Best Practices in Literacy Instruction, Fourth Edition

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-03-29
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press
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A highly regarded teacher resource and widely adopted text, this book is grounded in current knowledge about literacy teaching and learning in grades PreK-8. The field's leading authorities present accessible recommendations for best practices that can be tailored to fit specific classroom circumstances and student populations. Provided are strategies for helping all students succeed #xE2;#xAC;#x1C; including struggling readers and English language learners #xE2;#xAC;#x1C; and for teaching each of the major components of literacy. The book also addresses ways to organize instruction and innovative uses of technology. Every chapter includes concrete examples, Engagement Activities, and resources for further learning. New to this edition: Incorporates the latest research findings and instructional practices. Chapters on motivation, content area teaching, new literacies, and family literacy. Addresses timely topics such as response to intervention, the new common core standards, English language learning, and policy issues. This book will be invaluable to classroom teachers in grades PreK-8; reading specialists and staff developers; teacher educators. It will also serve as a text in such courses as Methods of Reading Instruction, Teaching Literacy in the Elementary School, and Reading Diagnosis and Instruction.

Author Biography

Lesley Mandel Morrow, PhD, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Learning and Teaching in the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Her research, which she conducts with children and families from diverse backgrounds, deals with early literacy development and the organization and management of language arts programs. 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 from the International Reading Association (IRA), and the Oscar S. Causey Award from the Literacy Research Association. Dr. Morrow is past president of the IRA and is a member of the Reading Hall of Fame. Linda B. Gambrell, PhD, is Distinguished Professor in the Eugene T. Moore School of Education at Clemson University. Her major research interests are in the areas of reading comprehension strategy instruction, literacy motivation, and the role of discussion in teaching and learning. Dr. Gambrell has published numerous books and articles on reading instruction. She is a recipient of the Outstanding Teacher Educator in Reading Award from the IRA, the Albert J. Kingston Award from the National Reading Conference, and the Laureate Award from the College Reading Association. She is past president of the IRA and is a member of the Reading Hall of Fame.

Table of Contents

Foreword, Nell K. Duke Introduction, Jennifer Renner Del Nero, Lesley Mandel Morrow, and Linda B. Gambrell I. Perspectives on Best Practices 1. Evidence-Based Best Practices in Comprehensive Literacy Instruction, Linda B. Gambrell, Jacquelynn A. Malloy, and Susan Anders Mazzoni 2. Balance in Comprehensive Literacy Instruction: Evolving Conceptions, Christina L. Madda, Vicki Benson Griffo, P. David Pearson, and Taffy E. Raphael II. Best Practices for All Students 3. Best Practices in Early Literacy: Preschool, Kindergarten, and First Grade, Lesley Mandel Morrow, Diane H. Tracey, and Jennifer Renner Del Nero 4. Best Practices with Struggling Readers, Richard L. Allington 5. Best Practices in Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners, Mar\u00eda S. Carlo and Alain Bengochea 6. Best Practices in Adolescent Literacy Instruction, Donna Ogle and Laura Lang III. Evidence-Based Strategies for Literacy Learning and Teaching 7. Best Practices in Motivating Students to Read, John T. Guthrie 8. Best Practices in Teaching Phonological Awareness and Phonics, Patricia M. Cunningham 9. Best Practices in Vocabulary Instruction Revisited, Camille L. Z. Blachowicz and Peter J. Fisher 10. Best Practices in Comprehension Instruction, Janice F. Almasi and Susan J. Hart 11. Best Practices in Fluency Instruction, Melanie R. Kuhn and Timothy Rasinski 12. Best Practices in Teaching Writing, Karen Bromley 13. Best Practices in Literacy Assessment, Peter Afflerbach, Jong-Yun Kim, Maria Elliker Crassas, and Byeong-Young Cho IV. Perspectives on Special Issues 14. Best Practices in Content-Area Teaching, Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey 15. Effective Use of Technology in Literacy Instruction, Michael C. McKenna, Linda D. Labbo, Kristin Conradi, and Jessica Baxter 16. New Literacies in Literacy Instruction, Jennifer Rowsell and Diane Lapp 17. Organizing Effective Literacy Instruction: Differentiating Instruction to Meet Student Needs, D. Ray Reutzel 18. Parent–Teacher Partnerships That Make a Difference in Children's Literacy Achievement, Jeanne R. Paratore and Patricia A. Edwards 19. Best Practices in Professional Development for Improving Literacy Instruction in Schools, Rita M. Bean and Aimee L. Morewood

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