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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...


Teaching Word Recognition, Second Edition: Effective Strategies for Students with Learning Difficulties

by Rollanda E. O'Connor

This highly regarded teacher resource synthesizes the research base on word recognition and translates it into step-by-step instructional strategies, with special attention to students who are struggling. Chapters...


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...


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...


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...


Best Practices in Early Literacy Instruction

by Diane M. Barone & Marla H. Mallette

Bringing together prominent scholars, this book shows how 21st-century research and theory can inform everyday instructional practices in early childhood classrooms (PreK-3). Coverage includes foundational topics...


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,...


Unsustainable: Re-imagining Community Literacy, Public Writing, Service-Learning, and the University

by Laurie Cella & Jessica Restaino

Unsustainable: Re-imagining Community Literacy, Public Writing, Service-Learning, and the University, edited by Jessica Restaino and Laurie Cella, explores short-lived university/community writing projects in...


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,...


Dyslexia

by George Feldstra

Learn what dyslexia means in this dag and age, what people misunderstand about it, and how you can deal with it. People with dyslexia have hidden gifts and talents, often not acknowledged by others.

Read or listen...


The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition

by William Strunk, Jr.

'The Elements of Style' (1918), by William Strunk, Jr., is an American English writing style guide. It is the best-known, most influential prescriptive treatment of English grammar and usage, and often is required...


Speed Reading

by John Valice

All the tips about speed-reading you need are here! Look no further! 

You can read extensive books about speed-reading and overcomplicate things listening to all the fluff these authors tell you in order to...


Best Practices in Literacy Instruction, Sixth Edition

by Linda B. Gambrell, Lesley Mandel Morrow & Heather Kenyon Casey

Many tens of thousands of preservice and inservice teachers have relied on this highly regarded text from leading experts, now in a revised and updated sixth edition. The latest knowledge about literacy teaching...


The Cell Phone Lot

by Greta Gorsuch

Jessica Vasquez had worked hard to get where she was. Though some in her family had despaired of her future, she put herself through cosmetology school and landed her dream job: overseeing the beauty department...


Toast

by Laurie Foos

In many ways, the Hamilton children are like any other kids. Eleven-year-old Mia and ten-year-old Will love playing Minecraft, eating pizza, and playing in the yard. But Mia knows that because Will is on the...


Pivotal Research in Early Literacy

by Susan M. Dougherty, Christina M. Cassano, Joanne Knapp-Philo & M. M. Rose-McCully et al.

This reader-friendly text examines the key foundational studies in early literacy. It addresses such essential questions as how research informs current practices and where the field still needs to go to provide...