Read, Discuss, and Learn: Using Literacy Groups to Student Advantage (Paperback)
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Read, Discuss, and Learn: Using Literacy Groups to Student Advantage (Paperback)

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Paperback 154 Pages / Published: 16/08/2010
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This is a practical resource guide that walks teachers through the use of literacy groups within their classrooms over a typical 365-day journey of secondary students. The author provides educators with the tools to think about literacy groups, to create literacy groups, to design the best assessment to adequately evaluate students' comprehension and understanding or mastery of new content.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781607094296
Number of pages: 154
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 232 x 154 x 9 mm


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This book is very interesting and would be very helpful to beginning teachers or anyone who is interested in using literature circles in their classroom. It is easy to read and held my attention. This use of actual student dialogues is stimulating and very informative. The author's enthusiasm for literature circles is contagious. The research was presented in a meaningful way without being tiresome. It is also full of useful resources. It would be impossible for any educator to read this book and not become excited about literature circles. -- Renee Burdick, elementary teacher and preservice education mentor, Pasco County Public Schools, Florida
Lisa Fisher understands that choice drives engagement. She appreciates that giving students time to talk about their reading not only improves comprehension but also builds life-long readers. -- Cris Tovani, secondary teacher, Centennial, Colorado
Whether it's your first year teaching or your twentieth year, this text is the perfect guide to enhance your literacy instruction. Read, Discuss, and Learn includes the essential information you need for differentiated instruction and for meeting your students' needs through literacy groups. In addition to the fundamentals of literacy groups, it includes cooperative learning techniques, criteria on appropriate text selection, ELL and ESE modifications, cross curriculum suggestions, and assessments fostering student growth. Read, Discuss, and Learn is a must-have for all teachers everywhere! -- Maria Ortega, elementary teacher and preservice education mentor, Hillsborough County Public Schools, Florida
Here is a book written in a style that makes readers feel as though they are sitting at a coffee table with their peers and discussing how to teach literacy. It is conversational in tone, includes developmental steps, and focuses on practical applications. Fisher (adjunct instructor, Pasco-Hernando Community College) presents a systematic approach for introducing and sequencing the progress of literacy groups. She supports this approach with research and personal experience and promotes the use of literacy groups in all content areas and as tools for student motivation, teamwork, role responsibility, and learning. Student motivation often partners with the desire to interact socially while learning new things. Teamwork develops when students learn to cooperate with positive interaction skills and rely on one another to successfully complete assigned roles. Instructors can then use strategies outlined in the appendices to teach the necessary reading skills and concepts to assist students in becoming successful, independent critical readers. Assessment activities are included to assist teachers in evaluating student learning. Fisher's book on literacy group instruction will assist student learning in any content area. Summing Up: Recommended. * CHOICE *

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