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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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Erin Hitzfield
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...
Miss Leacock
Jul 06, 2010 Miss Leacock 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...
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.
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.
Joe Wood
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.
Lisa Nimz
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.
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.
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.
alexandra stumpf

Amazing ideas about expanding independent reading into independent literacy exploration.
Nadine Voth
A plethora of ideas and strategies for teaching reading to older, struggling students.
Excellent book with practical ideas for setting up a reading/writing workshop.
Wonderful book...good for any teacher old or new...
SO GREAT! Holy cow - food for thought. I'm stuffed.
Ryan Saunders
Excellent guide for reading teachers. Lots of great info.
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Excellent resource.
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