Moss, Lapp, Introduction. Part I: Teaching the Genres: What Students Often Encounter. Young, Tuiaea, Ward, Transforming Traditional Tales to Improve Comprehension and Composition. Dymock, Nicholson, Every Story Has a Problem: How to Improve Student Narrative Writing in Grades 4-6. Dybdahl, Teaching Poetry. Rees, Using Readers' Theater to Engage Students with Drama. Frey, Fisher, Teaching Journalistic Style: A Newspaper Genre Study. Collins, Horton, Using Procedural Texts and Documents to Develop Functional Literacy with Students: The Key to Their Future in a World of Words. Grisham, Wozniak, Wolsey, Going Beyond Opinion: Teaching Children to Write Persuasively. Moss, Lapp, Reading Biography: Evaluating Information across Texts. Part II: Teaching Other Genres: What Students Could Also Encounter. Wilson, Using Comic Literature with Older Students. Fuhler, Using Primary-Source Documents and Digital Storytelling as a Catalyst for Writing Historical Fiction in the Fourth Grade. J. B. Carter, K. L. Carter, No Stripping Allowed: Reading and Writing Political Cartoons. Norton, Self-Expressing through Hip-Hop as Culturally Responsive Pedagogy. Fuhrken, Roser, Exploring High-Stakes Tests as a Genre. Grant, Reading a Science Experiment: Deciphering the Language of Scientists. DiPillo, Reading + Mathematics = SUCCESS: Using Literacy Strategies to Enhance Problem-Solving Skills. Pilonieta, Wood, Taylor, Promoting Literacy through Visual Aids: Teaching Students to Read Maps, Charts, Graphs, and Tables. Assaf, Adonyi, Critically Reading Advertisements: Examining Visual Images and Persuasive Language. McKeon, Reading Web-Based Electronic Texts: Using Think-Alouds to Help Students Begin to Understand the Proces. Gainer, Developing Critical Literacy: Comparatively Reading Multiple Text Sources in a Sixth-Grade Classroom. Part III: Crafting the Genre: Sharing One's Voice through Writing. Newton, R. Oswald, T. Oswald, Using Written Response for Reading Comprehension of Literary Text. Wolsey, Pham, Grisham, Reading Persuasive Texts. Leal, Writing a Biography: Creating Powerful Insights into History and Personal Lives. Leone, Monumental Ideas for Teaching Report Writing through a Visit to Washington, DC. Elish-Piper, Hinrichs, Writing Summaries of Expository Text Using the Magnet Summary Strategy. Lapp, Moss, Conclusion: Looking Back, Looking Forward.
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Upper-elementary students encounter a sometimes dizzying array of traditional and nontraditional texts both in and outside of the classroom. This practical handbook helps teachers in grades 4-6 harness the instructional potential of fiction, poetry, and plays; informational texts; graphic novels; digital storytelling; Web-based and multimodal texts; hip-hop; advertisements; math problems; and many other types of texts. Twenty-four complete lessons promote critical literacy skills such as comprehending, analyzing, and synthesizing information and using writing to communicate new ideas and pose questions. Snapshots of diverse classrooms are accompanied by clear explanations of the research base for instruction in each genre. Ready-to-use reproducibles are included. (source: Nielsen Book Data)