Literacy for Life / Edition 1

Literacy for Life / Edition 1

by Donna E. Norton
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Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

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Literacy for Life / Edition 1

From Best-Selling Author Donna Norton!

Drawing on her expertise in using children’s literature to foster literacy in today’s classrooms, Donna Norton has crafted a contemporary, application-rich textbook that will prepare future teachers to “put reading first” and provide high-quality, research-based instruction in reading and the language arts.

Book Earns High Praise From Reviewers

“A great number of activities listed at the end of each chapter provide students with many opportunities to discuss the chapter content, apply to field work, and reflect.” - Shelley Hong Xu, CSU Long Beach

“Chapter 3, Assessment. This chapter is so current, it is scary! This chapter helps to give a clear, but realistic picture of the types of assessments our students will be faced with in the public schools.” - Carol L. Butterfield, Ph.D., Central WA University

This publication marks a major advance over existing reading methods texts. It broadens the context of literacy with meticulously chosen examples of children’s literature, real (and very detailed) lesson plans, classroom tested instructional units, and vividly illustrated examples.

  • Read All About It feature demonstrates that reading is a current and dynamic field of study.
  • Lesson Plans are clear, concise examples of how a master teacher systematically creates a lesson plan based on specific books.
  • Differentiating Instruction provides relevant, practical material on: ELL; Struggling Readers and Writers; and Gifted and Accelerated Readers and Writers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780205394388
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date: 09/11/2006
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 576
Product dimensions: 7.88(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

1 Changing Trends in Literacy Instruction

2 Emergent Literacy, Language Development, and Cognitive Development

3 Assessment and Evaluation in the Reading and Writing Program

4 Phonics and Phonemic Awareness

5 Vocabulary Development

6 Developing Approaches for Fluency and Comprehension

7 Reading, Writing, and Literature in the Content Areas: Kindergarten through Fourth Grades

8 Reading, Writing, and Literature in the Content Areas: Fourth through Eighth Grades

9 The Reading and Writing Connection

10 Literacy Instruction for ELL Students, Multicultural Education, and Students with Special Needs

11 Computer-Assisted Instruction in Reading and Writing

12 Putting it All Together: Literacy Instruction that Works

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