Literacy for the 21st Century: Teaching Reading and Writing in Grades 4 through 8 / Edition 1

Literacy for the 21st Century: Teaching Reading and Writing in Grades 4 through 8 / Edition 1

by Gail E. Tompkins
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130986542

ISBN-13: 9780130986542

Pub. Date: 12/12/2003

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Literacy for the 21st Century: Teaching Reading and Writing in Grades 4 Through 8 provides a concrete picture of effective literacy instruction for students in these grades. Included are a wealth of age-appropriate assessment tools, minilessons, and authentic classroom activities. You'll also find illustrative examples of how effective teachers engage

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Literacy for the 21st Century: Teaching Reading and Writing in Grades 4 Through 8 provides a concrete picture of effective literacy instruction for students in these grades. Included are a wealth of age-appropriate assessment tools, minilessons, and authentic classroom activities. You'll also find illustrative examples of how effective teachers engage middle-grade students in the act of reading and writing, providing particular instructional support for working with those students who struggle with literacy. Features of this text include:

  • Chapter-opening vignettes and How Effective Teachers... features at the end of each chapter highlight real classrooms and real teaching strategies.
  • Struggling Readers and Writers notes throughout all chapters, along with Chapter 11, "Working with Struggling Readers and Writers," pinpoint specific ways to address the needs of this population of middle-grade students.
  • ELL margin notes throughout the text specify strategies and methods most appropriate for the English language learner.
  • Free CD-ROM features video footage from an authentic middle-grade classroom. The CD is integrated into the text via margin notes and a full-color insert.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130986542
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
12/12/2003
Edition description:
BK&CD-ROM
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
7.98(w) x 9.98(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

1Becoming an Effective Teacher of Reading2
2Teaching the Reading and Writing Processes30
3Assessing Students' Literacy Development66
4Refining Students' Print Skills100
5Learning About the Meanings of Words136
6Facilitating Students' Comprehension172
7Becoming Familiar With the Structure of Text206
8Teaching With Narrative Texts242
9Teaching With Content-Area Textbooks282
10Connecting Reading and Writing314
11Working With Struggling Readers and Writers350
12Becoming Lifelong Readers and Writers380
Compendium of Instructional Procedures408
Glossary459
Index of Authors and Titles463
Subject Index474

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