Leap Into Literacy

Teaching the Tough Stuff So It Sticks!

“If children can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.”
—Ignacio Estrada

The brain learns by doing. Leap Into Literacy demonstrates how teachers can create active classrooms that are challenging, safe, and relevant to students. It features a wealth of proven strategies and techniques—from role-playing, moving expressively, and working with art, to cooperative drama games, tableaux, poetry cafes, and interpreting text as Readers Theater.

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“If children can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.”
—Ignacio Estrada

The brain learns by doing. Leap Into Literacy demonstrates how teachers can create active classrooms that are challenging, safe, and relevant to students. It features a wealth of proven strategies and techniques—from role-playing, moving expressively, and working with art, to cooperative drama games, tableaux, poetry cafes, and interpreting text as Readers Theat...read more

About the Author(s)

Kathleen Gould Lundy has been involved in teaching and the arts for more than thirty years. A popular speaker and education leader, Kathy has worked on the development of curriculum documents and instructional videos on many aspects of literacy and learning.

Table of Contents

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Introduction
1. Lay the Groundwork
2. Greet the Group
3. Scan Your Plan
4. Make Words Sing
5. Stage the Page
6. Mine for Meaning
7. Inside Images
8. Immersed in Role
9. Transcripts, Objects, and Artifacts—Constructing Understanding
10. Take Time to Integrate
Final Words: One Eye on Reality, Another on Possibility
Appendix
Recommended Resources
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: K-12
Item No: 8800
ISBN: 978-1-55138-800-7

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