ERIC Number: ED397389
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Scholastic Guide to Balanced Reading K-2: Making It Work for You.
Baltas, Joyce, Ed.; Shafer, Susan, Ed.
Suggesting the need for a balance between literature and intentional skills instruction, this book provides K-2 teachers and administrators with a theoretical base for creating a balanced reading program and gives educators a chance to step into actual classrooms where teachers have successfully implemented effective programs. Each chapter in the book has four components: a theoretical article by an academic expert, a classroom-based article by a practicing teacher; a tool to see how a classroom fits the approach; and easy-to-implement suggestions for trying new approaches. Chapters in the book are (1) A Balanced Reading Approach (D. Ray Reutzel and Julianna Mellor); (2) Managing Your Classroom (Delores Stubblefield Seamster and Donald Dale Valle); (3) Assessing Your Classroom (Adele Fiderer and Ethel Huttar); (4) Ensuring Success for the Beginning Reader (Gay Su Pinnell and Lisa A. Luedeker); (5) Using Literature in Your Classroom (Adria Klein and Roger Bylund); (6) The Role of Phonemic Awareness and Phonics (John Shefelbine and others); (7) Integrating the Language Arts (Linda Gambrell and Mona Mitchell); (8) The Role of Mentors and Apprentices (David Rose and Karen Popadic); (9) Supporting All Learners (Hilda Medrano and Isela Almaquer); (10) English Language Learners (Alfredo Schifini and Erminda Garcia); (11) Using Technology in Your Classroom (David Rose and Susan Fitzgerald); and (12) Connecting Families and School (Arlene Mitchell and Melba J. Reno). (RS)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Classroom Techniques, Educational Technology, Family School Relationship, Integrated Curriculum, Mentors, Phonemic Awareness, Primary Education, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Reading Skills, Reading Strategies, Student Evaluation, Theory Practice Relationship, Whole Language Approach
Scholastic Books, Inc., 2931 East McCarty Street, Jefferson City, MO 65102 ($12.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Opinion Papers; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For the grades 3-6 guide, see CS 012 507.