Back to the books [video recording]: creating an inquiry-based culture of literacy

| February 15, 2011

Title: Back to the books  : creating an inquiry-based culture of literacy

Author: Ann Cook and Phyllis Tashlik

Publisher: [S.l.] : Teacher College Press, [2010]

Call no.: LC149 .B22 2010

From the Publisher:

Teachers everywhere are tired of literacy strategies that seem to inhibit rather than support student engagement in reading, writing, talking, and thinking. They’ve learned that overly scripted materials fail to prepare students for the challenge of a college option and, what’s worse, result in kids turning off to learning. Back to the Books offers new ways to think about creating a culture of literacy in your school.

Both the book and DVD follow seasoned teachers and examine the strategies they’ve used to engage students in the excitement of both making texts meaningful and creating their own texts. The DVD features extensive classroom footage and interviews with teens that demonstrate ways to create a literacy culture in your school – a culture that encourages adolescents to read, write, and think critically.

About the authors:

Ann Cook is Executive Director of the New York Performance Standards Consortium and Co-Director of Urban Academy, New York City.

Phyllis Tashlik is Director of the Center for Inquiry in Teaching and Learning and a teacher at Urban Academy.