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ERIC Number: ED531615
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-May
Pages: 128
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-0-8077-5327-0
"Trust Me! I Can Read": Building from Strengths in the High School English Classroom. Language & Literacy Series
Lamping, Sally; Blase, Dean Woodring
Teachers College Press
This innovative guide shows teachers how to transform high-school English students into passionate readers with a trust-based approach that honors both student choice and teacher expertise. The authors begin with a series of reflective invitations to help teachers rediscover trust in themselves and in their students. The book offers methods for building confidence and critical skills through thematic book groups, the whole-class novel, and independent reading. As teachers work through each methods chapter, they will begin to create their own trust-based curriculum with the help of "Extend Your Thinking" sections. Classroom examples from urban, rural, and suburban contexts help teachers interweave trust building methods (small reading communities, critically engaging lessons, student-led seminars, artistic response, drama, and dialogue) to create an English classroom that is once again a place of possibility and power. "Trust Me! I Can Read" is a practical resource that addresses the real concerns of today's English educators who are caught between the standards movement and their passion for teaching. [Foreword by Cathy Fleischer.]
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A