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When Kids Can't Read, What Teachers Can Do: A Guide for Teachers, 6-12
When Kids Can't Read, What Teachers Can Do: A Guide for Teachers, 6-12
by Kylene Beers
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For Kylene Beers, the question of what to do when kids can't read surfaced abruptly in 1979 when she began teaching. That year, she discovered that some of the students in her seventh-grade language arts classes could pronounce all the words, but couldn'... (read more)

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Mosaic of Thought, Second Edition: The Power of Comprehension Strategy Instruction
Mosaic of Thought, Second Edition: The Power of Comprehension Strategy Instruction
by Ellin Oliver Keene
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Mosaic of Thought Online Course available to all adopters of 25 copies or more of Mosaic of Thought, Second Edition. Ellin Oliver Keene and Susan Zimmermann have returned with a new edition of Mosaic of Thought that features 70 percent new material. When... (read more)

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The Art of Teaching Reading
The Art of Teaching Reading
by Lucy Mccorm Calkins
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Written in Calkins' graceful and passionate style, The Art of Teaching Reading serves as an eloquent and desperately needed reminder of what matters most in teaching. Incredibly valuable resource for current and future teachers and educators. Offers a... (read more)

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The Cafe Book: Engaging All Students in Daily Literary Assessment and Instruction
The Cafe Book: Engaging All Students in Daily Literary Assessment and Instruction
by Gail Boushey
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All readers of any age need instruction and support that helps them become more independent and self-reflective in their work. - Gail Boushey and Joan Moser In The CAFE Book, Gail Boushey and Joan Moser present a practical, simple way to integrate... (read more)

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Miscue Analysis Made Easy: Building on Student Strengths
Miscue Analysis Made Easy: Building on Student Strengths
by Sandra Wilde
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Miscue analysis has long been the instrument of choice for knowledgeable researchers working to understand the quality of student errors in reading. Now Sandra has put this remarkable tool into the hands of all classroom teachers. This little jewel of a... (read more)

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6 + 1 Traits of Writing : Grades 3 and Up (03 Edition)
6 + 1 Traits of Writing : Grades 3 and Up (03 Edition)
by Ruth Culham
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Ideas, Organization, Voice, Word Choice, Sentence Fluency, Conventions, and Presentation. Look at good writing in any genre, and you'll find these traits. Think of them as the fuel that stokes the engine of writing. With this book, teachers will learn... (read more)

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Reading Reminders
Reading Reminders
by Jim Burke
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Do you have a minute? That's how quickly this book will help you improve your students' reading skills. Designed to be read on the run and make every minute count in your classroom, Reading Reminders features Jim Burke's one hundred best techniques for... (read more)

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I Read It, But I Don't Get It
I Read It, But I Don't Get It
by Cris Tovani
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I Read It, but I Don't Get It is a practical, engaging account of how teachers can help adolescents develop new reading comprehension skills. Cris Tovani is an accomplished teacher and staff developer who writes with verve and humor about the challenges... (read more)

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The Daily 5: Fostering Literacy Independence in the Elementary Grades
The Daily 5: Fostering Literacy Independence in the Elementary Grades
by Gail Boushey
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Do you love teaching but feel exhausted from the energy you expend cajoling, disciplining, and directing students on a daily basis? If so, you'll want to meet The Sisters, Gail Boushey and Joan Moser. Based on literacy learning and motivation research... (read more)

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Literature Circles: Voice and Choice in Book Clubs and Reading Groups
Literature Circles: Voice and Choice in Book Clubs and Reading Groups
by Harvey Daniels
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What do we know about literature circles now that we didn't understand eight or ten years ago? What new resources and procedures can help teachers organize their classroom book clubs better? What are the most common pitfalls in implementing student-led... (read more)

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Reading Essentials: The Specifics You Need to Teach Reading Well
Reading Essentials: The Specifics You Need to Teach Reading Well
by Regie Routman
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With all the controversy and confusion over "best practice" issues in teaching reading, someone with the necessary experience, the ability to take the long view, and most of all a level head is essential to set things straight. This is where Regie... (read more)

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1st Grade Reading
1st Grade Reading
by Workman Publishing (cor)
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The Force is strong with this series! Introducing a line of workbooks that marries the iconic popularity of Star Wars with the unique mix of editorial quality, fun presentation, and rigorous educational standards that Workman applied to the BRAIN QUEST... (read more)

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Reading with Meaning: Teaching Comprehension in the Primary Grades
Reading with Meaning: Teaching Comprehension in the Primary Grades
by Debbie Miller
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If you have ever wondered how to teach comprehension strategies to primary-age children, read on. First, imagine a primary-grade classroom where all the children are engaged and motivated; where the buzz of excited, emerging readers fills the air... (read more)

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350 Fabulous Writing Prompts: Thought-Provoking Springboards for Creative, Expository, and Journal Writing
350 Fabulous Writing Prompts: Thought-Provoking Springboards for Creative, Expository, and Journal Writing
by Jacqueline Sweeney
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Creative, engaging, thought-provoking prompts for every day of the school year! More than 300 ways to motivate even your most reluctant writers. Topics include feelings, ethics, "imagineering," quotations, humor, problem-solving, school situations, and... (read more)

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Kids' Poems: Teaching First Graders to Love Writing Poetry
Kids' Poems: Teaching First Graders to Love Writing Poetry
by Regie Routman
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Regie Routman shares her delightful selection of free verse poems written by first graders that will inspire your second graders to think, I can write poems like this too! Regie provides strategies for using kids' poems as models to guide children to... (read more)

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Rereading Fluency: Process, Practice, and Policy
Rereading Fluency: Process, Practice, and Policy
by Bess Altwerger
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Rereading Fluency is an important and timely book…. The authors do not just criticize current policies and practices but offer alternatives for improving the quality of reading assessment and instruction. - Richard L. Allington Has your school... (read more)

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What Really Matters in Response to Intervention: Research-Based Designs
What Really Matters in Response to Intervention: Research-Based Designs
by Richard L Allington
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  Literacy researcher and best-selling author Dick Allington offers clear recommendations and a teacher-friendly framework to guide classroom teachers in designing response to intervention programs.  To help teachers acquire a... (read more)

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Writing Poetry with Children: Grade 1-6
Writing Poetry with Children: Grade 1-6
by Jo Ellen Moore
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Getting children excited about writing is a challenge. That's why we've made five of our best writing titles even more engaging and accessible. Each book contains step-by-step guidance and reproducible forms. Fully illustrated throughout.<P>Here... (read more)

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Kids' Poems: Teaching Third and Fourth Graders to Love Writing Poetry
Kids' Poems: Teaching Third and Fourth Graders to Love Writing Poetry
by Regie Routman
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Regie Routman shares her delightful selection of free verse poems written by third-and fourth graders that will inspire your third-and fourth graders to think, I can write poems like this too! Regie provides strategies for using kids' poems as models to... (read more)

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Guiding Readers and Writers (Grades 3-6): Teaching Comprehension, Genre, and Content Literacy
Guiding Readers and Writers (Grades 3-6): Teaching Comprehension, Genre, and Content Literacy
by Irene Fountas
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Authors Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell have already helped hundreds of thousands of K-3 teachers engage, inform, and inspire early readers and writers. Now, with Guiding Readers and Writers (Grades 3-6), Fountas and Pinnell support teachers on the next... (read more)

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