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Literacy Matters: Strategies Every Teacher Can Use

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The author defines 15 literacy approaches, with research and best practices associated with each strategy, to teach literacy and comprehension across all grade levels and content areas.
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Overview

The author defines 15 literacy approaches, with research and best practices associated with each strategy, to teach literacy and comprehension across all grade levels and content areas.
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Editorial Reviews

Gayla Le May
"A wonderful tool and the type of book teachers long for. Gets straight to the point and gives strategies and ideas that any teacher can use. The practices can be put into place quickly and will make a difference."
Cristen L. Krugh
"Makes a definite contribution to the field of literacy, and will be ideal for all schools in my county forhiring literacy coaches this year. The author's focus is perfect, with a clearly stated purpose that is fulfilled throughout the book."
Gayla LeMay
"A wonderful tool and the type of book teachers long for. Gets straight to the point and gives strategies and ideas that any teacher can use. The practices can be put into place quickly and will make a difference."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412938907
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 11/28/2006
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 104
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Robin Fogarty is president of Robin Fogarty and Associates, Ltd., an educational publishing/consulting company. A leading proponent of the thoughtful classroom, she has trained educators throughout the world in curriculum, instruction, and assessment strategies. Fogarty has taught at all levels, from kindergarten to college, served as an administrator, and consulted with state departments and ministries of education in the United States, Puerto Rico, Russia, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Great Britain, Singapore, Korea, and the Netherlands. She has published articles in Educational Leadership, Phi Delta Kappan and the Journal of Staff Development. Fogarty has written How to Differentiate Learning (Corwin Press, 2007), Literacy Matters (Corwin Press, 2006), and From Staff Room to Classroom: Planning and Coaching Professional Learning (Corwin Press, 2006). Fogarty received her doctorate in curriculum and human resource development from Loyola University, Chicago.

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Table of Contents

Dedication
Acknowledgements
Introduction
1. Learn to Learn With Metacognitive Reflections
2. Interact With Seven Strategies to Comprehend (Phantom Skill)
3. Tap Into Prior Knowledge to Support Schema Theory
4. Extend Reading to Encourage Flexible Reading
5. Research the Principles of the Brain and Learning
6. Analyze Words to Foster Fluency
7. Collaborate With Cooperative Learning Groups to Engage Learners
8. You-Are-a-Reader Attitude Matters
9. Mediate With Early Intervention Strategies
10. Appeal to Parents/Guardians Gets Them Involved
11. Teach Vocabulary by Building Background Knowledge (Dolch List)
12. Tune-in to Technology to Impact Literacy
13. Enter Literacy With a Multiple Intelligences Approach
14. Read-Aloud, Read-Along, Read-Appropriately Practices Foster Flexible Readers
15. Strategize Reading With Guided Reading Activities
References and Bibliography
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