Literacy: Helping Students Construct Meaning / Edition 8

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Overview

A leading resource for K-8 literacy programs, this extremely popular reading methods book has a simple goal: to provide aspiring teachers with the tools to help every student learn to read and write. LITERACY: HELPING CHILDREN CONSTRUCT MEANING, 9th Edition, continues to provide pre-service and in-service teachers with the information, techniques, and strategies they need to assist their students in becoming literate. The book is distinguished in the field by its use of practical literacy lessons and authentic examples, which clearly demonstrate how to teach reading and writing. The Common Core State Standards are a major focus of this revision. In addition, new, full-color children's stories (in excerpts or in their entirety) model extended literacy lessons.

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"This book provides the appropriate research to be effective with both those in the field and those preparing to teach. It is set up to model effective instruction and provides examples of the skills taught using real literature."

"I will describe this as a text that we need to consider very seriously as we "beef up" how our three literacy courses prepare our students for the Common Core Standards, and teaching reading and writing together. The underlying philosophy I find in the writing chapter is right on target for a text that I would choose! This is a current, timely text."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111298104
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/11/2011
  • Series: What's New in Education Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 1,351,205
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

J. David Cooper (Ed.D., Indiana University) is a retired professor from Ball State University. Prior to teaching at the college level, he taught at elementary and secondary schools in Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Cooper has served as a consultant to the Department of Education in Washington, D.C., numerous state departments of education, and school systems throughout the country. Active in the International Reading Association, he has spoken in all 50 states and eight countries. Dr. Cooper has authored or coauthored more than 20 books on the teaching of reading. He has served as an editor of Indiana Reading Quarterly and as a reviewer for such leading journals as The Reading Teacher, Journal of Reading, and National Reading Conference Yearbook. Currently, Dr. Cooper consults on literacy instruction with numerous school districts throughout the United States.

Michael D. Robinson (M.S. Ball State University) is a Curriculum Support Specialist in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools where he develops curriculum and serves as a Master Coach in reading and language arts. He taught second, third, and fourth grades and was a Title I Coordinator, Reading Specialist, and Federal Grants Coordinator in Marion, Indiana. Mr. Robinson, who supervised student teachers while studying at the University of Illinois, is coauthor of SUCCESS WITH RTI: EASY, RESEARCH-BASED STRATEGIES FOR MANAGING RTI and CORE READING INSTRUCTION IN YOUR CLASSROOM.

Jill Ann Slansky (Ed.D. University of Colorado) is a retired National Reading Consultant and professor. She has taught many courses in Reading/Language Arts, Assessment, and Curriculum. Her strong knowledge of practical classroom techniques comes from her experience as an elementary teacher, a middle school remedial reading teacher, and a teacher of special education children. Currently, Ms. Slansky serves as the President of the Oregon Holocaust Resource Center.

Nancy D. Kiger (Ed.D., Ball State University) has more than 40 years of experience in education. She is retired from the College of Education at the University of Central Florida, where for 15 years she taught courses in reading, language arts, and children's literature as well as supervised student teachers. She also taught at universities in Indiana and Missouri. She began teaching as an elementary classroom teacher; later she taught reading at the elementary and middle-school levels in Indiana. She has been a writer and editor of literacy materials for over 25 years.

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Table of Contents

1. What You Need to Know to Be an Effective Literacy Teacher. 2. Frameworks for Effective Standards-Based Literacy Lessons. 3. Prior Knowledge: Activating and Developing Concepts and Vocabulary. 4. How to Teach Strategies for Constructing Meaning. 5. Beginning Literacy. 6. Intermediate Grades and Middle School: Decoding, Vocabulary, and Meaning. 7. Responding and the Construction of Meaning. 8. Writing and the Construction of Meaning. 9. Helping Struggling Readers. 10. Developing a Management System for a Comprehensive Balanced Literacy Classroom. 11. Assessment and Evaluation in the Comprehensive Balanced Literacy Classroom. Good Books and Where to Find Them. Handbook Resource Word Skills: Phonics and Structural Analysis for Teachers. Glossary. References.

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