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The Writing Teacher's Activity-a-Day

new productsThe Writing Teacher’s Activity-a-Day


The Writing Teacher’s Activity-a-Day offers 180+ ready-to-use, reproducible activities that will enhance writing skills of all secondary students.  Written for teachers in grades 6-12, the book’s classroom-tested activities are designed so that teachers aren’t required to do any extra grading.  Partnering techniques along with new oral assessments and peer-editing strategies not only reduce teacher paper load but provide immediate feedback for students.  The book is filled with writing prompts and sample passages written in student-friendly language that connect abstract literary and grammatical concepts to students’ own lives.  In addition, the engaging examples serve as models to encourage students to create their own Quick Writes or essays that will serve as an entire lesson.
Levels 6-12
$19.95
You Say - I Say

You Say - I Say


Includes motivational quick writes in a game format. If you want fun listening, speaking, and writing warm-ups for your class, this is the book for you. It is formatted as a "game" that students guess about various aspects of their partner and then vice versa. Students are taught to reason, support, and have fun doing it!
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All Levels
$19.95
All About Me

All About Me


This one-of-a-kind 600-page comprehensive resource gives K-6 students dozens of teacher and student writing samples to analyze and use as models for their own work. Higher-level thinking questions involving structure, voice, and mechanics are included so that students can analyze the components of quality writing.
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Levels K-6
$39.95
something for everybody

Language Arts: Something For Everyday


Teacher-written models that integrate reading, writing, and grammar skills for daily use. Can be used as warm-ups, an introduction or review of skills, partner work, or an entire lesson. Complete with six comprehensive tests. For advanced middle school students to high school students. (Second Printing)
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Levels 7-12
$39.95
writing portfolio activities kit

Writing Portfolio Activities Kit

This 357-page resource of writing, literature, grammar, and vocabulary activities is designed to be used with any material, unit, or mini-lesson.  The writing activities include teacher and student writing models as well as student-interactive rubrics that serve as guidelines at each step in the writing process to ensure that all the necessary components are present in each piece.  Persuasive, comparison / contrast, narrative, descriptive, how-to (process), and literary analysis are included, accompanied by handy “teacher pages” with suggestions ranging from grading assignments to involving students in the evaluation process.  This book is a time-saving, “must-have” for all English / language arts teachers. Ordering Info
Levels 7-12
$29.95
english workshop activities

English Workshop Activities

One-hundred-eighty student-written excerpts followed by two writing questions, two grammar questions, and two reading questions. Use of daily passages designed to improve scores on state-mandated tests. Ordering Info
Levels 6-12
$29.95

Books by M.E. Ledbetter (Bureau of Education & Research)

Bureau of Education books by Mary Ledbetter are included for free when you register for Mary Ledbetter's corresponding seminars through the Bureau of Education. Read more about Mary Ledbetter's Bureau of Education & Research Seminars. These books are only available with seminar registration.

Writing on Demand: Grades 6-12

new productsWriting on Demand:
Increasing Your Students Success When Writing to Prompts on Writing Assessments (Grades 6-12)


This must-have resource book employs dozens of ready-to-use, practical strategies to help students succeed on any writing assessment. All skill sheets can be used at any time in conjunction with any curriculum and assessed quickly in class so that students can benefit from their peers' strengths and have an opportunity to revise their own writing at any stage before the final product is completed. Teachers learn how to conference in class to avoid endless stacks of papers to grade at home.
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Levels 6-12
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Writing on Demand: Graces 3-6

new productsWriting on Demand: (Grades 3-6)


This book gives students grades 3-6 the necessary tools to feel confident in writing independently on classroom essays, benchmarks, state-mandated tests, or any timed test. Writing samples provided give students the opportunity to analyze the work of their peers as well as those of teachers. Every aspect of the writing process is covered and made more manageable by teaching students to write and self-edit in stages.
Levels 3-6
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strengthen your students writing and reading

Strengthening Your Students' Writing and Reading

This book will enable you to take your students through every phase of the writing process with success. Ready-to-use models in every mode serve as guidelines through every stage. Student-interactive rubrics, which require that students prove the inclusion of necessary components, will ensure that final products are quality writing. New, exciting reading strategies are included that work with any literary piece at any time in your curriculum.
Levels 6-12
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using adult literature to strenthen your students' reading and writing skills

Using New and Favorite Young Adult Literature to Strengthen Your Students' Reading and Writing Skills

Complete lessons for numerous new books are included that will engage your students in higher-level thinking skills. Students will learn that reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary, and even research are intrinsically linked. Countless topics for writing in every mode will engage students and result in products that will make student writers' and their teachers proud.
Levels 6-12
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helping students meet and exceed writing standards

Helping Students Meet and Exceed Writing Standards

Emphasis on literary analysis taking students step-by-step through use of quotations from texts, student explanations, and reader identification that have become key components to new state testing standards. Register today for Bureau of Education & Research.
Levels 6-12
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accelerating the academic success of your struggling readers and writers

Accelerating the Academic Success of Your Struggling Readers and Writers

Motivate your struggling students with dozens of fun reading and writing activities while at the same time teaching the skills necessary to make your students successful.
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Levels 6-12
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writing research projects activities kit

Writing Research Projects Activities Kit

This unique resource gives secondary English teachers a refreshing new approach to research-based writing that takes students step-by-step through the process of writing research papers in all modes, provides dozens of award-winning student and teacher models, and offers a variety of in-class projects.  Included are scores of reproducible assignments that introduce students to the various aspects of research and involve them in writing six different types of research papers. Specially designed teacher pages throughout give instructions, suggestions and variations, and built-in student syllabi, rubrics and tests that foster independent work.Ordering Info
Levels 7-12
$29.95