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Literature-Based Reading Activities: Engaging Students with Literary and Informational Text, 6th edition

  • Hallie Kay Yopp
  • Ruth Helen Yopp

Published by Pearson (May 7th 2013) - Copyright © 2014

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Literature-Based Reading Activities: Engaging Students with Literary and Informational Text

ISBN-13: 9780133358810

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This brief, inexpensive, widely-popular resource gives pre-service and in-service teachers practical help and exciting classroom activities for ensuring all students have successful interactions with literature. The unique discussions of the theoretical and research bases supporting all of the activities set the book apart from others in the field, as do the variety of grade levels and genres covered; the adaptability to a wide range of texts; and the guidelines that show readers how to be effective decision-makers as they plan literature instruction for the culturally, linguistically, and academically diverse K—8 students in today’s classrooms. This new edition includes:

  • Updated information about sharing literature in the context of today’s classrooms.
  • New activities for supporting students’ interactions with literature.
  • Numerous new examples of children’s literature, many of them recent award winners.
  • Updated discussions of research on recent studies and major reports.
  • A new feature, Take Five! (or Take Ten!).
  • Ideas and suggestions for using literature in the content areas.
  • 11 new activities for expanding teachers’ repertoires for engaging students with literature,
  • Increased attention to using technology to support students’ interactions with and responses to literature,
  • More than 80 new examples of exceptional literature,
  • A list of websites of recommended literature, including positive, authentic examples of literature for diverse populations.



Table of contents

1.   Using Literature in the Classroom

Theoretical Perspectives           

New Contexts for Sharing Literature       

Teacher Responsibilities

Rationale for Selection of Activities for This Book                     


2.   Prereading Activities

Anticipation Guides      


Book Boxes     

Book Bits        

Cover Clues

Character Quotes         

Contrast Charts

K-W-L Charts    

Semantic Maps


Concrete Experiences   

Picture Packets

Picture Carousels         





3.         During-Reading Activities

Literature Circles           

Strategy Cards 

Literature Maps

Contrast Charts

Investigator's Notebook

Graphic Organizers

Character Perspective Charts

Character Webs            

Character Carousels                             

Circle of Viewpoints

Feelings Charts


Character Blogs                       

Ten Important Words    

Pack the Suitcase



4.   Postreading Activities

Polar Opposites           

Literary Report Cards    

Powerful Passages      

Sketch to Stretch         

3-D Responses            

Dramatic Responses    

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