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This is a book about problem solving--an internal tool that shapes the cognitive development of young readers and writers. At the same time, it is a book about the role of the teacher and the curriculum in structuring problem-solving opportunities. It is a book that advocates for schools to create intellectual environments that make literate thinking a top priority for children. Finally, it is a book that presents teaching and learning as collaborative processes between many people with a common goal--literacy for children.
from the Introduction
How can teachers create a literacy curriculum that builds processing links between reading, writing, and spelling knowledge? In Shaping Literate Minds, Linda J. Dorn and Carla Soffos illustrate how processing theory can be applied to the everyday practices of classroom teaching.
If instruction emphasizes the interrelationships of these three language areas, students learn how to transfer knowledge, skills, and strategies across literacy events. This is complex theory, but the authors provide clear and practical examples to support teachers as they incorporate these ideas into their classroom practices.
Grounded in authentic experiences from primary classrooms, this book provides:
|1||Language and Learning||1|
|2||A Curriculum for Literacy||18|
|3||Shaping a Literacy Processing System||29|
|4||Developing Orthographic and Phonological Knowledge||55|
|5||Teaching for Automaticity and Transfer||72|
|6||Developing Self-Regulated Teachers||88|