Literate Days: Reading and Writing with Preschool and Primary Children

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Gretchen Owocki's Literate Days: Reading and Writing with Preschool and Primary Children is a multimedia curriculum resource for preschool, kindergarten, and first-grade teachers looking to enrich and broaden their literacy-related instructional practices. Framed by research notes and kidwatching forms, lessons present ideas for enhancing existing teaching practices (such as whole-group read-aloud and circle time) and for extending the quality of students' literacy experiences in times that are not typically ...
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Overview


Gretchen Owocki's Literate Days: Reading and Writing with Preschool and Primary Children is a multimedia curriculum resource for preschool, kindergarten, and first-grade teachers looking to enrich and broaden their literacy-related instructional practices. Framed by research notes and kidwatching forms, lessons present ideas for enhancing existing teaching practices (such as whole-group read-aloud and circle time) and for extending the quality of students' literacy experiences in times that are not typically considered “instructional” (such as independent reading and play). Ample research evidence shows that when teachers accomplish the types of teaching described in this resource, children's achievement soars - and their lives as literate individuals flourish

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A jump-in-and-get-started Teacher's Guide outlines the thinking behind Literate Days

33 lessons are organized into three lesson books.
• Book 1: Grounding Children in Routines and Procedures for Meaningful Learning
Book 2: Building, Energizing, and Re-envisioning the Literacy
Book 3: Deepening the Scholarship in the Classroom Community
Framed by research notes and kidwatching forms, lessons provide that provide detailed plans, teaching tools, and reproducibles for children.

The Lessons from Literate Days DVD models effective literacy instruction with two hours of live-from-the-classroom video footage.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780325008738
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • Publication date: 8/30/2007
  • Edition description: Teachers G
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 1,508,465
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Gretchen Owocki powerfully demonstrates the importance of bringing meaningful instruction to not only traditional reading-instruction topics like comprehension, but also to contemporary issues such as Common Core and RTI. In the bestselling titles The Common Core Reading Book, 6-8; The Common Core Lesson Book, K-5; The Common Core Writing Book, K-5; and The RTI Daily Planning Book, she masterfully breaks down instructional issues and strategies into manageable chunks that help teachers differentiate instruction, meet curricular goals, and improve as practitioners. For more than 15 years, she has helped teachers find researched-based practices that improve learning by letting students experience curriculum as part of their own development. In other Heinemann titles such as Comprehension; Make Way for Literacy; and Time for Literacy Centers, she shares teaching that engages students through authentic, meaningful tasks and challenges them to grow as readers and writers. A professor at Saginaw Valley State University, Gretchen is a Heinemann Professional Development Services provider. » Read Gretchen's article "Setting a Course to Maximize the Potential of CCSS" in the Heinemann PD Journal.
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