• The Joy of Reading

    by Donalyn Miller & Teri Lesesne Year Published: 2022

    The Joy of Reading is a guide for teachers, librarians, administrators, and families to create the conditions for joyful reading. Donalyn Miller and Teri Lesesne draw from their decades of work with students, teachers, and librarians, providing practices that nurture joy while identifying factors that destroy joy, all with a clear understanding of the realities of today’s classrooms and libraries.

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  • In Defense of Read Aloud: Sustaining Best Practice

    by Steven Layne Year Published: 2015

    In his new book, In Defense of Read-Aloud: Sustaining Best Practice, Steven Layne clearly articulates research-based reasons why reading aloud to students benefits their literacy development. Research overwhelmingly supports the positive impact of reading aloud to students.

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  • Layers of Learning: Using Read-Alouds to Connect Literacy & Caring Conversations

    by JoEllen McCarthy Year Published: 2020

    Layers of Learning pulls together the ideas that the books we share not only serve an academic purpose, but also convey big, affective messages. This can lead to richer and more meaningful classroom conversations.

    Layers of Learning has already curated lessons around picture book read-alouds, group discussions, and activities, based on four key elements: Community, Agency, Respect, and Empowerment, or CARE

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  • From Striving to Thriving: How to Grow Confident, Capable Readers

    by Stephanie Harvey & Annie Ward Year Published: 2017

    Loaded with ready-to-go lessons, routines, and “actions,” as well as the latest research, this book is a must read for any teacher who strives to make every reader a thriving reader.

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  • Game Changer! Book Access for All Kids

    by Donalyn Miller & Colby Sharp Year Published: 2018

    Donalyn Miller & 5th gr. teacher Colby Sharp provide teachers and administrators with the tools they need to increase children's meaningful interaction with books and launch book access initiatives in their communities. Through research, testimonials, and their own classroom experiences, Miller and Sharp provide practical information on school and classroom libraries, the power of book ownership, the importance of access to books for all, and meaningful family reading engagement.  

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  • The Commonsense Guide to Your Classroom Library: Building a Collection that Inspires, Engages...

    by Donalyn Miller & Colby Sharp Year Published: 2022

    Literacy advocates Donalyn Miller and Colby Sharp follow the lifecycle of Sharp's 5th grade classroom library across the year, showing us practical ways to support young readers—from weeding the collection before kids arrive, to matching them with books they want to read, to evaluating and supporting their growth as they become increasingly independent readers.

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  • Who's Doing the Work? How to Say Less so Readers Can do More

    by Jan Burkins & Kim Yaris Year Published: 2016

    Whether you are an elementary teacher, literacy coach, reading specialist, or parent, Who's Doing the Work? provides numerous examples of how to readjust the reading process and teach students to gain proficiency and joy in their work.  The authors/teachers review some critical instructional mainstays such as read-aloud, guided reading, shared reading, and independent reading and provide some small, yet powerful, adjustments to help hold students accountable for their learning.

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  • Disrupting Thinking: Why we Read Matters

    by Kylene Beers & Robert E. Probst Year Published: 2017

    All too often, too many students remain disengaged and reluctant readers. The problem, these authors suggest, is that we have misrepresented to students *why* we read and *how* we ought to approach both fiction & nonfiction.  Beers and Probst present a vision of what reading and what education across all grades could be. Hands-on-strategies make it applicable for the classroom teachers to create engagement and relevance, and turn-and-talk discussion points make it a guidebook for school-wide conversations. 

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  • The 6 Literacy Levers: Creating a Community of Readers

    by Brad Gustafson Year Published: 2021

    Every student has the right to learn how to read. But learning how to read isn’t enough. Students must also want to read. Students deserve a literacy-rich environment in which reading is championed by all leaders serving in their school--whether in formal or informal leadership roles.

    This book provides educators with the tools and culture-building strategies needed to help all students fall in love with reading. And it will help you co-create a community of readers that challenges and inspires.

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  • A Teacher's Guide to Reading Conferences: The Classroom Essentials Series

    by Jennifer Serravallo Year Published: 2019

    Why are reading conferences so important?  What do effective reading conferences look and sound like?  How do I fit reading conferences into my literacy block?  "Conferring is where the magic happens." 

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  • It's All About the Books: How to Create Bookrooms and Classroom Libraries That Inspire Readers

    by Mulligan & Landrigan Year Published: 2018

    The term "lifelong reader" is more than a slogan or jargon in a mission statement. Lifelong readers need passion, agency, and a sense of inquiry in their reading lives. They also need books.

    These two authors share the systems they have developed to create classroom libraries & book rooms that support student choice and instructional goals. Teachers must have easy access to what they need when they need it, because in the life of a reader the right book at the right time makes all the difference.

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