ERIC Number: ED491825
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Teaching Literacy in Fifth Grade
McMahon, Susan I.; Wells, Jacqueline
For students, fifth grade is a time of increasing independence and responsibility. Yet fifth-graders vary widely in their reading and writing abilities--and they are still young enough to require considerable teacher support. Depicting an exemplary teacher in action, this indispensable book presents innovative, practical strategies for creating an organized, motivating, and literacy-rich fifth-grade classroom. The authors show how to assess student needs and implement standards-based instruction that targets comprehension, vocabulary, writing, genre study, and other crucial areas. Grounded in current best practices, the book includes helpful planning tips, illustrations, and reproducibles. This book contains the following chapters: (1) The "Typical" Fifth Grader Is Anything But; (2) Setting Goals: Standards, Needs, and Quality; (3) Establishing a Classroom Environment for Literacy Learning; (4) Assessing to Plan Instruction; (5) A Week in Jacqueline's Literacy Classroom; (6) Integrating Curriculum Using Multiple Genres to Enhance Literacy; and (7) Finding Resources for Planning and Instruction. The following is appended: (1) Book Club Journal Information Sheets.
Descriptors: Student Needs, Literacy Education, Classroom Environment, Grade 5, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Academic Standards, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary Development, Writing Skills, Goal Orientation, Planning, Integrated Curriculum, Literary Genres
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Grade 5
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