books by Boynton, Cook
The English Teacher's Companion: A Complete Guide to Classroom, Curriculum, and the Profession
My New Classroom Bible
While the price is a little steep, the book is worth every penny. There is so much useful information for language arts teachers in middle and high school. Although it's designed much like a college textbook (and apparently is being used as one, rightfully, in some places), it is easy to read and apply. Burke devotes chapters to reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, and even listening, ...
The Essential Don Murray: Lessons from America's Greatest Writing Teacher
Donald M. Murray
For Anyone Yearning to Write...
After reading the Essential Don Murray: Lessons from America's Greatest Writing Teacher, I felt like I had sat down with him over a warm cup of coffee. Because he was so willing to give himself to the reader through his writing, I feel like I know him. Chapter four consists of Don's Day book, where he wrote down random thoughts, feelings, titles etc. that came to mind throughout the day. ...
Lessons That Change Writers
Boynton/Cook Pub, 2002
A writer's workshop how-to
I just attended the workshop of the same name. I highly recommend, not only this workbook, but seeing Nancie in person. This binder includes reproducibles and essential workshop mini-lessons.
Wonderful textbook that is a must for the undergraduate
This book should be required reading for every college bound highschool senior and college freshman. It is invaluable in developing ideas, and writing discipline. More importantly, when I first came on it as a college freshman, it was the first text book I read that provided a step-by-step method on thought organization and composition, and did so in an amusing and light narrative style. I ...
With Rigor for All: Teaching the Classics to Contemporary Students
Teachers can really use this book
Imagine this: You're about to teach Madame Bovary to seniors and you're faced with students who complain: "Too many pages, I can't read all that!" Or, "I've never finished a book in my life!" "Too much description; why doesn't he just get to the point?" "I read last night but I can't remember anything today!" What's an English teacher to do? You're ready to throw the book up against the ...
The Literature Workshop: Teaching Texts and Their Readers
A perfect blend of theory and practice
Very few books are published on the art of teaching high school or undergraduate literature. If you teach at one of these levels, you can relate. You might find a new book, attend a workshop, or search on the web for some new ideas, but the majority of what you find is aimed at middle level English reading workshops or how to teach reading comprehension. On the flip side, if you're looking for ...
Room 109: The Promise of a Portfolio Classroom
A must-read for teachers, parents, and students alike!
Rich Kent embodies the metaphor "teacher as guide." In this text, he uses example of the richness of student input in something that is so much more than just a "how-to" approach to portfolios and portfolio assessment. I strongly encourage a deep reading of this text to make meaning of the real purpose, process, product of student learning.
In the Middle: New Understandings About Writing, Reading, and Learning
A Shift in Teaching
Atwell's research and dedication to the true teaching of literacy in classrooms of all levels has changed my philosophy of teaching forever. Those who judge her approach without attempting to understand it, are only missing out on an innovative and fresh approach to how English should be taught. In my own classroom of tenth graders, I have gone from yawns and glazed eyes to students who leave ...
How to Survive in Your Native Land (Innovators in Education)
If I Read this Again I'll Start Crying
James Herndon, in my opinion, has written the two best books about education that I have ever read. The Way It Spozed To Be and How to Survive in Your Native Land were used in many universities and colleges across the country in the 70s. As a now retired teacher, I look at what education has become in this country, how far we have wandered from the Herdon Days of alternative schools and teachers ...
For All Time: A Complete Guide to Writing Your Family History
For All Time: A complete guide to writing your family histor
FOR ALL TIME: A Complete Guide to Writing Your Family History By Charley Kempthorne To be honest, every night I fall asleep reading the books and magazines sent to me for review in my Tuesday column. Its not that they are boring, it is just sometimes late when I finally get to that part of my day! But when I got through the stack to this packet of materials, I became so excited over the content, ...
Good Intentions: Writing Center Work for Postmodern Times (Crosscurrents (Portsmouth, N.H.).)
Nancy Maloney Grimm
Writing centers: service or disservice?
This is one of those ground-breaking books that are also exasperating, because you know the author is right at least half of the time, but you don't know which half is right. Grimm's overall objective is to find a way to make higher education "fairer" for students who lack the advantages of most mainstream students who grow up in white, middle-class households, and she has written a thoughtful ...
Nonstandardized Quests: 500+ Writing Prompts That Matter
David E. LeCount
What a delight.
It saddens me to remember the days when I considered creative writing prompts dread-inducing. The infamous "What I Did On My Summer Vacation" resurfaced year after year in school, and I felt resigned to a life of dreary, meaningless questions and answers. Imagine my shock when, on the very first page of David LeCount's Nonstandardized Quests: 500+ Writing Prompts That Matter, I found: "Simply ...
Beat Not the Poor Desk
A Book For Writers of All Ages
Writing is a process. An exciting way to communicate thoughts and emotions. Just as we learn a spoken language through practice without judgement, so must we learn the written language. Beat Not The Poor Desk is a teaching tool based on that philosophy. It is a compilation of lessons and projects presented in sequence as a guide for teachers of English. Written with input from English teachers,it ...
Freedom and Beyond (Innovators in Education)
This is a book which has helped me develop an attitude for perceiving children. It and "The Continuum Concept" by Jean Leidloff, have both helped convince me how little of our unsolicited instructions children really need. John Holt is one who takes 'freedom' to its limits, at least as far as children are concerned. The change it brought in me: When I have the baby sitter's role with my kids, I ...
Reel Conversations: Reading Films with Young Adults (Young Adult Literature)
Alan B. Teasley
Excellent Teaching Tool!
This book is great for creating plans to teach film and media literacy to secondary school students.
Teaching Middle School Writers: What Every English Teacher Needs to Know
This book takes teaching middle school writing to a new level. Teachers novice to experienced will find Robb's book packed with useful teaching strategies. A fresh perspective and well worth reading.
The Way It Spozed to Be (Innovators in Education)
Great American Writer
James Herndon was a great American writer. He had freewheeling wit and intelligence, an urban beat, poignant, ironic humor, well-sketched and righteous anger and most importantly, a sense of seeking, a desire for the truth in his life. The reader becomes complicitous in the same search and thus "The Way It's Spozed to Be" is one of those rare and magnificent books in any subject area that ...
The SSR Handbook: How to Organize and Manage a Sustained Silent Reading Program
Janice L. Pilgreen
An Indispensable Resource
For anyone involved in the teaching of reading, this book gives you the information needed to help students become confident readers. I followed these guidelines in my classroom and I am ecstatic at the results. My students attitudes towards reading have improved as well as their comprehension, writing, and spelling, just like Pilgreen stated it would. I recommend this book and method to all.
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