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Literacy Teacher Education: Principles and Effective Practices

by Nancy A. Place, Deborah G. Litt, Susan D. Martin & Victoria J. Risko

Few resources exist to give literacy teacher educators a comprehensive view of effective, innovative practices in their field, making this uniquely practical volume an important addition to the literature. Each...


Unpacking Complexity in Informational Texts: Principles and Practices for Grades 2-8

by Sunday Cummins & Elfrieda H. Hiebert

To acquire content knowledge through reading, students must understand the complex components and diverse purposes of informational texts, as emphasized in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). This practical...


Preparing Children for Reading Success: Hands-On Activities for Librarians, Educators, and Caregivers

by Julia Irwin & Dina Moore

Preparing Children for Reading Success: Hands-On Activities for Librarians, Educators, and Caregivers will not only familiarize anyone who reads to young children with the essentials of promoting early and emerging...


Reading Instruction That Works, Fourth Edition: The Case for Balanced Teaching

by Michael Pressley & Richard L. Allington

This widely adopted text and K-8 practitioner resource demonstrates how successful literacy teachers combine explicit skills instruction with an emphasis on reading for meaning. Distinguished researcher Richard...


Be your Own Boss

by Alison Stokes

Inspirational  real-life stories on how to turn your ideas into cash


Best Practices in Adolescent Literacy Instruction, Second Edition

by Heather K. Sheridan-Thomas, Kathleen A. Hinchman & Donna E. Alvermann

An authoritative teacher resource and widely adopted text, this book provides a comprehensive overview of adolescent literacy instruction in the era of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Leading educators...


Explaining Reading, Third Edition: A Resource for Explicit Teaching of the Common Core Standards

by Gerald G. Duffy

This trusted teacher resource and widely adopted text presents effective ways to demystify essential reading skills and strategies for K-8 students who are struggling. It has been fully revised to focus on the...


Handbook of Professional Development in Education: Successful Models and Practices, PreK-12

by Kathryn L. Bauserman, Linda E. Martin, Diana J. Quatroche & Sherry Kragler et al.

This comprehensive handbook synthesizes the best current knowledge on teacher professional development (PD) and addresses practical issues in implementation. Leading authorities describe innovative practices...


Headhunter

by Jade Jones

The hopes and dreams of Team GB's golden girl Jade Jones 


Cracking the Common Core: Choosing and Using Texts in Grades 6-12

by Michael C. McKenna, Sharon Walpole, William E. Lewis & Jacob Nagy et al.

This book guides teachers in grades 6-12 to strategically combine a variety of texts--including literature, informational texts, and digital sources--to meet their content-area goals and the demands of the Common...


Meeting the Challenge of Adolescent Literacy: Research We Have, Research We Need

by Mark W. Conley, Joseph R. Freidhoff, Michael B. Sherry & Steven Forbes Tuckey

In this concise, thought-provoking book, prominent researchers analyze existing knowledge on adolescent literacy, examine the implications for classroom instruction, and offer specific goals for future research....


Literacy Processes: Cognitive Flexibility in Learning and Teaching

by Kelly B. Cartwright & Gedeon O. Deak

Reading and writing instruction require individuals--both students and teachers--to flexibly process many kinds of information, from a variety of sources. This is the first book to provide an in-depth examination...


Learning to Write with Purpose: Effective Instruction in Grades 4-8

by Karen Kuelthau Allan, Mary C. McMackin, Erika Thulin Dawes & Stephanie A. Spadorcia

Communicating ideas and information is what makes writing meaningful—yet many upper elementary and middle school students write in a vacuum, without considering the aims of their writing or the needs of their...


Building Comprehension in Every Classroom: Instruction with Literature, Informational Texts, and Basal Programs

by Peter Dewitz, Rachel Brown & Nell K. Duke

This book presents a practical model and specific unit- and lesson-planning ideas for enhancing students' reading comprehension in any 2-8 classroom. The authors provide innovative suggestions that help teachers...


Handbook of Language and Literacy, Second Edition: Development and Disorders

by C. Addison Stone, Elaine R. Silliman, Barbara J. Ehren & Geraldine P. Wallach

An acclaimed reference that fills a significant gap in the literature, this volume examines the linkages between spoken and written language development, both typical and atypical. Leading authorities address...


Literacy, Information, and Development in Morocco during the 1990s

by Samia Touati

This book offers readers a two-level investigation of the culture of literacy in Morocco. A handful of researchers approach literacy either through theory or through practice in general; however, this is the...


Teaching Academic Vocabulary K-8: Effective Practices across the Curriculum

by Camille Blachowicz, Peter Fisher, Donna Ogle & Susan Watts Taffe

This book showcases effective ways to build the vocabulary knowledge K-8 learners need to engage meaningfully in reading, writing, and discussion on academic subjects. The distinguished authors draw on decades...


Handbook of Effective Literacy Instruction: Research-Based Practice K-8

by Barbara M. Taylor & Nell K. Duke

This highly readable handbook synthesizes the best research on K-8 literacy instruction and distills key implications for classroom practice. Noted contributors provide clear recommendations for creating effective,...


We Won The Lottery: Real Life Winner Stories

by Danny Buckland

"We Won The Lottery" also goes behind the scenes at the National Lottery to reveal funny facts, the luckiest numbers, the unusual purchases and exactly what happens when you win. Part of the Quick Reads series. ...


Bringing Words to Life, Second Edition: Robust Vocabulary Instruction

by Isabel L. Beck, Margaret G. McKeown & Linda Kucan

Hundreds of thousands of teachers have used this highly practical guide to help K-12 students enlarge their vocabulary and get involved in noticing, understanding, and using new words. Grounded in research,...