Reading Instruction That Works, Third Edition: The Case for Balanced Teaching / Edition 3

Reading Instruction That Works, Third Edition: The Case for Balanced Teaching / Edition 3

by Michael Pressley
     
 

This widely adopted text provides a comprehensive guide to effective literacy instruction in the elementary grades. Distinguished scholar and educator Michael Pressley presents research-based, classroom-tested best practices for combining skills-based and whole-language approaches in the context of a highly motivating environment. The book explains the theoretical

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Overview

This widely adopted text provides a comprehensive guide to effective literacy instruction in the elementary grades. Distinguished scholar and educator Michael Pressley presents research-based, classroom-tested best practices for combining skills-based and whole-language approaches in the context of a highly motivating environment. The book explains the theoretical underpinnings of recommended strategies and techniques and shows how exemplary teachers actually put them into practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593852283
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
11/30/2005
Series:
Solving Problems in the Teaching of Literacy Series
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
469
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
5 - 13 Years

Meet the Author


Michael Pressley, PhD, was University Distinguished Professor, Director of the Doctoral Program in Teacher Education, and Director of the Literacy Achievement Research Center at Michigan State University. An expert on effective elementary literacy instruction, he was the author or editor of more than 300 journal articles, chapters, and books. Dr. Pressley was the recipient of the 2004 E. L. Thorndike Award (American Psychological Association, Division 15), the highest award given for career research accomplishment in educational psychology.

Table of Contents


Introduction
1. Whole Language
2. Skilled Reading
3. Children Who Experience Problems in Learning to Read
4. Before Reading Words Begins
5. Learning to Recognize Words
6. Fluency, with Lauren Fingeret
7. Vocabulary, with Laurel Disney and Kendra Anderson
8. Expert Primary-Level Teaching of Literacy Is Balanced Teaching, with Ruth Wharton-McDonald and Jennifer Mistretta Hampston
9. The Need for Increased Comprehension Instruction, with Ruth Wharton-McDonald
10. Writing, with Mary M. Juzwik
11. Motivation and Literacy
12. Concluding Reflections...for the Time Being

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