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100 Essential Forms for New Teachers
Finally, a one-stop resource for all the forms a teacher needs. From beginning-of-the-year checklists and customizable record-keeping forms to lesson-planning templates, this resource is packed with reproducibles teachers use to gather information about students, plan instruction, document students' progress, teach content, and communicate with parents.
Grades K – 5
Linda Ward Beech

 
 

130 FAQs and Practical Answers From Scholastic's Teacher Helpline
This reassuring resource contains dozens and dozens of frequently asked questions about everyday teaching issues—collected from Scholastic's Teacher Helpline. A mentor teacher answers a broad range of questions with a voice that is equal parts patient colleague, encouraging mom, and enthusiastic cheerleader.
Grades K – 6
Ruth Manna

 
 

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

 
 

4 Keys to Successful Classroom Management: PD Binder
Through an engaging watch-and-discuss format, Kelly Bergman, a master of classroom organization and management, helps teachers build skills in four areas essential to teaching and learning success: organization and time management, routines and behavior management, instructional planning, and positive parent communication.
Grades 1 – 5
Kelly Bergman

 
 

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

 
 

All About ADHD
Linda Pfiffner has revised and updated her best-selling guide to teaching students with ADHD in the mainstream classroom. This rich resource will support you as you support your students with ADHD, so that all students in your classroom can experience success.
Grades K – 8
Linda J. Pfiffner

 
 

Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Mainstream Classroom
This engaging and informative book gives you the knowledge you need to understand students with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and the strategies you can use to help them succeed in school.
Grades K – 6
Barbara L. Boroson

 
 

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

 
 

Brain-Based Strategies to Reach Every Learner
An indispensable guide to brain-based learning. Diane Connell summarizes current brain research and discusses the implications for the classroom.
Grades 1 – 6
J. Diane Connell

 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 

Comprehension Strategies for English Language Learners
With this collection of research-based—and practical—strategies, mainstream classroom teachers can help ease the academic challenges English language learners often face by harnessing the opportunities provided by learning language in a meaningful context.
Grades 4 – 12
Margaret Bouchard

 
 

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

 
 

Developing Students' Multiple Intelligences
Are your students word smart? Math smart? People Smart? Tap into students' diverse intelligences and enrich lesson plans with this helpful resource.
Grades K – 8
Kristen Nicholson-Nelson

 
 

Differentiated Instruction: Making It Work
How does a teacher meet the needs of all learners amid the realities of day-to-day teaching? Patti Drapeau shows us how in this practical book. She offers several strategies, including pacing instruction, varying the depth of content, widening or narrowing the breadth of topics, and altering the complexity of questions.
Grades 3 – 6
Patti Drapeau

 
 

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 Math Learning Centers
In this book, veteran teacher Deborah Wirth shares her teaching and management tips for keeping the rest of the class engaged in meaningful work while you meet with small guided math groups.
Grades K – 2
Deborah Wirth

 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 

Differentiation in Action
Judith Dodge effectively blends her years of experience and the latest research on differentiated instruction to provide teachers with innovative tools that generate immediate impact on classroom teaching and learning.
Grades 4 – 12
Judith Dodge

 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 

Fresh Takes on Centers: Writing
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 writing 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

 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 

Integrating Test Prep Into Reading & Writing Workshops
Literacy expert Nancy Jennison has more than 18 years experience in successfully preparing students for standardized reading and writing tests, so she knows what works to raise those scores. In this comprehensive resource, she presents her strategies for integrating the skills students need to succeed on the tests with best practice teaching and your school's curriculum.
Grades 3 – 8
Nancy Jennison

 
 

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 the Right Words: 201 Report Card Comments
More than 200 model narratives help teachers find the words for what they need to say on report cards. There are comments for every situation-for struggling students, for advanced ones, for kids who aren't living up to their potential, and for everyone in between. This big collection contains comments for student achievement in every content area as well as language for addressing behavioral and social issues. Complete with sentence stems, word lists, and report card writing tips.
Grades 1 – 4
Mona Melwani

 
 

Kindergarten in Photographs
Take a tour of a vibrant and learning-rich kindergarten classroom. By browsing through dozens of full-color photographs and reading insightful captions and other clear descriptions of this dynamic environment, teachers will learn what they can do to support students' academic and social growth in kindergarten and provide a solid foundation for future learning.
Grades K – K
Jasmine Greene

 
 

Learning to Teach . . . Not Just for Beginners (3rd Ed.)
This must-have resource combines the latest in education theory and best-practice instruction in an easy-to-navigate format that teachers will want to keep close at hand. Filled with helpful strategies, tips, and insights from veteran teachers across the country, the book covers essential topics of instruction, planning, management, and professional growth
Grades K – 8
Linda Shalaway

 
 

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

 
 

Literacy-Building Play in Preschool
Whether they're putting on a puppet show, acting out a fairy tale, or running an imaginary restaurant, preschoolers love to play. In fact, they thrive on it. In this full-color, photo-packed book, Bennett-Armistead shows how to harness play's power so children not only have fun, but also learn essential reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills that prepare them for conventional literacy instruction.
Grades PreK – Prek
V. Susan Bennett-Armistead

 
 

Managing a Differentiated Classroom: A Practical Guide
An indispensable resource from the foremost expert on differentiation! From pre-assessments of students' needs, interests, and learning profiles, to instructional strategies and on-going assessment ideas, to task cards, rubrics, and final assessments, everything you need to successfully differentiate is here.
Grades K – 8
Carol Ann Tomlinson; Marcia B. Imbeau

 
 

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

 
 

Multisensory Strategies: Lessons and Classroom Management Techniques to Reach and Teach All Learners
Peck and McIntosh share a rich teaching approach that maximizes student learning and facilitates classroom management: multisensory instruction. By teaching students how to process visual, auditory, and tactile-kinesthetic sensory input, they help students manage themselves and their behavior.
Grades K – 2
Edgar McIntosh; Marilu Peck

 
 

New  Teacher's Complete Sourcebook: Grades K-4, The   
A seasoned elementary teacher shares her strategies in this amazing, super-practical guide. You'll find everything you need to set up your classroom for maximum learning, prepare dynamite lessons, create an effective classroom management plan & and so much more!
Grades K – 4
Bonnie Murray

 
 

New Teacher's  Complete Sourcebook: Middle School, The  
From what you do during the first 5 minutes of school to the best teaching ideas for middle schoolers, this book has the answers.
Grades 5 – 12
Paula Naegle

 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 

Purposeful Conferences—Powerful Writing!
In this friendly guide, veteran teacher Marilyn Pryle shows how to give focused and effective feedback during writing conferences. She annotates dozens of conferences transcripts, demonstrating how to select a teaching point for a conference, validate students' efforts, motivate them to revise, and build their confidence as writers.
Grades 5 – & Up
Marilyn Pryle

 
 

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

 
 

Scholastic Differentiated Instruction Plan Book, The
This 40-week planner, complete with interior storage pocket, is chockfull of resources to help teachers streamline and focus differentiated instruction. Includes CD with customize-and-print planning grids, lesson templates, and other tools to streamline planning and save time.
Grades 1 – 7
Cindy Middendorf

 
 

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

 
 

Success with RTI
This book provides practical, research-based support to help teachers in grades K—5 improve their core instruction and manage the three tiers of intervention that comprise RTI.
Grades K – 5
J. David Cooper; Nancy D. Kiger

 
 

Tapping the Potential of Parents
This breakthrough book features concrete strategies that foster strong family-school partnerships which, in turn, help guarantee student success. The strategies, which enable teachers to interact with diverse families, include class and school demographic profiles, parenting contracts, parent vision statements, and parent informant literacy groups.
Grades K – 6
Patricia Edwards

 
 

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 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 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: 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 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 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 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 Writing That Matters
Language Arts teachers and teachers in other content areas will find in this book an exciting new framework for teaching adolescent writing and a wealth of tools to enact it in their classrooms.
Grades 6 – & Up
Chris W. Gallagher; Amy Lee

 
 

Teaching Writing With Mentor Texts in the Primary Classroom
From selecting a mentor text and matching it to a writing topic to teaching the focus lesson and inviting students to write on their own, Nicole Groeneweg shows teachers how to use favorite picture books as powerful models to teach key writing skills.
Grades 1 – 3
Nicole Groeneweg

 
 

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 Fluent Reader in Action: 5 and Up
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 5 – & Up
Timothy Rasinski; Gay Fawcett; Kristin Lems; Robert Ackland

 
 

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 Lesson Planning Handbook
Great teachers often make teaching look almost effortless but, inevitably, if you look closer, you’ll discover their "perfect lessons" are the result of thoughtful planning and strategic organization. Peter Brunn draws from his own teaching experience as well as years of classroom research with hundreds of teachers across the country to bring you the steps, strategies, and structures successful teachers use to organize and manage their lessons so that you, too, can experience success with every lesson you teach.
Grades K – 6
Peter Brunn

 
 

Understanding Special Education
This helpful resource includes definitions and characteristics of 16 challenges students may face, including autism, dyslexia, emotional disorders, and being gifted and talented. Important issues such as privacy and eligibility are discussed, and information on Individualized Education Programs (IEPS) are covered.
Grades K – 8
Cynthia Stowe

 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 

Writing Lessons for the Overhead: Responding to Literature
A master writing teacher shares step-by-step lessons that guide students to analyze and respond thoughtfully to characters, conflict, theme, and other key elements of the literature they read. Schaefer provides 20 strong writing samples on transparencies for the overhead to help teachers model how to write convincing responses.
Grades 3 – 6
Lola Schaefer

 
 

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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