The Ultimate Read Aloud Resource, Best Friend Fiction Collection, Grade 3 Books, Lessons and Professional Learning for Making the Most of Read-Aloud Time

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  • Copyright: 2016-09-01
  • Publisher: Scholastic Professional
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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 a professor Emeritus of Birth-Kindergarten, Elementary and Middle Grades Education at Western Carolina University. He is a full-time writer and consultant working with schools throughout the U.S. Laminack is an active member of the NCTE and served three years as co-editor of the NCTE journal Primary Voices and as editor of the Children’s Book Review Department of the NCTE journal Language Arts (2003-2006).He has received two awards for excellence in teaching at WCU: the Botner Superior Teaching Award and the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award.

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