by Richard DuFour Year Published: 2004http://staffdev.mpls.k12.mn.us/sites/6db2e00f-8a2d-4f0b-9e70-e35b529cde55/uploads/What_is_a_PLC._DuFour_Article_2.pdf This article explains the Three Big Ideas of a PLC. by Elaine Weitzman, Janice Greenberg Year Published: 2010Our go-to resource for K-1 vocabulary instruction. Includes the Shoot for the SSTaRS strategy. by Isabel L. Beck, Margaret G. McKeown, Linda Kucan Year Published: 2002This is our main go-to text for Tier Two vocabulary instruction. by Robert J. Marzano, Debra J. Pickering Year Published: 2005Another great vocabulary resource. While this text deals mainly with teaching Tier Three vocabulary, it has a six-step process that influenced our SJSD model and includes some solid teaching strategies. by Robert J. Marzano Year Published: 2010Another trusted vocabulary resource from Marzano. by Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, Diane Lapp Year Published: 2012This is our go-to book on text complexity and the strategy of close reading.