search for books and compare prices
Sara B. Kajder has written 2 work(s)
Search for other authors with the same name
displaying 1 to 2 | at end
show results in order: alphabetically | oldest to newest | newest to oldest
Cover for 9781571104014 Cover for 9781439552780 Cover for 9781571103611
cover image for 9781439552780
The reading that we value in school is becoming further and further distanced from the literacy students experience in their outside lives. Inside the classroom, we ask our students to immerse themselves in print texts and write purposefully. Once out the door, they are text-messaging, blogging, engaging in online multi-player games, and expertly integrating words, images, and music to create original texts. Can we import these textual spaces and literacies into English class to help re-connect students who don't see themselves as readers and writers? English educator Sara Kajder's answer is an emphatic “yes,” and in Bringing the Outside In she demonstrates myriad ways to employ students' outside talents in the classroom. Drawing on multiple examples of student work, she shows how she adapts the curriculum to incorporate an expanded definition of literacy and literacy tools. Sara offers teachers guidance on how to extend their repertoire of teaching strategies, and help kids connect their natural curiosity and skills as readers and writers of both print and electronic texts, while keeping reading and writing at the center of the curriculum. Keying in on the visual aspects of literacy, and building upon students' growing interest in using words and images from their lives to read and write for authentic reasons and authentic audiences—integrating such strategies as digital storytelling, visual think-alouds, visual literature circles, and others into English class—Sara and her kids redefine what it means to be literate in today's world. By adding visual components to class activities and projects integrating tools ranging from pencils and paper to “weblogs” and “wikis,” even reluctant students can become engaged and see themselves as readers and writers for the first time.
By Sara B. Kajder and Linda Rief (foreword by)

Paperback:

9781571104014 | Stenhouse Pub, May 30, 2006, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: The reading that we value in school is becoming further and further distanced from the literacy students experience in their outside lives.

Prebinding:

9781439552780 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, September 18, 2008), cover price $27.50

cover image for 9781571103611
Product Description: If you are an English teacher trying to get the most out of the one computer in your classroom; if you are an English teacher working with networked computers on a daily basis; or even--perhaps especially--if you are an English teacher wary but curious about the power that technology can have in mindfully engaging the readers and writers in your classroom, then The Tech-Savvy English Classroom is for you...read more

Paperback:

9781571103611 | Stenhouse Pub, March 1, 2003, cover price $18.50 | About this edition: If you are an English teacher trying to get the most out of the one computer in your classroom; if you are an English teacher working with networked computers on a daily basis; or even--perhaps especially--if you are an English teacher wary but curious about the power that technology can have in mindfully engaging the readers and writers in your classroom, then The Tech-Savvy English Classroom is for you.

displaying 1 to 2 | at end