Resources that provide real solutions for teachers in today's classrooms.
Our research- and standards-based professional development and classroom resources equip teachers with the tools and strategies that they need to be successful in the classroom. Designed to save valuable time, they include best classroom practices, evidence-based strategies that support rigorous educational standards, and the latest research by experts in their respective fields. Created for grades K-12 and across all content areas, our selection of resources offers solutions for every teacher and every classroom.
Use these effective and practical approaches for teaching alphabet recognition to young children. The instructional activities follow a consistent pattern using materials that are readily available in early childhood classrooms.
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.
Dive into Close Reading: Strategies for Your K-2 Classroom
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.
Equip teachers with the strategies needed to teach persuasive writing. This essential classroom resource teaches K-2 students how to evaluate arguments, form opinions, and support and present their ideas with logic, reason, and evidence.
Get the Picture: Using Visual Literacy in Content-Area Instruction
This resource equips teachers with innovative strategies to develop students' visual literacy skills, teach students to analyze visual texts, comprehend both explicit and implicit messages, and engage in meaningful discussion.
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.
Just the Facts: Close Reading and Comprehension of Informational Text
Interest Level: K-8
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What's Your Math Problem!?! Getting to the Heart of Teaching Problem Solving
Interest Level: K-12
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.
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.
Reading, Writing, and Rhythm: Engaging Content-Area Literacy Strategies
Interest Level: K-12
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.
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.
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.
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.
Orchestrating School Change: Transforming Your Leadership
Interest Level: K-12
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.
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.
Winner of the 2017 Golden Lamp Award for Classroom Professional Resources, this practical, standards-based resource dives deeply into the use of primary sources to support the development of students' close reading and writing skills.
Writing Is Magic, Or Is It? Using Mentor Texts to Develop the Writer's Craft
Interest Level: K-12
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.
Connect to Text: Strategies for Close Reading and Writing
Interest Level: K-12
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.
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.
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.
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.
This resource provides teachers with the tools they need to facilitate mathematical discourse in the 21st century classroom and create opportunities for students to think constructively, communicate effectively, and increase mathematics proficiency.
Implement Clothesline Math and teach number sense in K-12 classrooms! This essential resource includes the materials that teachers need to conduct Clothesline Math lessons, and techniques for effectively facilitating the ensuing mathematical discourse.
The Write Thing: Kwame Alexander Engages Students in Writing Workshop
Interest Level: K-12
Newbery Medal-winning author Kwame Alexander shows how to shake up the traditional writing workshop to make writing fun again. Using his techniques and strategies, you'll invigorate the writing workshop and motivate even the most reluctant writers.
This powerful resource defines and supports the implementation of Integrated English Language Development (I-ELD) and provides research-based instructional strategies to immerse students in content while promoting oral and written language development.
Creating Social and Emotional Learning Environments
This resource defines social and emotional learning and digs into the real work of incorporating SEL in K-12 schools. It makes the connection between research and practical application through real-life examples and testimonials of SEL in the classroom.
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.
Dive into Close Reading: Strategies for Your 3-5 Classroom
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.
Equip teachers with the strategies needed to teach persuasive writing. This essential classroom resource teaches grades 3-5 students how to evaluate arguments, form opinions, and support and present their ideas with logic, reason, and evidence.
Information Literacy: Separating Fact from Fiction
Interest Level: 3-8
Help students achieve digital literacy and become 21st century thinkers in a world of information overload! This resource provides educators with the tools they need to help students actively analyze and assess information from multiple online sources.
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.
Equip teachers with the strategies needed to teach persuasive writing. This essential classroom resource teaches grades 6-8 students how to evaluate arguments, form opinions, and support and present their ideas with logic, reason, and evidence.