Effective Practice Library

The Effective Practice Library is a free lending library containing over 500 resources for educators. The resources may be checked out by visiting the NWESD office in Anacortes. To browse the resources online, use the search criteria below. Click on the ID# of the resource to view more details.

If you have questions regarding the materials in this library, you may contact the Teaching and Learning department at 360-299-4044.

ID# Book Title Author
G0265 The Art and Science of Teaching: A Comprehensive Framework for Effective Instruction Robert Marzano
G0393 "Unwrapping" the Standards: A Simple Process to Make Standards Manageable Larry Ainsworth
G0448 "Where Do I Go from Here?" Meeting the Unique Educational Needs of Migrant Students Karen Vocke
H0009 "Why Won't You Just Tell Us the Answer?" Teaching Historical Thinking in Grades 7-12 Bruce Lesh
R0009 ...And With a Light Touch: Learning About Reading, Writing, and Teaching With First Graders Carol Avery
W0118 100 Trait-Specific Comments Middle School: A Quick Guide for Giving Constructive Feedback to Writers in Grades 6-8 Ruth Culham
W0070 100 Traitspecific Comments: A Quick Guide for Giving Constructive Feedback on Student Writing Ruth Culham
R0129 1000 Instant Words: The Most Common Words for Teaching Reading, Writing, and Spelling Edward Fry
G0422 17,000 Classroom Visits Can't Be Wrong: Strategies that Engage Students, Promote Active Learning, and Boost Achievement John Antonetti & James Garver
G0294 36 Tools for Building Spirit in Learning Communites Bruce Williams
W0111 40 Reproducible Forms for the Writing Traits Classroom (Scholastic Teaching Strategies, Grades 3 and Up) Ruth Culham and Amanda Wheeler
R0188 40 Ways to Support Struggling Readers in Content Classrooms, Grades 6-12 Elaine McEwan
W0116 6 Ways to Teach the 6 Traits of Writing Betty Hollas
W0031 6+1 Traits of Writing: The Complete Guide for the Primary Grades Ruth Culham
WOO26 6+1 Traits of Writing: The Complete Guide Grades 3 and Up. Everything You Need to Teach and Assess Student Writing With This Powerful Model Ruth Culham
R0173 7 Keys to Comprehension: How to Help Your Kids Read It and Get It! Susan Zimmerman and Chryse Hutchins
GO282 99 Ideas and Activities For Teaching English Learners With the SIOP Model Mary Ellen Vogt and Jana Echevarria
1997 A Collection of Performance Tasks and Rubrics: Upper Elementary School Mathematics Charlotee Danielson
G0221 A Common Sense Guide to Multiage Practices Jim Grant and Bob Johnson
G0221 A Common Sense Guide to Multiage Practices Jim Grant and Bob Johnson
W0074 A Community of Writers: Teaching Writing in the Junior and Senior High School Harvey Daniels, Steven Zemelman
G0050 A Framework for Understanding Poverty Ruby Payne
G0039 A Handbook for Classroom Instruction That Works Robert Marzano, Jennifer Norford, Diane Paynter, Debra Pickering, Barbara Gaddy
G0353 A Handbook for The Art and Science of Teaching Robert Marzano and John Brown
M0040 A Mathematics Source Book for Elementary and Middle School Teachers: Key Concepts Carne Barnett, Gunnar Carlsson, Debra Coggins, Bill Honig, Drew Kravin, Catherine Conway, Margaret Chinn


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