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Teaching Literacy in Second Grade

Teaching Literacy in Second Grade


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ISBN-13: 9781593851781
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 05/13/2005
Series: Tools for Teaching Literacy Series
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 7 Years

About the Author

Jeanne R. Paratore, EdD, is Associate Professor of Education at Boston University, where she teaches courses in literacy, language, and cultural studies. From 1989 to 1997 she was an integral member of the Boston University/Chelsea, Massachusetts, Public School Partnership, a comprehensive urban school reform effort, in which she focused her efforts on improving classroom literacy instruction and building strong home-school partnerships. She was a core advisor to Teaching Reading, K-2, A Video Library of Effective Classroom Practices, a project funded by the Annenberg Foundation and produced by WGBH television. At present, Dr. Paratore works with school-based literacy leaders in Lowell, Massachusetts, to support effective instruction in classrooms throughout the city. She has written articles and book chapters about family literacy, classroom grouping practices, and classroom assessment.

Rachel L. McCormack, EdD, is Assistant Professor of Education at Roger Williams University, Bristol, Rhode Island, where she teaches courses in literacy education and children's literature. As a classroom teacher, she taught first, second, and fifth grades, and she served as a school-based reading specialist. Her research interests include classroom discourse and the effects of peer-led discussion on children's comprehension and learning, and the effects of professional development on school-wide change in literacy instruction.

Table of Contents

1. What Is the Second-Grade Child Like?.
2. Knowing What to Teach in Second Grade.
3. Setting Up the Classroom Environment for Literacy
4. Getting to Know Your Students
5. Differentiating Instruction for Diverse Learners
6. A Week in a Second-Grade Classroom
7. Developing Home-School Partnerships That Help Children Learn
8. Resources and More
Appendices: A. Primary Literacy Standards for Second Grade. B. List of Common Phonograms.
C. Vickie's Learning Center Direction Cards.


Second-grade teachers; staff developers; students in early childhood education and literacy education. Serves as a supplemental text in elementary literacy methods courses.

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