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 - Building Independent Readers: A Systematic Approach: 30 Mini-Lessons That Teach Students the Strategies They Need for Successful Sustained Independent Reading—All Year Long!
Building Independent Readers: A Systematic Approach: 30 Mini-Lessons That Teach Students the Strategies They Need for Successful Sustained Independent Reading—All Year Long!

Two seasoned teachers share their classroom-tested lessons and strategies that build young readers’ stamina so they can read independently for up to 50 minutes, giving them the extensive reading practice all budding readers need. Linda Lee and Mary Haymond take you step-by-step through the process, from creating community of readers and demonstrating book selection strategies to teaching fix-up mini-lessons so children know what to do when they get stuck and fostering whole-group sharing and discussion to ensure accountability. Detailed lessons for the first six weeks show exactly how to get started, and follow-up lessons throughout the year help keep children on track. For use with Grades 1-3.

  • Brand: Scholastic
  • ASIN: 0545329639
 - Teaching Reading in Small Groups: Differentiated Instruction for Building Strategic, Independent Readers
Teaching Reading in Small Groups: Differentiated Instruction for Building Strategic, Independent Readers

For teachers who sometimes feel as if data-based instruction, differentiated groupings, and formative assessments somehow involve going over to The Dark Side, this book is a powerful antidote. It will help you know that you can hold tight to your deepest beliefs about children and literature, classrooms communities, and good teaching. Lucy Calkins Author of Units of Study for Teaching Reading In Teaching Reading in Small Groups, Jennifer Serravallo extends the powerful teaching that made Conferring with Readers a hit and helps you meet instructional challenges effectively and efficiently. Jen shows how small groups help you uncover hidden time in your teaching for meeting individual students' needs. You'll work more closely with more children each day with her how-tos on: using formative assessment to create groups of readers with common needs differentiating for individuals, even when they're in a group enhancing your Tier 1 and Tier 2 instruction. You'll see how Jen captures the strength of individual conference while working with multiple students-even if they aren't reading the same book. For comprehension, fluency, engagement, print work strategies, and comprehension, she shares ideas for assessment and flexible grouping structures as well as her own teaching language. Y...

  • Brand: Heinemann Educational Books
  • ASIN: 0325026807
 - The Simple Path to Wealth: Your road map to financial independence and a rich, free life
The Simple Path to Wealth: Your road map to financial independence and a rich, free life

“In the dark, bewildering, trap-infested jungle of misinformation and opaque riddles that is the world of investment, JL Collins is the fatherly wizard on the side of the path, offering a simple map, warm words of encouragement and the tools to forge your way through with confidence. You'll never find a wiser advisor with a bigger heart.” -- Malachi Rempen: Filmmaker, cartoonist, author and self-described ruffianThis book grew out of a series of letters to my daughter concerning various things—mostly about money and investing—she was not yet quite ready to hear.Since money is the single most powerful tool we have for navigating this complex world we’ve created, understanding it is critical.“But Dad,” she once said, “I know money is important. I just don’t want to spend my life thinking about it.” This was eye-opening. I love this stuff. But most people have better things to do with their precious time. Bridges to build, diseases to cure, treaties to negotiate, mountains to climb, technologies to create, children to teach, businesses to run.Unfortunately, benign neglect of things financial leaves you open to the charlatans of the financial world. The people who make investing endlessly complex, because if it can be made complex it becomes more profitable for th...

  • Brand: Collins J L
  • ASIN: 1533667926
 - The Richest Man in Babylon: Original 1926 Edition
The Richest Man in Babylon: Original 1926 Edition

The Best Paperback Edition of The Richest Man in Babylon"As a young man, I came across George S. Clason's classic 1926 book The Richest Man in Babylon, which offered commonsense financial advice told through ancient parables. I recommend it to everyone." --Tony Robbins, in Money: Master the GameThe ancient Babylonians were the first people to discover the universal laws of prosperity. In The Richest Man in Babylon, George S. Clason reveals their secrets for creating, growing, and retaining wealth. Through these entertaining tales of merchants, tradesmen, and herdsmen, you'll learn how to save more out what you earn, get out of debt, put your money to work, attract good luck, choose wise investments, and safeguard a lasting fortune.A condensed version of this book is also available: The Richest Man in Babylon--Six Laws of Wealth by Charles Conrad.This book is also available in Audible audiobook from Best Success Books. Visit for more of the greatest success guides ever written.

  • ASIN: 1508524351
 - The Millionaire Next Door
The Millionaire Next Door

  • Brand: Unknown
  • ASIN: B00CLT31D6
 - I Will Be Fierce
I Will Be Fierce

Written by Bea Birdsong and illustrated by Nidhi Chanani, I Will Be Fierce is a powerful picture book about courage, confidence, kindness, and finding the extraordinary in everyday moments.Today, I will be fierce!It's a brand new day, and a young girl decides to take on the world like a brave explorer heading off on an epic fairytale quest. From home to school and back again, our hero conquers the Mountain of Knowledge (the library), forges new bridges (friendships), and leads the victorious charge home on her steed (the school bus).

  • ASIN: 1250295084
 - Mobile Solar Power Made Easy!: Mobile 12 volt off grid solar system design and installation. RV's, Vans, Cars and boats! Do-it-yourself step by step instructions.
Mobile Solar Power Made Easy!: Mobile 12 volt off grid solar system design and installation. RV's, Vans, Cars and boats! Do-it-yourself step by step instructions.

Official website: Finally an easy approach to mobile solar design and installation: -Add a solar system to your RV, Van, Trailer, Car or Boat -Step-by-step instructions that anyone can follow -Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced methods for calculating your solar system. You choose! -Tips and tricks that will save you time and money -You can read this book from start to finish, or use it as a reference -Large, easy to understand pictures And much more! I promise that this book will be worth your time, or you will get your money back. There are many solar system books on the market that are just too hard to understand, and impractical. Tired of googling every question you have about setting up your own solar system? Then give this book a chance. It will show you everything that you need to know, from start to finish.

  • ASIN: 1546567119
 - Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It
Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It

In December of 2011, I gave a talk to an audience of scientists, Pentagon officials, politicians, and CEOs on the secret of life and how I'd figured it out the previous summer. Afterwards, people came up individually and told me how much what I'd shared meant to them. This book is based on the truth I spoke about. It's something I learned from within myself, something I believed saved me. And more than that, the way I set about to do it. This is a collection of thoughts on what I learned, what worked, what didn't. Where I succeed and importantly, where I fail daily. The truth is to love yourself with the same intensity you would use to pull yourself up if you were hanging off a cliff with your fingers. As if your life depended upon it. Once you get going, it's not hard to do. Just takes commitment and I'll share how I did it. It's been transformative for me. I know it will be transformative for you as well.

  • Brand: Unknown
  • ASIN: 1478121734
 - How To Make It in the New Music Business: Practical Tips on Building a Loyal Following and Making a Living as a Musician
How To Make It in the New Music Business: Practical Tips on Building a Loyal Following and Making a Living as a Musician

"Ari is at the front of the front. He gets it. I've read a hundred how-to-make-it-in-the-music-biz books, and this one is today's definitive, comprehensive manual." ―Jack Conte, 150+ million YouTube views, Pomplamoose, CEO of PatreonForget everything you think you know about the odds of “making it” in the music industry. Today, odds mean nothing and success is not about lucky breaks. It’s about conquering social media, mastering the art of merchandising and simply working harder and being smarter than everyone else. We are living in the midst of an industry renaissance, one that has left the record companies desperately struggling to maintain their prominence, as a subculture of dedicated, DIY (do-it-yourself) musicians have taken over. These days talent is a given and success has to be earned.In 2008, Ari Herstand boldly turned in his green Starbucks apron to his manager, determined to make a living off his craft as a singer/songwriter. Almost a decade later, he has become a founding member of the new DIY movement and a self-sustaining musician, all without the help of a major label. Now, drawing from years of experience, Herstand has written the definitive guide for other like-minded artists, the ones who want to forge their own path and not follow the traditional marke...

  • Brand: Liveright Publishing Corporation
  • ASIN: 1631491504
 - From Striving to Thriving: How to Grow Confident, Capable Readers
From Striving to Thriving: How to Grow Confident, Capable Readers

When it comes to readers who need the most support, teachers can’t afford to waste time using fragmented, skill-and-drill interventions that don’t work. Literacy specialists Stephanie Harvey and Annie Ward demonstrate how to “table the labels” and use detailed formative assessments to craft targeted, personalized instruction that enable striving readers to do what they need above all - to find books they love and engage in voluminous reading. Loaded with ready-to-go lessons, routines, and “actions,” as well as the latest research, this book is a must for any teacher who strives to make every reader a thriving reader.

  • Brand: Scholastic
  • ASIN: 1338051962
  • UPC: 078073051960
 - Disrupting Thinking: Why How We Read Matters
Disrupting Thinking: Why How We Read Matters

In their hit books Notice and Note and Reading Nonfiction, Kylene Beers and Bob Probst showed teachers how to help students become close readers. Now, in Disrupting Thinking they take teachers a step further and discuss an on-going problem: lack of engagement with reading. They explain that all too often, no matter the strategy shared with students, too many students remain disengaged and reluctant readers. The problem, they suggest, is that we have misrepresented to students why we read and how we ought to approach any text - fiction or nonfiction. With their hallmark humor and their appreciated practicality, Beers and Probst present a vision of what reading and what education across all the grades could be. Hands-on-strategies make it applicable right away for the classroom teacher, and turn-and-talk discussion points make it a guidebook for school-wide conversations. In particular, they share new strategies and ideas for helping classroom teachers: --Create engagement and relevance --Encourage responsive and responsible reading --Deepen comprehension --Develop lifelong reading habits “We think it’s time we finally do become a nation of readers, and we know it’s time students learn to tell fake news from real news. It’s time we help students understand why how they read...

  • Brand: Scholastic
  • ASIN: 1338132903
  • UPC: 078073132904
 - Building Spelling Skills, Grade 4
Building Spelling Skills, Grade 4

Fourth graders are sure to record impressive gains in their spelling skills when you add the Evan-Moor Building Spelling Skills, Grade 4 Teacher's Edition to your classroom work. Our spelling activity book contains 540 spelling words split into 30 weekly lists, giving gr. 4 students plenty of confidence in their reading and writing skills. Our teaching resource book has a great mix of fun and engaging activities for grade four students that will allow them to enjoy themselves as they learn.Easy-to-Follow Curriculum - You'll appreciate how easy it is to incorporate the activities in our spelling workbook within your normal classroom work30 Weekly Lists - Your fourth graders will be able to make progress on their spelling skills throughout the school year as we offer 18 words each week over 30 lists for a total of 540 wordsLearning Word Meanings - Beyond learning to spell each of the words on the list, grade four students will complete word meaning puzzles and exercises so they truly learn how to use each word in their reading and writingMultiple Reproducible Pages - Teachers can use the spelling test form, crossword puzzle form and take-home spelling lists to give their students extra work when neededSpelling Tricky Words - You'll be able to give your students more success when le...

  • Brand: EVAN-MOOR
  • ASIN: 1557998426
  • UPC: 023472027085
 - First Little Comics Parent Pack: Levels C & D: 20 Funny Books That Are Just the Right Level for New Readers
First Little Comics Parent Pack: Levels C & D: 20 Funny Books That Are Just the Right Level for New Readers

Jumpstart your child’s reading success with comics! Kids will love these laugh-out-loud books with very easy text in speech balloons. They’ll also adore the zany cast of characters: monsters, bears, talking crayons, pirates, dinosaurs, grumpy trolls, and more! This fun set, correlated with guided reading levels C & D, is packed with 20 just-right titles plus a 4-page parent guide, 24-page mini-workbook, and motivating stickers. A giggle-fueled way to boost essential literacy!

  • Brand: Teaching Resources
  • ASIN: 1338180274
  • UPC: 078073180271
 - Prefabulous + Almost Off the Grid: Your Path to Building an Energy-Independent Home
Prefabulous + Almost Off the Grid: Your Path to Building an Energy-Independent Home

Prefabrication offers a simple path to the green home of your dreams, and in her latest book, Prefabulous author Sheri Koones highlights the many ways of using prefabrication to create almost-off-the-grid homes―houses that are not only environmentally friendly but often operate at nearly zero annual energy cost. Taking energy from the grid when necessary and returning any excess energy produced, almost-off-the-grid homes function on a fraction of the energy required by most houses, and additionally are more comfortable, healthier, quieter inside, and far cheaper to operate. As energy costs continue to rise, the almost-off-the-grid house proves its worth. Prefabulous + Almost Off the Grid profiles more than 30 of the most energy-efficient homes in the United States, and this hardworking guide reveals how homeowners can achieve similar results with floor plans, the latest, most efficient technologies, and multiple images of the exterior and interior of each home. Praise for Prefabulous + Almost Off the Grid: Recipient of the 2013 Robert Bruss Gold Book Award from the National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) “You can build a high quality, environmentally friendly and efficient home at a reasonable price with a look and feel of a traditional home. Advancements like ...

  • Brand: ABRAMS
  • ASIN: 1419703250
 - Building Bots: Designing and Building Warrior Robots
Building Bots: Designing and Building Warrior Robots

This is the definitive guide to designing and building warrior robots like those seen on BattleBots, Robotica, and Robot Wars. It walks robot enthusiasts of all ages step-by-step through the design and building process, enabling them to create any number of customized warrior robots. With a strong emphasis on safety, chapters include designing a robot, choosing materials, radio control systems, electric motors, robot batteries, motor speed controllers, gasoline engines, and drive trains. Clear instructions are accompanied by photos, line drawings, and detailed diagrams throughout. A color section showcases a variety of glorious fighting machines. For beginners, there is machine shop 101 and robot physics, and, of course, chapters on weaponry that include spinner robots, thwackbots, cutting blade robots, lifters, and chameleon robots. When the bot of their dreams is built, suggestions on where to compete and game-day strategies and tactics help readers take the next step. An extensive resource section lists parts suppliers, pertinent Web sites, a radio frequency chart, and a glossary.

  • Brand: Independent Publishers Group
  • ASIN: 1556524595
 - Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, Book 1)
Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, Book 1)

THE FIRST MERCY THOMPSON NOVEL!Moon Called is the novel that introduced Patricia Briggs’s Mercy Thompson to the world and launched a #1 bestselling phenomenon... Mercy Thompson is a shapeshifter, and while she was raised by werewolves, she can never be one of them, especially after the pack ran her off for having a forbidden love affair. So she’s turned her talent for fixing cars into a business and now runs a one-woman mechanic shop in the Tri-Cities area of Washington State.But Mercy’s two worlds are colliding. A half-starved teenage boy arrives at her shop looking for work, only to reveal that he’s a newly changed werewolf—on the run and desperately trying to control his animal instincts. Mercy asks her neighbor Adam Hauptman, the Alpha of the local werewolf pack, for assistance. But Mercy’s act of kindness has unexpected consequences that leave her no choice but to seek help from those she once considered family—the werewolves who abandoned her...“In the increasingly crowded field of kick-ass supernatural heroines, Mercy stands out as one of the best.”—Locus

 - The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos
The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos

Most people think of mathematicians as solitary, working away in isolation. And, it's true, many of them do. But Paul Erdos never followed the usual path. At the age of four, he could ask you when you were born and then calculate the number of seconds you had been alive in his head. But he didn't learn to butter his own bread until he turned twenty. Instead, he traveled around the world, from one mathematician to the next, collaborating on an astonishing number of publications. With a simple, lyrical text and richly layered illustrations, this is a beautiful introduction to the world of math and a fascinating look at the unique character traits that made "Uncle Paul" a great man. A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2013 A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2013

  • Brand: Roaring Brook
  • ASIN: 1596433078
 - It's All About the Books: How to Create Bookrooms and Classroom Libraries That Inspire Readers
It's All About the Books: How to Create Bookrooms and Classroom Libraries That Inspire Readers

The term "lifelong reader" is more than a slogan or jargon in a mission statement. Lifelong readers need passion, agency, and a sense of inquiry in their reading lives. They also need books. In It's All About the Books, Tammy Mulligan and Clare Landrigan share the systems they have developed over the last 15 years to create classroom libraries and book rooms that support both student choice and instructional goals. Getting started with designing and provisioning classroom libraries and bookrooms to support lifelong readers involves collaboration, planning, and some elbow grease! It's All About the Books is a practical yet detailed guide to creating a system where classroom libraries and bookrooms work seamlessly together to make it easy for teachers to find books to engage and scaffold all students in a school community. Each chapter includes photos, resources, book lists, and a step-by-step outline of the process so you can get started right away. From design, to inventory, to organizing, purchasing, and using these books in the classroom-they demonstrate how to make the most of what you have, and how to get what need on a budget. Every child deserves the opportunity to become a lifelong reader. It's All About the Books will help you transform how you organize books across the e...

  • ASIN: 0325098131

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