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Free On-Demand Workshop! 3 Keys to Building Powerful Academic Language

We recently partnered with PCG Education to bring you an on-demand workshop that focuses on the three important components of a robust academic language program: complex texts, independent reading, and text-based vocabulary instruction. In this 45-minute workshop, English Language Arts … Read more.

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The Benefits of Dialogic Reading: An Excerpt from Tap, Click, Read

LISA GUERNSEY is a journalist and director of the Early Education Initiative and the Learning Technologies Project at New America. MICHAEL LEVINE, PHD, is a child development and policy expert and founding director of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop. … Read more.

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Check out our new fall releases!

Fall has arrived–and so have several of our new books! As you settle into the rhythm of another new school year, take some time to enjoy a new book. We’ve got a little something for everyone. Tap, Click, Read shows … Read more.

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The Science of Superpowers: An Excerpt from STEM to Story by 826 National

826 NATIONAL is a network of nonprofit creative writing and after-school tutoring centers dedicated to supporting students, ages 6 to 18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and writing skills, and to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. … Read more.

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12 Useful Literacy Resources in Honor of International Literacy Day

  September 8 is International Literacy Day! How will you and your students be celebrating? If you’d like to get your students more involved in reading and writing, we’ve got you covered! Here’s a list of our newest and most … Read more.

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Check out our August 2014 New Releses!

For more information on a particular book, just click on the cover.  Literacy and the Common Core: Recipes for Action by Sarah Tantillo Transformational Literacy: Making the Common Core Shift with Work That Matters by Ron Berger, Libby Woodfin, Suzanne … Read more.

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An Interview with Katie McKnight, Author of Common Core Literacy

Katie McKnight is a former classroom teacher and nationally recognized expert in literacy, inclusive classrooms, Common Core State Standards, and integrating technology in the 21st century classroom. She is currently a professor of secondary education at National Louis University and … Read more.

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Exit Tickets: A Sneak Peek at Literacy and the Common Core by Sarah Tantillo

Below is an excerpt from Sarah Tantillo’s new book, Literacy and the Common Core: Recipes for Action, which will be released at the end of this month. If you’re interested in learning more about Tantillo’s work, check out her website … Read more.

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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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