A Field Guide to the Classroom Library E: Grades 3-4

A Field Guide to the Classroom Library E: Grades 3-4

by Lucy Calkins, Teachers College Reading and Writing Project
     
 

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Overview

To create your own custom fieldguide, to select individual guides based on titles, authors, topics, levels, teaching uses and more, visit our website at http://fieldguides.heinemann.com. Once there, you will also find free sample guides, suggestions for using the guides in a reading workshop, and information about creating your own specialized classroom library!

Here's a resource like no other. Noted teacher/author Lucy Calkins and a team from The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Community have created the most comprehensive and accessible leveled lists and guides for nearly 1,200 children's trade books for kindergarten through sixth grade. Their purpose: to help teachers build state-of-the-art classroom libraries, using guides exactly tailored to the classrooms in which they teach.

A Field Guide to the Classroom Library is the result of the efforts of hundreds of teachers who pooled their knowledge of children's books. Their selections are not simply book lists-each guide is packed with practical information, including book summaries, literary insights, and teaching ideas. Put the recommended books together and the resulting libraries are far richer than any one teacher could achieve working on his or her own.

In Field Guide E (Grades 3-4), learn about the core books the authors regard as essential, approximately 150 for this level. Then consider for your library any of an additional six modules of books, each module representing a category, for example, nonfiction. The authors have leveled about sixty percent of these books, leaving room for teachers and/or students to choose appropriate books by comparison with leveled titles.

Use this Field Guide to create a classroom library with books that spark students' interests and match their passions. Then see how much easier it becomes to teach them to read-to teach them what they need to become powerful, knowledgeable, and literate people.

A Field Guide to the Classroom Library is available in seven different volumes, each devoted to specific grade levels:
A: Kindergarten
B: Grades K-1
C: Grades 1-2
D: Grades 2-3
E: Grades 3-4
F: Grades 4-5
G: Grades 5-6
Field Guides A-G

To create your own custom fieldguide, to select individual guides based on titles, authors, topics, levels, teaching uses and more, visit our website at http://fieldguides.heinemann.com. Once there, you will also find free sample guides, suggestions for using the guides in a reading workshop, and information about creating your own specialized classroom library!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780325004990
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
07/03/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
8.49(w) x 10.99(h) x 0.76(d)
Age Range:
8 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Lucy Calkins is the author of the best-selling new grade-by-grade Units of Study for Teaching Reading, Grades K-5 and Units of Study in Opinion/Argument, Information, and Narrative Writing, Grades K-8 series, which are quickly becoming an essential part of classroom life in tens of thousands of schools around the world, and companions such as the Workshop Help Desk series; as well as the author or coauthor of numerous foundational professional texts with Heinemann, including The Art of Teaching Writing, Writing Pathways: Performance Assessments and Learning Progressions, Grades K-8 , Pathways to the Common Core: Accelerating Achievement, and One to One: The Art of Conferring with Young Writers. She is also the author of The Art of Teaching Reading. In her role as the Founding Director of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, a New York City - based organization that has influenced literacy instruction around the globe for more than thirty years, Lucy has developed a learning community of brilliant and dedicated teacher educators who have supported hundreds of thousands of teachers, principals, superintendents, and policy-makers in schools that bear their distinctive mark: a combination of joy and rigor in the classrooms, and entire school communities - teachers, principals, parents, kids - who wear a love of reading and writing on their sleeves. Lucy is the Robinson Professor of Children's Literature at Teachers College, Columbia University where she co-directs the Literacy Specialist Program - a masters and doctoral program that brings brilliant teachers and coaches to TCRWP schools everywhere and to the Project itself. She and her husband John are the parents of two sons, Miles and Evan.

The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project is a research and staff development organization housed at Teachers College, Columbia University. The Project's ideas are foundational to literacy instruction across the globe. The organization has a deep and long lasting affiliation with over six hundred schools, and works in less intimate ways with thousands of others. Reading and Writing Project, LLC was established a decade ago in an effort to extend the reach of the parent organization. The mission of the Reading and Writing Project is to help young people become avid and skilled readers, writers, and inquirers. We accomplish this goal through research, curriculum development, and through working shoulder-to-shoulder with students, teachers, principals and superintendents. The organization has developed state-of-the-art tools and methods for teaching of reading and writing, for using performance assessments and learning progressions to accelerate progress, and for literacy-rich content-area instruction. Thousands of teachers regard the Reading and Writing Project as a continual source of professional renewal and education.

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