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  • The Write Thing: Kwame Alexander Engages Students in Writing Workshop (And You Can Too!) cover

    The Write Thing: Kwame Alexander Engages Students in ...

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    208 Pages, Grades K - 12
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    The Write Thing: Kwame Alexander Engages Students in Writing Workshop (And You Can Too!)

    Imagine having a Newbery Medal-winning author in your classroom as an advisor and a friend, providing personal and practical advice on how to teach writing workshop in the modern-day classroom. With The Write Thing, you can do just that! Kwame Alexander is the New York Times-bestselling author of The Crossover. With more than 10 years of experience conducting writing workshops in schools, Alexander shows how to shake up the "traditional" writing workshop and make writing fun again! His magnetic personality, infectious enthusiasm, and love of teaching come through to inspire all students to write. The Write Thing teaches you how to move students step-by-step from ideas, to drafts, to finished works. Not only will you successfully motivate your students to write, you'll take that motivation one step further by providing guidance on how to create student-driven publications of their work. The confidence students will attain when they see their writing authentically published will be off the charts! The book has three parts: Writing, Publishing, and Presenting. The Writing section features Lessons in Action that teach students to produce writing that is worthy of being published. With a focus on poetry, Alexander's writing workshop uniquely meets the needs of reluctant writers. The Publishing section focuses on how to prepare and print digital and physical copies of students' work. The Presenting section provides suggestions to help students confidently present their poetry and other written pieces. Other exciting features include KwameTime! videos for both teachers and students that bring Alexander into the classroom. Kwame's QuickTips feature easy-to-implement ideas that have worked for Alexander. With an insightful foreword by author Kylene Beers, teacher success stories, and the most helpful appendix ever written, this essential resource will teach you how to tailor writing workshop to meet the particular needs of your students.


     
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    The Westing Game: An Instructional Guide for Literature

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    72 Pages, Grades 4 - 8
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    The Westing Game: An Instructional Guide for Literature

    This standards-based instructional guide provides teachers with rigorous activities and lesson plans to help students comprehend complex literature, as they read the 1979 Newbery Medal-winning mystery novel, The Westing Game. Students will learn how to analyze the text to determine meaning, make summaries, and more. Text-dependent questions help students analyze the text with higher-order thinking skills, with lessons focused on story elements, vocabulary, and more. Close reading activities throughout the literature units encourages students to use textual evidence as they revisit passages to respond more critically about the text. Support the rich exploration of literature in today's classrooms with this resource.


     
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    Prove It! Using Textual Evidence, Levels 6-8

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    136 Pages, Grades 6 - 8
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    Prove It! Using Textual Evidence, Levels 6-8

    Knowing how to cite textual evidence is a key component in reading and writing in education today. This resource equips teachers with the strategies they need to teach students how to cite and annotate textual evidence when reading and writing. Secondary school students will learn how to find evidence to support their opinions, incorporate that evidence in their writing, and accurately cite their sources. The ten lessons include proper MLA formatting, paraphrasing, using block quotation, creating a bibliography, the use of credible sources, avoiding plagiarism, and more. Students will apply what they've learned through twenty practice exercises. Citing textual evidence powerfully strengthens students' writing, develops analytical thinking and logic, and readies students for college and career with lessons that are aligned to McREL, TESOL, and WIDA standards.


     
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    Prove It! Using Textual Evidence, Levels 3-5

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    136 Pages, Grades 3 - 5
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    Prove It! Using Textual Evidence, Levels 3-5

    Knowing how to cite textual evidence is a key component in reading and writing in education today. This resource equips teachers with the strategies they need to teach students how to cite and annotate textual evidence when reading and writing. Primary school students will learn how to find evidence to support their opinions, incorporate that evidence in their writing, and accurately cite their sources. The ten lessons include proper MLA formatting, paraphrasing, the use of credible sources, avoiding plagiarism, and more. Students will apply what they've learned through twenty practice exercises. Citing textual evidence powerfully strengthens students' writing, develops analytical thinking and logic, and readies students for college and career with lessons that are aligned to McREL, TESOL, and WIDA standards.


     
  • My View, My Voice, Levels K-2 cover

    My View, My Voice, Levels K-2

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    160 Pages, Grades K - 2
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    My View, My Voice, Levels K-2

    This classroom resource provides teachers with a strong foundation in the elements of persuasive writing. In the 21st century classroom, the skills and strategies required to effectively evaluate and compose opinions has never been greater. This book discusses why teaching persuasive writing is relevant and beneficial to the target age groups, and includes resources to help grades K-2 students examine multiple views on a topic and write their own informed, effective opinions and arguments. Persuasive writing provides students with an avenue to examine a topic, develop informed views, express their opinions, and defend their ideas with logical, evidence-based reasoning. This resource takes a unique approach to the topic of teaching persuasive writing with an effective combination of tips, strategies, and resources. With mentor texts, student writing samples, rubrics, lesson plans, and questions to assess professional growth at the end of each section, teachers will learn why persuasive writing is so important in today's classrooms, and how to tackle the challenge of teaching it. This book includes: 21 persuasive writing strategies; 10 lesson plans; student writing samples; mentor texts; anchor charts.


     
  • My View, My Voice, Levels 6-8 cover

    My View, My Voice, Levels 6-8

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    176 Pages, Grades 6 - 8
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    My View, My Voice, Levels 6-8

    This classroom resource provides teachers with a strong foundation in the elements of persuasive writing. In the 21st century classroom, the skills and strategies required to effectively evaluate and compose opinions has never been greater. This book discusses why teaching persuasive writing is relevant and beneficial to the target age groups, and includes resources to help grades 6-8 students examine multiple views on a topic and write their own informed, effective opinions and arguments. Persuasive writing provides students with an avenue to examine a topic, develop informed views, express their opinions, and defend their ideas with logical, evidence-based reasoning. This resource takes a unique approach to the topic of teaching persuasive writing with an effective combination of tips, strategies, and resources. With mentor texts, student writing samples, rubrics, lesson plans, and questions to assess professional growth at the end of each section, teachers will learn why persuasive writing is so important in today's classrooms, and how to tackle the challenge of teaching it. This book includes: 21 persuasive writing strategies; 10 lesson plans; student writing samples; mentor texts; anchor charts.


     
  • My View, My Voice, Levels 3-5 cover

    My View, My Voice, Levels 3-5

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    168 Pages, Grades 3 - 5
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    My View, My Voice, Levels 3-5

    This classroom resource provides teachers with a strong foundation in the elements of persuasive writing. In the 21st century classroom, the skills and strategies required to effectively evaluate and compose opinions has never been greater. This book discusses why teaching persuasive writing is relevant and beneficial to the target age groups, and includes resources to help grades 3-5 students examine multiple views on a topic and write their own informed, effective opinions and arguments. Persuasive writing provides students with an avenue to examine a topic, develop informed views, express their opinions, and defend their ideas with logical, evidence-based reasoning. This resource takes a unique approach to the topic of teaching persuasive writing with an effective combination of tips, strategies, and resources. With mentor texts, student writing samples, rubrics, lesson plans, and questions to assess professional growth at the end of each section, teachers will learn why persuasive writing is so important in today's classrooms, and how to tackle the challenge of teaching it. This book includes: 21 persuasive writing strategies; 10 lesson plans; student writing samples; mentor texts; anchor charts.


     
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    Mathematical Discourse: Let the Kids Talk!

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    184 Pages, Grades K - 12
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    Mathematical Discourse: Let the Kids Talk!

    This invaluable resource provides teachers with the tools they need to facilitate mathematical discourse and create opportunities for students to think constructively, communicate effectively, and increase mathematics proficiency. This book will help teachers develop a new set of pedagogical skills and strategies to assess, plan, and organize their classrooms in a manner that is conducive to mathematical discourse. With helpful tips and strategies that are easy to implement, this standards-based book supports an equitable learning environment by encouraging active listening, clear communication, justification of perspective, and acknowledgement of students' experiences. Each chapter includes Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching and Learning strategies to address cultural norms for diverse populations, and support the needs of English language learners. With tips for implementing Math Talks and Number Talks, this resource will get students thinking like mathematicians in no time.


     
  • Los cien vestidos (The Hundred Dresses): An Instructional Guide for Literature cover

    Los cien vestidos (The Hundred Dresses): An Instructional ...

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    72 Pages, Grades K - 3
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    Los cien vestidos (The Hundred Dresses): An Instructional Guide for Literature

    This standards-based instructional guide for literature will support second language learners as they read the novel The Hundred Dresses, an inspirational story of a Polish girl who is bullied by her classmates for wearing the same dress every day. Using the engaging Spanish activities and lessons, students will learn how to use close reading techniques, respond to text-dependent questions, analyze the text to determine meaning, make summaries, and more. This invaluable resource with instructions in English for teachers is crucial to the support of the rich exploration of literature in today's classrooms.


     
  • Lord of the Flies: An Instructional Guide for Literature cover

    Lord of the Flies: An Instructional Guide for ...

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    72 Pages, Grades 9 - 12
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    Lord of the Flies: An Instructional Guide for Literature

    Lord of the Flies: An Instructional Guide for Literature provides lesson plans and activities for this classic young adult novel. This valuable resource guides teachers with ways to help students comprehend complex literature. Text-dependent questions help students analyze the text with higher-order thinking skills, with lessons focused on story elements, vocabulary, and more. Close reading activities throughout the literature units encourages students to use textual evidence as they revisit passages to respond more critically about the text. With various methods of assessing comprehension, this instructional guide offers strategies for cross-curricular activities as students build a greater understanding of this great literary work.


     
  • Interactive Notetaking for Content-Area Literacy, Secondary cover

    Interactive Notetaking for Content-Area Literacy, Secondary

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    160 Pages, Grades 6 - 9
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    Interactive Notetaking for Content-Area Literacy, Secondary

    Help students build content area literacy through interactive notetaking! This resource provides creative strategies for developing students' interactive notetaking skills across the content areas. Lessons focus on topics including partner work, vocabulary, comprehension, and summarizing to engage students in critical thinking and analysis. This grade-range-specific resource differentiates instruction to support the needs of students at each grade level. Aligned to standards, this essential classroom resource will allow students to practice effective learning strategies, increasing retention and achievement in mathematics, language arts, social studies, and science.


     
  • Interactive Notetaking for Content-Area Literacy, Levels K-2 cover

    Interactive Notetaking for Content-Area Literacy, Levels K-2

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    152 Pages, Grades K - 2
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    Interactive Notetaking for Content-Area Literacy, Levels K-2

    Help students build content area literacy through interactive notetaking! This resource provides creative strategies for developing students' interactive notetaking skills across the content areas. Lessons focus on topics including partner work, vocabulary, comprehension, and summarizing to engage students in critical thinking and analysis. This grade-range-specific resource differentiates instruction to support the needs of students at each grade level. Aligned to standards, this essential classroom resource will allow students to practice effective learning strategies, increasing retention and achievement in mathematics, language arts, social studies, and science.


     
  • Interactive Notetaking for Content-Area Literacy, Levels 3-5 cover

    Interactive Notetaking for Content-Area Literacy, Levels 3-5

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    160 Pages, Grades 3 - 5
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    Interactive Notetaking for Content-Area Literacy, Levels 3-5

    Help students build content area literacy through interactive notetaking! This resource provides creative strategies for developing students' interactive notetaking skills across the content areas. Lessons focus on topics including partner work, vocabulary, comprehension, and summarizing to engage students in critical thinking and analysis. This grade-range-specific resource differentiates instruction to support the needs of students at each grade level. Aligned to standards, this essential classroom resource will allow students to practice effective learning strategies, increasing retention and achievement in mathematics, language arts, social studies, and science.


     
  • Integrated English Language Development: Supporting English Learners Across the Curriculum cover

    Integrated English Language Development: Supporting English Learners Across ...

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    176 Pages, Grades K - 12
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    Integrated English Language Development: Supporting English Learners Across the Curriculum

    Innovative educators are always looking for effective ways to meet the demands of teaching content standards while supporting the linguistic needs of every student. This resource shows educators how to infuse language learning into every subject area, including language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. This powerful resource presents research-based instructional strategies to immerse students in content while promoting oral and written language development. Educators will be inspired to take their teaching to higher levels by providing engaging and challenging learning environments for English language learners.


     
  • El dragon de papa (My Father's Dragon): An Instructional Guide for Literature cover

    El dragon de papa (My Father's Dragon): An ...

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    72 Pages, Grades K - 3
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    El dragon de papa (My Father's Dragon): An Instructional Guide for Literature

    This standards-based instructional guide for literature will support second language learners as they read the novel My Father's Dragon, a captivating story about a boy's attempt to rescue a baby dragon. Using the engaging Spanish activities and lessons, students will learn how to use close reading techniques, respond to text-dependent questions, analyze the text to determine meaning, make summaries, and more. This invaluable resource with instructions in English for teachers is crucial to the support of the rich exploration of literature in today's classrooms.


     
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    Clothesline Math: The Master Number Sense Maker

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    336 Pages, Grades K - 12
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    Clothesline Math: The Master Number Sense Maker

    This must-have resource provides the theoretical groundwork for teaching number sense. Authored by Chris Shore, this book empowers teachers with the pedagogy, lessons, and detailed instructions to help them implement Clothesline Math in K-12 classrooms. Detailed, useful tips for facilitating the ensuing mathematical discourse are also included. At the elementary level, the hands-on lessons cover important math topics including whole numbers, place value, fractions, order of operations, algebraic reasoning, variables, and more. Implement Clothesline Math at the secondary level and provide students with hands-on learning and activities that teach advanced math topics including geometry, algebra, statistics, trigonometry, and pre-calculus. Aligned to state and national standards, this helpful resource will get students excited about learning math as they engage in meaningful discourse.