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"This Is a Great Book!"

101 events for building enthusiastic readers inside and outside the classroom — from chapter books to young adult novels

by (author) Larry Swartz & Shelley Stagg Peterson

Publisher
Pembroke Publishers Limited
Initial publish date
Oct 2015
Category
Professional Development, Language Arts
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781551383088
    Publish Date
    Oct 2015
    List Price
    $28.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781551389110
    Publish Date
    Oct 2015
    List Price
    $25.95

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“This Is a Great Book!” champions the belief that having a wide range of “great” books to read is essential to students’ becoming readers — both inside the classroom, and beyond. Based on extensive research, this highly readable book explores a range of recommended titles that cover a spectrum of developmental stages, from early chapter books to young adult novels. The 101 literacy events outlined within include a wealth of practical strategies: more than fifty reproducible activities, assessment profiles, and inventories for easy classroom use. Committed to nurturing the love of reading, this passionate book invites readers to dig deeper by responding through writing, discussion, the arts, media, and more. Special attention is given to the world of leisure reading, where readers make choices based on their preferences and tastes as they build a lifelong interest in fiction that will enrich their lives.

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.

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