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Books as Bridges
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Books as Bridges

Using text to connect to home and school literacy and learning

This remarkable book explores the many advantages of using "touchstone" books to consider four key aspects of literacy predictable structures, nonfiction, comprehension, and imagination and language play. Each of these aspects is described in terms of a series of strategies, which are highlighted by their use with specific touchstone books, and supported by lists of related books to consider.

Based on convincing research that parents play a vital role in raising a reader, Books as Bridges offers an effective and efficient way to use texts, including children`s picture books, to help create a common reading experience for the class that can be extended to the home. Numerous reproducibles and send-home materials, as well as suggestions for supporting families for whom English is not the first language, complement this timely resource.

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Catching Readers Before They Fall
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Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: University/College;

Supporting readers who struggle, K-6

Essential reading for anyone and everyone who works with struggling readers, this book contains a wealth of strategies, resources, and teaching ideas. Through examples from both adults and children, the authors explain and describe the complicated network of strategies that is always working in the minds of proficient readers -- strategies that struggling readers must learn in order to construct their own reading processes. From word-solving and prompting methods, to modeling and teaching strategies, to practical answers for parents, Catching Readers provides a picture of what it both looks and sounds like to help a child who struggles.

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Cultivating Readers
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Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: University/College;

6 essential steps to foster the will to read

Introducing a 6-step approach for cultivating and growing complete readers who have the will to read! You'll learn how to help your students understand the value of reading, intimately know who they are as readers, and receive joy and pleasure from text. From sharing your reading life to getting to know your students to modelling the habits of a reader, you will find strategies to use to set the foundation for a classroom of enthusiastic readers. Powerful classroom anecdotes and ready-to-use reproducible activities support this highly readable book.

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First Nations Full Day Kindergarten
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Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations;

Over 300 pages of cultural components to complement traditional kindergarten skills and concepts:
PROGRAM BACKGROUND, Budget Categories, Integrating First Nations Studies, Cognitive Education Method, Activities, Skills and Goals, Monthly Rhythms, Sample Week, Sample Daily Routines. THEMES: Longhouse - Autumn & Winter, Longhouse - Spring and Summer, Salmon, Bears, Planning a Potlatch, Christmas Festival, Cedar, Canoes, Weaving, Drama, plus cultural materials support themes. Factual background information for teachers to read or share with students.

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For the Love of Reading Books to Build Lifelong Readers
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: University/College;

What should we read to our children? Four experts share their favorite books.
In For the Love of Reading, David Bouchard has teamed up with literacy experts Sally Bender, Anne Letain, and Lucie Poulin-Mackey to give lists of books to inspire us and our children. Whether you are a parent, a teacher, an administrator, an auntie, a grandpa or Mum's best friend, in For the Love of Reading you will find books to strike your fancy and the fancies of all the children in your life. Each author provides lists of books for all ages, as well as lists of seasonal books, resources, favorite strategies to encourage reading and those strategies to avoid. Lucie Poulin-Mackey's lists are of books in French. Indices are provided by author and title.

David Bouchard has been a tireless champion of literacy for many years. A non-reader until adulthood, he fell in love with children's books one day when he was asked to read a chapter of a novel aloud.

Sally Bender is a teacher-librarian who writes a book review column for the Brandon Sun. She brought the children's book section to her local teachers' supply store, Total Teacher, where she worked for several years.

Anne Letain is a teacher-librarian, a consultant and the host of the website, The Reading Registry (www.readingregistry.com).

Lucie Poulin-Mackey has been a teacher for almost twenty years. Lucie is now a literacy specialist for her French school board.

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2005 CCBC Our Choice

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Grand Conversations
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Grade Levels: University/College;

Grand Conversations, Thoughtful Responses: A Unique Approach to Literature Circles

Grand Conversations, Thoughtful Responses provides the key to helping your students become enthusiastic, confident readers. In the author's unique approach to Literature Circles, no roles are used and no limits are set on the amount students read. Students choose their books from an appropriate prearranged set, are engaged in meaningful conversations about their books with their peers, keep response journals, and work bi-weekly on a whole-class comprehension strategy. In this resource, you will find: " steps for establishing Literature Circles in your classroom, " strategies and ideas for building purposeful discussion groups, " practical techniques that help students select books, " comprehensive book lists, " tips and criteria to help students write insightful personal responses, " suggestions for assessing and evaluating student work in Literature Circles.

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Guided Listening
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Format: Paperback

A framework for using read-aloud and other oral language experiences to build reading comprehension skills and help readers record, share, value, and interpret ideas

This comprehensive guide offers a framework for using read-aloud and other oral language experiences to build reading comprehension skills and help students record, share, value, and interpret ideas. These organizational tools free students to listen more attentively; organize their responses; and watch for subtle clues, such as body language, that are an important part of listening. The book is organized around common reading strategies, including making inferences and predictions, making connections, visualizing, asking questions, and synthesizing. Tools to complement these strategies include reproducible graphic organizers, rubrics, forms for recording student progress, and numerous worksheets.

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Guided Reading Basics
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Guided Reading Basics

Organizing, managing and implementing a balanced language program in K—3

This innovative new handbook provides a model for Guided Reading that can help you meet the needs of your K–3 students. You will find practical, classroom-tested methods for organizing, managing, and implementing effective Guided Reading strategies in the early years. The book lays the groundwork for the program and shows you how to fit Guided Reading into a balanced literacy program, organize the class for independent learning, create flexible reading groups, select the best reading materials, assess and monitor student learning, and much more.

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Guiding Readers: Making the Most of the 18-Minute Guided Reading Lesson
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Discover a model for guided reading instruction that fits the 18-minute time frame and is purposeful, planned, and focused. This practical book introduces a range of specific reading strategies and processes that lead students to access increasingly sophisticated text. It includes collections of lessons for emergent, early, developing, and fluent readers, as well as struggling readers in the upper grades. Detailed and comprehensive, the book champions an integrated system of guiding readers that involves both fiction and nonfiction, as well as the texts that surround students in and out of school: websites, directions, instructions, schedules, signs, and more. New and experienced teachers will both find a wealth of valuable reproducibles, techniques, tips, and strategies that will help them put the tools for independent reading into the hands of every student.

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Journey to Literacy: No Worksheets Required
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Grade Levels: University/College;

Journey to Literacy: No Worksheets Required

The play-based learning and individualized strategies in this practical book build on the wide range of literacy skills present in the kindergarten classroom. This valuable resource explores simple ways to use traditional learning centres to provide children with real and authentic reasons to listen, speak, read, write, and view. Teachers will find a wealth of resources for creating meaningful learning experiences, including:

answers to often-asked questions
milestones to inform teaching instruction
activities and games for both individuals and groups
literacy extensions that involve children with quality literature, authentic artifacts, and recordings

This highly readable book will support teachers as they move beyond worksheets and nurture students on their journey to lifelong literacy.

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Literacy Essentials: Engagement, Excellence and Equity for All Learners
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Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: University/College;

How do we ensure that all students are engaged each day in meaningful, challenging, and joyful work and have equal opportunity to learn?

That is the central question Regie Routman addresses in Literacy Essentials: Engagement, Excellence, and Equity for All Learners. Her response is that such an outcome is only possible within a culture of empowerment in which all students and teachers feel encouraged and supported to let their voices be heard, explore their passions and interests, develop deep knowledge, and become their fullest and truest selves.

Based on her ongoing teaching, leading, and coaching in diverse schools and districts, Regie offers K-12 teachers and leaders practical, easy-to-implement tools to help students develop as self-determining readers, writers, and learners including:

- Take Action sections with specific suggestions for authentically teaching, assessing, and learning
- Extensive research that is easily accessible and actionable
- Personal stories that connect to literacy teaching and learning
- Rich online resources including a comprehensive lesson plan, an easy-to-use study guide, downloadable Appendices, and more.

Literacy Essentials shows what’s possible when teachers and schools raise expectations for all students and create an intellectual culture based on trust, collaborative expertise, and celebration of learners’ strengths.

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Audience Range: Ages 5-17

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482 pages | 7.30" x 9.20"

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Nonfiction Reading Power
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Grade Levels: University/College;

Teaching students how to think while they read all kinds of information

This remarkable book gives teachers a wealth of effective strategies for helping students think while they read material in all subject areas. Based on using the best children's books to motivate students, this book shows teachers how to encourage students to recognize that reading is about using the brain to zoom-in, question/infer, find the main idea, make connections, and transform what's on the printed page. The book explores the particular features of nonfiction and offers lists of key books organized around strategies and subject areas. It promotes incorporating more nonfiction into the classroom through read-alouds, author study, and tips for teaching nonfiction forms and text structures. Student samples and reproducible pages that support the five thinking strategies complement this valuable resource.

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Preventing Misguided Reading: Next Generation Guided Reading Strategies
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Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5;

Do you feel exhausted after guided reading? Are you working tirelessly while your students aren't even breaking a sweat? Do you ever wonder if other teachers feel the same way you do about guided reading — that it's not working the way it should?

This thoughtful resource has everything you need to prevent guided reading from going astray in your classroom. The authors draw on 50 years of collective experience to present clarifications, adaptations, and supports that have helped them work their own trick parts as they guide readers. The book's 6 chapters each clarify a misunderstanding about a key area of the guided reading process. With 27 strategies, you're sure to find the help you need to work through your own challenges as you guide groups of readers.

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Grade Range: K-5

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130 pages | 7.00" x 9.20"

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Reading Power (Revised Edition)
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Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: University/College;

Reading Power: Teaching Students to Think While They Read

A simple approach to teaching reading comprehension with effective strategies to help students think while they read. This practical book features chapters on the five powerful reading/thinking strategies — connecting, questioning, visualizing, inferring, and transforming. It offers techniques for helping children recognize what happens in their heads while they read, with simple applications that can be incorporated into any classroom routine. A valuable handbook that promotes reading independence with sequential lessons, teacher-modeling tips, and suggestions for guided practice.

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Storymaking: The Maker Movement Approach to Literacy for Early Learners
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: University/College;

After studying the current research on literacy learning for young children, delving into the beliefs and schools of Reggio Emilia, and discovering the Maker Movement, the authors created StoryMaking. With great success, they implemented it in their diverse and large public school district. StoryMaking shares the processes, first steps, next steps, uses for materials, and lessons learned so teachers can implement their own versions in their classrooms. 

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The book shares practical suggestions, student samples, photographs, anchor charts, and other forms of documentation so teachers can implement their own version of StoryMaking in their classrooms. 

Age focus: 3-5

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200 pages | 8.40" x 10.90"

$55.50

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