Literacy Projects for Student-Centered Classrooms: Tips and Lessons to Engage Students

Front Cover
SAGE Publications, Apr 18, 2007 - Education - 151 pages
1 Review
Effective student-centered learning occurs when the traditional teacher-student practice of 'I lecture, you retain and repeat' is discarded, and when the students assume responsibility for their own process of discovery while the teacher assumes the role of facilitatorach. In this book, Karrell Hickman isolates behaviors teachers and students can practice in order to move beyond their traditional roles in the classroom to promote a more engaged and energized learning environment. She presents four fully developed long-term research projects that are designed to encourage student-centered learning while meeting language arts standards on multiple levels.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - davidloertscher - LibraryThing

The author here tries to center classroom projects in the larger responsibility to meet standards. Chapters on more theoretical concerns are followed by sample units of instruction that are described ... Read full review


Working Toward a StudentCentered Classroom
How to Create a Project
Standards SCANS and HighStakes Testing

2 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2007)

Karrell Hickman currently teaches at Feather River Academy in Yuba City, California. She has a master's degree in English and has been a National Board Certified Teacher since 1995.

Bibliographic information