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Welcome to BK Educational Resources

Welcome to BK Educational Resources

Welcome to BK Educational Resources Welcome to BK Educational Resources

K-1 Phonics Units are here!

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Hooray!  They are finally here -  

Here is what you need to know:

  • Click Here for ordering and detailed information about the Units of Study Phonics on Lucy's  website Units of Study
  • There are 2 parts to this program.  The UOS Phonic Kit (comes in 1 box) and the UOS Resource Kit (comes in 2 boxes).  You absolutely need both!  The Resource Kit has yet to ship but should be hitting the mail no later than the beginning of September.
  •  You likely have most of the additional resources.  The lists can be found here:  Kindergarten and First Grade

Mabel and Rasheed

Mabel and Rasheed are the Phonics mascots! You can use your own version or you can find some stuffed elephants and lions on Amazon. Click here to see some possible  Mabels and  Rasheeds!

Middle School Reading Units of Study

IT'S HERE!

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"This series builds on decades of teaching and research—in literally tens of thousands of schools. Across the country, the Units of Study for Teaching Reading series has already given young people extraordinary power, not only as readers, but also as thinkers. When adolescents are explicitly taught the skills and strategies of proficient reading and are invited to live as richly literate people do, carrying books everywhere, bringing reading into every nook and corner of their lives, the results are dramatic."
Lucy Calkins and Mary Ehrenworth,
A Guide to Reading Workshop: Middle School Grades

Fountas and Pinnell Classroom

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Fountas and Pinnell Classroom is rolling out NOW, and it's making a big impact on educators all across the country. Learn what it's all about during our FPC roadshow in late January and February. Contact us to learn more!

Visit http://www.fountasandpinnell.com/fpc/ for more information.

New professional learning books from Heinemann

Reclaiming the Principalship by Tom Marshall

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Reclaiming the Principalship is a tool-packed guide to help principals manage, schedule, evaluate, and build community—all while keeping student learning central to their work and the school’s mission. 

Beyond Literary Analysis by Allison Marchetti and Rebekah O'Dell

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Explore the teaching of analytical writing from a new perspective.  In this groundbreaking book, Allison Marchetti and Rebekah O'Dell redefine "text" and offer practical lessons that help students discover analysis "in the wild," and use high-interest mentor texts to write their own analysis on topics that matter to them.


A Novel Approach by Kate Roberts

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As an English teacher, Kate Roberts has seen the power of whole-class novels to build community in her classroom.  But she’s also seen too many kids struggle too much to read them--and consequently, check out of reading altogether.  Kate’s had better success getting kids to actually read – and enjoy it—when they choose their own books within a workshop model.   “And yet,” she says, “I missed my whole-class novels.”

Kids First from Day One by Christine Hertz and Kristine Mraz

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The classroom of your dreams starts with one big idea. From the first days of school to the last, Kids First from Day One shares how to put your deepest teaching belief into action. Whether it's building community, designing your classroom spaces, matching instruction to students' needs, or engaging students in curriculum, Christine Hertz and Kristi Mraz help you put into action the belief that children are the most important people in the room.

Thinking Together by Rozlynn Dance and Tessa Kaplan

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Want students to understand—really understand—and retain the math they’re learning? Focus on building your classroom community first. In Thinking Together, veteran teachers Rozlynn Dance and Tessa Kaplan explore nine beliefs that lead to a powerful community of learners. When students are part of a classroom where they feel valued and included, they are more likely to take risks, ask questions, and grow exponentially as mathematicians.

Nurturing Informed Thinking by Sunday Cummins

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IIn today’s world, the importance of teaching students to analyze different sources on a particular topic has never been greater.   Students need to be able to connect ideas, weigh viewpoints, and balance differing perspectives. “We want students to ask questions and then actively seek out answers by reading, listening to, or viewing  multiple sources —articles, books, videos, photos, infographics, and more,” literacy consultant and author Sunday Cummins explains.  “We want them to think across those sources and be able to articulate for themselves as well as for others what they’ve learned—orally and in writing.”

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