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Taming the Wild Text: Literacy Strategies for Today's Reader

by Pam Allyn; Monica Burns

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Category : Education

ISBN No :9781545715949

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Taming the Wild Text: Literacy Strategies for Today's Reader provides teachers with the best practices for teaching reading to 21st century students. This resource guides teachers in how to meet the changing needs of today's readers while still meeting today's rigorous standards. The big ideas and actionable lessons can be tailored to different grade levels, different types of devices, and different technology plans. Students are reading multiple genres on multiple platforms, and this resource emphasizes integrating technology and finding a balance in the literacy classroom between print and digital texts. Each chapter is devoted to helping students develop the Five Habits for Reading: reading widely, reading critically, reading deeply, reading closely, and reading purposefully will enable students to tackle texts across all genres and platforms. Each section provides descriptions of key reading skills and strategies that teachers need to introduce and practice in their classrooms, and these strategies are closely tied to today's college and career readiness standards. By providing structures and techniques that support the growing reader, teachers can launch their students into the world of 21st century reading. Taming the Wild Text: Literacy Strategies for Today's Reader includes: 21st Century Reading Tips Resource Sidebars Checklists Graphic Organizers Shareable Parent Letters Classroom Examples EdTech Spotlights Technology Tips

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Pam Allyn; Monica Burns

Teacher Created Materials develops innovative and imaginative materials and services for students, worldwide. Everything we do is created by teachers, for teachers and students, to make teaching more effective and learning more fun.Once upon a time in 1977...Rachelle Cracchiolo started Teacher Created Materials with a friend and fellow teacher. Both were eager to share their ideas and passion for education with other classroom leaders. What began as a hobby, selling lesson plans to local stores, became a part-time job after a full day of teaching, and eventually blossomed into a nonstop opportunity to develop and grow Teacher Created Materials as a full-service company, and a welcome and familiar name in every classroom. The story continued in 2004 with the launch of Shell Education and the introduction of professional resources and classroom application books designed to support Teacher Created Materials curriculum resources. Today, Teacher Created Materials is one of the most recognized names in educational publishing around the world...and the story continues educationally ever after.

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