What they are saying about Stenhouse books

March 18th, 2015

Here is a quick roundup of some recent reviews of Stenhouse titles.

Midwest Book Review found Grammar Matters to be “packed with resources on homophones, mentor texts and more,” placing the book by Lynne Dorfman and Dianne Dougherty on their January Education Shelf as “a ‘must’ for any teacher looking to blend basic grammar instruction with Common Core State Standards and lessons that ‘stick’.”

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In January, they reviewed In Defense of Read-Aloud by Steven Layne, “a treatise in the field of literacy education that strongly supports reading aloud to children in grades K-12”, deeming it “highly recommended for professional and college library education shelves.”

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After reading Intentional Talk by Elham Kazemi and Allison Hintz, Donna Boucher, author of the Math Coach’s Corner blog, found “the vignettes are the true power of the book, because you feel as if you are actually in the classroom observing a master teacher at work.” She adds, “this is a book you will use as well as read. You can’t read a chapter and not have a new strategy to try in the classroom tomorrow!”

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Writing coach Jeannine Atkins posts about “writing and stuff” in her blog “Views from a Window Seat”. Her recent review of 59 Reasons to Write by Kate Messner states “the warmth in this one comes both from Kate and the generous and hard-working people she gathers around. Readers will fold over pages or put down the book with a strong sense of yes-we-can”

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In her MiddleWeb review, Linda Biondi calls Tools for Teaching Academic Vocabulary “an easy-to-read, use, and apply vocabulary toolkit that can revolutionize the teaching of vocabulary for all students”

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In his blog “Russ on Reading”, Russ Walsh asserts that in Reading Wellness, “[Jan Miller] Burkins and [Kim] Yaris cut through all the Common Core standards gobbledy-gook to provide teachers with a clear eyed approach to bringing children to reading by developing both the skill and the will to read”

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