Readers gain a firm understanding of why they are teaching, who they are teaching, and what they are teaching, including essential elements of reading and traits of writing. Readers also learn how to teach literacy.
This unique book helps teachers see the “big picture” and consistently implement what they know in the classroom. Organized into three sections covering the foundations of literacy, the components of literacy, and literacy assessment and instruction, the book gives readers important information on reading and writing in every chapter. It shows the connections with the Common Core State Standards and includes practical “Try This for Teaching” and “Try This for Professional Development” boxes that present ready-to-use activities and ideas for applying the book’s concepts. Samples of teacher and student work further illuminate the concepts.