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Canadian Teacher Magazine contains an excellent review of Books as Bridges.
Books as Bridges explores the many advantages of using books as bridges between home and school. It offers teachers strategies for using "touchstone" books to link school literacy conversations and activities with home literacy conversations and activities.
Books as Bridges introduces a process for using children's books to explore four key aspects of literacy - predictable structures, nonfiction, comprehension and imagination and language play. Each literacy aspect is described in terms of a series of strategies, which are highlighted by their use with specific touchstone books, and supported by lists of related books to consider.
This highly-readable book includes stories from many different dads about powerful literacy events that they participated in with their children and what they learned from this experience.
I have to prepare my students for standardized tests.
my class has many students with special needs.
how will I bring parents, principals, and school districts on side?
These are only some of the real classroom challenges that face busy
teachers every day. This innovative book explores constructive ways teachers
can meet the literacy learning needs of a diverse range of students with
engaging practices that are both authentic and accountable.
The book is committed to connecting students` existing knowledge,
experiences, and interests to classroom literacy learning that is relevant
and purposeful. At the same time, it offers a wealth of specific curriculum
projects that will help teachers both engage students and build skills that
will improve test scores. Open its covers today, and discover a curriculum
in which students are active participants in making meaning and decisions
about their learning.
YES, BUT...IF THEY LIKE IT, THEY'LL LEARN IT!