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My Books

Integrating Test Prep into Reading and Writing Workshops

“Literacy expert Nancy Jennison has more than 18 years experience in successfully preparing students for standardized reading and writing tests, so she knows what works to raise those scores. In this comprehensive resource, she presents her strategies for integrating the skills students need to succeed on the tests with best practice teaching and your school’s curriculum.

From analyzing your state test, integrating the skills into your workshops throughout the year, planning test-prep genre units of study for both reading and writing, and using differentiation strategies to give your struggling students a boost, it’s all here.

A must-have for any teacher who wants to prepare students for the tests—without sacrificing quality instruction! For use with Grades 3-8.” Scholastic . 


Let’s Write - A Practical Guide to Teaching Writing in the Early Grades

“Packed with ideas from kindergarten, first- and second-grade teachers, this book will help set up an exciting and effective writing program. From time-saving tips on conferences to fresh ideas for writing across the curriculum, this resource combines everything the teacher needs in one volume. Includes sample mini-lessons on the mechanics of writing and classroom-proven methods to inspire beginning writers. For use with Grades K-2.” Scholastic


Written under the name Nancy Areglado.

Portfolios in
the Classroom

“Want to get started or move forward with this alternative method of assessment? Get this hands-on guide. It’s written by a team of educators who have been using portfolios in their Springfield, VA school – with great results!

The compendium they’ve assembled brings portfolios into sharp focus by offering support through every step of the process, and illustrating those steps with lots of photos and student samples.”  Scholastic


Written under the name Nancy Areglado.

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