I’ve seen the page proofs for the last time and I’m more excited than ever. Simple Starts; Making the Move to a Reader-Centered Classroom is scheduled for publication with Heinemann on March 12, 2015.
Thanks to the incredible support and insight of the team at Heinemann everything about it is even better than I’d imagined. I am so grateful and humbled to think of the time and energy they have invested.
This book is dedicated to instilling confidence and hope in every educator who picks it up. We can do this! We can create amazing literacy environments in every classroom in every school. This resource can help!
Here’s a sneak peak at the table of contents:
Introduction: Let’s do this. It’s simple to start.
Chapter 1: Make Room for Reading! Simple Starting Points to Get You Going
Chapter 2: Create Spaces That Help Readers Flourish
Chapter 3: Bring Out the Best in Your Readers
Chapter 4: Provide Choice to Build Engaged and Joyful Readers
Chapter 5: Build Efficient Classroom Library Routines
Chapter 6: Teach Purposeful Strategies for Finding Great Books
Chapter 7: Deliver Clean, Focused Whole-Group Instruction
Chapter 8: Provide Smart, Purposeful Small-Group Instruction
Chapter 9: Leverage the Power of Conferring: Get to Know and Support Your Readers
Chapter 10: Talk About Reading: Support, Share, and Expand the Love of Reading Through Conversation
Chapter 11: Teach Comprehension Strategies
Chapter 12: Inform Your Teaching Through Daily Assessment
Conclusion: Courage for the Journey
Spread the word! It’s time to make the move!