Up, Up, and Away

Helping Reading Haters Become Reading Lovers

by Dr. Mary Moore Nance



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/1/2012

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 1
ISBN : 9781449780388
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 270
ISBN : 9781449761356

About the Book

A Synopsis of Materials and Teaching Process:

Values-based stories, grades 5–22, three stories each level, address interest categories of adventure, biography, children/family, church history/religion, cross-cultural stories, history, problems/challenges, human relations, and missions. The first class session offers an inventory of each student’s reading experience, interests, and felt needs. Students indicate story preferences within the categorized stories. A graded story list aids teacher planning. In daily free class discussion, students use questions generated while reading and the thought questions provided with each story. “Appendix C: The Daily Class Discussion Assignment” helps thinking flow. The teacher assigns the Final Written Reflection for that day’s story and begins process on the subsequent story.

“Dr. Nance did not see a ‘truck driver’ who could not read or write well—she saw potential. I cannot really comment on the technical side of what she did, and I cannot tell you how or what she did—but whatever it was—it obviously worked. She transformed a truck driver who had done little reading into someone who finished his bachelor’s, master’s, and has now completed a doctoral degree! What I do know is that her kind spirit and gentle encouragement spurred me onwards toward a thirst for reading and learning all I can. The simple reality is this: the work Dr. Mary Nance has done … works! I am living proof!”
—Dr. Ashley Olinger, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Williston, North Dakota

About the Author

Oklahoma born, Dr. Mary Moore Nance has taught in six countries. As literacy coordinator for Canadian Southern Baptists, she established Baptist literacy work across Canada. She has directed Baptist literacy outreach in Colorado for nine years. Mary, her husband John, and children Elizabeth and Matthew are career Christian workers.