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Good Choice!

Supporting independent reading and response K-6

by (author) Tony Stead

foreword by David Booth

Stenhouse Publishers
Initial publish date
Oct 2008
Professional Development
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2008
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The book outlines components that foster successful independent reading in grades K–6, and examines practices that establish independent reading and borrowing routines; provide adequate resources for independent reading; support children in selecting a wide range of appropriate texts; and offer opportunities for children to respond to their reading. With examples appropriate to emergent readers in grades K through 2, as well as more seasoned readers in grades 3 through 6, the book provides a comprehensive plan for integrating independent reading throughout the day. The book offers systems for organizing the class library and checking books in and out, lessons on book selection and responding to text, advice on supporting children and parents in home reading, guidance on conferring with students, and an array of helpful appendix materials that include graphic organizers, questionnaires, and assessment and monitoring rubrics.

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David Booth was Professor Emeritus at OISE–University of Toronto, where he trained teachers to use innovative ways to promote literacy among children for more than 30 years. A prolific author and popular international speaker, David delighted thousands with his energy, enthusiasm, and commitment. Although David passed away in 2018, his dedication to literacy, and his superb body of work in the field, form a lasting legacy in Canadian education.


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