Check out our fall titles

August 12th, 2010

In June we announced the publication of Lisa Miller’s new book, Make Me a Story: Teaching Writing Through Digital Storytelling. Four more books round out our fall list of new titles, and we’ve just posted details online.

Doing Literary Criticism: Helping Students Engage with Challenging Texts
Tim Gillespie * Foreword by Leila Christenbury
324 pp + CD-ROM * Grades 9-12 * $35.00 * Available early October
An award-winning high school English teacher offers a omprehensive survey of critical approaches to reading literature, and a host of practical classroom activities to support them. The extensive CD has reproducible overviews for students, essay exam questions, a bonus chapter on postmodern criticism, and much more.

The Castle in the Classroom: Story as a Springboard for Early Literacy
Ranu Bhattacharyya * Foreword by Georgia Heard
176 pp * Grades K-1 * $19.00 * Available early October
Provides a vision for a yearlong progression where reading and writing become as much a part of kindergarten as playing and pretending. Detailed focus lessons use personal narratives, folktales, and fairy tales to deepen the literary experience.

Day by Day: Refining Writing Workshop Through 180 Days of Reflective Practice
Stacey Shubitz and Ruth Ayres
300 pp * Grades K-6 * $28.00 * Available late October
The authors of the Two Writing Teachers blog give teachers daily doses of encouragement, tips, and challenges on routines, mini-lessons, choice, mentors, conferring, and assessment in writing workshop.

Writing to Explore: Discovering Adventure in the Research Paper, 3-8
David Somoza and Peter Lourie
176 pp * Grades 3-8 * $20.00 * Available early November
Shows how teachers can empower their students to engage with the world by weaving research into adventure writing. Includes numerous handouts, sample activities, student writing examples, research sources, and a chapter on multimedia writing prompts and making the most of online research tools.

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