BETTER BOOKS! BETTER READERS! How To Choose, Use, and Level Books for Children in the Primary Grades.
The authors summarize the essential ingredients for implementing a successful language program in the introduction. Their strategies include building a collection of books in the classroom to regularly share with individual children. The authors recommend consistent reading sessions with small groups, having a daily read-aloud time, and holding shared reading and writing sessions. In addition, children should have opportunities to practice reading, borrow materials to bring home, listen and read to a buddy, and write.
Chapters and charts emphasize the enjoyment found in reading together, along with the particular skills that are built. Stages of reading, suggestions for lesson plans, and organizing centers are all presented clearly. Reviewed by Rita Newman, Retired Elementary Principal, Dallas, TX
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|Date:||Mar 22, 2001|
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