September 29th, 2014
Midwest Book Review spotlighted two Stenhouse books on the “Education Shelf” of their Bookwatch list, deeming To Look Closely by Laurie Rubin “informed, informative, superbly organized and presented” and calling The Daily 5, 2nd Edition, “a fine ‘must’ for any educator’s collection.”
Kid Lit Frenzy featured Perfect Pairs by Melissa Stewart and Nancy Chesley, and found that “despite how comprehensive it is, there is an ease in which it is laid out and how it is structured. Whether someone is a new or an experienced teacher, the ideas and suggestions are easy to follow and can be implemented in the classroom.”
The Uncommon Corps says of Perfect Pairs, “What a gift for starting the school year. I hope you check out this useful, clearly written, much needed book.”
Reviewing Poem Central, MiddleWeb‘s Jenni Miller writes, “Shirley McPhillips brings us face to face with a beautiful truth: that while in many ways poetry is in hiding, the truth is that it is hiding in plain sight…McPhillips expresses this in a lovely way that gives us permission to interact with poetry on our own terms, to allow it to cohabit, so to speak, with our curriculum.”
And Linda Biondi praised Intentional Talk by Elham Kazemi and Allison Hintz, concluding “if you want to engage your students to become more critical thinkers in math class, this book is an important must-read.”
Common Core Standards in Diverse Classrooms by Jeff Zwiers, Susan O’Hara, and Robert Pritchard was highlighted by Teachers College Record reviewers who believe “teachers will find the details, instruction, and annotations fascinating, like a slowed-down movie version of an actual classroom where we have the opportunity to pause, think, and rethink, move around the room, and reflect on our normally fast-paced lessons.” Preview the entire book.
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