Teachers' voices 8: Explicitly supporting reading and writing in the classroom
Anne Burns and Helen de Silva Joyce
Picture of Teachers' voices  8: Explicitly supporting reading and writing in the classroom This volume from the Teachers' Voices Series and its accompanying DVD form a professional development package focusing on explicitly supporting reading and writing in the adult ESL classroom. It includes illustrative excerpts from the teachers' classrooms that relate to the classroom events they describe. Explicitly supporting reading and writing in the classroom also provides a number of focus activities that can be used by readers, either individually or as groups of colleagues, to experiment with the theoretical ideas and classroom tasks presented. Readers are provided with suggestions for conducting small-scale action research projects that allow for application of the ideas in their own classrooms.

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It is a pleasure reading a book that illustrates familiar situations and identifies issues that we teachers face in the classroom. ... The video taped classroom scenes are inspiring and suggestive. Suddenly readers are on a virtual tour of actual classrooms that are full of life and show purposeful, meaningful activities that will provide a host of activities to any creative teacher.

Reading in a Foreign Language, October 2007