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There's Room for Me Here: Literacy Workshop in the Middle School
Contributor(s): Allen, Janet, Gonzalez, Kyle

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ISBN: 1571100423     ISBN-13: 9781571100429
Publisher: Stenhouse Pub
OUR PRICE: $33.60  

Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: November 1997
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Annotation: Uses anecdotes and examples of student writing to recount the experiences of two teachers in creating special workshops for middle school students who had poor reading skills, and provides guidance for starting a literacy program.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Language arts (Middle school); United States.
Reading (Middle school); United States.
BISAC Categories:
- Education | Professional Development
Dewey: 428/.0071/2
LCCN: bl2005003390
Academic/Grade Level: Professional
Book type: Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 9.50" H x 7.50" W x 0.75" (1.15 lbs) 245 pages
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
What do you do with students who cannot or will not read and write? This portrait of Kyle Gonzalez's classroom offers teachers theory-based strategies for helping students become motivated and successful readers and writers. You will see how one middle school teacher sets up her literacy classroom, offers intervention and support for struggling students, and assesses their progress. Rich in description of Kyle's successes, the book also looks honestly at why some practices were ineffective in her setting.

With Janet's and Kyle's practical and detailed suggestions for creating a literate environment, you'll learn how to:

  • establish a literacy workshop;
  • choose and use effective resources;
  • implement effective, informative record-keeping;
  • help students establish goals and assess progress;
  • use read-alouds as well as shared, guided, and independent reading and writing;
  • instill reading and writing practices that help students read content-specific texts.

"There's Room for Me Here" includes record-keeping forms, extensive bibliographies of literature and professional materials, resource information, and samples of strategy lessons all embedded in this engaging story of a teacher's first three years building a literacy workshop in her classroom.

Kyle's students are middle school learners who struggle with literacy. The strategies, content-area connections, and management ideas, however, are applicable and appropriate for use by any 3-12 teacher.

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