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Volume 43, No. 4, Summer 2007

Table of Contents

 Articles

Saving the Everglades, One Book at a Time
 
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     Nanette L. Avery
A teacher describes an environmentally literate project for the fourth grade that makes learning relevant and is readily accessible for teachers.

Four Questions Teachers Should Ask Themselves before Interrupting to Scaffold Students
    .............................................................................................................. 8

    Tania Mertzman
Four self-questioning techniques are presented that teachers can use to improve their responsive instruction choices. These four questions address whether interruption/scaffolding will support student independence, whether it emphasizes accuracy or strategy, whether the interruption has a positive focus, and whether the interruption involves strategic problem solving.

Parent-Teacher Communication: Empowering the Relationship for the Success of the Whole Student
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    AnnMarie Alberton-Gunn
This article is a meta-analysis of empirical literature form the last 20 years in the field of parent-teacher communication and discusses the importance of home-school relationships and how parent-teacher partnerships are created.

 

 Features and Information

 Editor's Message......................................................................................................... 4

Presidentís Message..................................................................................................... 5

Feature: Poetry
Cindy Lovell Oliver...............................
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Guest Feature: From the Field - Coaching is Teaching
Gail McKnight ......................................
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Feature: Interview with Steve Alten
Terence W. Cavanaugh ...........................................................................................30

Feature: Classroom Connection
Lunetta Williams .....................................................................................................34

Feature: Book Review - Recommendations from the Bookworm
Linda Leonard Lamme ...........................................................................................36

FRA 2007 Conference Registration Form .................................................................41

Feature: Integrating the Curriculum
Jacqueline J. Batey ..............................................................................................  43

Directory of Publishers............................................................................................... 44

FRA Board of Directors, Staff, and Local Council Presidents................................... 46

IRA Application Form................................................................................................. 48

List of Honor Councils................................................................................................ 49

FRA Vice President Nomination Form .......................................................................51

FRA Application Form................................................................................................ 54

Call for Manuscrips ....................................................................................................55