ERIC Number: ED474619
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Teachers as Readers: Perspectives on the Importance of Reading in Teachers' Classrooms and Lives.
Commeyras, Michelle, Ed.; Bisplinghoff, Betty Shockley, Ed.; Olson, Jennifer, Ed.
Contributors to this book--teachers and teacher educators--explore the positive educational outcomes that are possible for students when teachers share with them what, how, and why they read for pleasure. The book presents 18 essays on a wide variety of classroom approaches for different grade levels. Following a "Beginning" by the editors, chapters (essays) in the book are: (1) "We Laughed Often: We Readers as Teachers" (Michelle Commeyras); (2) "The Reading Life: It Follows You Around" (Betty Shockley Bisplinghoff); (3) "Mexican Hair: Was the Answer Right in Front of My Face?" (Sarah Bridges); (4) "That's How My Students Feel!" (Lori Whatley); (5) "They're All Reading in There'" (Marybeth Harris); (6) "Full Circle" (Jennifer Olson); (7) "My Reading Choices Soothe Me" (Renee Tootle); (8) "All You Have to Do Is Listen and Enjoy" (Aimee Castleman); (9) "Dissolving Boundaries through Language, Literacy, and Learning" (Sharon Dowling Cox); (10) "Stories That Fund Experience" (Betty Hubbard and Dawn Spruill); (11) "Risky Teaching" (Jill Hermann-Wilmarth); (12) "My Reading Pleasures: My Self, My Child, My Family, My Students" (Margret Echols); (13) "Freedom to Read: What Is It?" (Barbara Robbins); (14) "Reading Is an Adventure You Don't Want to Miss" (Tricia Bridges); (15) "Reading Can Create Lines of Communication" (Debbie Barrett); (16) "My Reading Journey: From Child to Teacher" (Vicki Gina Hanson); (17) "Dear Teacher: You See I Love to Read" (Annette Santana); (18) "All Together Now: Proposing Stances for Teachers as Readers" (Michelle Commeyras; Betty Shockley Bisplinghoff; Jennifer Olson); and Appendix: "Syllabus for READ 9010 (Fall 2001): Readers as Teachers and Teachers as Readers" (Michelle Commeyras). (NKA)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Course Descriptions, Educational Benefits, Elementary Secondary Education, Personal Narratives, Reading Habits, Reading Interests, Recreational Reading
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.