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The Book of Reading and Writing Ideas, Tips, and Lists for the Elementary Classroom
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The Book of Reading and Writing Ideas, Tips, and Lists for the Elementary Classroom



December 2003 | 176 pages | Corwin
The aim of this book is to provide practical, research-based ideas that will help teachers strengthen their students' reading and writing performance. Each chapter provides practical ideas and resources designed for primary educators. This book approaches reading and writing programmes as if looking through two camera lenses. The first is a wide-angle view looking at the big picture, including effective schools research and the critical components of a complete, comprehensive reading and writing program. The second lens is a zoom lens focusing in on specific ideas, tips, lists and suggestions for strengthening students' reading and writing performance.

 
About the Author
 
Introduction
 
1. A Practical Look at Literacy and Effective Schools Practices
Student-Centered Schools

 
Shared Purpose and Vision

 
Strong Instructional Leadership

 
Knowledgeable Staff Members

 
Alignment of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

 
Information and Data Collection

 
Maximizing Available Resources

 
Abundant and Focused Staff Development

 
Strong Family and Community Involvement

 
Embedding Change & Seeking Continuous Improvement

 
First and Lasting Impressions-A Survey

 
Checklist

 
 
2. Components of an Effective, Complete Reading Program
Read Aloud

 
Shared Reading

 
Guided Reading

 
Literacy Centers

 
Literature Circles

 
Independent Reading

 
Checklist

 
 
3. Essential Elements of Reading Instruction
Phonemic Awareness

 
Phonics

 
Non-Decodable, High-Frequency Words

 
Vocabulary Development

 
Language Structure

 
Fluency

 
Comprehension

 
Checklist

 
 
4. Components of an Effective, Complete Writing Program
Modeled Writing

 
Interactive Writing

 
Structured Writing

 
Writers Workshop

 
Independent Writing

 
Checklist

 
 
5. Teaching Writing Skills in Context
Content

 
Use of Language

 
Mechanics

 
Revision and Editing

 
Checklist

 
 
6. Other Instructional Factors Impacting the Success of
Reading and Writing Programs

 
Checklist

 
 
7. Meeting the Needs of Struggling Readers
Teachers

 
Classroom Instruction

 
Effective Reading Instruction

 
Instructional Time

 
Appropriate Materials

 
Program Options

 
Use of Resources

 
School-Wide Communication

 
Family Programs

 
Community Programs

 
Policy Decisions

 
Checklist

 
 
8. Information Gathering and Data Collection
 
9. Staff Training Ideas
 
10. Fifty 10-Minute Tips for "Leaders" to Use to Impact the
Reading and Writing Performance of Students

 
 
11. 101 Parent Tips to Enhance Literacy
 
Conclusion
 
References and Suggested Readings

Here's a book you'll use over and over again. It's a practical, easy-to-use resource for every teacher who wants his or her students to be better readers and writers. Packed with activities, suggestions, and ideas—it's hard to decide which one to try first!

Tita Mallory, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
Aberdeen School District, WA

A hands-on book for teachers to create engaging learning opportunities for students. A comprehensive guide that will become the teacher's best friend.

Linda Holliman, Educational Consultant
Littleton, CO

It’s all here! Anderson has included everything from research on effective literacy to specific instructional strategies to use in your classroom tomorrow.

Mike Nelson, Assistant Superintendent
Enumclaw School District, WA

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