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In this highly readable and provocative book, Thomas Newkirk explodes the long standing habit of opposing abstract argument with telling stories. Newkirk convincingly shows that effective argument is already a kind of narrative and is deeply "entwined with narrative." --Gerald Graff, former MLA President and author of Clueless in Academe Narrative is regularly considered a type of writing-ofte... read more
For all things In The Middle-including chapter-by-chapter sneak previews, blog posts from Nancie, videos of Nancie, and more -visit Heinemann.com/InTheMiddle "The third edition of In the Middle is my invitation to English teachers, both veterans and novices, to understand writing and reading from the inside and recognize our potential to influence our students' literacy for a lifetime. Like th... read more
"Good writing is good writing no matter what genre you're writing in, and I believe that there are only a handful of fundamental craft tools that are essential for any genre-including nonfiction." Georgia Heard Humanity and warmth are the cornerstones of quality nonfiction writing. But how can students create them in genres that at first seem more informational than intimate? In Finding the He... read more
Imagine It Better features 18 provocative invitations from some of the most brilliant and creative minds in education today, including Tony Wagner, Andy Hargreaves, Noam Chomsky, and Linda Darling-Hammond, that focus on the present tense of school reform: what you can do to improve the instruction in your classroom and school today. Each essay tells a story of what can be-with the heartbeat of... read more
"To help every kid fall in love with at least one field of knowledge, our students must encounter our fields' most galvanizing, tantalizing, and pivotal documents. This book is about making those encounters as compelling as we can make them." -Harvey "Smokey" Daniels and Steven Zemelman We are specialists to the bone-in science, math, social studies, art, music, business, and foreign language.... read more
"Students need to be reminded that revision isn't merely making a few cosmetic changes. Revision is seeing and then reseeing our words and practicing strategies that make a difference in our writing." -Georgia Heard "You mean I have to change my writing?" Georgia Heard frequently hears this question from students as well. "We must welcome young writers into the world of revision," she writes, ... read more
"How glad I am that this book has arrived on the scene! It reminds us that teaching towards the Common Core can be some of the most demanding, significant, and bold work you could possibly do. In Teaching Interpretation, you'll join two extraordinary teachers in demythologizing the essential skills of Common Core-aligned reading, and in teaching those skills in such a way that students own the... read more
Frustrated by ongoing difficult student behavior? You're not alone: classroom management issues are a leading cause of teacher burnout. But there is a solution. No More Taking Away Recess and Other Problematic Discipline Practices shows how to promote good behavior, address interruptions, and keep everyone moving forward. "Management and control are not the same," write teacher and school lead... read more
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