Fresh, New Reads for a Fresh, New School Year

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“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.


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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!
» WATCH VIDEOS

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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.”
» KEEP READING

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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.
» SEE TITLE RECOMMENDATIONS

5813e12c-ca7f-418b-ac70-5d25b9499afa.jpgTeaching 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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Stenhouse NEWSLINKS

6b57e645-2c05-4343-8537-cbe0381fb089Special Edition:
New titles for the new school year


094ced8d-39d3-464a-a228-930ca61d2999Kick 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.

Browse our new fall catalog now!

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Teaching Comprehension for Understanding, Engagement, and Building Knowledge, Grades K-8
Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis

Thirty new lessons and new and revised chapters shine a light on children’s thinking, curiosity, and questions. Steph and Anne show you how to explicitly teach thinking strategies so that students become engaged, thoughtful, independent readers.

Now available • 320 pp/paper • $37.00 • Grades K‑8

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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

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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

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Become a Better—and More Authentic—Writing Teacher
Shawna Coppola
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

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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

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Christopher Danielson

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

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Doug Buehl

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

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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

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Seven Steps to Transforming Your Spelling Instruction
Mark Weakland
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

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Ruth Ayres

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

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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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Set the Stage for Independent Reading

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Stenhouse NEWSLINKS

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1.  Set the stage for independent reading
2.  Just in time for back-to-school: 3 online learning options
3.  Rethinking first-day writing to better engage kids
4.  Catch up on the Stenhouse Summer Blogstitute


1) Set the stage for independent reading

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—Pat Johnson

In Powerful Book Introductions, literacy leaders Kathleen Fay, Chrisie Moritz, and Suzanne Whaley take a close look at purposefully planning for effective book introductions that set the stage for young readers to navigate texts independently and successfully.

Through relatable classroom examples and the wisdom of their shared teaching experiences, the authors show you how to select texts, amplify meaning making, and introduce visual and structural information as a way to support your readers.

No matter where you are in your understanding of guided reading, Powerful Book Introductions will help you as you to craft student-centered, meaning-driven book introductions that prepare your readers for success.

Preorder now; copies will start shipping in mid-August. Preview the entire book:

https://www.stenhouse.com/1050.asp?r=n426

Powerful Book Introductions
Leading with Meaning for Deeper Thinking
Kathleen Fay, Chrisie Moritz, and Suzanne Whaley
Foreword by Pat Johnson
Grades K-3 • 200 pp • $23.00 • Available mid-August
https://www.stenhouse.com/1050.asp?r=n426


2) Just in time for back-to-school: 3 online learning options

unnamed.jpgDo you want to learn from your favorite Stenhouse math authors from the comfort of your home? Join Christina Tondevold for the free Build Math Minds (BMM) Virtual Summit that brings together 30 presenters, including:

This online conference starts July 31 and runs through August 2. All sessions will be archived and available through August 7. Register here:

https://buildmathminds.com/virtual-math-summit/?bmm=42

unnamed.jpgIf you are looking to jump-start your literacy practice, The 2 Sisters Company is offering a Daily 5 and CAFE Quick Start seminar. This two-module, self-paced seminar supports teachers preparing to launch Daily 5 and CAFE simultaneously in the literacy classroom. The cost of the seminar is $70. Sign up and begin anytime through September 21:

https://www.thedailycafe.com/back-to-school-online-seminar

unnamed.jpgUpdate your classroom library and go deeper with The Daily 5 and The CAFE Book with this exclusive collection of fiction and nonfiction books for your classroom:

https://www.stenhouse.com/D5Library?r=n426

unnamed.gifNurture independence in your young learners with help from Debbie Diller and the online, self-paced workshop built around her book, Growing Independent Learners. Jam-packed with video clips showing Debbie in action in classrooms with teachers and with students, this online workshop is a must-have for all K-3 teachers:

https://www.stenhouse.com/gilworkshop?r=n426

Preview Lesson 1:

https://sten.pub/GILWorkshopPreview


3) Rethinking first-day writing to better engage kids

unnamed.jpgIn a recent article on MiddleWeb, Shawna Coppola, author of Renew! encourages teachers to think about what message their instructional choices send to students about their abilities and possibilities as writers:

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Preview Shawna’s book online:

https://www.stenhouse.com/1104.asp?r=n426

@ShawnaCoppola
#RenewTeach


4) Catch up on the Stenhouse Summer Blogstitute

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Catch up on what’s been going on during our Summer Blogstitute series.

Franki Sibberson and Karen Szymusiak share ideas for using sticky notes with transitional readers:

https://sten.pub/b1701

Ruth Culham invites you to consider the traits of writing when revising:

https://sten.pub/b1702

Jennifer McDonough and Kristin Ackerman talk about why writing teachers must write:

https://sten.pub/b1703

Kathy Short writes about the importance of “teaching globally”:

https://sten.pub/b1705

And Vicki Meigs-Kahlenberg urges teachers to make writing assignments that really matter to their students:

https://sten.pub/b1706

Get updates for future Blogstitute posts:

https://www.stenhouse.com/stenhouse-summer-blogstitute-2017


For more information on Stenhouse Publishers please contact one of your local representatives below:

b9fb1f2e-6826-49d4-96a0-7158425a4b8bAnne Bagatelos
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Cayton Resources, Inc.
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Fax: (650) 312-9599
anne@caytonresources.com

 

d0e30844-7fa4-4dbf-bedf-8236e699acb4Marguerite Pollard
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MPollard Educational Solutions
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8 Authentic Alternatives to Reading Logs


It may be July, but we know you’re busy planning for the school year ahead. (Hopefully while lounging by the pool, at least?) From news about Lexile level updates to classroom library organization strategies, these articles and resources—all focused on literacy—can help make 2017-18 your best school year yet.

Designing Classroom Libraries That Build Knowledge, Vocabulary and Engagement

What changes occur in student motivation and reading behavior when classroom library books are arranged by topic instead of level? According to Achieve the Core, the improvements can be dramatic.

» READ MORE

The 6 Ts of Effective Elementary Literacy Instruction

Dr. Richard Allington and his colleagues studied some of the best elementary school teachers in the nation to determine what exemplary elementary literacy instruction looks like. Here’s what they found.

» SEE THE RESEARCH

The Paradox of the Whole-Class Novel

Even if you prioritize independent reading, you can transform whole-class novel units too. Literacy consultant Kate Roberts explores common issues with whole-class novels—and how to tackle them (requires Adobe Flash Player to view publication).

» FULL ARTICLE


8 Authentic Alternatives to Reading Logs

Independent reading needs to be taught and nourished with a gentle hand. These eight alternatives to reading logs can help.

» SEE THE LIST

How to Choose, Check and Champion Student Reading

Instructional Coach and Reading Specialist Peg Grafwallner shares the steps she took to set up a choice reading program that empowers developing readers.

» GET DETAILS


New updates to Lexile levels will make them more precise and measurable in the K-2 grade levels. Our Collection Development Manager, Katy, explains how these changes might affect you.

» LEARN MORE


For more information on Booksource please contact one of your local representatives below:

b9fb1f2e-6826-49d4-96a0-7158425a4b8bAnne Bagatelos
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Cayton Resources, Inc.
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anne@caytonresources.com

 

d0e30844-7fa4-4dbf-bedf-8236e699acb4Marguerite Pollard
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MPollard Educational Solutions
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Rethinking Summer Learning

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Stenhouse NEWSLINKS

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  1. Coming soon: Stenhouse Blogstitute 2017
  2. The third edition of Strategies That Work is shipping!
  3. Rethinking summer learning
  4. PD Corner: Editorializing

 


1) Coming soon: Stenhouse Blogstitute 2017

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Join us again this summer for our popular Blogstitute series starting July 11th and running through August 1st. As in previous years, we will be posting twice a week, with topics such as creating a nurturing classroom environment, the teacher as writer, and advice for starting the new school year.

Sign up to be notified when new entries are posted:

https://sten.pub/b17signup

You will hear from these authors:

We look forward to reading your comments and questions on the Stenhouse Blog and on Twitter: #blogstitute17


2) The third edition of Strategies That Work is shipping

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https://www.stenhouse.com/1063.asp?r=n423


3) Rethinking summer learning

I think if we focus our efforts too much on the verbal-linguistic or the logical-mathematic ‘intelligences’ and evaluate learning only through those lenses, we are missing out on helping our students develop greater potential in summer learning.

Paula Bourque, author of Close Writing, believes that summer is a time for kids to explore their passions and interests. In this recent blog post, she offers up some ideas that don’t involve summer reading lists or worksheet packets:

https://sten.pub/bourquesummer

64b363ec-e43e-4fe7-b155-8638035c0dacThe strategies in Close Writing will help your students become more engaged, write fluently, produce lengthy drafts, and incorporate ideas from mini-lessons:

https://www.stenhouse.com/1053.asp?r=n423

@LitCoachLady
#CloseWriting


4) PD Corner: Editorializing

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is perspective, not truth.
-Marcus Aurelius

It may be too late to enter the student editorial contest sponsored by The New York Times, but it’s never too late to make use of its content. Teach fact versus opinion. Get kids writing about what stirs them up. Rife with mentor texts and rich with example prompts, find texts and writing craft lessons that connect to content:

https://sten.pub/nytcontest

Where do students stand on cursive writing? Can they read it? Should kids write in cursive? Use “It’s Academic: Keep Cursive Writing” from the Chicago Tribune to mentor editorial writers:

https://sten.pub/cursiveeditorial

Show students how to research possible publication homes for their pieces. Let kids work in small groups to find magazines or online publishers that fit their writing:

https://www.newpages.com/writers-resources/young-authors-guide

e096bd49-46e0-4bf9-bde6-e1f018b0aabaConfer with writers honestly about the opinions they share. Abandon rote routines. Remember that listening to the writer is an act of love. Read Chapter 2 or preview the entire text of When Writers Drive the Workshop: Honoring Young Voices and Bold Choices by Brian Kissel:

https://www.stenhouse.com/1073.asp?r=n423


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b9fb1f2e-6826-49d4-96a0-7158425a4b8bAnne Bagatelos
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anne@caytonresources.com

 

d0e30844-7fa4-4dbf-bedf-8236e699acb4Marguerite Pollard
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MPollard Educational Solutions
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25+ Must-Have Books (and Series) to Engage Reluctant Readers

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“Your life as a teacher begins the day you realize that you are always a learner.” – Robert John Meehan

Summer may have arrived, but educators never really get a vacation, right? Whether you spend your time catching up on professional development, updating your classroom library or planning for next year, we’ve rounded up the articles and resources that can help.

7d81ea0a-0a5f-4adb-9e5a-57b8b7282208What You Should Know About Classroom Libraries According to NCTE

The National Council of Teachers of English recently released a powerful statement highlighting the specific educational benefits of classroom libraries. It is a must-read for every educator.
» FULL NCTE STATEMENT

c4966126-1509-4150-b30d-2394117f6c45How Children’s Literature and Math Can Go Hand in Hand
Reading experts Delilah Davis and Ingrid Haynes explain how teaching math skills and concepts using popular children’s books can engage even the most reluctant learners.
» READ THE ARTICLE
» BROWSE MATH COLLECTIONS

dd7bb8b1-da67-44f9-a7ec-4368ce47bc41When Independent Reading Isn’t Working 
“Healthy independent reading practices develop in the context of a thriving, growing classroom library,” says educator and author Kari Yates. See her five suggestions for maximizing engagement during independent reading.  ​
» KEEP READING


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Popular High School Books That Are Transforming My Students into Readers

After a year of reading nonstop, Lynn Hagen’s students have developed strong opinions about what genres, authors and styles of books they like. These four books (including Thirteen Reasons Why) are among their favorites.
» SEE THE TITLES

4db029f8-8b02-4772-b56e-975aadbe653525+ Must-Have Books and Series to Engage Any Reluctant Reader
From popular series and “gross-out” titles to graphic novels and high/low books, share these titles with reluctant readers who need a little extra help finding a book they love.
» READ MORE


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Great booklists, curated by literacy experts and classroom teachers alike, are everywhere. And when you find one filled with amazing titles you’d love to add to your classroom library, we’re happy to help. Just give us a call at 800.444.0435 and we can turn any booklist you come across (like the lists featured below) into a custom quote that’s easy to order!

» PAM ALLYN’S READING LIST FOR SUMMER IN PARTICIPATORY CITIZENSHIP
» THE BEST BOOKS FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL ACCORDING TO 7TH GRADE STUDENTS
» ILA 2017 CHOICES READING LISTS


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Educational Consultant
Cayton Resources, Inc.
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anne@caytonresources.com

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Educational Consultant
MPollard Educational Solutions
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Preorder Now – Strategies that Work 3rd Edition – Shipping July 1st

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b2a0b357-a6b4-4a16-a856-a11f97dd4256We now have a preview available of the third edition of Strategies that Work by Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis.  We are currently taking preorders and it will ship on July 1st.  Additionally,  new trade book collections by August to go along with this new addition.

Strats III has roughly 40% new content according to Steph and Anne while still staying true to the foundational strategies that they’ve previously laid out.

https://www.stenhouse.com/content/strategies-work-third-edition

Don’t Delay preorder today.

Questions?  Contact:

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Cayton Resources, Inc.
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MPollard Educational Solutions
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End-of-Year Savings for Your School

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End-of-Year Savings for Your School

School is almost out, but the summer savings are just getting started! To celebrate another successful school year, we’re offering 12 days of discounts on our most popular products from now until June 6th, including:

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Ensure every kindergartener arrives on the first day ready to learn with this 160-page activity kit that reinforces foundational literacy and math concepts! Includes Letter People pop-outs, song CD, and alphabet book.

Learn more today →

 

12Days_DIG_OLVDIG Oral Language and Vocabulary

This supplemental program brings words to life through exposure to rich vocabulary and authentic language practice. Features Dr. Jean! Works with any existing Pre-K program!

Learn more today →


Click here to see all of the savings and be sure to request a quote today!

Get a quote by June 6th to lock in these savings.


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Fax:     (650) 312-9599
anne@caytonresources.com

d0e30844-7fa4-4dbf-bedf-8236e699acb4Marguerite Pollard
Educational Consultant
MPollard Educational Solutions
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Book Collections for Your Daily 5 Classroom

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Classroom Library Collections, K–5—curated for The Daily 5

When students discover books that fit their interests and learning needs, they make better progress because they invest in reading.

I personally chose the categories for each grade level to reflect the range of children’s interests I’ve experienced. I use many of these books and know what’s essential when creating an effective classroom library.

These collections are designed to make your life easier! 
—Gail Boushey

Update your classroom library and get more from your Daily 5 and CAFE practice with these exclusive collections of fiction and nonfiction books.
  • 925f6f05-8d01-402a-8bfc-1edc777e629fSix available libraries, one each for grades K–5
  • 200 titles in each collection, organized in bins
  • Subject categories align with grade and developmental interests, from favorite characters and weather to sports, geography, and history.
  • All books were carefully selected to support the Daily 5 and CAFE, including some with reviews and teaching tips (under Book Looks and Lit Lessons) on The Daily CAFE website.
  • The Daily 5 (second edition) and The CAFE Book are included in every collection.

Visit Stenhouse for information and to order.

We are grateful to Stenhouse for their work on this project!


Please contact me if you would like to make an appointment to discuss your classroom needs. I look forward to working with you this year.

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6 Classroom Library Essentials

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We know you’ve got a lot on your plate, so you don’t always have time to keep up with the latest literacy news and best new books for the classroom. That’s why we do it for you! Finish the school year strong with our monthly dose of inspiration on all things related to reading and education.


LITERACY NEWS

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50 Expository Children’s Books to Use as Mentor Texts

Author Melissa Stewart believes that expository nonfiction is essential to helping students develop a love of reading. Use her title suggestions to model voice, point-of-view and more.
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“But principals can make a real difference. Overlooking them is a mistake—and fortunately, they’re starting to get more attention.”

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bb201841-bbcd-46b0-871c-352265fb36edFour Teaching Strategies for Creating Confident Readers

Dr. Gravity Goldberg coaches teachers to use these four strategies to remind students that struggle is part of growing as a reader and help them develop a growth mindset.

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In honor of National Poetry Month, author Elaine Magliaro demonstrates creative writing and poetry lesson ideas based on her new picture poetry book, Things to Do.

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These 10 amazing picture books, all aligned to the NGSS standard of Earth and Human Activity, will help you celebrate Earth Day (and teach standards) in an interactive way.

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Reading Specialist Nina Mairs shares her favorite analogy for helping students understand reading levels and learn how to self-select a just right book. “Learning to read is just as individual and developmental as the size of your feet.”

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6 Essentials of a High-Quality Classroom Library

A well-stocked and well-designed classroom library functions as an exceptional teaching tool. Here’s what every high-quality classroom library needs to engage students as readers and promote a lifelong love of literacy.

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Please contact me if you would like to make an appointment to discuss your classroom needs. I look forward to working with you this year.

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Cayton Resources, Inc.
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FINALLY…. A SUMMER READING PROGRAM THAT OFFERS STUDENTS REAL CHOICE

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Click here for more information on the Booksource Summer Reading Program


Please contact me if you would like to make an appointment to discuss your classroom needs. I look forward to working with you this year.

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Educational Consultant
Cayton Resources, Inc.
Phone: (800) 915-3527
Cell:     (650) 888-7294
Fax:     (650) 312-9599
anne@caytonresources.com
www.caytonresources.com

Proudly representing BooksourceAbrams Learning TrendsPacific Learning/Creative Teaching PressBlue Star EducationStenhouse Publishers,Growing Minds Media, and Turtleback Books.

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