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Literature-Based Reading Activities: Engaging Students with Literary and Informational Text is the ideal resource for pre-service and in-service teachers looking for practical help and exciting classroom activities for ensuring all students have successful interactions with literature. Brief and inexpensive, it is widely appreciated for its numerous activities, unique discussions of the theoretical and research bases supporting all of the activities, and the variety of grade levels and genres covered. The activities are useful with a wide range of texts, and the guidelines show readers how to be effective decision makers as they plan literature instruction for the culturally, linguistically, and academically diverse K–8 students in today’s classrooms.
This new edition includes:
- Updated information about sharing literature in the context of today’s classrooms.
- New activities for supporting students’ interactions with literature.
- Numerous new examples of children’s literature, many of them recent award winners.
- Updated discussions of research on recent studies and major reports.
- A new feature, Take Five! (or Take Ten!).
- Ideas and suggestions for using literature in the content areas.
- 11 new activities for expanding teachers’ repertoires for engaging students with literature,
- Increased attention to using technology to support students’ interactions with and responses to literature,
- More than 80 new examples of exceptional literature,
- A list of websites of recommended literature, including positive, authentic examples of literature for diverse populations.
Hallie Kay Yopp is a Professor in the Department of Elementary and Bilingual Education at California State University, Fullerton where she was named Outstanding Professor of the Year. She teaches courses in literacy in the credential and graduate programs. Her professional activities include engaging in research, writing, serving on editorial boards for professional journals, and working with the community. Hallie was a public school teacher for ten years, primarily in bilingual settings. An inductee into the California Reading Hall of Fame, she was also honored with the California State University Systemwide Wang Family Excellence Award. Hallie currently is Co-Director of the California State University 23 campus system's Center for the Advancement of Reading.
Ruth Helen Yopp is a Professor in the Department of Elementary and Bilingual Education at California State University, Fullerton. She teaches literacy theory and pedagogy to pre-service and graduate students, writes on topics of literacy and classroom teaching, directs several teacher development projects, and works closely with teachers in local schools. Ruth is actively involved in university, state, and regional committees and serves on the editorial boards of several literacy journals. Ruth taught in the public schools for ten years prior to joining the university faculty and was the recipient of district and county awards for her teaching. She is an inductee into the California Reading Hall of Fame.
Table of Contents
1. Using Literature in the Classroom
New Contexts for Sharing Literature
Rationale for Selection of Activities for This Book
2. Prereading Activities
3. During-Reading Activities
Character Perspective Charts
Circle of Viewpoints
Ten Important Words
Pack the Suitcase
4. Postreading Activities
Literary Report Cards
Sketch to Stretch
5. Writing and Bookmaking Activities
A Process Approach to Writing
Mini Fold-Up Books
Retelling Picture Books
Appendix: Internet Resources