As we prepare for NCTE and the following holiday season, take a look below at all the professional books published by Heinemann in 2023. There's a lot to learn!
How to Become a Better Writing Teacher, by Carl Anderson and Matt Glover
What's the Path to Becoming a Better Writing Teacher? What’s the path forward, whether you’ve been teaching writing for a couple of years, or whether you’ve been teaching writing for many years? The answer is to become even better at teaching writing. If you’d love to make improvements to your writing instruction this year, Carl Anderson and Matt Glover support your efforts with 50 action steps you can take in How to Become a Better Writing Teacher. They also feature abundant classroom videos and online resources to help you meet your teaching and learning goals.
The author duo recently appeared on the Heinemann podcast to discuss Incremental Steps to Becoming a Better Writing Teacher. To see them in action, watch their presentation at the book launch.
Look forward to summer PD with their presentation on Becoming a Better Writing Teacher:
Literacy Moves Outdoors: Learning Approaches for Any Environment, by Valerie Bang-Jensen
Literacy Moves Outdoors provides the rationale, resources, and information to help you get started, all organized to help maximize learning and connect what you do outside to what you teach inside. When you provide outdoor and indoor learning experiences, students can expand their knowledge and apply concepts to the real world. Explore and adopt practices that engage students, meet their interests and needs, and give them the tools to communicate and discover themselves and the world around them. Get started with the Outdoors is the New Classroom blog post.
On your way into work, give a listen to the Commuter Series: Moving Literacy Instruction Outdoors.
When Kids Can't Read—What Teachers Can Do, (Second Edition), by Kylene Beers
Reading matters because it changes us. It changes the way we think, the way we see the world, the way we process information, and dream new thoughts.
This new edition is a guidebook for those who teach students who struggle with reading. It recounts Beers' journey with one student who changed the course of her professional career, and it is your guidebook for your own journey with your students as you discover What Teachers Can Do. Beers offers practical teaching scaffolds and strategies in the areas of comprehension, vocabulary development, fluency, and engagement. Discover The Transformative Power of Reading with this extensively rewritten version of When Kids Can't Read.
Want to hear the book in the author's own voice?
On your way into work, give a listen to the Commuter Series: Teaching Rereading as a Comprehension Skill.
Watch Kylene Beers present on Teaching Students to Infer:
Trauma-Responsive Pedagogy: Teaching for Healing and Transformation, by Arlène Elizabeth Casimir and Courtney N. Baker
As trauma and adversity become increasingly common, teachers and educators need the tools to support their students through these challenges. Trauma-Responsive Pedagogy is an actionable guide that offers research and inclusive frameworks to help you create a trauma-responsive classroom.
Centered on the whole child, this resource promotes healing and wellness for both students and educators. Turn wounds into wisdom and create a safe, supportive space for learning with Trauma-Responsive Pedagogy. Get started with A Letter to Readers.
On your way into work, give a listen to the Commuter Series: Recognizing Trauma.
100-Word Stories: A Short Form for Expansive Writing, by Kim Culbertson and Grant Faulkner
Welcome to the expansive world of 100-word stories! When it comes to reading and writing, sometimes…less is more! Part teaching guide, part anthology of student and professional author examples, bestselling YA novelist Kim Culbertson shows secondary teachers how to use the power of the 100-word story to expand students’ writing skills. Co-written with NWP’s Grant Faulkner, this book shares mentor texts, lessons, and prompts to help you meet your goals for writing instruction. Included are strategies for writing, reading, and exploring this form as part of a dynamic ELA program.
Learn how these small, bright things can transform your readers and writers through generative writing practice, deep-reading, revision tips, and the study of literary devices. Join author Kim Culbertson for a free event below:
The authors recently appeared on the podcast to discuss Flash Fiction: Fostering Agency and Connection in the Classroom.
A Teacher's Guide to Interactive Writing, by Matt Halpern
A Teacher’s Guide to Interactive Writing shares the principles, routines, and strategies of interactive writing in the PreK-2 classroom. You’ll watch how the magic happens, across the day and across subject areas, in 23 classroom videos with teacher Matt Halpern. Abundant teaching tips help you seamlessly weave interactive writing into your daily practice—no matter your curriculum or instructional approach.
Give your students the confidence to become “writers” even from the very beginning, with interactive writing.
Listen to a conversation between Matt and fellow Heinemann author Katie Wood Ray in An Introduction to Interactive Writing.
Literacy's Democratic Roots: A Personal Tour Through 8 Big Ideas, by Thomas Newkirk
For pure inspiration, renewed energy, and a reminder of why we teach, Literacy’s Democratic Roots by Tom Newkirk is a must-read. It explores 8 “big idea” practices in literacy instruction, their origins, and their importance to promoting inclusive values moving forward. Tom Newkirk, lifetime educator and bestselling author of Minds Made for Stories, discusses eight powerful literacy practices—and the democratic values that connect them. Newkirk argues that "the house of literacy has a thousand doors, and our job is to help students find one that will let them in." Yet for many students reading and writing is made unnecessarily difficult and uninviting. We need to tell a better story. Literacy's Democratic Roots celebrates eight door-opening ideas that can help us make room for all students.
Listen to Tom and Ralph Fletcher discuss the book on our podcast.
A Teacher's Guide to Math Workshop, by Dr. Nicki Newton, Dr. Alison Mello, and Janet Nuzzie
Need a step-by-step guide to implementing a Math Workshop this year? New in the Classroom Essentials Series, Nicki Newton, Alison Mello, and Janet Nuzzi provide a research-based, foundational resource for launching math workshop with any math curriculum. Learn math workshop best practices through minilessons, workstations, guided workshop groups, conferring, and balanced assessment that can be implemented in any classroom with any math curriculum. Classroom videos and online resources support the foundational content in this new Classroom Essentials text.
Workshop teachers struggle with time-building in two teaching sessions, one for reading and another for writing. There is just too much to do, too many transitions, and very little integration of reading and writing. To compound the frustration, we find that our students don't have nearly enough time to read and write independently.
Enter The Literacy Studio, an alternative workshop model that combines reading and writing. It's a way of teaching that makes sense to kids—with more time for choice, independent reading and writing, small group work, and conferring. The Literacy Studio defines and describes this new model and makes clear, through lesson samples, student work, and conversations with teachers just how much more efficient and effective literacy learning is when students see themselves as writers who read and readers who write. Keene provides tools to re-think your workshop structure and strategically plan for integrating reading and writing.
On your way into work, listen to the Commuter Series: An Integrated Reading and Writing Approach.
Want to hear the book in the author's own voice?
The Reading Strategies Book 2.0 and Companion Charts, by Jennifer Serravallo
The Reading Strategies Book 2.0 is designed to be a trusted, research-aligned companion for any K–8 reading classroom—no matter your curriculum, subject area, or instructional approach. Connect crucial research to powerful practice, whether you need engaging lessons for whole-class teaching, support for small-group instruction, ideas for intervention, or ways to fill gaps in a core curriculum. The friendly design makes it easy to find strategies that meet every student where they are now.
The anchor charts, tools, and other visuals from The Reading Strategies Book 2.0 are now available in a tabletop flip chart to save you preparation (and drawing) time! In this companion charts flip chart, you’ll find the enlarged versions of every chart corresponding to the 300+ strategies in an easy-to-use trifold stand. Ready to use at your table for small groups or conferring, or you can slide a chart under a document camera and project it on SMART Board™ when teaching a whole-class lesson.
Watch Jennifer Serravallo discuss ways educators can implement the research-aligned classroom companion effectively and confidently.
Jen will be presenting a workshop that will help you use strategies effectively in your instruction—no matter what approach to literacy you use, or the grade level, developmental levels, or ages of the students you teach.
We can't wait for you to see what we have in store next year!