Association of Washington School Principals
Volume 3 – 2020-21
The Next Step Forward in Word Study and Phonics
By Michèle Dufresne and Jan Richardson
Guided reading experts Jan Richardson and Michèle Dufresne, provide teachers with clear, concise, and practical instructions and resources for planning and teaching developmentally appropriate word study and phonics lessons. Learn how students solve words, how to assess what students know and need to learn next, and what sequence, materials, and activities to use to help students become proficient word solvers and independent readers. This book:
  • Works with the familiar Next Step Forward lesson plan framework from Richardson's best-selling, "Next Step Forward in Guided Reading."
  • Uses a gradual release of responsibility approach that guides students to independent word solving.
  • Introduces readers to six approaches to phonics and word study.
Don’t Say a Word, Mama/No digas nada, Mamá
Grades 3-5 | By Joe Hays Illustrated by Esau Andrade Valencia
Brimming with good humor and illuminated with Mexican folk art, this bilingual fable about sisters with abundant gardens spreads the hopefulness of harvests.
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Grades 9-12 | By William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer
When 14 year-old William Kamkwamba's Malawi village was hit by a drought, everyone's crops began to fail. Without enough money for food, let alone school, William spent his days in the library... and figured out how to bring electricity to his village. Persevering against the odds, William built a functioning windmill out of junkyard scraps, and thus became the local hero who harnessed the wind. This story will inspire many as it shows how, even in the worst of times, a great idea and a lot of hard work can still rock the world.
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