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Debbie Diller has revolutionized literacy instruction in countless classrooms over the years with her seminal books (Literacy Work Stations, Practice with Purpose, and Spaces & Places) on how to use literacy work stations to engage students in critical literacy learning.
In Growing Independent Learners, she provides a comprehensive guide—with more than 400 full-color photos—to help you plan instruction focused on literacy standards, organize your classroom for maximum benefit, and lead your students to independence through whole-group lessons, small-group focus, and partner learning at literacy stations. The first four chapters lay the foundation with planning, organizing, and instruction that are essential for success with literacy work stations. From creating a model classroom and developing planning tools to using anchor charts, Debbie gives you creative ideas for making the most of your classroom environment to support student independence...
Growing Independent Learners will help you create a vibrant classroom filled with independent learners. This book will quickly become an essential resource for any teacher who believes, as Debbie does, that all children can learn to work independently in a classroom that's well organized and mindfully planned.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Growing Independence
Chapter 1: Teaching in a Whole Group with Standards-Focused Mini-Lessons
Chapter 2: Organizing for Independence
Chapter 3: Planning for Literacy Work Stations
Chapter 4: Teaching with Anchor Charts from Whole Group to Stations
Chapter 5: Literacy Work Stations for Reading: Literature
Chapter 6: Literacy Work Stations for Reading: Informational Text
Chapter 7: Literacy Work Stations for Reading: Foundational Skills
Chapter 8: Literacy Work Stations for Writing
Chapter 9: Literacy Work Stations for Speaking, Listening, and Language
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About the Authors
Debbie has been a national consultant since 2000, but still has those "back to school" dreams in the fall. After playing school in the basement of her childhood home in Lititz, Pennsylvania, she earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in education from Millersville University and Temple University and spent the next four decades as an educator. She's worked as a classroom teacher, migrant education teacher, Title I reading teacher, and literacy coach in Pre-K through grade 10 in diverse public school settings. Her love of teaching stems from her love of learning. "I have always loved learning. Becoming a teacher was a way I could share that love of learning with children and eventually, with adults."
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Source: EdWeek Update and Stenhouse Publishers