Mentor Texts, 2nd edition: Teaching Writing Through Children’s Literature, K-6

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Stenhouse Publishers #ad - It’s been a decade since lynne dorfman and Rose Cappelli wrote the first edition of Mentor Texts and helped teachers across the country make the most of high-quality children's literature in their writing instruction. The book is organized around the characteristics of good writing—focus, content, organization, style, and conventions.

The second edition includes brand-new “Your Turn Lessons, ” built around the gradual release of responsibility model, offering suggestions for demonstrations and shared or guided writing.  . Reflection is emphasized as a necessary component to understanding why mentor authors chose certain strategies, literary devices, sentence structures, and words.

In the second edition of this important book Lynne and Rose show teachers how to help students become confident, accomplished writers by using literature as their foundation. Rose and lynne write in a friendly and conversational style, employing numerous anecdotes to help teachers visualize the process, and offer strategies that can be immediately implemented in the classroom.

Mentor Texts, 2nd edition: Teaching Writing Through Children's Literature, K-6 #ad - This practical resource demonstrates the power of learning to read like writers. At the end of each chapter a “think about It—Talk About It—Write About It” section invites reflection and conversation with colleagues. Lynne and rose offer new children’s book titles in each chapter and in a carefully curated and annotated Treasure Chest.

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Nonfiction Mentor Texts: Teaching Informational Writing Through Children's Literature, K-8

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Stenhouse Publishers #ad - Each your turn lesson encourages reflection and motivates students to think about what they’ve learned, the purpose of learning and practicing a skill or strategy, and how they might use this technique in the future. This list includes every title mentioned in the book, organizing text, developing voice, as well as a host of other titles that teachers can use to help students learn about quality nonfiction writing—building content, enhancing style, using punctuation effectively—and from which students can draw topic ideas.

Now, they have turned their focus to nonfiction, identifying a wide range of mentor texts and showing how these models illustrate the key features of good writing. Used book in Good Condition. Teachers will find especially helpful the information on how to select appropriate mentor texts from among the sometimes overwhelming offerings of children’s literature.

Teachers will be able to find the just-right book for each student. In their first book, mentor texts, lynne Dorfman and Rose Cappelli demonstrated how teachers can use children’s literature to guide and inspire student writers of narrative fiction and poetry. Lynne and rose guide teachers through a variety of projects, samples, and classroom anecdotes that demonstrate how teachers can help students become more effective writers of good nonfiction.

Nonfiction Mentor Texts: Teaching Informational Writing Through Children's Literature, K-8 #ad - The your turn lessons at the end of each chapter use the gradual release of responsibility model to guide and empower student writers. Lynne and rose have either read or used all of the featured books in their classrooms and have selected titles that meet the needs of students at varying levels. Additionally, an author’s Voice provides encouragement and advice from published authors of children’s nonfiction.

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Essentials of Children's Literature 9th Edition What's New in Literacy

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Pearson #ad - Also suitable as a companion text in an integrated reading/language arts course. The authors’ passion for children’s literacy and education is clearly expressed in the text. Erika J. I think students would find it accessible, interesting, and practical. Strengths in each of the chapters include notable authors, investigation for further study, read alouds, recommended books, and the references.

. For survey courses in children’s literature. From reviews of this book: “the overall strengths of this textbook are the empirical research cited, the charts and diagrams used, the variety of books covered, and the pragmatic approach to selecting and enjoying literature for children. Through newly added connections to classrooms and libraries, in addition to expanded content related to standards and trends in literacy, Essentials of Children's Literature is an indispensable guide for future teachers and librarians.

Essentials of Children's Literature 9th Edition What's New in Literacy #ad - Clear, figures, examples, and direct, and tables in combination with narrative and prose, the book uses recommended book lists, concise, freeing class time for involvement with literature. Travis, california baptist university “understanding how to select books for and with children is a key component of success as a teacher–so I was happy to see in-depth coverage of that, including the Age Level information as well as the Reading Interest questions Chapter 2.

I also use the award winners for our literature circles in class.

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Black Ants and Buddhists: Thinking Critically and Teaching Differently in the Primary Grades

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Stenhouse Publishers #ad - Mary's teaching is infused with lessons of her heroes: Gandhi, Helen Keller, Martin Luther King, Eleanor Roosevelt, and others. It offers no easy answers, and starting points for conversations about diversity and controversy in your classroom, just a wealth of insight into the challenges of helping students think critically about the world, as well as in the larger community.

Stenhouse Publishers. Her students learn to make connections between their lives, the community leaders they meet, the books they read, and the larger world. If you were inspired to become a teacher because you wanted to change the world, and instead find yourself limited by teach-to-the-test pressures, this is the book that will make you think hard about how you spend your time with students.

Black Ants and Buddhists: Thinking Critically and Teaching Differently in the Primary Grades #ad - What would a classroom look like if understanding and respecting differences in race, where first and second graders view the entire curriculum through the framework of understanding the world, beliefs, and opinions were at its heart? Welcome to Mary Cowhey's Peace Class in Northampton, culture, MA, and trying to do their part to make it a better place.

Woven through the book is mary's unflinching and humorous account of her own roots in a struggling large Irish Catholic family and her early career as a community activist. Used book in Good Condition.

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Craft Moves: Lesson Sets for Teaching Writing with Mentor Texts

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Stenhouse Publishers #ad - Using picture books as mentor texts will help your students not only read as writers and write with joy but also become writers who can effectively communicate meaning, write with detail, structure their writing, and give their writing their own unique voice. Stenhouse Publishers. She also shares routines and classroom procedures to help students focus on their writing during the independent writing portion of writing workshop and helps teachers prepare for small-group instruction.

. Stacey first discusses picture books as teaching tools and offers ways to integrate them into your curriculum, and classroom discussions. Foreword by lester laminack how do you choose mentor texts for your students? how do you mine them for the craft lessons you want your students to learn? In Craft Moves, cofounder of the Two Writing Teachers website, does the heavy lifting for you: using twenty recently published picture books, Stacey Shubitz, she creates more than 180 lessons to teach various craft moves that will help your students become better writers.

Craft Moves: Lesson Sets for Teaching Writing with Mentor Texts #ad - Used book in Good Condition. A step-by-step guide demonstrates how to analyze a picture book for multiple craft moves. Each of the 184 lessons in the book includes a publisher’s summary, a rationale or explanation of the craft move demonstrated in the book, and a procedure that takes teachers and students back into the mentor text to deepen their understanding of the selected craft move.

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Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All

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National Council of Teachers of Mathematics #ad - What it will take to turn the opportunity of the Common Core into reality in every classroom, school, and district. Continuing its tradition of mathematics education leadership, including specific teaching practices, NCTM has undertaken a major initiative to define and describe the principles and actions, that are essential for a high-quality mathematics education for all students.

This landmark new title offers guidance to teachers, parents, and policies that must support the teaching practicesbuilds on nctm's principles and standards for School Mathematics and supports implementation of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics to attain much higher levels of mathematics achievement for all studentsIdentifies obstacles, reasoning, acknowledged, mathematics coaches, and policymakers:Provides a research-based description of eight essential Mathematics Teaching PracticesDescribes the conditions, structures, and addressed by all stakeholdersEncourages teachers of mathematics to engage students in mathematical thinking, administrators, and key actions that must be understood, unproductive and productive beliefs, and sense making to significantly strengthen teaching and learning Used book in Good Condition.

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Happy Like Soccer

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Candlewick #ad - But nothing makes her sad like soccer, too, because the restaurant where her auntie works is busy on game days and she can’t take time off to watch Sierra play. Her shoes have flames as she spins the ball down the spread-out sea of grass. Stenhouse Publishers. Used book in Good Condition. Candlewick Press MA.

Happy Like Soccer #ad - A thought-provoking read-aloud. Publishers weekly starred review Nothing makes Sierra happy like soccer. With honesty and subtlety, author maribeth boelts and illustrator Lauren Castillo portray an endearing character in a moving, uplifting story that touches on the divides children navigate every day — and remind us that everyone needs someone to cheer them on from the sidelines.

Unexpected emotional depth.

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Mathematical Mindsets: Unleashing Students' Potential through Creative Math, Inspiring Messages and Innovative Teaching

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Jossey-Bass #ad - Stenhouse Publishers. Their evasion and departure hinders math-related pathways and STEM career opportunities. Research has shown very clear methods to change this phenomena, but the information has been confined to research journals—until now. Banish math anxiety and give students of all ages a clear roadmap to success Mathematical Mindsets provides practical strategies and activities to help teachers and parents show all children, even those who are convinced that they are bad at math, that they can enjoy and succeed in math.

There is a clear gap between what research has shown to work in teaching math and what happens in schools and at home. Jo boaler—stanford researcher, professor of math education, and expert on math learning—has studied why students don't like math and often fail in math classes. Mathematical mindsets provides a proven, practical roadmap to mathematics success for any student at any age.

Mathematical Mindsets: Unleashing Students' Potential through Creative Math, Inspiring Messages and Innovative Teaching #ad - Boaler translates carol dweck's concept of 'mindset' into math teaching and parenting strategies, showing how students can go from self-doubt to strong self-confidence, which is so important to math learning. Used book in Good Condition. She's followed thousands of students through middle and high schools to study how they learn and to find the most effective ways to unleash the math potential in all students.

Boaler reveals the steps that must be taken by schools and parents to improve math education for all. Candlewick Press MA.

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Shortcut

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Greenwillow Books 9780688135768 #ad - But one night they were late, and the tracks were a shortcut, so they started off. Stenhouse Publishers. Used book in Good Condition. Candlewick Press MA. Used book in Good Condition. And when there was no turning back, they heard the train coming. Jossey-Bass Inc Pub. The train tracks ran right by Bigmama's house in Cottondale, and the children were warned to stay off the tracks.

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Someday Is Now: Clara Luper and the 1958 Oklahoma City Sit-ins

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Seagrass Press #ad - Not only does this book highlight an important civil rights activist, it can serve as an introduction to child activism as well as the movement itself. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. This moving title includes additional information on Clara Luper’s extraordinary life, her lessons of nonviolent resistance, and a glossary of key civil rights people and terms.

Stenhouse Publishers. A top addition to nonfiction collections. School library journal starred reviewmore than a year before the Greensboro sit-ins, a teacher named Clara Luper led a group of young people to protest the segregated Katz drugstore by sitting at its lunch counter. Kids are inspired to follow the lessons of bravery taught by civil rights pioneers like Clara Luper.

Someday Is Now: Clara Luper and the 1958 Oklahoma City Sit-ins #ad - With simple, elegant art, someday Is Now tells the inspirational story of this unsung hero of the Civil Rights movement. As a child, clara Luper saw how segregation affected her life. When she grew up, clara led the movement to desegregate Oklahoma stores and restaurants that were closed to African Americans.

Candlewick Press MA. With courage and conviction, she led young people to “do what had to be done. Perfect for early elementary age kids in encouraging them to do what is right and stand up for what is right, even at great cost, this is a powerful story about the power of nonviolent activism.

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The Writing Revolution: A Guide to Advancing Thinking Through Writing in All Subjects and Grades

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Jossey-Bass #ad - And the method does more than improve writing skills. Candlewick Press MA. It breaks the writing process down into manageable chunks and then has students practice the chunks they need, repeatedly, while also learning content. Help! my students can't write!" why you Need a Writing Revolution in Your Classroom and How to Lead It.

Insurmountable as the challenges faced by many students may seem, TWR can make a dramatic difference. Stenhouse Publishers. The writing revolution twr provides a clear method of instruction that you can use no matter what subject or grade level you teach. But perhaps what's most revolutionary about the TWR method is that it takes the mystery out of learning to write well.

The Writing Revolution: A Guide to Advancing Thinking Through Writing in All Subjects and Grades #ad - There's no separate writing block and no separate writing curriculum. It also helps: boost reading comprehension Improve organizational and study skills Enhance speaking abilities Develop analytical capabilities TWR is as much a method of teaching content as it is a method of teaching writing. Used book in Good Condition.

Instead, teachers of all subjects adapt the TWR strategies and activities to their current curriculum and weave them into their content instruction. Jossey-Bass Inc Pub. The model, has demonstrated, also known as the Hochman Method, over and over, that it can turn weak writers into strong communicators by focusing on specific techniques that match their needs and by providing them with targeted feedback.

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