Yellow Brick Roads: Shared and Guided Paths to Independent Reading 4-12

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Stenhouse Publishers, Jan 1, 2000 - Education - 304 pages
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Do you spend your days working with students who struggle to comprehend reading in literacy and content classes? Are you looking for a way to establish comprehensive literacy instruction in your school or classroom so all students receive support in becoming competent and confident readers?

In Yellow Brick Roads, Janet Allen offers research-based methods for helping teachers move toward these goals. This book provides research, practical methods, detailed strategies, and resources for read-aloud, shared, guided, and independent reading. In addition, Janet outlines solutions for many of the literacy dilemmas that teachers face every day:

  • understanding what gets in the way of reading;
  • rethinking and reorganizing time and resources;
  • providing support for content literacy;
  • developing assessment practices that inform instruction;
  • supporting reading as a path to writing instruction;
  • establishing professional communities to support individual and school-wide needs-based research.

The appendixes include graphic organizers to support strategy lessons, suggestions of titles for building classroom libraries, as well as web sites and professional resources that support the teaching of reading.

Yellow Brick Roadswill give you rich ideas, detailed strategies, and literature support for implementing those strategies. At a time when many are looking for that elusive wizard to solve students' reading problems, this book helps you create your own paths to effective literacy environments.

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Review: Yellow Brick Roads: Shared and Guided Paths to Independent Reading 4-12

User Review  - Ryan Saunders - Goodreads

Excellent guide for reading teachers. Lots of great info. Read full review

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User Review  - Joe Wood - Goodreads

A nice look at literacy in the classroom. For those who are new to the concept of balanced literacy in a secondary English-Language Arts class, this book is a great introduction. Read full review


Looking for the Wizard
Establishing Environments That Support Reading Diversity
What Gets in the Way of Reading Success?

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About the author (2000)

After teaching high school reading and English in Maine for twenty years, Janet Allen relocated to Florida, where she currently teaches English education courses at the University of Central Florida. A recipient of the Maine Educator Award and the Milken Foundation National Educator Award, Dr. Allen has always had a special interest in working with students who are at risk in terms of literacy and has spent much of her teaching career researching and working with these students.

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