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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!
25 Just Right Plays for Emergent Readers
Author(s) : Carol Pugliano
Price : $11.95
Grades K - 1
Reproducible, Thematic, With Cross-Curricular Extension Activities
3-Minute Reading Assessments
A Professional Development DVD and Study Guide

Author(s) : Timothy Rasinski, Nancy Padak
Price : $99.00
Grades 1 - 8
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. As the DVD shows, the assessments are easy to administer and manage, saving you valuable classroom time so that you can focus on what's important--teaching.
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.
3-Minute Reading Assessments: Grades 1 - 4
Word Recognition, Fluency, and Comprehension

Author(s) : Timothy Rasinski, Nancy Padak
Price : $14.99
Grades 1 - 4
Short Passages and Step-by-Step Directions to Assess Reading Performance Throughout the Year - and Quickly Identify Students Who Need Help.
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.
6+1 Traits of Writing
The Complete Guide for the Primary Grades

Author(s) : Ruth Culham
Price : $29.99
Grades K - 2
Why has the 6+1 TRAIT model had such a tremendous impact on writing instruction? Because it works. It allows teachers to pinpoint students strengths and weaknesses in ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, conventions, and presentation, and focus instruction. 
Accelerated Vocabulary Instruction
Strategies for Closing the Achievement Gap for All Students

Author(s) : Nancy Akhavan
Price : $22.99
Grades 2 - 6
A comprehensive guide to developing a rich vocabulary that helps children access and understand the core curriculum. Within powerful units that focus on conceptual vocabulary and span the school year, the author provides strategies, graphic organizers, ready-to-use overhead transparencies, individual record sheets, and clear explanations of the current research that shows why good instruction is central to students' word acquisition and future success.
Assessment First
Using Just-Right Assessments to Plan and Carry Out Effective Reading Instruction

Author(s) : Deborah White
Price : $23.99
Grades 1 - 5
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. In clear and friendly language, reading specialist Deborah White explains how to choose and use assessment tools to pinpoint students' needs in comprehension, fluency, phonemic awareness, phonics, and vocabulary. White then shows how to use these results to plan effective instruction. She provides dozens of high-interest activities for building the targeted skills.
Best Books for Boys K-8
How to Engage boys in Reading in Ways That Will Change Their Lives

Author(s) : Pam Allyn
Price : $21.99
Get all the boys in your life reading with this extraordinary guide-chock full of a wide range of must-read titles organized by genre and developmental reading maturity.  With this resource you'll never again struggle to find the right book for even your most reluctant male readers.
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