The Ultimate Read Aloud Resource, Best Friend Fiction Collection, Grade 2 Books, Lessons and Professional Learning for Making the Most of Read-Aloud Time

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  • Copyright: 7/8/2016
  • Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources (Teaching
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Meet Your New “Best Friends!” This kit by Lester L. Laminack guides you and your students as you venture deep inside books and engage in the rich discussion and literary analysis of an interactive read-aloud. Each grade-specific collection includes:
- 5 “Best Friend Books” selected by Lester L. Laminack (6 copies each).
- 5 full-color, multipanel teaching cards, developed with Reba M. Wadsworth, with detailed lesson plans and suggestions for “first visits” and “home visits”—helping students discover the magic of literary language.
- An online resource bank that features Lester modeling a read-aloud that highlights exquisite language and intriguing literary elements, and underscores the profound instructional value of literature in the classroom; also included: downloadable graphic organizers and resources for families.
- 128-page professional book, The Ultimate Read-Aloud Resource, by Lester L. Laminack.

Author Biography

Lester Laminack is Professor Emeritus from Western Carolina University where he taught writing workshop, children's literature, and reading.  His professional books include Learning Under the Influence of Language and Literature and Reading Aloud Across the Curriculum: How to Build Bridges in Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies. He is also the author of four books for children: The Sunsets of Miss Olivia Wiggins, Trevor's Wiggly-Wobbly Tooth, Saturdays and Tea Cakes, and Jake's 100th Day of School. He served three years as coeditor of the NCTE journal Primary Voices and as editor of the Children's Book Review Department of the National Council of Teachers of English journal Language Arts from 2003-2006.

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