Literacy in America: An Encyclopedia of History, Theory, and Practice

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Once upon a time, the three "R"s sufficed. Not any more—not for students, not for Americans. Gone the way of the little red school house is simple reading and writing instruction. Surveying an increasingly complex discipline, Literacy in America: An Encyclopedia offers a comprehensive overview of all the latest trends in literacy education—conceptual understanding of texts, familiarity with electronic content, and the ability to create meaning from visual imagery and media ...

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Overview

Once upon a time, the three "R"s sufficed. Not any more—not for students, not for Americans. Gone the way of the little red school house is simple reading and writing instruction. Surveying an increasingly complex discipline, Literacy in America: An Encyclopedia offers a comprehensive overview of all the latest trends in literacy education—conceptual understanding of texts, familiarity with electronic content, and the ability to create meaning from visual imagery and media messages.

Educators and academicians call these skills "multiple literacies," shorthand for the kind of literacy skills and abilities needed in an age of information overload, media hype, and Internet connectedness. With its 400 A–Z entries, researched by experts and written in accessible prose, Literacy in America is the only reference tool students, teachers, and parents will need to understand what it means to be—and become—literate in 21st-century America.

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"[T]his two volume set offers a comprehensive overview of the study and practice of literacy in the United States . . . It should become a valued reference to those in the field and a wondrous source of information for anyone even remotely interested in the subject of literacy. Highly recommended for large public and academic libraries."

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"[I]mpressive . . . academic libraries supporting education courses, in particular, will find this a natural choice."

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"[I]t is surprising that a comprehensive encyclopedia on literacy and its many dimensions has not appeared earlier . . . Throughout, literacy is examined not just as the capability of an individual to read and write but also as a dynamic force in society . . . substantial articles . . . unquestionable value for library collections and curriculum centers serving teachers in training, practitioners in the field, and researchers."

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Representing a wide range of perspectives on the topic, both historical and current, this two-volume set offers a comprehensive overview of the study and practice of literacy in the United States. The 400 succinct entries are written by specialists in the field but are still accessible to a nonacademic audience. Ranging widely from adolescent literature to whole language and language assessment, the topics are arranged alphabetically rather than by category, but an index, ample cross references, and a detailed table of contents help readers find any piece of information needed. Editor Guzzetti (language & literacy, Arizona State Univ., Tempe) has included photos or other illustrations with some of the entries. Despite its heft and the seriousness of the topic, this work is extremely user-friendly. It should become a valued reference to those in the field and a wondrous source of information for anyone even remotely interested in the subject of literacy. Highly recommended for large public and academic libraries.-Manya S. Chylinski, Ctr. for Business Knowledge, Ernst & Young, Boston Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781576073582
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/2/2002
  • Edition description: Two Volume Set
  • Pages: 828
  • Product dimensions: 7.36 (w) x 10.26 (h) x 2.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments ix
Further Acknowledgments xi
Introduction: The Landscape of Literacy in Seven Portraits xiii
List of Contributors xxxi
Literacy in America 1
Volume 1 A--M
Ability Grouping 1
Accountability and Testing 5
Active Listening 8
Activity Theory 10
Adolescent Literacy 13
Adolescent Literature 15
Adult Literacy 19
Adult Literacy Programs 22
Adult Literacy Testing 25
American Reading Forum 29
Artists' Books 29
Assessment Interviews 30
Assessment Interviews for Parents and Teachers 31
At-Risk Students 33
Authentic Assessment 36
Automaticity and Reading Fluency 40
Balanced Literacy Instruction 43
Basal Readers 45
Bibliotherapy 48
Bilingual Education 49
Bilingualism 52
Biliteracy 57
Book Clubs 60
Center for the Expansion of Language and Thinking 63
Children's Literature 64
Classroom Writing Assessment 66
Cloze Procedure 72
College Literacy and Learning 73
College Reading and Learning Association 74
College Reading Association 75
Comics 76
Commercial Reading Programs 77
Community Literacy 80
Comparative Reading 82
Comprehension Strategies 85
Computer-Assisted Instruction 88
Concept Instruction with Text 90
Conceptual Change Learning and Texts 93
Considerate Text 97
Constructivism 99
Content-Area Literacy 101
Context in Literacy 104
Cooperative Learning 107
Critical Literacy 108
Critical Media Literacy 111
Critical Reading 113
Criticisms of Reader Response 115
Critique of the National Reading Panel Report 118
Deaf Students and Literacy 121
Delayed Readers 123
Developmental and College Reading 127
Dialogic Responsiveness 131
Dialogue Journals 132
Directed Reading Activity and Directed Reading-Thinking Activity 133
Discourse Analysis 135
Discursive Theory 140
Discussion 143
The Discussion Web 146
Distance Learning 147
Diversity 150
Dynamic Assessment 154
Dyslexia 155
Early Literacy 157
Early Literacy Assessment 160
Early Literacy Software 165
Ebonics 167
Ecological Literacy 168
Economics of Literacy Development 170
Effective Schools and Teachers 173
Elders and Literacy 175
Electronic Jigsaw 177
English as a Second Language (ESL) Literacy Evaluation and Assessment 178
English Journal 181
The Even Start Family Literacy Program 182
Eye Movements 183
Family Literacy 185
Feminist Post-Structuralism 187
Flexibility 191
Fluency 191
Gender and Discussion 195
Gender and Post-Typographical Text 199
Gender and Reading 201
Gender and Writing 205
Graffiti 208
Graphic Aids 212
Graphic Organizers 213
Group Reading Inventories 215
The Handbook of Reading Research 217
The Head Start Program 218
Heritage-Language Development 219
High-Stakes Assessment 223
History of Reading Instruction 224
History of the Book 231
Hypertext 233
Independent Reading 239
Individualized Reading 244
Informal Reading Inventory 247
Inquiry-Based Instruction 249
Instant Messaging 251
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Literacy 254
International Reading Association 257
Intertextuality 258
Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy 259
Journal of Literacy Research 260
Junior Great Books 260
Kidwatching and Classroom Evaluation 263
Kinesthetic Methods 266
KWL and KWL+ 267
Language Acquisition 273
Language Arts 276
Language Arts Instruction 277
Language Attitudes 281
Language Experience Approach 287
Laubach Literacy 290
Learning Centers 291
Learning with Texts 293
Linguistic Approaches to Reading Instruction 298
Listservs in Literacy 299
Literacy and Culture 303
Literacy Autobiography 308
Literacy Definitions 310
The Literacy Dictionary 313
Literacy in Informal Settings 315
Literacy in Play 318
Literacy Labs 323
Literacy Motivation 326
Literacy Volunteers of America 330
Literature Circles 330
Literature-Based Instruction 334
Mainstreaming 339
Media Literacy 340
Mental Modeling 344
Metacognition 345
Middle-School Literacy 348
Minimum-Competency Testing 351
Miscue Analysis 352
Models of the Reading Process 356
Multicultural Literacy 364
Multicultural Literature 368
Multimedia 374
Multiple Literacies 376
Multiple Texts 380
Volume 2 N-Z
Narrative and Expository Text 385
Narrative Text 388
National Assessment of Educational Progress 392
National Commission on Reading 395
National Conference on Research in Language and Literacy 397
National Council of Teachers of English 398
National Institute for Literacy 399
National Reading Conference 400
National Reading Conference Yearbook 400
National Reading Panel 401
The National Right to Read Foundation 404
Oral Language 407
Oral Language Development 411
Oral Reading 415
Peer and Cross-Age Tutoring 419
Peer Discussion 420
Peer Status and Literacy Development 425
Phonics Instruction 428
Phonological and Phonemic Awareness 431
Policy Issues in Testing 434
The Political Nature of Literacy 437
Popular Culture 440
Portfolios 443
Post-Structuralism and Structuralism 445
Post-Typographic 448
Predictable Books 450
Prior Knowledge and Misconceptions 453
Prior-Knowledge Assessment 456
Process Writing 459
Programmed Instruction 461
Psycholinguistics 462
Public Opinion and Literacy 464
Questioning 469
The RAND Reading Study Group 475
Rauding Theory 476
Readability 480
Read-Alouds 486
Reader Response 488
Readers Theatre 493
The Reading and Writing Quarterly: Overcoming Learning Difficulties 495
Reading Assessment 495
Reading-Attitude Measures 501
Reading Clinics 502
Reading-Comprehension Instruction 506
Reading-Comprehension Processes 508
Reading Diagnosis 515
Reading Excellence Act 520
Reading Hall of Fame 521
Reading-Interest Inventories 522
Reading Is Fundamental 523
Reading Online 525
Reading Psychology: An International Quarterly 526
Reading Readiness 526
Reading Recovery 527
Reading Research and Instruction 530
Reading Research Quarterly 530
Reading Specialists 531
The Reading Teacher 533
Reading Today 534
Reading-Writing Relationships 534
Reciprocal Teaching 535
Recreational Reading 539
Redundancy 541
Refutational Texts 542
Remediation 545
Repeated Readings 548
Research in the Teaching of English 551
Resistant Reading 552
Round-Robin Oral Reading 553
Scaffolded Literacy Instruction 555
Schema Theory 556
Schema Theory Criticisms 558
Secondary-School Reading Programs 562
Semantic Feature Analysis 566
Semantic Mapping 572
Semiotics 580
Sight Words 581
Silent Reading 583
Social Constructivism 584
Social Justice and Literacies 589
Social Nature of Literacy 595
Society for the Scientific Study of Reading 599
Sociolinguistics and Literacy 599
Software for Older Readers 603
Speed Reading 605
Spelling 606
Standardized Test Score Decline 610
Standardized Test Score Interpretation 613
Standardized Testing 615
Standards 617
Story Grammar 619
Storytelling 622
Structural Analysis 626
Study Guides 628
Study Skills and Strategies 631
Subjectivity 632
Teacher Education in Literacy 639
Teacher Research in Literacy 643
Television and Reading 647
Test Preparation 650
Textbooks 651
Thematic Organizers 653
Think-Alouds 655
Title I 656
Trade Books 657
Transactional Theory 661
Transmission Instruction 663
Visual Literacy 665
Vocabulary Instruction 667
Whole Language and Whole-Language Assessment 673
Whole Language Umbrella 677
Word Recognition 678
Workplace Literacy 682
Writing across the Curriculum 686
Writing Assessment 688
Writing Assessment in Large-Scale Contexts 693
Zines 699
List of Acronyms 701
Bibliography 705
Index 751
About the Editor 779
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