Building Bridges From Early to Intermediate Literacy, Grades 2-4 / Edition 1
  • Building Bridges From Early to Intermediate Literacy, Grades 2-4 / Edition 1
  • Building Bridges From Early to Intermediate Literacy, Grades 2-4 / Edition 1

Building Bridges From Early to Intermediate Literacy, Grades 2-4 / Edition 1

by Sarah F. Mahurt, Ruth E. Metcalfe, Margaret Ann Gwyther
     
 

Supporting students as they advance from beginning to intermediate literacy levels poses a unique challenge for teachers. In Building Bridges From Early to Intermediate Literacy, Grades 2-4, Sarah F. Mahurt, Ruth E. Metcalfe, and Margaret A. Gwyther show how teachers can meet the instructional needs of students in transition from one level to the next. The authors… See more details below

Overview

Supporting students as they advance from beginning to intermediate literacy levels poses a unique challenge for teachers. In Building Bridges From Early to Intermediate Literacy, Grades 2-4, Sarah F. Mahurt, Ruth E. Metcalfe, and Margaret A. Gwyther show how teachers can meet the instructional needs of students in transition from one level to the next. The authors offer practical guidance and classroom-tested strategies, and demonstrate how thoughtful instruction can help each student reach new levels of competency in reading and writing.

This invaluable resource shows teachers how to examine and refine their instructional practices to more effectively meet the needs of all the students in their classrooms, whether they are struggling readers or advanced learners. Educators will find: Specialized assessment tools and instructional strategies for word study, reading, and writing, Detailed examples of reading and writing instruction, Methods for integrating language arts with science and social studies, Charts to track students' progress, A teacher's reflection section at the end of each chapter. Written by experienced literacy educators, this accessible text helps ensure that all students confidently cross the bridge from the primary to the intermediate grades.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412949637
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
07/10/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents


List of Figures     vii
Foreword   Margaret Mooney     ix
Preface     xi
Acknowledgments     xv
About the Authors     xvii
Introduction     1
Teaching for Independence     3
Teaching for Strategic Action     3
Struggling Readers and English Language Learners     5
How Children Grow as Readers and Writers     6
Literacy Instruction During Transition     9
Reflection     11
Assessment     13
Getting Started     16
Word Study     17
Reading     18
Writing     19
Using Assessment     24
Finding Time     25
Reflection     26
Word Study     27
Learning About Words     29
Phonological and Phonemic Awareness     31
Phonics     33
Structural Analysis     37
Linking to the Real Work of Reading and Writing     44
Reflection     45
Reading     47
Getting to Know a Reader in Transition     48
Developing Stamina     50
Changes in Workstations     50
Gradually Decreasing Small-Group Guided Reading     52
Using Reading Minilessons     52
Teaching Children How to Choose Books     54
Literature Circles     56
Strengthening Comprehension     57
Shared Reading for Comprehension and Fluency     60
Shifting Responses to Text     61
Writing More Developed Responses to Reading     63
Sharing Time     63
Reflection     65
Writing     67
Making Instructional Decisions     70
Modeled Writing     73
Shared Writing     73
Interactive Writing     74
Writing Workshop     76
Minilessons     77
Independent Writing and Conferring     79
Sharing     81
Reflection     82
Pulling It All Together     83
Integrating Within the Language Arts     84
Integrating Language Arts With Science and Social Studies     87
Planning the Nonfiction Project     88
Preparing for the Nonfiction Project     90
Literacy Lessons on Nonfiction     91
Reflection     97
Afterword     99
References      101
Index     105

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