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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Sally Lamping; Dean Woodring Blase
|Description:||xii, 116 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.|
|Contents:||Trusting our ways as readers --
Trust me : Learning to build trust in students --
Getting started with the I choose, You choose curriculum --
Trust me! I can teach : Revisiting the whole-class text --
Trust us! We can learn together : Transitioning to thematic book groups --
Trust me! I can choose : Valorizing the high school reader through independent reading --
Trust me! I can read : Subverting the pedagogy of poverty.
|Series Title:||Language and literacy series (New York, N.Y.)|
|Responsibility:||Sally Lamping, Dean Woodring Blase ; Foreword by Cathy Fleischer.|
This guide shows teacher how to transform high school English students into passionate readers with a trust-based approach that honors both student choice and teacher expertise. The authors begin with a series of reflective invitations to help teachers rediscover trust in themselves and in their students. The book offers methods for building confidence and critical skills through thematic book groups, the whole-class novel, and independent reading. As teachers work through each methods chapter, they will begin to create their own trust-based curriculum with the help of "Extend Your Thinking" sections. Classroom examples form urban, rural, and suburban contexts help teachers interweave trust-building methods (small reading communities, critically engaging lessons, student-led seminars, artistic response, drama, and dialogue) to create an English classroom that is once again a place of possibility and power.
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