Back to the Books: Creating an Inquiry-based Culture of Literacy

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Community Studies, Incorporated, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 71 pages
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"This work is nothing short of transformative. It is a dynamic and powerful demonstration of what good teaching should be about---inspiring students to grapple with ideas, to problem-solve, to become involved in knowledge-building activities. I can't think of a better model for engaging students in literacy development and learning." Susan B Neuman, Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education

"It's just wonderful to listen to a diverse group of kids speaking in their own language about their love for reading and learning. As an author who often gets into schools, I constantly preach the importance of writing and rewriting and was particularly moved to see the very skills I live by being taught with such gusto in these classrooms." Michael Winerip, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of the Adam Canfield series

"Back to the Books is another wonderfully informative and inspiring contribution to the Teacher-to-Teacher series. It provides us with a way to see what literacy across the curriculum can be and what challenging and engaging teaching and learning actually look like. These videos and books are powerful tools for professional development. Thanks for the great work!" Tony Wagner, Co-Director, Change Leadership Group Harvard Graduate School of Education, author of The Global Achievement Gap

Teacher to Teacher Publications includes books and accompanying videos/DVDs published by the Center for Inquiry in Teaching and Learning, a professional development institute located in New York City. Written and created by urban public school teachers, Teacher to Teacher books and media provide a valuable and practical resource for the classroom teacher.

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Ann Cook, executive director, New York Performance Standards Consortium; and Phyllis Tashlik, director, Center for Inquiry in Teaching and Learning.

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