9780130172976

Literacy for the 21st Century : A Balanced Approach

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  • ISBN13:

    9780130172976

  • ISBN10:

    0130172979

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2001
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Summary

Appropriate for courses in Elementary Reading Methods. This best-selling text is based on four contemporary theories of literacy learningconstructivist, sociolinguistic, interactive, reader responseand advocates a balanced approach to teaching reading. The author offers a highly readable text demonstrating how to implement a literature-based reading program using skills and strategies taught with a whole-part-whole approach.

Author Biography

Gail E. Tompkins is a Professor at California State University, Fresno, in the Department of Literacy and Early Education.

Table of Contents

PART I What Is a Balanced Approach to Literacy Instruction? 2(114)
Becoming an Effective Teacher of Reading
6(34)
Teaching the Reading and Writing Processes
40(38)
Assessing Students' Literacy Development
78(38)
PART II How Do Children Learn to Read and Write? 116(114)
Working With Emergent Readers and Writers
120(40)
Breaking the Alphabetic Code
160(36)
Developing Fluent Readers and Writers
196(34)
PART III How Do Readers and Writers Construct Meaning? 230(116)
Learning About the Meaning of Words
234(34)
Facilitating Students' Comprehension
268(38)
Becoming Familiar With the Structure of Text
306(40)
PART IV How Do Teachers Organize Literacy Instruction? 346(145)
Literature Focus Units
350(32)
Literature Circles
382(22)
Reading and Writing Workshop
404(28)
Basal Reading Textbooks
432(24)
Reading and Writing in the Content Areas
456(35)
PART V Compendium of Instructional Procedures 491(43)
Appendix: Award-Winning Books for Children 534(5)
Index of Authors and Titles 539(13)
Subject Index 552

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