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In Literacy in the Early Grades, 4/e, Gail Tompkins, long recognized as a leader in the field of literacy education, presents research-based, practical help for getting every child off to a successful start in literacy—and for helping new and experienced teachers ensure they’re prepared to pass their licensure exams. The focus is exclusively on he developmental needs of children in Pre-K through grade 4, and on the skills and strategies teachers need to guide them to become successful, fluent readers and writers. In it, teachers get research-based, practical directives supported by authentic student examples of sound literacy instruction and assessment, along with unsurpassed classroom applications in the form of authentic classroom vignettes, student work samples, mini lessons, assessment tools, video case studies, and a compendium of instructional procedures. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video, interactive activities, and assessments.
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Gail E. Tompkins is Professor Emerita at California State University, Fresno. Currently, she works with teachers in their kindergarten through eighth-grade classrooms and leads staff-development programs on reading and writing. Dr. Tompkins was inducted into the California Reading Association’s Reading Hall of Fame in recognition of her accomplishments in the field of reading, and she’s received the prestigious Provost’s award for Excellence in Teaching at California State University, Fresno. Dr. Tompkins is the author of six other books published by Pearson Education: Language Arts: Patterns of Practice, Language Arts Essentials, Teaching Writing: Balancing Process and Product, 50 Literacy Strategies, and two grade-specific versions of this text: Literacy for the 21sst Century: A Balanced Approach (K-8) and Literacy in the Middle Grades: Teaching Reading and Writing to Fourth Through Eighth Graders. During the past three decades, Dr. Tompkins has also worked with kindergarten through college-level writing teachers at National Writing Project sites in California and Oklahoma.
Chapter 1: Becoming an Effective Teacher of Reading
Chapter 2: Examining Children’s Literacy Development
Chapter 3: Assessing Children’s Literacy Development
Chapter 4: Cracking the Alphabetic Code
Chapter 5: Learning to Spell
Chapter 6: Developing Fluent Readers and Writers
Chapter 7: Building Children’s Word Knowledge
Chapter 8: Facilitating Children’s Comprehension: Reader Factors
Chapter 9: Facilitating Children’s Comprehension: Text Factors
Chapter 10: Scaffolding Children’s Reading Development
Chapter 11: Scaffolding Children’s Writing Development
Chapter 12: Integrating Literacy Into Thematic Units