Talking, Writing, and Thinking About Books: 101 Ready-to-Use Classroom Activities That Build Reading Comprehension

Talking, Writing, and Thinking About Books: 101 Ready-to-Use Classroom Activities That Build Reading Comprehension

By: Jo Phenix (author)Paperback

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"Talking, Writing, and Thinking About Books" shows teachers how to engage their classes in reading, responding to what they read, and improving reading comprehension. Featuring 101 photocopiable activities that involve pupils in all aspects of the reading process, encompassing the complete range of literacy skills needed to express their thoughts and ideas; writing, speaking, drama, visual arts and other media. The full array of text components - character, setting, plot, personal response, language, and words - are also covered.An ideal complement to any literature study, the activities are organised around the major components of literacy: Oral Language - talking about character, plot, language, and words; Drama - bringing character and plot to life; Visual Arts - creating art based on literary character, setting, and plot; Writing - formal and informal expression of character, events, setting, plot, language, and words; and, Research - investigating details about author, setting, and genre. The activities in "Talking, Writing, and Thinking About Books" are flexible enough to use with individuals, in pairs and small groups, and in conjunction with a wide variety of texts from novels to newspapers. In addition, the busy teacher will find time-saving assessment forms (for teachers and pupils) invaluable. Simple tools give the teacher a quick record of class work habits and quality of work. A companion checklist for students helps them reflect on their work, follow directions, and complete tasks.

About Author

Jo Phenix is a popular workshop leader and keynote speaker who has taught at both primary and secondary levels. A former consultant for a major school board, she has also led special courses in language for teachers at many universities. Jo now spends her time as a writer, consultant, and speaker. Every year thousands of educators attend her popular workshops on successful approaches to the instruction of spelling, writing and reading.


Introduction; Talking and Reading Aloud; Drama; Visual Arts; Writing; Research; Appendix; Index of Activities

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781551381831
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 128
  • ID: 9781551381831
  • ISBN10: 1551381834

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