Category Archives: Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading: UNLOCKING THE POWER OF CLASSROOM TALK

“Who’s your favorite listener?” I’d never thought about this question until this morning, as I was reading UNLOCKING THE POWER OF CLASSROOM TALK: Teaching Kids to Talk with Clarity and Purpose, by Shana Frazin and Katy Wischow. But then I … Continue reading

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CURRICULUM RESOURCES & LINKS: A Page from The Literacy Cookbook Website

If you already subscribe to The Literacy Cookbook Website, you’re probably aware of the thousands of resources available. In addition to the Website’s 1,200-plus field-tested Word documents that you can download to use instantly with your students, I’ve also curated … Continue reading

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RECOMMENDED READING: The Writing Revolution by Judith Hochman and Natalie Wexler

In 2012, if you read “The Writing Revolution,” Peg Tyre’s article in The Atlantic about Judith Hochman’s effective method for teaching writing, you may have wondered, Where can I learn more about this? You were not alone. In fact, so … Continue reading

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Independent Reading and Summer Reading RESOURCES

As summer draws near, you might be thinking about assigning summer reading or planning for a more rigorous independent reading program at your school next year, or you might be looking forward to YOUR OWN summer reading. Here are some … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: READING RECONSIDERED

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Another Helpful Reading Resource: Smithsonian TweenTribune

If you are looking for more resources to support nonfiction reading, The Smithsonian TweenTribune is a FREE online educational service offered by the Smithsonian for use by K-12 grade teachers and students. TTribune consists of daily news sites for kids, … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: TEACH LIKE A CHAMPION 2.0

One impediment to change in any situation or field is that we tend to hesitate to believe in things we haven’t seen with our own eyes. Sometimes when you want to solve a problem, the solution doesn’t exist. But sometimes … Continue reading

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