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.
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Number of pages: 447
Weight: 826 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 30 mm
Edition: 5th New edition
"This remarkable work shares critical knowledge about important aspects of literacy instruction and learning. Each chapter of the fifth edition intertwines connections to the CCSS to help readers understand how the practices resonate with the standards. Throughout, the contributors suggest ways to accommodate and differentiate instruction so that all students are successful. I love the way every chapter showcases ways to promote active, engaged learning for all aspects of literacy instruction and learning."--Diane M. Barone, EdD, Foundation Professor of Literacy Studies, University of Nevada, Reno
"The fifth edition has been updated to identify and explore significant literacy issues encountered by today's educators, such as RTI, the CCSS, close reading, text complexity, and more. Among the book's contributions is its reclaiming of the term 'best practices.' Rather than focusing on particular teaching strategies that are assumed to be universally appropriate for all children, best practices in this text are contingent on teacher expertise. Offering a rich array of strategies for crafting high-quality literacy instruction that can meet the needs of individual children, the book addresses everything from phonics instruction to online literacies. Literacy educators will find important lessons that they can adapt, implement, and explore in PreK-8 classrooms."--Catherine Compton-Lilly, EdD, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Wisconsin-Madison