Best Practices in Literacy Instruction / Edition 1

Best Practices in Literacy Instruction / Edition 1

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:
9781572304437
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
03/14/1999
Series:
Rutgers Invitational Symposia on Education Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 8.95(h) x 0.96(d)

Table of Contents


Contents
Foreword, Louise Cherry Wilkinson
Introduction, Dorothy S. Strickland
I. Perspectives on Exemplary Practices in Literacy
1. Principles of Best Practice: Finding the Common Ground, Linda B. Gambrell and Susan Anders Mazzoni
2. Toward a More Complex View of Balance in the Literacy Curriculum, P. David Pearson and Taffy E. Raphael
3. How We Can Achieve Best Practices in Literacy Instruction, James Cunningham
II. Best Practices: Strategies for Learning and Teaching
4. Best Practices for a Balanced Early Literacy Program, Lesley Morrow and Elizabeth Asbury
5. What Should We Do about Phonics?, Patricia M. Cunningham
6. Self-Regulated Comprehension Processing and Its Development through Instruction, Michael Pressley
7. Comprehension: Crafting Understanding, Cathy Collins Block
8. The Role of Literature in Literacy Development, Douglas Fisher, James Flood, and Diane Lapp
9. And in the Center Ring, Basal Readers, Attempting the Ultimate Balancing Act, Nancy L. Roser and James V. Hoffman
10. Key Components of Sound Writing Instruction, Karen Bromley
11. Content Area Literacy Instruction, Thomas Bean, Paul Cantu Valerio, and Lisa Stevens
12. Teaching Literature and Composition in Secondary Schools, Judith Diamondstone and Michael Smith
13. Best Practices in Literacy Assessment, Peter Winograd and Harriette Arrington
III. Best Practices: Special Issues
14. Meeting Each Child's Literacy Needs, Dixie Lee Spiegel
15. Creating Continuity in Early Literacy: Linking Home and School with a Culturally Responsive Approach, Susan B. Neuman
16. Organizing Literacy Instruction: Effective Grouping Strategies and Organizational Plans, D. Ray Reutzel
17. Best Practices in Literacy for Children with Special Needs, Richard Allington
18. The Use of Technology in Literacy Programs, Linda D. Labbo, David Reinking, and Michael McKenna

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