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Guided Reading


35 Strategies for Guiding Readers through Informational Texts
Teaching Practices That Wrok

Author(s) : Barbara Moss, Virginia Loh
Price :$27.00
2010
This practical guide presents inspiring, research-based activities for teaching students in grades K-12 how to read and think critically about informational texts.  With five essential types of strategies, seasoned and preservice teachers learn ways to help students select
engaging, challenging, reading materials; develop their knowledge of history, science, and other content areas; master vocabulary that aids understanding; build essential comprehension skills across the curriculum; and write effectively about texts they have read. 
A Book Is a Present
Selecting Text for Intentional Teaching

Author(s) : Marggaret Mooney
Price :$26.95
Grades K - 3
This book focuses on what K-12 teachers should consider when choosing any type of reading material—not just books—for instructional purposes.
Books That Don't Bore 'Em
Young Adult Books That Speak to This Generation

Author(s) : James Blasingame
Price :$27.99
Grades 5 and Up
Young adult literature can have a powerful impact on students’ reading and intellectual development. In this book, young adult literature expert Jim Blasingame helps teachers understand the power and purpose of young adult literature. He also presents instructional strategies proven to facilitate students’ interactions with texts—and promote higher order thinking skills. He includes many annotated lists—organized by theme, topic, genre, reading level, and more—of the best young adult books as well as fascinating interviews with 30 of today’s most popular YA authors. For use with Grades 5 & Up.
Finding the Right Texts
What Works for Beginning and Struggling Readers

Author(s) : Elfrieda Hiebert, Misty Sailors
Price :$30.00
Until now, no single volume has comprehensively examined the crucial question of how to select the most appropriate reading material for beginning or struggling readers. From leading authorities, this book meets an important need by reviewing the best available research on the role of specific text features—including linguistic and conceptual content—in supporting the development of proficient reading. Also explored are ways that teacher scaffolding can help students who have difficulties with particular aspects or types of texts. The book considers approaches to adapting the design and selection of texts to reinforce reading skills and provide well-paced challenges for K–6 students at a variety of ability levels.
 
 
Guided Reading in Grades 3-6
Everything You Need to Make Small-Group Reading Instruction Work in Your Classroom

Author(s) : Mary Schulman
Price :$19.99
Grades 3 - 6
In this practical resource, veteran teacher Mary Schulman provides a step-by-step guide to guided reading in the intermediate grades.  More than 30 reproducible short texts, selected for their appeal to intermediate students, are included for teachers to use in their own guided reading lessons.
Guided Writing
Practical Lessons, Powerful Results

Author(s) : Lori Oczkus
Price :$28.75
Guided Writing is your handbook for the newest, most effective way to move students into independent writing. Lori Oczkus provides everything you need to support children in the fledgling phase between carefully modeled group writing and their first solo pieces. Guided Writing explains how to observe which stage of writing development your writers are in, how to challenge them to stretch their writing into the next developmental phase, and how to provide specific teaching that helps them achieve goals they can't reach alone.
Leveled Books, K-8
Matching Texts to Readers for Effective Teaching

Author(s) : Irene Fountas, Gay Su Pinnell
Price :$42.50
Grades K - 8
For ten years and over two classic books, Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell have described how to analyze the characteristics of texts and select just-the-right book to use for guided reading instruction. Now, for the first time, all of their thinking and research has been updated and brought together into Leveled Books (K–8) to form the ultimate guide to choosing and using books from kindergarten through middle school.
Next Step in Guided Reading, The (K-8)
Focused Assessments and Targeted Lessons for Helping Every Student Become a Better Reader

Author(s) : Jan Richardson
Price :$28.99
2009
Targeted assessments and ready to go lessons for helping students get the most from strategic guided reading instruction.
Preventing Misguided Reading
New Strategies for Guided Reading Teachers

Author(s) : Jan Miller Burkins, Melody Croft
Price :$28.95
2010
Grades K-8
Burkins and Croft present their personal clarifications, adaptations, and supports that have helped them work through their own tricky parts as they guide readers.  The book's six chapters each clarify a misunderstanding about guided reading instruction in the following areas, the teacher's role and the gradual release of responsibility, instructional reading level text gradients, balanced instruction, integrated processing and assessment.  With 27 strategies, you're sure to find the help you need to work through your own tricky parts as you guide groups of readers.
Punctuation Takes a Vacation
Author(s) : Robin Pulver
Illustrator(s) : Lynn Rowe Reed
Price :$6.95
Commas, periods, excalmation points, question marks, colons, apostrophes, quotation marks: take your places. 10:00 A.M. Time to study us. Learn how punctuation marks work together to make reading and writing flow smoothly.
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