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Ban the Book Report

Promoting Frequent and Enthusiastic Reading

Graham Foster

Teachers recognize that frequent independent reading increases student knowledge on a wide range of topics, enhances vocabulary, and improves comprehension. Ban the Book Report inspires teachers to go beyond narrow and analytical book reports by exploring the potential of book talks, alternate book covers, identifying features of informational books, newspaper headlines and articles, talk-show interviews, diary entries for characters and letters to authors.

 

Product Details

  • Author: Graham Foster
  • ISBN: 978-155138-264-7
  • Year: 2012
  • Media: 112 pp/paper
  • Grade Range: 4-9
  • Item No: WEB-8264

Teachers recognize that frequent independent reading increases student knowledge on a wide range of topics, enhances vocabulary, and improves comprehension. Ban the Book Report inspires teachers to go beyond narrow and analytical book reports by exploring the potential of book talks, alternate book covers, identifying features of informational books, newspaper headlines and articles, talk-show interviews, diary entries for characters and letters to authors. This remarkable resource offers more than twenty specific assignments with its own rubric written in student-friendly language along with student response exemplars from real classrooms. Tips to help teachers launch and manage an independent reading program complement this timely book.

Table of Contents

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Contents
Introduction
The More Reading, The Better
1. Meaning that Includes Personal Significance
Motivational Reading-Response Assignments
2. Reading Log Assignment
3. Oral Response Assignments
4. Written Response Assignments
5. Illustration and Graphic Representation Assignments
6. Assignments to Make Connections
7. Response to Informational Text
Creating Your Own Reading-Response Assignments
8. Work-in-Progress with Reading-Response Assignments
Conclusion: Reflecting on Reading Response in Our School
Index

About the Author

Graham Foster
Graham is a writer and workshop presenter in schools, at conventions, and in professional development consortia. He has thirty two years of teaching experience, including thirteen years as language arts supervisor for Calgary Catholic Schools. >more

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