More Than Meets the Eye
How Relationships Enhance Literacy Learning
AUTHOR: Skolnick, Donna
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More than Meets the Eye focuses on the fascinating web of relationships that define the classroom environment: the relationship between the teacher and the student; the relationship between and among the students; the relationship between the teacher and the reading-writing curriculum; the relationship between the student and the reading-writing curriculum. Citing recent research and classroom examples, this groundbreaking book illuminates the importance and potential of each of these key relationships and offers practical, classroom-tested ways to build and strengthen them. It delves to a deeper understanding of what supports readers and writers as they grow.
When we make these connections a priority in the classroom, our query shifts from what do we want to cover in the curriculum to more complex questions: How do I foster a lifelong relationship between my students and their reading and writing? How do I help students live meaningful lives in the classroom community? How do I value and learn from each child?
Looking at the classroom through the lens of relationships offers a timely and innovative way to view the daily dynamics of literacy learning. This book will help you improve your reading-writing program as you begin to see the classroom as a learning organization alive with connections that hinder or enhance all that is possible.
PUBLICATION DATE: 9/22/2000
CATEGORY: Language Arts & Disciplines, Psychology