 6 to 12)
The Grammar Teacherís Activity-a-Day, Grades 5-12. Jack
I Read It, But I Donít Get It: Comprehension Strategies
for Adolescent Readers. Chris Tovani, $30.95
I Wonít Read and You Canít Make Me: Teaching Reluctant
Teen Readers. Marilyn Reynolds, $34.25
It's Critical! Classroom Strategies for Deepening and
Extending Comprehension. David Booth, $24.95
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Nonfiction Reading Power. Adrienne Gear, $24.95
Parallel Curriculum Units for Language Arts, Grades 6-12.
Jeanne Purcell & Jann Leppien, $51.50
Prompted to Write: Building On-Demand Writing Skills,
Grades 6-12. Meredith Pike-Baky & Gerald Fleming, $24.99
Reading Success for Struggling Adolescent Learners.
Edited by Susan Lenski & Jill Lewis, $52.50
Reading Unbound: Why Kids Need to Read What They Want ó
and Why We Should Let Them. Jeffrey Wilhelm & Michael Smith, $24.99
Real-Life Reading Activities for Grades 6-12. James
Teaching Adolescents Who Struggle with Reading: Practical
Strategies. David Moore & Kathleen Hinchman, $44.85
Teaching Adolescent Writers. Kelly Gallagher, $30.95
Teaching Reading to Black Adolescent Males: Closing the
Achievement Gap. Alfred Tatum, $24.95
Tutoring Adolescent Readers. Deborah Berrill, Laura
Doucette & Dirk Verhulst, $24.95
Worth Writing About: Exploring Memoir with Adolescents.
Jake Wizner, $27.95
"You Gotta BE the Book": Teaching Engaged and
Reflective Reading with Adolescents, 2nd Edition. Jeffrey Wilhelm, $36.50
You Hear Me? Poems and Writing by Teenage Boys. Edited by
Betsy Franco, $8.00
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Other Classroom Literacy booklists: Differentiated Literacy Instruction for Struggling and Reluctant Learners; Literacy Assessment & Evaluation;Multisensory & Activity-Based Literacy Instruction; Reading & Writing; Theory & Programming Resources.
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