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How to Use Your Patterns of Power Student Notebook

Posted by admin on Jan 28, 2020 3:25:29 PM

It's a record of student thinking. It's an assessment tool. It's a style guide. It's the Patterns of Power Student Notebook and it is essential to your grammar instruction. Find out more in this video with authors, Jeff Anderson and Whitney La Rocca.

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Core Beliefs That Impact Independent Reading

Posted by admin on Jan 24, 2020 10:34:39 AM

While Gravity Goldberg and Renée Houser created the Teacher’s Toolkit for Independent Reading to inspire immediate action, it’s important to note that a thoughtful vision lies at its foundation. Gravity and Renée spent many hours thinking about and researching what successful independent reading and impactful conferring entail and why they are so essential. Here are the seven core beliefs—in the authors’ words—that grew out of that research and became the cornerstone for this long-awaited resource for teachers.

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Teacher's Corner Podcast: Teaching Literature Rhetorically with Jennifer Fletcher

Posted by admin on Jan 24, 2020 9:03:37 AM

"I think that understanding literature itself as socially situated that literature doesn't exist in a vacuum. It's very much plugged into the real world."

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Before Your Writing Workshop, Take Quiet 5

Posted by admin on Jan 21, 2020 3:32:22 PM

Here is an excerpt from Jennifer Jacobson's No More, "How Long Does It Have to Be?" in which she suggests pausing before you launch your writing workshop to take what she calls Quiet 5. Learn how this small step can have big benefits to you and your students.

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Start Planning Your Summer PD!

Posted by admin on Jan 16, 2020 10:25:30 AM

Even though there's still a winter chill in the air, it's not too early to make summer plans for your professional learning. Here are a few ideas to help you get started!

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Engaging Literate Minds: A Foundation

Posted by admin on Jan 10, 2020 3:55:48 PM

The following is excerpted from Chapter One of Engaging Literate Minds, the newest book by Peter Johnston, et al. Read to discover what inspired this important book.

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Build Your Stack with Stenhouse

Posted by admin on Jan 8, 2020 3:26:10 PM

There is a lot of children’s literature out there. So how do you know which ones will not only work best with your literacy instruction, but will also capture the interest and imagination of your students? Our authors have been in the classroom and know how hard it is to find time to choose the best books, which is why they did the work for you! Here is a list of the classroom library collections they have curated to enhance their popular professional resources.

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Teacher's Corner: Get to Know The New CAFE Book with Gail Boushey & Allison Behne

Posted by admin on Jan 7, 2020 9:15:16 AM

In the decade since its first publication, The CAFE Book has changed the way teachers assess, teach, and track student information, positively impacting the way students learn, practice, and talk about reading. In this Teacher's Corner episode, Gail Boushey and Allison Behne, authors of The CAFE Book, Expanded Second Edition, reflect on the insights they've gained from working with hundreds of teachers and students across the nation and how those insights have informed this exciting new edition.

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Topics: Teachers Corner, Podcast

Help your students connect to their writing

Posted by admin on Jan 5, 2020 6:30:00 AM

When students make progress as writers, that progress is likely to spill over into other parts of their lives—both academic and personal. In order to be successful writers, however, students need to be connected to their writing, which might not be so easy to teach. Here are some resources from Stenhouse to give your writing instruction a boost and help your students find their voice and learn to love writing.

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Topics: Writing

Who's Doing the Work? in the Classroom

Posted by admin on Jan 2, 2020 9:14:00 AM

The book and the lesson sets have really rocked my teaching world. I’ve never been happier teaching in my 24 years, and I know this is a huge part of it.” ~Patti Austin, Second Grade Teacher from Islip, NY

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Topics: Uncategorized, classroom resources