We're so excited that Text Sets in Action is out in the world! Like our previous books, it's an outgrowth of our work as classroom teachers, teacher educators, and researchers.
Want to sample the book? Stenhouse has made the Introduction and Chapter One available in this book preview. Stenhouse has also created the following study guide.
Want to hear us talk about the book with one of the teachers with whom we collaborated? You can listen to this Stenhouse podcast from March 2021.
If you'd like to read a little bit more about the implications of a text set approach to teaching and learning within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, you can read our posts on the Nerdy Book Club and the Stenhouse blog.
You can order the book here.
You can find Sarah Pennington's review of the book on Middle Web. Nonfiction writer Melissa Stewart also discussed the book on Mrs. Knott's Book Nook.
"In Text Sets in Action, Mary Ann Cappiello and Erika Thulin Dawes present a powerful teaching strategy for integrating language arts with science, social studies, and math to make every precious minute of instructional time count." - Melissa Stewart, children's nonfiction author and coauthor of The Five Kinds of Nonfiction
"Text Sets in Action unites pragmatism with philosophy and creativity to demonstrate how the most effective instruction is deeply grounded in quality children's literature." - Amina Chaudhri, author of Multiracial Identity in Children's Literature
"This book is the essential guide for teaching with text sets: informative, inspiring, and amazingly thorough and practical." - Myra Zarnowski, author of Historymakers