Connecting research findings to daily classroom practice is a key component of successful teaching—and any teacher can accomplish it, with the right tools. The Best Practices in Action series focuses on what elementary and middle grade teachers need to do "on Monday morning" to plan and implement high-quality literacy instruction and assess student learning. Books in the series are practical, accessible, and firmly grounded in research. Each title provides ready-to-use lesson ideas, engaging classroom vignettes, discussion questions and engagement activities ideal for professional learning communities, and reproducible materials that purchasers can download and print.
Breaking Through the Language Arts Block: Organizing and Managing the Exemplary Literacy DayLesley Mandel Morrow, Kenneth Kunz, and Maureen Hall
Literacy Learning Clubs in Grades 4-8: Engaging Students across the DisciplinesHeather Kenyon Casey
Oral Language and Comprehension in Preschool: Teaching the EssentialsLesley Mandel Morrow, Kathleen A. Roskos, and Linda B. Gambrell
Reading and Writing in Preschool: Teaching the EssentialsRenée M. Casbergue and Dorothy S. Strickland
Teaching Informational Text in K-3 Classrooms: Best Practices to Help Children Read, Write, and Learn from NonfictionMariam Jean Dreher and Sharon Benge Kletzien