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Daily Five Alive!
It's a common dilemma: teachers need time to work in one-on-one conferences and in small groups with students during literacy workshop. And yet assigning 'busy work' to the rest of the class won't help all students to develop the essential reading and writing skills they need. Can we really expect…
Stenhouse Classroom Management & Leadership Collection
This diverse collection provides in-depth exploration of topics ranging from small-group literacy instruction to mentoring new teachers to parent and community outreach and sustainable whole-school reform. Featured authors include Gail Boushey & Joan Moser (aka The Sisters), Harvey Daniels, and Debbie Diller.
Stenhouse Elementary Collection
Step into real classrooms as master teachers--Gail Boushey and Joan Moser (The 2 Sisters), Debbie Diller, Ralph Fletcher and JoAnn Portalupi, Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis, Debbie Miller, Linda Dorn and Carla Soffos, and others--share insights, classroom vignettes, and successful strategies on topics as diverse as reading comprehension, assessment in…
NEW: Up & Running with the Daily 5—Gail Boushey & Joan Moser, “The 2 Sisters”
"It's the first part of the year, and they're up and running faster than I've ever seen." --Joan Moser Since its publication, teachers throughout the world have made The Daily 5 one of the most widely read books in education. Through this proven structure, teachers experience for themselves the power…
The Complete Stenhouse Collection
Watch more than 70 hours of quality professional development frommaster teachers--Gail Boushey and Joan Moser (The 2 Sisters), Debbie Diller, Ralph Fletcher and JoAnn Portalupi, Kelly Gallagher, Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis, Debbie Miller, Cris Tovani, and others--in real moments in real classrooms. Grounded in sound theory and research and…
When Students Write
You can read books or attend workshops about how to teach writing, but there's no substitute for seeing master teachers put ideas into practice with real kids. When Students Write takes us into the classrooms at Bailey's Elementary School in the outskirts of Washington, DC, where teachers wrestle with the…
In the Beginning
Part of the Series: Teaching Writing Collection
While literacy development begins long before children are of school age, the kindergarten classroom marks an important moment as students embark on their lifelong journey as writers. This enlightening video program offers a close up view of a master teacher's writing workshop as she focuses on critical topics associated with…
Mentoring
Mentoring has been proven to be one of the most effective means of keeping new teachers in the profession. In this two-part video series, you'll see demonstrations of and discussions about the effective components of a good mentoring program. Donna Niday and Jean Boreen expand on and illustrate the concepts…
Thoughtful Reading
Teachers of adolescent readers face many challenges. Some students are skilled at decoding text but have few strategies for understanding complex genres. Others have entered their teen years struggling to decode even the simplest books and articles. Through her highly successful book, I Read It but I Don't Get It,…
Talking About Writing
In this two-part series we revisit Bailey's Elementary school on the outskirts of Washington, DC, to watch and listen as accomplished teachers of students in grades 3 through 5 confer with students about their writing. Program 1, The Essentials of Conferring, covers a range of topics, including active listening, knowing…
Think Small!
Part of the Series: Literacy Collection
With the advent of RTI (Response to Intervention), teachers everywhere are spending part of their day teaching in small groups. In Think Small!, master teacher and author Debbie Diller plans and teaches various small-group lessons with students at different reading levels while the rest of the class works independently at…
Strategy Instruction in Action
As Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis demonstrate in their popular book, Strategies That Work: Teaching Comprehension to Enhance Understanding, reading comprehension is about much more than answering literal questions at the end of a passage, story, or chapter. In this four-part video series, Stephanie and Anne invite you to join…