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Texas Educators Professional Development Books & Resources

Texas educators face challenges and opportunities unique to working in Texas schools. We’ve selected books written by experts and designed to support you in implementing research-based best-practices in your instruction.

Whether you’re in a classroom or conducting learning from a distance, the strategies you’ll uncover within these books will guide you to achieve greater impact with your students. Covering topics including phonics, reading, literacy, writing, mathematics, teacher clarity, teacher credibility, and much more, we’re confident you’ll discover the right book to inform your practice today.

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General Teaching Resources 

 

Beautiful Questions in the Classroom

Beautiful Questions in the Classroom
Transforming Classrooms Into Cultures of Curiosity and Inquiry
Warren Berger, Elise Foster

The Teacher Clarity Playbook

The Teacher Clarity Playbook, Grades K-12
A Hands-On Guide to Creating Learning Intentions and Success Criteria for Organized, Effective Instruction
Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, Olivia Amador, Joseph Assof

The Teacher Credibility and Collective Efficacy Playbook

The Teacher Credibility and Collective Efficacy Playbook
Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, Dominique Smith

Planning Powerful Instruction, Grades 2-5

Planning Powerful Instruction, Grades 2-5 & 6-12
7 Must-Make Moves to Transform How We Teach--and How Students Learn
Jeffrey Wilhelm, Jackie Miller, Chris Butts, Adam Fachler, Rachel Bear

 

Balance With Blended Learning

Balance with Blended Learning 
Partner With Your Students to Reimagine Learning and Reclaim Your Life
Catlin Tucker

Keep It Real With PBL, Elementary

Keep it Real with PBL, Elementary
A Practical Guide for Planning Project-Based Learning
Jennifer Pieratt

Keep It Real With PBL, Secondary

Keep it Real with PBL, Secondary
A Practical Guide for Planning Project-Based Learning
Jennifer Pieratt

Teach Like Yourself

Teach Like Yourself
How Authentic Teaching Transforms Our Students and Ourselves
Gravity Goldberg

 


PreK-3 Literacy Resources 
 

A Fresh Look at Phonics

A Fresh Look at Phonics
Common Causes of Failure and 7 Ingredients for Success
Wiley Blevins

The Ramped-Up Read Aloud

The Ramped-Up Read Aloud
What to Notice as You Turn the Page
Maria Walther


Reading/ELA resources 

 

This Is Balanced Literacy, Grades K-6

This Is Balanced Literacy, Grade K-6
Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, Nancy Akhavan

Rigorous Reading, Texas Edition

Rigorous Reading, Texas Edition
5 Access Points for Comprehending Complex Texts
Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey

Text-Dependent Questions, Grades K-5

Text-Dependent Questions, Grades K-5
Pathways to Close and Critical Reading
Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, Heather Anderson, Marisol Thayre

Text-Dependent Questions, Grades 6-12

Text-Dependent Questions, Grades 6-12
Pathways to Close and Critical Reading
Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, Heather Anderson, Marisol Thayre


Writing Resources 
 

Text Structures From Poetry, Grades 4-12

Text Structures From Poetry, Grades 4-12
Lessons to Help Students Read, Analyze, and Create Poems They Will Remember
Gretchen Bernabei, Laura Van Prooyen

Text Structures From Fairy Tales

Text Structures From Fairy Tales
Truisms That Help Students Write About Abstract Concepts . . . and Live Happily Ever After, Grades 4-12
Gretchen Bernabei, Judie Reimer

Text Structures From Nursery Rhymes

Text Structures From Nursery Rhymes
Teaching Reading and Writing to Young Children
Gretchen Bernabei, Kayla Shook, Jayne Hover

Text Structures From the Masters

Text Structures From the Masters
50 Lessons and Nonfiction Mentor Texts to Help Students Write Their Way In and Read Their Way Out of Every Single Imaginable Genre, Grades 6-10
Gretchen Bernabei, Jennifer Koppe

Writers Read Better: Narrative

Writers Read Better: Narrative
50+ Paired Lessons That Turn Writing Craft Work Into Powerful Genre Reading
M. Colleen Cruz

Writers Read Better: Nonfiction

Writers Read Better: Nonfiction
50+ Paired Lessons That Turn Writing Craft Work Into Powerful Genre Reading
M. Colleen Cruz

Every Child Can Write, Grades 2-5

Every Child Can Write, Grades 2-5
Entry Points, Bridges, and Pathways for Striving Writers
Melanie Meehan

Flash Feedback [Grades 6-12]

Flash Feeback [Grades 6-12]
Responding to Student Writing Better and Faster – Without Burning Out
Matthew Johnson

 


Mathematics Resources
 

Productive Math Struggle

Productive Math Struggle
A 6-Point Action Plan for Fostering Perseverance
John SanGiovanni, Susie Katt, Kevin Dykema

Strengths-Based Teaching and Learning in Mathematics

Strengths-Based Teaching and Learning in Mathematics
Five Teaching Turnarounds for Grades K-6
Beth McCord Kobett, Karen Karp

The Five Practices in Practice [High School]

The Five Practices in Practice [High School]
Successfully Orchestrating Mathematics Discussions in Your High School Classroom
Margaret (Peg) Smith, Michael Steele, Miriam Gamoran Sherin

Mathematize It! [Grades K-2]

Mathematize It! [Grades K-2]
Going Beyond Key Words to Make Sense of Word Problems, Grades K-2
Kimberly Morrow-Leong, Sara Delano Moore, Linda M. Gojak

 


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