Literacy: Helping Children Construct Meaning / Edition 4

Literacy: Helping Children Construct Meaning / Edition 4

by J. David Cooper
     
 

ISBN-10: 0395961327

ISBN-13: 9780395961322

Pub. Date: 08/28/1999

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company College Division

This popular K–8 reading/literacy methods text focuses on a contemporary, active learning approach as the means for teaching literacy. The Sixth Edition continues to provide pre-service and in-service teachers with a resource that will help them do the most effective job possible, providing balanced literacy instruction for all students, along with strategies and…  See more details below

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This popular K–8 reading/literacy methods text focuses on a contemporary, active learning approach as the means for teaching literacy. The Sixth Edition continues to provide pre-service and in-service teachers with a resource that will help them do the most effective job possible, providing balanced literacy instruction for all students, along with strategies and lessons for direct and indirect instruction. This Teaching in Action Edition is packaged with a special guide that correlates text material with HM Video Cases.

  • Chapter 9 provides much needed coverage on how to help children with reading problems, and offers intervention plans and strategies for classroom teachers. This chapter specifically addresses issues for ELL/LEP readers and related issues of diversity.
  • Educator Speaks boxed features contain real-life descriptions of how practitioners have successfully used a strategy in the areas of technology, diversity, and accommodating individual needs.
  • Thorough standards coverage highlights the impact of national, state, and local standards on teachers, students, and schools.
  • Additional coverage includes an emphasis on the needs of upper-elementary and middle school students; children's literature selections accompanied by sample lesson plans; and an emphasis on decoding, vocabulary, and meaning.
  • Eduspace is a dynamic online tool that enhances course management and delivery and allows students to share information, reflect, and review. Eduspace offers students access to such interactive components as HM Video Cases, a discussion board and online journal, and a unique tutorial on developing a teaching portfolio.
  • Houghton Mifflin VideoCases, four- to six-minute video modules presenting real classroom scenarios, enable students to observe the day-to-day challenges and rewards of teaching from the convenience of their computers. Available on the Online Teaching and Study Centers, HM Video Cases are enhanced by classroom artifacts, Viewing Questions, Interview Transcripts, Key Terms, and bonus video footage.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395961322
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Company College Division
Publication date:
08/28/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
617
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.87(d)

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Table of Contents

Contents

Note: Each chapter concludes with a summary.

  • 1. Focus on Literacy Learning
    What Is Literacy?
    How Literacy Develops
    Stages of Literacy Development
    The Role of Standards and Benchmarks in Literacy Instruction
    Diversity and Literacy Learning
    Technology and Literacy Learning
    A Partial History of Reading and Literacy
    Principles for Guiding Literacy Learning
    Focus of This Text
  • 2. A Comprehensive Literacy Program
    Comprehensive Literacy Instruction
    Standards and Instruction in a Comprehensive Literacy Program
    Formats for Developing Standards-Based Literacy Lessons
    Sample Guided Listening Lesson
    Texts for a Comprehensive Literacy Program
  • 3. Prior Knowledge: Activating and Developing Concepts and Vocabulary
    Understanding Prior Knowledge, Concept Development, and Vocabulary in Literacy Learning
    The Role of the Teacher
    Strategies for Helping Students Achieve Independence in Activating and Developing Prior Knowledge
    Standards-Based Literacy Lesson: Gladiator
  • 4. How to Teach Strategies for Constructing Meaning
    Strategies and Standards
    Strategies for Constructing Meaning
    Planning Effective Strategy Instruction
    Strategy Lessons: The Minilesson
    A Final Word About Strategies
  • 5. Beginning Literacy: Decoding, Vocabulary, and Meaning
    What You Need to Know About Beginning Reading Instruction
    Routines for Comprehensive Literacy Instruction
    Planning Daily Instruction Using Routines
    Standards-Based Literacy Lesson: No! No! Titus
  • 6. Beyond Beginning Literacy: Decoding, Vocabulary, and Meaning
    Standards at the Upper Elementary andMiddle School Levels
    Vocabulary Development
    Elements of Effective Vocabulary Development
    Guidelines for Effective Vocabulary Instruction
    Standards-Based Literacy Lesson: Ananse's Feast
  • 7. Responding and the Construction of Meaning
    Responding: What It Means and Why It Is Important
    A Classroom Atmosphere That Promotes Responding
    Procedures That Promote Responding to Literature
  • 8. Writing and the Construction of Meaning
    Why Writing and Reading Together?
    Standards and Writing
    Ways to Think About Writing
    Activities That Connect Reading and Writing
    Process Writing: A Way to Construct Meaning
    Sample Lesson Using the Shared Writing Routine
    Writing Conventions
    Using Technology to Support Writing and Reading
  • 9. Helping Struggling Readers
    Who Are Struggling Readers?
    The Comprehensive Literacy Program, Standards, and Struggling Readers
    Identifying Struggling Readers
    Core Instruction for Struggling Readers
    Intervention for Struggling Readers
    Finding Time for Struggling Readers
  • 10. Developing a Management System for a Comprehensive Literacy Classroom
    Organizing Your Comprehensive Literacy Classroom
    The Literacy Classroom
    Developing a Management System
    Meeting the Needs of All Students
  • 11. Assessment and Evaluation in the Comprehensive Literacy Classroom
    A Current View of Assessment
    Principles to Guide Effective Assessment
    Using Standards to Guide Assessment
    Organizing Assessment Information for Instructional Use
    Assessment Techniques
    Making Decisions from Assessment Data
    What to Do About Grading
  • Handbook Resource
    The English Sound System
    Phonics
    Structural Analysis
    Teaching Phonics and Structural Analysis

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