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Texts and Lessons for Teaching Literature: with 65 fresh mentor texts from Dave Eggers, Nikki Giovanni, Pat Conroy, Jesus Colon, Tim O'Brien, Judith Ortiz Cofer, and many more Illustrated Edition
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About the Author
Harvey "Smokey" Daniels has been a city and suburban classroom teacher and a college professor, and now works as a national consultant and author on literacy education. In language arts, Smokey is known for his pioneering work on student book clubs, as recounted in Literature Circles: Voice and Choice in Book Clubs and Reading Groups, and Minilessons for Literature Circles. His latest bestselling books on content-area literacy are The Curious Classroom; Comprehension & Collaboration, Second Edition; Upstanders; Subjects Matter, Second Edition; the Texts and Lessons series; and Content-Area Writing. He is also coauthor of Best Practice, Fourth Edition, and The Best Practice Video Companion as well as editor of Comprehension Going Forward. Smokey works with elementary and secondary teachers throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe, offering demonstration lessons, workshops, and consulting, with a special focus on creating, sustaining, and renewing student-centered inquiries and discussions of all kinds. Smokey shows colleagues how to simultaneously build students' reading strategies, balance their reading diets, and strengthen the social skills they need to become genuine lifelong readers. Connect with Smokey @smokeylit. READING Comprehension Going Forward Mini-lessons for Literature Circles Subjects Matter, Second Edition Texts and Lessons for Content-Area Reading Texts and Lessons for Teaching Literature WRITING Community of Writers Content-Area Writing LITERACY The Curious Classroom Comprehension & Collaboration, Second Edition Inquiry Circles for Elementary Classrooms Inquiry Circles for Secondary Classrooms SCHOOL CULTURE Best Practice, Fourth Edition Best Practice Video Companion Rethinking High School Rethinking High School Video Upstanders
Nancy Steineke consults nationally as a keynote speaker, workshop presenter, and literacy coach for K-12 teachers. She specializes in content-area literacy, nonfiction writing, purposeful close reading, literature circles, and student engagement. Nancy keeps the focus on manageable teaching strategies that best benefit students. A published author and accomplished teacher, Nancy has been featured in classroom videos for Best Practice and Comprehension and Collaboration. Her groundbreaking work with book clubs and student led discussion groups is captured in her books Assessment Live! and Reading and Writing Together. A frequent collaborator with Harvey "Smokey" Daniels, they have co-authored Mini-Lessons for Literature Circles; Texts and Lessons for Content Area Reading; and Texts and Lessons for Literature. Nancy presents annually at the National Council of Teachers of English, International Reading Association, and various state conferences. She is also an Illinois Writing Project leader. Along with Harvey Daniels, Nancy has organized and led over 50 multi-day residential institutes for teachers in locations around the United States.
- Grade level : 6 - 12
- Item Weight : 1.65 pounds
- Paperback : 312 pages
- ISBN-10 : 032504435X
- ISBN-13 : 978-0325044354
- Dimensions : 8.6 x 0.64 x 11 inches
- Publisher : Heinemann; Illustrated edition (March 6, 2013)
- Language: : English
- Reading level : 11 - 17 years
- Best Sellers Rank: #852,320 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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My real complaint for the book is that I was disappointed with its alignment to the CCSS; it almost seems like an add-on to a book that was already written. For example, the standard related to structure has been very challenging for me to teach and I was looking for some ideas. One of the texts related to this standard is a poem by Sherman Alexie (yea!), but the only guidance for the standard is a single question "What about the poem's structure makes it work?" The variation section gives a little bit more: "If these lines were typed in prose form on a page, would they still make a poem? If so, what ingredients cause that?" These aren't exactly what I consider high-quality questions since they could apply to any poetic work out there. Add to this that there are no possible answers provided, and color me disappointed.
That being said, for a new teacher or someone looking to add some contemporary texts to their curriculum, this would be a valuable resource.