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ERIC Number: ED441225
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 164
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-87207-263-0
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)
Order Department, International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Road, P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139 ($19.95). Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.