Creating Literacy Instruction for All Children, Fourth Edition, is a comprehensive, practical text that provides its readers with step-by-step guidance for teaching all major aspects of reading and writing. A new, four-color design brightens the text and offers additional pedagogy. Gunning's text helps students discover approaches and techniques that fit teachers' personal styles and situations. It aims to present the major methods and strategies as fairly, completely, and clearly as possible. The text presents the theory behind the methods, so students will be free to choose, adapt, and/or construct their own approaches as they create literacy instruction. Marginal annotations highlight key concepts, provide additional information on vital issues, and list addresses of Web sites so teachers can explore sites that foster student literacy. As with previous editions, this revision endorses the viewpoint that a well-prepared classroom teacher can effectively instruct struggling readers and writers.
Table of Contents
The Nature of Literacy and Today's Children
Fostering Emergent/Early Literacy
Teaching Phonics, High-Frequency Words, and Syllabic Analysis
Comprehension: Theory and Strategies
Comprehension: Text Structures and Teaching Procedures
Reading and Writing in the Content Areas and Study Skills