Frank Serafini has written extensively on the reading workshop, and in talks around the country, he's answered the tough questions about teaching through this powerful medium. Now in Around the Reading Workshop in 180 Days, his most practical book to date, Serafini answers your most frequently asked questions and shows you thed aily ins and outs of the workshop. Picking up where his bestselling titles The Reading Workshop and Lessons in Comprehension left off, Serafini gives you month-by-month strategies for running a reading workshop across an entire school year. He provides everything you need to change the way intermediate and middle level students think and talk about reading, including: *instructional strategies *how-tos for organizing *ideas for lessons *ways to connect reading and writing instruction *assessment and evaluation techniques *tips for helping students choose books *lists of recommended children's literature for your students and recommended professional resources for you. In addition, classroom teacher Suzette Serafini-Youngs illustrates Serafini's ideas with "Windows on the Workshop," classroom vignettes that bridge theory to practice and demonstrate with precision the teacher's role in workshop-based reading instruction. Whether you're a thirty-year veteran or a novice teacher, go Around the Reading Workshop in 180 Days with Frank Serafini and take your students on a memorable journey into literacy.
As reading teachers, how do we deal with the massive shifts that digital literacy is creating? We can't abandon what we know works to keep up with the latest online-literacy fads. Yet, we need to prepare readers for a world of digital content. Reading Workshop 2.0 gives us teaching that puts reading for meaning first while also balancing the need for kids to become sophisticated users of books as well as online reading resources. "This book," writes Frank Serafini, "is designed to help teachers organize their reading workshops in order to take advantage of the latest technologies." With his guidance, you'll bring more digital reading into your teaching without sacrificing sound instructional principles or practices. Reading print shares four essential processes with digital reading: accessing and navigating; archiving and sharing; commenting and discussing; and interpreting and analyzing. Frank introduces important, well-established digitally based resources that further these processes, while his lesson ideas transfer learning from classroom to real-world digital reading. "If it doesn't help children develop as readers," writes Frank Serafini, "it doesn't matter how shiny the new object is." With Reading Workshop 2.0, you'll help students with print while also helping them use online resources and technologies as they are intended-to make sense of texts more deeply, effectively, and efficiently.
"Intermediate Literacy Stations helps teachers in grades three and up move from primary centers into stations of independent investigation! Part One provides you with all the basics and classroom-tested tips for establishing and maintaining stations in your classroom. •Chapter 1: Follow the reader's workshop model to help students move toward independence as they practice and apply literacy skills in six intermediate stations: Comprehension, Fluency, Listening and Speaking, Visual Literacy, Word Work, and Written Response. •Chapter 2: Choose and differentiate activities that encourage the deepest level of investigation from your students. •Chapter 3: Learn how to keep students moving from station to station as they take control of their own learning by using a Literacy Learning Plan that outlines their station rotations. •Chapter 4: Start your stations and manage activities with a station rotation table. •Chapter 5: Use insider tips and tricks for planning lessons, keeping activities fresh and students on track and organized. Part Two has six chapters, each focusing on a suggested literacy station and offering five activities, complete with material lists, tips for setting up, step-by-step activity instructions, strategies for differentiation, and reproducibles. The appendix and resources section at the end of this book provides additional reproducibles and station management tools, and all color reproducibles are available for download off this webpage."
Reading the Visual is an essential introduction that focuses on what teachers should know about multimodal literacy and how to teach it. This engaging book provides theoretical, curricular, and pedagogical frameworks for teaching a wide-range of visual and multimodal texts, including historical fiction, picture books, advertisements, websites, comics, graphic novels, news reports, and film. Each unit of study presented contains suggestions for selecting cornerstone texts and visual images and launching the unit, as well as lesson plans, text sets, and analysis guides. These units are designed to be readily adapted to fit the needs of a variety of settings and grade levels.
This innovative book helps K–6 teachers infuse the entire school day with research-based literacy best practices. Classroom-tested strategies are presented for planning and implementing each component of the "exemplary literacy day"--vocabulary and word study sessions, literacy work stations, differentiated guided reading groups, reading and writing workshops, and interdisciplinary projects. Teachers get tips for organizing a print-rich classroom, supporting students' social–emotional well-being, and using assessment to guide instruction. User-friendly features include vivid vignettes, classroom management tips, questions for discussion and reflection, and 15 reproducible forms, checklists, and lesson templates. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. Note: this book is a contemporary follow-up to Morrow's influential earlier title Organizing and Managing the Language Arts Block.
This updated edition helps beginning and experienced teachers build vocabulary skills, promote student interaction with relevant activities, strengthen fluency and comprehension, and produce meaningful student assessments.
Serafini has created a teaching treasure trove that contains nearly a year's worth of comprehension instruction plus an extensive list of children's literature that he has successfully woven into his own reading workshop. Lessons in Comprehension introduces and reinforces meaning-making concepts through eight broad thematic strands that scaffold understanding and responsibility for novice readers.
Intended for teachers frustrated by test-driven assessments that merely mimic real reading behaviors, this text focuses assessment on knowing individual students so that teaching addresses their individual strengths and needs.
Research and experience show that when teachers give children choice in what they write about, students' engagement in their writing increases. So imagine what can happen when you offer them choices about what genres to write in and what kinds of voices to write from. The possibilities are unlimited, and the strength and depth of the connection that students make to a subject can be profound. In Writing Without Boundaries you'll find out how to unlock this potential in all your students as they discover what it means to write with purpose. Writing Without Boundaries gives you everything you need to get started teaching multigenre writing. Suzette Youngs and Diane Barone demonstrate why it works, providing the rationale, the research, and examples of completed student work. Then they take you inside classrooms to show how they and other teachers implement multimodal papers and how these lessons in topic selection, organization, audience, planning, and presentation will forever change how primary and intermediate students approach writing. You'll discover how the writing workshop model can help you coordinate the efforts of your whole class even while you support each student in selecting from more than 60 genres to communicate their interests. Best of all, Writing Without Boundaries includes classroom-tested units of study that use multigenre writing to enhance and extend your curriculum across the disciplines. These units give students the chance to explore content from several perspectives as they: write and speak from the point of view of historical figures compose biographies of famous or personally meaningful figures investigate historical situations respond to literature. With its emphasis on choice, voice, and audience, Writing Without Boundaries cultivates students' familiarity with genres while also helping them understand how real-world readers and writers communicate through genre and how a single topic can be seen, and written about, from many, many perspectives. Show students the power of combining genres. Read Writing Without Boundaries and open them up to a new world of possibilities.