If you are tired of trying to sort out the truth from the rhetoric when it comes the current literacy debates, if you have learned some science but don’t quite know how this science translates into classroom practice, or if you want support in thinking about what all this means for your school or district, the twelve shifts described in these two books offer a logical pathway to sound instruction across the elementary grades.
Shifting the Balance (K-2): 6 Ways to Bring the Science of Reading into the Balanced Literacy Classroom is co-authored with Kari Yates.
Shifting the Balance (3-5): 6 Ways to Bring the Science of Reading into the Upper Elementary Classroom is co-authored with Katie Egan Cunningham and Kari Yates.
The two books work together, with the first serving as a "phase I" of instructional change, and the second book, or sequel, presenting a blueprint for "phase 2."
Both books are available at Stenhouse.com.