The most recent book that Katie Hull and I wrote, The ELL Teacher’s Toolbox (click on its book cover at the bottom of this post for more info), has become very popular.
In fact, it became so popular and useful to teachers immediately after its publication last year that we proposed to Jossey-Bass that it be used as a template for a series of books in each academic subject area to help teachers of English-proficient students, as well as ELLs. Katie and I would find the authors and work with them as editors through the writing process.
They agreed, and we approached contributors to my Classroom Q & A column in Education Week Teacher.
Three books in the series are now out and are terrific! They are all written by educators who are teaching in the classroom now and, again, their focus is on “mainstream” students (however, each strategy will have sections dealing with ELLs and other student groups).
Elisabeth Johnson and Evelyn Ramos LaMarr are co-authoring the Social Studies book, and they are colleagues here in Sacramento at Luther Burbank High School. Bobson Wong and Larisa Bukalov are co-authoring the Math book, and they are teachers in New York. Tara Dale and Mandi White are co-authors of the Science book, and they teach in Arizona.
The books are available on Amazon now. Just click on the book covers!
Writing a Book Is a ‘Teacher’s Version of Climbing Mount Everest’ is the headline of one of my Education Week Teacher columns, and it features contributions from all six co-authors!
Math Instruction in the Age of the Coronavirus is written by Bobson and Larisa.
How to Assess Students’ Math Skills Remotely is also written by Bobson and Larisa.
This Social Studies Compendium Is a Keeper is the headline of a book review written by Sarah Cooper for Middleweb. She reviews “The Social Studies Teacher’s Toolbox.”
And here’s another positive review of the Social Studies book that also appeared in Middleweb.
The great Carol Salva interviewed all of us who were authors or editors of books in “Toolbox” series. You can listen to it here, as well as read some of her commentary about them.
Our ELL Teacher’s Toolbox is also obviously out now, and I’ve put that cover on the bottom. Clicking on it will lead you to Amazon, too! You can find free resources from that book here.