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In the new Fifth Edition of this widely popular book, well-respected authors Dick Robinson, Mike McKenna, and Kristin Conradi have masterfully compiled the opinions and positions of today’s leading researchers and writers on many crucial aspects of reading and writing education–presenting the most current information available.
The scrupulously researched articles and readings cover the topics of word recognition, fluency, comprehension, vocabulary, English learners, literacy coaching, adolescent literacy, technology and literacy, writing, and response to intervention. At the beginning of each chapter, the authors provide an introduction to the leading issues currently being addressed and then present the wide variety of opinions and positions drawn from some of today’s leading researchers and writers in the field of literacy.
This new edition . . .
· Is completely revised to include all new, current articles.
· Includes references to the latest literacy research.
· Provides references to the latest teaching practices and procedures.
· Features the work of the most respected authors in the field of literacy.
· Includes a new chapter featuring the latest information on English as a second language.
· Includes a new chapter presenting the latest thinking on technology and literacy education.
“I WILL CONTINUE TO ADOPT THE TEXT BECAUSE IT’S THE ONLY ONE OF ITS KIND.”Michael Moore
“Students seem to find the text useful for learning about each area. It isn’t just repetitious description of a topic. Instead, there are different points of view and ways to consider them.” CarolynAnn Walker
Richard D. Robinson is Professor of Literacy Education at the University of Missouri—Columbia. He is the author of 10 books and numerous articles on many areas of literacy development. His national prominence in the field of literacy has been acknowledged through many awards, such as the William H. Byler Distinguished Professor Award..
Michael C. McKenna is Thomas G. Jewell Professor of Reading at the University of Virginia. He has authored, coauthored, or edited 21 books and more than 100 articles, chapters, and technical reports on a range of literacy topics.
Kristin Conradi is a doctoral candidate at the University of Virginia. She has taught literacy in kindergarten, second, and fourth grades in high-poverty, inner city schools, and she has worked as a reading specialist in grades K-3. She has served as a clinician in the McGuffey Reading Clinic, where she has worked extensively with young children who suffer from severe reading problems.