ERIC Number: ED397390
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Scholastic Guide to Balanced Reading 3-6: 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 grade 3-6 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 Stella Perry); (2) Managing Your Classroom (Delores Stubblefield Seamster and Donald Dale Valle); (3) Assessing Your Classroom (Adele Fiderer and Kathy Ott); (4) Integrating the Language Arts (Gwendolyn Y. Turner and Kathy Hammer); (5) Using Literature in Your Classroom (Douglas K. Hartman and Carol Hicks); (6) Teaching Skills and Strategies with Literature (James F. Baumann and others); (7) The Role of Mentors and Apprentices (David Rose and Wendy Brandrowski); (8) Supporting All Learners (Hilda Medrano and Norma Jasso); (9) English Language Learners (Alfredo Schifini and Erminda Garcia); (10) Using Technology in Your Classroom (David Rose and Mark Williams); and (11) Connecting Families and School (Arlene Mitchell and Gladys Graham). (RS)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Educational Technology, Elementary Education, Family School Relationship, Integrated Curriculum, Mentors, 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: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
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Note: For the grades K-2 guide, see CS 012 506.