May 25, 2018  •  In This Issue:

1.  Summer book club with Regie Routman's Literacy Essentials
2.  Video: Ruth Culham on Teaching Writing Well
3.  Online Course: Who's Doing the Work?
4.  What We're Reading

To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.
—Victor Hugo

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1) Summer book club with Regie Routman's Literacy Essentials
Join fellow educators in an online summer discussion of Regie Routman's latest book, Literacy Essentials: Engagement, Excellence, and Equity for All Learners. The conversation is underway—read host Matt Renwick's opening comments:

Literacy Essentials, by Regie Routman Catch up on all the posts:

You can preview and order Literacy Essentials here:


2) Video: Ruth Culham on Teaching Writing Well
Ruth Culham In this new video, Ruth Culham reflects on her latest book, Teach Writing Well, and how to teach writing and revision in a way that's accessible to both teacher and students:
(Scroll down to find the video.)


3) Online Course: Who's Doing the Work?
Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris What does instruction look like when teachers say less so students can do more? Join authors Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris for a six-week online course, which runs June 4-July 14, for an in-depth study of Who's Doing the Work? The course supplements your reading experience and explores ways you can apply your learning to your classroom practices:

Coming next month: the new Who's Doing the Work? Lesson Sets. Download a free lesson sampler and find out more about how the Lesson Sets can help teachers put Jan & Kim's ideas into action.


4) What We're Reading
Enjoy this sampling of the best of what Stenhouse staff are reading online.

The more curious the child, the more likely he or she will do better in school, suggests a new study:

Mollie Ness weighs in on the same topic in "Our Students' Questions Should Be a Top Priority" on MiddleWeb:

Share with parents how they can nurture a love of reading in this post by Pam Abrams on the Highlights Aha blog:


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