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Yellow Brick Roads: Shared and Guided Paths to Independent Reading 4-12

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Do you spend your days working with students who struggle to comprehend reading in literacy and content classes? Are you looking for a way to establish comprehensive literacy instruction in your school or classroom so all students receive support in becoming competent and confident readers?

In Yellow Brick Roads, Janet Allen offers research-based methods for helping teacher
Paperback, 316 pages
Published January 1st 2000 by Stenhouse Publishers
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Jul 06, 2010 Susan marked it as to-read
"I well remember beginning my teaching career and wishing for a wizard who would show me how to teach." Funny, that's where I've found myself in the last month.

A few pages later..."there is no wizard who can solve the problems. We will have to get off the road and create our own paths to literacy." What I am finally discovering...
Jun 07, 2011 Sara rated it liked it
More valuable for assessment tools than the ideas inside-- however, my opinion may be jaded because some of these reading books are so similar! The book is still helpful- it just has some overlap to other literacy/reading tomes.
Apr 15, 2009 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
LOVE THIS BOOK! It is packed with effective, practiced strategies for working with reluctant and struggling adolescent readers. Highly recommend this for any teacher teaching middle or high school level reading.
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Aug 17, 2009 Lisa Nimz rated it liked it
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I was hoping this would give me new ideas for guided reading, but it didn't. I think it's too old. But, I did get some good short story recommendations from it.
Joe Wood
Dec 20, 2010 Joe Wood rated it really liked it
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A nice look at literacy in the classroom. For those who are new to the concept of balanced literacy in a secondary English-Language Arts class, this book is a great introduction.
Jul 20, 2010 Stephanie rated it it was amazing
SO GREAT! Holy cow - food for thought. I'm stuffed.
Jul 19, 2009 LB rated it liked it
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I was hoping for a fresh infusion of guided reading ideas. Didn't happen, but I did get a good list of short story collections.
Jul 21, 2008 maria rated it really liked it
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Jun 08, 2014 Erin Hitzfield rated it liked it
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I liked this, but didn't get as much from it as I had hoped I would. Could be because I have binged on so many literacy/teaching books this summer...
Jan 25, 2016 Janie rated it liked it
ILLing the title to get a copy to read; got the book, got to read first portion, but returned it without completing
Nadine Voth
Jul 04, 2007 Nadine Voth rated it it was amazing
A plethora of ideas and strategies for teaching reading to older, struggling students.
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Aug 17, 2012 alexandra stumpf rated it really liked it

Amazing ideas about expanding independent reading into independent literacy exploration.
Jennifer Drury
Sep 17, 2011 Jennifer Drury rated it it was amazing
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Excellent resource.
Aug 26, 2008 Jeanne rated it it was ok
I just read Chapter 8 today. Many of these are good ideas, but without a separate reading class, I just don't see where I could find the time.
Jul 12, 2009 Kathy rated it it was amazing
Excellent book with practical ideas for setting up a reading/writing workshop.
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