Reading Without Limits Teaching Strategies to Build Independent Reading for Life
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This handy guidebook and map gives teachers, schools, and districts the help they need to move their kids to the highest level of fervor, stamina, and love of learning and independent thinking. This book provides a unique structure of choice; shared and guided reading that rigorously prepares students for lifelong reading habits and high level literacy achievement that helps readers get to and through college. Structured in “mild,” “medium,” and “spicy” steps, teachers and school leaders can mix and match the tools presented in order to fit individual needs that can sustainably be put in place in their classrooms as soon as tomorrow. All strategies presented are given from the perspective of what is most immediately helpful, practical, and sustainable.Offers a practical guide for fostering a love of learning and thinking in studentsEach chapter includes: assessments options; incorporating choice; options for special needs studentsAligns with Common Core state standards and includes a chapter on standardized testingWritten for real teachers (who work late hours grading tests, making bulletin boards, attending basketball games, and getting phone calls about homework) who need to keep things practical! Part 1: TEACHING READINGModule #1. Making it Visible: Building an intimate environment. This chapter describes the importance of making the philosophy of love of learning and independence visible in order to motivate your students. Lists of strategies for how to set up a reading classroom will be included as well as photos of beautiful spaces.Part 2: TEACHING WRITINGModule #26. Leveled Writing. This chapter outlines how to “level” writing in your school as well as how to assess student writing using a leveled writing continuum, how to translate leveled writing to students and families, and how to create goals around leveled writing in order to move students up the continuum.Part 3: NONFICTION STUDIESModule #46. Necessary Routines in the Nonfiction Classroom. Routines are critical to an effective nonfiction research classroom. With students all studying a different topic of inquiry, there are many potential pitfalls that can send a nonfiction studies teacher to the “dark place.” This chapter is critical to any teacher or school launching nonfiction studies.
List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/4/2013
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall