The Book of Reading and Writing Ideas, Tips, and Lists for the Elementary Classroom


If you are looking for ideas and tips that can impact your students’ reading and writing, this outstanding resource book provides hundreds of classroom-proven suggestions.

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If you are looking for ideas and tips that can impact your students’ reading and writing, this outstanding resource book provides hundreds of classroom-proven suggestions.

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Editorial Reviews

Tita Mallory
Here's a book you'll use over and over again. It's a practical, easy-to-use resource for every teacher who wants his or her students to be better readers and writers. Packed with activities, suggestions, and ideas—it's hard to decide which one to try first!
Linda Holliman
A hands-on book for teachers to create engaging learning opportunities for students. A comprehensive guide that will become the teacher's best friend.
Mike Nelson
It’s all here! Anderson has included everything from research on effective literacy to specific instructional strategies to use in your classroom tomorrow.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761939566
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 12/1/2003
  • Series: 1-Off Series
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.32 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Sandra E. Anderson is an educational consultant with Exemplary Education L.L.C., which offers training in strengthening reading and writing achievement and enhancing leadership for literacy.

  • A former teacher, reading specialist, principal, and national staff development director with over thirty years in the field of education
  • Experience working with students preschool-grade 9
  • Recruited, hired, and coached national presenters who presented to educators across the United States and Canada
  • An experienced presenter at state, regional, and national reading and writing conferences
  • A consultant and critic reader for several reading textbook companies
  • Distinguished principal award from The Washington State Elementary Principals Association
  • A member of the International Reading Association’s Teachers’ Choices Committee for four years
  • Conference participant at National Staff Development Conferences, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Conferences, State, Regional and International Reading Conferences, and National Association for the Education of Young Children Conferences

Undergraduate degree in education from the University of Washington and graduate degrees in reading and educational administration from Seattle Pacific University.

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Table of Contents

About the Author
1 A Practical Look at Literacy and Effective School Practices 3
2 Components of an Effective, Complete Reading Program 17
3 Essential Elements of Reading Instruction 37
4 Components of an Effective, Complete Writing Program 67
5 Teaching Writing Skills in Context 79
6 Other Instructional Factors Impacting the Success of Reading and Writing Programs 89
7 Meeting the Needs of Struggling Readers 109
8 Information Gathering and Data Collection 127
9 Staff Training Ideas 131
10 Fifty 10-Minute Tips for "Leaders" to Use to Impact the Reading and Writing Performance of Students 137
11 101 Parent Tips to Enhance Literacy 141
Conclusion 147
References and Suggested Readings 149
Index 155
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