Growing Readers

Units of Study in the Primary Classroom

Primary-grade teachers face an important challenge: teaching children how to read while enabling them to build good habits so they fall in love with reading. Many teachers find the independent reading workshop to be the component of reading instruction that meets this challenge because it makes it possible to teach the reading skills and strategies children need and guides them toward independence, intention, and joy as readers.

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Primary-grade teachers face an important challenge: teaching children how to read while enabling them to build good habits so they fall in love with reading. Many teachers find the independent reading workshop to be the component of reading instruction that meets this challenge because it makes it possible to teach the reading skills and strategies children need and guides them toward independence, intention, and joy as readers.

In Growing Readers, Kathy Collins helps teachers...read more

Growing Readers can become the seed to wrap your teaching around, nurturing your own experiences in the light of an author whose fresh and original teaching reflects her deep, deep understanding of young children and reading.
Lucy Calkins
Foreword Author

About the Author(s)

"I've always imagined being a teacher, from the time I was a small child and received a little desk for Christmas," says Kathy Collins. "I used to fantasize about wearing a masking tape roll on my wrist, using a pointer, writing on a chalkboard, and collecting book order money."

Table of Contents

Contents

  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. Creating Classrooms for Learners, Thinkers, and Talkers
  • 2. Experiences in Literacy Throughout the Day
  • 3. Units of Study in a Primary Reading Workshop
  • Getting Ready: Setting the Tone and the Bottom Lines
  • 4. Readers Build Good Habits
  • Getting Ready: Behind-the-Scenes Work
  • 5.Readers Use Strategies to Figure Out Words
  • Getting Ready: Talk Amongst Yourselves
  • 6. Readers Think and Talk About Books to Grow Ideas
  • Getting Ready: Finding Reading Mentors and Setting Up Reading Centers
  • 7. Readers Pursue Their Interests in Books and Other Texts
  • 8. Readers Make Plans for Their Reading Lives
  • Appendix
  • Bibliography
  • Index

Product Details

Grade Range: K-3
Media: 296 pp/paper
Year: 2009
Item No: 0373Item No: 0499Item No: B373
ISBN: 978-157110-373-4ISBN: 978-157110-499-1ISBN: 978-15711B-373-4

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