Whole Novels for the Whole Class: A Student-Centered Approach

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Work with students at all levels to help them read novels

Whole Novels is a practical, field-tested guide to implementing a student-centered literature program that promotes critical thinking and literary understanding through the study of novels with middle school students. Rather than using novels simply to teach basic literacy skills and comprehension strategies, Whole Novels approaches literature as art. The book is fully aligned with the Common Core ELA Standards and offers tips for implementing whole novels in various contexts, including suggestions for teachers interested in trying out small steps in their classrooms first.

  • Includes a powerful method for teaching literature, writing, and critical thinking to middle school students
  • Shows how to use the Whole Novels approach in conjunction with other programs
  • Includes video clips of the author using the techniques in her own classroom

This resource will help teachers work with students of varying abilities in reading whole novels.

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About the author

Ariel Sacks teaches 8th-grade English in Brooklyn, New York. She studied progressive pedagogy at Bank Street College and is committed to implementing student-centered methods successfully in public schools. A prolific writer, Ariel writes the blog, "On the Shoulders of Giants," featured at Center For Teaching Quality, and is a coauthor of Teaching 2030.

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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Oct 3, 2013
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Pages
368
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ISBN
9781118585061
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Language
English
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Genres
Education / Curricula
Education / General
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