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Early Literacy Instruction: Teaching Reading and Writing in Today's Primary Grades / Edition 2
     

Early Literacy Instruction: Teaching Reading and Writing in Today's Primary Grades / Edition 2

by John A. Smith Ph.D., Sylvia Read Ph.D.
 

ISBN-10: 0135035287

ISBN-13: 9780135035283

Pub. Date: 05/05/2008

Publisher: Pearson

This proven K-3 literacy methods text models explicit instruction as a vehicle for developing reading and writing skills in primary grade students. The authors rely on both recent research and personal experience, sharing classroom-proven lesson plans, samples of student work, and examples from the classroom to ground and apply each chapter's content. By

Overview

This proven K-3 literacy methods text models explicit instruction as a vehicle for developing reading and writing skills in primary grade students. The authors rely on both recent research and personal experience, sharing classroom-proven lesson plans, samples of student work, and examples from the classroom to ground and apply each chapter's content. By modeling explicit instruction and providing the tools and media you need to implement the approach in your classroom, Early Literacy Instruction prepares you for success in your primary classroom.

Modeling Effective K-3 Instruction

Chapters outline an explicit instruction model that is ideal for primary grades students.

  • Vignettes open chapter to help students envision the effective teaching of each chapter’s topics.
  • Online video footage provides a clear vision of classroom implementation.
  • Student work samples throughout chapters ground concepts and prepare readers for their own classroom.

Implementing Explicit Instruction Model

You will not only examine the explicit instructional model, but you’ll be given the tools you need to implement this framework in your own classroom.

  • Lesson Plans, including considerations for struggling readers, help you plan explicit instruction for early literacy instruction.
  • English Language Learner notes provide concrete suggestions for addressing the needs of students whose first language is not English.
  • A strengthened focus on struggling readers - in feature boxes within each chapter, as adaptation ideas within lesson plans, and in a complete chapter (Chapter 11 - Interventions for Struggling Readers) - gives you the information you need to detect, assess, and address the needs of these students.

Integrated Multimedia Resources

MyEducationLab is a research-based learning tool that brings literacy teaching to life. Through authentic in-class video footage, interactive simulations, and rich case studies, MyEducationLab prepares you for your teaching career by showing you what quality early literacy instruction looks like, providing examples of authentic teacher and student work, as well as other teaching tools. What’s more, MyEducationLab is easy to use. In your textbook look for the MyEducationLab logo and follow the simple link instructions to access the MyEducationLab video or activity that corresponds with the chapter content. For more information, turn to the MyEducationLab walk-through preface or go to www.myeducationlab.com.

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ISBN-13: 9780135035283

ISBN-10: 0135035287

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Responses from the Field

“I thought the text was very clearly written, and contained many effective examples of strategies and activities that a beginning teacher could easily implement.”

Stacey A. Dudley, Bowling Green State University

“I remember my first year of teaching. My concerns were: What do I do first? How long should I spend on this? On that? Where do I start? I say all this to emphasize how important your instructional framework is. This comment also comes as a thank you from me and from all my students. This text gives them strong guidelines and a concrete place to start.”

Barbara A. Schaudt, California State University, Bakersfield

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780135035283
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
05/05/2008
Series:
MyEducationLab Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


1. What is Reading?

Reading is Constructing Meaning

Components of Reading

Attitude Toward Reading

2. Organizing for Literacy Instruction

Why a Reading Framework Rather Than a Reading Program

A Five-Part Reading Instruction Framework

Physical Environment

Instructional Materials

Explicit Instruction

Building and Using a Classroom Library

3. Building Early Literacy Skills

Oral Language: Building a Necessary Foundation

Alphabet Knowledge: Learning Letter Names and Sounds

Phonemic Awareness: Recognizing and Using Speech Sounds

Print Awareness: Understanding How Print Works

4. Reading Aloud to Children

Purposes for Reading Aloud

Teaching Children to Respond to Literature

Reading Aloud to Teach Comprehension

Comprehension Strategy Instruction

Types of Text to Read Aloud

5. Word Study

Understanding Word Identification

What to Teach: Common Spelling Patterns

Teaching Spelling Patterns: An Explicit Instruction Model

Sample Explicit Instruction Lessons for Spelling Patterns

Building Students' Sight Vocabularies

Teaching Multi-Syllable Words

Additional Guide Practice Word Study Activities

6. Differentiated Small-Group Reading Instruction

Issues Associated with Small-Group Instruction

Placing Students into Differentiated Reading Groups

Differentiated Small-Group Reading Lesson Components

7. Independent Reading, Writing, and Learning-Center Activities

Becky's Small-Group Lesson

Preparing Students to Work Independently

Three Options for Independent Work Time

8. Effective Writing Instruction

The Reading-Writing Connection

Writing Workshop

Writing in Many Genres

9. Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum

Reading Informational Texts

Writing Informational Texts

Reading, Writing, and Math

Reading, Writing, and Science

Reading, Writing, and Social Studies

10. Reading Assessment That Guides Instruction

Assessment Issues

Assessing the Essential Elements of Reading

11. Interventions for Struggling Readers

The Need for Reading Instruction Intervention

The Classroom Teacher is Responsible

Strong Classroom-Based Reading Instruction

In-Class Interventions

Resource Program Interventions

Using Assessment Data to Plan Instruction

Enlisting Parent Support

School-Level Interventions

12. Putting It All Together

A Day in Mr. Green's First Grade Classroom

Appendix A Word Parts We Use

Appendix B Spelling Pattern Word Familiies

Appendix C Spelling Patterns List

Appendix D Flashcards

Appendix E Bingo

Appendix F Spelling Test

Appendix G Reading Rates

Appendix H Individual Reading Record

Appendix I Status of the Class

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