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Lesson Plans

These elementary lesson plans from ReadWriteThink focus on back to school and creating classroom community with interactive student materials, web resources, and ELA standards for classroom teachers. 


Common Core State Standards

High-Quality Professional Development on Your Desktop
School leaders, coaches, and teachers will learn strategies for gearing up for the demands of the CCSS. Join us this fall for these live Web seminars.

These On Demand Web seminars focus on skills and teaching practices that are essential to successful implementation of the Common Core State Standards.

Virtual Conference recordings also available for Grades K-2 or Grades 3-5.

Grades 3-5 BookSupporting Students in a Time of Core Standards:
Grades K-2 or Grades 3-5
These books reinforce a focus on student learning by demonstrating ways of addressing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in grades K-2 and 3-5 while also adhering to NCTE principles of effective teaching.



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Reading Assessment: Artful Teachers, Successful Students
Editor Diane Stephens and colleagues explore how artful pre-K–5 teachers come to know their students through assessment and use that knowledge to customize reading instruction. This book is part of the Principles in Practice imprint.


Thumbnail for Reading Assessment: Artful Teachers, Successful StudentsTeacher Inquiry in Literacy Workshops: Forging Relationships through Reggio-Inspired Practice
The challenges and rewards of early childhood education come alive in this collection of narratives by a community of nascent teacher-researchers who share their investigations of enacting literacy workshops in Reggio-inspired classrooms.


Becoming Writers in the Elementary ClassroomBecoming Writers in the Elementary Classroom: Visions and Decisions
Katie Van Sluys demonstrates how to (re)claim our professional practice to ensure that young people have the opportunity to become competent, constantly growing writers who use writing to think, communicate, and pose as well as solve problems.


Language Arts

Language ArtsTreat yourself to the digital features of podcasts in the elementary journal, Language Arts.  Podcasts feature a conversation with one of the authors from an issue, as well as highlights from the LA section, “Conversation Currents.”  

Members receive six issues of LA for only $25/year.  Not a subscriber? Subscribe today!  

Go Green!GO GREEN!  Make a long-term impact on the environment by receiving Language Arts-Green today! 


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Annual Convention

Click here for registration informationStart planning your convention experience now by viewing the digital edition of the Convention Preview!

We invite you to start with the Elementary Section Get-Together on Thursday evening with author  Jarrett J. Krososczka. Join us at the Books for Children Luncheon on Saturday and sit with a favorite author and listen to featured speaker Steve Jenkins. The Children's Literature Assembly (CLA) breakfast is on Sunday featuring Nic Bishop and Sy Montgomery.

Check out these elementary events and use the online searchable program to round out your schedule today!


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