Literature Circles

Voice and Choice in Book Clubs and Reading Groups

Author: Harvey Daniels

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 260

View: 981

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

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 292

View: 411

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.

Literature Circles

Voice and Choice in the Student-centered Classroom

Author: Harvey Daniels

Publisher: Markham, Ont. : Pembroke Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Children

Page: 200

View: 184

Whatever Happened to Language Arts?

-- It's Alive and Well and Part of Successful Literacy Classrooms Everywhere

Author: David Booth

Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 748

This insightful book shows teacher how reading and writing instruction has evolved — where we were, where we are, and where we can go in literacy learning. It looks at a wealth of literacy techniques that range from group reading, to whole language, to synthetic phonics, to reading and writing workshops.

Character Builders

Books and Activities for Character Education

Author: Elizabeth Knowles

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 137

View: 359

Recommends six hundred books that encourage character traits such as responsibility, perseverance, and cooperation, and contains categorized entries that give a synopsis of each book.

Literature Circles That Engage Middle and High School Students

Author: Victor J. Moeller

Publisher: Eye On Education

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 196

View: 669

Engage your students with Literature Circles! This book will show you how to prepare your students to lead their own active, focused discussion in small groups. Give your students the tools to engage with books and with each other. You can even incorporate film versions of classic texts into discussion. With the detailed guidelines in this book, your students will-- " read actively for comprehension " interpret and evaluate texts " learn how to ask good questions " lead discussion groups on their own " have fun!

Balanced Literacy Essentials

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

Author:

Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

ISBN:

Category: Electronic books

Page:

View: 535

A Community of Writers

Teaching Writing in the Junior and Senior High School

Author: Steven Zemelman

Publisher: Boynton/Cook

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 286

View: 524

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

Teaching the Best Practice Way

Methods that Matter, K-12

Author: Harvey Daniels

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 343

View: 309

"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

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:

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 521

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.