Imagination and Literacy: A Teacher's Search for the Heart of Learning

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Teachers College Press, 2003 M11 28 - 181 pages
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In her newest book, teacher researcher and bestselling author Karen Gallas investigates imagination in the classroom to understand its function in literacy learning. Using rich examples from her elementary classroom, she proposes that imagination is a central, but untapped, component of learing accross all subject areas language arts, science, social studies, and math.
 

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Contents

Story Time as a Magical Act
12
PART 1
25
Observing Imagination
41
Building a Literate Identity
59
Authoring
98
PART III
117
Reclaiming Renaming Reimagining the Classroom
135
Entering the Rabbit Hole
164
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Karen Gallas is an early childhood and elementary teacher with more than 30 years of experience in urban and rural public schools. She has published three books, The Languages of Learning, Talking Their Way Into Science, and Sometimes I Can Be Anything, all by Teachers College Press.

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