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Read, Write, Lead
Breakthrough Strategies For Schoolwide Literacy Success

ASCD, 2014

Literacy is a skill for all time, for all people. It is an integral part of our lives, whether we are students or adult professionals. Giving all educators the breadth of knowledge and practical tools that help students strengthen their literacy skills is the focus of Read, Write, Lead. Drawing on her experience as a mentor teacher, reading specialist, instructional coach, and staff developer, Regie offers time-tested advice on how to develop a schoolwide learning culture that leads to more effective reading and writing across the curriculum.

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Literacy and Learning Lessons from a Longtime Teacher

IRA Publications, 2012

What are the exemplary qualities, practices, and actions that lead to high reading and writing achievement for all learners? Whether you're an experienced teacher, principal, or coach, or are just starting out, you'll find the 100 literacy and learning lessons an invaluable resource for energizing your teaching and learning and raising achievement and enjoyment. The multitude of explicit strategies and useful ideas will lead to highly effective instruction and assessment in diverse classrooms and schools. This is a practical and inspirational guidebook for today's K-12 educators.

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Teaching Essentials
Expecting the Most and Getting the Best from Every Learner, K-8

Heinemann, 2008

What makes a teacher outstanding? More than anything, it’s a way of being with kids in the classroom that lets them know they’re smart and capable of high achievement. When you combine this mind-set with effective instruction, teaching and learning are transformed. In Teaching Essentials, Regie gives us as much of a blueprint for achieving this powerful, responsive teaching as we’re ever going to get. Drawing on her extensive work with students who have excelled against great odds, she shares the principles and practices that help all students and teachers reach their full potential.

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Writing Essentials
Raising Expectations and Results While Simplifying Teaching

Heinemann, 2005

What does great writing instruction look like and sound like? How do successful teachers of writing get great writers who enjoy writing? Where do they find the time for instruction, assessment, and test prep? In Writing Essentials Regie demystifies the process of teaching writing well and gives you the knowledge, research, precise instructional language, and confidence you need to succeed. With Regie's help, you'll transform your classroom into an organized, joyful writing environment where students connect reading with writing every day across the curriculum, learn essential skills like grammar and spelling, and achieve higher scores on high-stakes tests through sensible, writing-based test preparation and daily classroom-based assessment.

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Reading Essentials
The Specifics You Need to Teach Reading Well

Heinemann, 2003

With all the controversy and confusion over "best practice" issues in teaching reading, someone with the necessary experience, the ability to take the long view, and most of all a level head is essential to set things straight. This is where Regie steps in: giving clarity, support, specific demonstrations, and confidence to teachers so they can teach reading in a manner that is consistent with research and learning theory and respectful of students' needs, interests, and abilities. In Reading Essentials, she realistically describes how to achieve these goals—and get high test scores too.

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Kids' Poems
Teaching Kindergartners to Love Writing Poetry

Scholastic, 2000

Regie shares her delightful selection of free-verse poems written and illustrated by kindergartners that will inspire your students to think, "I can write poems like this too!" Learn about strategies for guiding children to write poems about things they know and care about: eating popcorn, playing in June, wishing for a pet dog, and more. Demonstrate the poetry-writing process to your students by thinking aloud and drafting poems, collaborating on a poem together, and then having children write on their own. Perfect for classroom teachers and parents!

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Kids' Poems
Teaching First Graders to Love Writing Poetry

Scholastic, 2000

Regie shares her delightful selection of free-verse poems written and illustrated by first graders that will inspire your students to think, "I can write poems like this too!" Learn about strategies for guiding children to write poems about things they know and care about: learning to skate, disliking asparagus, playing with a best friend, and more. Demonstrate the poetry-writing process to your students by thinking aloud and drafting poems, collaborating on a poem together, and then having children write on their own. Perfect for classroom teachers and parents!

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Kids' Poems
Teaching Second Graders to Love Writing Poetry

Scholastic, 2000

Regie shares her delightful selection of free-verse poems written and illustrated by second graders that will inspire your students to think, "I can write poems like this too!" Learn about strategies for guiding children to write poems about things they know and care about: the trauma of eating peas, the pleasure of reading, the thrill of playing hockey, and more. Demonstrate the poetry-writing process to your students by thinking aloud and drafting poems, collaborating on a poem together, and then having children write on their own. Perfect for classroom teachers and parents!

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Kids' Poems
Teaching Third & Fourth Graders to Love Writing Poetry

Scholastic, 2000

Regie shares her delightful selection of free-verse poems written and illustrated by third and fourth graders that will inspire your students to think, "I can write poems like this too!" Learn about strategies for guiding children to write poems about things they know and care about: eating french fries, secret places, family trips, and more. Demonstrate the poetry-writing process to your students by thinking aloud and drafting poems, collaborating on a poem together, and then having children write on their own. Perfect for classroom teachers and parents!

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Conversations
Strategies for Teaching, Learning, and Evaluating

Heinemann, 2000

In Conversations, Regie continues the discussion she began in the best-selling Invitations and further explores the full universe of an effective language arts and literacy program across the curriculum. Filled with an array of field-tested teaching ideas, detailed strategies, reviews of theory, teacher-crafted lessons, and lists of resources, Conversations is all you need to become an informed, confident professional, sensitive to your students' needs and interests. What's more, it surveys important topical issues such as curricular rigor, direct teaching, specific skills, and daily monitoring.

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Literacy at the Crossroads
Crucial Talk About Reading, Writing, and Other Teaching Dilemmas

Heinemann, 1996

From ill-informed politicians, parents, and news reporters, the message is clear: whole language is to blame for illiteracy, declining test scores, and poor spelling and grammar skills. But is whole language—when accurately understood and practiced—truly at fault? Shouldn't we first question the ways in which teachers are trained, students are assessed, educators and parents are communicating, and funds are allocated? By informing teachers about what's really happening in our schools, Regie opens up the educational dialogue and disproves some of the misconceptions that threaten good practice.

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Invitations
Changing as Teachers and Learners K-12

Heinemann, 1994 (second edition)

With this remarkably complete and well-organized resource, Regie invites all teachers to reflect upon their practice, and in doing so, she makes whole language teaching and learning possible for everyone. The text provides in-depth information, as well as step-by-step demonstration lessons for topics such as becoming a whole language teacher, shared reading and writing for all grades; guided reading, grouping for success, teaching phonics and skills strategically, and much more. The second edition includes the updated and expanded Blue Pages, making Invitations the most exhaustive resource available for any teacher interested in professional development and changing his or her teaching.

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The Blue Pages
Resources for Teachers from Invitations: Changing as Teachers and
Learners K-12

Heinemann, 1994

Invitations encouraged thousands of K-12 educators to put whole language theory into practice. The section of Invitations known as "The Blue Pages" has been updated, revised, and expanded with over 65 percent new material to provide the most comprehensive annotated teacher resources available in one place. It includes recommendations for children and young adult literature K-12, supplemental literature lists, comprehensive listings of multicultural titles, professional texts assessments, literacy extension resources, and much more. Note: The second edition of Invitations (1994) includes the updated Blue Pages.

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Transitions
From Literature to Literacy

Heinemann, 1988

Much has been written about the merits of changing the direction of language arts education and moving away from skill-oriented basal texts and worksheets into literature-based whole language programs. Little has been offered to teachers who are not fully satisfied with their present reading-writing programs but who lack the confidence to make a change. In this groundbreaking book, Regie attempts to provide support, encouragement, and ideas to teachers looking for alternatives. Drawing from her own experience, she describes how any elementary classroom can benefit from the transition from standardized texts to literature.

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