- xii, 137 pages ; 24 cm
- Additional Authors
- Purdum-Cassidy, Barbara,Scott, Lakia,
- Contents note: pt. I The Classroom as Community: Academic, Social, and Cultural Needs for Urban Learners -- 1.Still Keeping the Dream: Lessons Learned from Successful Literacy Educators / Lakia M. Scott -- 2.Not So Elementary: Preservice Teachers Reflect on Teaching Urban Middle School Struggling Readers / Randy Wood -- 3.Writing with Spoken Word Poetry: The Power of the Pen in Classrooms / Brooke Blevins -- 4.Lovin' the Skin I'm In: Resurrecting Stories in the Secondary English Classroom / Mona M. Choucair -- pt. II Strategies, Approaches, and Models for Increasing Literacy Motivation and Achievement -- 5.Aesthetic Approaches for Teaching Writing to Upper Elementary Students / Evan Ditmore -- 6.The 3CO Approach to Writing Instruction / Gloria Loring -- 7.Supporting Emergent Learners in Their Beginning Steps Toward Literacy / Margaret Thomson -- 8.Engaging Beginning Readers and Writers in Visual Literacy through Picture Books / Jacqueline Easley.Includes bibliographical references and index.