Best Practices in Literacy Instruction
Edition 4 Rev ed
OverviewA highly regarded teacher resource and widely adopted text, this book is grounded in current knowledge about literacy teaching and learning in grades PreK-8. The field's leading authorities present accessible recommendations for best practices that can be tailored to fit specific classroom circumstances and student populations. Provided are strategies for helping all students succeed - including struggling readers and English language learners - and for teaching each of the major components of literacy. The book also addresses ways to organize instruction and innovative uses of technology. Every chapter includes concrete examples, Engagement Activities, and resources for further learning. New to this edition: * Incorporates the latest research findings and instructional practices. * Chapters on motivation, content area teaching, new literacies, and family literacy. * Addresses timely topics such as response to intervention, the new common core standards, English language learning, and policy issues. This book will be invaluable to classroom teachers in grades PreK-8; reading specialists and staff developers; teacher educators. It will also serve as a text in such courses as Methods of Reading Instruction, Teaching Literacy in the Elementary School, and Reading Diagnosis and Instruction.
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