Invitations: Changing As Teachers and Learners, K-12

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With this remarkably complete and well-organized resource, Regie Routman invites all teachers to reflect upon their practice, and in doing so, she makes whole language teaching and learning possible for everyone. The text provides in-depth information, as well as step-by-step demonstration lessons for topics such as: becoming a whole language teacher; shared reading and shared writing for all grades; guided reading - whole class, ...
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Overview

This book is becoming my bible.
- Instructor
With this remarkably complete and well-organized resource, Regie Routman invites all teachers to reflect upon their practice, and in doing so, she makes whole language teaching and learning possible for everyone. The text provides in-depth information, as well as step-by-step demonstration lessons for topics such as: becoming a whole language teacher; shared reading and shared writing for all grades; guided reading - whole class, small group, and individualized; grouping for success; examining a basal story and using it holistically; developing literature extension activities; responding to literature through literature response logs and discussion groups; setting up an independent reading program; journal writing; teaching phonics and skills strategically; letter writing and story writing for authentic purposes; integrating spelling into the reading-writing classroom; getting the publishing process going; integrating the language arts through literature and across the curriculum; understanding and utilizing meaningful evaluation procedures - anecdotal records, grading, and self-evaluation; applying holistic strategies to L.D. and "at-risk" students; organizing and managing the whole language classroom; establishing teacher support groups and other networks.

With the Blue Pages bound in, Invitations is the most exhaustive resource available for any teacher interested in professional development and changing his or her teaching.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780435088378
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • Publication date: 10/24/1994
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 762
  • Product dimensions: 7.17 (w) x 10.29 (h) x 1.75 (d)

Meet the Author

REGIE ROUTMAN is an internationally respected teacher and author who speaks at major educational conferences and conducts full day workshops for educators. Her current work and focus involves weeklong school residencies where she does daily demonstration teaching in classrooms, coaches teachers, and facilitates ongoing professional conversations and whole school change. Regie lives in Seattle, WA. Regie's teaching experience of more than thirty-five years includes being a classroom teacher (for most of the elementary grades), a reading specialist, a learning disabilities tutor, a Reading Recovery teacher, a language arts resource and mentor teacher, a staff developer, and a literacy coach. Her books are widely acclaimed as providing a solid, research-based understanding of language learning along with a wealth of practical ideas and extensive, annotated resources. Because Regie writes in an honest, personal, and encouraging voice based on her daily experiences i
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Table of Contents

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Notes on Pronouns and Use of References
Acknowledgments
1 Beyond Transitions 1
2 Becoming a Whole Language Teacher 5
3 Components of Whole Language 31
4 Grouping for Success: Taking a Close Look at Ability Grouping 70
5 Responding to Literature: Early Transitions 79
6 Responding to Literature: Later Transitions 103
7 Teaching for Strategies 134
8 Authentic Contexts for Writing 160
9 Personal Journal Writing 195
10 Integrating Spelling into the Reading-Writing Classroom 235
11 Setting Up an In-School Publishing Process 263
12 Integration 276
13 Evaluation 295
14 The Learning Disabled Student: A Part of the At-Risk Population 376
15 Classroom Management and Organization 419
16 Establishing Support Networks 461
17 Any Questions? 493
18 Final Reflections 501
The Blue Pages
Index 228
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