Instructional Strategies and Assessment Products

  • Constructed Responses for Learning

    1st Edition

    By Warren Combs

    Teaching students to write constructed responses does not have to become a test-prep chore. An intentional routine of constructed responses provides powerful opportunities to teach strategic thinking through writing that also deepens students’ knowledge about core subjects. In this clear guide from…

    Paperback – 2016-03-01

  • DIY Project Based Learning for Math and Science

    1st Edition

    By Heather Wolpert-Gawron

    Are you interested in using Project Based Learning to revamp your lessons, but aren’t sure how to get started? In DIY Project Based Learning for Math and Science, award-winning teacher and Edutopia blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron makes it fun and easy! Project Based Learning encourages students and…

    Paperback – 2016-02-19

  • Literature Circles That Engage Middle and High School Students

    1st Edition

    By Marc Moeller, Victor Moeller

    Engage your students with Literature Circles! This book will show you how to prepare your students to lead their own active, focused discussion in small groups. Give your students the tools to engage with books and with each other. You can even incorporate film versions of classic texts into…

    Hardback – 2016-01-29

  • Big Skills for the Common Core

    Literacy Strategies for the 6-12 Classroom, 1st Edition

    By Amy Benjamin, Michael Hugelmeyer

    Zoom in on the academic skills students are required to learn in reading, writing, speaking/listening, and language! This book cuts through all of the Common Core jargon and gets right to the heart of what students need to learn now. Big Skills for the Common Core is packed with engaging strategies…

    Hardback – 2016-01-29

  • Using Formative Assessment to Drive Mathematics Instruction in Grades PreK-2

    1st Edition

    By Jennifer Taylor-Cox, Christine Oberdorf

    Provide targeted mathematics instruction for every child. These books combine formative assessment with practical activities to differentiate the elementary classroom. The formative assessments include student work samples at varying levels. The authors...Illustrate the distinction between a "…

    Hardback – 2016-01-29

  • Promoting a Successful Transition to Middle School

    1st Edition

    By Patrick Akos, Christopher Lineberry, J. Allen Queen

    With detailed examples of best practices from middle schools across the country, this book features research-based strategies and suggestions for transition programs. It covers the roles of school principals, counselors, classroom teachers, and the central office.…

    Hardback – 2016-01-29

  • Making Words REAL

    Proven Strategies for Building Academic Vocabulary Fast, 1st Edition

    By Joanne Billingsley

    Learn how to tap into the power of imagery, communication, and collaboration to make vocabulary building fun and meaningful! Research has proven that students with a larger, more nuanced vocabulary become more proficient readers, writers, critical thinkers, and learners, making them more likely to…

    Paperback – 2015-12-11

  • Over-Tested and Under-Prepared

    Using Competency Based Learning to Transform Our Schools, 1st Edition

    By Bob Sornson

    The curriculum-driven instructional model has been the standard method of teaching for more than a century, but it is consistently failing to produce well-educated citizens and lifelong learners. Pressured by standardized testing and rigid pacing guidelines, teachers are forced to cover too much…

    Paperback – 2015-12-10

  • Common Core Literacy Lesson Plans

    Ready-to-Use Resources, 6-8, 1st Edition

    Edited by Lauren Davis

    Schools nationwide are transitioning to the Common Core--our advice to you: Don't go it alone! Our new book, Common Core Literacy Lesson Plans: Ready-to-Use Resources, 6-8, shows you that teaching the Common Core State Standards in the middle grades doesn't have to be intimidating! This easy-to-use…

    Hardback – 2015-11-24

  • The Genius Hour Guidebook

    Fostering Passion, Wonder, and Inquiry in the Classroom, 1st Edition

    By Denise Krebs, Gallit Zvi

    Promote your students’ creativity and get them excited about learning! In this practical new book, authors Denise Krebs and Gallit Zvi show you how to implement Genius Hour, a time when students can develop their own inquiry-based projects around their passions and take ownership of their work.…

    Paperback – 2015-11-16

  • Better Lesson Plans, Better Lessons

    Practical Strategies for Planning from Standards, 1st Edition

    By Ben Curran

    In today’s high-stakes world, ready-made lessons and teacher’s guides are no longer enough to guarantee achievement. The best way to help students succeed is through deliberate and careful lesson planning focused on the end result of increasing student achievement. Whether you are a new teacher or…

    Paperback – 2015-10-08

  • Math In Plain English

    Literacy Strategies for the Mathematics Classroom, 1st Edition

    By Amy Benjamin

    Do word problems and math vocabulary confuse students in your mathematics classes? Do simple keywords like "value" and "portion" seem to mislead them? Many words that students already know can have a different meaning in mathematics. To grasp that difference, students need to connect English…

    Hardback – 2015-10-06

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