Best Practices in Literacy Instruction

Best Practices in Literacy Instruction

by Linda B. Gambrell
     
 

Recent school reform efforts have emphasized the need for higher literacy standards in schools across the country. Offering practical guidance for literacy educators, curriculum development specialists, and other education professionals and policy makers, this volume considers how we can most effectively improve the quality and content of reading and writing… See more details below

Overview

Recent school reform efforts have emphasized the need for higher literacy standards in schools across the country. Offering practical guidance for literacy educators, curriculum development specialists, and other education professionals and policy makers, this volume considers how we can most effectively improve the quality and content of reading and writing instruction. Leading researchers and practitioners address the eight principles of best practice, providing the most current information on how to enhance students' ability to construct meaning from text independently, draw upon texts to build conceptual understanding, effectively communicate ideas orally and in writing, and develop an intrinsic desire to read and write. This timely book blends state-of-the-art theory and research with workable suggestions based on extensive hands-on experience in the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901609181788
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/2011
Edition description:
NE

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Table of Contents

Introduction1
1Principles of Best Practice: Finding the Common Ground9
2Toward a More Complex View of Balance in the Literacy Curriculum23
3Current Practices in Early Literacy Development43
4What Research Says about Teaching Phonics65
5Best Practices in Vocabulary Instruction: What Effective Teachers Do87
6Best Practices in Comprehension Instruction111
7Fluency in the Classroom: Strategies for Whole-Class and Group Work127
8Building a Sound Writing Program143
9Material Matters: Using Children's Literature to Charm Readers (or Why Harry Potter and the Princess Diaries Matter)167
10Adolescent Literacy187
11Best Practices in Literacy Assessment201
12Organizing Effective Literacy Instruction: Grouping Strategies and Instructional Routines241
13See It Change: A Primer on the Basal Reader269
14Strategies for Literacy Development for Students with Disabilities287
15Effective Use of Technology in Literacy Instruction307
16Achieving Best Practices in Literacy Instruction333
Index347

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