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Welcome to Maupin House by Capstone Professional

Capstone Professional publishes educational resources under the imprint of Maupin House.  Our materials support K-12 educators as they create 21st century classrooms and respond to the demands of state and national standards, such as the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts and the Next Generation Science Standards. Capstone Professional focuses on topics such as reading comprehension, close reading, writing in the content areas, teaching with graphics in the classroom, and creating safe school environments. Capstone Professional authors are educators and consultants, teachers and experts in their fields.

A tenet for Capstone Professional is to support teachers, administrators, content-area specialists, students, and parents in becoming engaged in content and excited about learning.

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Professional development offerings by Capstone Professional range from webinars and workshops to conference speakers and author visits.   Submissions for products that speak to the needs of educators today are always accepted. We continue to look for professional development resources that support grades K−8 classroom teachers in areas, such as these: Literacy, Language Arts, Content-Area Literacy, Research-Based Practices, Assessment, Inquiry, Technology, Differentiation, Standards-Based Instruction, School Safety, Classroom Management, and School Community.

If you have an idea for a professional development resource, visit our Become an Author Web Site.

There are two ways to submit questions and proposals.

1. You may send them electronically to:
      http://maupinhouse.com/index.php/become-an-author
2. You may send them via postal mail. Please be sure to include a self-addressed stamped envelope for us to return materials.
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      Capstone Professional
      1 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 1800
      Chicago, IL 60602

CraftPlus K-8 Writing Program

CraftPlus® gives schools an easy, consistent, and comprehensive writing program that incorporates writing craft, writing process, and conventions while meeting the standards.  Learn more...
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Maupin House à la Carte

Maupin House à la Carte offers instantly downloadable solutions for immediate classroom application, covering multiple literacy topics and grade levels.
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New and Upcoming Titles

Discovering Voice: Lessons to Teach Reading and Writing of Complex Text

Discovering Voice: Lessons to Teach Reading and Writing of Complex Text

Updated and aligned to the Common Core State Standards, Discovering Voice is a collection of classroom exercises that helps students deeply understand the reading and writing of complex text.

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Interacting with Informational Text for Close and Critical Reading

Interacting with Informational Text for Close and Critical Reading

Comprehending complex informational text can be difficult for students. Use this book to help students simplify the process.

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Teaching Text Features to Support Comprehension

Teaching Text Features to Support Comprehension

When K-5 students understand how to read text features like bullets, insets, and bold print, they are reading the whole page — essential for deep comprehension of nonfiction and fiction text. In this second edition of Reading the Whole Page: Teaching and Assessing Text Features to Meet K-5 Common Core Standards, seasoned educators Michelle Kelley and Nicki Clausen-Grace show you how to explicitly teach K-5 students to read text features, use them to navigate text, and include them in their own writing.

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Write This Way: How Modeling Transforms the Writing Classroom

Write This Way: How Modeling Transforms the Writing Classroom

Modeling is one of the most effective of all teaching strategies and yet many teachers overlook this powerful tool in writing instruction.

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