Reading and Learning to Read / Edition 6

Reading and Learning to Read / Edition 6

by Jo Anne L. Vacca, Richard T. Vacca, Christine A. McKeon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205431542

ISBN-13: 9780205431540

Pub. Date: 04/22/2005

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

This pioneering text, Reading and Learning to Read, Sixth Edition, emphasizes comprehensive reading instruction and remains an active learning tool that encourages future teachers to teach reading in ways that are both meaningful and reflective.

The authors of this market-leading text continue to promote a contemporary, comprehensive approach to teaching reading

Overview

This pioneering text, Reading and Learning to Read, Sixth Edition, emphasizes comprehensive reading instruction and remains an active learning tool that encourages future teachers to teach reading in ways that are both meaningful and reflective.

The authors of this market-leading text continue to promote a contemporary, comprehensive approach to teaching reading and writing with an emphasis on research-based best practice, integrating technology, and accommodating the needs of diverse and struggling learners. This edition maintains its focus on meeting standards—an increasingly critical topic—in new boxes connecting chapter content with standards and assessment, as well as in a wealth of practical examples and references that exemplify the IRA Standards for Reading Professionals.

TAKE A PEEK INSIDE THE SIXTH EDITION!

  • "Step-by-Step Lessons" provide a range of mini lessons that can be transferred directly to the classroom.
  • What About Standards and Assessment? sections at the ends of Chapters 3 through 15 connect chapter content to the two most important topics in reading instruction today—meeting standards and effectively assessing learning.
  • New chapter order reflects the Reading First provision of No Child Left Behind.
  • New margin icons—ELL Diversity—highlight material particularly relevant to teaching English language learners.

ONE REVIEWER SUMS IT UP!

"I believe it to offer an excellent balance between fundamental concepts guiding reading/language arts instruction and information describing "hands-on" strategies and techniques. The primary strengths of Reading and Learning to Read are the correlations with IRA Standards, the very colorful and appealing photos and figures in the artwork, the ease of reading, the organization of important information [in boxes and figures], and the handy chapter tools [chapter objectives, headings and subheadings, as well as the Teacher Action Research and the Related Websites]. The focus on Internet resources is up-to-date and relevant. In addition, the Appendices offer valuable resource information … What this text offers in the way of content that was deficient in other texts is the multitude of materials on word identification, building word concepts, and phonics instruction."
Karen Samson, Chicago State University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205431540
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
04/22/2005
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
656
Product dimensions:
8.24(w) x 10.16(h) x 1.26(d)

Table of Contents

1. Knowledge and Beliefs About Reading.

The Importance of Belief Systems.

How Teachers Come to Know About Reading and Learning to Read.

Cognitive Insights into Reading and Learning to Read.

Reading from a Language Perspective.

Models of Reading.

2. Approaches to Reading Instruction

Belief Systems and Approaches to Literacy Instruction.

Curriculum Perspectives.

Instructional Approaches.

Approaches and Strategies in Comprehensive Instruction.

3. Early Literacy: From Birth to School.

Children's Development in Early Reading and Writing.

Developmentally Appropriate Practices.

4. Inviting Beginners into the Literacy Club.

Learning Literacy Through Storybooks.

Learning about the Relationships between Speech and Print.

Learning About Features of Written Language.

Learning About Letters and Sounds.

5. Assessing Reading Performance.

Toward a Corroborative Framework for Decision Making.

Trends in Assessment.

Formal Assessment.

Informal Assessment.

Portfolio Assessment.

6. Word Identification.

Defining Word Identification.

Phases of Development in Children's Ability to Identify Words.

Approaches and Guidelines for Teaching Phonics.

Strategies for Teaching Phonics.

Using Meaning and Letter-Word Formation to Identify Words.

Rapid Recognition of Words.

Balancing Word Identification Instruction.

7. Reading Fluency.

Defining Oral Reading Fluency.

Developing Oral Reading Fluency.

Routines for Fluency Development.

Monitoring Oral Reading Fluency.

Developing Silent Reading Fluency.

8. Vocabulary Knowledge and Concept Development.

The Relationship Between Vocabulary and Comprehension.

Experiences, Concepts, and Words.

Principles to Guide Vocabulary Instruction.

Best Practice: Strategies for Vocabulary and Concept Development.

9. Reading Comprehension.

Scaffolding the Development and Use of Comprehension Strategies.

Developing Readers' Awareness of Story Structure.

Guiding Interactions between Reader and Text.

Reading Comprehension and the Web

10. Meeting the Literacy Needs of Diverse Learners.

Linguistic Diversity in Literacy Classrooms.

Cultural Diversity in Literacy Classrooms.

Academic and Cognitive Diversity in Literacy Classrooms.

11. Reading-Writing Connections.

Creating Environments for Reading and Writing.

Connecting Reading and Writing.

Establishing a Predictable Structure for Writing.

Reading-Writing-Technology Connections.

12. Bringing Children and Literature Together.

Supporting a Community of Readers.

Surrounding Children with Literature.

Organizing for Literature-Based Instruction.

Encouraging Responses to Literature.

13. Basal Readers and Instructional Materials.

The First Basals

Basal Programs Today.

Characteristics of Basal Readers.

Making Instructional Decisions.

Instructional Materials.

14. Making the Transition to Content Area Texts.

Why Are Content Area Textbooks Difficult?

Using Literature and Nonfiction Trade Books across the Curriculum.

Strategies before Reading.

Extending Content Learning through Reading and Writing.

15. Managing and Organizing an Effective Classroom.

Improving Instruction.

Individualizing Instruction.

Putting It All Together: Organizing a Classroom Community.

Technology in the Literacy Classroom

Appendices:

A. Beliefs about Reading Interview

B. DeFord Theoretical Orientation to Reading Profile

C. Reading and Writing Accomplishments of Young Children by Grade Level

D. Trade Books That Repeat Phonic Elements

E. Annotated Bibliography of Read-Aloud Books for Developing Phonemic Awareness

F. Recommended Books for Multicultural Classrooms

G. IRA Standards for Reading Professionals

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