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Daniels, Harvey 1947-

Works: 53 works in 178 publications in 2 languages and 12,012 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Short films  Nonfiction films  Documentary television programs  Educational films  Documentary films  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Other
Classifications: LB1025.3, 371.102
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Harvey Daniels
Best practice : new standards for teaching and learning in America's schools by Steven Zemelman( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 1,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws from national reports, research summaries, and professional position papers to provide explanations of what constitutes instructional excellence in the main school curriculum areas; and includes examples of those standards at work in real classrooms at all grade levels
Literature circles : voice and choice in book clubs and reading groups by Harvey Daniels( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and French and held by 1,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a guide to forming, managing, and assessing peer led book discussion groups
Teaching the best practice way : methods that matter, K-12 by Harvey Daniels( )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Teaching the Best Practice Way, Harvey Daniels and Marilyn Bizar present seven basic teaching structures that make classrooms more active, experiential, collaborative, democratic, and cognitive, while simultaneously meeting best practice standards across subject areas and throughout the grades. Each chapter begins with an essay outlining one key method, providing its historical background and research results, and then describing the structure's vital features. Next, several teachers representing different grade levels and school communities explain how they adopted the basic model, adapted it to their students' needs, and made it their own."--Jacket
Famous last words : the American language crisis reconsidered by Harvey Daniels( Book )

9 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daniels refutes the contention that a literary crisis is raging through the United States and that the English language is deteriorating. By showing that panics concerning the state of language have occured at regular intervals since 2400 B.C., he asserts that language cannot die, that it changes constantly and that attitudes toward language are social attitudes. He identifies several classes of language critics including journalistic critics like Edwin Newman, William Safire and John Simon; educational critics who employ techniques that preclude a student from communicating effectively; and a group of critics he identifies as "the higher authorities" - authors of English handbooks and usage panelists of dictionaries. Also demonstrates the futility of "back-to-basics" literacy programs that drill grammar but ignore actual writing and offers a program for teacher training in writing instruction. ISBN 0-8093-8093-7 (pbk.) : $10.95
Language diversity and writing instruction by Marcia Farr( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Both a theoretical framework and some practical suggestions are included in this book intended to help educators improve the teaching of writing to high school students who are native speakers of nonstandard English dialects. The first chapter includes a brief background on the problem of writing in American schools, with special focus on the present writing achievement of nonstandard-dialect-speaking students. The second chapter reviews research on language variation, emphasizing factors related to the acquisition of literacy. Applying insights from recent research on both language variation and writing instruction, the final chapter presents specific suggestions for teaching writing to the special students under consideration. An extensive bibliography is included. (JD)
Subjects matter : every teacher's guide to content-area reading by Harvey Daniels( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book features: 23 practical classroom activities that help students understand and remember what they read, in mathematics, science, social studies, English, and more; a tough analysis of today's textbooks, along with specific ways to use them more effectively; a new "balanced diet" of reading, including 150 real books of interest to teenage readers; instructions for growing a rich classroom library in your subject area; plans for setting up student book clubs and reading groups in any discipline; group-building techniques that create a productive community of readers; a do-it-yourself exploration of the ways smart readers think; models for developing ambitious thematic units within your classroom or with colleagues; and special help and materials for students who struggle. --From publisher's description
A community of writers : teaching writing in the junior and senior high school by Steven Zemelman( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intended for teachers and encompassing all aspects of teaching writing, this book applies the process paradigm to junior and senior high writing instruction. Part 1, "Process and Paradigm," outlines challenges faced by junior and senior high school writing instructors, defines the process paradigm, and presents a sample integrated activity. Part 2, "Creating a Community of Writers," discusses climate in the classroom, planning for a writing-centered class, first-day and first-week activities, writing workshops and journals, and writing to learn every day. Part 3, "Designing and Conducting Writing Activities," presents ideas on designing writing activities and assignments, prewriting, guided imagery, drafting, revising, peer writing groups, and publication. Part 4, "Evaluating Writing," discusses the traditional English teacher's use of the red pen, and provides guidelines on responding, evaluating and grading. Part 5, "Writing To Learn," suggests integrated activities for learning subject matter and discusses collaborative research and term papers. (Seven pages of references are included.) (Arh)
Methods that matter : six structures for best practice classrooms by Harvey Daniels( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers concrete descriptions of practical and proven ways of using time, space, materials, and activites that embody new standards
Looking into literature circles by Harvey Daniels( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book clubs are forming in classrooms all across the country, with small groups of students from kindergarten through high school leading their own lively literature discussions. This promising movement has drawn many of its key ideas and management procedures from Harvey Daniels' book, Literature Circles: Voice and Choice in Book Clubs and Reading Groups, second edition. But teachers who are new to literature circles sometimes have questions that no book can quite answer: What do the groups look like? How do they operate? What kinds of questions do students raise when running their own discussions? What is the atmosphere in the room during literature circle meetings? And what is the teachers' role in all of this? Looking into Literature Circles fills that gap, providing a window into book clubs in action. Rather than focusing on management details, this video conveys the feel, the atmosphere, the climate, and the energy of literature circles at work. We visit three public schools: a third-grade dual-language program, a high school English class, and a parent book club meeting. In each location, we see and hear students (and parents) running their own conversations, digging into books, and connecting them to their lives. Along the way, Harvey Daniels points out some key organizing structures, including response logs, role sheets, and Post-it notes. Kids tell us how they feel when working in a book club, enjoying natural, open-ended conversations about books with their friends. Teachers show how they form and support groups, keeping the structure fresh and productive. And parents testify not just about the benefits of their own literature discussions but also about how school book clubs can cause a rebirth of reading by all family members at home. Shot in documentary style in busy inner-city classrooms, this video captures kids' spontaneous and authentic conversations about books and the ideas they find in them. For teachers who believe that producing life-long readers is their primary educational mission, Looking into Literature Circles is an inspiring and concrete look at what can happen when kids and books come together
Not only English : affirming America's multilingual heritage by Harvey Daniels( Book )

14 editions published between 1976 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intended to help teachers of English, language arts, and other subjects interpret "English Only" language issues for students, parents, and school communities, this book addresses various aspects of the controversy. Articles, listed with their authors, are as follows: (1) "The Roots of Language Protectionism" (Harvey A. Daniels); (2) "The Legal Status of English in Illinois: Case Study of a Multilingual State" (Dennis Baron): (3) "Metaphors and Motives of Language-Restriction Movements" (Elizabeth Frick); (4) "The Federal English Language Amendment: Prospects and Perils" (Elliot L. Judd); (5) "In the Aftermath of the ELA: Stripping Language Minorities of Their Rights" (Roseann Duenas Gonzalez); (6) "Official English and the English Profession" (James C. Stalker); (7) "Paranoia in Language Politics" (Vivian I. Davis); (8) "'Solamente Ingles' and Hispanics" (Victor Villanueva, Jr.); (9) "Anglo-Conformity: Folk Remedy for Lost Hegemony" (James Sledd); (10) "Disillusionment with Official English and the Search for Alternatives" (Mary Carol Combs and Lynn M. Lynch); (11) "The 'Mis-education of the Negro'--and You Too" (Geneva Smitherman); and (12) "What One Teacher Can Do" (Harvey A. Daniels). (KEH)
Literature circles : voice and choice in the student-centered classroom by Harvey Daniels( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two potent ideas - independent reading and cooperative learning - come together in this practical and exciting book. This unique model of literature circles was developed by a team of midwest teachers who combined local inventions with models appearing in the national professional literature. Daniels and his colleagues have been especially concerned with the issues of management, the preparation of students, and enacting the principles of classroom democracy and group dynamics. Their special contribution has been to add to literature circles the key formal elements of collaborative learning-particularly through the varied roles used to guide students in newly-formed groups. The book presents a particularly effective way of getting started, using temporary role sheets to create quick, successful implementation of student-led discussion groups. Also offered are a variety of structures and procedures for managing literature circles over the long run, strategies that solidify and deepen the contribution which this special activity can make to balance the curriculum across grade levels. Drawing on stories from twenty-two classroom teachers who work with students from kindergarten through college, this book delivers ample guidance and inspiration for teachers who want to implement literature circles for themselves
A writing project : training teachers of composition from kindergarten to college by Harvey Daniels( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intended for curriculum directors, English or language arts chairpeople, and administrators, this book is designed to illuminate the common beliefs and procedures of the National Writing Project, which have been developed with the support of Title iv-c of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and state and local resources, by offering a detailed description of one program--the Illinois Writing Project. Following an introduction about how to read the book, assumptions about teaching writing and teaching teachers are discussed. The forty sessions of the writing project program deal with the following: introductory sessions; developmental issues; assignment making; kinds of writing; writing for a variety of audiences; writing exercises including prewriting, drafting, and revision; ways to approach grammar; writing evaluation including ways to respond to student writing, writing conferences, peer editing, and grading; the curriculum fair; and the evaluation of the program. (El)
Mini-lessons for literature circles by Harvey Daniels( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and French and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With abundant student examples, reproducible forms, photographs of kids in action, and recommended reading lists, Mini-lessons for Literature Circles helps you deepen student book discussions, create lifelong readers, and build a respectful classroom community."--Jacket
Rethinking high school : best practice in teaching, learning, and leadership by Harvey Daniels( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The creators of Chicago's Best Practice High School, a small public high school guided by the national standards of state-of-the art instruction, address eleven issues, assertions, or principles they believe hold the key to good high schools, including size, climate, teaching, curriculum, and scheduling
The best-kept teaching secret : how written conversations engage kids, activate learning, and grow fluent writers, K-12 by Harvey Daniels( )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Just what makes Written Conversations so potent? An ongoing, thoughtful correspondence between students, and between students and their teachers, Written Conversations, above all else, catch and ride the wave of social interaction, which in turn makes school matter to kids. It’s that simple. Structure by structure, from beginning to end, Smokey and Elaine describe four variations of these “silent writing-to-learn discussions,” during which all students in a classroom think and “talk” at once in writing, instead of one at a time out loud."--publisher's description
Content-area writing : every teacher's guide by Harvey Daniels( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents information about two major types of writing: writing to learn and public writing. Offers strategies for planning, organizing, and teaching, as well as numerous examples of student work and guidelines for evaluation and assessment
Comprehension & collaboration : inquiry circles in action by Stephanie Harvey( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers teachers a comprehensive overview of cross-curricular projects that emphasize collaboration and help students create inquiry circles that will expand their research skills and broaden their knowledge of various subjects
Best practice : bringing standards to life in America's classrooms by Steven Zemelman( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Texts and lessons for content-area reading by Harvey Daniels( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With this book, the authors support content-area and language arts teachers alike by pairing more than 75 short, kid-tested reproducible nonfiction texts with 33 simple, ready-to-go lessons that deepen comprehension and support effective collaboration.--[book cover]
Comprehension going forward : where we are, what's next( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the characteristics of effective comprehension instruction, explores the range of applications it has for students, and discusses areas for improvement
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Literature circles : voice and choice in book clubs and reading groups
Literature circles : voice and choice in book clubs and reading groupsTeaching the best practice way : methods that matter, K-12Subjects matter : every teacher's guide to content-area readingA community of writers : teaching writing in the junior and senior high schoolMethods that matter : six structures for best practice classroomsLooking into literature circlesLiterature circles : voice and choice in the student-centered classroomMini-lessons for literature circles
Alternative Names
Daniels, Harvey 1947-

Daniels Harvey A.

Daniels, Harvey A. 1947-

Daniels, Harvey "Smokey"

Daniels, Smokey

Daniels, Smokey 1947-

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