Literature Circles

Voice and Choice in Book Clubs and Reading Groups

Author: Harvey Daniels

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571103333

Category: Education

Page: 260

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A guide to launching and managing literature circles offers strategies, tools, structures, and stories and includes new models and procedures for primary, middle, and high school grades.

Mini-lessons for Literature Circles

Author: Harvey Daniels,Nancy Steineke

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325007021

Category: Education

Page: 292

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Grades 6-12 Harvey Daniels' Literature Circles introduced tens of thousands of teachers to the power of student-led book discussions. Nancy Steineke's Reading and Writing Together showed how a teacher can nurture friendship and collaboration among young readers. Now, Daniels and Steineke team up to focus on one crucial element of the Literature Circle model; the short, teacher-directed lessons that begin, guide and follow-up every successful book club meeting. Mini-lessons are the secret to book clubs that click. Each of these forty-five short, focused, and practical lessons includes Nancy and Harvey's actual classroom language and is formatted to help busy teachers with point-by-point answers to the questions they most frequently ask. How can I: steer my students toward deeper comprehension? get kids interested in each others' ideas? make sure kids choose just-right books? help students schedule their reading and meeting time? deal with kids who don't do the reading? get kids to pay more attention to literary style and structure? help special education and ELL students to participate actively in book clubs? get kids to expand their repertoire of reading strategies? make sure groups are on-task when I'm not looking over their shoulder? introduce writing tools (including role sheets) that support student discussion?. help shy or dominating members get the right amount of "airtime?" give grades for book clubs without ruining the fun? use scientific research to justify the classroom time I spend on literature circles? Each mini-lesson spells out everything from the time and materials needed to word-by-word instructions for students. The authors even warn "what could go wrong," helping teachers to avoid predictable management problems. With abundant student examples, reproducible forms, photographs of kids in action, and recommended reading lists, Mini-lessons for Literature Circles helps you deepen student book discussions, create lifelong readers, and build a respectful classroom community.

Good Choice!

Supporting Independent Reading and Response K-6

Author: Tony Stead

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571107320

Category: Education

Page: 237

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For those of us who treasure memories of a childhood spent curled up with favorite books, it may be shocking to realize that reading is a chore for many of our students. In recent years, the increased class time spent on reading instruction geared toward measurable performance -- from tests to book reports -- means fewer children have the opportunity to discover reading for pleasure, or to research topics that interest them. If we want children to become truly engaged readers, we must set aside time every day for them to independently select, read, and respond. Of course, just providing time and a variety of reading materials isn't adequate to ensure that students achieve the independence they need to become lifelong readers. Students need guidance on selecting materials at an appropriate level, they need practice in the habits of readers, and they need the social reinforcement of sharing ideas about their reading with peers. In Good Choice!, noted author and literacy specialist Tony Stead outlines the components that foster successful independent reading in grades K-6. He examines practices that: establish independent reading and borrowing routines; provide adequate resources for independent reading; support children in selecting a wide range of appropriate texts; offer opportunities for children to respond to their reading. With examples appropriate to emergent readers in grades K-2, as well as more seasoned readers in grades 3-6, Tony provides a comprehensive plan for integrating independent reading throughout the day. He offers systems for organizing the class library and checking books in and out, lessons on book selection and responding to text, advice on supporting children and parents in home reading, guidance on conferring with students, and an array of helpful appendix materials including graphic organizers, questionnaires, assessment and monitoring rubrics. Research shows that children who have the opportunity to read independently not only become more literate adults, they also, in fact, perform better on state tests and other reading assessments. Good Choice! provides everything you need to create classrooms where students can fulfill their reading potential now and for the future.

Balanced Literacy Essentials

Weaving Theory Into Practice for Successful Instruction in Reading, Writing, and Talk

Author: Michelann Parr,Terry Campbell

Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

ISBN: 155138275X

Category: Education

Page: 144

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This practical book offers teachers a comprehensive approach to literacy instruction that puts students at the centre of the learning process. Based on the latest learning theories, the book provides: an overview of the nuts and bolts of reading instruction ; techniques for supporting writers ; poetry, storytelling, and drama activities that foster alternate ways of learning ; language experiences that guide students from traditional learning to our complex digital world. This book offers the background and strategies teachers need to encourage students to question, discover, and learn. Thoughtful and inspiring, the book helps educators reflect on their role as teacher and better meet the literacy needs of all their students.

The Whole School Library Handbook 2

Author: Blanche Woolls,David V. Loertscher

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838911277

Category: Education

Page: 176

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This new edition of an ALA bestseller remains an indispensable all-in-one resource for everything related to the school library media center. Articles from dozens of respected authors and experts, culled from popular journals such as Knowledge Quest and School Library Journal, cover everything of interest to the contemporary school librarian, including Professional development and career guidance Information on collection development and school library resources such as books, periodicals, e-mail discussion groups, databases, websites, and more Programming, partnering, promoting, and collaborating for student success Innovative ways to use technology like social networking and e-books in service of education Tips for analyzing and strengthening ongoing programs Building and maintaining healthy relationships with stakeholders Covering a wide range of important information in one handy volume, this stimulating handbook is a must-have for every school librarian.

Becoming a Teacher Researcher in Literacy Teaching and Learning

Strategies and Tools for the Inquiry Process

Author: Christine C. Pappas,Eli Tucker-Raymond

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136861122

Category: Education

Page: 278

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Designed to facilitate teachers’ efforts to meet the actual challenges and dilemmas they face in their classrooms, Becoming a Teacher Researcher in Literacy Teaching and Learning: provides background information and key concepts in teacher research covers the "how-to" strategies of the teacher research process from the initial proposal to writing up the report as publishable or presentable work illustrates a range of literacy topics and grade levels features twelve reports by teacher researchers who have gone through the process, and their candid remarks about how activities helped (or not) helps teachers understand how knowledge is constructed socially in their classrooms so that they can create instructional communities that promote all students’ learning. Addressing the importance of teacher research for better instruction, reform, and political action, this text emphasizes strategies teachers can use to support and strengthen their voices as they dialogue with others in the educational community, so that their ideas and perspectives may have an impact on educational practice both locally in their schools and districts and more broadly.

A Community of Writers

Teaching Writing in the Junior and Senior High School

Author: Steven Zemelman

Publisher: Boynton/Cook

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 286

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Zemelman and Daniels offer detailed guidance for all aspects of teaching and using writing.

Equal Rights to the Curriculum

Many Languages, One Message

Author: Eithne Gallagher

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781847695697

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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The parents of second language children are often seen but not heard in schools. This book is unique in addressing the many issues facing parents of children whose first language is different from that of the school classroom. Drawing on teaching theory, the book provides these parents with a wealth of practical information, guidelines and checklists, enabling them to ask schools intelligent and challenging questions to test whether their children’s linguistic diversity is really being properly catered for. The theory review and best practice guidelines should be of value also to teacher trainers, teachers, administrators and policy makers. They provide an accurate analysis of important issues together with pragmatic pointers towards improving educational practice so that all children growing up in a school’s multicultural society will be guaranteed what they deserve: Equal Rights to the Curriculum.

Using the Workshop Approach in the High School English Classroom

Modeling Effective Writing, Reading, and Thinking Strategies for Student Success

Author: Cynthia D. Urbanski

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 148336187X

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Take a peek into an effective workshop-based classroom and discover how you can enhance adolescents' technical and creative abilities in reading, writing, and thinking.

Reading for Academic Success, Grades 2-6

Differentiated Strategies for Struggling, Average, and Advanced Readers

Author: Richard W. Strong,Harvey F. Silver,Matthew J. Perini

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 145229366X

Category: Education

Page: 272

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Examines seven critical areas that can develop average or struggling readers into thoughtful, high-achieving A+ readers who can comprehend, analyze, and summarize different kinds of texts.

Teaching the Best Practice Way

Methods that Matter, K-12

Author: Harvey Daniels,Marilyn Bizar

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571104054

Category: Education

Page: 343

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"In Teaching the Best Practice Way, Harvey Daniels and Marilyn Bizar present seven basic teaching structures that make classrooms more active, experiential, collaborative, democratic, and cognitive, while simultaneously meeting best practice standards across subject areas and throughout the grades. Each chapter begins with an essay outlining one key method, providing its historical background and research results, and then describing the structure's vital features. Next, several teachers representing different grade levels and school communities explain how they adopted the basic model, adapted it to their students' needs, and made it their own."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Integrated Literacy Instruction in the Middle Grades

Channeling Young Adolescents' Spontaneous Overflow of Energy

Author: Pamela S. Carroll

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 238

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Discusses the theory and beliefs of integrated literacy pedagogy and the key aspects of literacy instruction, reading, literature, writing, oral language, popular media, and interdisiplinary instruction.

Comprehension & Collaboration

Inquiry Circles in Action

Author: Stephanie Harvey,Harvey Daniels

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325012308

Category: Education

Page: 322

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Serves as a guide for teachers who want to realize the benefits of well-structured, student-led, cross-curricular projects.

Engaged in Learning

Teaching English, 6-12

Author: Kathleen Strickland,James Strickland

Publisher: Boynton/Cook Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 221

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The authors draw on their backgrounds in composition, linguistics, and literary theory to ground their teaching in a philosophy that is student centered and inquiry based.

All Children Read

Teaching for Literacy in Today's Diverse Classroom

Author: Charles A. Temple

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 582

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A Groundbreaking Text For Teaching Reading By Respected Researchers-- Charles Temple, Donna Ogle, Alan Crawford, and Penny Freppon. Written by one of the most dynamic author teams in the field of Reading and Literacy, "All Children Read" offers future K-8 teachers the best practices for nurturing emergent literacy, teaching literacy concepts, and developing reading and writing in all students-those of varying reading levels and abilities, as well as those who are English language learners. "The approach of this book mirrors your future classroom... the diverse classroom. It is the only book on the market that was written from its inception with these realities in mind." Reviewers are Raving about "All Children Read: " "" This text promises to be a timely, sensitive, and comprehensive literacy text for teachers whose lives are enriched daily from working with diverse learners." " Rebecca S. Anderson University of Memphis "" Two strengths are most apparent: There is a wealth of information which shows the disposition (attitudes and beliefs) of an effective teacher and it provides the rationale for the development of such dispositions if one intends to teach. The second strength is the depth and breath of information that the text provides on the teaching of writing. This text provides valuable support and will be an excellent resource for preservice teachers." " Margaret Bell Davis Eastern Kentucky University "" There are a variety of solidly researched strategies that can be used to build the students' knowledge and performance base. The information helps the pre-service teachers attain the knowledge needed todevelop their teaching strategies." " Charlotte Black California State University, San Bernardino "" This is not the normal, bland writing we get in methods textbooks! The writing is excellent... I enjoyed reading this book and I salute the authors' spirit, their desire to present the truth about complex issues that many others wish to simplify." " James Zarrillo California State University, Hayward What makes "All Children Read" unique? Unique chapter on Language Acquisition (Ch. 3 ) In-depth coverage of assessment " TEACH IT" boxes with practical applications linked to a free " Teach It" booklet with additional lessons and activities. Six overriding themes-- the troubled reader, family/community literacy, technology, writing and reading, language diversity, and phonics/phonetic awareness -- interwoven throughout, make this the most contemporary and critical learning aid to come out in the field in years and thus prepares future teachers for the demands of the classroom in the 21st century.

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Teaching Reading in the Middle Grades

Understanding and Supporting Literacy Development

Author: James A. Rycik,Judith L. Irvin

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 226

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This thought-provoking text supports the efforts of teachers and students working to achieve new and higher standards of reading proficiency in grades 4 to 8. Unlike any other text, "Teaching Reading in the Middle Grades" provides a balanced, readable analysis of recent documents developed by professional organizations, researchers, and government agencies including the National Council of Teachers of English, the International Reading Association, and the National Reading Panel, The text articulates standards for proficient reading performance and for effective instruction and reflects on how these standards provide a useful synthesis of current research and practice about teaching methods. With its careful balance of the different dimensions presented in current research outlining that the teacher, not only the method, is a crucial factor in student achievement, this text helps students grasp the scope and complexity of student achievement in literacy. "Teaching Reading in the Middle Grades" is organized in two parts--understanding literacy development (Part I) and supporting literacy development (Part II)--and incorporates various classroom routines throughout the book. Ideal as a main text or a reference guide for teachers, this flexible textbook is intended for reading and language arts teachers in middle school settings who are trying to help their students become better readers and writers. It also teaches both pre-service and practicing teachers how to meet the specific needs of all the teachers who have been given responsibility for developing the proficiency of readers in the middle grades. Praise for "Teaching Reading in the Middle Grades" ""The major strength of this manuscript is the readable nature of the material. It is cutting-edge, essentially accurate, and easy to read at the same time. This text is readable and very practical. Most concepts that are introduced are thoroughly developed and the writer also provides many suitable examples of how to apply the material. It's refreshing to read a text that explicitly mentions English Language Learners (ELL) as opposed to mentioning the obvious fact that reading texts should reflect a diversity of cultural experiences or some other such generic admonition."" --Paul L. Markham, University of Kansas ""The discussion of scaffolding is among the best I have read. It's clear and comprehensible. Few authors directly address the confusion between teaching strategies and reader strategies. I love the transition between read-alouds and oral reading by students...I look forward to quoting the authors in the future when I do presentations on oral reading strategies. Hats off to the authors for modeling the pattern guide with a primary source! This is the first textbook in which I have seen the pattern guide used with this type of reading/listening material."" --Lois E. Huffman, North Carolina State University