Tuesday, September 9, 2003

Literacy Resources for Gr. 7 - H.S.

for Student Success Literacy Initiative

Allen, Janet. (2004). Tools for Teaching Content Literacy. Stenhouse: Portland, MN.
ISBN: 1 57110 380 5

Allen, Janet. (2002). On the Same Page: Shared reading beyond the primary grades.
Stenhouse: Portland, MN.
ISBN: 1 57110 332 5
• explores the use of shared reading with older students
• transitions to independent reading, increased vocabulary and modeled fluency are highlighted

Allen, Janet. (1999). Words, words, words: Teaching Vocabulary in Grades 4-12. Stenhouse:
Portland, MN.
ISBN: 1-57110-085-7
• strategy lessons in the areas of activating and building background word knowledge, making word learning meaningful and lasting, and making reading the heart of vocabulary instruction
• useful graphic organizers for vocabulary building


Allen, Janet. (2000). Yellow Brick Roads: Shared and Guided Paths to Independent Reading,
4-12. Stenhouse: Portland, MN.
ISBN: 1-57110-319-8
• highlights understanding what gets in the way of reading
• discusses rethinking and reorganizing time and resources
• shares assessment practices that inform instruction

Atwell, Nancie. (2002). Lessons That Change Writers. Heinemann: Portsmouth, NH.
ISBN: 0-86709-546-6
• a collection of writing mini-lessons for grade 7 and 8

Beers, Kylene. (2003.) When Kids Can’t Read, What Teachers Can Do: A guide for Teachers 6 to
12. Heinemann: Portsmouth, NH.
ISBN: 0-86709-519-9
• shows teachers how to helping struggling readers with: comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, word recognition and motivation
• filled with transcripts of student dialogue and work, reproducible materials, extensive booklists

Booth, David (2002). Even Hockey Players Read: Boys, Literacy and Learning. Pembroke
Publishers: Markham, ON.
ISBN: 1-55138-147-8.
• understanding the literacy lives of boys
• helping boys become print powerful and structuring literacy events for boys
• great book list for boys

Daniels, Harvey (2002). Literature Circles. Heinemann: Portland, MN.
ISBN: 1-55138-139-7



Gallagher, Kelly (2003). Reading Reasons: Motivational Mini-Lessons for Middle and High
School. Stenhouse: Portland, MN .
ISBN: 1-571100-356-2
• great lessons to help students consolidate their understanding

Gibbons, P. (2002). Scaffolding Language, Scaffolding Learning: Teaching Second Language
Learners in the Mainstream Classroom. Heinemann: Portsmouth, NH.
ISBN: 0-325-00366-1

Fletcher, Ralph. (1998). Craft Lessons . Stenhouse: Portland, MN.
ISBN: 1571100733

Fletcher, Ralph. (2001). Nonfiction Craft Lessons. Stenhouse: Portland, MN.
ISBN: 1571103295

Freeman, S. et al. (2002). Closing the Achievement Gap: How to Reach Limited-Formal-Schooling and Long-Term English Learners. Heinemann: Portsmouth, NH.
ISBN: 0-325-00273-8.

Lewin, Larry. (2003). Paving the Way in Reading and Writing. Jossey-Bass: San Francisco, CA.
ISBN: 0-7879-6414-X

Pirie, Bruce. (2002). Teenage boys and high school English. Boynton/Cook Publishers: NH.
ISBN: 0-86709-536-9
• author is an English teacher at Lorne Park Secondary School in Mississauga
• practical strategies are given to address boys’ difficulties in reading, writing, speaking, listening, thinking and feeling

Robb. Laura. (2000). Teaching Reading in Middle School: A Strategic Approach to Teaching Reading That Improves Comprehension and Thinking. Scholastic: Jefferson City, MO.
ISBN: 0-590-68560-0
• focuses on pre, during and after reading strategies
• highlights assessment strategies most helpful in the middle school years

Tovani, Cris. (2000). I Read It, But I Don’t Get It: Comprehension Strategies for Adolescent Readers. Stenhouse: Portland, MN.
ISBN: 1-57110-089-X
• teaching tips that benefit struggling readers as well as proficient and advanced readers
• “What Works” section highlights simple ideas to immediately employ in the classroom

Tovani, Cris (2004). Do I Really Have to Teach Reading? Stenhouse, Portland, MN.
ISBN: 1 57110 376 7

Wilhelm, Jeffrey (2004). Reading is Seeing. Scholastic: New York, NY.
ISBN: 0 439 30309 5

Wilhelm, Jeffrey (2002). Action Strategies for Deepening Comprehension. Scholastic: New York, NY.
ISBN: 0 439 218857 8

Wilhelm, Jeffrey (2001). Improving Comprehension with Think-Aloud Strategies. Scholastic: New York, NY.
ISBN: 0 439 21859 4


Additional Resources Provided to School Libraries in June 2005

For 7/8 Schools:

Robb, L., Klemp, R., & Schwartz, W. (2002). The Reader’s Handbook. Great Source Education
Group, Houghton Mifflin Co.: Wilmington: MA. ISBN 0-669-48858-5

Included with the text are teacher guides and overheads for Science, Mathematics, and Social Studies.
This resource a complete reference for cross-curricular reading instruction in grades 6 to 8 and includes descriptions of key reading strategies, as well as helpful graphics, and practice samples.


For Secondary Schools:

Burke, J., Klemp, R., & Schwartz, W. (2002). The Reader’s Handbook. Great Source Education
Group, Houghton Mifflin Co.: Wilmington: MA. ISBN 0-669-49008-3

Included with the text are teacher guides and overheads for Science, Mathematics, and Social Studies.
This resource a complete reference for cross-curricular reading instruction in grades 9 to 12 and includes descriptions of key reading strategies, as well as helpful graphics, and practice samples.



Resources Provided to 7/8 & Secondary Schools, January 2006


Rog, L.J. & Kropp, P. (2004). The Write Genre. Pembroke Publishers: Markham, ON.
ISBN 1-55138-172-9

An excellent resource for teaching the various genres of writing up to grade 9/10. Includes mini-lessons, rubrics, student exemplars, and many helpful suggestions for engagement and the writing process.


Scieszka, Jon. ed. (2005). Guys Write for Guys Read. Viking Press: New York, NY.
ISBN 0-670-067027-5

A collection of short pieces by many renowned male writers writing about being boys. Some excellent pieces for read-alouds or engagement activities. Recommended for ages 11 and up.

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