Classrooms That Work: They Can All Read and Write / Edition 3

Classrooms That Work: They Can All Read and Write / Edition 3

by Patricia Marr Cunningham, Richard L. Allington, Richard L. Allington
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0205355412

ISBN-13: 9780205355419

Pub. Date: 04/28/2002

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Designed for courses focusing on instructional reading methods for struggling and culturally diverse students, this affordable text assists preservice and in-service teachers in enriching the learning and reading skills of ALL children.

Literacy movements and philosophies are subject to a pendulum effect, but renowned authors Cunningham and Allington promote the

Overview

Designed for courses focusing on instructional reading methods for struggling and culturally diverse students, this affordable text assists preservice and in-service teachers in enriching the learning and reading skills of ALL children.

Literacy movements and philosophies are subject to a pendulum effect, but renowned authors Cunningham and Allington promote the integration of phonics and literature-based process writing and reading instruction for a more balanced approach. The book helps ALL children engage in meaning-centered reading by showing teachers how to foster powerful decoding and comprehension strategies. This book is filled with workable, practical strategies and activities to use in the classroom.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205355419
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Edition description:
3RD
Pages:
286
Product dimensions:
7.54(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Introductionxiii
Chapter 1Reading and Writing Real "Things"1
Models, Materials, and Motivation in Kindergarten and First Grade3
Models, Materials, and Motivation in Second and Third Grades9
Models, Materials, and Motivation in Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Grades15
Summary25
Chapter 2Words26
Building a Foundation for Word and Letter-Sound Learning29
Activities for Building the Foundation31
Fluency with High-Frequency Words39
Cross Checking45
Decoding and Spelling One- and Two-Syllable Words49
Strategies for Big Words59
Summary68
Chapter 3Comprehension69
Comprehension Strategies72
Literate Conversations73
Think-Alouds78
Informational Text Lessons83
Story Text Lessons89
Summary94
Chapter 4Writing96
Shared and Group Writing98
Writer's Workshop102
Focused Writing114
Focused Writing before, during, and after Reading125
Summary133
Chapter 5Multilevel Instruction134
Multilevel Self-Selected Reading, Writing, and Words136
Providing Multilevel Guided Reading138
Formats for Guided Reading142
Summary159
Chapter 6Assessment160
What Is Assessment?160
Determining Student Reading Level160
Identifying Good Literacy Behaviors and Documenting Progress164
Summary172
Chapter 7Science and Social Studies Matter to Struggling Readers173
Make Informational Resources the Centerpiece of Your Instruction176
Use What You Know178
Provide as Much Real Experience as Possible179
Designate Some Days as Integrated Days183
Integrate Science and Language Arts186
Organize Your Special Teachers to Support Science and Social Studies189
Transform Every Student into an "Expert"190
Summary192
Chapter 8Extra Support for Students Who Need it Most193
Form an After-Lunch Bunch193
Schedule 30 Minutes of Open-Center Time into Your Day195
Find and Train a Tutor for Your Most Needy Child197
Partner Older Struggling Readers to Tutor Younger Struggling Readers203
Coordinate with Remedial Reading and Resource Room Teachers204
Increase the Support You Are Providing Your Two-Language Children205
Summary208
Chapter 9A Day in a Building Blocks Kindergarten Classroom210
Chapter 10A Day in a Four Blocks Primary Classroom224
Chapter 11A Week in a Big Blocks Intermediate Classroom238
Chapter 12Beyond the Classroom: Things Worth Fighting for258
Smaller Class Size259
Early Intervention259
Better School Libraries and Better Access to Books260
Responsive Special Programs260
Extending the School Day or Year261
An End to Retention and Tracking262
Head Start/Even Start263
Helpful Standards and Thoughtful Assessments263
Family and Community Involvement264
Fairness in Funding265
Well-Planned Professional Development266
Teacher Input on the Business of Running Schools266
References269
Children's Books and Other Teaching Resources275
Index279

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