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Professional Development Books

Receive guidance and support that help increase student achievement.

Seven professional books identify ways to maximize the effectiveness of your curriculum and instruction.

  • Books explain strategies, resources, teaching tips, and best practices.
  • Authors have extensive classroom and staff development experience.
  • Formats make information readily accessible and easy to apply.

Comprehensive information about key topics facilitates the development of literacy skills.

Professional Development Books

Using Genre Models to Teach Writing, Professional Development Book
Introduce students to 11 fiction and nonfiction genres that appear on state standards. For each genre, the writers provide a step-by-step approach for writing, related language arts and word study mini-lessons, checklists, rubrics, and recommended mentor texts. Part of Benchmark Education’s Professional Development Book Series
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Product Code: WW-Y06527

PRICE $70.00

Making Sense of the Writer's Workshop, Professional Development Book
Two veteran writing teachers provide strategies for launching and managing a successful writer's workshop, differentiating instruction, and documenting student progress. Includes targeted mini-lessons. Part of Benchmark Education’s Professional Development Book Series.
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Product Code: WW-Y09870

PRICE $65.00

Using Shared Reading Fiction to Teach Essential Skills, Professional Development Book
Get practical advice for implementing a dynamic shared reading program. 35 explicit, modeled mini-lessons based on classic big books by Brenda Parkes show you how to teach the 5 key literacy skills: phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency. Part of Benchmark Education’s Professional Development Book Series.
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Product Code: WW-Y02206

PRICE $25.00

Using Leveled Texts to Differentiate Instruction, Professional Development Book
Within the three-tier Response to Intervention model, small-group reading can provide differentiated core instruction for all students and targeted intervention for students and targeted intervention for students with specific skill needs. This book help teachers implement small-group instruction to meet a variety of needs. Part of Benchmark Education’s Professional Development Book Series.
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Product Code: WW-Y02245

PRICE $25.00

BookRoom Fidelity of Implementation Guide for Administrators, Literacy Coaches, and Teachers, Professional Development Book
To implement small-group guided reading successfully, a high degree of fidelity of implementation is critical. This reference guide is your road map to successful implementation. Two experienced literacy trainers share extensive information and planning support tools. Part of Benchmark Education’s Professional Development Book Series.
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Product Code: WW-Y05417

PRICE $25.00

The First 30 Days of School: Routines & Rituals 3-6, Professional Development Book
30 mini-lessons help you establish the habits, rules, procedures, and skills students need during small-group and independent reading. Part of Benchmark Education’s Professional Development Book Series.
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Product Code: WW-Y07154

PRICE $25.00

The First 30 Days of School: Routines & Rituals K-2, Professional Development Book
30 mini-lessons help you establish the habits. rules, procedures, and skills students need during small-group and independent reading. Part of Benchmark Education’s Professional Development Book Series.
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Product Code: WW-Y07155

PRICE $25.00

Using Classroom Libraries for Independent Reading, Professional Development Book
Independent reading is a critical element of reading instruction. This guide helps you implement a meaningful independent reading program using leveled classroom libraries. Included are organizing books, concluding mini-lessons, conferring, and assessing independent reading experience, and reproducible reader response tools. Part of Benchmark Education’s Professional Development Book Series.
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Product Code: WW-Y03102

PRICE $25.00

Effective Instruction for English Language Development
This book provides teachers with background information on English Language Development as well as hands-on best practices for teaching reading and writing to English Learners more effectively. Key topics addressed include how children acquire a second language and how to support this process in school, the stages of English Language development and ways to target instruction for each stage, and instructional strategies that support active learning and build oral language.
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Product Code: WW-Y26301

PRICE $25.00

Best Practices in Adolescent Literacy
Best Practices in Adolescent Literacy will help teachers effectively meet the unique needs of adolescent learners. Teachers will explore 12 learning principles that address the intellectual, emotional, and physical needs of adolescents to maximize learning. They will learn why and how gradual release and the workshop model provide powerful support for adolescent students. This resource also includes hands-on strategies for teaching close reading, building students’ vocabulary, and strengthening content-reading skills.
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Product Code: WW-Y26302

PRICE $25.00

Best Practices to Support Readers’ & Writers’ Workshop
This book is designed to show teachers how to use the workshop model to make reading and writing instruction more accessible and more effective for all students. It will help teachers build background knowledge about the workshop model, learn to organize and manage the classroom for effective workshop implementation, provide powerful reading and writing instruction in whole group and small group settings, and assess and evaluate students to improve instruction.
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Product Code: WW-Y26303

PRICE $25.00

Instructional Leadership in Literacy
Instructional Leadership in Literacy gives administrators the guidance they need to support teachers as they implement a Readers’ Workshop model. Administrators will deepen their knowledge of the workshop approach and learn how to observe and confer with teachers about their instructional plans and strategies. This resource also provides them with strategies for helping teachers optimize the assessment, teaching, and learning cycle.
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Product Code: WW-Y26304

PRICE $25.00

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