Literacy Out Loud

Creating vibrant classrooms where “talk” is the springboard for all learning

Committed to the power of oral language, Literacy Out Loud recognizes the important role “talk” plays in developing the reading and writing abilities that students need in school and beyond. The book offers strategies where oral language takes center stage and is fostered through engaging activities in K–8 classrooms. Literacy activities and events focus on all aspects of listening and speaking and emphasize enjoyable, purposeful, social learning.

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Committed to the power of oral language, Literacy Out Loud recognizes the important role “talk” plays in developing the reading and writing abilities that students need in school and beyond. The book offers strategies where oral language takes center stage and is fostered through engaging activities in K–8 classrooms. Literacy activities and events focus on all aspects of listening and speaking and emphasize enjoyable, purposeful, social learning.

About the Author(s)

Dr. Terry Anne Campbell is a professor in the Schulich School of Education at Nipissing University. A storyteller and elementary teacher before joining the department of teacher education at Nipissing, Terry’s work centers on the theory and practice of reading, writing, and talk.

Michelle E. McMartin is a classroom teacher with the Nipissing Parry Sound Catholic District School Board who has taught at the primary, junior, and intermediate levels. Part of the CODE 21st Century Learning Initiative, Michelle presents workshops on integrating technology to promote student engagement in both mathematics and literacy.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Why Classroom Talk Matters

Chapter 1: Using Oral Language to Create Community

Chapter 2: Creating a "Talk" Classroom

Chapter 3: Learning Out Loud: Talk Strategies for Students

Chapter 4: Playing with Language Out Loud

Chapter 5: Optimizing the Impact of Read-Alouds

Chapter 6: Using Drama to Enhance Oral Communication

Chapter 7: Speaking from the Heart: Storytelling

Chapter 8: Using Talk Circles for Readers Theatre

Chapter 9: Coming Full Circle

Acknowledgments

References

Index

Product Details

Grade Range: K-8
Media: 128 pp/paper
Published: 08/2017
Item No: 8323Item No: 8924Item No: 8B23
ISBN: 978-1-55138-323-1ISBN: 978-1-55138-924-0ISBN: 978-1-55138-B23-1
Publisher: Pembroke PublishersPublisher: Pembroke PublishersPublisher: Pembroke Publishers

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