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Education Professional Development

Literacy Techniques

For building successful reading and writing

by (author) David Booth & Larry Swartz

Pembroke Publishers
Initial publish date
Feb 2014
Professional Development
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2004
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  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Feb 2014
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This revised handbook is even more helpful to elementary teachers who want to explore the best techniques for teaching reading and writing. This virtual encyclopaedia of traditional and contemporary approaches to literacy will help teachers reflect on teaching style and select the best approach for meeting the needs of every student. With checklists and guidelines, this flexible resource is also useful for supply teachers and other education partners — buddies, volunteers, and parents.

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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