ERIC Number: ED461862
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Standards in Practice, Grades 3-5.
Recognizing that the literacy demands that students now face require their active involvement in their own learning, this book considers a wide variety of ways to encourage that involvement. The book describes how teachers' practices foster literacy communities in their classrooms that can help students achieve the standards for the English language arts developed by the National Council of Teachers of English and the International Reading Association. The book states that students and teachers in these classrooms work together at learning hubs, develop their own criteria for revising work in progress, initiate conferences and book chats, and inquire into questions that are significant to them. Of special interest in the book are ideas for how students can take advantage of the new technological resources becoming available in many classrooms, and how the classroom community might also involve parents and others outside the school. (NKA)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Classroom Techniques, Diversity (Student), Educational Practices, Elementary Education, English Curriculum, Instructional Effectiveness, Language Arts, Literacy, Student Participation
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 W. Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 61801-1096 (Stock No. 46937-3050: $13.95 members, $18.95 nonmembers). Tel: 800-369-6283 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.ncte.org.
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.