ERIC Number: ED465950
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
...And with a Light Touch: Learning about Reading, Writing, and Teaching with First Graders. Second Edition.
This book sheds prescriptive teaching for listening to children. It is the work of an experienced, practicing teacher with a sound interpretation of first-grade children, giving insight and examples of children and a teacher learning together. This second edition incorporates stories from the author/educator and learning from her new experiences in teaching. It also expands sections on creative writing, phonics instruction, read-alouds, and documenting assessment, and includes an updated bibliography. At the same time, it retains its focus on these major areas, addressed in depth: the writing process--structuring daily writing workshops and the development of young writers; the reading process--structuring daily reading workshops and learning to read without a basal reader; children's literature--incorporating children's literature into the daily life of the classroom and stimulating children's responses to literature; classroom environment and tone--organizing and managing the classroom; expanding literacy--reading and writing across the curriculum and a focus on kindergarten; and assessment--documenting and reporting student progress. Contains the following appendixes: Conference Checklist; Publishing Conference Record; Directions for Bookbinding; Reading Conference Notes (Whole Class); Reading Record (Individual); Strategies and Skills of Written Language; and Children's Books: Child-Tested Favorites. (Cites 89 works and 98 children's books.) (NKA)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Grade 1, Language Arts, Literacy, Primary Education, Reader Response, Reading Instruction, Reading Processes, Teacher Student Relationship, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes
Heinemann, 361 Hanover Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3912 ($35). Tel: 603-431-7894; Tel: 800-225-5800 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.heinemann.com.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Foreword by Donald Graves.