Your Classroom Library New Ways to Give It More Teaching Power - Great Teacher-Tested and Research-Based Strategies for Organizing and Using Your Library to Increase Students' Reading Achievement

ISBN-10: 0439260825

ISBN-13: 9780439260824

Edition: 2002

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Ready to go far beyond the usual classroom book collection to make your library a dynamic support for all your literacy teaching? In this practical, one-of-a-kind book, two veteran educators show you how to use your library as: A resource for mini-lessons on book selection, author's craft, comprehension strategies and other literacy lessons. A source for interactive read-alouds. An extension of your shared-reading and guided-reading instruction. A motivating place for students' independent reading in many genres. A gallery of student book responses, recommendations, and student-authored works. And much more!
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List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Scholastic, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Dr. D. Ray Reutzel is the Emma Eccles Jones Endowed Chair of Early Childhood Education at Utah State University in Logan, Utah. He teaches reading and language education courses for preservice and in-service teachers at Utah State University. He has taught kindergarten, 1, 3, 5, and 6 grades in elementary schools. Dr. Reutzel has authored more than 125 articles, books, book chapters, and monographs and is a regular.Dr. Parker Fawson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate reading and language arts courses. Dr. Fawson has taught in elementary schools in the primary and intermediate grades. He has published literacy research in numerous professional journals.

Tedd Arnold was born in Elmira, New York. He earned a fine arts degree from the University of Florida. He and his wife, Carol, lived in Tallahassee where he worked as a commercial illustrator. He has now published over 50 books as author and illustrator. His book, Hi! Fly Guy received a 2006 Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor from the American Library Association. He now resides back in Elmira with his family. He has two grown sons, Walter and William.

Creating and Sustaining an Effective Classroom Library
The Growing Importance of the Classroom Library
The Place of the Classroom Library in a Balanced Reading Program
Five Major Functions of the Classroom Library
Planning Your Classroom Library
Determine the Nature of the Collection
Establish the Size of the Collection
Build Your Collection
Use the Collection for Responses to Reading
What an Effective Classroom Library Looks Like: Organization and Layout
Organize to Help Accomplish Your Major Goals
Other Criteria and Practices for Organizing the Classroom Library
Helping Children Make Successful Book Selections
What Children Do When Selecting Books
Four Book Selection Strategies
Factors That Influence Book Selection
Personal Valuing
Physical Characteristics
Topics or Themes
Genre and Author Preference
Personal Recommendations
Character Knowledge
Displays and Read Alouds
Arranging Your Classroom Library to Guide and Influence Children's Book Selection
Label Shelves
Post Directions
Display Books With Covers Facing Out
Use Posters and Whiteboards
Use Chart Pads for Showing Connections Among Books
Organize Books Logically
Set Up Books at Children's Eye Level
What You Can Do to Give Children Appropriate Strategies for Book Selection
Ensuring Equal Access for All Students
Getting to Know the Library
Book Talks
Finding a Book to Read
Checking the Reading Level
How Does the Classroom Library Support Reading to Children?
Why We Should Read Aloud to Children in the First Place
Some Historical Perspective
Interactive Read-Alouds
How Does the Classroom Library Support Reading With Children?
Use Your Classroom Library to Make Shared Reading Come Alive
What Is Shared Reading?
How to Conduct a Shared Reading or Shared Book Experience
Put the Classroom Library at the Core of Shared Reading
Use Your Classroom Library to Make Guided Reading Come Alive
Primary Grades
Intermediate Grades
Gather Guided Reading Books to Provide That "Just Right" Match
Put Books at the Core of Intermediate-Grade Mini-Lessons
Put Books at the Core of Intermediate-Grade Literature Response Group Meetings
Use Your Classroom Library to Make the Reading-Writing Connection Come Alive
Writer's Craft Mini-Lessons
Use Your Classroom Library to Make the Reading-Writing Connection Come Alive
Use Your Classroom Library to Reinforce Reading and Language Instruction
Word Solving
Finding the Important Information
Making Predictions
How Does the Classroom Library Support Reading by Children?
Why It Is Important for Students to Participate in Voluntary Reading
How Motivation for Voluntary Reading Is Influenced by Ready Access to Books
The Role of the Classroom Library in Motivating and Supporting Voluntary Reading
Focus on One Factor in an Effective Classroom Library: The Element of Student Choice
Determine Students' Interests
Include Books That Represent All Genres
Include Books That Represent Cultural and Ethnic Diversity
Integrate the Classroom Library and Instruction That Supports Independent Reading
Selected References
Selected Children's Books
Independent Reading Management Forms
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