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Thomas G. Gunning, a former junior high English teacher and elementary school reading consultant, is Professor Emeritus, Southern Connecticut State University, where he was department chair and reading clinic director. Currently an Adjunct Professor, Reading/ Language Arts Department, Central Connecticut State University, Professor Gunning has conducted research on group reading inventories, vocabulary assessment, reading disabilities, intervention programs, readability, response to intervention, decoding processes and strategies, and literacy skills needed to cope with high-stakes tests. His other books with Pearson include Assessing and Correcting Reading and Writing Difficulties, Fourth Edition; Creating Literacy Instruction for All Students In Grades 4-8, Third Edition; Developing Higher-Level Literacy in All Students: Building Reading, Reasoning, and Responding; Closing the Literacy Gap; and Creating Literacy Instruction for All Children in Grades Pre-K to 4, Second Edition.
Table of Contents
1 The Nature of Literacy
2 Teaching All Students
3 Assessing for Learning
4 Fostering Emergent/Early Literacy
5 Teaching Phonics, High-Frequency Words, Fluency, and Syllabic Analysis
6 Building Vocabulary
7 Comprehension: Theory and Strategies
8 Comprehension: Text Structures and Teaching Procedures
9 Reading and Writing in the Content Areas and Study Skills
10 Reading Literature
11 Approaches to Teaching Reading
12 Writing and Reading
13 Creating and Managing a Literacy Program