Browse Books & More by Curriculum: Reading: Elementary Grades
 

25 Essential Language Arts Strategies to Help Striving Readers Succeed
Discover how to harness the full teaching force of the integrated language arts—-reading, writing, talking, listening, and visually viewing—-to support your striving readers as they work their way toward reading proficiency. The authors present seven guiding principles and 25 engaging strategies that provide the smart scaffolding uncertain readers need to take the risks necessary to learn.
Grades 1 – 6
Roland Schendel; Michael Opitz

 
 

3-Minute Reading Assessments: A Professional Development DVD and Study Guide
Reading experts, Tim Rasinski and Nancy Padak, developed powerful assessments that help you accurately identify students' potential reading problems in just three minutes. This exciting new DVD lets you observe teachers as they assess students in word recognition, comprehension, fluency, and vocabulary. These quick assessments make it easy to pinpoint students' strengths and target areas in which they need more support.
Grades 1 – 8
Timothy Rasinski; Nancy Padak

 
 

3-Minute Reading Assessments: Word Recognition, Fluency, and Comprehension: Grades 1-4
Leveled passages with ready-to-use assessment pages help teachers quickly screen students for reading problems, such as low word recognition, poor fluency rate, and inadequate comprehension
Grades 1 – 4
Timothy Rasinski; Nancy Padak

 
 

35 Learning Tools for Practicing Essential Reading and Writing Strategies
Whether students need to build their vocabulary, ask questions as they read, understand text structures, or write to persuade or inform, help is here. Each learning tool is supported by a mini-lesson ­ practical ideas for using it to the best advantage.
Grades 4 – 8
Cathy Cerveny; Melissa LaCotti

 
 

40 Graphic Organizers That Build Comprehension During Independent Reading
The 40 interactive graphic organizers in this book help students use key reading strategies, including making predictions, summarizing, inferring information, identifying main ideas, and so much more.
Grades 2 – 4
Ruth Culham; Anina Robb

 
 

40 Rubrics & Checklists to Assess Reading and Writing
Get organized with grade-appropriate, classroom-tested rubrics and self-assessment checklists. These reproducible forms focus on reading and listening comprehension, story-character analysis, essays, letters, and more. Includes easy directions, scoring tips, planning forms, and follow-up strategies.
Grades 3 – 6
Adele Fiderer

 
 

A Practical Guide to Tiering Instruction in the Differentiated Classroom
In this practical guide, teacher and brain-based learning expert Sarah Armstrong offers the tools and techniques that make designing tiered lessons manageable.
Grades 3 – 8
Sarah Armstrong; Stephanie Haskins

 
 

Accelerated Vocabulary Instruction
A comprehensive guide to developing a rich vocabulary that helps children access and understand the core curriculum.
Grades 2 – 6
Nancy Akhavan

 
 

Assessment First
"To maximize the impact of your teaching, follow the assess-plan-teach model," teachers are told, yet they receive little support in putting this model into action. Finally, here is an indispensable guide that explains how to make every minute of primary reading instruction count--starting with assessment.
Grades 1 – 5
Kathryn Au; Maria Chang; Deborah White

 
 

Best Practices for Planning Reading & Writing Instruction
Drawing on years of classroom experience, Antoinette Fornshell shares dozens of best-practice ideas for managing time, materials, and space in upper-grade reading and writing classrooms.
Grades 3 – 5
Antoinette Cerulli Fornshell

 
 

Breakthrough in Beginning Reading and Writing
Drawing on major new insights in brain research, Gentry shows how reading and writing develop in five phases-from operations with no letter knowledge to understanding of phonics chunks- that provide the blueprint for instructional approaches.
Grades PreK – 2
Richard Gentry

 
 

Building Fluency: Lessons and Strategies for Reading Success
The author of the bestselling Phonics from A-Z now shares the a wealth of practical ideas for helping students become fluent readers.
Grades 1 – 6
Wiley Blevins

 
 

Building Independent Readers With Interactive Read-Alouds & Shared Reading
Guided practice is a key component of reading instruction that is too often shortchanged in busy classrooms. Reading experts and veteran teachers Valorie Falco and Rochelle Soloway share their research-based, classroom-tested strategies for filling this instructional gap.
Grades 2 – 5
Rochelle Soloway; Valorie Falco

 
 

But How Do You Teach Writing?
Packed with practical ideas teachers and students can try instantly and experience immediate success with writing. The book is divided into three parts: Out of the Gate contains easy ideas to help you get started, More Reasons to Write shows you how to teach across genre, both fiction and nonfiction writing, and Refining Writing addresses everything you need to know about revision, grammar, punctuation, and assessment.
Grades K – 12
Kathryn Au; Cathy Cerveny; Barry Lane

 
 

Closing the Achievement Gap
To meet the instructional needs of the increasingly diverse students in today's middle and high schools, teachers must be more than content area specialists--they must also know how to teach reading. In this practical resource, two teachers share the research-based, classroom-tested techniques they've developed that allow you to teach reading strategies as you teach content.
Grades 6 – 12
Noah Borrero; Shawn Bird

 
 

Complete 4 for Literacy, The
This book provides an organizational framework, detailed models, lessons and practical support for mapping and building grade-specific curriculum across the school year through four major types of units of study—strategy, process, genre, and conventions—that integrate reading and writing.
Grades K – 5
Pam Allyn

 
 

Content-Rich Reading & Writing Workshop, The
By teaching reading and writing through content and by folding rich content into your reading and writing instruction, not only do you create more powerful and exciting learning experiences for your students—helping them learn more—you save time and become a more efficient and effective teacher.
Grades 4 – 8
Nancy Akhavan

 
 

Creating the Best Literacy Block Ever
Literacy scholar Maryann Manning together with Nationally Board Certified teachers Deborah Camp and Gayle Morrison bring new energy, efficiency, and effectiveness into the 60-90-minute literacy block with a flexible 3-part framework that supports intentional teaching, peer interactions, and independent engagement. The authors provide an in-depth explanation of the framework and devote separate chapters to showing what a literacy block looks like at each grade level, K–3.
Grades K – 3
Maryann Manning; Deborah Camp; Gayle Morrison

 
 

Critical Literacy: Enhancing Students' Comprehension of Text
Reading from a critical stance is a natural part of comprehension. It involves making connections between the text and the world, questioning the author and the text's purpose, and understanding how we are influenced by the text.
Grades 1 – 8
Glenn Devoogd; Maureen McLaughlin

 
 

Day-to-Day Assessment in the Reading Workshop
In this book, two seasoned teachers show how to set reading goals, assess students to ensure goals are being met, and carry out instruction. Stressing that there are many ways to determine where students are and just as many ways to determine where to take them, they give teachers the tools to make that journey.
Grades 3 – 6
Franki Sibberson; Karen Szymusiak

 
 

Differentiated Activities for Teaching Key Comprehension Skills: Grades 4 - 6
In this collection of standards-based activities, teachers find the leveled materials they need to differentiate comprehension instruction for the range of learners in their classes. Each activity set features a high-interest reading passage that students read independently. Companion activities target specific skills at three levels—below-level, on-level, and above-level.
Grades 4 – 6
Martin Lee; Marcia Miller

 
 

Differentiated Literacy Centers
Developing leveled materials and creating an organizational system to manage it all is an immense undertaking. In this comprehensive resource, veteran teacher and staff developer Margo Southall shares management tools along with hundreds of leveled activities that she has fine-tuned over the years.
Grades K – 3
Margo Southall

 
 

Differentiated Small-Group Reading Lessons
In this highly practical, research-based resource, veteran teacher Margo Southall demonstrates how to form groups based on students' reading goals instead of their reading levels, allowing teachers to target instruction based on specific needs. She includes "When/Then" charts that describe common student difficulties and links them to the appropriate lesson.
Grades K – 3
Margo Southall

 
 

Differentiating Instruction in Kindergarten
Planning Tips, Assessment Tools, Management Strategies, Multi-Leveled Centers, and Activities That Reach and Nurture Every Learner
Grades K – K
Cindy Middendorf

 
 

Differentiating Reading Instruction
Differentiated instruction—matching just-right instruction to the needs of each learner—is a powerful and effective way to help all students be successful. In this resource, reading expert, Laura Robb, invites you into her classroom so you can see differentiated reading instruction in action.
Grades 5 – 12
Loviah Aldinger; Laura Robb

 
 

Dont Speed. Read!
The author dispels the misinformation that has arisen about fluency since the National Reading Panel named it as a key element of reading and helps teachers explore and understand their role in supporting students who read with appropriate speed, accuracy, expression and comprehension.
Grades K – 5
Michael Opitz

 
 

English Language Learners
Two of the leading experts on English language learning show mainstream teachers in a variety of settings how to support language growth through content areas, organize curriculum around themes, draw on primary language and culture, emphasize meaningful reading and writing, and develop academic language.
Grades K – 12
David Freeman; Yvonne Freeman

 
 

English Learners in American Classrooms: 101 Questions, 101 Answers
The book provides a basic but comprehensive introduction that serves as a state-of-the-art guide to the field, using a straightforward Q&A format designed to focus sharply on the major issues, such as the research on effectiveness of various programs, and assessment and accountability for ELLs.
Grades K – 12
James Crawford; Stephen Krashen

 
 

Essential Strategies for Word Study
Students learn all about words, inside and out, as they sort and spell, harvest and map, define and design, investigate and analyze, decode and use words—all toward the aim of becoming more effective and efficient readers and writers.
Grades 2 – 8
Timothy Rasinski; Jerry Zutell

 
 

Fluency Lessons for the Overhead: Grades 4-6
This resource provides 15 lessons for modeling fluency using fun passages that kids will love to read and reread. Includes excerpts from the work of J.K. Rowling, Seymour Simon, Karen Hesse, and more!
Grades 4 – 6
Alyse Sweeney

 
 

Fluent Reader, The (2nd Edition)
Tim Rasinski’s groundbreaking book has been updated to include coverage of the latest research on fluency, teaching strategies based on that research, new classroom vignettes, and suggestions for using a variety of texts to teach fluency such as poetry, speeches, and monologues and dialogues. Includes DVD with clips showing the strategies in action.
Grades 1 – 8
Timothy Rasinski

 
 

Fresh Takes on Centers: Reading Comprehension
In this comprehensive resource, veteran teacher, reading specialist, and staff developer Mary Beth Allen shares her time-tested organizational tips and tools for easy-to-implement, research-based reading centers. Reproducible activity packets come complete with student directions, templates, record sheets, and graphic organizers to facilitate independent learning.
Grades 3 – 5
Mary Beth Allen

 
 

Grand Conversations - Updated Edition
This updated edition of a 1990 classic advocates the use of real books in a classroom context that places children's enjoyment and interpretation of literature at the center. New material includes a foreword by Shelley Harwayne and tributes to the book's influence by Stephanie Harvey, Lester Laminack, Frank Serafini, and Mary Glover. Assessment tools included.
Grades 2 – 6
Ralph Peterson; Maryann Eeds

 
 

Graphic Organizers
This is the definitive, easy-to-use, timesaving guide to using graphic organizers across the curriculum
Grades K – 8
Karen Bromley; Linda Irwin DeVitis; Marcia Modlo

 
 

Great Eight: Management Strategies for the Reading and Writing Classroom. The
Maximize your classroom productivity with management techniques that enhance student learning and achievement. Full-color photographs from three veteran teachers showcase eight easy-to-implement management strategies and dozens of innovative, practical ideas, each accompanied by the authors' explicit, easy-to-follow instructions.
Grades K – 2
Pam Allyn; Karen McNally; Jaime Margolies

 
 

Guided Reading in Grades 3-6
In this practical resource, veteran teacher Mary Schulman provides a step-by-step guide to guided reading in the intermediate grades. She demonstrates how to plan lessons, manage flexible groups, match students to texts, and use assessment to inform instruction.
Grades 3 – 6
Mary Browning Schulman

 
 

Improving Comprehension With Questioning the Author
In this fully revised and expanded edition of a classic, Isabel L. Beck and Margaret G. McKeown share their new findings on Questioning the Author, the approach that galvanized the research field to look at comprehension instruction in a new way.
Grades 3 – 8
Isabel Beck; Margaret McKeown

 
 

Improving Comprehension with Think-Aloud Strategies
Think aloud as you read from a novel, a textbook, or any other kind of book and watch your students become confident, fluent, readers!
Grades 3 – 8
Jeffrey Wilhelm

 
 

Independent Reading Activities That Keep Kids Learning. . . While You Teach Small Groups
This fantastic resource is just what teachers need - a treasury of ready-to-go activities kids use independently to build reading skills. Now a teacher can rest assured that the rest of the class is reading and learning while he or she meets with small groups
Grades 3 – 6
Susan Finney

 
 

Inside the Writing Traits Classroom
In these exciting lessons, primary students embrace the traits to improve their writing.
Grades K – 2
Ruth Culham

 
 

Interactive Comprehension Strategies
One of the hallmarks of an effective reading program is the energetic conversation that surrounds a text students are engaged in reading. Teachers can determine their students' comprehension of the text based on the kinds of questions students ask and the connections they build across text and to their own life stories. In this resource, Frank Serafini shares the strategies that he uses to maximize the effectiveness of these conversations.
Grades K – 8
Frank Serafini

 
 

Interactive Think-Aloud Lessons
In Interactive Think-Aloud Lessons, you will find a wealth of exciting classroom-tested lessons that will aid you in teaching the comprehension strategies--connect, predict/infer, question, summarize, monitor/clarify, and evaluate--through a variety of modalities.
Grades K – 5
Lori Oczkus

 
 

It's Not Complicated! What I Know for Sure About Helping Our Students of Color Become Successful Readers
The book showcases renowned educator Phyllis Hunter’s pivotal guidance for administrators, teachers, parents, and concerned citizens about how best to serve the literacy needs of students of color.
Grades K – 12
Phyllis C. Hunter

 
 

Just-Right Comprehension Mini-Lessons: Grades 2-3
This resource includes more than 50 research-based comprehension mini-lessons that will engage children and help teachers meet the standards.
Grades 2 – 3
Cheryl Sigmon

 
 

Just-Right Comprehension Mini-Lessons: Grades 4–6
This resource includes more than 50 research-based comprehension mini-lessons that will engage children and help teachers meet the standards.
Grades 4 – 6
Lisa Gilpin; Cheryl Sigmon

 
 

Keep the Rest of the Class Reading & Writing . . . While You Teach Small Groups
Sixty meaningful classroom-developed literature and writing activities keep students engaged while you direct instruction in small groups.
Grades 3 – 6
Susan Finney

 
 

Literacy Centers in Photographs
This unique resource is packed with full-color photographs to show you how to make your literacy centers the best they can be.
Grades K – 2
Nikki Campo-Stallone

 
 

Literacy Lessons to Help Kids Get Fit & Healthy
In this inspiring, breakthrough book, nationally respected educator and fitness expert Michael F. Opitz together with veteran teacher Jennifer Davis-Duerr share their secrets for combining literacy-rich, ready-to-use lessons with easy-to-implement fitness exercises.
Grades 1 – 6
Michael Opitz; Jennifer Davis-Duerr

 
 

Literature Is Back!
Organized by genre (picture books, traditional literature, modern fantasy, historical fiction, realistic fiction, poetry, and nonfiction), this book places quality children's literature at the heart of literacy teaching.
Grades 1 – 5
Carol J. Fuhler; Maria P. Walther

 
 

Moving Forward with Literature Circles
There's no better way to deepen students' comprehension and appreciation of books than with literature circles. However, it's not always easy to plan, manage, and evaluate them--until now.
Grades 3 – 6
Valerie Brown; Jennifer Pollack Day; Janet McLellan; Dixie Lee Spiegel

 
 

Nonfiction in Focus: A Comprehensive Framework for Helping Students Become Independent Readers and Writers of Nonfiction
Children's literature experts Janice Kristo and Rosemary Bamford show teachers how to choose nonfiction wisely and teach it wisely.
Grades K – 6
Rosemary A. Bamford; Janice Kristo

 
 

Nonfiction Passages With Graphic Organizers for Independent Practice: Grades 2-4
Get kids reading nonfiction with these 30 high-interest passages on topics such as animals, space, how things are made, and more. Comprehension questions, a graphic organizer, and a writing prompt accompany each selection, providing easily-graded, purposeful homework that's linked to the standards
Grades 2 – 4
Wiley Blevins; Alice Boynton

 
 

Note Taking Made Easy!
Knowing how to take effective notes is an essential skill students need to be successful. But teaching students this skill is often challenging, but Deana Hippie, an experienced teacher, has developed clear, research-based lessons that really work.
Grades 5 – & Up
Deana Hippie

 
 

Now I Get It! Teaching Struggling Readers to Make Sense of What They Read
In this comprehensive resource, veteran reading specialists Joan Lazar and Christine Vogel share eight key comprehension strategies together with ready-to-use lessons that they have fine-tuned over years of working with hundreds of struggling readers of all ages—from youngsters to adults.
Grades 2 – 6
Joan Lazar; Christine Vogel

 
 

Pam Allyn's Best Books for Boys
Get all boys reading with this extraordinary guide—chock-full of a wide range of must-read titles organized by interest, age, and development. With this resource in hand, you'll never again struggle to find the right book for even your most reluctant readers.
Grades K – 8
Pam Allyn

 
 

Partner Reading: A Way to Help All Readers Grow
This resource takes teachers inside Daley's book-loving, language-rich classroom to explore best-practice strategies for pairing students that help them become fluent, independent readers.
Grades 1 – 3
Allyson Daley

 
 

Planning & Managing Effective Reading Instruction Across the Content Areas
In our time-starved, standards-driven world, it's essential to make the most of every classroom minute. This research-based, practical guide shows teachers how to seamlessly integrate reading strategy instruction across the curriculum and across the day, so students use strategies in a purposeful way that makes the instruction stick.
Grades 3 – 8
Deborah Corpus; Ann Giddings

 
 

Poems for Teaching in the Content Areas
What happens when you pair one of the most vibrant, versatile children's poets with one of the best educators? 75 poems perfectly pitched to the needs of teachers, along with simple unique ideas for maximizing their teaching power before, during, and after learning.
Grades 4 – & Up
Laura Robb; J. Patrick Lewis

 
 

Principal's Guide to Literacy in the Elementary Classroom, The
Many principals are excellent leaders and managers, but feel less confident about their roles as curriculum leaders. This essential guide will help them with the most important area of learning that takes place in a school: literacy. Foreword by Gay Fawcett.
Grades K – 6
Autumn Tooms; Timothy Rasinski; Nancy Padak

 
 

Punctuation Tales
Mastering tricky mechanics is a snap with these humorous storybooks that teach kids everything they need to know about capitalization, exclamation points, question marks, commas, apostrophes, quotation marks, colons, abbreviations, and more!
Grades 2 – 5
Liza Charlesworth

 
 

QAR Now
QAR, Question Answer Relationships, is a powerful, research-based approach for improving reading comprehension that has been helping students become better readers for more than 20 years. Now, QAR's creator, Taffy Raphael and coauthors Kathy Au and Kathy Highfield, have written a comprehensive guide that reflects on two decades of classroom application and expands on the original thinking behind QAR.
Grades K – 8
Kathryn Au; Kathryn Highfield; Taffy E. Raphael

 
 

Reading IS Seeing
Picturing scenes, events, settings, characters, and ideas is essential to reading comprehension - but not all students know how to do it. In this amazing book, a noted educator shows teachers dozens of engaging, interactive techniques that turn reading into a highly visual, enjoyable experience for proficient and struggling readers alike.
Grades 4 – 12
Jeffrey Wilhelm

 
 

Reading Strategies That Work
Transform students from reluctant to effective, independent readers with strategies modeled in this practical book.
Grades 2 – 6
Laura Robb

 
 

Reading Strategies Toolkit: Nonfiction: Grades 4-5
Reading authority, Laura Robb, provides everything you need to teach key nonfiction strategies in this unique resource. It includes 9 full-color picture books, 9 teaching guides, 9 teaching transparencies, a professional book, as well as folders and a box to make storage easy. Each guide provides step-by-step lessons for teaching a key strategy using one of the picture books.
Grades 4 – 5
Laura Robb

 
 

Reading Strategy Lessons for Science & Social Studies
Mentor teacher and reading expert, Laura Robb, shares 15 practical, research-based lessons that teachers can use to help kids navigate the special demands of the text they encounter in science and social studies classes. Strategy lessons include building background knowledge, asking questions, visualizing, building vocabulary, synthesizing information, and much more. Includes management tips and student samples.
Grades K – 5
Laura Robb

 
 

Reading Zone,  The
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.
Grades K – 8
Nancie Atwell

 
 

Research-Based Reading Lessons for 4-6: Word Study, Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension
Based on current research and fine-tuned in 4-6 classrooms, these 25 lessons provide direct instruction as well as guided and independent practice activities that have been demonstrated to improve students reading skills.
Grades 4 – 6
Amy Homeyer; Maureen McLaughlin; Jennifer Sassaman

 
 

Retelling Strategies to Improve Comprehension
Boost students' comprehension by teaching them to retell. Motivating activities and easy-to-use props prompt students to identify literary elements, sequence events, recall details, categorize information, and more.
Grades 1 – 4
Darla Shaw

 
 

Revisiting The Reading Workshop: Management, Mini-Lessons, and Strategies
Barbara Orehovec and Marybeth Alley's fresh look at reading workshop shows teachers how to get the most out of this highly effective approach. Teaching reading strategies, building comprehension, exploring genre and literary elements, meeting the needs of every reader. . . the authors give teachers the keys to all this and more in their comprehensive book.
Grades 1 – 5
Marybeth Alley; Barbara Orehovec

 
 

Shared Reading for Today’s Classroom
Classroom dialogues and lessons show how to model key skills and strategies and make the reading process visible for students-for both fiction and nonfiction.
Grades K – 2
Carleen daCruz Payne

 
 

Spelling List and Word Study Resource Book, The
This book provides the word study lists teachers need. Not sure what spelling words to use? Look it up! Ready to teach Greek and Latin roots? You'll find handy lists and tips for teaching students how these roots influenced the English language.
Grades 1 – 6
Mary Jo Fresch; Aileen Wheaton

 
 

Strategies for Differentiating in the Content Areas
A master teacher-administrator team show how middle school teachers in ALL subject areas can reach ALL learners. Strayer and Strayer present eight surefire strategies teachers can use to a) provide assignment choices that motivate different kinds of learners and b) teach all students the content they need to know.
Grades 5 – & Up
Beverly Strayer; Troy Strayer

 
 

Stretching Students' Vocabulary
Research shows that a large vocabulary is vital for students' success with reading comprehension, standardized tests, and communication skills. Here, Karen Bromley offers a wealth of teacher-tested activities designed to help all learners master words.
Grades 3 – 8
Karen Bromley

 
 

Struggling Reader,  The  
Struggling readers need personalized, focused, and assessment-driven instruction. In other words, they need interventions that work. Cooper, Chard, and Kiger provide those interventions in this essential resource.
Grades K – 8
David J. Chard; J. David Cooper; Nancy D. Kiger

 
 

Systematic Word Study for Grades 4–6
Fun, fast, interactive lessons that engage students in word study and help them develop greater fluency in reading and writing. Activities teach and reinforce syllabication, prefixes and suffixes, commonly misspelled words, parts of speech, and more.
Grades 4 – 6
Cheryl Sigmon

 
 

Teaching Comprehension
A comprehensive, research-based resource that makes planning effective reading instruction manageable. The authors have designed a four-part framework that provides a structure for teaching strategies to build vocabulary, activate prior knowledge, strengthen comprehension, and extend learning. Includes planning guides, strategy lessons, student samples, assessments, and more than 50 graphic organizers on CD.
Grades K – 6
Loviah Aldinger; Eileen Carr; Judythe Patberg

 
 

Teaching Comprehension Strategies All Readers Need
For students to understand what they read, they need to be taught strategies good readers use. This book looks at two gifted teachers do just that.
Grades 2 – 5
Nicole Outsen; Stephanie Yulga

 
 

Teaching Comprehension With Questioning Strategies That Motivate Middle School Readers
Middle-school literacy expert Larry Lewin shares 12 questioning strategies that boost students' critical thinking and comprehension during and after reading. Easy to integrate into reading assignments in any content-area, these classroom-tested techniques help students engage in a dialogue with the text they're reading, improve their recall and understanding, and build a strong sense of purpose for reading.
Grades 5 – & Up
Larry Lewin

 
 

Teaching English Language Learners: Grades K-5
This book provides situations and issues that teachers may encounter when working with ELLs, and offers grade-level appropriate solutions, teaching approaches, and activities to address them. The book is framed around real questions from real teachers in the field and offers strategies related to oral communication, reading, writing, assessment, special need students, and home school issues.
Grades K – 5
Katharine Samway; Dorothy Taylor

 
 

Teaching Fluency Beyond the Primary Grades
Tougher vocabulary. Richly detailed descriptions. Sophisticated syntax. As texts become more challenging in the upper elementary grades, the fluency skills readers need become increasingly critical.
Grades 4 – 6
Majorie Madden; Jane Sullivan

 
 

Teaching Literary Elements With Picture Books
Two master teachers share 15 ready-to-use lessons for using engaging picture books to teach literary elements such as point of view, voice, irony, theme, metaphor, simile, and more. For each literary element, you'll find a clear definition; a detailed picture book-based lesson that incorporates before-, during-, and after-reading strategies; and writing and extension activities.
Grades 4 – 8
Susan Van Zile; Mary Napoli

 
 

Teaching Phonics & Word Study in the Intermediate Grades
Wiley Blevins explains how to teach intermediate level phonics with ease with this concise background in linguistics, ready made lessons for teaching phonics, syllabification and root words, extensive word lists, daily activities and games, and more.
Grades 3 – 8
Wiley Blevins

 
 

Teaching Reading Beyond the Primary Grades
With this book, Marjorie Lipson bridges the gap between reading in the primary grades, where students receive daily explicit instruction and guided reading, and reading in middle school, where they must read many genres independently, with understanding. Grounded in Lipson's research in intermediate classrooms, the book provides a blueprint for planning and delivering instruction in word recognition, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension.
Grades 3 – 6
Marjorie Lipson

 
 

Teaching Reading With Think Aloud Lessons
With this giant flip chart, you can teach comprehension to your whole class or small groups with ease and impact.
Grades 4 – 6
Laura Robb

 
 

Teaching Reading: A Complete Resource for Grades 4 and Up
This 3-ring binder from reading expert Laura Robb is the comprehensive resource for research-based reading instruction. In it, Robb has compiled classroom-tested lessons and strategies that help students activate prior knowledge, monitor comprehension, make inferences, write in response to fiction and nonfiction texts, and so much more.
Grades 4 – 12
Laura Robb

 
 

Teaching Reading: A Differentiated Approach
This 3-ring binder from reading expert Laura Robb is the comprehensive resource for research-based reading instruction. In it, Robb has compiled classroom-tested lessons and strategies that help students activate prior knowledge, monitor comprehension, make inferences, write in response to fiction and nonfiction texts, and so much more.
Grades 4 – 12
Laura Robb

 
 

Teaching Smarter With the Brain in Focus
Our brains work best under optimal conditions—we think more creatively, we absorb information quickly, and we produce better work. So how do we create those conditions in a classroom setting to help all of our students achieve? This guide shows teachers how to use simple research-supported strategies in any lesson to improve students' engagement, productivity, and capacity to learn.
Grades 3 – 8
Sarah Armstrong

 
 

Teaching Students to Read Nonfiction: Grades 2-4
Teachers can help students read any kind of nonfiction with these easy lessons that introduce key nonfiction elements. Colorful transparencies present maps, graphs, diagrams, time lines and other nonfiction text features.
Grades 2 – 4
Wiley Blevins; Alice Boynton

 
 

Teaching Students to Read Nonfiction: Grades 4 and Up
Help students tackle the textbook with 15 lessons that introduce key nonfiction elements. Colorful transparencies present maps, graphs, diagrams, time lines and other nonfiction text features
Grades 4 – 8
Wiley Blevins; Alice Boynton

 
 

Teaching Teens and Reaping Results in a Wi-Fi, Hip-Hop, Where-Has-All-the-Sanity-Gone World
How do you prepare teens for the world filled with jobs, technologies, and challenges that don't even yet exist? Take a pull-no-punches, inspirational trip inside the classroom of Three-Time Teacher of the Year award winner and celebrated young adult novelist Alan Lawrence Sitomer.
Grades 6 – 12
Alan Sitomer

 
 

Teaching Text Structures: A Key to Nonfiction Reading Success
Two professors share their research-based, field-tested approach for helping students identify and analyze the most common expository text structures in order to better comprehend the nonfiction they read.
Grades 4 – 6
Sue Dymock; Tom Nicholson

 
 

Teaching the Information Generation
Strategies for Helping Primary Readers Understand the Fact-Filled Texts They Encounter Throughout Their School Years
Grades K – 3
Vicki Benson-Castagna

 
 

Teaching Vocabulary Through Differentiated Instruction With Leveled Graphic Organizers
Strategy lessons with ready-to-use graphic organizers at three levels (introductory, intermediate, and challenging) help all students learn new vocabulary and save planning time.
Grades 4 – 8
Mary McMackin; Nancy L. Witherell

 
 

Teaching Writing in Mixed-Language Classrooms
As classrooms become more and more diverse, teachers are faced with the challenge of meeting the needs of all their students—both English-speaking students and English Language Learners. Teaching writing is especially challenging in these mixed-language classrooms. In this book, a national literacy leader offers a variety of techniques for teaching writing that will motivate all students, while also providing ELLs with the supports they need.
Grades K – 5
Joanne Yatvin

 
 

Teaching Young Writers to Craft Realistic Fiction
Seasoned writing teacher Jenny Mechem Bender echoes what most primary teachers already know: our young students long to write fiction! And with just enough detailed, step-by-step instructional support—across eight stages of a complete Realistic Fiction Unit of Study together with mentor texts and formative assessment—Bender demonstrates how our youngest writers can craft realistic fiction with meaning, focus, and detail as they consider voice, audience and the power of language.
Grades K – 3
Jenny Mechem Bender

 
 

The ABCs of Emergent Literacy
This dynamic video from early literacy expert Nell Duke presents simple strategies that can boost children’s early reading and writing skills when their brains are primed to absorb new language learning! Filmed in exemplary child-care settings, this video gives you a visual tour of environments that enhance young children’s awareness of print and provide rich opportunities to interact with letters and sounds.
Grades PreK – Prek
V. Susan Bennett-Armistead; James Blasingame; Nell K. Duke; Annie Moses

 
 

The Complete Year in Reading and Writing: Grade 3
Provides a detailed curricular calendar that's tied to a developmental continuum and the standards so you'll know not only what you should be teaching, but what your students are ready to embrace and what you can reasonably expect of them as successful readers and writers.
Grades 3 – 3
Pam Allyn; Abi Gotthelf

 
 

The Complete Year in Reading and Writing: Grade 4
Provides a detailed curricular calendar that's tied to a developmental continuum and the standards so you'll know not only what you should be teaching, but what your students are ready to embrace and what you can reasonably expect of them as successful readers and writers.
Grades 4 – 4
Pam Allyn; Laurie Pastore

 
 

The Complete Year in Reading and Writing: Grade 5
Provides a detailed curricular calendar that's tied to a developmental continuum and the standards so you'll know not only what you should be teaching, but what your students are ready to embrace and what you can reasonably expect of them as successful readers and writers.
Grades 5 – 5
Pam Allyn; Laurie Pastore

 
 

The Fluent Reader in Action: PreK - 4
Fluency is essential for comprehension, but how exactly do you teach it? From Readers Theater and Repeated Reading of Song Lyrics to Poetry Podcasts and Fluency Masterpiece Galleries, you'll see how teachers from all over the country have incorporated effective fluency practice into their literacy instruction.
Grades PreK – 4
Timothy Rasinski; Gay Fawcett; Kristin Lems; Robert Ackland

 
 

The Next Step in Guided Reading
Teachers facing the challenge of meeting the diverse reading needs of students will find the structure and tools they need in Jan Richardson's powerful approach to guided reading. Richardson has identified the essential components of an effective guided reading lesson: targeted assessments, data analysis that pinpoints specific strategies students need, and the use of guided writing to support the reading process.
Grades K – 8
Jan Richardson

 
 

Unwrapping the Read Aloud
With this book and DVD, Laminack invites you to join him in an effort to reclaim the read aloud for students as one of the most potent instructional moments of the school day. To get the most from our read alouds and make every aspect of reading aloud intentional, he believes that we must be as thoughtful in our planning for the read aloud as we are when selecting manipulatives for mathematics.
Grades K – 5
Lester Laminack

 
 

Using Picture Books to Teach Comprehension Strategies
Reading teacher and children's literature authority Joanne Zimny presents 30 model lessons that teach children to become strategic readers.
Grades 2 – 5
Joanne M. Zimny

 
 

Using Picture Books to Teach Writing With the Traits
Using high-quality picture books as models for writing is not a new concept. But using them to help students apply the traits of writing-ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, conventions, and presentation-is.
Grades 3 – 8
Ruth Culham

 
 

Visual Tools for Differentiating Content Area Instruction
Visual tools expert Roger Essley shows how to engage even the most reluctant learners in reading content area texts and absorbing the information and ideas they need to succeed in school and beyond.
Grades 3 – 8
Roger Essley

 
 

Visual Tools for Differentiating Reading & Writing Instruction
Discover how visual tools that make ideas more accessible help students at all levels make giant strides in composing stories and revising them, taking notes on difficult text, remembering and retelling complex stories, and mastering content knowledge.
Grades 3 – 8
Linda Rief; Roger Essley; Amy Levy Rocci

 
 

Vocabulary-Enriched Classroom, The
A student's ability to read depends largely on the size and quality of his or her vocabulary. However, despite that fact, vocabulary instruction has not evolved to the same degree as instruction in word recognition, comprehension, and other areas of literacy.
Grades 3 – 12
Cathy Collins Block; John N. Mangieri

 
 

Week-by-Week Homework for Building Reading Comprehension & Fluency: Grades 3-6
Can a once-a-week homework activity really boost reading fluency and comprehension? Yes!
Grades 3 – 6
Mary Rose

 
 

Why We Teach
Award-winning teacher Linda Alston strives to help educators generate their own joy, passion, creativity, and love of their profession. The readers will find peace and inspiration as Alston helps them realize what a difference their teaching makes for children and their families.
Grades K – 12
Linda Alston

 
 

Word-Conscious Classroom, The
Want to guarantee that students are learning rich vocabulary all day, everyday—and, by doing this, improving their reading and writing? In this lively, research-based book, based on successful classroom practice, the authors offer dozens of strategies, mini-lessons, units, and activities that increase students' exposure to and appreciation of sophisticated language.
Grades 2 – 6
Judith A. Scott; Bonnie J. Skobel; Jan Wells

 
 

Writing Lessons for the Interactive Whiteboard
These easy, step-by-step lessons show teachers how to use the interactive whiteboard to engage students in learning excellent writing craft techniques with models of strong writing. Expert writing teacher Lola Schaefer covers all the essentials--organizing, setting a strong focus, writing convincing leads, and more!
Grades 5 – & Up
Lola Schaefer

 
 

Your Best Year Yet! A Guide to Purposeful Planning & Effective Classroom Organization
Teachers will breathe easier and stress less with this collection of surefire strategies for classroom management. In practical language, Wolfe explains how to plan more effectively and better manage time, materials, and kids.
Grades 3 – 5
Shoshana Wolfe

 
 

Your Classroom Library: New Ways to Give It More Teaching Power
This helpful guide contains great teacher-tested and research-based strategies for organizing and using your library to increase students' reading achievement
Grades K – 6
Parker Fawson; Ray Reutzel

 
 

Your Core Reading Program & Children's Literature: Grades 4–6
Through this pragmatic approach to core reading programs and literature-based instruction teachers are offered opportunities to effectively use both to enhance their students' literacy instruction and learning.
Grades 4 – 6
Diane Barone; Suzette Youngs

 
 

Your Core Reading Program & Children's Literature: Grades K-3
Through this pragmatic approach to core reading programs and literature-based instruction teachers are offered opportunities to effectively use both to enhance their students' literacy instruction and learning.
Grades K – 3
Diane Barone; Suzette Youngs

 
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