This indispensable classroom resource and course text has inspired thousands of teachers to help their students become better readers and writers. The new edition addresses evidence-based best practices in the light of emerging research and national policy, actively tying classroom-based research, innovation, and instruction to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Practical suggestions and case studies empower PreK-8 teachers to support the needs of all their students while meeting Common Core goals. Each chapter includes concrete examples, Engagement Activities, and resources for further learning.New to This Edition: *Connects best practices with the requirements of the CCSS.*Incorporates the latest research findings and instructional practices.*Chapters on comprehending informational text, dual-language learners, and new literacies.*Expanded topics include motivation, close reading, and text complexity.