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More Primary Literacy Centers: Making Reading and Writing Stick!
More Primary Literacy Centers: Making Reading and Writing Stick!
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More Primary Literacy Centers: Making Reading and Writing Stick!

More Primary Literacy Centers provides all the information you need to easily implement literacy centers in your classroom or build upon an established, balanced literacy program that will generate more meaningful reading and writing experiences. For those just beginning to use literacy centers, this guide offers clear yet comprehensive instructions, ready-to-use lesson plans and center activities, reproducible charts, and time-saving tips for seamlessly building centers into your language arts curriculum. Susan and Mellissa show you how to set up literature-based centers for reading, literature response, writing, poetry, listening, and word work that are effective and easily maintained. If you are a literacy center veteran who needs to revive and transform your centers into focused places of learning where students of all levels apply, practice, and master standards-based skills and strategies, this follow-up companion to Primary Literacy Centers is the perfect refresher course, compl

PublisherMaupin House
BrandMaupin House
Age Level- Years
Trim Size8 1/2 x 11
Page Count208



The Midwest Book Review, "Library Bookwatch" and "Internet Bookwatch,"

"Written by literacy coach Susan Nations and assistant principal Mellissa Alonso, both of whom earned Teacher of the Year for their respective counties in 2005. More Primary Literacy Centers: Making Reading and Writing STICK! is a no-nonsense guide to building literacy centers in one's classroom, or building upon an established literacy program in order to bring more meaningful reading and writing experiences to youths in grades K-3. Written for novice to veteran literacy center organizers, administrators, and workers, More Primary Literacy Centers covers the five points of the STICK principle -- Strategy Teaching Cycle, Transition Readers from Emergent to Fluent, Interacting as a Learning Community, Conversations about Content, and Keeping the Focus. A wealth of handy teacher resources from sample student interview and center evaluation forms to daily learning logs, kid-friendly" exercise and response forms, literacy connection planner templates, and more round out this invaluable resource and teaching aid." - The Midwest Book Review, "Library Bookwatch" and "Internet Bookwatch," April 2007" - The Midwest Book Review, "Library Bookwatch" and "Internet Bookwatch,"

April 15, 2007

Mellissa Alonso

Mellissa Alonso

Mellissa Alonso is an author, national literacy consultant and conference presenter. Mellissa is the co-author of Primary Literacy Centers: Making Reading and Writing STICK! and More Primary Literacy Centers: Making Reading and Writing STICK! She worked with Susan to develop the Literacy Procedure Flip Books for Teaching Resource Center. She was also featured in Newbridge Publishing’s Professional Development Video Program: Guided Reading: A Focus on Informational Texts. Mellissa is currently the Supervisor for Reading Coaches in Hillsborough County Public Schools. She has been an assistant principal, district resource teacher for Elementary Reading and Language Arts in Hillsborough County, the twelfth largest school district in the nation. Mellissa writes and delivers literacy training in her district. She has been an integral part of the team that initiated the Reading Coaches Project in Hillsborough County. Teachers and Reading Specialists are trained as Reading Coaches to provide site-based follow up to district level training. Mellissa has been involved in a number of district projects including: K-1 Reading Inservice Course, K-1 Centers Video Projects, 2-3 Reading Inservice Course, 2-3 Centers, Oral Reading Records, K-2 FCAT and DRA training. She has presented at several local, state and national level conferences and workshops. Mellissa has received many acknowledgements and awards for her work. She received the Celebrate Literacy Award from the Hillsborough County Council of the International Reading Association. This award honored her exceptional contributions to literacy for the school district. In 2005, she was selected as Hillsborough’s District Teacher of the Year.

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