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Featuring descriptions and activities for fifty exceptional titles, Mary Jo Fresch and Peggy Harkins offer a wealth of ideas for harnessing the power of picture books to improve reading and writing in the content areas.
In this strategy guide, you’ll learn how to use kidwatching to track and support student learning. Teachers observe and take notes on students’ understanding of skills and concepts and then use the observations to determine effective strategies for future instruction.
Drawing on the work in his 2012 NCTE book Beyond Standardized Truth: Improving Teaching and Learning through Inquiry-Based Reading Assessment, Scott Filkins shares practical tools to gather information about students as readers and instructional responses that promote increased understanding of subject matter.