ERIC Number: ED447471
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Motivating Recreational Reading and Promoting Home-School Connections: Strategies from "The Reading Teacher."
Rasinski, Timothy V., Ed.; Padak, Nancy D., Ed.; Church, Brenda Weible, Ed.; Fawcett, Gay, Ed.; Hendershot, Judith, Ed.; Henry, Justina M., Ed.; Moss, Barbara G., Ed.; Peck, Jacqueline K., Ed.; Pryor, Elizabeth, Ed.; Roskos, Kathleen A., Ed.
Most educators recognize the importance of home-school connections, especially for the development of engaged and enthusiastic readers. This collection of 33 articles published in "The Reading Teacher" from 1993 to 1999 presents the "best of the best" classroom-tested ideas and approaches for increasing student motivation for reading and developing and maintaining home involvement in reading. Articles in the collection are: "Host a Poetry Spectacular!" (Margaret Hoagland); "Why Was the Elephant Late in Getting on the Ark?" (Francis E. Kazemek); "Riddles: Fun with Language across the Curriculum" (Rita Buchoff); "Motivating Children to Read More Nonfiction" (Mariam Jean Dreher); "Book Commercials" (Tammy N. Adams and Edward J. Dwyer); "Jackdaws Improve Reading Attitudes" (Joan Gibbs); "Kindergartners 'Choose' to Read" (Alayna M. Henderson); "Cooperative Group Rotation" (Betty Mermelstein); "'I Know that Book's Here Somewhere!': How to Organize Your Classroom Library" (Hollie Brooks); "Creating a Culturally Sensitive Classroom Library" (Danny Brassell); "Helping Children Use the Classroom Library" (Pat Prill); "Workshop Pedagogy--From Concrete to Abstract" (Arne Trageton); "Language Master Redux" (Arne E. Sippola); "Flashlight Reading: Making the Reading Process Concrete" (Larry W. Rennick and Karen M. Williams); "Reading Millionaires--It Works!" (Nancy L. Baumann); "Active Reading through Fanny Books" (Jane Brown and Slenda Haynes); "'Hello, Mrs. Willman, It's Me!' Keep Kids Reading Over the Summer by Using Voice Mail" (Ann Teresa Willman); "Books and Buddies: Peers Tutoring Peers" (Elizabeth Kreuger and Brenda Braun); "'I'm Here to Help--What Do You Want Me To Do?': A Primer for Literacy Tutors" (Carol J. Hopkins); "Reading Buddies: A First-Grade Intervention Program" (Carol Caserta-Henry); "Parents, Buddy Journals, and Reader Response" (Pamela Klobukowski); "Reading Coaches: An Alternative to Reading Tutors" (Barbara A. Wasik); "Even Though We Have Never Met, I Fe
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Elementary Education, Family School Relationship, Parent Participation, Reading Attitudes, Reading Motivation, Recreational Reading
International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Road, P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139 ($17.95). Web site: http://www.reading.org.
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.