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Alabama

LexAmi
Toni Shay
Toll Free: 800-607-5692
Phone: 205-664-5862
Fax: 205-664-5863
eMail: toni@lexami.com

Lisa Collins
Phone: 662-231-9271
Fax: 205-664-5863
eMail: lisahcollins@comcast.net

Patti Cooper
Phone: 251-978-5823
Fax: 205-664-5863
eMail: patticooper82@gmail.com

Alaska

Yriondo Educational Resources
Jennifer Yriondo
Phone: 425-922-8445
eMail: yerbooks@comcast.net

Arizona

Nancy Chalex
Phone: 480-292-2732
eMail: chalexn@cox.net

Arkansas

Robin Baker
Mobile: 870-926-9084
eMail: robin.baker70@yahoo.com

California

Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Del Norte,
El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Inyo, Kings, 
Lassen, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Modoc, Mono,
Nevada, Placer,
 
Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, 
S
hasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama,
Trinity, Tulare,
 
Tuolumne, and Yuba Counties:

A & A Educational Resources
Alice Burkart
Phone: 530-342-2918
Fax: 530-894-1433
eMail: aliceburkart@comcast.net

Alameda, Contra Costa, Lake, Mendocino,
Napa, San Francisco, Solano, Sonoma, and Yolo
Counties:

Naomi Shelan
Phone: 415-990-4497
eMail: 
nshelan@hotmail.com

Marin and San Mateo Counties:
Elaine Taylor
Phone: 650-400-6881
eMail: elaine-taylor@comcast.net

Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara,
Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz 
Counties:

Susan Bagby
Phone: 831-818-1638
eMail: 
susanbagby@aol.com

Los Angeles County and LAUSD:

Lifelong Learning
Gil and Susie Garcia
Phone: 626-965-0425
eMail: dayzeemary@aol.com

Imperial, Kern, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino,
and San Diego Counties:
(See also: associate below)

Susan Cossaboom
Phone: 714-693-7042
Mobile: 714-458-9720
Fax: 888-519-2441
eMail: 
smc@cossaboom.net

Riverside and San Bernardino Counties:
Jami Smith
Phone: 909-732-7385
eMail: jsmith3314@aol.com

All Other Counties:

Bill Eastman
Phone: 866-652-7436
eMail: 
bill@myokapi.com
Website: 
http://www.myokapi.com

Colorado

TS Education, Inc.
Trygve Moulton
Phone: 303-250-2379
Fax: 303-274-4949
eMail: trygvemoulton@comcast.net

Connecticut

Beth Lothrop
Phone: 978-475-9486
Fax: 978-475-1735
email: Beth@LothropBooks.com

Delaware

TC Education
Tom Hare
Phone: 609-670-4238
Fax: 703-815-0522
eMail: tom@tceducation.net
Website: http://www.TCPublishers.com

District of Columbia

TC Education
Cam McIntyre
Phone: 703-408-6834
eMail: cam@tceducation.net

Florida

Alachua, Brevard, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay,
Collier, Desoto, Hardee, Hernando,
Highlands, Hillsborough, Lake, Lee,
Levy, Manatee, Marion, Orange,
Osceola, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, and Sarasota counties:

Jody Romans
email: romansliteracy@outlook.com
Phone: 262-388-4208

Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, 
Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee counties:

Valerie "The Booksmith" Silverman
Phone: 561-582-5031
Fax: 561-585-4966
email: vrsdexter@aol.com

Miami-Dade, Broward and Monro counties:

Amy Guerra
Baird, Guerra & Associates
email: aguerra@bairdguerra.com 

 

Georgia

Dodge Learning Resources
Al & Iris Dodge
Toll Free: 800-395-2048
Phone: 678-216-0566
Fax: 678-216-0599
eMail: resources@dodgelearning.com
Website: www.dodgelearning.com

Hawaii

Bill Eastman
Phone: 866-652-7436
Fax: 800-481-5499
eMail: bill@myokapi.com

Idaho

Scott Tasker
Phone: 801-913-0973
email: stasker.books@comcast.net

Illinois

Cook and Will counties:

Grace Educational Resources
Jim Burnette
Phone: 773-571-8455
Fax: 312-961-5718
eMail: jim@graceed.com

All other counties:

Crossland Literacy
Bert Crossland
Phone: 847-767-4822
eMail: bert@crosslandlit.com

Indiana

Bill Eastman
Phone: 866-652-7436
Fax: 800-481-5499
eMail: bill@myokapi.com

Iowa

Jill Caton Johnson
Phone: 515-271-3992
Fax: 248-399-2178
eMail: jill.johnson@drake.edu

Kansas

Gentryrose Educational Materials
Angie Meyer
Phone: 785-608-1103
Fax: 785-836-2067
eMail: angie@gentryrose.com

Kentucky

Bill Eastman
Phone: 866-652-7436
Fax: 800-481-5499
eMail: bill@myokapi.com

Louisiana

Meaux Books
Elette Meaux
Phone: 337-837-4192
Mobile: 337-280-1569
Fax: 337-839-1547
eMail: emeaux@att.net

Maine

Debra Blake
Toll Free: 888-862-4111
Mobile: 603-370-0530 
Fax: 866-295-3995
eMail: debrablakesales@comcast.net

Maryland

TC Education
Cam McIntyre
Phone: 703-408-6834
eMail: cam@tceducation.net


Tom Hare
Phone: 609-670-4238
Fax: 703-815-0522
email: tom@tceducation.net

 

Website: http://www.TCPublishers.com

Massachusetts

Beth Lothrop
Phone: 978-475-9486
Fax: 978-475-1735
eMail: Beth@LothropBooks.com

Michigan

John Whitney
Phone: 586-850-2255
eMail: john@whitneyed.com

Sue Whitney
Phone: 248-399-7611
eMail: suewhitney@whitneyed.com

Marlene Malkin
Phone: 248-366-1366
eMail: mmedubooks@aol.com

Mississippi

LexAmi
Toni Shay
Toll Free: 800-607-5692
Phone: 205-664-5862
Fax: 205-664-5863
eMail: toni@lexami.com


Lisa Collins
Phone: 662-231-9271
Fax: 205-664-5863
eMail: lisahcollins@comcast.net

Missouri

Gentryrose Educational Materials
Angie Meyer
Phone: 785-608-1103
Fax: 785-836-2067
eMail: angie@gentryrose.com

Montana

Boles Education Solutions
Darren and Joyce Boles
Phone: 816-229-1988
Website: http://www.boleseducationsolutions.com/
eMail: boleseducationsolutions@hotmail.com

Nebraska

Boles Education Solutions
Darren and Joyce Boles
Phone: 816-229-1988
Website: http://www.boleseducationsolutions.com/
eMail: boleseducationsolutions@hotmail.com

Nevada

A & A Educational Resources
Alice Burkart
Toll Free: 888-873-2346
Phone: 530-342-2918
Fax: 530-894-1433
eMail: aliceburkart@comcast.net

Clark County:
Sue Hendricks
Phone: 702-799-5660
eMail: hendrsx@interact.ccsd.net

New Hampshire

Debra Blake
Toll Free Phone: 888-862-4111
Phone: 603-370-0530
Fax: 866-295-3995
eMail: debrablakesales@comcast.net

New Jersey

Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren Counties:

Axis Learning Group
Nelson Roman
Phone: 973-746-1466
eMail: nroman@axislearninggroup.com

 

Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Salem Counties:

Lynn Ahlquist
TC Education, Inc.

eMail: lahlquist4@hotmail.com

New Mexico

Bill Eastman
Phone: 866-652-7436
Fax: 800-481-5499
eMail: bill@myokapi.com

New York

Bronx, New York, Queens, Kings, Richmond, Long Island, Staten Island, and Nassau:

Axis Learning Group
Nelson Roman
Phone: 973-746-1466
eMail: nroman@axislearninggroup.com

 

All other counties:

Curriculum Solutions
Joe Capogreco
Phone: 585-872-4841
eMail: jcapogreco@curriculumsolutions.org

Liz Kaplan
Phone: 585-350-8830
email: lkaplan@curriculumsolutions.org

North Carolina

Angie Blake
Phone: 704-517-0850
Fax: 919-572-6974
eMail: arblake@carolina.rr.com

North Dakota

Boles Education Solutions
Darren and Joyce Boles
Phone: 816-229-1988
eMail: boleseducationsolutions@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.boleseducationsolutions.com/

Ohio

Mary Gantzer
Phone: 614-804-4021
eMail: mary@missiondrivenresources.com

Oklahoma

Donna Bigbee 
Bigbee Learning Resources
Phone: 405-844-6162
Fax: 405-844-0083
eMail: dbbigbee@earthlink.net

Kathleen Messenbaugh
Bigbee Learning Resources
Phone: 405-840-4056
eMail: jkm95@cox.net

Oregon

Maggie Kenison
Phone: 760-420-4499
eMail: maggiekenison@gmail.com

 

Pennsylvania

Western Pennsylvania:

Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Somerset, Venango, Warren, Washington, and Westmoreland counties:

Andrews Associates
Chris Andrews

Phone: 888-823-9159 ext.1
eMail: christopher@tools2read.com

 

Eastern Pennsylvania:

A & B Educational Enterprises
Ann Tuteur
Phone: 215-793-0834
Mobile: 215-688-2502
Fax: 215-793-0835
eMail: abentprse@aol.com

Alyssa Heeneke
Phone: 215-283-0122
Mobile: 215-740-6836
e-Mail: aheeneke@verizon.net

Missy Blatstein
Phone: 215-680-7506
e-Mail: mtblatstein@gmail.com

Rhode Island

Beth Lothrop
Phone: 978-475-9486
Fax: 978-475-1735
eMail: Beth@LothropBooks.com

South Carolina

Angie Blake
Phone: 704-517-0850
Fax: 919-572-6974
eMail: arblake@carolina.rr.com

South Dakota

Boles Education Solutions
Darren and Joyce Boles
Phone: 816-229-1988
eMail: boleseducationsolutions@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.boleseducationsolutions.com/

Tennessee

LexAmi
Toni Shay
Toll Free: 800-607-5692
Phone: 205-664-5862
Fax: 205-664-5863
eMail: toni@lexami.com

Texas

Regions 1-2:

Natalie Garza
Phone: 956-381-5237
eMail: nataliebea.garza@gmail.com

 

Regions 3-6, 13, 20:

Ellen and Meghan Sankowski 
Library and Curriculum Resources, Inc.
Phone: 281-363-4906
eMail: ellen@libraryandcurriculum.com

Erika Wood
email: erikamwood@gmail.com

Regions 7-12,14,16-18:

LeAnne and Frank Jennings
Phone: 972-317-8742 
eMail: fjennings1@verizon.net

Utah

Scott Tasker
Phone: 801-913-0973
eMail: stasker.books@comcast.net

Vermont

Debra Blake
Toll Free: 888-862-4111
Fax: 866-295-3995
eMail: debrablakesales@comcast.net

Virginia

TC Education
Cam McIntyre
Phone: 703-408-6834
eMail: cam@tceducation.net

Washington

Yriondo Educational Resources 
Jennifer Yriondo
Phone: 425-922-8445
eMail: yerbooks@comcast.net

Washington, DC

TC Education
Cam McIntyre
Phone: 703-408-6834
eMail: cam@tceducation.net

West Virginia
Debra Moulton
Comprehensive Literacy Resource Specialists
Phone: 866-652-7436
Fax: 800-481-5499
eMail: debrasmoulton@aol.com
Wisconsin

Janice Bratel
Phone: 414-243-1737
eMail: jbratel16@yahoo.com

Wyoming

Bill Eastman
Phone: 866-652-7436
Fax: 800-481-5499
eMail: bill@myokapi.com

Teacher Talk

Welcome to Teacher Talk, where our authors 'talk' early literacy with teachers. You'll find practical classroom strategies and tips from real educators, as well as personal stories and innovative approaches to improving your teaching practice.

  • Managing Guided Reading Groups with “Warm” Running Records

    Managing guided reading groups often generates a multitude of questions about flexibility: How do I know which children go in which group? Which books do I use in a particular level? How do I know when my students are ready for the next level?
  • Guided Reading and Reading Strategies

    Guided reading is a small group opportunity to support readers as they apply known reading strategies. David Hornsby, in A Closer Look at Guided Reading (2000), describes guided reading as a time when “the teacher helps the children use strategies they already know so that they are able to read an unfamiliar text independently, with success.” Those reading strategies have been modeled and demonstrated during whole class read-aloud and shared reading. During guided reading, the intentional use of wait time by the teacher encourages the use of reading strategies. When children are developing as readers, the use of reading strategies is slower and less automatic, meaning students require more time for processing. Teachers who wait when students make an error, rather than immediately giving a correct word or automatically prompting a strategy to try, provide students the opportunity to self-monitor and self-correct. This is when learning to be a strategic reader occurs.
  • Close Reading and Guided Reading

    Close reading and guided reading can exist in the same instructional environment.  By reading closely in guided reading, a reader is encouraged to apply all their known understandings about how texts work to figure out meanings the text brings into existence.  When close reading of a text is viewed as comprehending a text in an intentional manner, it can be powerful within the context of guided reading.
  • Shared Reading and Guided Reading: Learning in Context

    In Shared Reading, Students Learn What They Later Apply in Guided Reading Shared reading and guided reading lie alongside each other within a gradual release of responsibility model of instruction. One of the key ways guided reading instruction differs from other small reading groups is through this relationship to shared reading instruction.
  • High-Frequency Words in Guided Reading: Words by Sight

    When It Comes to High Frequency Words, Context Is Key in Guided Reading Texts! The use of high-frequency words in guided reading texts offers young readers multiple opportunities to learn these words as a component of an effective reading process. When developing readers learn high-frequency words in context, their abilities to recognize these words by sight supports them becoming confident, accurate, and fluent readers.
  • Guided Reading and Academic Vocabulary: Words to Learn By

    Guided reading presents a unique opportunity for students to learn academic vocabulary if the guided reading books are written about engaging topics in ways that make academic vocabulary interesting and accessible. Students love learning “big” or “fancy” terminology for things and they will use academic vocabulary confidently if those terms have context to supply meaning and the terms have been used in a supportive discussion.
  • Building Fluency During Guided Reading

    What Guided Reading Practices Contribute to Fluency?
    Building fluency during guided reading is essential for developing readers. Fluency is often defined by reading rate, but also includes pausing, phrasing, stress, and intonation, all of which are related to meaning. There are several ways fluency is built during guided reading.
  • Raising Achievement among English Language Learners with Guided Reading

    Working with English Language learners in guided reading presents one of the best opportunities for raising achievement among these students. Keep these three key things in mind to make guided reading an effective part of an ELL’s learning day
  • Activities that Extend Guided Reading—Build Comprehension and More with These Suggestions

    There are several ways in which activities that extend guided reading increase the powerful learning that comes through guided reading instruction. First, the very best activity to extend guided reading into independent work is to make the book available to students to read after the small group instruction has concluded. As students revisit the book on their own or with a partner, they solidify the learning that was coached in guided reading. With this kind of guided reading extension, they orchestrate things they might not have had quite under control during the lesson. For example, when an early emergent student reading at Levels A-B rereads a text, they practice the important integration of cueing systems as they look from the illustrations to the words, match their fingers to the words being read aloud and then consider each word for how it matches what they know the pattern to say.
  • Guided Reading and Balanced Literacy—Recognizing the Need for Guided Instruction

    Guided reading and balanced literacy are big ideas in literacy instruction today. The function of different approaches in a balanced curriculum offers teachers opportunities to illustrate literacy for learners along a continuum of gradual release of responsibility. Reading to, with, and by children and teachers gives comparative amounts of support and responsibility throughout the instructional day, and over time, as students grow as readers and writers (Margaret Mooney, 1990).

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