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ERIC Number: ED517412
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 312
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-5711-0319-2
Yellow Brick Roads: Shared and Guided Paths to Independent Reading 4-12
Allen, Janet
Stenhouse Publishers
This book provides research, practical methods, detailed strategies, and resources for read-aloud, shared, guided, and independent reading. In addition, the author outlines solutions for many of the literacy dilemmas that teachers face every day: (1) understanding what gets in the way of reading; (2) rethinking and reorganizing time and resources; (3) providing support for content literacy; (4) developing assessment practices that inform instruction; (5) supporting reading as a path to writing instruction; and (6) establishing professional communities to support individual and school-wide needs-based research. The appendixes include graphic organizers to support strategy lessons, suggestions of titles for building classroom libraries, as well as web sites and professional resources that support the teaching of reading. This book will give you rich ideas, detailed strategies, and literature support for implementing those strategies. At a time when many are looking for that elusive wizard to solve students' reading problems, this book helps you create your own paths to effective literacy environments. Chapters of this book include: (1) Looking for the Wizard; (2) Places for Wonderful Ideas: Establishing Environments That Support Reading Diversity; (3) What Gets in the Way of Reading Success?; (4) Life Is Short--Eat Dessert First! The Value of Read-Aloud Beyond the Primary Years; (5) Shared Reading as the Heart of Reading Instruction; (6) Guided Reading: "On the Run" Strategies Toward Independence; (7) Creating (and Living with) Independent Readers; (8) Organizing for Choice: Supporting Diversity in Reading, Writing, and Learning; (9) "Am I the Only One Who Can't Make a K-W-L Work?" Literacy Paths to Content Knowledge; (10) Help for the Most "Tangled" Readers; (11) Reading the Way to Writing; (12) Full Circle: Assessing, Evaluating, and Starting Again; and (13) Living the Professional Life. Appended are: (1) Resources; (2) Literature Supporting Content Literacy; (3) Web Sites Supporting Lesson Plans and Classroom Instruction; (4) Books on Tape; (5) Short Story Collections Supporting Read-Aloud, Shared, Guided, and Independent Reading; (6) Poetry Collections; (7) "The Day of the Hunter" by Edward M. Holmes; and (8) Forms. References are also included.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A