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On the Podcast: Getting to Know Your Readers with Sonja Cherry-Paul and Dana Johansen

In this episode, Sonja and Dana chat with Brett Whitmarsh about the role of technology in book clubs, and what is at the heart of starting a strong book club.   (continue reading)

Toward a Deeper Understanding of the Sentence

The ability to manipulate phrase and clause structures is the very essence of what makes a skilled, confident writer.  (continue reading)

On the Podcast: Why Read-Aloud Matters with Rebecca Bellingham

Today on the podcast we’re excited to bring you a reading from author Rebecca Bellingham.  (continue reading)

On the Podcast: Teaching Readers with Sonja Cherry-Paul and Dana Johansen

In this episode, Sonja and Dana chat about the value of book clubs, and how they can become a tool to disrupt the idea that our job and mission is to teach books…when really it should be to teach readers.  (continue reading)

I'm Coming Out (As A Queer Educator Who Will No Longer Do This Work Alone)

We leave our closets in hopes of freedom, and we are often greeted with the responsibility of making our schools more inclusive for students and teachers just like us.  (continue reading)

On the Podcast: Writing Between the Commas with Martin Brandt

How do you feel about grammar? For many of us, it was a frustrating exercise that kept writing inaccessible.   (continue reading)

Online Discount for ILA 2019, Now Through October 19th

Whether or not you are attending ILA this year, you can still use promo code ILA19 for 30% off and free shipping online orders of professional books. Restrictions apply.  (continue reading)

PLC Series: Reach Goals for Literacy Instruction

Welcome back to the Heinemann Professional Development Professional Learning Community (PLC) series! Each month, we'll share a post designed to provoke thinking and discussion through a simple framework, incorporating mini-collections of linked content into your professional development time. This month, we are finding ways to break down the lofty goal of increasing book access into actionable steps.  (continue reading)

The Camera as a Writer's Notebook

Comparing a writer’s notebook to a collection strikes a chord with kids, many of whom are collectors themselves.  (continue reading)

Examining the 'How' and 'Why' in Writing

As they read, it’s important for students to get in the habit of asking not what, what, what, but why and how...  (continue reading)

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