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04/24/24

Freewriting: An Expressive Language

The freewriting students do is often looser and more readable than what they do on papers or essays. Tom Newkirk offers suggestions on the exercise.  (continue reading)
01/02/24

4 Essential Studies with Penny Kittle, Kelly Gallagher, and Tom Newkirk

How do you approach essay, poetry, book clubs, and digital composition? If we reimagine our approach we can open the door to more engaged and challenging learning.  (continue reading)
12/11/23

Audiobook: Literacy's Democratic Roots

The audiobook of Literacy's Democratic Roots: A Personal Tour Through 8 Big Ideas  (continue reading)
11/16/23

Heinemann Professional Books Published in 2023

A list of Heinemann professional books published in 2023.  (continue reading)
10/05/23

Literacy's Democratic Roots

This week on the podcast, Thomas Newkirk and Ralph Fletcher discuss Tom's new book Literacy's Democratic Roots.  (continue reading)
09/19/23

8 Big Ideas in Literacy and Their Democratic Roots

As humans we have the great gift, the great evolutionary achievement, of speech and story. It’s what we do best—and all literacy instruction needs to honor and build on that gift.  (continue reading)
09/11/23

Feed your teacher soul with new professional books from Heinemann this Fall!

New professional books to love from Heinemann. Get free shipping using code BETTER when you order before October 31, 2023*  (continue reading)
05/31/22

SUMMER SALE: Heinemann Audiobooks

Heinemann Audiobooks are discounted Memorial Day 2022 through Labor Day 2022. Details on the Heinemann blog.  (continue reading)
03/03/22

Abandoning the Myth of the Master Writer with Liz Prather and Tom Newkirk

The myth of the master writer has long plagued students and teachers alike, limiting our sense of self-confidence and writerly ability. Is it possible to dispel these notions?  (continue reading)
01/31/22

Celebrate World Read Aloud Day with Heinemann Audiobooks

Heinemann authors are exemplary educators eager to support the practice of other teachers. Allow yourself the enjoyment and benefits of being read to -- by them.  (continue reading)

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