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The Reading Activity Handbook: Purposeful Reading Responses To Enrich Your Literacy Programme

Sheena Cameron

The Reading Activity Handbook: Purposeful Reading Responses To Enrich Your Literacy Programme

By Sheena Cameron
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Author
Sheena Cameron
ISBN
9781442528529
Published Date
30/10/2009
Pages
94

The Reading Activity Handbook: Purposeful reading responses to enrich your literacy programme is a comprehensive collection of reading response ideas that includes 19 photocopy masters to support students’ learning. It is designed for teachers at all levels of primary and lower secondary.

Biography
Sheena Cameron is an experienced teacher who has taught in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States. She has taught at primary, intermediate and tertiary levels. Sheena currently facilitates literacy workshops both in New Zealand and internationally and continues to teach in the classroom regularly to keep in touch with the real world of teaching.
Features
Providing students with opportunities to engage in purposeful reading responses has many benefits including:
  • allowing teachers to work with individuals and small groups
  • creating opportunities to observe and monitor students’ comprehension
  • providing authentic reading, writing, talking and creative experiences for students
  • producing quality work that students value.

The responses in this book will benefit your students by:

  • providing opportunities for student choice, which increases student motivation and engagement
  • deepening levels of comprehension by requiring them to return to the text for different purposes
  • enabling them to make personal connections with literature
  • developing independence and positive self-image as a reader.

The Reading Activity Handbook: Purposeful reading responses to enrich your literacy programme is an essential reference to teachers when planning literacy sessions.

Target audience
Suitable for teachers of all primary levels and lower secondary.
Table of contents
  • Introduction
  • 1 Locating and organising information
  • 2 Focusing on words
  • 3 Exploring characters, setting and plot
  • 4 Creating visual responses
  • 5 Engaging in writing
  • 6 Organising for talk
  • Bibliography
  • Photocopy Masters

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