ERIC Number: ED441225
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Looking through the Faraway End: Creating a Literature-Based Reading Curriculum with Second Graders. Kids InSight, K-12.
Galda, Lee; Rayburn, Shane; Stanzi, Lisa Cross
Presenting the story of how discussion became the foundation of a teacher's classroom practice, this book examines reading development in a group of second graders, observing classroom discussions and the transformation of a basal-reading curriculum into one which used literature-study groups. The book reports on close-up classroom observation as well as the observable literacy patterns through which students created meaning. Chapters are: (1) "Setting the Context"; (2) "How Can I Help My Students become Powerful Conversationalists about Books? Just Jump Right In!"; (3) "Helping Students Learn about Literature"; (4) "Teaching Reading with Literature: A Focus on Engagement and Comprehension"; and (5) "How Can I Know What My Students Have Learned?" (Contains 100 references. Appendixes provide theme bibliographies and the International Reading Association/National Council of Teachers of English Standards for the English Language Arts.) (EF)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Curriculum Development, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Grade 2, Literature Appreciation, Primary Education, Reading Comprehension, Reading Improvement, Reading Processes
Order Department, International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Road, P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139 ($19.95). Web site: http://www.reading.org.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.