Lifetime Guarantees: Toward Ambitious Literacy Teaching / Edition 1 by Shelley Harwayne, ASCD Distinguished Educator Award | | 9780325002415 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Lifetime Guarantees: Toward Ambitious Literacy Teaching / Edition 1

Lifetime Guarantees: Toward Ambitious Literacy Teaching / Edition 1

by Shelley Harwayne, ASCD Distinguished Educator Award
     
 

ISBN-10: 032500241X

ISBN-13: 9780325002415

Pub. Date: 03/16/2000

Publisher: Heinemann

Imagine a school where students don't just learn to read and write-they choose to read and write, and do it with enthusiasm. Performing with distinction on standardized literacy tests, they are participants in a learning community characterized by academic rigor, a supportive social tone, stunning classrooms, and exemplary teaching. This is the kind of learning

Overview

Imagine a school where students don't just learn to read and write-they choose to read and write, and do it with enthusiasm. Performing with distinction on standardized literacy tests, they are participants in a learning community characterized by academic rigor, a supportive social tone, stunning classrooms, and exemplary teaching. This is the kind of learning environment Shelley Harwayne has helped to establish at the Manhattan New School. Now, in a lucid and engaging new book, she takes us behind the scenes to explore the teaching techniques that have resulted in such dazzling success.

Readers will discover how to provide students with real-world reasons to write and engage them in effective writing workshops. There are also suggestions on how the entire school culture can support the teaching of poetry and nonfiction. Readers will learn about the importance of having non-negotiables in the teaching of reading, designing beautiful literacy settings, and providing safety nets for struggling students. A natural companion to Going Public, this book can also serve as a conversation starter at faculty meetings as it is studded with staff development ideas and reproducible materials.

Above all, the literacy message in this book will comfort those who have grown anxious about the literacy work they do. Shelley's tone, ideas, and sense of humor will offer information, inspiration, and peace of mind to educators new to the field as well as experienced professionals who are weary when they read yet another negative story about the teaching of literacy in our country.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780325002415
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
03/16/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.88(d)
Age Range:
5 - 10 Years

Table of Contents

Designing the Literary Landscape

Reflecting on the Teaching of Writing

Discovering Real-World Reasons to Write

Paving the Way for Nonfiction Study

Paying Tribute to Poetry

Having Non-Negotiables in the Teaching of Reading

Professional Growth in the Teaching of Reading

Informing Families About the Teaching of Reading

Providing Safety Nets for Struggling Students

On Loving and Learning Language

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