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Orca Soundings Resource Guide
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Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: Sep/01/2009
Pages: 242
Teacher Resource
Price:  $45.00
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New Resource Guides available for Hi/Low fiction from Orca Book Publishers
Orca Soundings are teen novels for reluctant readers. Orca Currents are middle-school novels for reluctant readers. Written at a grade 2.0 to grade 4.5 reading level, these compelling contemporary novels have proven incredibly popular with teachers and librarians looking for material that will engage their most reluctant of readers. Orca has always provided professionally written teachers guides to accompany these books. Now we offer a complete resource guide to enable classroom integration of these popular titles. Including sections on reading levels, book discussion groups, literacy circles, assessment and follow-up activities, this resource guide enables a teacher to implement the Orca Soundings and Orca Currents series as part of a comprehensive independent reading and literacy unit.
Included in this guide:
· The Value of Using Orca Soundings and Orca Currents in the Classroom
· Reading Levels
· Classroom Teaching Ideas - Reading Workshop - Individual Silent Reading - Literature Circles
· Student Ownership of Book Discussion Groups
· Modeling Responses to Literature
· Written Preparation for Literature Circles Discussion
· Group Sharing
· Assessment
· And more.

Written by Susan Geye (LMS) and Janice Reynolds (Assessment Specialist) who are both working in the Texas public school system, these resource guides are invaluable in the classroom.
"These small, large-print paperback books in the Orca Soundings series use simple vocabulary and short sentences combined with lots of authentic dialogue and engrossing subject matter, making them ideal for high-interest, low-reading collections. Open endings lead to discussion and further exploration. These little novels with their colorful covers are sure to be a hit."

The resource guide is available for individual purchase or as part of a classroom library. Classroom libraries can contain all the titles in a particular series or in themed collections or sets of multiple titles for classroom discussion. Call Orca at 1-800-210-5277 for details.

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"Teachers will find this resource a useful classroom pedagogical tool."

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Key Features:
Orca resource guides enable teachers to implement Orca series as part of a comprehensive independent reading and literacy unit.

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Orca Young Readers Resource Guide
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