Classroom and Professional Development Resources

Grade Levels: PreK-12

Wright Group’s professional development books and resources answer your teaching questions. Learn how to put reading research to work in your classroom with these valuable resources. Professional resources help you manage your classroom.

Classroom and Professional Development Resources

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Focus on Phonics - Pre K–5, by Wendy Cheyney and E. Judith Cohen

Take a close look at a balanced, integrated model for teaching phonics skills directly and systematically. You'll get a firm grasp of the strategies necessary to provide appropriate teaching and intervention for each student. In addition to an in-depth discussion of the relevant research and philosophy, the authors provide detailed assessments and model lesson plans that focus on the components of phonological awareness, print awareness, synthetic and analytic phonics, and structural analysis. Put this highly successful approach for skills instruction to work in your classroom. (320 pages)

Getting It Together: Linking Reading Theory to Practice - Elementary Administrators and Parents, by Ian Morrison

Literacy programs need to be seen in a coherent way—not just what works, but why it works. This book explores a consistent view of the reading process and shows how decisions made in planning, teaching, and assessment need to be reflected in this view. (64 pages)

The Power of Retelling: Developmental Steps for Building Comprehension, K–3, by Vicki Benson and Carrice Cummins

Find out more about this powerful comprehension strategy and assessment tool. Discover its potential for moving children beyond concrete factual retelling to retellings that reflect abstract, critical, and inferential thinking. The most important objective of The Power of Retelling is to help teachers help children better comprehend text so that they can more fully enjoy reading and listening to stories. This is the first step in helping them become lifelong readers, writers, and learners. Let the experts guide you in using retelling as an assessment tool and as an integral part of your literacy program. (204 pages)

Think Big! Creating Big Books with Children - Elementary, by Cynthia Johnson

Big Books are fun! This hands-on guide covers all you need to know to make Big Books in your classroom, including literature suggestions, organizational ideas, classroom management tips, and assessment guides. (74 pages)

Warming Up to Big Books - Early Elementary, by Cynthia Holley

Over 300 fingerplays, songs, rhymes, poems, and chants from diverse cultures, arranged by theme, engage children in enjoyable language-based experiences. (189 pages)

Five Kids: Stories of Children Learning to Read

Get a firsthand look at one Reading Recovery® teacher's experiences with five struggling first-grade students. This book demonstrates how and why Reading Recovery works. (199 pages)

Blank Big Books Class Set

  • "Publish" children's stories in these prebound blank books! Big Books are 14" x 19" and contain 16 pages of sturdy stock. (Set of 30)

Blank Big Books 3-Pack

  • "Publish" children's stories in these prebound blank books! Big Books are 14" x 19" and contain 16 pages of sturdy stock. (Set of 3)

Blank Small Books Class Set

  • "Publish" children's stories in these prebound blank books! Small books are 7 ½" x 9 ½" and contain 16 pages of sturdy stock. (Set of 30)

Blank Small Books 6-pack

  • "Publish" children's stories in these prebound blank books! Small books are 7 ½" x 9 ½" and contain 16 pages of sturdy stock. (Set of 6)

Standard Pocket Chart

  • Use this pocket chart for sequencing, innovations, structure writing, and more. Heavy nylon backing with sewn-on pockets of see-through plastic. Ten pockets, 33" x 40", deep blue.