Literacy

An Interview with Sarah Tantillo, Author of The Literacy Cookbook [VIDEO]

Sarah Tantillo is a literacy consultant who has taught high school English and Humanities in both suburban and urban public schools for over fifteen years. Below, hear her discuss The Literacy Cookbook, a guide to teaching reading comprehension, writing, and oral … Read more.

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Excerpt from “Reading in the Wild:” Curating a Classroom Library

As you’ll read in the excerpt below, giving students a diverse library in the classroom involves more than an overstuffed bookshelf. Per the author, “The heart of a reading and writing workshop is the classroom library…[it] provides authentic material to … Read more.

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Summer Reading List for Teachers

Let’s face it: summer is too short. And you already have a massive pile of books that you want to read, not to mention the ones you “need” to read. So we won’t pile on too much. Below are our … Read more.

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PODCAST: What Are the Habits of Lifelong Readers, How Do We Instill Them?

Larry Ferlazzo talks with Donalyn Miller about close reading, Common Core, empowering students to be readers, and her popular reading books, The Book Whisperer, and Reading in the Wild. LISTEN HERE! Donalyn Miller has worked with a variety of upper … Read more.

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Jossey-Bass Authors Around the Web

If you missed our updates on Facebook or Twitter, here’s what some of our authors have been up to recently: Donalyn Miller is on a blog tour, supporting Reading in the Wild. Check out the book trailer at Mr. Schu’s … Read more.

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A View of Whole Novel Study from Start to Finish

Whole Novels for the Whole Class is a practical, field-tested guide to implementing a student-centered literature program that promotes critical thinking and literary understanding through the study of novels with middle school students. Rather than using novels simply to teach … Read more.

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8 Useful Literacy Resources in Honor of National Youth Literacy Day

August 26th is National Youth Literacy Day! How will you and your students be celebrating? If you or your students want to celebrate the day and have a little fun, our friends at 826 National have some cool writing projects for every day leading … Read more.

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Reading is More Than Reading

Written by Ruth Schoenbach, Lynn Murphy, and Cynthia Greenleaf, co-directors of the WestEd-sponsored Strategic Literacy Initiative (SLI), this significantly updated second edition of the bestselling book contains strategies for helping students in middle school through community college gain the reading … Read more.

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Notes From a Teacher

by Christi Carpenter, teacher and Jossey-Bass’ summer teacher consultant When I was in college and I engaged in competitive reading, I developed a rule for seasonal fiction reading:  read American authors in the summer, Russians in the winter, and Brit … Read more.

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If I Were a King or Queen: Creating Your Own Country

With school out for the summer, it can be hard to keep kids entertained in a way that fosters their creativity. Perhaps, between television, tablets, and laptops, they’re relying on screens more than you’d like. Or maybe you’d like them to periodically … Read more.

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