Building the Literacy Block: Structuring the Ultimate ELA Workshop

Building the Literacy Block: Structuring the Ultimate ELA Workshop

by Bridget M. Spackman
Building the Literacy Block: Structuring the Ultimate ELA Workshop

Building the Literacy Block: Structuring the Ultimate ELA Workshop

by Bridget M. Spackman

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Overview

Transform the way your students engage with learning during your literacy block.

In Building the Literacy Block: Structuring the Ultimate ELA Workshop, veteran public-school educator Bridget Spackman delivers an insightful and practical discussion on establishing an authentic and purposeful workshop model while integrating reading and writing instruction to create a rigorous environment for all learners. Every chapter of the book focuses on an individual element of your literacy block, provides example activities, and offers practical tips on how to accommodate a variety of classroom environments, ages, and learners.

Readers will also find:

  • Explorations of the essential elements of establishing a strong literacy block and the process necessary for educators to implement this method of instruction
  • Simple and effective strategies for building critical thinking and lifelong learning skills
  • Techniques rooted in modern instructional practices designed to help educators develop authentic learning experiences for all students.

A powerful tool that offers upper elementary teachers methods for establishing an authentic and rigorous literacy block, Building the Literacy Block is a must-have resource for 3-6 literacy educators as well as those who work directly or indirectly with students, teachers, and school administrators.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781119819592
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/02/2023
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 669,314
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

BRIDGET M. SPACKMAN is an experienced public school educator and researcher. She specializes in providing authentic learning experiences that build twenty-first century skills in her students and in developing innovative and effective methods of literacy instruction.

Table of Contents

Author’s Note xi

Introduction xv

Part I: The Basics 1

Chapter 1: No Time for That 5

Chapter 2: We Built This City 25

Chapter 3: Do the Work, Work, Work 43

Part II: The Strategies 59

Chapter 4: Follow the Yellow Brick Road 63

Chapter 5: Pump Up the Jam, Pump It Up 79

Chapter 6: Say My Name, Say My Name 101

Part III: The More 117

Chapter 7: You Can Go Your Own Way 121

Chapter 8: Celebrate Good Times 135

Chapter 9: Come Together, Right Now 153

Conclusion 165

Acknowledgments 175

Index 179

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