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Larry Swartz

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.

Books by Larry Swartz

Write to Read

Ready-to-use classroom lessons that explore the ABCs of writing

by (author) Larry Swartz

Deepening In-Class and Online Learning

60 step-by-step strategies to encourage interaction, foster inclusion, and spark imagination

by (author) Larry Swartz, Debbie Nyman & Magdalin Livingston

Better Reading Now

50 ready-to-use teaching strategies to engage students, deepen comprehension, and nurture a love of reading

by (author) Larry Swartz

Teaching Tough Topics

How do I use children's literature to build a deeper understanding of social justice, equity and diversity?

by (author) Larry Swartz

Word by Word

101 ways to inspire and engage students by building vocabulary, improving spelling, and enriching reading, writing, and learning

by (author) Larry Swartz

SideStreets Teacher's Resource Guide

by (author) Larry Swartz

Take Me to Your Readers

How to use the best children's books to lead students to read, read, read

by (author) Larry Swartz
foreword by Shelley Stagg Peterson

Real Justice Teacher's Resource Guide

by (author) Larry Swartz

Literacy 101

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

by (author) David Booth
foreword by Larry Swartz

"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

Sports Stories Teacher's Resource Guide

by (author) Larry Swartz

Recordbooks Teacher's Resource Guide

by (author) Larry Swartz


Classroom literacy that will excite, surprise, and stimulate learning

by (author) Larry Swartz

Literacy Techniques

For building successful reading and writing

by (author) David Booth & Larry Swartz

The Novel Experience

Steps for choosing and using novels in the classroom

by (author) Larry Swartz

The Bully-Go-Round

Literacy and arts strategies for promoting bully awareness in the classroom

by (author) Larry Swartz

Creating Caring Classrooms

How to encourage students to communicate, create, and be compassionate of others

by (author) Kathleen Gould Lundy & Larry Swartz

Drama Schemes, Themes & Dreams

How to plan, structure, and assess classroom events that engage all learners

by (author) Larry Swartz & Debbie Nyman

The Poetry Experience

Choosing and using poetry in the classroom

by (author) Larry Swartz & Sheree Fitch

The Picture Book Experience

Choosing and using picture books in the classroom

by (author) Larry Swartz

Good Books Matter

The background information teachers need to find, choose, and use children's literature to help their students grow as readers

by (author) Larry Swartz & Shelley Stagg Peterson

Reference 1 Bundle Pack

edited by Kinglsey Hurlington & Larry Swartz

Dictionary 1

by (author) Larry Swartz

The New Dramathemes

by (author) Larry Swartz

Classroom Events through Poetry

by (author) Larry Swartz