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Recommending Classroom Books to Other Teachers

April 23, 2003

As you prepare to present information about your literature book, you might consider the positives, minuses, and interesting or PMI model. Your presentation would include all the positives or areas of strength like readability, awesome authors, support of standards, variety of questions, and tie-ins to grammar, spelling and vocabulary. You might find minuses like stories lacking student interest, little contemporary literature, no transparencies, and assessments that lack variety. The interesting aspects of the text might include the way the publisher conveys diversity through authors, story characters, and illustrations, creative writing assignments that support the reading, and test prep. The PMI model will help you give a balanced assessment and cover many aspects of the text. Your audience will be informed and you'll feel organized.


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