Based on what we now know about reading, this practical book offers strategies in a consistent format that is easy for teachers to incorporate into their daily instruction. This grab-bag of classroom-tested activities allows teachers to choose what they need to meet the diverse needs of students from first to eighth grade. These strategies guide students through the reading process and build important comprehension skills through reading, talk, art, drama and more. These innovative ways to use the best children’s books inspire students to become enthusiastic and avid readers and to take the first giant step into becoming lifelong readers.
About the Author:
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 who lives in Toronto.