Learning Under the Influence of Language and Literature: Making the Most of Read-Alouds Across the Day / Edition 1 available in Paperback
- Lester and Reba not only provide us with a bold new framework for weaving read-alouds seamlessly into the fabric of the classroom, they also show us how to do it with grace and art. At the heart of their work are richly annotated lists of read-alouds for a variety of purposes. The authors' intimate knowledge and experience with these books make the annotations sing.
- Lucy Calkins
- Open this book and invite the richness, the excitement of story and poetry into your classroom every single day. Take note, chapter by chapter, of the endless possibilities and ways to steer your students toward the powerful enchantment of books. Laminack and Wadsworth ask you to never forget "the power of literacy in the lives of learners," and this book will serve as a perfect reminder, time and time again.
- Rebecca Kai Dotlich, author of Lemonade Sun and Other Poems of Summer
Learning Under the Influence of Language and Literature revolutionizes the read-aloud. Lester Laminack and Reba Wadsworth lay out six types of read-alouds each of which targets key instructional goals, including:
- addressing standards in the curriculum
- building community
- demonstrating the craft of writing
- enriching vocabulary
- enticing children to read independently
- modeling fluent reading.
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About the Author
Reba Wadsworth, a former elementary classroom teacher and guidance counselor, is now in her thirteenth year as an elementary principal, currently at Woodmeade Elementary School in Decatur, Alabama. She has conducted numerous literacy workshops at the local, state, and national level for administrators and teachers. She has worked as an adjunct professor of literacy for three north Alabama universities at both the undergraduate and graduate level. In addition, Reba was named the 2005-2006 Alabama Administrator of the Year for Leadership in Literacy by the Alabama Reading Association.