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Giorgis, Cyndi; Johnson, Nancy J. – Reading Teacher, 2000
Presents brief descriptions of 32 children's books (published in 1999) that promote discussion of compelling characters, concerns of children, familiar stories, text and illustration with others, and tough choices. (SR)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Elementary Education, Reading Material Selection
Hill, Bonnie Campbell; Noe, Katherine L. Schlick; Johnson, Nancy J. – 2001
This guide provides the practical support teachers need to make literature circles succeed. The information provided in the guide should answer the kinds of questions teachers ask colleagues about implementing literature circles. It is not intended to stand alone. It is designed to supplement and extend two professional books on literature…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Childrens Literature, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques
Johnson, Nancy J. – 1993
Predicated on a belief that assessment and evaluation should be vital, planned aspects of the curriculum, this booklet describes classroom-based assessment that serves to inform teachers, students, and parents of the learner's growth as well as to suggest next-step instructional goals. Procedures developed by classroom teachers which integrate…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods
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Johnson, Nancy J. – Voices from the Middle, 1997
Describes how students in an undergraduate children's literature class constructed and created interpretations of the books they were reading. Notes that the students each designed a three-foot paper strip reflecting his or her personal response to the book. Finds fresh thinking, fewer repeated ideas, and more understanding of symbol, metaphor,…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Expression, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education