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For more than 30 years, Mary Lynch has been a classroom teacher of students in grades from JK to 6, and has served as a reading support teacher, and literacy teacher and coach. She is an effective speaker on literacy and the content areas, presenting workshops at the school, district, and provincial level and in the United States. Mary earned her Master of Education from the University of Western Ontario where she has also worked as a lecturer and marker. A steadfast supporter of ongoing professional development, Mary currently writes and devotes her energy to helping teachers experience more fulfillment and joy in their classrooms.
Cultivating Readers introduces a six-step approach for cultivating and growing complete readers who have the will to read. It shows teachers how to create classrooms where students understand the value of reading, intimately know who they are as readers, and receive joy and pleasure from text. From sharing your reading life to getting to know your students to modelling the habits of a reader, you will find strategies to use to set the foundation for a classroom of enthusiastic readers.
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The 6 essential steps for nurturing writers who have the will to write is the core of this practical book. Based on extensive classroom experience, the book explores how teachers can help students tap into their own life experiences, model the habits of a writer, and make use of the tools of the trade. Strategies throughout the book show teachers how to create an environment that helps students see writing as a rewarding experience in and outside the classroom. Powerful real-life anecdotes and ready-to-use activities support this guide to developing classrooms full of thoughtful, passionate writers.
Mathematizing Children’s Literature
Sparking Connections, Joy, and Wonder Through Read-Alouds and Discussion