This handy guidebook and map gives teachers, schools, and districts the help they need to move their kids to the highest level of fervor, stamina, and love of learning and independent thinking. This book provides a unique structure of choice; shared and guided reading that rigorously prepares students for lifelong reading habits and high level literacy achievement that helps readers get to and through college. Structured in “mild,” “medium,” and “spicy” steps, teachers and school leaders can mix and match the tools presented in order to fit individual needs that can sustainably be put in place in their classrooms as soon as tomorrow. All strategies presented are given from the perspective of what is most immediately helpful, practical, and sustainable.
- Offers a practical guide for fostering a love of learning and thinking in students
- Each chapter includes: assessments options; incorporating choice; options for special needs students
- Aligns with Common Core state standards and includes a chapter on standardized testing
Written for real teachers (who work late hours grading tests, making bulletin boards, attending basketball games, and getting phone calls about homework) who need to keep things practical!
KIPP, the Knowledge is Power Program (www.kipp.org), is a nationwide network of charter schools. There are currently 125 KIPP schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia serving more than 40,000 students.
Reading Without Limits: Teaching Strategies to Build Independent Reading for Life (2012) — 9781118472156