Category Archives: Literacy Instruction

HELPING CHILDREN SUCCEED by Paul Tough

In 2013, the United States reached a sad milestone: 51 percent of public school students now live in poverty. That’s right, 51 percent. More than every other child. In public schools. In this country. Live in poverty. Paul Tough’s previous … Continue reading

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READING RECONSIDERED by Doug Lemov, Colleen Driggs, and Erica Woolway

You might be tempted not to pick up READING RECONSIDERED, thinking perhaps, I’ve already read so many books on literacy: what could this one possibly add? A lot. Subtitled A Practical Guide to Rigorous Literacy Instruction, this book is definitely … Continue reading

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THE ART OF COACHING by Elena Aguilar

Although I am usually a fast reader, I admit it took me a while to read THE ART OF COACHING.  It’s incredibly comprehensive, like a very large pot of soup, and I didn’t want to miss a drop. Elena Aguilar, … Continue reading

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THE ELEMENTS OF STORY by Francis Flaherty

It is Christmas Eve morning, and although I am supposed to be on the road already, I didn’t want to leave home without telling you about this helpful book.  It’s subtitled Field Notes on Nonfiction Writing, but fiction writers could … Continue reading

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THE LITERACY COOKBOOK by Sarah Tantillo

I know I’m a little biased, but if you’re looking for an excellent, easy-to-purchase holiday gift (no need to get up early or wait in any lines!), may I shamelessly recommend my new book, which is NOW available. Here’s what … Continue reading

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