Since the publication of the first edition of this book in 2011, we have been amazed and humbled by the popularity of the book (nearly 100,000 print copies sold to date) and the reactions we have received from teachers and those who support them. Thank you for embracing the five practices!

In this second edition we have added several new examples based on the work of educators who are working hard to improve discussions in their classrooms. Our thanks to Kaila Kramer Derry, Jesse Rocco, and Kristin Gray for sharing their lesson plans, and Robert Kaplinsky for sharing his insights into the challenges associated with the practice of making connections between strategies. The next generation of five practices users will surely benefit from your work.

We especially want to thank the educators who wrote to us about their work and willingly shared what they have learned in their journey with us. Some of their comments are featured in the book as “Voices from the Field.”

  • Meredith Adams
  • Jessica Balli
  • Victoria Bill
  • Holly Cheung
  • Jenna DeMario
  • Jeffrey Dong
  • Megan Gittermann
  • Robert Kaplinsky
  • Lindsay Kelley
  • Travis Lemon
  • Damitra Newsome
  • Levi Patrick
  • Anne Metzbower
  • Jennifer Mullinix
  • Greta Richard
  • Shanti Stone
  • AnnMarie Varlotta,
  • Melissa Waggoner
  • Robin White
  • Tara Wilson
  • Jon Wray
  • Liz Zinger

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