100 Minutes

Making Every Minute Count in the Literacy Block

It is possible to create a literacy block where teachers meet with students for guided reading and writing conferences, and provide daily explicit instruction in both reading and writing. A comprehensive look at literacy and learning, 100 Minutes shows teachers how to fit balanced literacy into a daily 100-minute literacy block using a framework of whole-class instruction and writing sessions, combined with independent work.

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It is possible to create a literacy block where teachers meet with students for guided reading and writing conferences, and provide daily explicit instruction in both reading and writing. A comprehensive look at literacy and learning, 100 Minutes shows teachers how to fit balanced literacy into a daily 100-minute literacy block using a framework of whole-class instruction and writing sessions, combined with independent work. It also offers strategies for dealing with the important el...read more

About the Author(s)

Lisa is a native of Grenada in the Caribbean and immigrated to Canada at age eight. She received her bachelor of education degree from Nipissing University and a bachelor of science degree in psychology from Trent University. She also completed several course at Drake University and York University.

Table of Contents

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Contents
Introduction
Acknowledgments
PART ONE: Finding the Balance
1. 100 Minutes on Balance Literacy

2. The Building Blocks
PART TWO: Reading, Thinking, and Responding
3. Reading Around the Library Block
4. Reading Response
PART THREE: Writing, Reflecting, and Feeback
5. Writing Around the Literacy Block
6. Exploring Different Purposes and Audiences
PART FOUR: AWARD Time
7. The Foundation of Independence
8. Small-Group Learning
PART FIVE: Maintaining the Balance
9. Building in New Literacies
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: K-6
Media: 160 pp/paper
Year: 2012
Item No: WEB-8276
ISBN: 978-155138-276-0

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