January 5, 2018

Special Edition:
Regie Routman's new book, Literacy Essentials,
is now available

Stenhouse Publishers
"As far as I'm concerned every single teacher and administrator needs Regie Routman's new book, Literacy Essentials: Engagement, Excellence, and Equity for All Learners."
—Dr. Mary Howard, Author and Educator

Literacy Essentials, by Regie Routman How do we ensure that all students are engaged each day in meaningful, challenging, and joyful work and have equal opportunity to learn?

That is the central question Regie Routman addresses in Literacy Essentials: Engagement, Excellence, and Equity for All Learners. Her response is that such an outcome is only possible within a culture of empowerment in which all students and teachers feel encouraged and supported to let their voices be heard, explore their passions and interests, develop deep knowledge, and become their fullest and truest selves.

Based on her ongoing teaching, leading, and coaching in diverse schools and districts, Regie offers K-12 teachers and leaders practical, easy-to-implement tools to help students develop as self-determining readers, writers, and learners including:
  • Extensive Take Action sections with specific suggestions for authentically teaching, assessing, and learning;
  • Important research that is easily accessible and actionable;
  • Personal Stories that connect to literacy teaching and learning;
  • A content-rich website that includes a comprehensive lesson plan, class-authored books, and links to short, easy-to-read, professional articles, blogs, videos, and research referenced in the book.
If you are a fan of Regie's other "Essentials" books, including Reading Essentials, Writing Essentials, and Teaching Essentials—or new to teaching—Literacy Essentials is your must-have professional book.

Preview the entire book online and order:

Literacy Essentials
Engagement, Excellence, and Equity for All Learners
Regie Routman
Grades K-12 • 496 pp/paper • $41.00 • Available now
For Canadian customers:

Make the most of Literacy Essentials with your colleagues by using the free, downloadable Study Guide to inspire your professional discussions. Organized around the three sections of the book (Engagement, Excellence, and Equity), the guide will help you deepen your understanding and apply the ideas in the book to further your teaching, leading, and learning.

Download the Study Guide:

Regie Routman In a recently recorded podcast, Regie talks about why she wrote Literacy Essentials and how she hopes the book will bring sanity, as well as joy, back to teaching:

Follow Regie on Twitter and Facebook and discuss the book with #LitEssentials. And join her for a #G2Great Twitter chat January 11, at 8:30 p.m. EST—follow the #G2Great hashtag for details.


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