Reading Strands

Reading Strands

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Item #: 006728
ISBN: 9781888344165
Grades: PK-12

Product Description:

Do you want a reading program without a reading curriculum? Or maybe a reading program in which the kids enjoy the "great" books, discuss them at the dinner table, and don't even realize they're in a reading "program"? If either answer is yes, this book is for you. And I do mean for you. Reading Strands is designed for the teacher to use. It shows you how to teach your children to appreciate fiction. Author Dave Marks wants our children to develop a love for reading, first and foremost. Reading should be fun for a child, something he/she eagerly looks forward to. They need to share their reading experience and enjoyment with others, also. Those around them need to express an interest in what they're reading and their opinion of what they've read. Through oral discussion, Dave shows us how to help our children get more out of reading and begin to read for deeper understanding. Reading Strands contains simple Socratic dialogue samples, based on Bloom's taxonomy, showing you how to discuss fiction with your children based on their age level. Literary components and terms are explained so that you can, at appropriate age levels, discuss these intelligently with your children. Mr. Marks also cautions us that, to some extent, "you are what you read." He wants us to become serious about selecting the types of reading materials we want our children to "consume" based on what kind of people we want them to become. To aid us in selecting books, Reading Strands contains numerous reading lists: suggested books based on grade level, a graded list of books popular with reading teachers, a listing of children's favorite books, Coretta Scott King Award Books, Caldecott Medal winners, Newbery Medal winners, Children's Library recommendations, and a list of Great Classics. Whew! Even if you didn't use this approach as your basic reading program, employing the ideas contained in Reading Strands would greatly enhance your children's overall enjoyment and understanding of literature. 138 pgs, pb.

Publisher Description:

One set of sturdy one sided plastic letter tiles for word building activities. Black consonants, red vowels. Each set contains between 2 and 4 of each letter in the alphabet, and 26 capital letters. 94 letters, including 2 apostrophes. Tiles are 1" x 1.25" actual size.

Primary Subject
Reading/Literature
Grade Start
PK
Grade End
12
ISBN
9781888344165
Binding
Perfect
Pages
138
Language
English
Audience
General Adult
Author
Dave Marks
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
National Writing Institute
Weight
0.8 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.5"
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I have the writing strands curriculum and would like to use the program as it was intended.
Jodie W on Mar 10, 2018
I was looking for an inexpensive literature curriculum that I would be able to use with multiple ages and multiple times.
Melissa M on Oct 26, 2015
I have the writing strands curriculum and would like to use the program as it was intended.
Jodie W on Mar 10, 2018
We wanted another book list to guide our children's reading choices.
Katherine P on Jul 31, 2016
I was looking for an inexpensive literature curriculum that I would be able to use with multiple ages and multiple times.
Melissa M on Oct 26, 2015
We wanted another book list to guide our children's reading choices.
Katherine P on Jul 31, 2016
Would this book help me work through literature with different aged children at the same time? I would like to teach my 5 and 8 year olds how to appreciate and understand/interpret good literature.
A shopper on Jan 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes. That is (more or less) the basic goal/purpose of the book.
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I bought this book more for its suggested reading lists than for its instructions on teaching reading so I will keep my comments relevant to that portion of the text This book takes the tack that it is more important to encourage your child to love reading than it is to force him to read Great Works As a mother of a reluctant reader I applaud And I certainly don't mean to say that none of the wonderful children's classics are included in the lists far from it However there are also suggested several less-known books which might be just darned-fun reading Many of the suggestions are geared toward boys who can be harder to pleaseThat said I must point out that the book is badly in need of an update and a good copy editor Typos abound and some of the suggested reading is now out of printI look forward to trying to dig up some of these obscure out-of-print stories at the library
September 13, 2009

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