Reading and Learning to Read

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/31/2011
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Reading and Learning to Read, 8/eis a highly-popular resource that expertly prepares pre-service and in-service teachers for todayrs"s ever-changing literacy classroom with its comprehensive coverage of philosophies, teaching strategies, and assessment practices. In addition, this book focuses on helping teachers implement effective research-based strategies with struggling and diverse learners; presents practical applications that engage students in new literacies and technology applications; and features theInternational Reading Association 2010 Standards for Reading Professionals. Professors, pre-service and in-service teachers will find this textbook user-friendly in format, design, and writing style; the expert knowledge is comprehensiveand understandable.

Author Biography

Jo Anne L. Vacca is Professor Emeritus at Kent State University.

Richard T. Vacca is Professor Emeritus at Kent State University.

Mary K. Gove is a professor at Cleveland State University.

Linda C. Burkey is a professor at the University of Mount Union.

Lisa A. Lenhart is a professor at the University of Akron where she also is the Director for the Institute for Literacy.

Christine A. McKeon is a professor at Walsh University.

Table of Contents





Chapter 1 Knowledge and Beliefs About Reading


Chapter 2 Approaches to Reading Instruction


Chapter 3 Meeting the Literacy Needs of Diverse Learners


Chapter 4 Early Literacy: From Birth to School


Chapter 5 Literacy Instruction for Beginning Readers and Writers


Chapter 6 Assessing Reading Performance


Chapter 7 Word Identification


Chapter 8 Reading Fluency


Chapter 9 Vocabulary Knowledge and Concept Development


Chapter 10 Reading Comprehension


Chapter 11 Reading—Writing Connections


Chapter 12 Bringing Children and Literature Together


Chapter 13 Instructional Materials


Chapter 14 Making the Transition to Content Area Texts


Appendix A Beliefs About Reading Interview


Appendix B Trade Books That Repeat Phonic Elements


Appendix C Annotated Bibliography of Read-Aloud Books for Developing Phonemic Awareness


Appendix D Recommended Books for Multicultural Reading Experiences


Appendix E International Reading Association Standards for Reading Professionals






Name Index


Subject Index

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