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Adolescent Literacy
Turning Promise into Practice

Author(s) : Kylene Beers, Robert Probst, Linda Rief
Price :$40.63
This is the time to think boldly about adolescent literacy. So much of what we know about adolescents and their learning has changed in the last decade, and since then both the world of education and the world at large have become very different places. Adolescent Literacy convenes a conversation among today's most important educational thinkers and practitioners to address crucial advances in research on adolescent learning, to assess which of our current practices meets the challenges of the twenty-first century, and to discover transformative ideas and methods that turn the promise of education into instructional practice.
Adolescent Literacy Instruction
Policies and Promising Practices

Author(s) : Jill Lewis, Gary Moorman
Price :$35.95
With this comprehensive resource, you ll explore how adolescence and academic achievement are defined within today s political context, examine the in-school potential of teens out-of-school immersion in digital technologies and popular culture, and learn how you can embed comprehension strategies into classroom instruction.
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.
Content-Area Writing
Every Teacher's Guide

Author(s) : Harvey Daniels, Steven Zemelman, Nancy Steineke
Price :$35.63
No matter what subject you teach, Content-Area Writing is for you, especially if you're juggling broad curriculum mandates, thick textbooks, and severe time constraints. It not only shows that incorporating carefully structured writing activities into your lessons actually increases understanding and achievement, but also proves how writing can save, not consume, valuable instructional time.
Crafting Comparison Papers
Author(s) : Marcia Freeman
Price :$19.95
Grades 4 - 10
Since comparison papers require students to describe both similarities and differences, they are often used as assessment tools in just about every subject. For this reason alone, developing writers should be taught how to craft effective comparison papers.
But teaching your students how to compose comparison papers also has a larger impact on their education-- it prepares them to think more analytically, perform better in complex testing situations, and compare texts.
Crafting Expository Papers
Author(s) : Susan Koehler
Price :$19.95
Grades 4 - 10
Mastery in informational and expository writing is central to the success of intermediate and middle-school students.
In Crafting Expository Papers, Susan Koehler explicitly explains five instructional steps that develop expository skills, from developing details and creating organization through writing effective expository paragraphs and papers, then revising and editing for publication. She includes lessons with specific Target Skills® to support your students’ progress, and suggests timelines that will help you plan your curriculum.
Crafting Opinion and Persuasive Papers
Author(s) : Tim Clifford
Price :$19.95
Grades 4 - 10
Learning how to write opinion and persuasive papers is essential. Your students performance on state assessments and their overall development as young writers depends on their ability to handle this demanding genre. In Crafting Opinion and Persuasive Papers, Tim Clifford explains the instructional steps needed to develop both opinion and persuasive papers. From evaluating positions to adding support, he presents lessons with the genre-specific Target Skills® you need to support your students progress. Invaluable for content-area and language-arts teachers, this book will help you teach your students to examine the validity of claims, comprehend the differences between fact and fiction, support positions with evidence, and understand audience and author s purpose.
Creating Writers Through 6-Trait Writing Assessment and Instruction
5th Edition

Author(s) : Vicki Spandel
Price :$59.99
Written by the pioneer of 6-trait writing, this Fourth Edition brings everything up to date, offering a comprehensive overview of the best education strategies and philosophies from the worlds of writing assessment and instruction. It provides clear guidelines on helping students draft, assess, and revise their writing, as well as explicit criteria to show students precisely what they must do to succeed as writers in virtually any situation. Widely used at the state level, school districts are incorporating the 6 traits into their state standards or assessments. This is the only book on the market that effectively helps teachers of writing prepare their students for success on state tests.
English Language Learners
The Essential Guide

Author(s) : David Freeman, Yvonne Freeman
Price :$19.99
Grades K - 12
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. Scenarios from classrooms at different grade levels show teachers how to implement effective practices for meeting the needs of their English language learners.
English Language Learners in American Classrooms
101 Questions, 101 Answers

Author(s) : James Crawford, Stephen Krashen
Price :$15.99
Grades K - 12
With increasing numbers of ELLs posing unique challenges and opportunities for schools, the authors address educators' concerns in a concise and accessible way. 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.
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