From Striving to Thriving


  • Title:From Striving to Thriving: How to Grow Confident, Capable Readers
  • Author:Stephanie Harvey, Annie Ward
  • Publication Date:October 2017
  • Grade Level:K-8
  • ISBN:9781338051964
  • Publisher:Scholastic

When it comes to readers who need the most support, teachers can't afford to waste time using fragmented, skill-and-drill interventions that don't work. Literacy specialists Stephanie Harvey and Annie Ward demonstrate how to "table the labels" and use detailed formative assessments to craft targeted, personalized instruction that enable striving readers to do what they need above all - to find books they love and engage in voluminous reading. Loaded with ready-to-go lessons, routines, and "actions" as well as the latest research, this book is a must for any teacher who strives to make every reader a thriving reader.


Author Bio

Stephanie Harvey has spent her career teaching and learning about reading and writing. After fifteen years of public school teaching, both in regular education and special education classrooms, Stephanie worked for twelve years as a staff developer for the Denver based Public Education and Business Coalition (PEBC), a partnership of leaders from education and business, who support innovation in public schools.

Annie Ward has served as the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction for the Mamaroneck Public Schools in Westchester County, NY since 2004. Prior to that, she was a Local Instructional Superintendent for the New York City Department of Education and the Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction for the Ridgewood, NJ Public Schools. A long-time middle school English teacher, Annie’s passion for children’s books was sparked early on by read-alouds and her apprenticeship to Heddie Kent, the wildly charismatic librarian in the children’s room of the Lincoln, MA public library.

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by on December 29, 2017

Steph says we have the research and we do. She says we have a knowing and doing gap and we do. Her new books solves this dilemma by reporting what we know for intermediate readers in a very readable teacher friendly form. Now let's start discussing the book and doing it.

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