Technology Expert: Julie Wood
Outstanding Web and Print Resources
More About Literature Circles. . .
For comprehensive information about Literature Circles, check out
to Julie Wood and a distinguished panel discuss online literature
online literature circles on Scholastic's professional discussion
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join book chats moderated by teachers and librarians. Or, volunteer
to become a moderator of a book chat yourself! www.authorchats.com/lit/
New Literacies; New Literacies in Action
Read Maureen Baron's article called "Literature
Circles/Club de Lecture," about the author's experiences in
creating a literature-based project for second graders. Baron, who
teaches on-site and distance education courses on media and technology
in the Faculty of Education at McGill University, designed this
program to "provide learning contexts that will address the computer
technology and literacy needs of inner-city students within the
framework of Quebec's curriculum reform."
Scholastic's database on "Authors and Books," which includes
more than 2,000 pre-K through Grade 8 children's titles. Get to
know stellar authors such as Lois Lowry, Virginia Hamilton, and
J. K. Rowling through online interviews, biographies, Q & A's, book
discussion guides, and ideas for teaching. www.scholastic.com/authors
Favorite Books, grades 712 www.reading.org
Books, 30 books, K8 www.reading.org
for Children's Literature
A Literature-Based Curriculum, by Taffy E. Raphael, Laura S.
Pardo, Kathy Highfield, and Susan McMahon, Small Planet Communications.
for Middle School, by Taffy E. Raphael, Marcella Kehus, and
Karen Damphousse, Small Planet Communications.
Fostering Engaged Reading, edited by Linda B. Gambrell and Janice
Almasi. International Reading Association.