If you’ve ever sat down to confer with a child and felt at a loss for what to say or how to help move him or her forward as a writer, this book is for you. If you are a strong teacher of writing but are not seeing results from your students, this book is for you. Authors Kristin Ackerman and Jennifer McDonough have been teaching writing for several years and know that conferring can be a murky and messy process—perhaps the hardest component of all. Written from the lessons they’ve learned through hard-won classroom experience—their mistakes and challenges—Conferring with Young Writers is based on what Kristin and Jen call the “three Fs”: frequency, focus, and follow-up. They’ve created a classroom management system that offers routine and structure for giving the most effective feedback in a writing conference. This book will help writing teachers—and students—learn to break down and utilize the qualities that enable good writing: elaboration, voice, structure, conventions, and focus. The authors also provide the knowledge and skills it takes to confer well, which will help you improve as a writing teacher and give your students the confidence to think of themselves as writers.
Kathleen Gould Lundy:::100329
Conquering the Crowded Curriculum
Conquering the Crowded Curriculum builds on the four principles of identity, imagination, innovation, and integration that together form a framework that connects the curriculum by using one subject to enrich others. Teachers will appreciate the in-depth descriptions of comprehensive projects that carefully and skillfully integrate curriculum areas so that students are encouraged to see different perspectives, think critically, work with new material in various contexts, and represent their new knowledge in innovative ways. Based on the author’s extensive classroom experience, this comprehensive resource includes relevant websites, templates, and ready-to-use reproducibles.
Ralph Fletcher and JoAnn Portalupi:::100025
Craft Lessons Second Edition
Since its publication in 1998 Craft Lessons has become a staple in the writing classroom of both new and experienced teachers. Authors Ralph Fletcher and JoAnn Portalupi recognized the need for a succinct resource and teamed together to write the second edition of Craft Lessons: Teaching Writing K-8. Teachers pressed for time will appreciate the practical lessons and instructional language geared to three grade level groupings: K-2, 3-4, and 5-8. This edition includes:
17 brand new lessons; mini lessons designed from teachers’ comments about what is observed in students’ writing
Revisions to other craft lessons and the resource materials sections have been expanded
New ways to approach teaching using elements of craft and the reading-writing connection
A subject index to find specific craft lessons with ease
The authors’ thoughts about how craft lessons fit into their newest thinking about the qualities of writing: Ideas, Design, Language, and Presentation
The 95 lessons in this book provide a wealth of information for teaching leads, character, endings, stronger verbs, and much more. This new edition reestablishes Craft Lessons as the crucial “desert island book” for harried writing teachers everywhere
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: Lesson Sets for Teaching Writing with Mentor Texts, Stacey Shubitz, co-founder of the Two Writing Teachers website, uses twenty recently published picture books to create more than 180 lessons to teach various craft moves that will help your students become better writers. 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. A step-by-step guide demonstrates how to analyze a picture book for multiple craft moves.
Shubitz introduces picture books as teaching tools and offers ways to integrate them into your curriculum and classroom discussions. She then shares different routines and classroom procedures designed to help students focus on their writing during the writer's workshop as well as focusing how teachers can prepare for small group instruction. 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, structure their writing, write with detail, and give their writing their own unique voice.
Anne Elliott and Mary Lynch:::100283
Cultivating Readers introduces a six-step approach for cultivating and growing complete readers who have the will to read. It shows teachers how to create classrooms where students understand the value of reading, intimately know who they are as readers, and receive joy and pleasure from text. From sharing your reading life to getting to know your students to modelling the habits of a reader, you will find strategies to use to set the foundation for a classroom of enthusiastic readers.
Anne Elliott and Mary Lynch:::100283
The 6 essential steps for nurturing writers who have the will to write is the core of this practical book. Based on extensive classroom experience, the book explores how teachers can help students tap into their own life experiences, model the habits of a writer, and make use of the tools of the trade. Strategies throughout the book show teachers how to create an environment that helps students see writing as a rewarding experience in and outside the classroom. Powerful real-life anecdotes and ready-to-use activities support this guide to developing classrooms full of thoughtful, passionate writers.
Ruth Ayres and Stacey Shubitz:::100123
Day by Day
Have you ever wanted your own personal writing coach to help improve your teaching of writing? How about two personal writing coaches? In Day by Day, Stacey Shubitz and Ruth Ayres, creators of the popular blog Two Writing Teachers, guide you through the trials and tribulations of a whole year of writing workshop.
Day by Day is organized around six fundamental components of writing workshop—routines, mini-lessons, choice, mentors, conferring, and assessment. Each component is broken down into ten-day sections. Each section includes a detailed discussion, a challenge that teachers can apply immediately, and questions to help teachers assess the process to see what went right, what went wrong, and, most importantly, why. Ruth and Stacey also provide daily encouragement, support, practical strategies, tips, advice, and everything you need to run an effective writing workshop that meets the needs of all the different writers in your classroom.
Larry Swartz, Debbie Nyman, and Magdalin Livingston:::100270
Deepening In-Class and Online Learning
Deepening In-Class and Online Learning shows teachers how to make learning joyful as they translate successful classroom strategies to virtual learning. The book includes more than 60 step-by-step strategies that encourage interaction, foster inclusion, and spark imagination. Each activity is presented in a consistent format, ready-to-use in-class and for online learning.
Whether teaching virtually or adding digital activities to in-class instruction, this book explores effective ways for students to present, communicate, and collaborate. Innovative activities range from discussing hot topics and sharing personal stories to visual boards and digital storytelling. Also included is an up-to-date glossary of digital tools to help make sense of the shifting landscape in today’s classrooms.
Do your students often struggle with difficult novels and other challenging texts? Do you feel that you are doing more work teaching the novel than they are reading it?
Building on twenty years of teaching language arts, Kelly Gallagher shows how students can be taught to successfully read a broad range of challenging and difficult texts with deeper levels of comprehension. In Deeper Reading: Comprehending Challenging Texts, 4-12, he shares effective, classroom-tested strategies that enable your students to:
Accept the challenge of reading difficult books and move beyond a "first draft" understanding
Consciously monitor their comprehension as they read and employ effective "fix-it" strategies when comprehension starts to falter
Use meaningful collaboration and metaphorical thinking to achieve deeper understanding of texts
Reflect on the relevance the book holds for themselves and their peers by using critical thinking skills to analyze real-world issues
Gallagher also provides guidance on effective lesson planning that incorporates strategies for deeper reading.
Funny, poignant, and packed with practical ideas that work in real classrooms, Deeper Reading is a valuable resource for any teacher whose students need new tools to uncover the riches found in complex texts.
Desperately Seeking Solutions
How do we specifically help kids become good problem-solvers in school as well as in their everyday lives? Desperately Seeking Solutions discusses the specific skills and the critical and creative thinking that go into confronting problems. Organized for easy classroom use, the book introduces a five-step plan for handling almost any situation—defining the problem, considering possibilities, choosing the best option, taking action, and evaluating decisions. Concrete examples teacher-specific tips, and educational games complement this important resource.
Developing Readers in the Academic Disciplines, 2nd edition
Being literate in an academic discipline is more than being able to read and comprehend text; you can think, speak, and write as a historian, scientist, mathematician, or artist. Author Doug Buehl strips away the one-size-fits-all approach to content area literacy and presents an instructional model for disciplinary literacy, which honors the discipline and helps students learn within that area.
In this revised second edition, Developing Readers in the Academic Disciplines shows how to help students adjust their thinking to comprehend a range of complex texts that fall outside their reading comfort zones. Inside you’ll find:
Instructional tools that adapt generic literacy practices to discipline-specific variations
Strategies for frontloading instruction to activate and build background knowledge
New approaches for encouraging inquiry around disciplinary texts
In-depth exploration of the role of argumentation in informational text
Numerous examples from science, mathematics, history and social studies, English/language arts, and related arts to show you what vibrant learning looks like in various classroom settings
Designed to be a natural companion to Buehl’s Classroom Strategies for Interactive Learning, Developing Readers in the Academic Disciplines introduces teachers from all disciplines to new kinds of thinking and, ultimately, teaching that helps students achieve new levels of understanding.
In Differentiation: From Planning to Practice, author Rick Wormeli provides an overview of the cognitive science behind differentiation. As a teacher, you know a one-size-fits-all education doesn't work; students are more diverse than ever. In his book, Wormeli gives a step-by-step process to create a fully crafted differentiation lesson and shows the necessary planning for an effective lesson design for diverse classrooms.
Wormeli demonstrates how to weave common and novel differentiation strategies into all subjects and offers clear advice about what to do when things don't go as expected. Based on nearly thirty years of experience as a teacher and instructional coach, his thoughtful and imaginative classroom accommodations will help teachers succeed with advanced students, struggling students, English language learners, and students across the multiple intelligences spectrum.
Differentiation provides a practice guide to create lessons that will prepare students for real life success and build their critical thinking skills in the process.
Ruth Parker and Cathy Humphreys:::100169
Making the transition to student-centered learning begins with finding ways to get students to share their thinking, something that can be particularly challenging for older learners. Authors Ruth Parker and Cathy Humphreys return with Digging Deeper: Making Number Talks Matter Even More, Grades 3-10, taking the readers into classrooms where their Number Talks routines are taught.
In this comprehensive sequel to their best-selling book, Making Number Talks Matter, Parker and Humphreys apply their 15 minute lessons to older grade levels to inspire and initiate math talks. Through vignettes in the book, you'll meet other teachers learning how to listen closely to students and how to prompt them into figuring out solutions to problems. You will learn how to make on-the-spot decisions, continually advancing and deepening the conversation. Digging Deeper includes:
Sample Problems: Digging Deeper is filled with a range of Number Talks problems, 10-15 minute warm-up routines that lend themselves to mental math and comparison of strategies
Navigating Rough Spots: Learn how to create a safe environment for tricky, problematic, or challenging student discussions that can arise when talking through problems and sharing ideas
Responding to Mistakes: Ways to handle misconceptions and mathematical errors that come up during the course of Number Talk conversations
Digging Deeper is filled with teaching tips for using wait time between problems more efficiently, honoring student contributions while still correcting errors, and teaching concepts while nudging independent thinking. Through daily practice and open conversation, you can make Number Talks matter more.
Do I Really Have to Teach Reading?
“Do I really have to teach reading?”
This is a question many teachers ask, wondering how they can add a new element to an overloaded curriculum. The answer is yes; if teachers want their students to learn complex new concepts in different disciplines, they need to help develop their students’ reading skills.
In Do I Really Have to Teach Reading?: Content Comprehension, Grades 6-12, author Cris Tovani takes on the challenge of helping students apply reading comprehension strategies in any subject. Tovani shows how teachers can expand on their content expertise to provide the instruction students need to understand specific technical and narrative texts. Inside the book you’ll find:
Examples of how teachers can model their reading process for students
Ideas for supplementing and enhancing the use of required textbooks
Detailed descriptions of specific strategies taught in context
Stories from different high school classrooms to show how reading instruction varies according to content
Samples of student work, including both struggling readers and college-bound seniors
“Comprehension Constructors”: guides designed to help students recognize and capture their thinking in writing while reading
Guidance on assessing students
Tips for balancing content and reading instruction
Tovani’s humor, honesty, and willingness to share her own struggles as a teacher make this a unique take on content reading instruction that will be valuable to reading teachers as well as content specialists.
Drama Schemes, Themes & Dreams
Drama Schemes, Themes & Dreams offers a comprehensive outline of improvistion and interpretation strategies that theachers can incoroporate in classroom instruction. Organized around universal themes that invite students to make connections to texts and to each other, the book encourages students to consider their own identities and their place in the world. This useful book features a host of sources for dramatic activity, including scripts, monologues, poetry, novel excerpts, and technology. The activities enrich the meaning-making, creative process, and critical skills that students need to succeed in school and life.,
Dramatic Play in the Early Years
This practical book offers unique and powerful ways to use play to investigate stories, big ideas, and events. It focuses on dramatic play as a natural response to learning.
Dramatic Play in the Early Years argues that dramatic play is not theatre but a dynamic process that involves planning, playing, and practice. It shows teachers how to involve young students in play where they become the story and live the life of the characters or animals, bump up against issues, and better appreciate the complexities of the human journey.
This comprehensive resource covers many aspects of learning through play and explores
• The Creative Process — from setting up the “Aha” moment to describing the teacher’s role • Getting Started — from the willing suspension of disbelief to strategic use of pauses to listening for next steps • The Importance of Practice — from working towards focus and control and side-coaching to becoming believable characters • Building Belief — from narrating to cast a spell to using blank paper to set a story scene • Finding the Story — from choosing a story to strategies for prompting improvisation • Playing Inside the Curriculum — from establishing a framework to finding the story in subject areas
Rooted in classroom experience, this valuable resource offers a variety of effective ways in which children can be encouraged to incorporate voice, characterization, movement, stillness, concentration, and listening for more expressive play.
“There is power that resides in outstanding culturally diverse literature—a power that has the potential to engage students in reading and teach them about the art and craft of writing.” —Ruth Culham
We dream of a time when all students will be confident, capable readers and writers. When we teach students to read as writers using mentor texts, we awaken that dream and make it real. Imagine the power of providing students with books that show them their faces, their culture, their lives on every page. And imagine how every classroom’s collection of mentor texts can grow by adding books that celebrate diversity.
In Dream Wakers: Mentor Texts That Celebrate Latino Culture, Ruth Culham focuses her love of children’s literature—and her decades of work developing the traits of writing—on books that celebrate Latino life and culture. She provides a wide variety of ideas to teach writing using some of the richest and most beautiful children’s books available. Dream Wakers gives you:
• An annotated list of more than 120 books with do-it-today lesson ideas for teaching the traits of writing—Ideas, Organization, Voice, Word Choice, Sentence Fluency, and Conventions. More than half of the books listed are bilingual or offer English and/or Spanish editions. • Eleven original, insightful essays by renowned children’s authors of some of the featured books • A handy reference chart that helps teachers locate books quickly by trait, genre, language, and author/publisher information. Ruth encourages all of us to make sure students of all backgrounds have access to high-quality, culturally diverse texts and recognize the difference those texts will make in their reading lives, as well as in their perception of themselves as a thinkers, learners, and citizens.
Early Childhood Math Routines
One of the many challenges facing early childhood teachers is how to meet academic standards while creating learning environments that honor young children’s mathematical curiosity. In Early Childhood Math Routines Empowering Young Minds to Think, author Toni Cameron introduces us to a set of short whole-group and partner routines designed to engage young children in meaningful math thinking and build problem-solving communities.
With contributions from Patricia Gallahue and Danielle Iacoviello, Cameron reimagines traditional math routines and introduces brand new routines that focus on the important mathematical ideas of early childhood. Through stories, classroom examples, and resources, Cameron offers you the tools to get started right away with these routines.
Inside you’ll find the following resources:
Innovative routines of student-teacher dialogue and teaching analysis to support you in planning and facilitating
Clear explanations of the big mathematical ideas in early childhood math
Access to a robust companion website which includes; downloadable and printable cards/gameboards, over 30 slide decks for facilitating routines, additional practice routines, supplemental readings, and a place value interview assessment
A day-by-day suggested planning guide to introducing and developing each routine in your classroom
Learn from Cameron’s experience supporting the complexities of early childhood mathematics while also building communities that foster social, emotional, and cognitive development in young children. Get the tools and routines that will help you connect children to mathematics in a way that is exciting and powerful.
Sue Palmer and Ros Bayley:::100272
Early Literacy Fundamentals
Early Literacy Fundamentals offers powerful activities to develop the skills, concepts, and knowledge underpinning early literacy. It builds on the personal, social, emotional, creative, and physical development skills that are a traditional part of early childhood programs.
Based on the latest research, the book recognizes that oral language is the bedrock upon which formal learning is based and that literacy:
begins at birth and is part of an ongoing developmental process;
develops concurrently with oral language development;
is enhanced by adult models who expose children to print and how it works;
is based on a systematic relationship between letters and sounds;
is rooted in and connected to the child's culture and communication patterns.
Each of the activities, organized around a seven-strand framework that reflects successful early childhood practices, is presented along with background research and practical advice on helping children initiate their own constructive play. The types of activities teachers will find include:
learning activities appropriate to a young child's age and stage of development;
quality pre-school activities that boost all children's language and literacy skills, and build a strong foundation for reading and literacy success in school;
opportunities for children to use oral language in a variety of ways as they play and experiment with words;
adult-initiated whole-group activities that can be extended into child-initiated play.
Early Literacy Fundamentals provides a comprehensive overview of the language and literacy experiences children need, and helps teachers give them a strong base on which future reading and learning success can grow.
Peter Johnston, Kathy Champeau, Andrea Hartwig, and Sarah Helmer:::100050
Engaging Literate Minds
Increasingly, educators are recognizing that for children to thrive intellectually they need socially and emotionally healthy classrooms. Conveniently, this is exactly what parents have always wanted for their children—classrooms that offer and grow positive relationships and behavior, emotional self-regulation, and a sense of well-being.
Using the guiding principles from Peter Johnston’s best-selling professional resources, Choice Words and Opening Minds, Peter and six colleagues began a journey to create just such classrooms—environments in which children meaningfully engage with each other through reading, writing, making, and discussing books.
Together, they bring you Engaging Literate Minds: Developing Children's Social, Emotional, and Intellectual Lives, K-3 where you’ll discover how these teachers struggled and succeeded in building such classrooms. Inside you’ll find the following:
Practical ways to develop a caring learning community and children's socio-emotional competence
Powerful teaching practices from real classrooms
Engaging ways to encourage inquiry and student agency
Suggestions on how to use formative assessment in everyday teaching practices
Helpful research behind the classroom practices and children’s development
Ways to help students inspire and support each other
Building a just, caring, literate society has never been more important than it is today. By embracing the ideas and teaching strategies in Engaging Literate Minds, you can help children to become socially, emotionally, and intellectually healthy. Not only do these classroom practices develop the skills to achieve district benchmarks and beyond, they help develop children’s humanity.
Beth Critchley Charlton:::100340
Engaging the DisEngaged
The education community has recognized the issue of student disengagement and brought it into the collective consciousness with terms like closing "the achievement gap," conquering "the fourth-grade slump," and reaching "students at risk."
Engaging the DisEngaged recommends that teachers adopt two key techniques for engaging students: 1) respond to students as persons, not just pupils; and 2) show them how to connect with the topic of study. This practical book explores how teachers can get to know their students and make the connections that will re-engage them as learners. It offers effective ways to gather information about a student as a person and a learner, interpret that information, and use that information to help him or her succeed.
Enticing Hard-to-Reach Writers
In her moving and personal book Enticing Hard-to-Reach Writers, Ruth Ayres weaves together her experience as a mother, teacher, and writer. She explores the power of stories to heal children from troubled backgrounds and offers up strategies for helping students discover and write about their own stories of strength and survival. She shares her own struggles and triumphs and hard-earned lessons from raising a family of four adopted children. Her experience is invaluable to any teacher who’s met children living in poverty, in unstable households, or in fear of abuse.
Ayres explores brain research and the ways trauma can change the brain and how encouraging all students to write can help offset some of these effects. She believes that all students benefit from revealing their stories, by communicating information and opinion that allows darkness to turn to light in the lives of children. In the last part of her book she offers up practical suggestions for enticing all writers, regardless of their struggles. Enticing Hard-to-Reach Writers invites you on a journey to become a teacher who refuses to give up on any student, who helps children believe that they can have a positive impact on the world, and who—in some cases—becomes the last hope for a child to heal.
Teachers have far less autonomy in grading than they once did. In our high-stakes testing era, teachers need to be well-versed in the theory, practice, and politics of marking and be able to justify and defend their evaluation and teaching practices.
This timely book uses compelling case studies and suggests specific strategies to help teachers clarify classroom assessment and advance their relationship with students, parents, and administrators. Included in the book are: real-life case studies that illustrate how teachers can avoid the pitfalls and problems commonly associated with marking student work and assigning grades;specific strategies for strengthening evaluation practices, preventing problems from happening, and rectifying them when they occur;simple steps for creating a variety of valid tests;tips for dealing with common challenges that include disruptive behavior, test anxiety, perceived racism, and more;a wealth of reproducibles, checklists, lesson plans, and rubrics.
This useful handbook will show new and experienced teachers that a marking process that is research-driven, transparent, and universally applied is the best way to defend their decisions.
Even Hockey Players Read
This comprehensive overview of the challenging issues around boys and reading includes strategies and practical solutions for helping struggling readers.
The role of gender in reading success is a complex one. This book faces the issues head-on, uncovering many of the assumptions and stereotypes parents and educators have about boys and how they handle the world of print text. Included are the voices of boys and men interviewed by the author, who reveal their literacy challenges, struggles, tastes and values. These "real" voices provide valuable insights into how we can support boys in their journey towards becoming successful readers and writers.
Even Hockey Players Read explores the powerful potential of literacy in a boy's life:What factors in the home and in the classroom influence the literacy lives of boys?Why do so many boys select different reading materials than girls?Why do girls score higher than boys do on tests of reading achievement?Why do so many males consider themselves non-readers?Are society's expectations for boys' and girls' literacy lives different?Do we minimize the literacy needs of girls if we focus on the difficulties with boys?
Drawing upon his background as a parent and a literacy educator, the author suggests a wealth of strategies and techniques for promoting an alternative culture of literacy in school and home settings, where what children choose to read is valued alongside what children need to read. Even Hockey Players Read advocates changing the classroom environment so thatBoys who can't read are helped;Boys who don't read become motivated;Boys who do read find enrichment.
This highly readable book demonstrates the powerful potential of literacy in the lives of boys. It is essential reading for teachers who want to guide boys to a love of reading that will help them in their school life and beyond.
Editing is often seen as one item on a list of steps in the writing process—usually put somewhere near the end, and often completely crowded out of writer's workshop. Too many times daily editing lessons happen in a vacuum, with no relationship to what students are writing.
In Everyday Editing, Jeff Anderson asks teachers to reflect on what sort of message this approach sends to students. Does it tell them that editing and revision are meaningful parts of the writing process, or just a hunt for errors with a 50/50 chance of getting it right—comma or no comma?
Instead of rehearsing errors and drilling students on what's wrong with a sentence, Jeff invites students to look carefully at their writing along with mentor texts, and to think about how punctuation, grammar, and style can be best used to hone and communicate meaning.
Written in Jeff's characteristically witty style, this refreshing and practical guide offers an overview of his approach to editing within the writing workshop as well as ten detailed sets of lessons covering everything from apostrophes to serial commas. These lessons can be used throughout the year to replace Daily Oral Language or error-based editing strategies with a more effective method for improving student writing.
Exploding the Reading
Based on learning generated by a 200-year-old folktale used by thirty teachers and a thousand kids, Exploding the Reading explores how to “dig deep” inside the story and encourages teachers to incorporate a variety of response modes. David Booth demonstrates that when students share their personal interpretations with others, they alter, grow, reframe, and extend their understanding of the text. This practical book also shows teachers how to help students discover the world outside the text: the different backgrounds, connections, places, values, and perceptions students bring to their reading. Student samples and actual transcripts present students experiencing the featured story through poems, visuals, blogs, art, conversation, and more.
Exploring Writing in the Content Areas
Now more than ever before, students in all disciplines must know how to write with clarity and conviction. Whether they're studying science or social studies, they have to learn to collect and analyze information, and communicate their own ideas with precision.
This book helps teachers of content-area subjects discover ways to help their students become better, more capable writers. It shows them how to take students through all the steps involved in producing written documents—from generating ideas to researching to revising and editing—and provides them a wealth of practical tips for supporting and encouraging student work. Exploring Writing in the Content Areas suggests specific techniques designed to help students:organize information into paragraphs;use visual elements like photographs, charts, and diagrams to enhance written text;find and document secondary source material;create powerful pictures using words.
This practical guide also explains how teachers can provide student writers with the concrete, constructive feedback they need, and demonstrates how assessment can guide effective teaching practices.
Fair Isn't Always Equal, 2nd edition
Differentiated instruction is a nice idea, but what happens when it comes to assessing and grading students? How can you capture student progress, growth, and soft skill development and still provide an equitable grading environment? An internationally recognized expert on grading practices, author Rick Wormeli revisits these questions in this thoroughly updated second edition of Fair Isn't Always Equal: Assessment and Grading in the Differentiated Classroom.
Wormeli reflects on current grading and assessment practices and how they can exist with high-stakes, accountable classrooms. Important and sometimes controversial issues are tackled constructively in this book, incorporating modern pedagogy and addressing the challenges of teaching diverse groups of students across all learning levels. Middle- and high-school educators will easily recognize gray areas of grading and how important it is to have a shared school vision.
In this second edition, new sections address sports eligibility, honor roll, descriptive feedback techniques, and gifted/talented students. Previous chapters on test questions, redos/retakes, grading scales, and grading effort and behavior have been revised extensively.
This important book clearly explains the principles behind best grading practices so that you're ready for all grading questions or scenarios that you may encounter in your classrooms and schools.
Mathematizing Children’s Literature
Sparking Connections, Joy, and Wonder Through Read-Alouds and Discussion