Tuesday, February 2, 2010

We Are Not Done Getting Better: Professional Books to Guide Your Thinking and Compass Your Work

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We are not done getting better…

Professional Resources

2010-2011

Laura Benson



Professional Bibliography

Adams, M. J., Foorman, B., Lundberg, I. and Beeler, T. (1997). Phonemic Awareness in Young Children: A Classroom Curriculum. Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing.

Ainsworth, L. & Viegut, D. (2006). Common formative assessments: How to connect standards-based instruction and assessment. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Ainsworth, L. (2003). Unwrapping the standards. Englewood, CO: Lead + Learn Press.

Akhavan, N. (2006). Help! My Kids Don’t All Speak English. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Akhavan, N. (2004). How to Align Literacy Instruction, Assessment, and Standards And Achieve Results You NEVER Dreamed Possible. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Alief Independent School District. Professional resources: Instructional strategies. www.aliefisd.net Austin, TX.

Allen, J. (2007). Inside Words: Tools for Teaching Academic Vocabulary, Grades 4-12. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.

Allen, J. (2008). More Tools for Teaching Content Literacy. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.

Allen, J. (2002). On the Same Page: Shared Reading Beyond the Primary Grades. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.

Allen, J. (2004). Tools for Teaching Content Literacy. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.

Allen, J. (2000). Yellow Brick Roads: Shared and Guided Paths to Independent Reading 4-12. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.

Allen, J. (1999). Words, Words, Words: Teaching Vocabulary in Grades 4-12. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.

Alverman, D. E., Smith, L. C., & Readence, J. E. (1985). Prior knowledge activation and the comprehension of compatible and incompatible text. Reading Research Quarterly, 20(4), 420–436.

Allington, R. (2009). What Really Matters in Fluency: Research-Based Practices across the Curriculum. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Allington, R. (2009). What Really Matters in Response to Intervention: Research-Based Designs. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Allington, R. (2006). (Second Edition). What Really Matters for Struggling Readers: Designing Research-Based Programs. New York, NY: Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers.

Allington, R. (Ed.). (2002). Big Brother and the National Reading Curriculum: How Ideology Trumped Evidence. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Allington, R. & Cunningham, P. (2007). (Third Edition) Schools that Work: Where All Children Read and Write. Boston, MA: Pearson.

Allington, R. & Walmsley, S. A. (Ed.). (2007). (The RTI Edition). No Quick Fix: Rethinking Literacy Programs in America’s Elementary Schools. Newark, DE: International Reading Association.

Anderson, C. (2008). Strategic Writing Conferences: Smart Conversations That Move Young Writers Forward. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. (DVD).

Anderson, C. (2007). The Craft of Grammar: Integrated Instruction in Writer’s Workshop. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. (DVD).

Anderson, C. (2005). Assessing Writers. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Anderson, C. (2000). How’s It Going? A Practical Guide to Conferring with Student Writers. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Anderson, J. (2008). Editing Invitations. Portland, ME: Stenhouse. (DVD).

Anderson, J. (2008). Teaching Apostrophes. Portland, ME: Stenhouse. (DVD).

Anderson, J. (2007). Everyday Editing: Inviting Students to Develop Skill and Craft in Writing Workshop. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.

Anderson, J. (2005). Mechanically Inclined: Building Grammar, Usage, and Style into Writer’s Workshop. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.

Anderson, N. (2007). What Should I Read Aloud? A Guide to 200 Best-Selling Picture Books. Newark, DE: International Reading Association.

Angelillo, J. (2008). Grammar Study: Helping Students Get What Grammar Is and How It Works. New York, NY: Scholastic.

Angelillo, J. (2008). Whole-Class Teaching: Minilessons and More. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Angelillo, J. (2005). Making Revision Matter: Strategies for Guiding Students to Focus, Organize, and Strengthen Their Writing Independently. New York, NY: Scholastic.

Angelillo, J. (2005). Writing to the Prompt: When Students Don’t Have a Choice. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Angelillo, J. (2003). Writing About Reading: From Book Talk to Literary Essays, Grades 3-8. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Angelillo, J. (2002). A Fresh Approach to Teaching Punctuation. New York, NY: Scholastic.

Anderson, L. and Krathwohl, D. (2000). Taxonomy for learning, teaching, and assessing: A Revision of Bloom’s taxonomy of educational objectives. New York, NY: Allyn and Bacon.

Aronson, E., & Patnoe, S. (1997). The jigsaw classroom: Building cooperation in the classroom. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Addison Wesley Longman.

Atwell, N. (2007). Lessons That Change Writers. Portsmouth, NH: Firsthand/Heinemann.

Atwell, N. (2007). The Reading Zone: How to Help Kids Become Skilled, Passionate, Habitual, Critical Readers. New York: Scholastic.

Avery, C. (1993). And with a Light Touch: Learning about Reading, Writing and Teaching with First Graders. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Austin Independent School District. Social studies resources: Strategies and activities. www.austinschools.org

Ausubel, D. (2005). Focus on effectiveness: Research-based strategies. Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory.

Bear, D., Helman, L., Templeton, S., Invernizzi, M. & Johnston, F. (2007). Words Their Way with English Learners: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction. Boston, MA: Pearson Education.

Bear, D., Invernizzi, M., Templeton, S. & Johnston, F. (2010). (Second Edition). Words Their Way: Letter and Picture Sorts for Emergent Spellers. Boston, MA: Pearson Education.

Bear, D., Invernizzi, M., Templeton, S., & Johnston, F. (2008). (Fourth Edition). Words Their Way: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction. Boston, MA: Pearson Education.

Beaver, J. Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA 3-8). (2005). Lebanon, IN: Celebration Press/Pearson Learning.

Beaver, J. Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA K-2 and 3-8). (2006). Lebanon, IN: Celebration Press/Pearson Learning.

Beaver, T. (1998). The Author Profile: Assessing Writing in Context. Portsmouth, ME: Stenhouse.

Beck, I., McKeown, M., & Kucan, L. (2008). Creating Robust Vocabulary: Frequently Asked Questions & Extended Examples. New York, NY: Guildford Press.

Beck, I., McKeown, M., & Kucan, L. (2002). Bringing Words to Life. New York, NY: Guildford Press.

Beck, I. L., & McKeown, M. G. (2006). Improving comprehension with questioning the author. New York, NY: Scholastic.

Beers, K. (2003). When kids can’t read: what teachers can do. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Beers, K. (2007). Authentic strategies for high stakes testing. Spring, TX: Absey Press.

Benscoter, D. and Harris, G. (2002). Social studies activities kids can’t resist. New York, NY: Teaching Resources/Scholastic.

Benson, L. (2002). Deep thinking: Sustaining students’ strategy learning to cultivate their independence. The Colorado Communicator. Denver, CO: International Reading Association.

Block, C. C. and Mangieri, J. (2006). The Vocabulary-Enriched Classroom. New York, NY: Scholastic.

Bomer, K. and Bomer, R. (2001). For a Better World: Reading and Writing for Social Action. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Booth, D. & Rowsell, J. (2007). (Second Edition). The Literacy Principal: Leading, Supporting, and Assessing Reading and Writing Initiatives. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.

Booth, D. (2006). Reading Doesn’t Matter Anymore . . . Portland, ME: Stenhouse.

Booth, D. (2001). Reading and Writing in the Middle Years. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.

Booth, D. (2000). Even Hockey Players Read. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.

Boreen, J. and Niday, D. with Johnson, M. (2003). Mentoring Across Boundaries: Helping Beginning Teachers Succeed in Challenging Situations. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.

Bouchard, . (2005). Comprehension Strategies for English Language Learners. New York, NY: Scholastic.

Bouffler, C. (1992). Literacy Evaluation: Issues and Practicalities. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Boushey, G. and Moser, J. (2007). Good-Fit Books. Portland, ME: Stenhouse. (DVD).

Boushey, G. and Moser, J. (2006). The Daily 5: Fostering Literacy Independence in the Elementary Grades. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.

Boushey, G. and Moser, J. (2007). The Daily 5 Alive! Strategies for Literacy Independence. Portland, ME: Stenhouse. (DVD).

Boyles, N. (2004). Constructing Meaning Through Kid-Friendly Comprehension Strategy Instruction. Gainsville, FL: Maupin House. (with CD-ROM).

Bracey, G. (2004). Setting the Record Straight (Second Edition). Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Brand, M. (2006). Conferring with Boys. Portland, ME: Stenhouse. (DVD).

Brand, M. (2005). A Day of Words: Integrating Word Work in the Intermediate Grades. Portland, ME: Stenhouse. (DVD).

Brand, M. (2004). Word Savvy: Integrating Vocabulary, Spelling, and Word Study, Grades 3-6. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.

Brand, M. & Brand, G. (2006). Practical Fluency: Classroom Perspectives, Grades K-6. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.

Bravmann, S. L. (2004). Assessment’s ‘fab four.’ Education Week. (3,21), 56.

Buckner, A. (2006). Inside Notebooks: Bringing Out Writers, Grades 3-6. Portland, ME: Stenhouse. (DVD).

Buckner, A. (2005). Notebook Know How: Strategies for the Writer’s Notebook. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.

Buehl, D. (2001). Classroom strategies for interactive learning. Newark, DE: International Reading Association

Buhrow, B., Garcia, A. U. (2006). Ladybugs, Tornadoes, and Swirling Galaxies: English Learners Discover Their World through Inquiry. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.

Burke, J. Tools for Thought. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Caldwell, J. & Ford, M. (2002). Where Have All the Bluebirds Gone? How to Soar with Flexible Grouping. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Castagna, V. B. (2007). Teaching the Information Generation: Strategies for Helping Primary Readers Understand the Fact-Filled Texts They Encounter Throughout Their School Years. New York, NY: Scholastic.

Chenoweth, K. (2007). It’s Being Done: Academic Success in Unexpected Schools. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.

Clarke, S. [Formative assessments and student feedback titles]

Clay, M. (2006). What Did I Write? Beginning Writing Behavior. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Clay, M. (2005). (Second Edition). An Observational Survey of Early Literacy Achievement. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Clay, M. (2005). Literacy Lessons Designed for Individuals (Part One and Part Two). Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Clay, M. (2001). Change Over Time in Children’s Literacy Development. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Clay, M. (2000). Concepts About Print: What Have Children Learned About the Way We Print Language? Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Clay, M. (2000). Descalzo: Del Cuento and Sigueme, Luna. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Clay, M. (2000). Follow Me, Moon and No Shoes. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Clay, M. (2000). Running Records for Classroom Teachers. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Clay, M. (1998). By Different Paths to Common Outcomes. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.

Clay, M. (1979). Sand and Stones. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Clyde, J. A., & Hicks. A. (2008). Immersed in Inquiry. Educational Leadership. 65(9).

Cole, A. D. (2006). Right-Answer Writing: An All-in-One Resource to Help Students Craft Better Responses. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. (with CD).

Cole, A. D. (2004). When Reading Begins: The Teacher’s Role in Decoding, Comprehension, and Fluency. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Cole, A. D. (2003). Knee to Knee, Eye to Eye: Circling In On Comprehension. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Cole, A. D. (2002). Better Answers: Written Performance That Looks Good and Sounds Smart. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.

Coles, G. (2003). Reading the Naked Truth: Literacy, Legislation & Lies. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Coles, G. (2000). Misreading Reading: The Bad Science that Hurts Children. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Collins, K. (2004). Growing Readers: Units of Study in the Primary Classroom. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.

Collins, K. (2008). Reading for Real: Teach Students to Read with Power, Intention, and Joy in K-3 Classrooms. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.

Conrad, L., Matthews, M., Zimmerman, C., and Allen, P. (2008). Put Thinking to the Test. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.

Cruz, M. C. (2004). Independent Writing: One Teacher – Thirty-Two Needs, Topics, and Plans. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Culham, R. (2005). 6 +1 Traits of Writing: The Complete Guide for the Primary Grades. New York, NY: Scholastic.

Culham, R. and Spandel, V. (1993). The Student-Friendly Guide to Writing Traits. Portland, OR: Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory.

Cunningham, A. and Shagoury, R. (2005). Starting with Comprehension: Reading Strategies for the Youngest Learners. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.

Cunningham, P. (2009). What Really Matters in Vocabulary: Research-Based Practices across the Curriculum. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Cunningham, P. and Allington, R. (2007). (Fourth Edition) Classrooms that Work: They Can All Read and Write. Boston, MA: Pearson.

Cunningham, P. and Hall, D. (2002). Month-by-Month Phonics for First Grade: Systematic, Multilevel Instruction for First. Greensboro, NC: Four Blocks.

Cunningham, P. and Hall, D. (2002). Month-by-Month Phonics for Third Grade: Systematic, Multilevel Instruction for Third Grade. Greensboro, NC: Four Blocks.

Cunningham, P., Hall, D. and Shanks, G. (1998). Month-by-Month Phonics for Upper Grades: A Second Chance for Struggling Readers and Students Learning English. Greensboro, NC: Four Blocks.

Cunningham, P. and Smith, D. (2008). Beyond Retelling: Toward Higher Level Thinking and Big Ideas. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Cushman, K. (2006). Fires in the bathroom: Advice for teachers from high school students. New York: New Press.

Daniels, H. (2002). Literature circles: Voice and choice. Markham, Ontario: Pembroke Publishers.

Daniels, H. & Bizar, M. (2004). Teaching the Best Practice Way: Methods that Matter, K-12. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Daniels, H. and Steineke, N. (2004). Mini-lessons for literature circles. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Danielson, C. (2007). Enhancing professional practice: A Framework for teaching. Alexandria, VA: Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Darling-Hammond, L. (2001). The right to learn: A blueprint for creating schools that work. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Darling-Hammond, L. and Bransford, J., eds. (2005). Preparing teachers for a changing world. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Davis, J. & Hill, S. (2003). The No-Nonsense Guide to Teaching Writing: Strategies, Structures, Solutions. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.

Denton, P. (2007). The Power of Our Words: Teacher Language That Helps Children Learn. Turner Falls, MA: Northeast Foundation for Children.

Diller, D. (2008). Spaces and Places: Designing Classrooms for Literacy. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.

Diller, D. (2008). Spotlight on Small Groups. Portland, ME: Stenhouse. (DVD).

Diller, D. (2007). Fluency Rubric. Portland, ME: Stenhouse. (DVD).

Diller, D. (2007). Making the Most of Small Groups: Differentiation for All. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.

Dole, J. (2005). Content area learning strategies. Salt Lake, UT: University of Utah Press.

Dole, J., Duffy, G., Roehler, L., and Pearson, P. D. (1991). Moving from the old to the new: Research on reading comprehension instruction. Reading Research Quarterly, 14, 481 - 533.

Dorn, L. (1999, 2006). Organizing for Literacy. Portland, ME: Stenhouse. (DVD).

Dorn, L., French, C., & Jones, T. (1998). Apprenticeship in Literacy: Transitions Across Reading and Writing. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.

Dorn, L. & Soffos, C. (2007). Collaborative Conferences. Portland, ME: Stenhouse. (DVD).

Dorn, L. & Soffos, C. (2005). Teaching for Deep Comprehension: A Reading Workshop Approach. Portland, ME: Stenhouse. (with DVD)

Dorn, L. & Soffos, C. (2003, 2006). Developing Independent Learners: A Reading/Writing Workshop Approach. Portland, ME: Stenhouse. (VHS or DVD).

Dorn, L & Soffos, C. (2003, 2006). Results That Last: A Literacy Model for School Change. Portland, ME: Stenhouse. (VHS or DVD).

Dorn, L. & Soffos, C. (2001). Scaffolding Young Writers: A Writers’ Workshop Approach. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.

Dorn, L. & Soffos, C. (2001). Shaping Literate Minds: Developing Self-Regulated Learners. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.

DuFour, R. and Eaker, R. (1998). Professional learning communities at work. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree.

DuFour, R. (1991). The Principal as Staff Developer: Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree.

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DuFour, R., DuFour, R., Eaker, R. and Karhanek, G. (2004). Whatever It Takes: How Professional Learning Communities Respond When Kids Don’t Learn. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree.

Duke, N. and Bennett, A. (2003). Reading and Writing Informational Texts in the Primary Grades. New York, NY: Scholastic.

Fisher, B. (1998). (Second Edition). Joyful Learning in Kindergarten. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Fisher, B. (1995). Thinking and Learning Together: Curriculum and Community in a Primary Classroom. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Fisher, B. and Medvic, E. (2000). Perspectives on Shared Reading: Planning and Practice. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Fisher, B. and Medvic, E. (2003). For Reading Out Loud: Planning and Practice. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Fisher, D. and Frey, N. (2008). Better Learning through Structured Teaching: A Framework for the Gradual Release of Responsibility. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Fisher, D. and Frey, N. (2007). Checking for Understanding: Formative Assessment Techniques for Your Classroom. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Fisher, D., Rothenberg, C. and Frey, N. (2007). Language Learners in the English Classroom. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English.

Fletcher, R. (2006). Boy Writers: Reclaiming Their Voices. Portland, ME: Stenhouse. (Audio book).

Fletcher, R. (2002). Poetry Matters: Writing a Poem from the Inside Out. New York, NY: Harper Trophy.

Fletcher, R. (2000). How Writers Work: Finding a Process That Works for You. New York, NY: Harper Trophy.

Fletcher, R. (1999). Live Writing: Breathing Life Into Your Writing. New York, NY: Avon.

Fletcher, R. (1996). Breathing In, Breathing Out: Keeping a Writer’s Notebook. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Fletcher, R. (1993). What a Writer Needs. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Fletcher, R. and Portalupi, J. (2007). (Second Edition). Craft Lessons: Teaching Writing K-8. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.

Fletcher, R. and Portalupi, J. (2004, 2006). In the Beginning: Young Writers Develop Independence. Portland, ME: Stenhouse. (DVD).

Fletcher, R. and Portalupi, J. (2005). Lessons for the Writer’s Notebook, Grades 3-6. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Fletcher, R. and Portalupi, J. (2004). Teaching the Qualities of Writing. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Fletcher, R. and Portalupi, J. (2002; 2006). When Students Write. Portland, ME: Stenhouse. (DVD).

Fletcher, R. and Portalupi, J. (2001). Writing Workshop: The Essential Guide. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.

Flippo, R. (2005). Personal Reading: How to Match Children to Books. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Flippo, R. (2004). Texts and Tests: Teaching Study Skills Across Content Areas. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Flippo, R. (2003). Assessing Readers: Qualitative Diagnosis and Instruction. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Flippo, R. (1999). What Do the Experts Say? Helping Children Learn to Read. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Foster, G. & Marasco, T. (2007). Exemplars: Your Best Resource to Improve Student Writing. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.

Fountas, I. and Pinnell, G. (2007). Benchmark Assessment System1 (K-2). Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Fountas, I. and Pinnell, G. (2007). Benchmark Assessment System1 (3-8). Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Fountas, I. and Pinnell, G. (2006). The Fountas and Pinnell Leveled Book List, K-8. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Fountas, I. and Pinnell, G. (2009). The Fountas & Pinnell Prompting Guide 1: A Tool for Literacy Teachers. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Fountas, I. and Pinnell, G. (2005). Guided Reading: Essential Elements and The Skillful Teacher. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. (DVD).

Fountas, I. and Pinnell, G. (1996). Guided Reading: Good First Teaching for All Children. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Fountas, I. and Pinnell, G. (2001). Guiding Readers and Writers Grades 3-6: Teaching Comprehension, Genre, and Content Literacy. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Fountas, I. and Pinnell, G. (2006). Leveled Books, K-8: Matching Texts to Readers for Effective Teaching. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Fountas, I. and Pinnell, G. (2006). Phonics Lessons: Letters, Words, and How They Work (Grades K, 1 and 2). Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. (CD-ROM).

Fountas, I. and Pinnell, G. (2005). Phonics & Spelling Lessons and Buddy Study System. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. (DVD).

Fountas, I. and Pinnell, G. (2006). Teaching for Comprehension and Fluency: Thinking, Talking, and Writing about Reading, K-8. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

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Schmoker, M. (2001). The Results Fieldbook: Practical Strategies from Dramatically Improved Schools. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Schott, J., Skobel, B. and Wells, J. (2008). The Word-Conscious Classroom: Building the Vocabulary of Readers and Writers. New York, NY: Scholastic.

Schwartz, R., & Raphael, T. (1985). Concept of definition: A key to improving students’ vocabulary. The Reading Teacher, (39), 198-205.

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Serafini, F. (2001). The Reading Workshop: Creating Space for Readers. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Serafini, F. & Giorgis, C. (2003). Reading Aloud and Beyond: Fostering the Intellectual Life with Older Readers. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Serafini, F. & Youngs, S. (2008). More (Advanced) Lessons in Comprehension: Expanding Students’ Understanding of All Types of Texts. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Serafini, F. & Youngs, S. (2006). Around the Reading Workshop in 180 Days: A Month-by-Month Guide to Effective Instruction. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Serravallo, J. & Goldberg, G. (2007). Conferring with Readers: Supporting Each Student’s Growth and Independence. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Shannon, P. (2007). Reading Against Democracy: The Broken Promise of Reading Instruction. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Shea, M. (2006). Where’s the Glitch? How to Use Running Records with Older Readers, Grades 5-8. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Shea, M. (2000). Taking Running Records. New York, NY: Scholastic.

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Sibberson, F. & Szymusiak, K. (2003). Still Learning to Read: Teaching Students in Grades 3-6. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.

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Sloan, M. (2008). Teaching Young Writers to Elaborate: Mini-Lessons and Strategies That Help Students Find Topics and Learn to Tell More. New York, NY: Scholastic.

Sloan, M. (2005). Trait-Based Mini-Lessons for Teaching Writing in Grades 2-4. New York, NY: Scholastic.

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Snowball, D. (2000, 2006). Focus on Spelling. Portland, ME: Stenhouse. (VHS or DVD).

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Spandel, Vicki. (2005). The 9 Rights of Every Writer: A Guide for Teachers. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Spandel, V. and Stiggins, R. (1990). Creating Writers: Linking Writing Assessment and Instruction. New York: Longman.

Stead, T. (2006). Bridges to Independence: Guided Reading with Nonfiction. Portland, ME: Stenhouse. (DVD).

Stead, T. (2009). Good Choice! Supporting Independent Reading and Response K-6. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.

Stead, T. (2002). Is That a Fact? Teaching Nonfiction Writing K-3. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.

Stead, T. (2005). Reality Checks: Teaching Reading Comprehension with Nonfiction, K-5. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.

Stead, T. (2004). Time for Nonfiction. Portland, ME: Stenhouse. (DVD).

Stiggins, R.J. (2002). Assessment crisis: The absence of assessments for learning. Phi Delta Kappan, 83(10).

Stiggins, R. J. (1997; 2001). Student-centered classroom assessment. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill.

Stiggins, R.J., Arter, J., Chappuis, J. and Chappuis, S. (2004). Assessment for learning: An action guide For School Leaders. Princeton, NJ: Educational Testing Service.

Strickland, D., Ganski, K. & Monroe, J. (2002). Supporting Struggling Readers and Writers: Strategies for Classroom Intervention 3-6. Portsmouth, ME: Stenhouse.

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Strickland, K. and Strickland, J. (2005). What’s After Assessment: Follow-Up Instruction for Phonics, Fluency, and Comprehension. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Strickland, K. and Strickland, J. (2000). Making Assessment Elementary. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

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Strong, Silver, and Perini. (2001). Teaching what matters most: Standards and strategies for raising Student Achievement. Alexandria, VA: Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development.

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Taberski, S. (2000). On Solid Ground: Strategies for Teaching Reading K-3. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

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Topping, D. & McManus, R. (2002). Real Reading, Real Writing: Content-Area Strategies. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Toronto Catholic District School Board. (2002). Models for Explicit Teaching: Teaching Reading PreK-3. Portland, ME: Stenhouse. (VHS).

Tovani, C. (2000). I read it, but I didn’t get It. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.

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White, S. (2005). Beyond the numbers: Making data work for teachers & school leaders. Englewood, CO: Advanced Learning Press.

White, S. (2009). Leadership Maps. Englewood, CO: Lead + Learn Press.

Wilde, S. (2000). Miscue Analysis Made Easy: Building on Student Strengths. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Wilde, S. (2007). Spelling Strategies and Patterns: What Kids Need to Know, Grades 3-5. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

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Wilhelm, J. (2001). Improving Comprehension with Think-Aloud Strategies: Modeling What Good Readers Do. New York, NY: Scholastic.

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Wilhelm, J. (1997). “You Gotta BE the Book” Teaching Engaged and Reflective Reading with Adolescents. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.

Wiliam, D. and Thompson, M. (2007). Integrating assessment with instruction: What will it take to make it work? The future of assessment: Shaping teaching and learning, C. Dwyer, ed.

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Wilson, M. (2006). Rethinking Rubrics in Writing Assessment. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

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Wormeli, R. (2006). Fair Isn’t Always Equal: Assessing and Grading in the Differentiated Classroom. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.

Wormeli, R. (2001). Meet Me in the Middle: Becoming an Accomplished Middle-Level Teacher. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.

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Yatvin, D. (2004). A room with a differentiated view. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

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Zweirs, J. (2004). Building reading comprehension habits in grades 6 – 12: A toolkit of classroom activities. DE: International Reading Association.


References and Resources for Developing

Culturally Responsive Learning

*Many of the titles in the main bibliography and:

Au, K.H. (1993). Literacy Instruction in Multicultural Settings. New York: Harcourt Brace.

Benson, L. (2004). Deep Thinking: Sustaining Students’ Strategy Learning to Cultivate Their Independence. The Colorado Communicator, (27), 72 – 87.

Benson, L. (2003). Drawing From Our Well: Creating Writing Lessons from Our Reading Journeys, Part One. Colorado Reading Council Journal. (26), 18 – 24.

Benson, L. (2001). Living a Literate Life. The Colorado Communicator. (25), 1 and 39 – 51.

Benson, L. (2007). Promising Stories. Colorado Communicator/The International Reading Association.

Brown, D. (2002). Becoming a Successful Urban Teacher. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Cooper, E. (2005). It Begins with Belief: Social Demography Is Not Destiny. Voices from the Middle, Vol. 13 (1), p. 25-33.

Cushman, K. (2003). Fires in the Bathroom: Advice for Teachers From High School Students. New York, NY: The New Press.

Darling-Hammond, L., Ancess, J., and Falk, B. (1995). Authentic Assessment in Action: Studies of Schools and Students at Work. New York: Teachers College Press.

Delpit, L. (1995). Teaching Other People’s Children. New York: The New Press.

Doubek, M. & Cooper, E. Closing the gap through professional development: Implications for reading research. Reading Research Quarterly. IRA.

Foster, M. (1995). African American teachers and culturally relevant pedagogy. In J.A. Banks, & C.A.M. Banks (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Multicultural Education (pp. 570-581). New York: Macmillan.

Gay, G. (2000). Culturally Responsive Teaching: Theory, Research, & Practice. New York: Teachers College Press.

Gordon, B.M. (1993). African American cultural knowledge and liberatory education; Dilemmas, problems, and potentials in a postmodern American society. Urban Education, 27(4), 448-470.

Greene, S., & Abt-Perkins, D. (2003). Making Race Visible: Literacy Research for Cultural Understanding. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.

Hale, J. (2001). Learning While Black: Creating Educational Excellence for African American Children. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press.

Hilliard, A. (1991). Testing African American Students. Chicago, IL: Third World Press.

Ladson-Billings, G. (1995a). But that's just good teaching! The case for culturally relevant pedagogy. Theory Into Practice, 34(3), 159-165.

Ladson-Billings, G. (1994). The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Ladson-Billings, G. (1995b). Multicultural teacher education: Research, practice, and policy. In J.A. Banks & C.A.M. Banks (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Multicultural Education (pp. 747-759). New York: Macmillan.

Lazar, A. (2004). Learning to Be Literacy Teachers in Urban Schools: Stories of Growth and Change. Newark, DE: International Reading Association.

Levine, M. (2006). Celebrate Strengths, Nurture Affinities. Education Leadership.

Lipman, P. (1995). "Bringing out the best in them": The contribution of culturally relevant teachers to educational reform. Theory Into Practice, 34(3), 202-208.

Mahiri, J. (1998). Shooting for Excellence –African American and Youth Culture in New Century Schools. New York: Teachers College Press.

Mahiri, J. (2004). What They Don’t Learn in School: Literacy in the Lives of Urban Youth. New York: Peter Lang.

Morrell, E. (2004). Linking Literacy and Popular Culture: Finding Connections for Lifelong Learning. Norwood, MA: Christopher-Gordon Publishers, Inc.

Pewewardy, C.D. (1994). Culturally responsive pedagogy in action: An American Indian magnet school. In E.R. Hollins, J.E. King, & W.C. Hayman (Eds.), Teaching Diverse Populations: Formulating a Knowledge Base (pp. 77-92). Albany: State University of New York Press.

Philips, S.U. (1983). The Invisible Culture: Communication in Classroom and Community on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation. Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland.

Singleton, G. (2005). Courageous Conversations. National Urban Alliance for Effective Education Conference.

Tatum, A. (2005). Nurturing Resilience Among African American Adolescent Male in the Literacy Classroom. Colorado Council of International Reading Association Conference.

Tatum, A. (2005). Teaching reading to black adolescent males: Closing the achievement gap. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.

Teale, W. & Gambrell, L. (2007). Raising Urban Students’ Literacy Achievement By Engaging in Authentic, Challenging Work. The Reading Teacher, 60(8), 728 – 739.



Web Resources

AERO www.projectaero.org

Understanding By Design www.ubdexchange.org/

Jay McTighe www.jaymctighe.com and jmctigh@aol.com

Mike Schmoker schmoker@futureone.com

The Leadership and Learning Center www.leadandlearn.com

Connecticut State Standards & Assessments www.ctcurriculum.org

Illinois Learning Standards www.isbe.net

State Department of Education for: New York, Delaware, Georgia

Vanderbilt Center for Teaching www.Vanderbilt.edu

All Things PLC www.allthingsplc.info

Performance Assessment www.performanceassessment.org

National Council of Teachers of English/NCTE www.ncte.org

International Reading Association/IRA www.ira.org

Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development www.ascd.org

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics/NCTM www.nctm.org

National Science Teachers Association www.nsta.org

National Council of Social Studies publications@ncs.org

Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement www.ciera.org

Center on English Learning and Achievement www.cela.albany.edu

Literacy Matters www.literacymatters.org/teachers

Literacy Cookbook http://www.literacycookbook.com

Making Sense in Social Studies www.readingquest.org

Montgomery County Schools www.mciu.org

New York Times www.newyorktimes.com/learning

Listen to the Children www.naktv.net

Collaborative Assessment Conversations/Student Work Collaborations

http://www.aisr.brown.edu/html/NSFR/cfg_p1.html

http://asir.brown.edu/html/ACPBCaseStudies/html

http://www.tc.columbia.edu/~ncrest

http://www.essentialschools.org

http://pzweb.harvard.edu

http://pzweb.harvard.edu/Research/Evidence.hum

Harvard University’s Expository Writing Project expos@fas.harvard.edu

Bonnie Campbell Hill www.bonniecampbellhill.com/

Janet Allen www.janetallen.org/

National Writing Project http://nwp.edgateway.net

New York City Library www.kids.nypl.org

Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory http://www.nwrel.org

http://www.nwrel.org/assessment

Sites for Teachers www.sitesforteachers.com/

LeveledBooks.com www.leveledbooks.com/booksearch.html

Leveling Tool www.heinemannclassroom.com/tools/levels.asp

Book Level Equivalencies Chart www.leveledbooks.com/equivalency.htm

Bookspot www.bookspot.com/readinglists/#grade

Beaverton Schools, Oregon registration.beavton.k12.or.us/lbdb/

Portland Public Schools, Oregon www.pps.k12.or.us/instruction-c/literacy/leveled_books/

Fountas-Pinnell Leveling Books Website http://books.heinemann.com/products/002119.aspx (membership fee + $.75 per "hit")

Fountas-Pinnell Leveled Booklist, K-8 2005-2008 http://books.heinemann.com/products/E00819.aspx (printed text; $40)

Children's Book Reviews http://www.carolhurst.com/titles/gradetitles.html

Caldecott Medal Books www.ala.org/ala/alsc/awardsscholarships/literaryawds/caldecottmedal/caldecottmedal.htm

Caldecott Winners List

http://www.ala.org/ala/alsc/awardsscholarships/literaryawds/caldecottmedal/caldecottwinners/caldecottmedal.htm

Newbery Medal Books

http://www.ala.org/ala/alsc/awardsscholarships/literaryawds/newberymedal/newberymedal.htm

Newbery Medal and Honor Books (1922-present)

http://www.ala.org/ala/alsc/awardsscholarships/literaryawds/newberymedal/newberyhonors/newberymedal.htm

RIF Reading is Fundamental- booklists http://www.rif.org/parents/

Kidsreads http://www.kidsreads.com/index.asp

Library of Congress: Book-Promoting Organizations http://www.loc.gov/loc/cfbook/partners.html

READING PLANET http://www.rif.org/readingplanet/



Online Nonfiction Writing Resources

www.makingstandardswork.com/Downloads/Writing%20and%20Test%20Scores.pdf

www.atozwriting.com/

www.makingstandardswork.com/ResourceCtr/authenticate.php

www.makingstandardswork.com/Clients/BestPracticesArchive/BPCreteMonee.htmhttp://www.makingstandardswork.com/ResourceCtr/assessments/IPASsampleHSMA18-CA.pdf

www.makingstandardswork.com/ResourceCtr/assessments/IPASsampleMSSS47-KS.pdf

www.makingstandardswork.com/ResourceCtr/assessments/IPASsampleELSC34-MO.pdf

www.makingstandardswork.com/ResourceCtr/assessments/IPASsampleLELA20-VA.pdf

College Board/SAT Information: www.collegeboard.com/prof/counselors/tests/sat/about/sat_writing.html

www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/sat/prep_one/essay/scoring_guide_popup.html

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE): www.ncte.org/second

www.ncte.org/print.asp?id=107867&node=369 www.ncte.org/about/over/positions/category/write/118876.htm

www.ncte.org/prog/writing/policy/110594.htm

6 + 1 Traits Writing: www.nwrel.org/assessment/pdfRubrics/6plus1traits.PDF

www.kent.k12.wa.us/curriculum/writing/elem_writing/Bib/6traits.htm

Read, Write, and Think Resources: www.readwritethink.org/standards/index.html

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD): http://shop.ascd.org/search_results.cfm

Teacher collaboration website – Better Lesson is a new website aimed at making it easier for teachers to share curriculum and ideas. Similar to Facebook, each user has his or her own profile (with general information, courses taught, and curriculum overviews), can join groups and networks, and can “colleague” others and then keep up through a news feed. Teachers can upload their 180-day curriculum, showing their supplies, texts, related lessons, and exchange digital files including video, audio, and images. Members have a rating chart to show how many people have downloaded each lesson plan, do key-word searches to find information on specific topics, and click “add to my curriculum.” There’s also a state standards tagging tool so teachers can tag and search for files that use specific standards.

Better Lesson’s business plan is “freemium” – offering free services while charging for advanced or special features. It’s still in beta and adding ten select schools to build up content and get feedback this year. Check it out at http://www.betterlesson.org .

RTI websites – The National Center on Learning Disabilities and several other groups have set up the Response to Intervention Action Network to support RTI in schools:

http://www.rtinetwork.org. In addition, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs has created the National Center on Response to Intervention with evaluations of specific products and tools: http://www.rti4success.org.

World languages websites – The UCLA Language Materials Project has launched a new resource for elementary and secondary teachers of less-commonly taught world languages, complete with lesson plans and other materials: http://www.lmp.ucla.edu/K-12.

• Jeopardy creator – This free website allows teachers to create a customized Jeopardy template: http://jeopardylabs.com.

• African languages – The African Language Materials Archive focuses on the languages of Africa: http://alma.matrix.msu.edu.

• The e-Arabic Learning Portal is a reference and access point for learning Arabic:

http://www.e-arabic.com.

• The news in Latin – Current news stories and features in clear and accurate Latin:

http://www.scorpiomartianus.com.

a. Three-minute explanations – This website gives short, simple explanations about a variety of phenomena (e.g., borrowing money, how U.S. presidents are elected, how Twitter works), using line drawings and a voice-over: http://www.commoncraft.com.

Spotted in Newsweek, June 1, 2009 (p. 16)

A new interactive programming language – The Lifelong Kindergarten Group at MIT’s Media Lab has developed Scratch, a free program that brings the kindergarten learning approach to the computer screen. Children can create their own interactive stories, games, and animations and then share their creations online. There’s now an active online community around Scratch, with users (most of them 8-16 years old) presenting over a thousand new projects every day. Check it out at http://scratch.mit.edu.

“Kindergarten for Life” by Mitchel Resnick in Edutopia, June/July 2009 (Vol. 5, #3, p. 10), http://www.edutopia.org/magazine

c. Poetry slams – In this Edutopia article, Grace Rubenstein describes the process that several New York City schools have gone through to get their students writing and performing poetry. In the link below, you can read several poems and see students performing.

“Slam Dunk” by Grace Rubenstein in Edutopia, June/July 2009 (Vol. 5, #3, p. 44-48), http://www.edutopia.org/poetry-slam-global-writes

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Subgenre booklists –University of Texas/Arlington professor Nancy Hadaway provides this link to lists of books clustered by one particular author or by subgenre. Choosing multiple titles across genres is an excellent way to develop ELLs’ skills in English, she says.

http://www.ascd.org/ASCD/pdf/journals/ed_lead/el200904_hadaway_booklist.pdf

Quarterly goals for student reading levels – This chart from the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project (at Columbia University) suggests the Fountas-Pinnell reading levels that students should attain at each stage of the school year:

http://www.tc.edu/rwp/assessment/08-09/benchmarks/Independent%20Reading%20Benchmarks%202008-2009.pdf

The TCRWP website has a number of other helpful resources for elementary literacy educators: http://rwproject.tc.columbia.edu.

PBS teacher websiteThis Public Broadcasting System-sponsored website offers thousands of local and national standards-based lesson plans, multimedia resources, and activities. It includes monthly professional development webinars and blogs focused on technology in the classroom. Check it out at www.pbs.org/teachers

Websites for teachersTeacher Professional Development Sourcebook, a new magazine from Education Week, recommends these websites as good sources of materials for teachers:

• Wiki-Teacher – http://www.wiki-teacher.com - Created by the Clark County Schools in Nevada but open to all, this website features K-8 lesson and unit plans that are searchable by topic, level, and textbook. There are also short video clips.

• Teach-nology – http://www.teach-nology.com - This site has 28,000 free lesson plans for K-12 teachers and a variety of tips, printable worksheets, and games for all subjects.

• Curriki – http://www.curriki.org - This site has searchable collections of math, science, language arts, and social studies lesson plans and activities for all grades. Teachers can also contribute resources.

“Web Sites to Know” by Liana Heitin in Teacher Professional Development Sourcebook, Spring 2009

2 comments:

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THE HAPPY BLOGGER said...

hello there, ms benson. i was assigned in our school to give a session about promoting independent reading for preschool. this report will be based on the summit i had in the philippines with you as our speaker. within 2 hours, i would like to solicit suggestions on how i could put them together in a capsule...

i was thinking of it this way:

A. characteristics of an independent reader

B. Approaches in Teaching Independent Reading

C. Strategies

D. Workshop

is this the right approach?

thank you in advance and more power, ma'am.