- xvi, 232 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 27 cm.
- Additional Authors
- Hall, Maureen P.,Kunz, Kenneth
- Contents note: 1. Getting Started with the Exemplary Literacy Day 2. Setting Up the Literacy Environment 3. Assessment Guiding Instruction 4. Introducing the Vocabulary Meeting 5. Word-Study Session: Strategies for Figuring Out Words, Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and More 6. Literacy Work Stations 7. Guided Reading: Grouping for Differentiation of Instruction 8. Reading Comprehension Workshop 9. Writing Workshop 10. Interdisciplinary Literacy Instruction Concluding Thoughts Appendix A. Exemplary Literacy Day Planning Example (Olga Pryymak and Shira Wasserman) Appendix B: Fry (1980) Sight Words Grouped by Relative Difficulty References.Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: "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"--