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A highly regarded teacher resource and widely adopted text, this book is grounded in current knowledge about literacy teaching and learning in grades PreK–8. The field's leading authorities present accessible recommendations for best practices that can be tailored to fit specific classroom circumstances and student populations. Provided are strategies for helping all students succeed—including struggling readers and English language learners—and for teaching each of the major components of literacy. The book also...
A highly regarded teacher resource and widely adopted text, this book is grounded in current knowledge about literacy teaching and learning in grades PreK–8. The field's leading authorities present accessible recommendations for best practices that can be tailored to fit specific classroom circumstances and student populations. Provided are strategies for helping all students succeed—including struggling readers and English language learners—and for teaching each of the major components of literacy. The book also addresses ways to organize instruction and innovative uses of technology. Chapters include concrete examples, Engagement Activities, and resources for further learning.
New to This Edition
*Incorporates the latest research findings and instructional practices.
*Chapters on motivation, content-area teaching, new literacies, and family literacy.
*Addresses timely topics such as response to intervention, the new common core standards, English language learning, and policy issues.
"This fourth edition continues the tradition of excellence established in prior editions. From motivation to the pillars of literacy, assessment, and new literacies, every significant aspect of teaching reading is fully examined. This is an excellent, up-to-the-minute, evidence-based reference that provides innovative insights into essential literacy topics. Classroom teachers, reading specialists, curriculum directors, and teacher educators will benefit from this wealth of knowledge."--Maureen McLaughlin, EdD, Department of Reading, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
"Beginning with the superb introductory chapters, this book is filled with theory- and research-based discussions of critical issues and instructional practices in literacy education. The contributors develop a deeper understanding of literacy in their chapters while embedding a strong emphasis on technology. I loved reading this fourth edition. It flourishes with new ideas, new topics, and an abundance of practical teaching ideas and classroom examples."--Barbara J. Walker, EdD, School of Teaching and Curriculum Leadership, Oklahoma State University
Foreword, Nell K. Duke
Introduction, Jennifer Renner Del Nero, Lesley Mandel Morrow, and Linda B. Gambrell
I. Perspectives on Best Practices
1. Evidence-Based Best Practices in Comprehensive Literacy Instruction, Linda B. Gambrell, Jacquelynn A. Malloy, and Susan Anders Mazzoni
2. Balance in Comprehensive Literacy Instruction: Evolving Conceptions, Christina L. Madda, Vicki Benson Griffo, P. David Pearson, and Taffy E. Raphael
II. Best Practices for All Students
3. Best Practices in Early Literacy: Preschool, Kindergarten, and First Grade, Lesley Mandel Morrow, Diane H. Tracey, and Jennifer Renner Del Nero
4. Best Practices with Struggling Readers, Richard L. Allington
5. Best Practices in Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners, María S. Carlo and Alain Bengochea
6. Best Practices in Adolescent Literacy Instruction, Donna Ogle and Laura Lang
III. Evidence-Based Strategies for Literacy Learning and Teaching
7. Best Practices in Motivating Students to Read, John T. Guthrie
8. Best Practices in Teaching Phonological Awareness and Phonics, Patricia M. Cunningham
9. Best Practices in Vocabulary Instruction Revisited, Camille L. Z. Blachowicz and Peter J. Fisher
10. Best Practices in Comprehension Instruction, Janice F. Almasi and Susan J. Hart
11. Best Practices in Fluency Instruction, Melanie R. Kuhn and Timothy Rasinski
12. Best Practices in Teaching Writing, Karen Bromley
13. Best Practices in Literacy Assessment, Peter Afflerbach, Jong-Yun Kim, Maria Elliker Crassas, and Byeong-Young Cho
IV. Perspectives on Special Issues
14. Best Practices in Content-Area Teaching, Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey
15. Effective Use of Technology in Literacy Instruction, Michael C. McKenna, Linda D. Labbo, Kristin Conradi, and Jessica Baxter
16. New Literacies in Literacy Instruction, Jennifer Rowsell and Diane Lapp
17. Organizing Effective Literacy Instruction: Differentiating Instruction to Meet Student Needs, D. Ray Reutzel
18. Parent–Teacher Partnerships That Make a Difference in Children's Literacy Achievement, Jeanne R. Paratore and Patricia A. Edwards 19. Best Practices in Professional Development for Improving Literacy Instruction in Schools, Rita M. Bean and Aimee L. Morewood