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Unpacking Complexity in Informational Texts: Principles and Practices for Grades 2-8

by Sunday Cummins & Elfrieda H. Hiebert The Guilford Press (November 27, 2014)

To acquire content knowledge through reading, students must understand the complex components and diverse purposes of informational texts, as emphasized in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). This practical...

Preparing Children for Reading Success: Hands-On Activities for Librarians, Educators, and Caregivers

by Julia Irwin & Dina Moore Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 16, 2014)

Preparing Children for Reading Success: Hands-On Activities for Librarians, Educators, and Caregivers will not only familiarize anyone who reads to young children with the essentials of promoting early and emerging...

Teaching Word Recognition, Second Edition: Effective Strategies for Students with Learning Difficulties

by Rollanda E. O'Connor The Guilford Press (July 07, 2014)

This highly regarded teacher resource synthesizes the research base on word recognition and translates it into step-by-step instructional strategies, with special attention to students who are struggling. Chapters...

Explaining Reading, Third Edition: A Resource for Explicit Teaching of the Common Core Standards

by Gerald G. Duffy The Guilford Press (April 22, 2014)

This trusted teacher resource and widely adopted text presents effective ways to demystify essential reading skills and strategies for K-8 students who are struggling. It has been fully revised to focus on the...

Meeting the Challenge of Adolescent Literacy: Research We Have, Research We Need

by Mark W. Conley, Joseph R. Freidhoff, Michael B. Sherry & Steven Forbes Tuckey The Guilford Press (November 18, 2013)

In this concise, thought-provoking book, prominent researchers analyze existing knowledge on adolescent literacy, examine the implications for classroom instruction, and offer specific goals for future research....

Literacy Processes: Cognitive Flexibility in Learning and Teaching

by Kelly B. Cartwright & Gedeon O. Deak The Guilford Press (November 01, 2013)

Reading and writing instruction require individuals--both students and teachers--to flexibly process many kinds of information, from a variety of sources. This is the first book to provide an in-depth examination...

Building Comprehension in Every Classroom: Instruction with Literature, Informational Texts, and Basal Programs

by Peter Dewitz, Rachel Brown & Nell K. Duke The Guilford Press (October 09, 2013)

This book presents a practical model and specific unit- and lesson-planning ideas for enhancing students' reading comprehension in any 2-8 classroom. The authors provide innovative suggestions that help teachers...

Handbook of Language and Literacy, Second Edition: Development and Disorders

by C. Addison Stone, Elaine R. Silliman, Barbara J. Ehren & Geraldine P. Wallach The Guilford Press (September 24, 2013)

An acclaimed reference that fills a significant gap in the literature, this volume examines the linkages between spoken and written language development, both typical and atypical. Leading authorities address...

Best Practices in Early Literacy Instruction

by Diane M. Barone & Marla H. Mallette The Guilford Press (September 04, 2013)

Bringing together prominent scholars, this book shows how 21st-century research and theory can inform everyday instructional practices in early childhood classrooms (PreK-3). Coverage includes foundational topics...

Teaching Academic Vocabulary K-8: Effective Practices across the Curriculum

by Camille Blachowicz, Peter Fisher, Donna Ogle & Susan Watts Taffe The Guilford Press (April 15, 2013)

This book showcases effective ways to build the vocabulary knowledge K-8 learners need to engage meaningfully in reading, writing, and discussion on academic subjects. The distinguished authors draw on decades...

Handbook of Effective Literacy Instruction: Research-Based Practice K-8

by Barbara M. Taylor & Nell K. Duke The Guilford Press (March 26, 2013)

This highly readable handbook synthesizes the best research on K-8 literacy instruction and distills key implications for classroom practice. Noted contributors provide clear recommendations for creating effective,...

Unsustainable: Re-imagining Community Literacy, Public Writing, Service-Learning, and the University

by Laurie Cella & Jessica Restaino Lexington Books (December 14, 2012)

Unsustainable: Re-imagining Community Literacy, Public Writing, Service-Learning, and the University, edited by Jessica Restaino and Laurie Cella, explores short-lived university/community writing projects in...

Bringing Words to Life, Second Edition: Robust Vocabulary Instruction

by Isabel L. Beck, Margaret G. McKeown & Linda Kucan The Guilford Press (January 31, 2013)

Hundreds of thousands of teachers have used this highly practical guide to help K-12 students enlarge their vocabulary and get involved in noticing, understanding, and using new words. Grounded in research,...

Bookless in Baghdad

by Shashi Tharoor Arcade (October 11, 2011)

Shashi Tharoor is once again at his provocative best. In the title essay, we learn the steep price paid by some Iraqis just to obtain a book; what does it mean when selling books, essentially selling culture,...

Hell and Back

by Tim Parks Arcade (February 07, 2012)

In this brilliant collection of essays, Tim Parks, a celebrated novelist and master of the essay form, offers a wide range of wonderfully challenging and always provocative reflections on literature and the...

What We Talk About When We Talk About Books

by Leah Price Basic Books (August 19, 2019)

Reports of the death of reading are greatly exaggerated

Do you worry that you've lost patience for anything longer than a tweet? If so, you're not alone. Digital-age pundits warn that as our appetite for books...

Reading Workbook for the NEW SAT

by Brian W. Stewart Barrons Educational Series (April 05, 2016)

This edition concentrates on the Reading Test with exercises reflecting all of the new SAT question types: reading comprehension; understanding words used in context; and graphical analysis. Exercises are divided...

Best Practices in Literacy Instruction, Sixth Edition

by Linda B. Gambrell, Lesley Mandel Morrow & Heather Kenyon Casey The Guilford Press (October 08, 2018)

Many tens of thousands of preservice and inservice teachers have relied on this highly regarded text from leading experts, now in a revised and updated sixth edition. The latest knowledge about literacy teaching...

The Cell Phone Lot

by Greta Gorsuch Gemma Open Door (September 15, 2018)

Jessica Vasquez had worked hard to get where she was. Though some in her family had despaired of her future, she put herself through cosmetology school and landed her dream job: overseeing the beauty department...


by Laurie Foos Gemma Open Door (November 15, 2018)

In many ways, the Hamilton children are like any other kids. Eleven-year-old Mia and ten-year-old Will love playing Minecraft, eating pizza, and playing in the yard. But Mia knows that because Will is on the...

Pivotal Research in Early Literacy

by Susan M. Dougherty, Christina M. Cassano, Joanne Knapp-Philo & M. M. Rose-McCully et al. The Guilford Press (June 14, 2018)

This reader-friendly text examines the key foundational studies in early literacy. It addresses such essential questions as how research informs current practices and where the field still needs to go to provide...

Second Language Writing Systems

by Prof. Vivian Cook & Benedetta Bassetti Multilingual Matters (May 23, 2005)

Second Language Writing Systems looks at how people learn and use a second language writing system, arguing that they are affected by characteristics of the first and second writing systems, to a certain extent...

Language Games

by David P Taylor DCD Publishing (January 19, 2018)

Language Games for Parents and Children by David P Taylor is a collection of language games that you can play with your children to develop their vocabulary, imagination and mastery of words.

Such mastery occurs...

Bare Freedom

by Spck SPCK (December 10, 2015)

Barry is trying to get used to life on the outside. All he wants it to make up with his sister and lead a normal life.

But with no money, no job and the local drug dealer after him, will Barry be able to keep...

Lenses on Reading, Third Edition: An Introduction to Theories and Models

by Diane H. Tracey & Lesley Mandel Morrow The Guilford Press (April 21, 2017)

Widely adopted as an ideal introduction to the major models of reading, this text guides students to understand and facilitate children's literacy development. Coverage encompasses the full range of theories...

Literacy Learning Clubs in Grades 4-8: Engaging Students across the Disciplines

by Heather Kenyon Casey The Guilford Press (April 03, 2017)

Literacy learning clubs are highly motivating small-group collaborations that can improve tweens' and teens' academic achievement, support their social-emotional development, and increase their enjoyment of...

Fluency Instruction, Second Edition: Research-Based Best Practices

by Timothy Rasinski, Camille Blachowicz & Kristin Lems The Guilford Press (May 10, 2012)

This accessible guide brings together well-known authorities to examine what reading fluency is and how it can best be taught. Teachers get a clear, practical roadmap for navigating the often confusing terrain...

Vocabulary Instruction, Second Edition: Research to Practice

by Edward J. Kame'enui & James F. Baumann The Guilford Press (May 10, 2012)

This highly regarded work brings together prominent authorities on vocabulary teaching and learning to provide a comprehensive yet concise guide to effective instruction. The book showcases practical ways to...

The Committed Reader

by Robert A. Stebbins Scarecrow Press (October 17, 2012)

Committed utilitarian reading is either dominantly practical or more or less equally practical and fulfilling. Pleasurable reading is conceptualized as an important kind of casual leisure, experienced primarily...

Inclusive Instruction: Evidence-Based Practices for Teaching Students with Disabilities

by Mary T. Brownell, Sean J. Smith, Jean B. Crockett & Cynthia C. Griffin The Guilford Press (April 19, 2012)

This accessible book presents research-based strategies for supporting K-8 students with high-incidence disabilities to become accomplished learners. The authors clearly describe the core components of effective...

Sight Word Practice Skills for Early Readers | 2nd Grade Reading Books Edition

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Let’s practice those sight words because through them, your child can slowly start to read and spell. Though it may sound like an easy subject to learn, there are much mechanics that go into play when taking...

See It & Say It! : Volume 1 | First (1st) Grade Sight Words

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Learn about sight words, and prepare yourself for a wonderful reading adventure! Sights words are fundamental to learning to read. These are commonly used words in writing so it’s important that your child...

Easy Read Adventure Stories - Sight Words for Kids

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

This book will take your kids to various adventures without costing you money, time and effort. Your children should be able to identify letters and read whole words in relation to the objects they represent....

Sight Words 1st Grade Workbook (Baby Professor Learning Books)

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

This beautifully designed book of sight words is designed to help your child smoothly transition from learning individual letters to reading simple words. Sight words are commonly seen words. By memorizing them,...

The Incredible Journey Into The ABCs. A Baby's First Learning and Language Book. - Baby & Toddler Alphabet Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Teaching your child to learn and fall in love with a language can be tough especially if he/she is still transitioning from babbling to speaking. But with the right learning tool, this task should be easy to...

Learning My ABC's! A Little Baby & Toddler's First Alphabet Learning and Discovery Book. - Baby & Toddler Alphabet Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

The discovery of new words can be a fun and memorable experience, both to parents and their kids. It’s a joy to hear the little ones speak and use new words every once in awhile. The purpose of this educational...

Goo Goo, Ga Ga! Baby's Babble to Baby's First Words. - Baby & Toddler First Word Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Turn those baby babbles into actual words by setting the right learning environment. By that, we mean the use of age-appropriate educational books like this one. The next pages features a combination of vibrantly...

Amazing ABCs! How Little Babies & Toddlers Learn Language By Knowing Their Alphabet ABCs - Baby & Toddler Alphabet Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

It's amazing how quick babies learn! Their minds are sponge-like now so it's the perfect time to build a strong educational foundation. You can use this educational book to encourage familiarity and even mastery...

See It & Say It! : Volume 2 | First (1st) Grade Sight Words

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Here is another set of words that you can add to your vocabulary. You need a strong set of word skills if you want to better express your thoughts and emotions. You will need sight words to read about what other...

Kindergarten Sight Words Workbook (Baby Professor Learning Books)

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Little children cannot be stuck with just learning letters. At one point or another, they need to learn to read. The introduction of sight words makes this task so much easier. In this book, sight words are...

Did the Dinosaurs Know How to Read? - Children's Early Learning Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

There’s another fun way for your kids to learn and master reading – reading with the dinosaurs! This edition of Children’s Early Learning Books presents dinosaurs trying to ace their language and vocabulary...

Knowing The Alphabet. How Little Children Discover The Joy of Words By Learning Their Alphabet ABCs. - Baby & Toddler Alphabet Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

It’s a joy to hear your little one speak out his/her thoughts and emotions. Learning the power of words is a prerequisite to logical discussions and social interactions. You can stimulate your child’s vocabulary...

See It & Say It! Jumbo Workbook Edition | First Grade Sight Words

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

First graders need all the help they need to learn to read. Reading is a skill that must be learned at this stage in order to proceed to advanced educational levels. However, you don’t have to bore your child...

Sight Words 3rd Grade Workbook (Baby Professor Learning Books)

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Make reading less boring by training your child to see and read sight words. This ability is the key to a smooth reading experience. Your child will love this reading book because the information is presented...

First Words Memory : Children's Reading & Writing Education Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Influence your child’s vocabulary today and he/she will enjoy reading and writing tomorrow. The first step to take to make this possible would be to secure a copy of this wonderful educational resource. Here,...

A-B-C (Sight Words) Letter Sounds Preschool Edition

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Aside from learning the alphabet, a preschooler must also be exposed to phonics. The first step would be to know the sounds of each letter. In this workbook, we are going to explore the letter sounds and test...

Fun With First Words. Learning as a Baby Starts to Speak. - Baby & Toddler First Word Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Help your little one learn a language by encouraging reading and conversations. Forget about baby babbles and help him/her form words with the help of this educational resource. In the next pages, your child...

A to Z Fun & Tasty Foods Baby & Toddler Alphabet Book

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

This has got to be the most delicious alphabet book in the market for your kiddos! Have your kids learn their ABCs while they name healthy and attractive foods using this book. This might just be the solution...

Sight Word Practice (Better Reading Skills) : 3rd Grade Workbooks Series

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Instead of forcing your child to read boring texts, why don't you the process a lot more fun and engaging? You can use this workbook to help your child practice on sight words. Sight words are the most commonly...

Letter Sounds for Preschoolers - Made Simple (Kindergarten Early Learning)

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

This book is a supplementary tool for preschool teachers. The book emphasizes letter sounds aiding the teachers in successfully inputting the ideas to their pupils’ heads. Designed specifically for preschoolers,...