A meeting place for a world of reflective writers. I modeled so many of my teaching practices on what I learned through that book and through a few workshops with Nancie. More than anything else, I wanted to create the environment Nancie had, one in which each of my students would feel the same sense of passion and personal investment in their reading and writing lives.
Our Reviewers Jump to: When she is not researching and studying literature from a critical perspective, she can be found writing her own YA novels.
Obsessed with books since her mother read her The Hobbit at age six, Meagan loves literature and sharing her favorite books.
Nancy Garhan Attebury holds an M. She has recently finished six nonfiction books for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders who use the Houghton Mifflin reading program.
Two of those titles were Lift Off! Several magazines credits are hers. She lives in Oregon with husband Rich. Ramirose is employed as a graduate assistant at the CWU library and works in the reference and instruction, government documents, and archives departments. She volunteers in the archives and local history collection at the Ellensburg Public Library.
Ramirose also enjoys working with children through the Youth Services Center in Ellensburg. An avid fan of science fiction and fantasy, in Traci participated in the National Endowment for the Humanities institute on J.
She is also a proponent of multicultural literature, particularly relating to Spanish language materials.
She facilitated and created an After-School Book Club for her students that was a great success. She continues to look for exciting fiction and non-fiction books to enhance her classroom and teaching style, as well as maintain the motivation of the students. Nancy Baumann received a B.
She has been a classroom teacher, special education resource teacher, and school librarian in both middle and elementary schools.
It was through these studies that her love for children and young adult materials was strengthened.
Here she makes her greatest impact by providing local teens a safe place to meet, where they can find resources they need — and, for a time, leave their worries behind them.
She taught K as both a regular and special teacher. Right now, she teaches special education in an inner city school in Topeka, Kansas. She been published multiple times in several magazines and newspapers and currently working on getting books published. As an avid reader, she has enjoyed reading fiction and nonfiction all of her life.
She lives with her two school-aged children and husband outside Topeka.The Process of Reading, Responding to and Writing About Literature After reading this chapter, it became more evident to me that I am not just reading stories for plot summarization.
While reading, it is important to be an "active reader" and pay close attention to words. Responding to Literature Responding to literature is the way in which one reacts to something that has been read or listened to (Cooper, ).
This process begins before reading as one thinks about what is to be read and continues during and after reading (Martinez & Roser, ). Literacy is traditionally defined as the ability to read and write. In the modern world, this is one way of interpreting literacy. A more broad interpretation is literacy as knowledge and competence in a specific area.
The concept of literacy has evolved in meaning. In Chapter 2 we explore the role that teachers of the content areas (including science, music, math, art, social studies, and physical education) play in adolescent literacy.
This recurring lesson assumes that students will be responding to literature in writing on a regular basis throughout the school year, with increasing complexity. Sample Prompts for Literature Response in Primary Classrooms; The Reading Teacher. When I first began teaching, Nancie Atwell’s In The Middle was my go to PD book for all things to do with reading and writing workshop.
I modeled so many of my teaching practices on what I learned through that book and through a few workshops with Nancie. I hadn’t thought about responding to literature through google docs, Angie.