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Literacy 101

Questions and answers that meet the needs of real teachers in K-12 classrooms

by (author) David Booth

foreword by Larry Swartz

Publisher
Pembroke Publishers Limited
Initial publish date
Jun 2016
Category
Professional Development, Language Arts
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781551383156
    Publish Date
    Jun 2016
    List Price
    $24.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781551389165
    Publish Date
    Jun 2016
    List Price
    $21.95

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In this expansive survey, David Booth, one of our foremost authorities on teaching literacy, answers real questions from teachers like you about turning research and theory into effective best practice. Teachers will find the answers they need and can use on almost any topic

  • from phonics and word walls for beginning readers to guided reading, literature circles, and writing journals and workshops for more confident readers;
  • from using traditional texts to comics, songs and the Internet to cover the complete gamut of the new literacies;
  • from using testing as a teaching tool to creating a classroom community that is both diverse and welcoming.

But Literacy 101 is more than just a guide — it’s also the compelling story of one teacher’s journey through literacy. David writes frankly about what has worked and not worked for him over the years, and how what looks good on paper may need to be adapted for a real classroom.

About the authors

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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LARRY SWARTZ is an instructor in literacy as well as dramatic arts at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. He has been an educator for over thirty-six years and is well known for his use of childrenâ??s literature to help young people grow as readers, writers, and citizens of the world. As a classroom teacher, consultant, author, and speaker, Larry has shared his enthusiasm and expertise with teachers, administrators, teacher-librarians, and parents throughout Canada, the United States, and Asia. He is the author of several teacher resource publications.

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