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In the Best Interest of Students

Staying true to what works in the ELA classroom

Standards in teaching come and go — what remains constant is the need to stay true to what really works in teaching reading, writing, speaking, and listening. This no-nonsense book advocates going beyond the basic standards by:

  • increasing the amount of reading and writing children are doing
  • balancing rigorous, high-quality literature and nonfiction with high-interest, student-selected titles
  • using modeling to enrich students' writing skills in the prewriting, drafting, and revision stages
  • continuing to utilize narrative and imaginative reading and writing
  • planning lessons that move beyond curriculum expectations

This important book reminds us that instruction should be anchored around a single guiding question: What is in the best interest of our students?



Author(s): Kelly Gallagher

Pages: 248 Publication Date: 2015 ISBN: 9781625310446

Paper Price: $ 31.95
eBook Price: $ 28.95
Paper + eBook Price: $ 41.95
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