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Managing an Early Childhood Classroom

Grade: PK-2

$24.99
Managing an Early Childhood Classroom

Grade: PK-2

  • Interest Level: PK-2
  • Item Number: 50635

Price: $24.99

Create and manage an effective and developmentally-appropriate early childhood classroom! Filled with management suggestions and recommendations for young children's development, this guide provides ready-to-use lessons and templates to enhance learning.

Reading and Responding: A Guide to Literature

Grade: PK-5

$12.99
Reading and Responding: A Guide to Literature

Grade: PK-5

  • Interest Level: PK-5
  • Item Number: 51102

Price: $12.99

Introduce students to literary texts to help them become active and enthusiastic readers! From alphabet books to poetry, chapter books to read-alouds, this teacher-friendly resource is a must-have!

Understanding Learning Styles: Making a…

Grade: PK-12

$29.99
Understanding Learning Styles: Making a Difference for Diverse Learners

Grade: PK-12

  • Interest Level: PK-12
  • Item Number: 50046

Price: $29.99

This resource helps teachers determine the learning style of each student and the appropriate delivery methods to target and address the needs of as many of the intelligences as possible.

You Can't Just Say It Louder! Differentiated…

Grade: PK-12

$29.99
You Can't Just Say It Louder! Differentiated Strat. for Comprehending Nonfiction

Grade: PK-12

  • Interest Level: PK-12
  • Item Number: 50519

Price: $29.99

This dynamic book provides the foundation you need to confidently and successfully teach comprehension to a diverse population of students.

Dive into Close Reading: Strategies for Your…

Grade: K-2

$45.99
Dive into Close Reading: Strategies for Your K-2 Classroom

Grade: K-2

  • Interest Level: None
  • Item Number: 51540

Price: $45.99

Give grades K-2 students the tools they need to be successful using this must-have guide. It includes sample lessons showing the key elements of a close reading lesson as well as strategies for analyzing and selecting a text and how to support students.

Creating Strategic Readers: Techniques for…

Grade: K-5

$45.99
Creating Strategic Readers: Techniques for Supporting Rigorous Literacy Instruction

Grade: K-5

  • Interest Level: K-5
  • Item Number: 51185

Price: $45.99

Meet the challenges of educating students with this balanced, whole-child approach to rigorous reading instruction. This updated, best-selling book co-published with the International Literacy Association (ILA) offers over 125 engaging techniques!

Strategies for Formative Assessment with…

Grade: K-5

$99.99
Strategies for Formative Assessment with English Language Learners

Grade: K-5

  • Interest Level: K-5
  • Item Number: 50515

Price: $99.99

Assess and address the language proficiency and linguistic needs of English language learners using the assessment techniques and resources in this handbook.

Comprehension That Works: Beyond Ordinary…

Grade: K-6

$31.99
Comprehension That Works: Beyond Ordinary Understanding to Deep Comprehension

Grade: K-6

  • Interest Level: K-6
  • Item Number: 50264

Price: $31.99

Energize your reading instruction through innovative, engaging reading strategies that will empower you to improve your student's comprehension. These classroom-tested strategies integrate current research with real-life observation of students in action.

Brain-Powered Strategies to Engage All…

Grade: K-8

$99.99
Brain-Powered Strategies to Engage All Learners

Grade: K-8

  • Interest Level: K-8
  • Item Number: 50772

Price: $99.99

Benefit from current brain research in a practical, strategy-based approach which provides insight to how students learn most effectively.

Effective Math Instruction

Grade: K-8

$45.99
Effective Math Instruction

Grade: K-8

  • Interest Level: K-8
  • Item Number: 51508

Price: $45.99

Adequately address the shifts in mathematics instruction to meet the demands of the Common Core and other new state standards with this comprehensive guide. Teachers will be empowered to build lessons, templates, and exemplars for practical application.

Just the Facts: Close Reading and…

Grade: K-8

$45.99
Just the Facts: Close Reading and Comprehension of Informational Text

Grade: K-8

  • Interest Level: K-8
  • Item Number: 51316

Price: $45.99

Effectively use informational text in the classroom! This resource provides a clear explanation of engaging strategies for instruction with informational text and includes practical tips, suggestions, lesson ideas, and digital resources.

Math Games: Getting to the Core of Conceptual…

Grade: K-8

$99.99
Math Games: Getting to the Core of Conceptual Understanding

Grade: K-8

  • Interest Level: K-8
  • Item Number: 51013

Price: $99.99

Focus on the teaching and learning of mathematics through the use of games. This resource provides both teachers and students with rich opportunities to engage in the Standards for Mathematical Practice.

Strategies for Effective Balanced Literacy

Grade: K-8

$45.99
Strategies for Effective Balanced Literacy

Grade: K-8

  • Interest Level: K-8
  • Item Number: 51519

Price: $45.99

This easy-to-follow guide is filled with practical approaches to help teachers transition towards a balanced literacy framework. It offers simple techniques to nurture reading and writing skills through Reading and Writing activities.

Strategies for Interactive Notetaking

Grade: K-8

$99.99
Strategies for Interactive Notetaking

Grade: K-8

  • Interest Level: K-8
  • Item Number: 51068

Price: $99.99

Use interactive notetaking to engage students and develop deep learning! These creative strategies will help students organize and store their notes, study for tests, take ownership oft heir learning, and promote positive notetaking habits.

Strategies for Powerful Comprehension…

Grade: K-8

$99.99
Strategies for Powerful Comprehension Instruction: It Takes More Than Mentioning

Grade: K-8

  • Interest Level: K-8
  • Item Number: 50632

Price: $99.99

Understanding text is key to students' learning success! This notebook provides explicit instructions for teaching six fundamental comprehension strategies; predicting, making connections, visualizing, questioning, inferring, and summarizing.

Strategies for Teaching Mathematics

Grade: K-8

$99.99
Strategies for Teaching Mathematics

Grade: K-8

  • Interest Level: K-8
  • Item Number: 50249

Price: $99.99

Enhance mathematics instruction and build students' understanding of mathematical concepts with this practical, research-based resource. Choose from a wide range of easy-to-implement strategies that enhance mathematics instruction.

Teaching with Text Sets

Grade: K-8

$45.99
Teaching with Text Sets

Grade: K-8

  • Interest Level: K-8
  • Item Number: 50688

Price: $45.99

Increase student engagement, differentiate instruction, and integrate more informational texts into the curriculum. This product provides sample text sets and models as well as provides guidance in how to teach with text sets and put them into action.

21st Century Literacy: Taming the Wild Text

Grade: K-12

$39.99
21st Century Literacy: Taming the Wild Text

Grade: K-12

  • Interest Level: K-12
  • Item Number: 51696

Price: $39.99

This resource guides teachers in how to meet the changing needs of today's readers while still meeting today's rigorous standards, and provides teachers with the best practices for teaching reading to 21st century students.

A Baker's Dozen of Lessons Learned from the…

Grade: K-12

$29.99
A Baker's Dozen of Lessons Learned from the Teaching Trenches

Grade: K-12

  • Interest Level: K-12
  • Item Number: 50520

Price: $29.99

Maximize your effectiveness in the classroom with this practical "tried-and true" resource. This enjoyable book provides valuable insights and strategies to use in the classroom tomorrow!

Active Learning Across the Content Areas

Grade: K-12

$29.99
Active Learning Across the Content Areas

Grade: K-12

  • Interest Level: K-12
  • Item Number: 51050

Price: $29.99

Transform your classroom into an active learning environment with innovative strategies that motivate students to put learning into their own hands. Research-based strategies work to engage students with hands-on activities and improve critical thinking.

Analyzing and Writing with Primary Sources

Grade: K-12

$39.99
Analyzing and Writing with Primary Sources

Grade: K-12

  • Interest Level: K-12
  • Item Number: 51478

Price: $39.99

Learn thought-provoking questions to help students deeply analyze primary sources to develop their close reading and writing skills. In each lesson, students respond to text-dependent questions, collaborate with others, and write in response to learning.

Backwards Planning: Building Enduring…

Grade: K-12

$29.99
Backwards Planning: Building Enduring Understanding Through Instructional Design

Grade: K-12

  • Interest Level: K-12
  • Item Number: 50633

Price: $29.99

With practical advice and models, this resource helps you increase student achievement through a systematic approach to lesson design. Learn how to identify enduring understandings, set goals, establish benchmarks, and monitor progress.

Bringing Joy Back into the Classroom

Grade: K-12

$24.99
Bringing Joy Back into the Classroom

Grade: K-12

  • Interest Level: K-12
  • Item Number: 50756

Price: $24.99

Aimed at motivating teachers to create a welcoming and challenging environment for their students, this professional book is told through a series of anecdotes and stories and remind teachers of the intrinsic rewards of teaching.

Common Sense Assessment in the Classroom

Grade: K-12

$24.99
Common Sense Assessment in the Classroom

Grade: K-12

  • Interest Level: K-12
  • Item Number: 50690

Price: $24.99

Take the mystery out of assessment and understand how to successfully implement it into instruction with this comprehensive guide!

Connect to Text: Strategies for Close Reading…

Grade: K-12

$39.99
Connect to Text: Strategies for Close Reading and Writing

Grade: K-12

  • Interest Level: K-12
  • Item Number: 51505

Price: $39.99

Dive into the use of close reading in classroom instruction with this practical, standards-based resource featuring easy-to-use lessons that focus on informational/explanatory, argumentative, or narrative text samples to improve students' reading skills.

Creativity and the Standards

Grade: K-12

$24.99
Creativity and the Standards

Grade: K-12

  • Interest Level: K-12
  • Item Number: 50996

Price: $24.99

Build students' creativity while implementing standards-based instruction! This resource helps teachers learn to merge teaching the standards and creative-thinking strategies in order to help students solve problems, think effectively, and be innovative.

Document-Based Assessment Activities

Grade: K-12

$99.99
Document-Based Assessment Activities

Grade: K-12

  • Interest Level: K-12
  • Item Number: 50610

Price: $99.99

Take students beyond textbook history to explore various people and events from ancient Egypt through the 20th Century using primary sources.

Greek and Latin Roots: Keys to Building…

Grade: K-12

$29.99
Greek and Latin Roots: Keys to Building Vocabulary

Grade: K-12

  • Interest Level: K-12
  • Item Number: 50472

Price: $29.99

Enhance instruction with an in-depth understanding of how to incorporate word roots into vocabulary lessons in all content areas.

Making Change: Creating a 21st Century…

Grade: K-12

$21.99
Making Change: Creating a 21st Century Teaching and Learning Environment

Grade: K-12

  • Interest Level: K-12
  • Item Number: 50757

Price: $21.99

Build the foundation for a 21st century learning environment! This professional resource provides strategies, suggestions, lesson ideas, and helpful planning tools to create an innovative learning environment in the classroom and at school.

Orchestrating School Change: Transforming…

Grade: K-12

$29.99
Orchestrating School Change: Transforming Your Leadership

Grade: K-12

  • Interest Level: K-12
  • Item Number: 51315

Price: $29.99

This resource provides concrete examples and strong research models as well as practical applications that school leaders and administrators at any level can use to support implementation of any strategic initiative.

Professional Learning Communities: Using…

Grade: K-12

$29.99
Professional Learning Communities: Using Data in Decision Making

Grade: K-12

  • Interest Level: K-12
  • Item Number: 50518

Price: $29.99

This practical resource demonstrates how to use data in decision making to improve student learning by promoting a school-wide learning community.

Reading, Writing, and Rhythm: Engaging…

Grade: K-12

$29.99
Reading, Writing, and Rhythm: Engaging Content-Area Literacy Strategies

Grade: K-12

  • Interest Level: K-12
  • Item Number: 50999

Price: $29.99

Lead students toward mastering content-specific knowledge and literacy skills with engaging activities such as creating raps, scripts, and discussions. This product uses innovative approaches to teach content-area material by integrating the arts.

Science for English Language Learners

Grade: K-12

$24.99
Science for English Language Learners

Grade: K-12

  • Interest Level: K-12
  • Item Number: 50859

Price: $24.99

Effectively build students' language skills while developing their scientific understanding. Using the inquiry-based 5E model of instruction, this product offers valuable strategies for developing students' scientific content knowledge.

Strategies for Implementing Writer's…

Grade: K-12

$45.99
Strategies for Implementing Writer's Workshop

Grade: K-12

  • Interest Level: K-8
  • Item Number: 51517

Price: $45.99

This comprehensive guide provides teachers with techniques to engage students as they strengthen their writing skills. Whether working with small groups or the entire classroom, this workbook gives lesson plans geared to students of various ages.

Strategies for Writing from Sources

Grade: K-12

$39.99
Strategies for Writing from Sources

Grade: K-12

  • Interest Level: K-12
  • Item Number: 51546

Price: $39.99

This how-to guide provides teachers with all of the information they need to help their students write from sources. This book is divided into sections based on five different types of sources that students are expected to use in their writing.

TDQs: Strategies for Building Text-Dependent…

Grade: K-12

$39.99
TDQs: Strategies for Building Text-Dependent Questions

Grade: K-12

  • Interest Level: K-12
  • Item Number: 51449

Price: $39.99

Use effective questions across all grade levels to improve comprehension. This innovative resource provides teachers with the tools needed to effectively instruct using text-dependent questions.

Talking About Text: Increase Comprehension…

Grade: K-12

$29.99
Talking About Text: Increase Comprehension Through Purposeful Talk

Grade: K-12

  • Interest Level: K-12
  • Item Number: 50532

Price: $29.99

Discover purposeful talk, why it is important, and how it increases comprehension with this professional resource that prompts student discussion. Teachers will learn through research-based approaches and activities to implement effective learning.

Teaching to Complexity

Grade: K-12

$39.99
Teaching to Complexity

Grade: K-12

  • Interest Level: K-12
  • Item Number: 51460

Price: $39.99

As an important tool for instruction and text selection, this timely resource helps teachers learn to evaluate children's and young adult literature and informational text for quality and complexity to support rigorous literacy and content learning.

The 5Es of Inquiry-Based Science

Grade: K-12

$24.99
The 5Es of Inquiry-Based Science

Grade: K-12

  • Interest Level: K-12
  • Item Number: 50689

Price: $24.99

Create an active learning environment in grades K-12 using the 5E inquiry-based science model! Featuring a practical guide to implementing the 5E model of instruction, this resource clearly explains each "E" in the 5E model of inquiry-based science.

The New Teacher's Guide to Success

Grade: K-12

$29.99
The New Teacher's Guide to Success

Grade: K-12

  • Interest Level: K-12
  • Item Number: 50319

Price: $29.99

Be well prepared to achieve success in your first years of teaching! Presented in an easy-to-use format, you'll find answers to questions about classroom management, homework, communicating with parents, and more.

The Reading Makeover

Grade: K-12

$29.99
The Reading Makeover

Grade: K-12

  • Interest Level: K-12
  • Item Number: 51476

Price: $29.99

Make over your reading routine with fun activities that will engage even the most reluctant readers. This action plan offers techniques to ignite a passion for readers of all levels.

The Synergy of Inquiry

Grade: K-12

$39.99
The Synergy of Inquiry

Grade: K-12

  • Interest Level: K-12
  • Item Number: 51212

Price: $39.99

Discover and implement effective ways for students to develop conceptual understandings, complex thinking skills, and habits of mind using an inquiry-based approach. Teachers learn how to embed the inquiry process into instruction across content areas.

Using Primary Sources in the Classroom

Grade: K-12

$34.99
Using Primary Sources in the Classroom

Grade: K-12

  • Interest Level: K-12
  • Item Number: 8238

Price: $34.99

Developed by social studies specialists, this resource helps teachers turn classrooms into primary source learning environments. This book offers effective, creative strategies for integrating primary source materials and providing cross-curricular ideas.

Using Technology to Improve Reading and…

Grade: K-12

$24.99
Using Technology to Improve Reading and Learning

Grade: K-12

  • Interest Level: K-12
  • Item Number: 51314

Price: $24.99

New classroom uses for technology are introduced in this easy-to-use resource that help educators enhance students' attention, engagement, creativity, and collaboration in reading and learning.

Vocabulary Instruction for Academic Success

Grade: K-12

$29.99
Vocabulary Instruction for Academic Success

Grade: K-12

  • Interest Level: K-12
  • Item Number: 50266

Price: $29.99

Based on current research, this user-friendly resource provides vocabulary development strategies that are grouped together according to purpose.

What Every Educator Should Know About Using…

Grade: K-12

$24.99
What Every Educator Should Know About Using Google

Grade: K-12

  • Interest Level: K-12
  • Item Number: 50823

Price: $24.99

This book uncovers the many applications available through Google that offer a myriad of possibilities for instructional engagement, and details the implications for educators.

What's Your Math Problem!?! Getting to the…

Grade: K-12

$24.99
What's Your Math Problem!?! Getting to the Heart of Teaching Problem Solving

Grade: K-12

  • Interest Level: K-12
  • Item Number: 50788

Price: $24.99

Dig into problem solving and reflect on current teaching practices with this exceptional resource. Meaningful instructional tools and methods are provided to help teachers understand each problem solving strategy and how to use it with their students.

Writing Is Magic, Or Is It? Using Mentor Texts to…

Grade: K-12

$39.99
Writing Is Magic, Or Is It? Using Mentor Texts to Develop the Writer's Craft

Grade: K-12

  • Interest Level: K-12
  • Item Number: 51482

Price: $39.99

Help students become strong writers and support their understanding of mentor texts with this practical, standards-based resource that dives deep into multiple genres such as poetry, narration, informational texts, literary nonfiction, and persuasion.

Assessing Comprehension Thinking Strategies

Grade: 1-8

$29.99
Assessing Comprehension Thinking Strategies

Grade: 1-8

  • Interest Level: 1-8
  • Item Number: 10404

Price: $29.99

This book offers a unique way of assessing how students use thinking strategies to comprehend text and features four reading passages for each grade level (1-8) that offer high-interest fiction and nonfiction text.

Building Academic Language through…

Grade: 1-8

$29.99
Building Academic Language through Content-Area Text: Strategies to Support ELLs

Grade: 1-8

  • Interest Level: 1-8
  • Item Number: 50631

Price: $29.99

Set the stage for effective academic language instruction with strategies that are designed specifically for English language learners and support content-area literacy using informational text.

Dive into Close Reading: Strategies for Your…

Grade: 3-5

$45.99
Dive into Close Reading: Strategies for Your 3-5 Classroom

Grade: 3-5

  • Interest Level: None
  • Item Number: 51557

Price: $45.99

Give grades 3-5 students the tools they need to be successful using this must-have guide. It includes sample lessons showing the key elements of a close reading lesson as well as strategies for analyzing and selecting a text and how to support students.

Content Area Writing that Rocks (and Works!)

Grade: 3-12

$29.99
Content Area Writing that Rocks (and Works!)

Grade: 3-12

  • Interest Level: None
  • Item Number: 51650

Price: $29.99

Create an innovative classroom where students develop writing skills by learning strategies based on their interests in technology, social media, and other topics. Students apply these tools and strategies to build college and career readiness skills.

Social Studies Strategies for Active Learning

Grade: 3-12

$99.99
Social Studies Strategies for Active Learning

Grade: 3-12

  • Interest Level: 3-12
  • Item Number: 3881

Price: $99.99

Make history in your classroom with an engaging, integrated approach to active social studies learning. Motivate your students with powerful strategies for brainstorming, language arts integration, discussion, primary sources, and deductive reasoning.

The Reading Intervention Toolkit

Grade: 4-8

$39.99
The Reading Intervention Toolkit

Grade: 4-8

  • Interest Level: 4-8
  • Item Number: 51513

Price: $39.99

This practical resource contains classroom-tested interventions for struggling readers provided in 5-, 10 to 15-, and 30 to 40-minute settings.

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