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Children Tell Stories: Teaching and Using Storytelling in the Classroom, Second Edition

by Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss

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The revised edition of this award- winning guidebook on storytelling in the classroom includes over 80% new material. The authors provide compelling rationales for the value of storytelling, links to state literacy learning standards, detailed storytelling unit tips, easy ideas for storytelling celebrations, uses for storytelling throughout the curriculum, and carefully selected and extensive bibliographies.

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Books For Young Learners
 in Spanish


A collection of 82 fiction and nonfiction titles leveled by DLL

DLL has chosen BYL Spanish books for use in their assessment package.    

Ideal for ESL, LEP, Bilingual  classes, FLES, Partial Immersion, and Dual Language programs in the Primary grades.

Authentic adaptations by professional translators who are native speakers of Spanish.

Help students make the transition to English, or learn Spanish.

Buy Spanish titles or Spanish/English companion sets.
 More about our books in Spanish

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Meet The Author
Great Collection for Students to Learn From the Authors About their Writing Experience


Meet the Author books are:

  • excellent resources to engage your students in the writing process

  • perfect for author studies

  • authentic models of good writing

  • inspiring to young writers

  • Hardcover

Available in Hard/Soft Covers
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Our Professional Books
Coming Soon!
The collaboration of Brian Cambourne and
Debra Crouch on an exciting new book on the
The Conditions of Learning 

We offer a wide selection of topics:

   Outstanding Formative Assessment:
   Culture and Practice

   Reading Miscue Inventory: 2nd Edition

   Targeting Assessment in the Primary Classroom
   Unlocking Formative Assessment  

Literacy Coaching

   Early Literacy
   Effective Literacy Practice
  Kindergarten Book, The

   Intermediate / Middle School Literacy
Caught in the Spell of Writing and Reading::
Grade 3 and

 Concept Cartoons in Mathematics Education

   Oral Language and Storytelling
   Children Tell Stories
   Poetry for Science, The: Poetry Friday
   Anthology for Science for Kids

   Poetry Friday Anthology with connections
   to CC K-5

   Poetry Friday Anthology with connections
   to CC Middle School

   Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations
   Teacher/ Student Edition

Poetry Friday Anthology for Science
   Poetry Friday Power Book: Pet Crazy

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  Books for Young Learners (BYL)
 PK-3 Classrooms

Our Books for Young Learners (BYL)
  PK-3 collection includes 174 titles in soft covers,  82 of which are translated into Spanish. We have several theme collections like Diversity.

We want to give children something to think about.

In the Diversity Collection, our stories reflect differences in skin color, gender roles, life styles, customs, ethnic, family, and tribal practices.  In addition, we have included some fables and legends in the packages as insight to a range of cultures. We all have much to learn from each other.  The best time to start is when children are young
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FREE! Book Notes (Download PDFs)
NEW Comprehension prompts (CP) 
Alphabetical Order with Book Notes/CP links

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Our latest full-line catalog features
new BYL theme packages

2018-2019 catalog is HERE!
It has it all! See the New BYL Packages!
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Our Mission Statement

Excellence in Literacy Education. 

The focus of Richard C. Owen Publishers, Inc. is literacy education with an emphasis on the teaching of reading and writing from a child-centered, meaning-centered perspective.

We believe that students become enthusiastic, independent,  life-long learners, and accomplished readers and writers, when supported and guided by skillful teachers. The books that we publish support these beliefs.

Our publications include:

●High-quality classroom materials
  for grades PK-8

●Professional books for teachers
  and administrators.

Richard C. Owen,


Books for Young Learners PK-3


Meet the Author 2-5


Author at Work 4-7


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