ERIC Number: ED426346
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Best Ideas for Reading from America's Blue Ribbon Schools: What Award-Winning Elementary and Middle School Principals Do.
National Association of Elementary School Principals, Alexandria, VA.
This book is a collection of ideas submitted to the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) by elementary and middle school principals of 1996-1997 Blue-Ribbon Schools selected by the United States Department of Education. Each of the ideas presented offers a way for the teachers to raise students' reading levels and give them a real sense of achievement. The book offers strategies to: (1) develop critical thinking skills; (2) establish a connection between reading and writing skills; (3) involve families in students' homework; (4) help students become more interested in school; and (5) expand their vocabularies. The 87 ideas in the book are divided into sections entitled "Working with Individual Students,""Facilitating Reading in Small Groups,""Engaging Entire Classrooms and Grade Levels," and "Involving Everyone in the School." The book's ideas may be incorporated just as they are or used as a foundation and inspiration for new ideas. (CR)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Improvement, Learning Strategies, Reading Achievement, Reading Improvement, Reading Instruction, Reading Motivation, Student Development, Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction, Writing Skills, Writing Strategies
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320 (paperback: ISBN-0-8039-6773-X, $18.95; library edition: ISBN-0-8039-6772-1, $43.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Association of Elementary School Principals, Alexandria, VA.