ERIC Number: ED440357
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Reconsidering How To Meet the Literacy Needs of All Students. Kids InSight, K-12.
Dillon, Deborah R.
The first volume in a series and the foundation on which future volumes will build, this book explains the goals of the "Kids InSight" series, then highlights the threads that will run throughout all the books in the series. The goals of the book are to: encourage teachers to reflect on and reconsider their instruction; change their focus to their students; view their students' actions in light of new data; and renew their teaching efforts. The book's chapters discuss in detail the different requirements of being an insightful teacher; report the author's experiences constructing research in two classrooms; and delineate the interactions of the teachers and students in these classrooms, explaining what makes these teachers insightful. Interspersed throughout the book are"Reflection Points," which ask the reader to reflect on his/her own practice, allowing for consideration of personal philosophies and strategies for teaching literacy. This book and others in the series seek to challenge teachers to focus on students as individuals and as learners. (Contains approximately 150 references. Appendixes contain an example from a reflection journal; five propositions of accomplished teaching; recommendations on teaching reading and writing; International Reading Association/National Council of Teachers of English Standards for the English Language Arts; principles of effective teaching of reading; and core understandings of learning to read.) (NKA)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Classroom Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Language Arts, Literacy, Reflective Teaching, Student Needs
Order Department, International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Road, P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139 ($19.95). Web site: http://www.reading.org.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.
Identifiers: Literacy Engagement