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Spaces & Places

Designing Classrooms for Literacy

Debbie Diller

From Debbie Diller, author of numerous best-selling books and videos on literacy work stations and small group reading instruction, comes another practical resource filled with ideas you can use immediately to better manage your classroom and support student learning and independence.

 

Product Details

  • Author: Debbie Diller
  • ISBN: 978-157110-722-0
  • Year:2008
  • Media: 240 pp/paper (full color)
  • Grade Range: K-5
  • Item No: WEB-0722


From Debbie Diller, author of numerous best-selling books and videos on literacy work stations and small group reading instruction, comes another practical resource filled with ideas you can use immediately to better manage your classroom and support student learning and independence.

In Spaces & Places you'll find a wealth of full-color photos from all sorts of classroom spaces in pre-K - 5th grade, including well-organized areas for whole group and small group reading instruction, classroom libraries, literacy work stations, teacher desks, and storage areas. You'll love the "before and after" pictures and the step-by-step processes outlined for organizing your furniture and cabinets, setting up your room space by space, and using your walls thoughtfully. Debbie has even documented how to pack your room at the end of the year to save time next fall (so you can focus on thinking about instruction) and what to do if you must move all your belongings.

Through pictures and text, this unique visual reference answers tough questions educators ask, such as:

  • What do I really need in my room and what's the best way to set it up?
  • How does my physical classroom impact student learning?
  • How can I find the space I need to teach more effectively?
  • What can I get rid of and how?
  • Where do I put all my stuff?

Charts, reproducible forms, motivating quotes, a list of shopping sources, and reflection questions are included, along with a section outlining ten specific suggestions for on-going staff development. Whether or not you implement literacy work stations in your classroom, Spaces & Places includes everything you need to look deeply at classroom space and how it supports instruction.

Table of Contents

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Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chapter 1: Planning Your Space
Chapter 2: Arranging Your Room
Chapter 3: Come On In!
Chapter 4: Using Your Walls
Chapter 5: Organizing Your Stuff
Resources

About the Author

Debbie Diller
Debbie has been a national consultant since 2000, but she still has "those 'back-to-school' dreams in the fall." After playing school in her childhood home's basement in Lititz, PA, she earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in Education. >more

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