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Transitions: From Literature to Literacy / Edition 1
     

Transitions: From Literature to Literacy / Edition 1

by Regie Routman, Andrea Butler
 

ISBN-10: 0435084674

ISBN-13: 9780435084677

Pub. Date: 08/04/1988

Publisher: Heinemann

Much has been written about the merits of changing the direction of language arts education and moving away from skill-oriented basal texts and worksheets into literature-based whole language programs. Little has been offered to teachers who are not fully satisfied with their present reading-writing programs but who lack the confidence to make a change. In this book

Overview

Much has been written about the merits of changing the direction of language arts education and moving away from skill-oriented basal texts and worksheets into literature-based whole language programs. Little has been offered to teachers who are not fully satisfied with their present reading-writing programs but who lack the confidence to make a change. In this book Regie Routman attempts to provide support, encouragement, and ideas to teachers looking for alternatives.

Drawing from her own experience, she describes an existing program that has worked well for students and teachers and offers suggestions of how any elementary classroom can benefit from the transition from standardized texts to literature. The material she presents is designed to demonstrate the alternatives available, to stimulate thinking, and to give teachers, parents, and administrators the knowledge and procedures that are necessary to make a change.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780435084677
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
08/04/1988
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.72(d)
Age Range:
5 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

My Turning Point: Catalysts for Change

Why Change? A Need for Active Literacy

The Reading Program: Teaching Reading with Children's Books

Using Predictable Books: What You Need to Know

Literature Extension Activities: Meaningful Independent Work

The Writing Program: How to Begin It and Keep It Going

The Reading-Writing Process: Moving into Grade 2

The Literature-Writing Program: Continuing in Grade 3

Parent Involvement: Communication

First Year Journals: Entries from Two Teachers

Everyday Concerns: Organization and Classroom Management

Evaluation: Evaluating the Process as Well as the Product

Making Changes: The Need for Teacher Support

Any Questions?

Postscript: Transitions

Resources for Teachers

Recommended Literature

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