Careful what You Wish for: A Novel

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Simon & Schuster, 1999 - Adultery - 207 pages
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Tremendous growth and change takes place as students move from childhood to adolescence. The rewards of working with this age group are enormous, but they can be a tough crowd for teachers. Read It in the Classroom!explores the challenges of understanding the developing needs of these students, ages 9 to 14.

Designed to help teachers incorporate literature into their reading programs, this valuable resource guides teachers and students as they grow away from pre-packaged programs and take ownership of their classrooms. Classroom-tested theme units and strategies include a wealth of reading material for children-fiction and non-fiction, trade and educational books-with numerous examples of student work. Concrete suggestions for organizing the classroom, the timetable, and a variety of reading and writing activities encourage students to grow as readers, allowing for individual differences and for the intergration of various curriculum areas. Extensive bibliographies list dozens of books to use in the classroom in innovative ways.

Allowing the freedom of choice in a reading/writing classroom requires new ways of making book selections, as well as new methods of evaluating learning and reading comprehension. Read It in the Classroom!provides a treasure-trove of ideas teachers can use, adapt, change and make their own.

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