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Quotes to Inspire Great Reading Teachers
A Reflective Tool for Advancing Students' Literacy



May 2006 | 200 pages | Corwin
`Education is not about filling a pail, it's about lighting a fire.' -W.B.Yeats

Through carefully selected and contextualized quotes, this book provides an engaging and inspiring way for reading teachers to look at and reflect on their own practice and grow professionally. A year's worth of thought-provoking quotations from thinkers in and out of education are tied to 11 themes for a reading educator's professional development.

With each quote, the authors provide:

Three reflective questions relating the core idea of the quote to teaching practice

Lesson prompts that provide ways to use the quote with students

Links to books for K-2, 3-8 and 9-12 to extend thinking generated by the quote

The introduction spells out for teachers and literacy coaches how reflective use of the quotes and related prompts can promote and document professional development. It also provides multiple applications for the quotes in the classroom to directly foster enhancement of students' literacy, metacognitive skills and goal setting.

 
Reflections From the Authors
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Introduction by Susan E. Israel
 
Themed Collection 1: Making Meaningful Connections by Susan E. Israel, Sarah M. Luckhaupt, and Lyndsay L. Peters
 
Themed Collection 2: Setting Valuable Goals by Erin Brianna Doyal and Susan E. Israel
 
Themed Collection 3: Using Assessment to Excel by Dixie Massey
 
Themed Collection 4: Building Blocks for Success by Cathy Collins Block and Cinnamon S. Whiteley
 
Themed Collection 5: Word Power Equals Knowledge by Cathy Collins Block, Cinnamon S. Whiteley, and Nicole M. Caylor
 
Themed Collection 6: Expanding Our Opportunity by Cathy Collins Block and Cinnamon S. Whiteley
 
Themed Collection 7: Thinking to Obtain Meaning by Cathy Collins Block and Cinnamon S. Whiteley
 
Themed Collection 8: Identifying Our Strengths by Cathy Collins Block and Cinnamon S. Whiteley
 
Themed Collection 9: Work, Study Skills, and Writing by Cathy Collins Block and Cinnamon S. Whiteley
 
Themed Collection 10: Literacy Worlds by Beth A. Earley, Molly D. Dahl, and Susan E. Israel
 
Themed Collection 11: Collaborative Communities at School and Home by Cathy Collins Block and Cinnamon S. Whiteley
 
Favorite Additional Quotes From Teachers and Students by Susan E. Israel
 
Quotation Bibliography
 
Index

"This curriculum book includes quotations from thinkers in and out of education, from many cultures and eras. Each quote is associated with teaching practice and reading domains."

Education Libraries, Summer 2006

"An excellent resource of ideas for creative and motivational lessons in reading, language, and literature."

Wisconsin Bookwatch, October 2006

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