Literature Circles

Author: Harvey Daniels
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 9781571103338
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Education

A guide to launching and managing literature circles offers strategies, tools, structures, and stories and includes new models and procedures for primary, middle, and high school grades.

Mini lessons for Literature Circles

Author: Harvey Daniels
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 0325007020
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Education

Grades 6-12 Harvey Daniels' Literature Circles introduced tens of thousands of teachers to the power of student-led book discussions. Nancy Steineke's Reading and Writing Together showed how a teacher can nurture friendship and collaboration among young readers. Now, Daniels and Steineke team up to focus on one crucial element of the Literature Circle model; the short, teacher-directed lessons that begin, guide and follow-up every successful book club meeting. Mini-lessons are the secret to book clubs that click. Each of these forty-five short, focused, and practical lessons includes Nancy and Harvey's actual classroom language and is formatted to help busy teachers with point-by-point answers to the questions they most frequently ask. How can I: steer my students toward deeper comprehension? get kids interested in each others' ideas? make sure kids choose just-right books? help students schedule their reading and meeting time? deal with kids who don't do the reading? get kids to pay more attention to literary style and structure? help special education and ELL students to participate actively in book clubs? get kids to expand their repertoire of reading strategies? make sure groups are on-task when I'm not looking over their shoulder? introduce writing tools (including role sheets) that support student discussion?. help shy or dominating members get the right amount of "airtime?" give grades for book clubs without ruining the fun? use scientific research to justify the classroom time I spend on literature circles? Each mini-lesson spells out everything from the time and materials needed to word-by-word instructions for students. The authors even warn "what could go wrong," helping teachers to avoid predictable management problems. With abundant student examples, reproducible forms, photographs of kids in action, and recommended reading lists, Mini-lessons for Literature Circles helps you deepen student book discussions, create lifelong readers, and build a respectful classroom community.

Teaching the Best Practice Way

Author: Harvey Daniels
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 9781571104052
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Education

"In Teaching the Best Practice Way, Harvey Daniels and Marilyn Bizar present seven basic teaching structures that make classrooms more active, experiential, collaborative, democratic, and cognitive, while simultaneously meeting best practice standards across subject areas and throughout the grades. Each chapter begins with an essay outlining one key method, providing its historical background and research results, and then describing the structure's vital features. Next, several teachers representing different grade levels and school communities explain how they adopted the basic model, adapted it to their students' needs, and made it their own."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Comprehension Collaboration

Author: Stephanie Harvey
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 032501230X
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Education

Serves as a guide for teachers who want to realize the benefits of well-structured, student-led, cross-curricular projects.

Literature Based Teaching in the Content Areas

Author: Carole Cox
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781452237619
Release Date: 2011-01-12
Genre: Education

Grounded in theory and best-practices research, this practical text provides teachers with 40 strategies for using fiction and non-fiction trade books to teach in five key content areas: language arts and reading, social studies, mathematics, science, and the arts. Each strategy provides everything a teacher needs to get started: a classroom example that models the strategy, a research-based rationale, relevant content standards, suggested books, reader-response questions and prompts, assessment ideas, examples of how to adapt the strategy for different grade levels (K–2, 3–5, and 6–8), and ideas for differentiating instruction for English language learners and struggling students. Throughout the book, student work samples and classroom vignettes bring the content to life.

A Community of Writers

Author: Steven Zemelman
Publisher: Boynton/Cook
ISBN: STANFORD:36105032418324
Release Date: 1988
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Zemelman and Daniels offer detailed guidance for all aspects of teaching and using writing.

Equal Rights to the Curriculum

Author: Eithne Gallagher
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1847695698
Release Date: 2008-05-21
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The parents of second language children are often seen but not heard in schools. This book is unique in addressing the many issues facing parents of children whose first language is different from that of the school classroom. Drawing on teaching theory, the book provides these parents with a wealth of practical information, guidelines and checklists, enabling them to ask schools intelligent and challenging questions to test whether their children’s linguistic diversity is really being properly catered for. The theory review and best practice guidelines should be of value also to teacher trainers, teachers, administrators and policy makers. They provide an accurate analysis of important issues together with pragmatic pointers towards improving educational practice so that all children growing up in a school’s multicultural society will be guaranteed what they deserve: Equal Rights to the Curriculum.

Die Bienenh terin

Author: Sue Monk Kidd
Publisher: btb Verlag
ISBN: 9783641024734
Release Date: 2009-03-11
Genre: Fiction

Lilys Mutter ist vor zehn Jahren umgekommen. Ihr Vater herrscht wie ein grausamer Rachegott über die inzwischen 14-jährige. Eines Tages flieht Lily aus der bedrückenden Atmosphäre ihres Elternhauses, wandert über die staubigen Straßen der Südstaaten, um ein neues Zuhause zu finden. Sie begegnet wunderbaren Menschen, rettet mit Mut und Klugheit ein Leben und findet bei drei Frauen Unterschlupf, die, wie im Märchen, in großer Eintracht zusammenwohnen. Die drei Schwestern geben dem Mädchen alles, was es braucht: Liebe, Halt, und Geborgenheit. Sie nehmen Lily in ihre Familie auf und weihen sie in die Geheimnisse weiblichen Wissens ein. Lily lernt alles über die Bienenzucht. Sie erfährt, wer ihre Mutter, die sie so schmerzlich vermisst, wirklich war, und sie verliebt sich. Doch eines Tages steht ihr Vater am Gartentor ...

Texts and Lessons for Content area Reading

Author: Harvey Daniels
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 0325030871
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Education

With this book, the authors support content-area and language arts teachers alike by pairing more than 75 short, kid-tested reproducible nonfiction texts with 33 simple, ready-to-go lessons that deepen comprehension and support effective collaboration.--[book cover]

Best Practice

Author: Steven Zemelman
Publisher:
ISBN: 0325007446
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Education

Identifies teaching methods that help students learn and how to implement them in the classroom.

Integrated Literacy Instruction in the Middle Grades

Author: Pamela S. Carroll
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: UVA:X004701008
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Education

Discusses the theory and beliefs of integrated literacy pedagogy and the key aspects of literacy instruction, reading, literature, writing, oral language, popular media, and interdisiplinary instruction.