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Joy of Literacy
An Integrated & Efficient Way To Teach Emergent Readers

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An Engaging Series to Teach High Frequency Words and Rhyming Spelling Patterns
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100 Quickwrites
Author(s) : Linda Rief
Price :$17.99
Grades 5 and up
A rich collection of poems and short passages, perfect for middle school. Teachers read one of the powerful pieces aloud and invite students to respond to one of the freewriting suggestions. Teachers will be amazed at what students can write in 2-3 minutes! A quick and effective way to share models of strong writing and to get students writing and thinking . . . and a great way to focus attention at the beginning of class!
3-Minute Reading Assessments: Grade 5 - 8
Word Recognition, Fluency, and Comprehension

Author(s) : Timothy Rasinski, Nancy Padak
Price :$14.99
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.
51 Wacky We-Search Reports
Face the Facts With Fun

Author(s) : Barry Lane
Illustrator(s) : Miles Bodimeade
Price :$15.00
Grades 5 - 12
Are you sick of writing research papers that put you and your audience asleep?   Do you groan at the thought of a research trip to the library? Has your internet search engine blown a gasket? 
6 + 1 Traits of Writing
The Complete Guide (Grades 3 and Up)

Author(s) : Ruth Culham
Price :$29.99
Grades 3 and up
Everything You Need to Teach and Assess Student Writing With This Powerful Model
Blueprint for Writing Instruction!
Ideas, Organization, Voice, Word Choice, Sentence Fluency, Conventions, and Presentation. Look at good writing in any genre, and you'll find these traits. Think of them as the fuel that stokes the engine of writing.
A Writer's Notebook
Unlocking the Writer within You

Author(s) : Ralph Fletcher
Price :$5.99
Grades 3 - 7
Writers are like other people, except for at least one important difference. Other people have daily thoughts and feelings, notice this sky or that smell, but they don't do much about it.
A Writing Kind Of Day
Poems for Young Poets

Author(s) : Ralph Fletcher
Illustrator(s) : April Ward
Price :$9.95
This is the beginning of a poem about making a snow angel, but it might also refer to the mysterious way that a person comes into being and takes on a life of its own. In his new collection, Ralph Fletcher shows how you can write a poem about almost anything: a baby sister, a Venus's-flytrap, a failing grandmother, a squished squirrel, romantic disasters, grammar homework, and more....
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.
Another Jar of Tiny Stars
Poems by Ncte Award-Winning Poets

Author(s) : Bernice Cullinan
Illustrator(s) : Marc Nadel
Price :$19.95
In this lively, luminous anthology, Dr. Bernice Cullinan has gathered poems by winners of the National Council of Teachers of English Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children.
Around the Reading Workshop in 180 Days
A Month-by-Month Guide to Effective Instruction

Author(s) : Frank Serafini, Suzette Youngs
Price :$35.00
Grades 2 - 8
Frank Serafini has written extensively on the reading workshop, and in talks around the country, he's answered the tough questions about teaching through this powerful medium. Now in Around the Reading Workshop in 180 Days, his most practical book to date, Serafini answers your most frequently asked questions and shows you the daily ins and outs of the workshop. Picking up where his bestselling titles The Reading Workshop and Lessons in Comprehension left...
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