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  • Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI...


    The researchers and trainers at DataWORKS have a vision for all classrooms: All students successfully taught grade level work every day. Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI) is the book that shows teachers exactly how to do that. EDI is based on educational theory, brain research, and data analysis of more than 2 million assignments from 48,000 teachers, 25,000 classroom observations, and surveys of more than half a million educational stakeholders. Presented in book form here for the first time, authors Hollingsworth and Ybarra give teachers and instructional planners a step-by-step implementation guide to EDI.
    Written in an entertaining, teacher friendly, easy to read style with classroom examples, boxed features, and detailed sample lessons, the book covers checking for understanding, lesson objectives, activating prior knowledge, concept and skills development, guided practice, and much more. EDI is appropriate for ALL learners in inclusive and diverse classrooms. It has demonstrated very high success rates, and teachers who use EDI discover that it puts the fun back in teaching when it enables their students to say “I can do it.”

  • Reading Reconsidered: A Practica...


    ISBN 9781119104247

  • Reading Success in the Early Pri...


    BY Jocelyn Seamer ISBN 9781032154459 Reading Success in the Early Primary Years is a step-by-step guide to structured literacy instruction for teachers working in the early years of primary school. Written by a teacher, for teachers, this book supports teachers to understand the evidence base of reading instruction and how to successfully implement it. Structured in…

  • Sentence Sense Pack B by William...


    TO be used with Writing Matters – Teacher Book

    includes concept instruction
    includes practice with each concept using a variety of activities
    focuses students’ primary attention on generating their own writing
    designed for mainstream Grade 4 and remedial Grades 5-7
    field tested with both mainstream and remedial students

  • SOR Toolkit Level 1 Classroom Ki...


    ISBN 9780645170306

    This ultimate phonics toolkit has every tool that teachers require to implement a Systematic Synthetic Phonics approach, from explicit teaching guidelines and resources to multi-sensory practice and retrieval resources for students. This toolkit also covers the concepts/skills of Oral Language, Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary, Comprehension, Spelling.

    Level 1 Toolkit covers the sound set of s, a, t, p, i, n.

    What’s included in Level 1 SOR Toolkit:

    1 x Step by step teaching guide to support the teaching (Level 1). Teaching guide goes through developmental progressions – Learning speech sounds then progressing to words, sentence, text and finally fluency.

    6 x Chatterbox Cards

    Phonemic Awareness Drills (drills in teaching guide)

    1 x Set of Level 1 Teacher Phonic Cards (double sided with lower case on one side and Uppercase on the other side)

    40 x Word Blending Cards (in order of complexity building from VC, CVC and CCVC/CVCC

    6 x Phonic Phones

    6 x SOR Swatters

    6 x Spy Torches

    40 x double sided Spy Cards (completely invisible on one side and partially visible on the other side)

    6 x Blending Boards (double sided with 3 Elkonin boxes on one side and 5 Elkonin books on the other side for larger words)

    30 x Sound Counters

    6 x sets of student size Phonics Cards (double sided with lower case on one side and Uppercase on the other side, each set contains 2 cards of each sound)

    6 x Fluency Lists (3 copies of each list)

    20 x Word Warm Up Cards (double sided) 3 copies of each (60 cards). Each card is connected to the Level 1 books.

    20 x Vocabulary Cards with a visual prompt of a Tier 2 word.

    6 x Magnifying Glasses

    1 x Reading Racetrack mat (3m x 1m)

    1 x Teacher Carry Bag

    6 x Student Carry Bags

  • The Reading Comprehension Bluepr...


    Comprehension is a primary ingredient of reading success—but most educators arent taught how to deliver structured comprehension instruction in their classrooms. K–8 teachers will find the guidance they need in this groundbreaking professional resource from Nancy Hennessy, former IDA President and an expert on reading comprehension. Meticulously researched and masterfully organized, this book offers a clear blueprint for understanding the complexities of reading comprehension and delivering high-quality, evidence-based instruction that helps students construct meaning from challenging texts.

    Aligned with the science of reading and IDAs Structured Literacy approach, this book is a must for in-service educators and an ideal supplement to pair with core literacy textbooks. Todays teachers will get the essential knowledge and practical tools they need to help every student become a proficient reader—and build a strong foundation for school success.


    • Get critical background knowledge. Synthesizing decades of research on reading comprehension, this book provides educators with all the fundamentals they need to teach this key component of reading proficiency.
    • Master the blueprint. Teachers will get a complete framework for organizing instruction, aligned with the language comprehension strands of Scarboroughs Reading Rope. In-depth chapters are devoted to each facet of reading comprehension, including vocabulary, syntax and sentence comprehension, text structures, background knowledge, and levels of understanding and inference.
    • Make it work in the classroom. Educators will find practical guidance and tools for planning their units and lessons, adapting to the needs of individual students, and assessing student progress. (An interactive book study guide makes this book easy to use as a professional development resource.)
  • The Writing Revolution, By Judit...


    “HELP! My Students Can’t Write!”

    Why You Need a Writing Revolution in Your Classroom and How to Lead It.

    The Writing Revolution (TWR) provides a clear method of instruction that you can use no matter what subject or grade level you teach. The model, also known as The Hochman Method, has demonstrated, over and over, that it can turn weak writers into strong communicators by focusing on specific techniques that match their needs and by providing them with targeted feedback.

    Insurmountable as the challenges faced by many students may seem, TWR can make a dramatic difference. And the method does more than improve writing skills. It also helps:

    • Boost reading comprehension
    • Improve organizational and study skills
    • Enhance speaking abilities
    • Develop analytical capabilities

    TWR is as much a method of teaching content as it is a method of teaching writing. There’s no separate writing block and no separate writing curriculum. Instead, teachers of all subjects adapt the TWR strategies and activities to their current curriculum and weave them into their content instruction.

    But perhaps what’s most revolutionary about the TWR method is that it takes the mystery out of learning to write well. It breaks the writing process down into manageable chunks and then has students practice the chunks they need, repeatedly, while also learning content.

  • The Writing Rope by Joan Sedita


    ISBN 9781681255897

  • Writing Matters by William Van C...


    Writing Matters by William Van Cleave presents grammar in a systematic, sequential, and structured manner. Students have opportunities to learn about parts of speech through a variety of activities that let them see these components as tools that can be manipulated in sentence construction. Sentence writing is the ultimate application of this process.