Journey to Literacy

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Journey to Literacy argues that teachers need to engage children in their own learning and give them opportunities to pursue their own interests and investigations. Through individual and small-group gatherings, conferences, and personal interactions, this resource offers teachers simple and effective ways to engage young learners and provide positive feedback and support.

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Journey to Literacy argues that teachers need to engage children in their own learning and give them opportunities to pursue their own interests and investigations. Through individual and small-group gatherings, conferences, and personal interactions, this resource offers teachers simple and effective ways to engage young learners and provide positive feedback and support.

Teachers will find a wealth of resources for creating meaningful learning experiences, including answers ...read more

About the Author(s)

Krista Flemington has almost twenty years of education experience. A teacher with the Toronto District School Board, Krista runs dynamic, child-centered programs from kindergarden to third grade.  A former school literacy coordinator, she has written curriculum and teacher support documents and supports colleagues through workshops and seminars.

Linda Hewins has more than forty years of experience as a teacher, curriculum leader, and administrator. Linda's books, workshops, and seminars for teachers and parents stress the importance of balanced literacy programs that include good literature, direct teacher instruction, and student choice.

As a children's advocate, Una Villiers has taught at the elementary and university levels, and as a curriculum consultant, school administrator, and coordinator of Kindergarden and Primary Education for the City of Toronto. The author of several books and teacher resources, she has worked on creating and implementing some ground-breaking curriculum documents on innovative approaches to working with young children.

Table of Contents

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Introduction: Beyond Worksheets to Learning Centers
1. Creating the Learning Environment
2. Whole-Class Literacy Experiences
3. The Drawing/Writing Center
4. The Reading Center
5. The Visual Arts Center
6. The Home/Dramatic Play Center
7. The Sand Center
8. The Water Center
9. The Construction Center
Reflections for the Journey
Appendixes
Index

Product Details

Grades: K, 1, 2, 3
Media: 168 pp/paper
Year: 2011
Item No: 8261
ISBN: 978-155138-261-6

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