With Corwin Literacy, you can be certain of the quality of our research-based and classroom-tested professional development books for all K-12 literacy educators. We've curated a collection of practical literacy resources by trusted experts, such as Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, Wiley Blevins, Jim Burke, Gretchen Bernabei, and Colleen Cruz, that are designed to meet your classroom needs. Whether you're looking for guidance in writing, reading, or balanced literacy instruction, you'll find relevant and timely resources to expand your expertise and improve literacy skills for all students.
Click the image to watch the Fisher & Frey story to learn about Doug and Nancy’s background, their school in San Diego and the qualities they possess that have made them two of the most prolific and respected writers in the field of education.
The instructional day is ripe for redesign with a thoughtful and authentic time audit. Author Molly Ness of Every Minute Matters guides educators through that process by outlining literacy-rich activities to optimize transitional times and minimize lost instructional minutes.
Debbie Diller’s Simply Stations series streamlines and organizes proven literacy station / literacy center ideas into manageable chunks, station by station, to walk you through planning and organizing and on to teaching in whole groups and moving kids into partner practice. Every book provides answers to the perennial challenge, “What are the other kids doing while I’m teaching in small groups?” Plus, every book shows you how to make literacy stations more than just busy-work centers. Perfect for Kindergarten through 4th grade classroom teachers.
Gretchen Bernabei has written numerous professional development books designed to help teachers improve student writing skills, focusing on topics including grammar, essays, and test prep. Bernabei’s use of mentor texts, text structures, and friendly lessons provides teachers the means to take complex/abstract ideas and break them down into concrete steps that are accessible for students.
Guided Practice for Reading Growth provides all you need to get started. Laura Robb and poet David L. Harrison have collaborated to design twenty-four powerful reading lessons using original poems and short texts that interest your students and encourage them to think deeply.
For ELA teachers, the danger of burnout is all too real. Inundated with seemingly insurmountable piles of papers to read, respond to, and grade, many teachers often find themselves struggling to balance differentiated, individualized feedback with the one resource they are already overextended on—time.
On-Your-Feet Guides (OYFGs) provide you with the ultimate “cheat sheet” to implement effective change in your classroom while in the moment of teaching. Designed for accessibility, and providing step-by-step guidance, the OYFGs are written by experts who take research-based practices and make them doable for the busy teacher.
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