“There is no such thing as a kid who hates reading. There are kids who love reading and kids who have not found the right book.” – James Patterson
Books are a powerful tool for getting students excited about reading, and teaching the critical literacy skills that are fundamental to future success. Whether your new school year has already started or is still a few days or weeks (lucky you!) away, count on us as your trusted literacy partner—always here to help you find the books and resources you need to create a strong culture of literacy and learning.
Kelli Westmoreland answers common classroom library questions and shares ideas for integrating authentic literature into daily instruction in our NEW Classroom Library Video Series. Watch and learn!
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See how one school successfully transitioned to a school-wide literacy model that reinforces reading instruction alongside math, science and history lessons. “We decided to teach our teachers first.”
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Use these lesson ideas and recommended titles to bring the eclipse into your classroom, while also introducing Next Generation Science Standards like Earth’s Place in the Universe and Engineering.
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Teaching Empathy in the Classroom
“When we can turn numbers into names, and put students in the shoes of people who are not themselves, only then can we begin to build the empathy our country—and our world—needs to survive.” Timely words from author Alan Gratz on the power of story and his new book Refugee.
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Kick off the new school year with our crop of fall titles from Stenhouse authors you have come to trust, as well as some fresh, new voices.
Many of our new titles are already available for online preview and all of them are available for preorder. Stay tuned to Newslinks and follow us on Twitter for regular updates on books and authors.
Strategies That Work, Third Edition
Teaching Comprehension for Understanding, Engagement, and Building Knowledge, Grades K-8
Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis
Now available • 320 pp/paper • $37.00 • Grades K‑8
Mentor Texts, Second Edition
Teaching Writing Through Children’s Literature, K-6
Lynne Dorfman and Rose Cappelli
Foreword by Linda Hoyt
In the second edition of this important book, Lynne and Rose show you how to help students become confident, accomplished writers by using literature as their foundation. Includes brand-new “Your Turn” lessons and an updated “Treasure Chest” of annotated children’s book titles.
Now available • 382 pp/paper • $28.00 • Grades K‑6
The Daily Five Classroom Library Collections
Gail Boushey and Joan Moser
Update your classroom library and go deeper with The Daily 5, Second Edition and The CAFE Book with these exclusive collections of fiction and nonfiction books for your classroom. Each grade collection includes 200 popular and recently published titles.
Now available • Grades K‑5
Become a Better—and More Authentic—Writing Teacher
Foreword by Thomas Newkirk
When was the last time you shook up your writing instruction? Shawna challenges writing teachers to rethink and revise their practice regularly—leading to renewal of their professional lives.
Now available • 128 pp/paper • $16.00 • Grades K‑8
Powerful Book Introductions
Leading with Meaning for Deeper Thinking
Kathleen Fay, Chrisie Moritz, and Suzanne Whaley
Foreword by Pat Johnson
A thoughtful guide to this important part of the guided reading practice. The authors share their planning process and advice on selecting texts, encouraging discussions, highlighting text structures, exploring sentence structure, and solving words.
Shipping next week • 200 pp/paper • $23.00 • Grades K‑3
Which One Doesn’t Belong? Shapes Posters
Upgrade your walls and your instruction with this new set of shapes posters. Designed to spark curiosity, creativity, and conversation about geometry, the posters address misconceptions and move beyond treating geometry as vocabulary to memorize.
Eight 18″x24″ full-color posters and 4-page teacher’s guide
Now available • $35.00 • Grades K‑12
Doug Buehl strips away the one-size-fits-all approach to literacy and presents a much-needed instructional model for disciplinary literacy, showing how to mentor middle and high school learners to become “academic insiders.” Thoroughly revised, with new approaches for encouraging inquiry around disciplinary texts.
Now available • 360 pp/paper • $35.00 • Grades 6‑12
A Closer Look
Learning More About Our Writers with Formative Assessment
Lynne Dorfman and Diane Dougherty
Foreword by Clare Landrigan and Tammy Mulligan
Lynne and Diane provide the tools and strategies you need to use formative assessment in writing workshop. Through their ideas, you will be able to establish an environment where students can assess their own writing and becoming independent writers.
Coming in September • 160 pp/paper • $23.00 • Grades K‑6
Seven Steps to Transforming Your Spelling Instruction
Foreword by Richard Gentry
Are you frustrated with how spelling is traditionally taught? This practical book gives you an approach that’s research-based, focused, developmentally appropriate, and tied to authentic reading and writing.
Coming in September • 192 pp/paper • $24.00 • Grades K‑5
Enticing Hard-to-Reach Writers
In this moving, personal book, Ruth Ayres explores stories and their power to heal children from troubled backgrounds, and offers up strategies for helping students discover their own stories of strength and survival.
Coming in October • 176 pp/paper • $21.00 • Grades K‑8
Patterns of Power
Inviting Young Writers into the Conventions of Language, Grades 1-5
Jeff Anderson with Whitney LaRocca
Jeff and Whitney help you set up everything you need to immerse yourself in the process of inviting elementary students to experiment and play with language. Includes more than seventy practical, ready-to-use lessons.
Coming in October • 416 pp/paper • $38.00 • Grades 1‑5
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