Transitions: from literature to literacy
Much has been written about the merits of changing the direction of language arts education and moving away from skill-oriented basal texts and worksheets into literature-based whole language programs. Little has been offered to teachers who are not fully satisfied with their present reading-writing programs but who lack the confidence to make a change. In this book Regie Routman attempts to provide support, encouragement, and ideas to teachers looking for alternatives.
Drawing from her own experience, she describes an existing program that has worked well for students and teachers and offers suggestions of how any elementary classroom can benefit from the transition from standardized texts to literature. The material she presents is designed to demonstrate the alternatives available, to stimulate thinking, and to give teachers, parents, and administrators the knowledge and procedures that are necessary to make a change.
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Review: Transitions: From Literature to LiteracyUser Review - Cindy - Goodreads
Changed my entire belief about how to teach. One of three books that moved me so much I had to immediately write to author. This began a lifelong friendship (22 years ago) with Regie. She wrote back ... Read full review
Review: Transitions: From Literature to LiteracyUser Review - Goodreads
Older, but a great book for reading and language arts professionals
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