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Chapters are all very reader-friendly, chock full of up-to-date information, and engagingly written. I would definitely say it is current, accurate, and research-based. My students consistently have good things to say about the book, which is unusual for undergraduates taking a required methods course! They especially like the authentic vignettes that open each chapter, the clear organization, and the many summary tables. They clearly see the connection from theory to practice. They also like the Compendium of Instructional Procedures. I’d probably rate all chapters a 10 on a 10 point scale!
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The book is very readable and the tables/charts are rally helpful. It’s very engaging for students. I love the English Learner and Struggling Reader features, and the compendium is awesome!
Laura S. Pardo, Hope College
This text is one of the finest literacy texts available to inspire and educate pre-service teachers in the ways to create a successful literacy classroom. The strength of this book is the engaging, easy-to-read style, and the Compendium of Instructional Procedures and video support provided.
Jean M. Casey
California State University , Long Beach
The most valuable feature of Literacy for the 21st Century: A Balanced Approach is the Compendium of Instructional Procedures. Basic instructional procedures are easy to find and are described well. Our students purchase and read this textbook during their sophomore year. Throughout their junior and senior years they continue to use the compendium and glossary to review terms and find appropriate instructional methods as they complete field experience assignments. When graduation arrives, the book is well-worn but ready for the students to take with them into their first classrooms as a reference of effective literacy instructional techniques.
Holy Family University
Literacy for the 21st Century is filled with a wealth of helpful information and resources for the literacy educator. The text is filled with helpful charts/tables and figures that condense the chapter topics and present hem in an organized and easily understood manner. Another strength is the many resources, instructional procedures, and mini-lessons that are integrated throughout chapters along with various authentic examples of how they are used in the classroom.
Preston Van Loon
Iowa Wesleyan College
This is a college textbook that all beginning teachers should keep through their early years of teaching and beyond. It’s an amazing resource.
St. Michael’s College