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Creating A Culture of Collaboration

To foster a conversation and culture of collaboration, it is vital that assignments not be treated as though they were written in stone. How could they be when the kids and conditions we work with change so much each year?  (continue reading)
Steph George Mar 25, 2019 8:19:00 AM

On the Podcast: Understanding Purposeful Talk with Maria Nichols

Today on the Heinemann Podcast, we’re joined by author Maria Nichols. In her new book “Building Bigger Ideas: A Process for Teaching Purposeful Talk,” Maria drives home the growing importance of purposeful, face-to-face communication.  (continue reading)
Steph George Mar 21, 2019 4:00:00 AM

How Curious George Showed Me I Wasn't Meeting the Needs of My Black Boys

I knew I had work to do within my classroom library to ensure black boys saw themselves not just in their race and gender in books but in their intersecting identities, meaning books that represented their race, gender, interests, and/or experiences.  (continue reading)
Steph George Mar 20, 2019 11:21:12 AM

Five Kinds of Nonfiction: Rethinking Your Book Collection, K-8

Consider your nonfiction collection in your own classroom, as well as the way that you use nonfiction texts with your students. Do you read aloud nonfiction for enjoyment? Do your students know how to approach different types of nonfiction reading with different strategies?  (continue reading)
Elizabeth Moore Mar 19, 2019 7:49:00 AM

Making a Case for Reflection

When student writers know how to reflect, they know how to learn from their writing experiences. It’s one thing to experience something, but if the experience is then forgotten or not connected in any direct way to other experiences, how is it useful?  (continue reading)
Steph George Mar 18, 2019 12:47:30 PM

Celebrate National Poetry Month with Heinemann!

In celebration of National Poetry Month, Heinemann is offering a discount on select poetry titles!  (continue reading)
Steph George Mar 18, 2019 11:09:57 AM

The Importance of Purposeful Talk

Talk has a purpose—and that purpose is to tackle the unknown—to strategize, to innovate, to problem-solve, to construct understanding. This use of talk “in the wild” frames the “why” behind purposeful talk in the classroom—our rationale for designing teaching and learning that’s dialogic in nature.  (continue reading)
Steph George Mar 15, 2019 8:10:00 AM

On the Podcast: Fiction Unbound with Tom Newkirk

Today on the Heinemann podcast author Tom Newkirk explores the value of creating worlds through fiction writing. As Tom says, “our minds were made for stories,” so he decided to sit down with high school students to hear about the fiction they write in and out of school…  (continue reading)
Steph George Mar 14, 2019 4:00:00 AM

Co-Create Charts with Students

How can we actively and intentionally involve students in the chart-making process so charts become an integral part of instruction? Let’s take a look at one way to involve students through the use of interactive writing.  (continue reading)
HeinemannPD Mar 13, 2019 3:32:00 PM

Take a Look Inside The Comprehension Toolkit by Stephanie Harvey & Anne Goudvis

The Comprehension Toolkit series offers robust instruction to encourage students to develop the reading comprehension skills that lead to lifelong learning. See what's inside in this unboxing video!  (continue reading)
Steph George Mar 13, 2019 12:40:05 PM

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