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Association of Washington School Principals
Washington Principal | Volume 2– 2021-22
Reading Above the Fray
by Dr. Julia B. Lindsey
Dr. Julia B. Lindsey’s evidence-based routines help young readers decode words efficiently so they can spend more energy on comprehending--and enjoying--what they read! You’ll find:
  1. Need-to-know essentials of how kids learn to read.
  2. Principles of high-quality foundational skills instruction.
  3. Teacher-approved instructional "swaps" to improve early reading instruction.

Dr. Lindsey addresses content learning, culturally responsive practices, and the importance of engaging readers from the start.
The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdosh
by Deborah Heiligman Grades 2-5
Most people think of mathematicians as solitary, working away in isolation. But that wasn't what Paul Erdos did. At the age of four, he could ask you when you were born and then calculate the number of seconds you had been alive. But he didn't learn to butter his own toast until he turned 20. Instead, he traveled around the world, collaborating on an astonishing number of projects and changing the way people everywhere thought about math.Touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a child's soul as she searches for her place in the world. Woodson's eloquent poetry also reflects the joy of finding her voice through writing stories, despite the fact that she struggled with reading as a child. Her love of stories inspired her and stayed with her, creating the first sparks of the gifted writer she was to become.
by Deborah Heiligman Grades 2-5
Chase Ambrose has a lot to learn, and that includes remembering who he is. As the eighth-grade football star recovers from amnesia, his former reputation for bullying complicates his second chance.
PSST! Want a chance to win a free copy of one of these books, compliments of Scholastic? Email caroline@awsp.org with the word "reading" in the subject line!