Vygotsky in the Classroom: Mediated Literacy Instruction and Assessment / Edition 1

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801315909
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 10/25/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 225
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction: Lev Semyonovich Vygotsky: Background of the Scholar/Teacher’s Life and Work; Lisbeth Dixon-Krauss.

1. Vygotsky’s Sociohistorical Perspective on Learning and Its Application to Western Literacy Instruction, Lisbeth Dixon-Krauss.

2. Emerging Readers and Writers, Martha Combs.

3. Spontaneous and Scientific Concepts in Content Area Instruction, Lisbeth Dixon-Krauss.

4. Book Club: The Influence of a Vygotskian Perspective on a Literature-Based Reading Program, Susan I. McMahon.

5. Collaborative Learning and Thinking: The Vygotskian Approach, Clara M. Jennings and Xu Di.

6. Vygotsky and Writing: Children Using Language to Learn and Learning from the Child’s Language What to Teach, Marian Matthews.

7. The Concept of Activity, Patricia Ashton.


Introduction: Dynamic Assessment and the Zone of Proximal Development, Lisbeth Dixon-Krauss.

8. Vygotsky and Multicultural Assessment and Instruction, Nile V. Stanley.

9. Vygotsky and At-Risk Readers: Assessment and Instructional Implications, Sherry Kragler.

10. Using Portfolios to Mediate Literacy Instruction and Assessment, C. Lyn Wagner and Dana Brock.

11. Vygotsky in the Future: Technology as a Mediation Tool for Literacy Instruction, Joe M. Peters.

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