Complete Toolkit Texts Bundle: Grades 2-3, 4-5, 6-7

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For a comprehensive overview of the Comprehension Toolkit series including sample lessons, a new Summer School Literacy Guide, free nonfiction short texts in Spanish (K-2), lists of alternative texts, teacher feedback , and presentation materials visit http://www.comprehensiontoolkit.com

In response to the overwhelming demand for more high-quality, age-appropriate nonfiction texts, Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis have developed the three volume series Toolkit Texts: Short ...

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Overview

For a comprehensive overview of the Comprehension Toolkit series including sample lessons, a new Summer School Literacy Guide, free nonfiction short texts in Spanish (K-2), lists of alternative texts, teacher feedback , and presentation materials visit http://www.comprehensiontoolkit.com

In response to the overwhelming demand for more high-quality, age-appropriate nonfiction texts, Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis have developed the three volume series Toolkit Texts: Short Nonfiction for Guided and Independent Practice. With articles personally selected and edited by Harvey and Goudvis, these volumes are designed to provide supplementary texts that are precisely matched to the strategies described and supported in The Comprehension Toolkit.

The Toolkit Texts volumes have been developed in collaboration with Carus Publishing, the creator of numerous wonderful magazines for children including Cobblestone, Click, Ask, Faces, and many others. Some key features of the volumes include:

  • The articles focus on high-interest topics that engage students and help build strong readers while also building background knowledge in numerous content areas.
  • The articles also give students an opportunity to read and process the kinds of passages typically found on state tests.
  • The articles present information in a range of formats typical of nonfiction texts including time lines, sidebars, interviews, and maps and diagrams
  • The front matter for each book provides the needed professional support for the teacher to be successful combining the articles with his/her work with the Comprehension Toolkit.
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Meet the Author

Stephanie Harvey has spent her career teaching and learning about reading and writing. An elementary and special ed teacher for fifteen years, she now works as a staff developer and educational consultant. Insatiably curious about student thinking, she is a teacher first and foremost and continues to work in schools on a regular basis savoring any time spent with kids. The coauthor of the Heinemann titles Comprehension Going Forward and Comprehension & Collaboration as well as the author of Nonfiction Matters and Strategies That Work, the latter coauthored by Anne Goudvis, Stephanie works with educators, schools and districts to implement progressive literacy practices. She has created a number of video series that showcase thoughtful literacy practice. Her most classroom materials with firstHand include The Comprehension Toolkit, the Primary Comprehension Toolkit, and Comprehension Interventions. Created along with Anne Goudvis, they form an intensive resource for comprehension instruction and active literacy across the day and throughout the year.

Anne Goudvis is the coauthor the Heinemann title Comprehension Going Forward and of Strategies that Work (with Stephanie Harvey). She and Steph also created best-selling classroom materials through firstHand: The Comprehension Toolkit; The Primary Comprehension Toolkit; and Comprehension Interventions. Anne has been a classroom teacher, staff developer, and university instructor. For the past fifteen years she has worked as a staff developer with the Denver-based Public Education and Business Coalition and currently does staff development in schools around the country. Recent interests include working in schools with culturally and linguistically diverse students and integrating reading comprehension instruction with content area topics in social studies and science.

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