...And with a Light Touch Learning about Reading, Writing, and Teaching with First Graders

ISBN-10: 0325000662

ISBN-13: 9780325000664

Edition: 2nd 2002

Authors: Carol Avery

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With its first edition, And with a Light Touch was immediately praised for its authentic portrayal of classroom life and learning. "It's my bible for teaching young children" and "It reads like a novel," said veteran and preservice teachers alike. Those with minimal background in children's literature have found the book a godsend. Every page rings true with the voice of a caring, real-life classroom teacher-one who marvels at what young children can do if given the chance to work in daily reading and writing workshops taught with a sensitive and responsive approach. Now, Carol Avery offers a second edition, giving more insight and examples of children and a teacher learning together. Since her first edition, Carol has worked extensively in kindergarten and second grade, has had her own fourth- and sixth-grade classrooms, and has watched three grandchildren learn to read and write. Her latest edition incorporates Carol's stories and learning from these new experiences. It also expands
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Book details

List price: $54.38
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 3/12/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Beginning
The Butterflies Are Being Born
The First Day of School
Environment and Tone
Classroom Climate: A Foundation for Learning
Planning and Preparing
Writing
Establishing and Managing a Writing Workshop
Mini-Lessons: Helping Children Craft Their Writing
Listening and Responding
From the Author's Chair
The Process of Publishing
Children's Literature
The Why, How, and What of Reading Aloud
Reader Response
Children Take Literature to Heart
Reading
Developing a Reading Workshop
Guided Reading and Literature Circles
Learning to Read
Learning Language: Phonics, Word Study, and Spelling
Expanding Literacy
Lessons from Kindergarten
Reading and Writing in Math, Science, and Social Studies
Considering Student Progress
Documenting Student Growth
Reporting Student Growth
Conclusion
Afterword: Laura's Legacy
Conference Checklist
Publishing Conference Record
Directions for Bookbinding
Reading Conference Notes (Whole Class)
Reading Record (Individual)
Strategies and Skills of Written Language
Children's Books: Child-Tested Favorites
Works Cited
Children's Books Cited
Index
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