Literacy Activities for Building Classroom Communities

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Pippin Pub., 1998 - English language - 111 pages
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What happens when a "ditto queen" finds she can no longer justify the diet of fill-in-the-blank worksheets which she has inflicted for over 20 years on hushed classrooms of students? If you're Ardith Cole, you start looking for creative activities to replace all that boring and repetitive seatwork and, when you find them, you use them to transform your classroom into a joyful and satisfying place of learning where children learn to work together cooperatively. And, when you've done that, you compose an array of classroom vignettes that demonstrate the best and most successful of these creative activities, and put it all into a highly practical book to share with other teachers.

Special Features: Includes 4 halftones, plus photocopiable charts/diagrams.

Audience: Teachers of students up to age 12 looking for practical, non-theoretical teaching assists.

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Contents

Introduction
7
A Support Model
13
The Meaning of Meaningful Activities
32
Copyright

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About the author (1998)

ARDITH DAVIS COLE has 30 years of public school experience in a range of capacities, from classroom teacher to literacy specialist. She has also worked with teachers as a literacy consultant, a university adjunct, and an officer in professional literacy organizations. A recipient of numerous professional awards, including the University of Buffalos Outstanding Alumni Award for the Year 2000, she is the author of Better Answers: Written Performance That Looks Good and Sounds Smart and Literacy Activities for Building Classroom Communities. Read Ardith's article - "It's the Teacher, Not the Program" - which appeared in Education Week (Vol. 22, No. 26, March 12, 2003).

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