Browse Books & More by Curriculum: Reading: Middle School & Higher

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 5-8
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 5 – 8
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


35 Must-Have Assessment & Record-Keeping Forms for Reading
This collection of essential, indispensable forms for guiding meaningful reading instruction includes reading strategy checklists, self-evaluation forms, reading conference forms, response journal rubrics, and more.
Grades 4 – 8
Laura Robb


50 Reproducible Strategy Sheets That Build Comprehension During Independent Reading
The 50 interactive strategy sheets in this book help students use key reading strategies, including setting purposes for reading, making predictions, inferring information, identifying main ideas, and so much more.
Grades 4 – 8
Anina Robb


75 Language Arts Assessment Tools
You're sure to find exactly what you need in this extensive resource. The rubrics, checklists, rating sheets, evaluation forms, and other easy-to-use tools help teachers assess student achievement in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. In addition, there are sheets for evaluating specific work products, such as summaries, editorials, oral presentations, and many others.
Grades 5 – 8
Mary Sullivan


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


Action Strategies for Deepening Comprehension
Energize students before, during, and after reading with deepening reading strategies such as inferring, prior knowledge, visualizing, making connections, and more.
Grades 4 – 12
Jeffrey Wilhelm


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 Literacy Through Classroom Discussion
This book shows teachers how to facilitate discussions where students share rich, defensible interpretations of literature and solid, reasoned, understandings of any concepts under study. Based on the authors' extensive research in middle schools, it describes why discussion-based instruction is crucial to achievement, and then shows you how to introduce and sustain discussions.
Grades 5 – 8
Eija Rougle; Marion Adler


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


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


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


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


Engaging Readers & Writers With Inquiry
What makes a good relationship? Is it ever permissible to lie? Reframing our units and lessons with questions such as these makes learning more exciting for students. Wilhelm debunks the myth that teaching through inquiry is hard.
Grades 4 – 12
Jeffrey Wilhelm


English Language Learners
Support English language learners with comprehensive, research-based programs that will build vocabulary, content-area knowledge, and confidence as they transition to English instruction.
Grades K – 12
David Freeman; Yvonne Freeman


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


Fresh Takes on Teaching Literary Elements
Bring new power and purpose to the study of literature with innovative tools and strategies that deepen students' understanding of literary elements and help them apply that understanding to their reading as well as their writing.
Grades 6 – & Up
Jeffrey Wilhelm; Michael Smith


Grammar Lessons You'll Love to Teach
A motivating way to teach grammar in middle school and beyond. Lively lessons teach parts of speech, parts of sentences, tricky homonyms, and more. Students create a Personal Skills Record to monitor their errors and guide their proofreading.
Grades 6 – 12
Cathleen Greenwood; Ruth Story


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


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


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


Making Sense of History
Myra Zarnowski breaks the mold on traditional instruction by providing guidelines for building students' understanding of, and excitement for, history. She demonstrates how to use high-quality literature and hands-on experiences to help students not only to grasp the facts, but also to make sense of the facts.
Read Reviews: School Library Journal; Tricotomania
Grades 3 – 12
Myra Zarnowski


Nonfiction Passages With Graphic Organizers for Independent Practice: Grades 4 and Up
Teachers will get kids reading nonfiction with these 30 high-interest passages on topics such as survival in space, natural disasters, famous Americans, 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 4 – 12
Wiley Blevins; Alice Boynton


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


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


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 Response That Really Matters to Middle Schoolers
Help for teachers of disengaged middle school readers is here! This innovative collection of strategies and activities draws on middle schoolers' desire to "be heard" by placing them in the position of reviewer, editor, and critic of their reading assignments.
Grades 5 – 9
Larry Lewin


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


Scholastic Read-Aloud Anthology
You'll reach for this collection of kid-pleasing read alouds again and again. Each short selection will grab kids' attentions, build vocabulary, as well as comprehension, listening, and high-level thinking skills.
Grades 5 – 8
Janet Allen; Patrick Daley


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


Teacher's Essential Guide Series: Content Area Reading, The
The Teacher's Essential Guide to Content Area Reading leads the reader through Burke's teaching strategies, which draw from a combination of research and Jim's own experience as a public school teacher. He includes invaluable techniques to improve student reading as well as guidelines for explicit comprehension instruction--which strategies to use, when to use them, and how to use them with a variety of texts.
Grades 6 – 12
Jim Burke


Teacher's Essential Guide Series: Effective Instruction, The
For the busy teacher on-the-run, veteran teacher Jim Burke has created The Teacher's Essential Guide series, a collection of slender, quick-read guides that offers you targeted solutions to your most pressing instructional needs: how to build motivation, use meaningful assessment to monitor student learning and assign grades, create purposeful homework, use technology in ways that enhance learning, teach essential study skills, learn breakthrough grouping strategies, and create lessons that engage all students.
Grades 6 – 12
Jim Burke


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 English Language Learners: Grades 6-12
This book provides situations and issues that teachers may encounter when working with ELL's, and offers grade-level appropriate solutions, teaching approaches and activities to address them.
Grades 6 – 12
Katharine Samway; Dorothy Taylor


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 Reading in Middle School (2nd Edition)
In this completely revised and updated edition of a best-selling classic, master teacher Laura Robb draws on current research and her most recent classroom experiences with students all over the country, to present abundant new material, including fresh literacy vignettes that showcase lessons and learning experiences.
Grades 5 – & Up
Laura Robb


Teaching Reading in Social Studies, Science, and Math
Help Students read and engage with textbooks, and navigate the special demands of any nonfiction text structure. Master teacher Laura Robb shares dozens of strategy lessons to use before, during and after reading.
Grades 3 – 12
Laura Robb


Teaching Reading Through Differentiated Instruction with Leveled Graphic Organizers
Build reading comprehension skills - and reach every learner - with graphic organizers and activity sheets you can use for any book.
Grades 4 – 8
Mary McMackin; Nancy L. Witherell


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 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 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


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


Workshops That Work!
Sequential mini-lessons for the first 30 days help teachers easily establish the instructional routines of an effective reading and writing workshop. Teachers will learn how and when to introduce key topics, what to say, how to model writing, connect writing to engaging literature, and move students' writing and reading abilities forward throughout the year
Grades 4 – 8
Sarah Buxton; Kirsten Widmer


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

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