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The wonder of it all : when literature and literacy intersect (edition 2007)

by Nancy J. Johnson, Cyndi Giorgis

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Title:The wonder of it all : when literature and literacy intersect
Authors:Nancy J. Johnson
Other authors:Cyndi Giorgis
Info:Portsmouth, NH : Heinemann, c2007.
Collections:Children's Lit, Education, Your library
Rating:*****
Tags:children's lit, reading instruction, elementary, teaching

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The Wonder of It All: When Literature and Literacy Intersect by Nancy J. Johnson

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This wonderfully rich resources can help teachers explore the relationship between literature and their literacy instruction. The authors help teachers consider the many benefits of partnering with literature for students and their instruction. In particular, they affirm the need for teachers to be readers and writers themselves in order to help students appreciate the joys and beauty of writing and illustrating for more than completing assignments in checkboxes. In a time of increasing testing mania, we need more books like this that help we teachers reconnect with our passion for learners and those texts that energize their connections with stories that matter for today and tomorrow. ( )
  lillged | Jan 27, 2013 |
This is a wonderful book about teaching kids how to read. It has great strategies and techniques and also wonderful ideas from other teachers classrooms. ( )
  Riley1878 | Sep 10, 2008 |
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Children's literature is an important presence in many literacy classrooms - but it can be so much more. In The Wonder of It All, you'll enter classrooms where literature is a full-fledged partner in literacy instruction and see how creating a literature-rich school environment engages students and stimulates them to grow as readers, writers, speakers, and thinkers. 
 
The Wonder of It All details how practicing elementary and middle-level teachers can invite children's literature to become a partner in their teaching. Nancy Johnson and Cyndi Giorgis show you how to integrate children's literature throughout the school day and to use it for a variety of purposes, including addressing curricular expectations. Their advice helps you incorporate literature into the daily rhythm of your classroom, making it a vital presence that: 
builds community nurtures response creates readers inspires writing promotes inquiry cultivates wonder.
 
Johnson and Giorgis also include helpful features that provide insight into the power of children's literature, such as:
Literary Letters:writtenexchanges about a book between teacher and student that offer a way for teachers to gauge children's responses and encourage further reading
Conversation with…: interviews with well-known children'sauthors, illustrators, and editors that give you and your students new insight into children's literature and the creative processes behind it
Side by Side by Side: specific strategies for fostering partnerships among literature, teacher, and learner.
 
In addition, Johnson and Giorgis recommend hundreds of books, grouped by specific classroom goals to support literacy instruction.
 
With lively discussion of topics like reading aloud, literature circles, and ample evidence of the effectiveness of partnering with children's literature, The Wonder of It All is an ideal resource for any teacher eager to make the most of the books children love to read.
 
 

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