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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.

Patterns of Power Plus Anchor Text Collections, Grades 1–5

POP Anchor Texts

Celebrate author craft with Patterns of Power Plus Anchor Text Collections—a collection of high-quality children’s books hand selected by authors of the Patterns of Power Family of Resources, Jeff Anderson and Whitney La Rocca. Each lesson set in Patterns of Power Plus uses a mentor sentence derived from the books in this collection. You can make the lesson more meaningful by providing your students with the book from which the sentence came allowing you to add further context to your grammar instruction.

Patterns of Power Top 10 Mentor Text Sets, Grades 1–5

POP Mentor Texts

Much like the Patterns of Power Plus Anchor Text Collections, the books in the Patterns of Power Top 10 Mentor Text Sets, can be used to give your students context around the grammar instruction they receive in the classroom. In the Patterns of Power resource book, there is a list of 150 mentor texts from which the authors chose sentences used in each lesson set to support the instruction. Jeff and Whitney chose the top ten for each grade level 1 through 5 and created these handy collections, which are beneficial to have for when your students are curious about the story behind the sentence!

Who’s Doing the Work? Lesson Sets Independent Reading Library Collections, Grades K–2

WDTW Libraries

The high-interest books in the Who’s Doing the Work? Lesson Sets Independent Reading Library Collections have been curated by authors Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris to support the lessons in their Who’s Doing the Work? Lesson Sets. The books in these grade-level-specific collections correlate to the Reading Is Thinking, Reading to Connect, and Reading to Learn lessons within the lessons sets to provide students with the opportunity to reread and explore the books on their own time during independent reading.

The Daily 5 Classroom Library Collections, Grades K–5

Daily 5 Libraries

The books in The Daily 5 Classroom Library Collections for grades K–5 were selected to align to the key ideas covered in The Daily 5, Second Edition by Gail Boushey and Joan Moser. Each grade-level collection includes 200 highly engaging titles and cover topics such as seasons, animals, maps & regions, citizenship, famous Americans, and much more. If you use The Daily 5 and The CAFE Book, these collections will take your instruction even further.

Strategies That Work Classroom Library Collections, Grades K–5

Strats Libraries

Inside the Strategies That Work Classroom Library Collections you’ll find a 50 to 60 anchor texts that were carefully selected by authors, Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis to support the comprehension strategies covered in their best-selling book, Strategies That Work, Third Edition. These thoughtfully curated collections of fiction and nonfiction children’s books will intrigue your students during interactive read-aloud and set them on the path to becoming engaged, independent readers.

To learn more about these valuable resources, visit Stenhouse.com. And take advantage of our limited-time offer of free shipping on all these collections until February 15, 2020 using code FREESHIP. Don’t miss out!