Beyond the Classroom: Collaborating with Colleagues and Parents to Build Core Literacy

1st Edition

Nanci Werner-Burke

Routledge
Published October 9, 2014
Reference - 142 Pages
ISBN 9781138016101 - CAT# Y165077

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Summary

Go beyond the walls of your classroom to build literacy and achievement. In this insightful book, you’ll discover how you can better meet the rigorous goals of the Common Core by opening new lines of communication with colleagues, parents, and students. Each chapter centers around an action project that was designed to help teachers improve literacy by moving beyond the typical class lessons and worksheets. The projects include...

  • A book club for families of kindergarten and first grade students, to help students build foundational literacy skills
  • A book club designed to engage middle school students with young adult literature using digital forums
  • "Write with your child" evenings to help parents connect with their middle school children
  • An instructional team’s challenge to use a range of mentor texts in their classrooms
  • And much more!

As you read each project, you’ll come away with ideas and inspiration that you can apply to your own teaching. By challenging yourself to connect with parents and colleagues on a deeper level, you will be better able to align your work, adjust for your students, and achieve your teaching goals.

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