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Literacy Workshop in the Middle School

What do you do with students who cannot or will not read and write? This portrait of Kyle Gonzalez's classroom offers teachers theory-based strategies for helping students become motivated and successful readers and writers. You will see how one middle school teacher sets up her literacy classroom, offers intervention and support for struggling students, and assesses their progress. Rich in description of Kyle's successes, the book also looks honestly at why some practices were ineffective in her setting.

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What do you do with students who cannot or will not read and write? This portrait of Kyle Gonzalez's classroom offers teachers theory-based strategies for helping students become motivated and successful readers and writers. You will see how one middle school teacher sets up her literacy classroom, offers intervention and support for struggling students, and assesses their progress. Rich in description of Kyle's successes, the book also looks honestly at why some practices were ineffective in...read more

About the Author(s)

Janet Allen is an international consultant recognized for her comprehensive work in reading education.

Kyle Gonzalez teaches at Lakeview (Florida) Middle School, where she began her career working with struggling readers. She studied with Janet Allen at the University of Central Florida, where she earned her MEd in English Education. In 1996 she was cited as the Lakeview Middle School Teacher of the Year.

Table of Contents

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1. In Pursuit of Hopefulness
2. From “Hey, Crackhead!” to The Lion King
3. Connections Within and Beyond the Literacy Workshop
4. Reading as the Foundation for Literacy: Whole-Group Strategies
5. Can't We Please Just Read? Independent Reading in the Literacy Workshop
6. Reading to Write and Writing to Read
7. A Gathering of Goals
8. Are You Sure Iced Tea Used to Be Hot?
9. It Makes a Difference to This One
10. Assessment and Record Keeping
11. But What About . . .
12. Finding the Keys, Opening the Locks
Appendix A: Forms
Appendix B: Resources
Appendix C: Suggested Titles for Shared Reading
Appendix D: Suggested Titles for Independent Reading
Professional References
Literacy References
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: 4-8
Media: 256 pp/paper
Year: 1996
Item No: 0042
ISBN: 978-157110-042-9

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