This thoughtful book is rooted in the belief that teachers can lead their students to develop their reading tastes and grow in their love of reading at the same time as supporting and stretching students in their meaning-making experiences. This practical resource highlights more than 50 instructional strategies that invite students to work inside and outside a book through reading, writing, talk, and arts experiences. It highlights the work of guest voices that include classroom teachers, occasional teachers, special education teachers, and librarians who share their best literacy practices.
Take Me to Your Readers uses 5 essential areas to structure classroom experiences through children's literature: Motivation; Theme Connections; Genre Connections; Cross-Curricular Connections; and Response. Extensive booklists, teaching tips, a wide range of activities, and reproducible pages provide practical support. Ultimately, this book is designed to take teachers to their readers and start them on a lifelong journey through great books!
About the authors
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.
Other titles by Larry Swartz
Write to Read
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Deepening In-Class and Online Learning
60 step-by-step strategies to encourage interaction, foster inclusion, and spark imagination
Better Reading Now
50 ready-to-use teaching strategies to engage students, deepen comprehension, and nurture a love of reading
Teaching Tough Topics
How do I use children's literature to build a deeper understanding of social justice, equity and diversity?
Word by Word
101 ways to inspire and engage students by building vocabulary, improving spelling, and enriching reading, writing, and learning
SideStreets Teacher's Resource Guide
Real Justice Teacher's Resource Guide
Questions and answers that meet the needs of real teachers in K-12 classrooms
"This Is a Great Book!"
101 events for building enthusiastic readers inside and outside the classroom — from chapter books to young adult novels