Thursday, September 27, 2012

Heather's Hot Pick: Language Arts Programs (EDUC 420 Assignment #2)

Some resources to seek out for this assignment:  

David Booth
(Abbotsford Stacks)

Classroom Talk (Curriculum)

Story drama [videorecording]  (Abbotsford AV- VHS)

Faye Brownlie

Lucy Calkins
            The art of teaching writing  (Curriculum)

Kristi Clifton

Susan Close

Unfortunately, Susan has never published the book she was originally going to do.  You will want to check out her website:

Smart Learning presentation by Shawna Peterson.  Chilliwack interpretation of Smart Reading.  And a poster: Guide for smarter learning [picture] illustrating the philosophy: 
Not a lot in Education journals has been written about this program. 

Adrienne Gear

**We also have Reading Power Kits organized by this approach’s methodology and here is example book:  Giant Steps to Save the World  This book is in the Reading Power IT or Intermediate Transform Kit.

Cathy Mere


Maureen Auman
Step up to writing. Grades K-3 [kit], Grades 3-6 [kit], Grades 6-high school [kit]  (Curriculum)

Ruth Culham

The Trait Crate Kit Series.  We have kits for K to Grade 5.    **Scholastic has only published up to grade 5   Example record:  Grade 5  (Curriculum- Kits Section)

North Vancouver School District

Unfortunately, we don’t have any titles from these:

Open Court Reading
Debbie Miller
David Doake
Reading Mastery

But you could try searching  Education Research Databases  (ERIC, Canadian Business &Current Affairs-has Canadian Education) to see what the Educational literature may say about them.  Please note some programs or authors are more well known then others. 

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