ERIC Number: ED489501
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May
Teaching Literacy in Second Grade
Paratore, Jeanne R.; McCormack, Rachel L.
Second-grade classrooms are exciting places to visit. Children are consolidating their growing reading and writing expertise, exploring new genres, and becoming more effective communicators. This book takes the reader into several exemplary second-grade classrooms to demonstrate what teachers can do to optimize literacy learning for their students. Highlights include how to set appropriate short- and long-term goals for individual students, ways to plan instruction to meet those goals, and innovative ideas for partnering with parents. Helpful reproducible materials are included. This book contains the following chapters: (1) What Is the Second-Grade Child Like; (2) Knowing What to Teach in Second Grade; (3) Setting up the Classroom Environment for Literacy; (4) Getting to Know Your Students; (5) Differentiating Instruction for Diverse Learners; (6) A Week in a Second-Grade Classroom; (7) Developing Home-School Partnerships That Help Children Learn; and (8) Resources and More. Appended are: (1) Primary Literacy Standards for Second Grace; (2) List of Common Phonograms; and (3) Vickie's Learning Center Direction Cards.
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Classroom Environment, Learning Centers (Classroom), Grade 2, Planning, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Teacher Student Relationship, Student Diversity, Parent School Relationship
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Grade 2
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