Professional Resources - BOOKS YOU CAN USE

Background Information, Strategies, Research, Lessons, and Activities

Some of these titles may be available through GWAEA Professional Library

Words, Words, Words Teaching Vocabulary in Grades 4-12 Allen, Janet
Bring Words to Life Robust Vocabulary Instruction Beck, Isabel L., McKeown, Margaret G., and Kucan, Linda
When Kids Can't Read, What Teachers Can Do   Beers, Kylene
Classroom Strategies for Interactive Learning   Buehl, Doug
Mini Lessons for Literature Circles   Daniels, Harvey and Steineke, Nancy
Subjects Matter   Daniels, Harvey and Zemelman, Steven
Strategies That Work Teaching Comprehension to Enhance Understanding Harvey, Stephanie and Goudvis, Anne
Building Background Knowledge for Academic Achievement   Marzano, Robert
Reciprocal Teaching at Work Strategies for Improving Reading Comprehension Oczkus, Lori D.
Goodbye Round Robin   Optiz, Michael F. and Rasinski, Timothy
Teaching Reading in Social Studies, Science and Math Practical ways to weave comprehension strategies into your content area teaching Robb, Laura
Teachng Reading in Middle School A strategic approach to teaching reading that improves comprehension and thinking Robb, Laura
Reading is Seeing   Wilhelm, Jeff
Action Strategies for Deepening Comprehension   Wilhelm, Jeffrey, Ph.D.

These books were recommended by Cheryl Lindo, Former Secondary Language Arts Facilitator.  
If you have other web sites or books that you have found helpful, please email their names and url addresses (links) or their titles and authors to one of the facilitators: Ann Elmborg (Language Arts and website coordinator), Bonnie Spaight (Math), Carol Cassells (Science and Social Studies), Angie Fogle (Special Needs)., so they can appropriately be included on the CAL web site.

CRCSD Language Arts "Wiki"

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