Creating Literacy Instruction for All Children in Grades Pre-k to 4

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-06-12
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Based on its highly successful parent book, this comprehensive, practical book provides its readers with step-by-step guidance for teaching children in grades Pre-K to 4 all major aspects of reading and writing.In response to today's needs to tailor instruction for the lower grades (pre-K-4), this updated edition features sample lessons for virtually every major literacy skill/strategy and offers numerous reinforcement suggestions and generous listings of materials appropriate for the lower grades. The methods emphasized are those that have been validated by research and/or practice. Extensive coverage is provided for areas of instruction mandated by federal programs such as Reading First: phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. However, the text also presents the theories behind the methods, so readers will be free to choose, adapt, and/or construct their own approaches as they create a balanced program of literacy instruction. Because language is the basis for literacy, the text emphasizes language development at all levels. Given the current emphasis on "Leaving No Child Behind," the text explores the role of pre-school and kindergarten programs in providing all students with foundational skills so that they don't experience difficulty learning to read and write. With classrooms becoming increasingly diverse, the text details age-appropriate techniques for working with English language learners and at-risk students.Inservice and preservice teachers. New to the Second Edition: Listing, description, and discussion of Common Core State Standards Added emphasis on developing phonemic awareness and other pre-reading skills, with additional lessons and techniques for students who are struggling Expanded coverage of phonics and syllabication skills Addition of three powerful new research-based teaching techniques that work especially well with struggling readers Increased coverage of assessing for learning

Author Biography

Thomas G. Gunning, a former elementary school reading consultant and junior high English teacher, is Professor Emeritus, Southern Connecticut State University, where he was department chair and reading clinic director. Gunning is currently an Adjunct Professor, Reading/ Language Arts Department, Central Connecticut State University. Gunning has conducted research on group reading inventories, vocabulary assessment, reading disabilities, intervention programs, readability, response to intervention, decoding processes and strategies, and literacy skills needed to cope with high-stakes tests. Professor Gunning's other books with Pearson include Creating Literacy Instruction for All Students, Eighth Edition; Assessing and Correcting Reading and Writing Difficulties, Fourth Edition; Creating Literacy Instruction for All Students In Grades 4-8, Third Edition; Developing Higher-Level Literacy in All Students: Building Reading, Reasoning, and Responding; and Closing the Literacy Gap.

Table of Contents

The Nature of Literacy and Today's Children
Teaching All Learners
Assessing for Learning
Fostering Emergent/Early Literacy
Teaching Phonics, High-Frequency Words, and Syllabic Analysis
Building Vocabulary
Comprehension: Theory and Strategies
Comprehension: Text Structures and Teaching Procedures
Reading Literature
Approaches to Teaching Reading
Writing and Reading
Creating and Managing a Literacy Program
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