ERIC Number: ED427300
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Balanced Literacy Instruction: A Teacher's Resource Book.
Au, Kathryn H.; Carroll, Jacquelin H.; Scheu, Judith A.
Bringing together information elementary school teachers need to make balanced literacy instruction a reality, this book presents more than 90 short articles designed to be read in a brief period of time and suitable for use in after-school workshops. It presents ideas and instructional approaches teachers have found most valuable and effective in improving literacy instruction and students' achievement. By "balanced literacy instruction," the book means providing students with systematic, explicit instruction on skills and strategies in the context of authentic, meaningful activities. Chapters in the book are: (1) Perspectives; (2) Overview of the Readers' Workshop; (3) Structuring the Readers' Workshop; (4) Teacher-Directed Activities in the Readers' Workshop; (5) Student-Directed Activities in the Readers' Workshop; (6) Overview of the Writers' Workshop; (7) Structuring the Writers' Workshop; (8) Teacher-Directed Activities in the Writers' Workshop; (9) Student-Directed Activities in the Writers' Workshop; (10) Overview of Assessment and Evaluation; (11) Evaluating Progress in the Readers' Workshop; (12) Evaluating Progress in the Writers' Workshop; and (13) Keeping It Going. (RS)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Elementary Education, Reading Improvement, Reading Instruction, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Writing Improvement, Writing Instruction, Writing Workshops
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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