9781462536771

Best Practices in Literacy Instruction, Sixth Edition

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    9781462536771

  • ISBN10:

    1462536778

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2018-10-19
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press
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Summary

Many tens of thousands of preservice and inservice teachers have relied on this highly regarded text from leading experts, now in a revised and updated sixth edition. The latest knowledge about literacy teaching and learning is distilled into flexible strategies for helping all PreK–8 learners succeed. The book addresses major components of literacy, the needs of specific populations, motivation, assessment, approaches to organizing instruction, and more. Each chapter features bulleted previews of key points; reviews of the research evidence; recommendations for best practices in action, including examples from exemplary classrooms; and engagement activities that help teachers apply the knowledge and strategies they have learned.
 
New to This Edition
*Incorporates the latest research findings and instructional practices.
*Chapters on new topics: developmental word study and the physiological, emotional, and behavioral foundations of literacy learning.
*Chapters offering fresh, expanded perspectives on writing and vocabulary.
*Increased attention to timely issues: classroom learning communities, teaching English language learners, and the use of digital tools and multimodal texts.
 

Author Biography

Lesley Mandel Morrow, PhD, is Distinguished Professor of Literacy and Director of the Center for Literacy Development at the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Her research deals with early literacy development and the organization and management of language arts programs and literacy-rich environments. Dr. Morrow has published more than 300 journal articles, chapters, and books. Her work has been recognized with awards including the Outstanding Teacher Educator in Reading Award and the William S. Gray Citation of Merit, both from the International Literacy Association (ILA), and the Oscar S. Causey Award for outstanding contributions to reading research from the Literacy Research Association. Dr. Morrow is past president of the ILA and is a member and past president of the Reading Hall of Fame.
 
Linda B. Gambrell, PhD, is Professor Emerita in the Eugene T. Moore School of Education at Clemson University. Her major research interests are in the areas of reading comprehension, literacy motivation, and the role of discussion in teaching and learning. Dr. Gambrell has published numerous books and articles on reading instruction, comprehension strategy instruction, and literacy motivation. She is a recipient of the Outstanding Teacher Educator in Reading Award from the International Literacy Association (ILA), the Laureate Award from the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers (ALER), and both the Albert J. Kingston Award and the Oscar S. Causey Award from the Literacy Research Association (LRA). Dr. Gambrell is past president of the ILA, LRA, and ALER, and is a member of the Reading Hall of Fame.

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