In every PD Essentials book, count on:
Instruction and assessment ought to be like two peas in a pod. In this practical guide, Peter Afflerbach, a foremost authority on developing effective assessments, teams up with literacy expert Adria Klein to show teachers how to become fluent in meaningful assessment routines. Highlights include:
|MEANINGFUL READING ASSESSMENT|
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When it comes to making the complexity of phonics simple, it doesn’t get any better than author Wiley Blevins. Every page of this book is designed to answer the questions most on educators’ minds:
No matter what approach teachers are using, this resource helps them take their foundational skills instruction to the next level.
|MEANINGFUL PHONICS AND WORD STUDY||1–9 | 10+ Copies|
|7 ½" x 9", 176 pages, full color||Y40559||$25.95 | $22.95||Buy Now|
Jan Hasbrouck, Ph.D., and Deborah Glaser, Ed.D., have written an accessible and thoughtful resource to help teachers understand the complex, essential, and often misunderstood skill of reading fluency. The authors:
In the companion Professional Learning Guide for Leaders, classroom teachers, specialists, and instructional leaders can go deeper into professional study using the tools provided.
7 ½" x 9", 56 pages, full color
LEARNING GUIDE FOR LEADERS
8 ½" x 11", 144 pages, full color
Interactive writing is a powerful practice because it taps into reading and writing and shows children how literacy learning in one area supports another. With this remarkable book, Reading Recovery expert C.C. Bates breaks new ground by showing teachers how to make the link to reading far stronger for students throughout the school day. Teachers discover how to:
|INTERACTIVE WRITING||1–9 | 10+ Copies|
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Imagine the dreamy poet writing in a leather journal about falling leaves. Okay, now banish that thought because with this book, Travis Crowder disrupts those clichés and shares lessons and strategies that crackle with newness. Teachers in grade 5 and up learn to:
|REFLECTIVE READERS||1–9 | 10+ Copies|
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Renowned educators Laura and Evan Robb wear their hats of teacher and principal to lay out a plan for how teachers, coaches, and administrators can increase reading volume in any school—no matter what. Highlights include:
|SCHOOLS FULL OF READERS||1–9 | 10+ Copies|
|7 ½" x 9", 144 pages, full color||Y43411||$27.95 | $24.95||Buy Now|
Planning and implementing a variety of whole-group reading experiences is no easy feat. With this practical book, teachers get the clear, assured guidance to pull off powerful instruction. Topics include:
|WHOLE-GROUP READING INSTRUCTION||1–9 | 10+ Copies|
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|WHOLE-GROUP READING INSTRUCTION||eBook|
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Small-group reading instruction needs to be purposeful, flexible, and engaging for learners. Discover the why, when, and how of managing differentiated groups with this succinct guide. Topics include:
|SMALL-GROUP READING INSTRUCTION||1–9 | 10+ Copies|
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|SMALL-GROUP READING INSTRUCTION||eBook|
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Dyslexia is no longer a mystery. MRI scans and other tools of neuroscience have advanced our understandings in the last decade. We now know what to do to help students become skilled, confident learners.
In Conquering Dyslexia, Dr. Hasbrouck shares the instructional approaches that work best for children who have this disorder, and the most current information for parents so they can advocate for their children and communicate with educators effectively.
This book addresses:
|CONQUERING DYSLEXIA||1–9 | 10+ Copies|
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When teachers are clear in their intentions during small-group instruction, all children can achieve. With this first in a three-book series addressing small-group instruction, Nancy Akhavan shares the precise instructional scaffolds striving readers need, and helps teachers:
|AT THE READING TABLE: STRIVING READERS||1–9 | 10+ Copies|
|7 ½" x 9", 224 pages, full color||Y43407||$24.95 | $21.95||Buy Now|
When teachers cultivate children’s agency, students achieve. It’s that simple. In W I R E for Agency, two dynamic educators name four simple moves that lead to self-efficacy in students and to responsive teaching.
Teachers learn to:
|W I R E FOR AGENCY||1–9 | 10+ Copies|
|7 ½" x 9", 176 pages, full color||Y40561||$24.95 | $21.95||Buy Now|
Let’s face it—Writer’s Workshop has gotten distorted. It’s either bedecked and bedazzled by cutesy extras or done in a lockstep manner that hinders young writers’ natural processes. Teachers are thirsty for guidance, and in this book Patty McGee delivers a streamlined new vision. Each chapter brings us back to the heart of writing workshop while elevating practice with current writing research. Topics include:
|THE 7 ESSENTIALS OF WRITER’S WORKSHOP||1–9 | 10+ Copies|
|7 ½" x 9", 196 pages, full color||Y40560||$27.95 | $24.95||Buy Now|
Vicki Gibson addresses the special management needs of both elementary and early learning classrooms in these highly readable, practical resources. Topics include:
|CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT—Professional Books|
7 ½" x 9", 48 pages, full color
7 ½" x 9", 56 pages, full color
Gibson’s Implementation for Leaders Guides provide extensive support for coaches, administrators, and PD professionals as they help teachers deliver effective instruction in well-organized, orderly classrooms. Each guide addresses the specific needs of the grade range.
|CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT—Implementation for Leaders Guides|
8 ½" x 11", 96 pages, full color
8 ½" x 11", 96 pages, full color
This companion Teacher’s Handbook helps you maximize classroom management implementation training, sharing multiple opportunities for coaches and presenters to include interactive activities in their training, and engaging teachers as they model effective management strategies.
|CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT—TEACHER’S HANDBOOK*|
8 ½" x 11", 16 pages, full color
This indispensable guide helps educators and caregivers understand and model the effective behaviors critical to establishing respectful communication in school and at home. Readers will learn how to:
|TEACHING RESPONSIBILITY AND RESPECTFUL COMMUNICATION|
7 ½" x 9", 40 pages, full color
|IMPLEMENTATION FOR LEADERS
8 ½" x 11", 48 pages, full color
A fresh look at current workshop research and how to integrate it into a meaningful whole.
Establish and enhance your workshop with the Reader’s Workshop Professional Learning Bundle from PD Essentials. This curated collection of professional books provides teachers and staff with exactly the insight and reinforcement they need for successful workshop implementation. Rely on this go-to Bundle to:
Each Bundle includes a FREE copy of Adria Klein’s Workshop Plus— written from a practitioner’s point of view for teachers at all levels of experience and packed with clear, usable advice.
|Reader’s Workshop Professional Learning Bundle||1–9 | 10+ Copies|
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