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- Stenhouse Publishers 1996; US$ 26.99
For teachers who have been exploring process approaches and thematic units in language arts and other areas, the logical next step is inquiry. Based on the authoring cycle, the inquiry cycle provides one possible curricular framework for supporting inquiry within classroom contexts. Through inquiry learners engage in a process of searching for questions... more...
- Stenhouse Publishers 2005; US$ 12.80
Beyond Leveled Books asks teachers to explore beyond levels and to look closely at the "supports" in the books they are reading with their students. These text supports include the way chapters are organized, text layout, dialogue, and more. Series books, chapter books, and picture books will take on new roles in upper-elementary reading instruction.... more...
- Stenhouse Publishers 2005; US$ 27.99
Your teacher training may have provided sound theory and a collection of instructional techniques, but it's often the practical details that can make day-to-day survival difficult in your first days, weeks, and years of teaching. For new teachers or those just new to the middle-school environment, here is an invaluable resource from the author of... more...
- Stenhouse Publishers 2005; US$ 16.00
In Defense of Good Teaching represents the whole language community?s first concerted response to its attackers, revealing some disturbing truths in the reading wars: deliberate misrepresentation of ideas, about the role of the press, conflicting agendas played out in our schools, teachers and administrators marginalized for their beliefs, and commercial... more...
- Stenhouse Publishers 2005; US$ 22.99
Can your school or district improve its approach to building expertise among teachers, both those new to the profession and those interested in refining their craft? Diane Sweeney, currently a literacy specialist with the Public Education & Business Coalition, tells the story of how the inner-city public school in Denver where she was a teacher and... more...
- Stenhouse Publishers 2005; US$ 20.25
What motivates some adolescents to become lifelong readers and others to slide by with the minimum amount of assigned reading? Teri Lesesne says the key is finding the books that get them hooked in the first place. In Making the Match she offers guidance in three distinct areas that will assist teachers and librarians in steering students to the literature... more...
- Stenhouse Publishers 2005; US$ 28.99
What do you do with students who cannot or will not read and write? This portrait of Kyle Gonzalez's classroom offers teachers theory-based strategies for helping students become motivated and successful readers and writers. You will see how one middle school teacher sets up her literacy classroom, offers intervention and support for struggling students,... more...
- Stenhouse Publishers 2006; US$ 22.99
Inventing a Classroom is the story of how ?the Sunshine room,? Caryl Crowell?s third-grade classroom, invents itself and how in this process the children themselves are continually inventing oral and written language, culture and curriculum. Caryl, with co-author Kathryn Whitmore, carries readers through several critical events in the life of this... more...
- Stenhouse Publishers 2005; US$ 20.99
Writing is hard work. Teaching it can be even harder. As most teachers know, writer's workshop doesn't always go as planned, and many find there are obstacles that they consistently struggle with. In his role as a literacy coordinator and teacher, Mark Overmeyer has heard the same issues raised again and again by both new and experienced colleagues.... more...
- Stenhouse Publishers 2005; US$ 23.99
Is there too much emphasis on guided reading in primary classrooms? It's a question that many educators, like kindergarten teacher and literacy coach Cathy Mere, are starting to ask. Guided reading provides opportunities to teach students the strategies they need to learn how to read increasingly challenging texts, but Cathy found that she needed... more...