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Description - Reading Learning Centers for Primary Grades by Shirleen S. Wait

"Reading Learning Centers for Primary Grades" is a comprehensive resource that offers everything a primary school teacher needs to create and manage exciting, hands-on learning centers to enliven and enrich a primary reading program. The book includes information on topics such as the types of centers that match various learning styles and ability levels, directions for organizing and managing the centers, ideas for establishing monthly themes, and directions for creating hands-on skills games for remediation and enrichment. The book contains thirteen seasonal themes, lists of thematic children's books, calendars and bulletin-board ideas, and illustrated, step-by-step directions for creating 88 thematic and skills-based board, card, sorting, and matching games.This new edition addresses No Child Left Behind legislation and standards, and reflects the diverse U.S. population through Black History, Hispanic, Asian, and Classical Latin cultural themes. Praise for Reading Learning Centers for Primary Grades - "Wow! This book is a gold mine of great ideas to make reading instruction come to life. Students will enjoy the active learning in the centers, and they'll be learning essential reading skills at the same time. What a great combination! I enthusiastically recommend this book to our Project CHILD teachers, and all teachers who are seeking good ideas to actively engage children in the learning process." - Sarah M. (Sally) Butzin, developer, Project CHILD; president, Institute for School Innovation in Tallahassee, FL."One of the most important things we can do for our youngest citizens is teach them to read and encourage them to love it! This book shows primary teachers how to do both, by demonstrating fun ways to engage students in high-interest learning activities that will improve their reading skills." - John Peyton, Mayor of Jacksonville, FL, and creator of Mayor Peyton's Book Club for Children.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780787975791
ISBN-10: 0787975796
Format: Paperback
(281mm x 216mm x 30mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: Jossey-Bass Inc.,U.S.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Shirleen S. Wait

Shirleen S. Wait, Ph.D., has been an elementary school classroom teacher and reading specialist for more than thirty years. She was the reading specialist for Project CHILD (Changing How Instruction for Learning is Delivered). Dr. Wait has developed a complete reading curriculum for grades K-5 and designed hundreds of learning-centered activities for each grade level.