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A PUBLICATION OF THE FLORIDA READING ASSOCIATION

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Volume 44, No. 3, Spring 2008

Table of Contents

 Articles

Authors as Mentors: Bringing Authors to Life in the Elementary Classroom Though Author Studies...................................................................................... 6
Kathleen Schlichting and Kathy Fox
Drs Schlichting and Fox describe the transformative effect that well-planned author studies can have on students as readers and writers.

Sustained Silent Reading: A Journey of Improvement ............ 12
Lauren B. Kilbreth
Graduate student and teacher Lauren Kilbreth describes how she implemented Sustained Silent Reading successfully in her eighth-grade classroom and provides guidelines for other educators.

Using Children's Picture Books to Integrate Reading and Writing Instruction with Other Subjects in the Elementary Grades ................................................................................................. 23
Alden J. Moe
Dr. Moe discusses ways to integrate children's picture books throughout the curriculum.

No Content Left Behind.................................................................. 26
Betty Higgins and Melinda Miller
 Drs. Higgins and Miller discuss integrating literacy and the content areas and give ideas on how to meet the needs of all students.

Literacy Councils: Collaborating for School-wide Change............. 32
Tabatha D. Scharlach and Sandra L. Robinson
 Drs. Scharlach and Robinson discuss the Florida Literacy and Reading Excellence (FLaRe) Literacy Council Model and how literacy councils have impacted school change.

Crayne's Closet of Florida Curiosities ........................................... 48
Margaret Crayne
 In order to make the cumulative review of Fourth-grade Social Studies personal, meaningful, and relevant, educator Margaret Crayne and her students changed their classroom into a museum.

 

 Features and Information

 Editor's Note: Why We Read ..................................................... 4

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

Feature: Essay: Teachers are Heroes

Adriana L. Medina............................................................. 16

Feature: Classroom Connection: Interview with Dr. Linda Gambrell

Lunetta Williams ...............................................................  19

Feature: Book Review: Recommendations from the Bookworm

Linda Leonard Lamme .......................................................  36

Feature: Poetry

Sigmund A. Boloz  ..............................................................  41

Feature: Technology:  Online Personal Book Cataloging

Terence W. Cavanaugh ....................................................... 42

Feature: Integrating the Curriculum: Learning is a "Moving" Experience

Jacqueline J. Batey ............................................................... 46

Feature: Poetry

Cindy Lovell  ......... ..............................................................  50

Directory of Publishers..................................................................... 52

FRA Board of Directors, Staff, and Local Council Presidents......... 55

IRA Application Form....................................................................... 56

List of Honor Councils...................................................................... 58

FRA Application Form....................................................................... 60