- A Literacy Institute
- Narrated by: Janet Allen
- Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
- Release date: 19-12-07
- Language: English
- Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
Understanding the elements that get in the way of reading success
Choosing texts that match the needs and interests of children and adolescents
Using the approaches to reading (read aloud, shared, guided, and independent) to build solid reading foundations for all learners
Finding specific strategies to overcome challenges to content literacy
Developing strategies for effective instruction in vocabulary development
Building on the mutual supports of reading and writing to increase language fluency and content knowledge
Finding and using appropriate resources for assessment and evaluation that inform classroom instruction
Combining all these elements into a comprehensive literacy-based classroomEach of these elements is supported by published research and writing, as well as Janet's 20 years as a classroom teacher. Her humor will hold your attention, and her vignettes of classroom experiences will resonate with every teacher who has spent days or years trying to help children and adolescents discover literate lives.Download the accompanying reference guide.
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By M. Tyner on 18-05-08
We need more titles like this.
What a helpful book. I can only hope Audible will obtain more books to assist teachers to help children become book lovers. I also down loaded Choice Words (another great help).
I would love to see Debbie Miller's and Richard Allington's books here too. I also want to see The Responsive Classroom offer some books on Audible.
This book is a great start!
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By Jonathan on 01-04-10
Practical strategies that work
This is a very practical book for teachers of all grades who value reading. The production quality is not brilliant because it comes from a live workshop, but there is a lot to be gained from listening to her talk more than once whilst taking notes. Her experience and insights can only help teachers develop their repertoire of teaching strategies. The most important aspects of her talk for me, came in the second half of the talk and touched on how thinking and reading are linked. Her tactics for empowering students to communicate their thoughts are useful in all subject areas. If this had been transcribed and re-read by another person, it would get 5 stars from this audio-reader.
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