25 Simple Things to Do for Literacy is culled from the book More than 100 Tools for Literacy in Today's Classroom. In addition to simple tasks to stimulate students' thinking and to help them become better readers and writers, each activity includes background information and instructions for conducting the activity. This ready-to-use guide is packed with strategies for improving comprehension of fictional and non-fictional texts.
Joan F. Groeber is an independent consultant and lecturer in the field of literacy and assessment. She is a visiting literacy instructor in the College of Education at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Groeber has published eight books and over thirty articles for educators from the kindergarten level to college on the topics of literacy, assessment tools, classroom management strategies, and self-evaluation.
Introduction 1. What's in a Name? 2. Heads Up 3. Back to Front 4. Just Like Me 5. If I Were You 6. Picture This 7. That's Your Cue 8. Taste Tempters 9. Dressed for Success 10. Here and There 11. Why Do You Think This Is So? 12. What's the Problem? 13. Weather or Not 14. Take a Second Look 15. Help Wanted 16. Remember When 17. To Whom It May Concern 18. It's an Honor 19. From the Beginning 20. Listen Up 21. Alphabet Soup 22. Tongue Twisters 23. Ginonym 24. Compound Rummy 25. Drawing a Blank Bibliography