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Literacy Projects for Student-Centered Classrooms
Tips and Lessons to Engage Students



April 2007 | 168 pages | Corwin
Effective student-centered learning occurs when the traditional teacher-student practice of 'I lecture, you retain and repeat' is discarded, and when the students assume responsibility for their own process of discovery while the teacher assumes the role of facilitatorach. In this book, Karrell Hickman isolates behaviors teachers and students can practice in order to move beyond their traditional roles in the classroom to promote a more engaged and energized learning environment. She presents four fully developed long-term research projects that are designed to encourage student-centered learning while meeting language arts standards on multiple levels.
 
Acknowledgements
 
About the Author
 
Introduction
 
1. Working Toward a Student Centered Classroom
Developing Student-Led Class Discussions

 
From Criteria to Rubrics: Student-Led Assessment Tool

 
Other Assessment Tools

 
Tutors, Teachers, and Collaborators

 
Time Management

 
 
2. How to Create a Project
Where to Find Project Ideas

 
The Design

 
Organizing

 
 
3. Standards and High-Stakes Testing
Standards and Projects

 
Standards for the English Language Arts Sponsored by NCTE and IRA

 
High-Stakes Testing

 
 
4. Adopt-a-Poet
Teacher Instructions

 
Student Instructions

 
 
5. Project Monster
Teacher Instructions

 
Research Assignments

 
Portfolio

 
Presentations

 
Student Instructions

 
Research Assignments

 
Portfolio

 
Presentation

 
 
6. “I Was Friends With . . . .”
Teacher Instructions

 
Research Assignments

 
Portfolio

 
Presentation

 
Student Instructions

 
Research Assignments

 
Portfolio

 
 
7. Tracing the Protest Movement in America Through Song: A Scavenger Hunt
Teacher Instructions

 
The Scavenger Hunt

 
Portfolio

 
Timeline Graphic

 
Presentation

 
Student Instructions

 
Portfolio

 
Timeline Graphic

 
Presentation

 
 
Appendix
Project Design

 
Adopt-a-Poet

 
Project Monster

 
“I Was Friends With . . . .”

 
Tracing the Protest Movement in America Through Song: A Scavenger Hunt

 
 
Resources
Case Studies

 
 
References
 
Index

"Provides many novel ideas for teachers to use, with practical applications." 

Jamie Jahnig, English Teacher
Cheyenne Central High School, WY

"Real, rather than theoretical. Provides an extremely clear format for all grade levels and presents a concise, workable classroom format that teaches not only intensive reading and writing, but also how students can learn to learn. The clear examples are inspiring, and the approach can immediately be put to use."

Jon Potter, English and Drama Teacher
Camden Hills Regional High School, Rockport, ME

"From project management and student evaluation processes to resource lists for each project, teachers learn how to engage and promote new strategies for literacy."

California Bookwatch, July 2007
Midwest Book Review

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