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The Ramped-Up Read Aloud: What to notice as you turn the page

by Maria Walther

What if each page of a picture book was guaranteed to enhance a child's reading and writing tenfold? Would you ramp up your read alouds? In this remarkable resource, Maria Walther shares two-page read-aloud picture book conversations for 101 picture books that tune you into what to notice, say, and wonder in order to bolster students' literacy exponentially.

Teachers, schools, and districts looking to energize your core reading and writing program, search no further: The Ramped-Up Read Aloud delivers a formula for literacy development and a springboard to joy in equal parts.

This Is Balanced Literacy, Grades K-6

by Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey

All the tips and tools you need to realize the goal of balanced literacy learning. Students learn to read and write best when their teachers balance literacy instruction. Bestselling authors Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, and Nancy Akhavan help you strike the right balance of skills and knowledge, reading and writing, small and whole group instruction, and direct and dialogic instruction, so that all students can learn to their maximum potential.

Using this essential guide, tap your intuition, collaborate with your peers, and put the research-based strategies embedded within to work in your classroom for a strong and successful balanced literacy program.

Janice Smith (Cornucopia Books) is Michigan's Corwin Literacy Representative

Cornucopia also distributes Scholastic, ASCD, Guilford, Jossey-Bass, Shell, Penguin Random House, Simon and Schuster, Hachette, and many more publisher's materials!