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This comprehensive resource shows you how to develop a classroom where reading time is more popular than recess. Based on the authors' belief that using real books and real writing experiences help children not only become literate but also lovers of reading, Better Books! Better Readers! offers practical guidelines for creating classrooms that foster language learning.
Organized around three evolving categoriesBeginning Readers and Writers, Developing Readers and Writers, and Fluent Independent Readers and WritersBetter Books! Better Readers! suggests detailed ideas for:
- choosing and leveling books;
- selecting specific books to meet the needs of children;
- creating reading and writing activities;
- organizing time and space in the classroom.
An extensive bibliography featuring the best and newest children's books will make leveling easier than ever for teachers. Better Books! Better Readers! is an invaluable guide that no teacher with an interest in children and reading will want to be without.