Real Life Literacy: Classroom Tools that Promote Real-World Reading and Writing

5 avg rating
( 1 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781551382043: Real Life Literacy: Classroom Tools that Promote Real-World Reading and Writing
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The compelling connection between the classroom and what happens in the world is the basis of Real Life Literacy. It shows teachers how to turn kids on to learning and build skills that will help them function more successfully in the real world. It fills in the gaps often missing from traditional language arts classes and offers a range of classroom tools that promote real-world reading and writing.

Some of the basic literacy topics that are covered include:

  • Writing and deciphering messages — from notes and memos to invitations and advertisements;
  • Taking the mystery out of labels — from understanding labels on medicine bottles to making sense of food and clothing labels;
  • Coping with everyday money management — from completing order forms to writing cheques and balancing a bank book;
  • Reading and interpreting specialized text — from finding information in nonfiction books to effectively using phone books, entertainment guides, and bus schedules.

This timely book makes a powerful case for linking genuine, purposeful, and functional in-school activities to the lives of students. It promotes using classroom learning to guide and support students as they strive to make meaning of their world.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Kathy Paterson is a teacher and drama specialist with more than 25 years of classroom experience. A popular speaker and writer, she is involved in teacher training with several universities on issues around differentiation and effective teaching practices. The author of Every Adult's Guide to Talking to Teens and How Do I Teach and Keep My Sanity, her books have been translated in the Czech Republic, Germany, Indonesia, Lithuania, and Slovenia.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Kathy Paterson
Published by Pembroke Publishers (2006)
ISBN 10: 1551382040 ISBN 13: 9781551382043
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Pembroke Publishers, 2006. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1551382040

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.35
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Kathy Paterson
Published by Pembroke Publishers (2006)
ISBN 10: 1551382040 ISBN 13: 9781551382043
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Pembroke Publishers, 2006. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1551382040

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 24.98
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Paterson, Kathy
Published by Pembroke Publishers (2006)
ISBN 10: 1551382040 ISBN 13: 9781551382043
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Pembroke Publishers, 2006. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111551382040

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 51.63
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds