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More Than 100 Ways to Learner-Centered Literacy

Second Edition


November 2008 | 200 pages | Corwin
Packed with stimulating activities and innovative strategies, this how-to book addresses all levels of learner-centered instruction and literacy. More Than 100 Ways to Learner-Centered Literacy provides a wealth of strategies that teachers can implement to design a literate environment, orchestrate student interactions, increase students' fluency and comprehension, and build the cognitive skills students will need for life-long learning. The revised edition:

Offers updated research

Addresses the current educational environment

Presents additional strategies and examples

 
Publisher's Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Introduction
 
Section 1. Designing a Literate Environment
Learning Language by Using It

 
#1 Labels, Labels, Everywhere

 
#2 Where in the Room Is It?

 
#3 Wordstrings

 
#4 String ‘Em Up

 
#5 Hang-Ups

 
#6 Shoe Bag Classification

 
#7 Word Ribbons

 
#8 Class Mailbox

 
#9 Message Center

 
#10 Personal Word Banks

 
Building on Students’ Experiences

 
#11 Classroom Libraries

 
#12 Mainly Menus

 
#13 Taking Off With Advertising Flyers

 
#14 Weekly Words

 
#15 The Living Bulletin Board

 
Establishing Literacy Work Stations

 
#16 Work Station Rules

 
#17 The Key to Knowledge

 
#18 Housekeeping

 
#19 Introducing the Writing Work Station

 
 
Section 2. Orchestrating Student Interaction
Buddy Studies: Learning in Pairs

 
#20 Turn to Your Neighbor and . . .

 
#21 Level of Learning Reading Partners

 
#22 Learning Partners

 
#23 Paired Verbal Fluency

 
#24 Learning Partner Biographies

 
#25 Summary Pairs

 
#26 The King and Queen of Questions

 
Structuring Small Groups

 
#27 Story Map Trios

 
#28 Get the Point

 
#29 Peer Revision: Learning Together

 
#30 Peer Editing: Sharing Glows and Grows

 
Reading Conference: Flexible Student Grouping

 
#31 Establishing the Climate

 
#32 Student Preparation

 
#33 Temperature Checking

 
#34 Developing the Format

 
#35 Flexible Groupings

 
#36 One-on-One

 
 
Section 3. Developing Fluent Comprehension
Developing Skills by Increasing Fluency

 
#37 Choosing and Using Predictable Text

 
#38 Innovations on Text

 
#39 Toot! Toot!

 
#40 Radio Reading

 
#41 Say It Like the Character

 
#42 Reader’s Theater

 
#43 Partners Predict

 
#44 Opin

 
#45 Word Splash

 
#46 Say Something

 
Extending the Reading Experience

 
#47 Figures of Speech

 
#48 Create a Comic

 
#49 Finding Common Ground

 
Integrating Instruction

 
#50 Student-Selected Theme Topics

 
#51 Civic Projects

 
#52 Imagine If You Were ...

 
 
Section 4. Nurturing Lifelong Learners
Routines for Reading to, With, and by Children

 
#53 Read-Alouds

 
#54 Familiarity Breeds Confidence

 
#55 We Are Readers: A Class Record

 
#56 Sustained Silent Reading

 
#57 Guided Reading

 
Writing Centers: Reading/Writing Connection

 
#58 Readers/Writers Workshop

 
#59 Purposeful Tasks

 
#60 Published and Unpublished Work

 
#61 Paths to Publication

 
Building a Community of Learners

 
#62 Literature Clubs

 
#63 Join the Chorus

 
#64 Mine, Yours, and Ours

 
#65 Writing Autobiographies

 
 
Section 5. Assessing Student Growth
Kid-Watching in the Classroom

 
#66 Anecdotal Records

 
#67 A Nifty Notebook

 
#68 Sticky Helpers

 
#69 Individual Student Checklists

 
#70 Class Checklists

 
#71 Historical Checklists

 
#72 Interviews

 
#73 Open-Ended Questions

 
Student Portfolios

 
#74 Crate ‘Em Up!

 
#75 Bulky Bundles

 
#76 Portfolio Contents

 
#78 Portfolio-Prompted Planning

 
#79 Entry Slips

 
#80 Autobiographies of Work

 
#81 Biographies of Work

 
Exhibitions and Performance Tasks

 
#81 Building in Authenticity

 
#82 Anchors and Archetypes

 
#83 Developing a Rubric

 
#84 Exciting Exhibitions

 
 
Section 6. Leading Learning-Focused Conversations: Strategies for Professional Development
Crafting the Container: Starting, Structuring, and Sustaining Thinking

 
#85 Simple Stem Completions

 
#86 T-chart Opposites

 
#87 3-2-1

 
#88 Mindful Memorandum

 
#89 Brainstorm and Pass

 
#90 Problem-Solving Partnerships

 
#91 Going Graphic

 
Learning-Focused Consultation

 
#92 An Idea Menu

 
#93 Make Your Thinking Transparent

 
#94 Patterned Response: What, Why, How

 
#95 The Big Idea

 
#96 Categorically Speaking

 
#97 Sharing Causal Theories

 
Inviting Thinking: A Sampler of Questions for Literacy Coaching

 
#98 Questions for Planning

 
#99 Questions for Reflecting

 
#100 Questions to Stimulate Discussion

 
#101 Metaphor and Invention

 
 
Resources
 
Index

“Both new and veteran teachers who truly embrace learner-centered literacy in their classroom will find the material useful, practical, and inexpensive.”

Gayle Simoneaux, Teacher
Mimosa Park Elementary School, Luling, LA

"Gives lots of easy ways to incorporate literacy development into the classroom. The book's format makes it extremely easy to understand.”

Debbie Smith, Teacher
Lady’s Island Elementary School, Beaufort, SC

it isthe best for my lesson plan so far

Ms Yolanda Greene-allen-boggs
mastery of education, uco
February 25, 2012

NOT SURE, LET ME READ OVER IT AGAIN AND CHECK THE LESSON PLANS

Ms Yolanda Greene-allen-boggs
mastery of education, uco
December 3, 2011

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