Professional Resources

The professional resources on this page align with the philosophy of the redesigned curriculum.

Here is a link to an ERAC App that allows you to check out approved resources:


Inquiring Minds Learn to Read and Write by Jeffrey Wilhelm et al. includes many learning strategies to engage students in critical inquiry. Each strategy supports deep and engaged learning.

Pulling Together by Leyton Schnellert et al. outlines how teachers can collaborate to create lesson sequences that emphasize inquiry, effective assessment, and thinking. Practical examples are included.

Write Like This by Kelly Gallagher shows how teachers can use mentor texts as scaffolds for students to become authentic writers. The strategies are highly engaging and his framework is very useful.

Lessons that Change Writers by Nancie Atwell is an excellent resource as it provides mini lessons to improve student writing. This includes poetry, memoirs, essays, etc. Her ideas are highly engaging.

Making Thinking Visible by Ron Ritchhart et al introduces research-based strategies that deepen students understanding through a culture of thinking.

Subjects Matter by Harvey Daniels and Steven Zemelman includes research-based strategies the build students capacity to read widely and deeply in all content areas.

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