100+ Literacy Lifesavers: A Survival Guide for Librarians and Teachers K-12

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Libraries Unlimited
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8.3 X 10.7 X 1.0 inches | 2.25 pounds

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About the Author

PAMELA S. BACON has spent 17 years in education - 13 years in the media specialist role (K-12) and 4 years as a reading teacher (7-12). She has a Master's Degree in Education and a certification in reading instruction. She is the author of 3 professional books for Libraries Unlimited and more than 20 magazine articles.

TAMMY K. BACON has spent 20 years in education - 5 years as an elementary teacher and 15 years as a principal and literacy coach. She holds a Master's Degree in Administration and a certification in literacy coaching.


"For K-12 librarians and teachers, Pamela Bacon, who has been a media specialist and reading teacher, and Tammy Bacon, who has been an elementary teacher, principal, and literacy coach, present a guide that contains 100 literary 'lifesavers'--activities and strategies for reading that utilize collaboration between media specialists and teachers. Activities include using different genres in reading, visualization, literature circles, author visits, independent learning, assessment, and graphic organizers. Each lifesaver is accompanied by tips, how to use it at specific grade levels, internet resources, and handouts.' "

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"This work is an excellent addition to any school media center where team-teaching and collaboration is emphasized or desired. Both teachers and library media specialists will appreciate the well-thought-out planning already completed that will assist in collaborating. Newcomers will benefit from tried-and-true experiences, while experienced teachers and librarians will appreciate learning new techniques and ideas for implementation into their repertoire."

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"Activities abound in this thoroughly useful guide of more than three hundred pages featuring numerous resources for these topics. . . . This resource contains a tremendous collection of ideas for implementing literacy skills activities in the reading or English classroom or library, adaptable for all grade levels."

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