ERIC Number: ED307871
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: 0
Reading Discoveries: For the Journeys of a Lifetime. An Integrated Handbook for K-6th Grade Teachers.
This handbook presents teaching strategies and activities for incorporating literature and library skills into the grades K-6 curriculum. Introductory materials include discussions of independence and cooperation in learning, effective instruction in English-language arts, and teacher-librarian cooperation. The approaches used in the materials in this manual are then explained, including the three parts of the process of making a "Reading Discovery" (finding appropriate materials and resources, getting what you need from resources, and sharing/presenting the "discovery"), and practices designed to nurture readers, thinkers, and researchers that are supported and advanced by the materials (shared reading, reading aloud, sustained silent reading, and book sharing). The 10 chapters are entitled: (1) Reading Discoveries; (2) Powerful Practices; (3) Getting Ideas; (4) Library Skills and Activities; (5) Writing; (6) Literature Alive; (7) Learning That Makes Sense--Integrated Units; (8) Super Stories; (9) Discovery Possibilities; and (10) Sharing: Possibilities and Alternatives. Objectives are provided for each grade level as well as examples of integrated activities. Specific activities described include storytelling, games and activities to develop library skills, writing activities, research and report activities, and sharing activities. Diagrams, charts, and drawings illustrate the text and an index is provided. (EW)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Ventura County Superintendent of Schools, CA.