Teaching With Author Web Sites, K-8

Teaching With Author Web Sites, K-8

By: Mark L. Gura (editor), Rose C. Reissman (editor)Paperback

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Drawing on extensive classroom experience, the authors demonstrate how shy students, reluctant readers, English language learners, and students who may be less active during class discussion become energized when they explore rich Web sites available from popular, respected children's authors. This book illustrates how this easy, no-risk technology-available at a keystroke-offers wide-ranging benefits, including: - Inviting students into a literacy community of readers and writers - Fostering the development of discrete, test-mandated skills - Capitalizing on and deepening students' familiarity with the digital world in ways that enhance their literacy growth

About Author

Rose Reissman is Chief Academic Officer of Mind Lab and Head of the Writing Institute at the Ditmas Education Complex. She is an ongoing classroom public school educator who has successfully taught and continues to teach literacy, project-based learning, special education, gifted and talented students, and ELL students K-12. As an outcome of her own professional development, Reissman has taught graduate education course at Manhattanville College, LIU, Fordham, and MCNY-Metropolitan College of New York. Reissman has published extensively in the field of multiculutral education, literacy, middle school literacy, law-related education, technology integration,and writing across content. She has done residencies and consultancies throughout the country. The strength of her presentations and conversations with educators lies in the fact that her insights, strategies, activities, and recommendations are based on her ongoing teacher research in the classroom with actual students. She is also willing to demo her techniques with classes of actual student learners. Mark Gura has been involved in the integration of technology across the curriculum for the past 17 years o f his 35-year career as an educator. The former director of the Office of Instructional Technology of the New York City Board of Education, he has planned, supervised, and implemented professional development for thousands of teachers. A Senior Fellow of the Center for Digital Education, Gura has written extensively on the instructional applications of technology for ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education); Converge, EdTech, and T.H.E. Journal magazines; and the New York Daily News. He currently teaches graduate courses in the use of technology for teachers at Fordham University and Touro College. He is also the co-producer of the popular Internet radio program, The Teachers Podcast.


Acknowledgments About the Authors Introduction 1. Welcome to the World of Authors and Readers Online 2. Getting Started: Beginning to Explore and Use Digital Author Resources, With Eric Carle 3. Reading Through Writing: Rich Language Arts and Social Studies Learning, With T.A. Barron 4. Welcome to Judy Blume's Home Base 5. Illustrators Are Authors Too! 6. Creating Class Author Study Web Sites Appendixes A. Extra Activities to Extend and Expand Experience With Digital Author Studies B. Pedagogy and Standards Resources References Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781412973861
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 152
  • ID: 9781412973861
  • weight: 430
  • ISBN10: 1412973864

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