Read, Discuss, and Learn: Using Literacy Groups to Student Advantage by Lisa A. FisherRead, Discuss, and Learn: Using Literacy Groups to Student Advantage by Lisa A. Fisher

Read, Discuss, and Learn: Using Literacy Groups to Student Advantage

byLisa A. Fisher

Paperback | August 16, 2010

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Literacy groups promote discussion and learning through the exploration of text, but many educators are hesitant to adopt them. For current and future secondary teachers, administrators, and curriculum directors, Read, Discuss, and Learn provides support and guidance so educators can confidently involve students within the learning process at a deep level. This is a practical resource guide that walks teachers through the use of literacy groups within their classrooms over a typical 365-day journey of secondary students. The author provides educators with the tools to think about literacy groups, to create literacy groups, and to design the best assessment to adequately evaluate students' comprehension and mastery of new content.
Lisa A. Fisher is an adjunct instructor for Pasco-Hernando Community College, where she teaches remedial reading courses for college-bound adults. She has been a reading teacher and then a reading coach at a middle school in Pasco County. She currently serves as a literacy coach at a high school.
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Title:Read, Discuss, and Learn: Using Literacy Groups to Student AdvantageFormat:PaperbackDimensions:154 pages, 9.12 × 6.08 × 0.36 inPublished:August 16, 2010Publisher:R&L EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1607094290

ISBN - 13:9781607094296

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Prologue Chapter 4 Students' Voices Create Model Literacy Groups Chapter 5 Understanding Literacy Groups Chapter 6 Designing Literacy Groups Chapter 7 Student and Teacher Accountability Chapter 8 Differentiated Assessment Chapter 9 Getting the Last Word In

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Here is a book written in a style that makes readers feel as though they are sitting at a coffee table with their peers and discussing how to teach literacy. It is conversational in tone, includes developmental steps, and focuses on practical applications. Fisher (adjunct instructor, Pasco-Hernando Community College) presents a systematic approach for introducing and sequencing the progress of literacy groups. She supports this approach with research and personal experience and promotes the use of literacy groups in all content areas and as tools for student motivation, teamwork, role responsibility, and learning. Student motivation often partners with the desire to interact socially while learning new things. Teamwork develops when students learn to cooperate with positive interaction skills and rely on one another to successfully complete assigned roles. Instructors can then use strategies outlined in the appendices to teach the necessary reading skills and concepts to assist students in becoming successful, independent critical readers. Assessment activities are included to assist teachers in evaluating student learning. Fisher's book on literacy group instruction will assist student learning in any content area. Summing Up: Recommended.