Using Literature to Support Skills and Critical Discussion for Struggling Readers: Grades 3-9

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März 2004



In this book, Nancy S. Williams emphasizes the development of higher-level thinking skills and critical discussion with intermediate and middle school struggling readers. Discussion questions and extension activities_specific to over 100 children's literature selections_are included.


Chapter 1 List of Figures Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 1 How to Make Connections between Reader and Text Chapter 5 2 How to Develop Literacy Skills and Higher-Level Thinking Chapter 6 3 Book Descriptions, Discussions, and Extensions Chapter 7 4 Resources Chapter 8 Appendix A: Children's Book Titles by Interest Chapter 9 Appendix B: Children's Book Titles by Genre Chapter 10 Appendix C: Idioms and Familiar Expressions in Literature Selections Chapter 11 Index Chapter 12 About the Author


Nancy S. Williams is a professor in the School of Education at DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois. She teaches courses in reading and children's literature, and supervises remediation practica in reading and learning disabilities. She has been an art instructor, reading specialist, and learning disabilities resource room teacher in public elementary and secondary schools, and has worked as a learning specialist and cognitive rehabilitation therapist in a hospital setting. She served as program coordinator in a collaborative university-school partnership program preparing career change individuals as teachers and served two years as associate dean in the School of Education. She has published articles about university-school partnerships, literacy, coauthored a book about developing literacy skills through trade books in clinical and classroom settings, and authored a resource book for teachers and another one for parents about how to select and use quality children's literature for students with reading difficulties.


Williams uses high-quality children's literature to deepen the enthusiasm and engagement of all children and adolescents as they discuss and analyze stories. Highly recommended. CHOICE Williams...shows how to use children's literature to develop critical thinking skills in struggling readers in intermediate grades and middle school. Reference and Research Book News Reading and interest levels, five to eight discussion questions, and extension activities (writing, art, drama) are provided for more than one hundred selected books. The questions are coded according to their purpose in eliciting student responses...A useful chapter on professional resources includes Web sites, and appendixes include lists of books by genre and interest. Williams interweaves up-to-date research and writing into the field in her discussions. This book will be a highly useful text for youth librarians and teachers. VOYA
EAN: 9781578860968
ISBN: 1578860962
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2004
Seitenanzahl: 200 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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