9781338109252

The Ultimate Read-Aloud Resource Making Every Moment Intentional and Instructional With "Best Friend Books"

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  • ISBN13:

    9781338109252

  • ISBN10:

    1338109251

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/8/2016
  • Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources (Teaching

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Summary

In this book, award-winning children’s author and acclaimed educator Lester L. Laminack provides guidelines, lessons, and resources for making every read-aloud experience intentional and instructional. Central to Laminack’s message is his breakthrough thinking about the value and importance of “Best Friend Books” – a small, carefully curated collection that you turn to repeatedly for specific teaching purposes.
You’ll also find:
- Step by step lessons for “first visits” and “return visits” with recommended Best Friend Books—clear guidelines for digging deeply into the books and enriching students’ understanding of content and craft.
- Links to an online resource bank that contains “Spotlight on Lester” videos and graphic organizers for you and downloadables for your students.
- “What the Research Says” boxes that point to studies supporting Laminack’s professional advice.
- A list of Laminack’s favorite Best Friend Books to date, annotated and alphabetically organized.
- “Home Visit” boxes that contain tips and tools for welcoming families into the work

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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