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This Is a Great Book!

101 Events for Building Enthusiastic Readers Inside and Outside the Classroom – from Chapter Books to Young Adult Novels

Larry Swartz (author) Shelley Stagg Peterson (author)

ISBN: 9781551383088

Publication Date: Oct 2015

Format: Paperback

Based on extensive research, this highly-readable book explores a wide range of recommended titles that cover a spectrum of developmental stages for readers of chapter books to young adult novels. Committed to nurturing the love of reading, the book invites readers to dig deeper in their understanding and appreciation of books by responding through writing, discussion, the arts, media, and more.
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"This Is a Great Book!" is rooted in the belief that having a wide range of ‘great' books to read is essential to student success as readers inside the classroom ... and beyond. Based on extensive research, this highly-readable book explores a wide range of recommended titles that cover a spectrum of developmental stages for readers of chapter books to young adult novels. The 100 events outlined in this resource include a wealth of practical suggestions – more than 50 reproducible activities, assessment profiles, and inventories for easy classroom use. Committed to nurturing the love of reading, the book invites readers to dig deeper in their understanding and appreciation of books by responding through writing, discussion, the arts, media, and more. Special attention is given to the world of leisure reading, where readers make choices based on their preferences and tastes as they build a lifelong interest in fiction that will enrich their lives.

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"This all-in-one guide, which starts with the underpinning educational
research and ends at assessment profiles, blackline masters and appendices, represents a continuum of reading in many genres from chapter books to young adult novels." - Professionally Speaking
Pages 136
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Oct 2015
Publisher Pembroke Publishers
Subject/s Education   Children's literature studies: general  
Larry Swartz has explored literature-based learning with students and teachers for more than 30 years in North America, England, New Zealand, and China. As a classroom teacher, consultant, and instructor with OISE/University of Toronto, he has inspired colleagues and children alike to learn in new and exciting ways. Larry is a well-known speaker and workshop leader.

A former classroom teacher in Alberta, Shelley Stagg Peterson is an Associate Professor who teachers and conducts research on writing and children's literature at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. She is previously an assistant professor with Ohio State University.

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