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Two Books Are Better Than One!: Reading and Writing (and Talking and Drawing) Across Texts in K-2
Two Books Are Better Than One!: Reading and Writing (and Talking and Drawing) Across Texts in K-2
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Two Books Are Better Than One!: Reading and Writing (and Talking and Drawing) Across Texts in K-2

Today’s early literacy programs are more demanding than ever. No longer is it sufficient to teach letters, letter sounds, sight words, and simple texts in kindergarten through second grade. Children are expected to read and comprehend texts in a variety of genres with increasing complexity. Then they must integrate the ideas and concepts from those texts into their own writing. Two Books are Better Than One: Reading and Writing (and Talking and Drawing) Across Texts in K-2 helps teachers meet those demands. Each chapter contains an anchor lesson focused on a different way of connecting texts, including: by theme, characters, perspective, structure, or genre. The lessons feature research-based and common core aligned strategies: interactive read-alouds; shared reading and writing; scaffolded small group reading; accountable talk; close reading; and opinion, narrative, and explanatory writing. Each anchor lesson features two high-quality children’s books, and each chapter is rounded out

BrandCapstone Professional
Age Level- Years
Reading LevelGrades K-2
Trim Size8 1/2 x 11
Page Count128



Sunday Cummins, PhD, Literacy Consultant and Author

"Frost creates a clear path for planning and teaching with paired texts on a regular basis. She provides detailed lesson plans with popular books that reveal how easy it is to engage students in this kind of rigorous learning. She also shares ideas for how to extend student learning through small group collaborative experiences. This is an invaluable resource in the K-2 classroom." - Sunday Cummins, PhD, Literacy Consultant and Author

May 20, 2016

School Library Connection - Marion Mueller, Library Media Consultant, Mishawaka, IN

"This book begins by establishing the reasons for pairing texts for literacy instruction and reviews commonly used literature sharing and teaching techniques. The remaining eight chapters contain detailed sample lesson plans that use duel texts to teach topics. . .If readers are looking for a beginner’s guide to start using paired texts or a list of recommendations for paired texts, this title is a good place to start." - School Library Connection

May 1, 2018



Learning Magazine

2018 Teachers' Choice Award for Professional Development

September 1, 2017

Shari Frost

Shari Frost

Dr. Shari Frost has enjoyed a rich and varied professional life as an educator. She has served as an elementary classroom teacher, a reading specialist, a professional developer, and an instructor at the university level. Currently, she consults with literacy coaches, intervention specialists, classroom teachers, and children in classrooms to support the improvement of literacy instruction in the Chicago Public Schools. Shari is also an active member in professional organizations, including National Council of Teachers of English, International Literacy Association and the state level affiliates, and she presents frequently at conferences sponsored by these organizations. She is the author of Rethinking Intervention: Supporting Struggling Readers in the Regular Classroom, a co-author of Effective Literacy Coaching: Building Expertise and a Culture of Literacy with Roberta Buhle and Camille Blachowicz, and a principal writer for the PARCC formative tools for grades K-2.

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