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Thinking Tools for Young Readers and Writers: Strategies to Promote Higher Literacy in Grades 2-8

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In her new book, bestselling author and professional developer
Carol Booth Olsen and colleagues show teachers how to help young readers and
writers construct meaning from and with texts. This practical resource offers a
rich array of research-based teaching strategies, activities and extended
lessons focused on the "thinking tools" employed by experienced readers and
writers. It shows teachers how to draw on the natural connections between
reading and writing, and how cognitive strategies can be embedded into the
teaching of narrative, informational and argumentative texts. Including
artefacts and written work produced by students across the year levels, the
authors connect the cognitive and affective domains for full student engagement.

In her new book, bestselling author and professional developer Carol Booth Olsen and colleagues show teachers how to help young readers and writers construct meaning from and with texts. This practical resource offers a rich array of research-based teaching strategies, activities and extended lessons focused on the “thinking tools” employed by experienced readers and writers. It shows teachers how to draw on the natural connections between reading and writing, and how cognitive strategies can be embedded into the teaching of narrative, informational and argumentative texts. Including artefacts and written work produced by students across the year levels, the authors connect the cognitive and affective domains for full student engagement. Readers can use this book to:

  • help students develop critical thinking skills to meet state and national curriculum standards
  • plan and set goals for literacy instruction
  • supplement existing English curricula with teacher-tested strategies, activities and lessons
  • design and implement engaging instruction
  • develop a community of learners by creating safe classroom spaces in which all students are encouraged to “think big”.

Book features:

  • Web links throughout the text connect readers to student samples, colour versions of resources, anchor charts, videos, extended lesson plans and more!
  • Lessons and activities for embedding cognitive strategy instruction seamlessly into the classroom.
  • A detailed look at the genres of narrative, information and argument, including how to teach them from both a reading and writing perspective.
  • Classroom vignettes with National Writing Project teachers who are conversant with the current research literature.
  • Mary Widtmann

    Mary Widtmann

  • Emily McCourtney

    Emily McCourtney

  • Angie Balius

    Angie Balius

  • Carol Booth Olson

    Carol Booth Olson

  • Judith A. Langer

    Judith A. Langer

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Additional Information

SKU TCP8658
ISBN 9781760568658
Publish date 03/07/2018
ascd video No