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Michelle E. McMartin

Michelle E. McMartin is a classroom teacher with the Nipissing Parry Sound Catholic District School Board who has taught at the primary, junior, and intermediate levels. Part of the CODE 21st Century Learning Initiative, Michelle presents workshops on integrating technology to promote student engagement in both mathematics and literacy. She has co-authored papers highlighting the importance of oral language and talk in the elementary classroom. Passionate about sports and music, when not in the classroom, Michelle can be found coaching school teams and directing the school’s Bucket Drum Ensemble.

Literacy Out Loud: Creating Vibrant Classrooms Where 'Talk' Is the Springboard for All Learning
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8;

Committed to embracing the power of oral language, Literacy Out Loud recognizes the important role "talk" plays in developing the reading and writing abilities that students need in school and beyond. The book offers strategies where oral language takes centre stage and is fostered through engaging activities. Literacy activities and events focus on all aspects of listening and speaking, and emphasize enjoyable, purposeful, social learning. The book argues that listening and speaking, or "talk," is at the heart of a vibrant classroom. It shows teachers how to nurture dynamic classroom talk that is essential in its own right, and makes all learning possible.

How can teachers best create a lively social network of literacy learning where talk is the foundation? How can classroom talk be encouraged and guided so that students become fluent and effective oral communicators? This book proposes everyday activities that will answer these questions, and many more.

Educator Information
The book offers strategies where oral language takes center stage and is fostered through engaging activities in K–8 classrooms. Literacy activities and events focus on all aspects of listening and speaking and emphasize enjoyable, purposeful, social learning.

Grade Range: K-8

Additional Information
128 pages | 8.40" x 10.80"

$24.95

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