Beyond Leveled Books Supporting Early and Transitional Readers in Grades K-5

ISBN-10: 1571107142

ISBN-13: 9781571107145

Edition: 2nd 2008

Authors: Karen Szymusiak, Franki Sibberson, Lisa Koch, Sharon Taberski

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In Beyond Leveled Books, Second Edition the authors provide even more resources to help teachers understand and meet the needs of transitional readers. The key topic of series books has been revised and enlarged, with charts outlining new series, the challenges they pose, and the supports readers need. New lessons have been added, and most chapters now include a related article from a literacy expert. Some of the contributors include Kathy Collins, Larry Swartz, and Mary Lee Hahn. The book also features an entirely new section covering grades K1, that explores the uses and limitations of leveled texts in primary reading instruction.
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List price: $28.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
Publication date: 9/26/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.232

Sharon Taberski is a nationally recognized educator, author, and presenter. A teacher for 28 years, Sharon currently works in school districts throughout the country helping teachers set up reading and writing workshops, and think systematically about how to best accomplish their goals. She also presents keynotes and seminars throughout the US and Canada. Sharon has been a member of NCTE's editorial board, and has served on the development committee for the Primary Literacy Standards (more commonly known as New Standards) by the National Center on Education and the Economy. In her latest work, Comprehension from the Ground Up, Sharon cuts through the pressurized, strategy-overloaded, fluency-crazed atmosphere surrounding reading instruction to lay out reading and workshop practices that are most effective in the primary grades. The companion DVD, Lessons from the Ground Up, shows Sharon in the classroom, modeling effective ways to develop comprehension in real-life classroom settings through exemplary teaching techniques and is perfect for your workshop or PLC. Sharon is also the author of It's ALL About Comprehension, Teaching K-3 Readers from the Ground Up, a DVD set for long-term staff development that shows how to teach children through rich, varied, comprehension-building experiences through the literacy block. Sharon is also the author of On Solid Ground: Strategies for Teaching Reading K-3, and the video series A Close-Up Look at Teaching Reading: Focusing on Children and Our Goals.

List of Mini-Lessons
Foreword to the Second Edition
Foreword to the First Edition
Article-My Son Clark Kent
Challenging Leveled-Book Mania
Article-Teacher Decision Making Is the Key to Choosing Among Leveled Books and Going Beyond by Diane DeFord and Adria Klein
Expanding Our Definition of Just-Right Books in Our K-1 Classrooms
Article-Creating High-Quality Leveled Books for Beginning Readers by Lynn Salem and Josie Stewart
Article-Organizing Book Baskets: Letting Kids In On the Plan by Katie DiCesare
Understanding Transitional Readers
Article-Is There Life After Captain Underpants? Fiction for Transitional Boy Readers by Larry Swartz
When Levels and Learning Clash: Moving from Levels to Supports in Designing Instruction
Article-Supporting Student Book Choice
Taking a Close Look at Series Books
Article-Sluggers ... a Series for Transitional/Reluctant/Emergent Readers from a Dad Who Happens to Live with One by Loren Long
Using Picture Books, Nonfiction, and Graphic Novels with Transitional Readers
Article-Nonfiction Books for Independent Reading: Moving Beyond Content Connections by Franki Sibberson
Article-Comprehending Graphic Novels: A Primer for Teachers by Mary Lee Hahn
Organizing for Thoughtful Instruction
Article-On Kidney Tables: Small Changes for Big Effects by Karen Szymusiak
Grouping for Instruction
Article-Just Because They Can Doesn't Mean They Should by Shari Frost
Building a Reading Community
Taking the Conversation Home
Children's Books
Series Books
Professional References
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