Other Publications

Guiding K-3 Writers to Independence: The New Essentials


Guiding K—3 Writers to Independence: The New Essentials edited by Patricia L. Scharer and Gay Su Pinnell provides a wealth of knowledge to help you achieve these goals. The chapters are written by a group of colleagues at The Ohio State University who work together to implement comprehensive literacy programs in elementary schools. They provide a wide range of information about the teaching of writing from kindergarten to grade three.

Taken together, this book illustrates what effective writing instruction looks like when children have the opportunity to engage daily in the construction of written text with the support of a knowledgeable teacher.

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Responsive Literacy: A Comprehensive Framework


Responsive Literacy: A Comprehensive Framework. Internationally renowned literacy expert Dr. Patricia L. Scharer, former president of the Reading Recovery Council of North America, and her co-authors, all members of the The Ohio State University Literacy Collaborative® founded by Dr. Gay Su Pinnell, demystify the reader s workshop and so much more. In this monumental new book, you ll learn how to create an environment that supports both independent reading and writing as well as interactive, shared, and guided reading and writing. Scharer and her co-authors, among the most knowledgeable and respected literacy educators in the world, share in practical and illuminating detail what it takes to implement exemplary literacy instruction. You can BUY Responsive Literacy online from Scholastic.