Written in Calkins' graceful and passionate style, The Art of Teaching Reading serves as an eloquent and desperately needed reminder of what matters most in teaching.
Lucy Calkins is a Professor of Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University, and an acclaimed speaker, with frequent keynote addresses at conferences across the country. She is also the author (or co-author) of numerous books, including the best-selling sister volume, The Art of Teaching Writing (Heinemann), Raising Lifelong Learners: A Parents' Guide (Perseus Books), and A Teacher's Guide to Standardized Reading Tests: Knowledge is Power (Heinemann).
Provides teachers with passionate guidance on components of the reading curriculum, discussing independent and guided reading, book talks, word study, reading aloud, and book clubs. Gives insight on creating a literate community in the classroom, and describes ongoing structures in the reading curriculum and units of study in a reading workshop. Calkins is professor of curriculum and teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University, and founding director of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)