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Read, Write, Checkmate: Enrich Literacy with Chess Activities

ISBN-13: 978-1591587545
ISBN-10: 1591587549
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"Read, Write, Checkmate starts with explanations of the board and of the pieces and how they move, then examines special moves and situations. Root includes exercises to help reinforce each lesson. . . . Read, Write, Checkmate includes entertaining essays by students. . ." - Arches

"Showing how chess meets educational objectives for students in grades 3-8, this work contains 4 chapters (2-5) that are appropriate for students as well as for instructors to learn chess. Drawing on her experience teaching courses at the University of Texas―Dallas that explore the use of chess in classrooms, Root provides numerous reproducible handouts for use by readers of the book. . . . This is a welcome addition to an elementary or middle school library as well as to public libraries that might want to implement chess in the library." - ARBAonline

"In this volume, Root, a chess expert and education scholar at the U. of Texas at Dallas, utilizes chess to help students in grades three through eight with literacy. She shows teachers how to teach chess to students, how it meets educational objectives, and how to have kids read and write about chess while learning to play. The main chapters of the book can be read directly by students, which are about the board, pieces, moves, rules, and how to notate and annotate games, write about chess, and create a book literacy project. The final chapter explains how chess can be used in libraries. All activities are linked to NCTE/IRA national standards for language arts. The book was based on Root's literacy project with middle school students." - Reference & Research Book News

About the Author

Alexey W. Root, PhD, received her doctorate in education from UCLA. Her work history includes public high school teaching (social studies and English). Her most notable chess accomplishment was winning the U.S. Women's championship in 1989. Since the fall of 1999, Root has been a senior lecturer at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). She has taught UTD education classes, tutored prospective teachers for certification exams, and supervised student teachers. Root's current assignment for UTD is to teach, via the UT TeleCampus, online education courses that explore the uses of chess in classrooms. Children and Chess: A Guide for Educators (2006) and Science, Math, Checkmate: 32 Chess Activities for Inquiry and Problem Solving (2008) were both published by Teacher Ideas Press.


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My name is Alexey W. Root. I have a Ph.D. in education from UCLA. I was the 1989 U.S. Women's Chess Champion. I have the "Woman International Master" title awarded by the World Chess Federation (FIDE). I am available to give presentations about the topics covered in my books. Please contact me on Facebook or at alexey.root@gmail.com. As a Senior Lecturer for The University of Texas at Dallas, I teach online, college-credit, chess curriculum courses. Please see http://www.utdallas.edu/is/chess-online/. Earlier in my career, I taught social studies and English in secondary schools. In public and private K-12 schools, after-school programs, recreation centers, camps, university courses, and private lessons, I have taught chess to over 3500 people.

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