Toolkit Texts: Grades 2-3: Short Nonfiction for Guided and Independent Practice

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"These articles lend themselves to active reading, giving kids a great place to annotate and work out their thinking as they read."
--Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis

In response to the overwhelming demand for more high-quality, age-appropriate nonfiction texts, Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis have developed the four-volume series Toolkit Texts: Short Nonfiction for Guided and Independent Practice. Each volume provides a library of ...

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Overview

"These articles lend themselves to active reading, giving kids a great place to annotate and work out their thinking as they read."
--Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis

In response to the overwhelming demand for more high-quality, age-appropriate nonfiction texts, Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis have developed the four-volume series Toolkit Texts: Short Nonfiction for Guided and Independent Practice. Each volume provides a library of age-appropriate nonfiction articles in a reproducible format. Personally selected and edited by Harvey and Goudvis, each article is matched to the strategies described in Toolkit series.

The articles in each volume:

  • focus on high-interest topics that help build strong readers while also building background knowledge in numerous content areas
  • give students an opportunity to read and process the kinds of passages typically found on state tests
  • present information in a range of formats typical of nonfiction texts including time lines, sidebars, interviews, and maps and diagrams
  • are supported by teaching strategies that describe how to integrate the articles into your Toolkit instruction.

Plus, the accompanying CD-ROM provides all of the informational texts in English and Spanish.

Select the volumes that will best address your students needs.
Toolkit Texts, Gr. K-1
Toolkit Texts, Gr. 2-3
Toolkit Texts, Gr. 4-5
Toolkit Texts, Gr. 6-7
Save when you order the entire PreK-7 Toolkit Texts Library for one low price.

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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780325011943
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • Publication date: 8/27/2007
  • Series: Comprehension Toolkit Series
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 401,277
  • Age range: 7 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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. ยป Listen to an interview with Stephanie Harvey on Education Talk Radio - 2/29/2012 (30:35)

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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