Teaching Reading in Today's Elementary Schools / Edition 11 available in Hardcover
TEACHING READING IN TODAYS ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS sets the standard for reading instruction to ensure that you are able to help your students learn mechanics of word recognition, how to comprehend what they read -- and enjoy the process. The book advocates a balanced approach to reading, presenting newer approaches to reading with more traditional approaches that have proven value, such as phonics, vocabulary instruction, and strategies to improve literal and higher-order comprehension. The twelfth edition includes discussion of the latest technology for literacy learning, recent movements in literacy assessment and standards that must be met, and information about guided reading and close reading techniques with appropriate texts. Praxis, CCSS, and edTPA assistance is incorporated throughout.
About the Author
Betty Roe is Professor Emerita at Tennessee Technological University. She formerly was the Director of the Ph.D. in Exceptional Learning Program and Professor of Curriculum and Instruction. She earned her Ed.D. at the University of Tennessee in Curriculum and Instruction with Reading emphasis. She is the senior author of SECONDARY SCHOOL LITERACY INSTRUCTION, 10th Edition; INFORMAL READING INVENTORY, 8th Edition; and TEACHING READING IN TODAY'S ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, 12th Edition; all published by Cengage Learning. She is also senior author of TEACHING READING IN TODAY'S MIDDLE SCHOOLS; AN INTRODUCTION TO TEACHING THE LANGUAGE ARTS; INTEGRATING LANGUAGE ARTS THROUGH LITERATURE AND THEMATIC UNITS; TEACHING THROUGH STORIES: YOURS, MINE, AND THEIRS; and STUDENT TEACHING AND FIELD EXPERIENCES HANDBOOK, 7th Edition. She has experience teaching in the intermediate grades and tutoring first through twelfth graders in a reading clinic. She currently does workshops on the use of storytelling to meet standards across the curriculum -- in language arts and content areas. Throughout her career she has been active in the International Literacy Association and the Tennessee Reading Association.
Sandra Hope Huddleston Smith is a professor in the School of Humanities, Education, and the Arts at Cumberland University, where she serves as Director of the Special Education program. She taught 20 years in K-12 special education and elementary education classrooms before joining a full-time university faculty in 1996. She currently teaches courses in special education and literacy at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. She has co-authored TEACHING THROUGH STORIES: YOURS, MINE, AND THEIRS; TEACHING READING IN TODAY'S MIDDLE SCHOOLS; STUDENT TEACHING AND FIELD EXPERIENCES HANDBOOK (6th and 7th Editions); and TEACHING READING IN TODAY'S ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS (beginning with the 9th Edition). Professor Smith is also an active member of the International Literacy Association and Tennessee Reading Association.
Nancy J. Kolodziej holds a doctoral degree from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She taught public school, grades K-8, in California and Pennsylvania for 12 years. Currently, she is a Professor at Tennessee Technological University where she has taught literacy courses since 2004. In addition to co-authoring the 12th edition of TEACHING READING IN TODAY'S ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, Dr. Kolodziej is the author of LEARNING STATION MODELS FOR THE MIDDLE GRADES, published by the Association of Middle Level Education, and the co-author of SECONDARY SCHOOL LITERACY INSTRUCTION: THE CONTENT AREAS, another Cengage textbook. She is also an active member of the International Literacy Association, is on the Review Board of The Reading Teacher and The Reading Professor, and was a member of ReadWriteThink's national eight-member advisory panel.
Table of Contents
1. The Reading Act. 2. Use of Technology for Literacy Learning. 3. Assessment and Intervention. 4. Emergent and Developing Literacy. 5. Overview of Word-Recognition Approaches. 6. Phonics for Word Recognition. 7. Meaning Vocabulary. 8. Comprehension: Part 1. 9. Comprehension: Part 2. 10. Major Approaches and Materials for Reading Instruction. 11. Language and Literature. 12. Reading/Study Techniques. 13. Reading in the Content Areas. Epilogue: Linking It Up.