Browse Books & More by Curriculum: Reading: Primary Grades
 

10 Easy Writing Lessons That Get Kids Ready for Writing Assessments
Teach students to write effectively and raise test scores at the same time. Easy, sequential lessons mirror the exercises found on state performance assessments.
Grades 3 – 6
Mary Rose

 
 

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 Independent Math Learning Centers
Meet the needs of every student with these ready-to-use centers that provide essential math practice. While students work independently at their own pace, teachers can meet with small groups to provide enrichment or reteaching
Grades K – 2
Deborah Wirth

 
 

35 Rubrics & Checklists to Assess Reading and Writing
Take control and help students meet the current state and school standards in reading and writing with grade-appropriate, classroom-tested-rubrics and self-assessment checklists. Reproducible forms cover reading and listening comprehension, story-character analysis, essays, letters, and more.
Grades K – 2
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

 
 

Assessments for Differentiating Reading Instruction
Timely assessments are key to effectively differentiating instruction. This practical resource from reading expert Laura Robb contains more than 50 easy-to-use assessments, including reading strategy checklists, reading interest surveys, tiered task evaluation forms, conference forms, self-evaluations, and more.
Grades 4 – 8
Laura Robb

 
 

Beyond Morning Message
Use a Marvelous Monday letter to teach long vowels or pen a note about pepperoni pizza to reinforce estimation skills. Students will love reading customized letters that make learning fun.
Grades K – 2
Valerie Schiffer-Danoff

 
 

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: A Systematic Approach
Two seasoned teachers share their classroom-tested lessons and strategies that build young readers’ stamina so they can read independently for up to 50 minutes, giving them the extensive reading practice all budding readers need.
Grades 1 – 3
Linda Lee; Mary Haymond

 
 

Check-in Assessments for Differentiated Lessons
These 30 classroom-tested mini-assessments gauge students’ background knowledge at the beginning of a lesson or evaluate what they’ve learned at the end. Highly motivating formats like Alphabet Activator and Incredible Shrinking Summary require little preparation and actively engage students, priming their brains to retain and process key information and ideas.
Grades 5 – & Up
Beverly Strayer; Troy Strayer

 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 

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 2 - 3
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.
Grades 2 – 3
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 Assessment in the Reading Workshop
This resource is for teachers who need fast, efficient ongoing assessment to reach all of their primary readers. The authors provide strategies for streamlining conferences, pinpointing students' strengths and needs, and teaching to help students meet grade-level language arts goals. 144 pages + resource CD.
Grades K – 2
Karin Ma; Nicole Taylor

 
 

Differentiating Reading Instruction for Success With RTI
Margo Southall shares her classroom-tested tools for differentiating reading instruction within an RTI framework: assessment strategies; when-then charts describing a menu of intervention options; targeted lessons and interventions in word recognition, fluency, and comprehension; techniques for forming and managing small groups; guidelines and practical tips for implementing Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions, and so much more.
Grades K – 3
Margo Southall

 
 

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

 
 

Every Child a Reader
In her classroom, Coffin has found that integrating reading instruction and poetry maximizes every kindergartner's opportunity to succeed at decoding and comprehending text. The strong rhythms, the rhyming patterns, the repetition of words and phrases, the enticing sounds of language, and the small, fresh, meaningful stories engage her students.
Grades K – 2
Helene Coffin

 
 

Exceeding the Standards
You don't need to give up what you know about best practice to address your state's standards! Margaret Moustafa shows you how you can not only meet but exceed the standards by aligning your state standards with such research-proven best practices as the read aloud, shared and guided reading and writing, reading and writing workshop, literature circles, directed reading and thinking activity, language experience, and reader's theater.
Grades K – 5
Margaret Moustafa

 
 

Fast Start for Early Readers
This simple, research-proven early intervention program builds reading proficiency, word recognition, and overall comprehension.
Grades K – 2
Timothy Rasinski; Nancy Padak

 
 

Fast Start: Getting Ready to Read
Help young children develop their reading fluency, word recognition, and overall comprehension with this easy-to-use early intervention program that takes only ten minutes each night! Parents and children engage in repeated reading of poems, and then they complete a quick, skill-building activity.
Grades PreK – K
Timothy Rasinski; Nancy Padak

 
 

Fluency Lessons for the Overhead: Grades 2-3
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 Jack Prelutsky, Seymour Simon, Paul Janeczko, Robert Munsch, Jane Yolen, and more!
Grades 2 – 3
Alyse Sweeney

 
 

Fluency Strategies for Struggling Readers
This must-have collection of fluency-building strategies from a reading specialist target and remedy common problems of struggling readers. Each lesson guides teachers step-by-step through introducing and modeling the strategy and providing engaging independent practice.
Grades 1 – 3
Marcia Delany

 
 

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

 
 

Grammar Study
Asking students to memorize the rules of grammar is of limited value; on the other hand, helping them understand the power of grammar from the inside out has the potential to transform their writing—and develop their lifelong love affair with language. A brilliant writer herself, Janet Angellilo shows you how to teach your students all the essential skills they need related to grammar through a deeply engaging inquiry study of grammar.
Grades 3 – 6
Janet Angelillo

 
 

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

 
 

Guided Reading: Making It Work
Learn how to manage flexible groups, match books to student needs, incorporate phonics, and more. Two experienced teachers share tips on how to make guided reading work in any classroom.
Grades K – 3
Carleen daCruz Payne; Mary Browning Schulman

 
 

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: Grade 1
This resource includes more than 50 research-based comprehension mini-lessons that will engage children and help teachers meet the standards.
Grades 1 – 1
Cheryl Sigmon

 
 

Kindergarten Literacy
Meet the needs of each kindergartner during whole-class, small-group, and individual instruction by using these easy reading and writing assessments. Learn how teachers have used these assessments to group children as: Readers, Almost Readers, and Letters and Sounds kids for more targeted teaching
Grades K – K
Anne McGill-Franzen

 
 

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

 
 

Making Word Walls Work
Use Word Walls effectively and efficiently to build students' reading and writing skills. Weekly lessons and routines show how to introduce and review words all year long.
Grades K – 2
Judy Lynch

 
 

Managing Independent Reading: Effective Classroom Routines
Teach young children what good readers do with this collection of mini-lessons, routines, and activities that reinforce key reading skills throughout the year and build independence.
Grades K – 2
Deborah Diffily; Charlotte Sassman

 
 

Month-by-Month Reading Instruction for the Differentiated Classroom
Veteran teachers Maria Walther and Katherine Phillips share their comprehensive approach to teaching reading in the K-2 classroom. A menu of mini-lessons for the first 25 days of school help teachers establish routines and introduce reading habits and behaviors. A month-by-month chart organizes a year’s worth of mini-lessons in self-monitoring and decoding skills, comprehension strategies, vocabulary development, writing about reading, and genre awareness.
Grades K – 2
Maria P. Walther; Katherine Phillips

 
 

New Essentials for Teaching Reading in PreK-2
Find out why and how to integrate the "new essentials" of reading - comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency - into primary classrooms in this easy-to-navigate, research-based book.
Grades PreK – 2
Anna Lyon; Paula Moore

 
 

New Kindergarten: Teaching Reading, Writing & More, The
Come into Connie's kindergarten classroom and learn how to plan literacy-rich learning experiences all year long. This complete resource includes activities to build phonemic awareness and phonics skills, mini-lessons on shared reading and writing, and learning-filled morning messages and meetings.
Grades PreK – K
Constance Leuenberger

 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 

Pairing Fiction & Nonfiction
Reading expert, Deanne Camp, shows how matching two high-interest books-one fiction and one nonfiction-on the same topic can boost students' engagement and comprehension in any subject area.
Grades 3 – 5
Deanne Camp

 
 

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

 
 

Phonemic Awareness Activities for Early Reading Success
Phonemic awareness - the understanding that words are made up of sounds - is essential to a child's early reading success. With this book, children gain this awareness through engaging, easy-to-teach activities by Wiley Blevins.
Grades K – 2
Wiley Blevins

 
 

Phonics from A to Z (2nd Edition)
This revised and updated edition summarizes the current research on phonics and offers more than 50 pages of practical suggestions for making phonics instruction come alive in the primary classroom. Includes special sections on meeting the needs of struggling readers and English language learners, speed drill forms and fluency routines, ready-to-use lessons, word lists, games, learning center ideas, and a comprehensive index.
Grades K – 3
Wiley Blevins

 
 

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

 
 

Readers Theater for Building Fluency
Jo Worthy provides an in-depth look at Readers Theater, a fun and effective technique for building students' fluency. It also enhances students' comprehension, increases their vocabulary, and fuels their desire to read.
Grades 3 – 6
Jo Worthy

 
 

Reading & Writing Informational Text in the Primary Grades
Increasingly, research supports the importance of teaching children to read and write informational text, but few resources show us how to do it well. This book fills that gap. The authors explain why it's important to weave informational text into the primary curriculum.
Grades K – 3
V. Susan Bennett-Armistead; Nell K. Duke

 
 

Reading and Writing in Kindergarten: A Practical Guide
This practical guide to teaching literacy in kindergarten is based on the premise that "students can manage higher and more specific goals than those of the traditional kindergarten program."
Grades PreK – K
Rosalie Franzese

 
 

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 K-3: Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary and Comprehension
Build a strong foundation for reading success! Based on current research and fine-tuned in K-3 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 K – 3
Leslie Fisher; Maureen McLaughlin

 
 

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

 
 

Step-by-Step Assessment Guide to Code Breaking
A classroom-based, child-centered assessment for tracking step-by-step progress in reading, writing, and spelling with reproducible assessment forms. The assessment guide and DVD show you how to easily identify a child's phase of development, set reasonable expectations for growth, and select from the instructional techniques Gentry provides to best help every student become a successful reader and writer.
Grades PreK – 2
Richard Gentry

 
 

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 Grade 1
Fun, fast, interactive lessons that teach print and language concepts while helping students develop greater fluency in reading and writing. Activities teach and reinforce phonemic awareness, letter-sound correspondence, blending and segmenting sounds, syllabication, rhymes, high frequency words and more.
Grades 1 – 1
Cheryl Sigmon

 
 

Systematic Word Study for Grades 2–3
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, onsets and rhymes, prefixes and suffixes, high frequency words, parts of speech, and more.
Grades 2 – 3
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 for Comprehension in Reading, Grades K-2
Teach children to read deeply with the help of this powerful new book by members of Ohio State University's Literacy Collaborative. The first part discusses the strategies and structures readers need to comprehend text-and the changes those readers experience as they move up the primary grades. The second part shows strategy instruction in action, in real classrooms, by master teachers. The third part focuses on how planning, organization, and management support instruction.
Grades K – 2
Gay Pinnell; Patricia L. Scharer

 
 

Teaching Reading and Writing With Word Walls
Integrate word walls into your daily literacy activities! Sample lessons, including photos of real classrooms, show you how to add to the walls each week, drawing words from poems, nursery rhymes, morning message and more to keep them fresh.
Grades K – 2
Janiel Wagstaff

 
 

Teaching Reading Strategies in the Primary Grades
Put students on the road to reading with this clear and concise guide to teaching reading strategies to young learners. The irresistible lessons and activities introduce and model key strategies.
Grades K – 5
Bette Bergeron; Melody Bradbury-Wolff

 
 

Teaching Reading: Differentiated Instruction With Leveled Graphic Organizers (Grades 1-3)
Help every primary reader build comprehension skills with graphic organizers designed at three levels of challenge. Each of the 15 model lessons in this book is paired with three ready-to-use organizers that support a range of learners.
Grades 1 – 3
Mary McMackin; Nancy L. Witherell

 
 

Teaching the Essentials of Reading With Picture Books
Teachers can build a strong reading foundation with these 15 lessons that use engaging picture books to teach essential skills. Help students identify phonemes in Some Smug Slug and model phrasing and intonation with The Wind Blew-kids will love revisiting read-alouds to explore the sounds, rhythm, and meaning of language.
Grades K – 2
Alyse Sweeney

 
 

Teaching Vocabulary: Differentiated Instruction With Leveled Graphic Organizers (Grades 1-3)
Help every primary learner build a strong vocabulary with graphic organizers designed at three levels of challenge. Each of the 15 model lessons in this book is paired with three ready-to-use student pages that support a range of learners.
Grades 1 – 3
Mary McMackin; Nancy L. Witherell

 
 

Teaching With Favorite Read-Alouds in First Grade
Each grade-perfect resource includes fifty must-have books with lessons and activities that build skills in vocabulary, comprehension, and more!
Grades 1 – 1
Susan Lunsford

 
 

Teaching With Favorite Read-Alouds in Kindergarten
Each grade-perfect resource includes fifty must-have books with lessons and activities that build skills in vocabulary, comprehension, and more!
Grades K – K
Susan Lunsford

 
 

Teaching With Favorite Read-Alouds in Second Grade
Each grade-perfect resource includes fifty must-have books with lessons and activities that build skills in vocabulary, comprehension, and more!
Grades 2 – 2
Susan Lunsford

 
 

The Complete Year in Reading and Writing: Grade 1
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 1 – 1
Pam Allyn; Jaime Margolies

 
 

The Complete Year in Reading and Writing: Grade 2
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 2 – 2
Pam Allyn; Patty Vitale-Reilly

 
 

The Complete Year in Reading and Writing: Kindergarten
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 K – K
Pam Allyn; Karen McNally

 
 

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 Name Walls to Teach Reading and Writing
Veteran teacher Janiel Wagstaff shows how to harness the power of children's names to teach key reading and writing skills. ABC Name Walls jumpstart lessons on letter-sound correspondence, identifying beginning, middle, and ending sounds, and blending and segmenting sounds.
Grades K – 2
Janiel Wagstaff

 
 

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

 
 

Week-by-Week Homework for Building Reading Comprehension & Fluency: Grade 1
In this follow-up to the best-selling Week-by-Week Homework for Building Reading Comprehension and Fluency, Mary Rose has selected short readings perfect for first graders. Kids take these home with the companion comprehension activity and practice reading with the support of a grown-up.
Grades 1 – 1
Mary Rose

 
 

Week-by-Week Homework for Building Reading Comprehension & Fluency: Grades 2-3
In this follow-up to the best-selling Week-by-Week Homework for Building Reading Comprehension and Fluency, Mary Rose has selected short passages perfect for second and third graders. Kids take these home with the companion comprehension activity and practice reading with the support of a grown-up
Grades 2 – 3
Mary Rose

 
 

Word Learning, Word Making, Word Sorting: 50 Lessons for Success
Judy Lynch shares her most successful word work lessons, perfect for guided reading, shared reading, interactive writing, and whole-group instruction
Grades K – 2
Judy Lynch

 
 

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

 
 

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 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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