ERIC Number: ED450358
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
An Important Aspect of Guided Reading: Books Galore! Classroom Connections.
Lanning, J Lois; LaMere, Rene
Council Connections, v5 n3 p26-28 Spr 2000
This article contends that guided reading is one of the principal teaching techniques of primary classroom reading programs, and is an excellent way to provide classroom reading instruction to Reading Recovery children as well as children who do not need intensive intervention. The first section describes what exactly guided reading is and discusses why it is effective. Noting that for the full effect of guided reading to be realized, classroom teachers must have a generous supply and variety of books, the second section outlines how teachers can get more books. It discusses how to get books, how to level them, the importance of a variety of books, and the challenge of devising a system for organizing and storing books. In conclusion, the article discusses the importance of thorough teacher training (as well as time, money, training, dedication, and books) in implementing an effective guided reading program. (SR)
Descriptors: Books, Early Intervention, Emergent Literacy, Primary Education, Program Descriptions, Reading Instruction, Reading Materials, Teaching Methods
Reading Recovery Council of North America, Inc., Suite 100, 1929 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1069. Tel: 614-292-7111. Web site: http://www.readingrecovery.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Reading Recovery Council of North America, Columbus, OH.