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When students are read to, they are engaged, listening, thinking,
imagining, and sharing. And they have more
comprehend a story and hear the language
Great stories with great illustrations
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PK-3 Readers' Theater
Performing arts engages and develops both learning and interpersonal
skills in a fun, enriching, and memorable way!
Bring it into your classroom today!
Watch their skills improve with every performance!
Each Readers' Theater package
5 Books for Young Learners and
5 Entertaining Short Scripts!
● increases fluency
skills, listening skills,
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Emergent, Early, and Fluent Readers
Adapted from Books for Young Learners—short, engaging
fiction and nonfiction books.
Retrospective Miscue Analysis (RMA) was first a
research tool. Now it is a teaching tool that
can be effectively used in the classroom.
collected through retrospective miscue analysis
leads to meaningful discussions between teacher and
student and among students, with or without the teacher,
that helps learners to express their individual thinking
about the reading process as it relates to their
personal reading strategies.
RMA helps learners develop valuable knowledge of
the principles of reading, and how and where to apply
that knowledge to help them improve their reading and
Understanding the thinking behind a learner’s action can
be the linchpin to successful teaching and learning
practices, and skill improvement for all students.
The content of The Essential RMA applies to
learners from primary grades to adulthood.
Get the book and get AWindow into
RMA BLOG Blog
with the authors! Join the
retrospective miscue blog where the
authors and guests write about RMA
and where you can post replies.
Read Susan Warren's post, Reading
That Makes Sense. An educator
talks about helping a second grade
boy revalue himself as a learner.
"The Essential RMA:
A Window into
does it all. It
step-by-step, how to
conduct one of the
devised for helping
people of all ages
develop as readers:
"By opening a window
into readers’ minds,
with students about
ultimate goal is so
much more than a
higher test score.
We aim for readers
who are aware of
strategies and take
charge of their own
"At a time when
teacher expertise is
being replaced by
Essential RMA is a
rarity in that it
invites teachers to
work closely with
ALL readers and
that honors both
students and what
they bring to
"This easy to follow
teachers with the
tools they need to
back into their
classrooms and plan
Poetry Friday Power Book
For Ages 3-8
by Sylvia Vardell & Janet Wong
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fun with learning when
they are the topics in reading, writing, and poetry.
NEW! From the
The Poetry Friday Anthology Series
Calling all “pet
people”! PET CRAZY: A Poetry Friday Power Book
features twelve PowerPacks that use creative
activities to get your children (K-3) thinking, drawing,
reading, and writing about cats, dogs, lizards, rabbits, and
Kids love their pets! What better way to get them excited
about developing language skills than through reading and
writing projects centered on pets!
This book offers several choices for reading, thinking,
writing, and responding. Overall, it's a story in poems, but
all of this is also organized in PowerPack groups that help
children get a "behind the scenes" look at how poems work and
how poets write and think. In each of these PowerPack
groups, you'll find five things:
media, peer pressure, mean girls, tough guys, verbal and
physical abuse. Students shouldn't face it in any way. Help them to
overcome it in the best way!
Barry Lane's book Force
Field for Good is much more than an anti-bullying program.
Force Field for Good will have your students joyously singing aloud,
and working together on projects that promote understanding
and tolerance as they grow into empathetic, courageous and compassionate
who make their classroom, their school, and their community a zone of
compassion and learning!
Force Field for Good isa year-long curriculum for 30 minutes per
month with easy to use, teacher-created life-lessons and
exercises. The book includes a DVD
that contains singalong videos, home connection sheets,
lesson reproducibles, and much more.
"This not something that can be taught in a day, a week,
or even a year, but a skilled teacher can start discussions
that can last a lifetime and help students..."
Barry Lane and Colleen Mestdagh
Force Field for Good
with Trade Picture Book
Qualities PK-3 collection includes 174 English titles,
82 of which are
translated into Spanish
For Young Learners (BYL):
● They are
interesting and complete storieswritten by independent
authors reflecting a child’s view and
appropriate for a child’s reading
level and stage of development. ● Books for Young Learners maximize the reader’s learning
experiencethrough the proper balance of
supports and challenges
in text, pictures, content, and
● BYL books increase in reading complexity and content from emergent,
And are leveled by
Fountas and Pinnell,
Reading Recovery, and
Descubriendo la lectura (for ESL, dual language).
Ideal for shared, guided, and independent reading in
school and at home. ● Includes
fiction and non-fiction,
illustrations and photographs
themes and genres; in soft covers, 8,12 or 16 pages
in length in variety of trim sizes and formats. ● Each book
has a correspondingBook Note with NEW Comprehension
Prompts written by Dr. Connie Hebert.
Connie Hebert, literacy consultant and former college
professor, is currently a Reading Specialist with Nauset
Public Schools on beautiful
Cape Cod. As an international
literacy consultant, I use many of these Books for Young
Learners with children in small group model lessons to
support professional development of teachers. I am able to
see where children have gaps in key areas of literacy
development such as decoding, comprehension, and vocabulary.
So I created a way to ‘plug’ these gaps with oral or written
prompts that support each book and can quickly and easily be
used on a daily basis.
On the Book Notes you will
see 5 categories of Comprehension Prompts I developed for each
of the Books for Young Learners:
This Thought (Completion)
Your Memory (Recall & Text Evidence) ●What’s Your Opinion?
(Reflective Thinking) ●Be Creative
(Imaginative Drawing & Writing) ●Vocabulary Agent (Word
Dr. Hebert’s mission is to catch EVERY
falling reader around the world. She has motivated,
inspired, and presented seminars, model lessons, and
inspirational keynote addresses for teachers,
administrators, and parents in forty-seven states and four
countries. For more information, please visit:
Page 2 of the Book Note for the BYL book
Moon. Click Book Note for pages 1,2 enlarged.
A collection of 82
8, 12, and 16 pages, fiction and
nonfiction titles leveled by
Descubriendo la Lectura (DLL).
DLL has chosen BYL Spanish books for use in their
assessment package. Ideal for ESL, LEP, FLES, Bilingual classes,
and Dual Language programs in the Primary grades. Authentic
are native speakers of Spanish. Help
students make the
to English, or learn
Spanish titles or Spanish/English companion sets.
Send books home. Spanish
speaking parents will appreciate the opportunity to read with
their children in Spanish and take an active part in their
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For the past 15 years British academic
has embraced a dynamic
definition of formative
assessment as a set
of proven learning processes
students are more likely to become
learners. At the heart of this approach to formative assessment is the idea of a
culture, where children and
teachers have a
growth mindset, self-belief,
and the belief that all can succeed.
Katherine Muncaster with Shirley Clarke
"Whatever the learner's age, the curriculum demands, the
subject, the educational
setting or testing arrangements, formative assessment is
always relevant, as it
revolves around the only focus that makes any sense: the
empowerment of the
learner. Once this becomes the prime focus of every
teacher and pupil, with
formative assessment as the driving and guiding force,
not only possible, but highly probable."
Core sections of the book include:
Helps teachers create an environment for pupils to
be active learners, constant reviewers and
Ensures teachers start and finish lessons
effectively by initially establishing students'
prior knowledge and capturing their interest and
finally encouraging pupil reflection to find out
what has been learned and what still needs to be
Develops learning by helping students articulate
their understanding and focusing on constant review
Focuses on whole-school development
including lesson study, assessment policies and
stories from outstanding schools.
"I am passionate
about learning and not placing
limits on children's learning
journeys. Carol Dweck's work
clearly demonstrates the impact
mindset has on children and
their learning: embracing a
growth mindset enables children
to aspire and achieve their true
In order for children to develop
their awareness of mindsets and
change their own learning
behavior, I believe it is
essential that the concept of
mindsets is explicitly taught
and explored by children."
Mindset Lessons is an
essential handbook for nurturing
growth mindset in the
classroom. The book
provides tried and tested
practical classroom activities
and strategies to foster the
development of a positive growth
mindset and effective learning
These soft cover autobiographies
are great resources to inform
children in grades 4 to 7 to
develop their own writing skills
The Authors hold the readers'
attention with realistic and
"They are the smartest and most
honest books that I know for
lives of writers. They are so
well crafted because the writers
talking about their craft."
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Catch up on your professional reading
over summer with classics from Margaret Mooney
All books by Margaret Mooney
End date of June 30, 2017
years ago Margaret Mooney wrote
a little book for the New
Zealand Ministry of Education
calledDeveloping Life-long Readers.
The book came out about the time
that she began making periodic
trips to the US to work with
American teachers. At the
heart of the thinking of New
Zealanders and Australians were
ideas that continue to have
merit. At the beginning
of Margaret’s book are a set of
programs should be child
for meaning is paramount.
must always be rewarding.
learn to read by reading.
learn best on books that have
meaning and are rewarding.
approach to teaching reading is
a combination of approaches.
cure for reading failure is good
foundations of literacy are laid
in the early years.
Margaret's books build on these
beliefs. The ideas
permeated Margaret’s teaching in
the US for more than 20 years. We
need to be reminded of what is
truly important in teaching
We need to return to inspiring
and timeless fundamentals.
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These unique resourcesand their accompanying
Teacher's Guides reflect many years of classroom experience.
Key student supports and prompts are built in to each draft
writingbook to enrich instruction, supportthe
writing process, and engage students in:
and progress over time
collection of written work to share with parents.
Each book is different and Grade appropriate!
Click on each journal to see sample interior pages.
Some of the features that make these draft writing books stand out as
in their use for the writing process:
lines spaced for revisions
observation notes pages
alphabet recognition pages
spelling development record
table of contents
space for graphic organizers
author personalizes front and back
cover and more!
Ideal as Mentor Texts
the Author autobiographies are great resources to help
children in grades 2 to 5 recognize and value biography
as useful and interesting genre.
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Meet the Author collection is as diverse in its authors
as the authors are in their writing.
MEET THE AUTHOR
Full-color photographs and illustrations in
32-page hardcover books Authors
take students on a reflective journey
through their lives from a writer's
show them how people, places, and events
impact, influence, and inspire their
are the smartest and most honest books that I
know for children about the lives of writers.
They are so well crafted because the writers themselves are talking about
their craft." Isoke
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