Literature Circles

Author: Mimi Neamen
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9780872879874
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A Literature Circle is a group of students reading the same novel, and producing a common goal or projects through cooperative learning. The authors give specific guidelines and procedures to help you establish, administer, and evaluate a successful reading program. Each unit includes a summary of a novel, a reproducible vocabulary list, and a variety of group activities that inspire collaboration, assumption of responsibility, critical thinking, and thoughtful use of the story. Grades 3-8.

More Literature Circles

Author: Mimi Neamen
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563088957
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Presents projects for teaching literature appreciation to students in grades 3-8 and gives instructions on educating with literature circles.

Serving Homeschooled Teens And Their Parents

Author: Maureen T. Lerch
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9780313320521
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Today more than a million students are being educated at home. Because of this growing trend, public librarians are increasingly being called upon to serve the needs of homeschooled students. This book provides guidance in this area, first reviewing the developmental and social needs of teens, then demonstrating how those can be met in the public library setting. It includes a wealth of ideas for adapting every facet of your library service to meet the needs of this growing population, from developing a homeschool collection and expanding services and special programs to promoting these offerings. Extensive resource lists conclude the volume.

Character Builders

Author: Elizabeth Knowles
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781591583707
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Recommends six hundred books that encourage character traits such as responsibility, perseverance, and cooperation, and contains categorized entries that give a synopsis of each book.

Reading Rules

Author: Elizabeth Knowles
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563088834
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Discusses how teachers can motivate teenagers to read, covering such topics as creating a conducive reading environment at school and the use of interactive activities to interest students.

Literature Circles

Author: Harvey Daniels
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571103333
Size: 57.32 MB
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A guide to launching and managing literature circles offers strategies, tools, structures, and stories and includes new models and procedures for primary, middle, and high school grades.

Talk About Books

Author: Elizabeth Knowles
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781591580232
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This new guide provides everything you need to run a dynamic, no-fuss book discussion group with elementary and middle school students.

Cooperative Learning

Author: Robert E. Slavin
Publisher: National Education Assn
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Literature Circles

Author: Harvey Daniels
Publisher: Stenhouse Pub
ISBN: 9781571100009
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Two potent ideas - independent reading and cooperative learning - come together in this practical and exciting book. This unique model of literature circles was developed by a team of midwest teachers who combined local inventions with models appearing in the national professional literature. Daniels and his colleagues have been especially concerned with the issues of management, the preparation of students, and enacting the principles of classroom democracy and group dynamics. Their special contribution has been to add to literature circles the key formal elements of collaborative learning-particularly through the varied roles used to guide students in newly-formed groups. The book presents a particularly effective way of getting started, using temporary role sheets to create quick, successful implementation of student-led discussion groups. Also offered are a variety of structures and procedures for managing literature circles over the long run, strategies that solidify and deepen the contribution which this special activity can make to balance the curriculum across grade levels. Drawing on stories from twenty-two classroom teachers who work with students from kindergarten through college, this book delivers ample guidance and inspiration for teachers who want to implement literature circles for themselves.

Reading Is Not A Spectator Sport

Author: Mary Helen White Pelton
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563081187
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This work is intended to help parents and teachers create an environment that leads to children's success in interacting with and responding to literature. The book offers hundreds of ideas on how to stimulate their interest. Reading centres, co-operative learning and thematic units are covered.