Personal Reading: How to Match Children to Books / Edition 1

Personal Reading: How to Match Children to Books / Edition 1

by Rona F Flippo
     
 

ISBN-10: 0325006679

ISBN-13: 9780325006673

Pub. Date: 10/19/2005

Publisher: Heinemann

Building strong, independent reading in grades K-6 is one of the best ways to develop lifelong readers, and giving children options for free reading promotes personal ownership over literacy growth. In Personal Reading, Rona Flippo guides you through the process of aligning each student in your classroom with selections that are not only appropriate for

Overview

Building strong, independent reading in grades K-6 is one of the best ways to develop lifelong readers, and giving children options for free reading promotes personal ownership over literacy growth. In Personal Reading, Rona Flippo guides you through the process of aligning each student in your classroom with selections that are not only appropriate for them but whose content will excite them into opening new books.

Personal Reading shows you how to meet the motivations of each student, while avoiding pigeonholing children into a predetermined series of texts that may not address their individual interests and needs, nor foster independence. Flippo includes numerous reproducible forms that help teachers inventory children's favorite topics, curiosities, and purposes, as well as ideas for activities that engage learners in their own personal-reading development. With the help of Personal Reading you'll learn key strategies for matching children to books, including:

  • assessing children's prior reading knowledge
  • gauging students real interests, motivations, and purposes
  • differentiating books and instruction to match individual children
  • offering children a variety of genres
  • providing activities that build personal-reading momentum
  • getting parents, families, and communities involved.

The path to a lifetime of reading enjoyment begins in your classroom. Read Personal Reading, use its many "Try It Out" activities and practical forms, checklists, and tools. You'll find the right books for your students and make their first steps into a life of self-sustaining literacy positive ones.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780325006673
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
10/19/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
5 - 11 Years

Table of Contents

Understanding Personal Reading Current and New Interests Reading for Recreational Purposes Selection of Reading Materials Reading for Academic Purposes Reading for Practical Purposes Reading for Pleasure Culture, Family, and Community Connections Appendices: Professional References and Resources for Locating Children's Literature

Appendices: Children's Literature Suggestions and Examples

Appendices: Feelings, Beliefs, Motivation and Interest Inventories

Appendices: Parent, Family, and Community Connections

References

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