Creating Literacy Instruction for All Children in Grades Pre-K to 4, MyLabSchool Edition

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2004-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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In response to today's needs to tailor instruction for the lower grades (pre-K-4), this new text 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.

Table of Contents

The Nature of Literacy and Todayrsquo;s Children
The Nature of Reading
The Readers Role in the Reading Process
Approaches to Reading Instruction: Whole versus Part Learning
Stages of Reading Development
No Child Left Behind
Scientifically Based Reading Instruction
A Reading and Writing Program for Todayrsquo;s Students
The Nature of Evaluation
Placement Information
Norm-Referenced versus Criterion-Referenced Tests
Judging Assessment Measures
Reporting Performance
Functional Level Assessment
Other Methods of Assessment
Evaluating Writing
Basal Reader Assessment
Screening and Diagnostic Instruments and Classroom-Based Assessment
Assessing English Language Learners
Assessing Materials
Fostering Emergent/Early Literacy
Understanding Emergent Literacy
Fostering Emergent Literacy
Making Reading and Writing a Part of Classroom Activities
Core Activities for Building Emergent/Early Literacy
Reading in Preschool
Federal Initiatives
Effective Preschool Programs
Working with Parents
Monitoring Emergent Literacy
Teaching Phonics, High-Frequency Words, and Syllabic Analysis
Rationale and Approaches for Phonics Instruction
How Words Are Read
Stages in Reading Words
Basic Principles of Phonics Instruction
Phonics Elements
Scope and Sequence
Using Word Analysis References
Using an Integrated Approach
Teaching Phonics to English Language Learners
Phonics and Spelling
Strategy Instruction
Adapting Basal Reader Instruction
Decodable Texts
Teaching Phonics to English Language Learners
High-Frequency Words
Building Fluency
Syllabic Analysis
Building Vocabulary
The Need for Vocabulary Instruction
Stages of Word Knowledge
Seven Principles of Developing Vocabulary
Techniques for Teaching Words
Teaching Special Features of Words
Learning How to Learn Words
Supplying Corrective Feedback
Comprehension: Theory and Strategies
The Process of Comprehending
Comprehension Strategies
Social-Constructivist Nature of Comprehension
Learning Environment
Integration of Strategies
Importance of Affective Factors
Comprehension: Text Structures and Teaching Procedures
Nature of the Text
The Role of Questions in Comprehension
Frameworks for Fostering Comprehension
Modified Cloze Procedure
Critical Reading
Applying Literacy Skills to the Content Areas
Childrenrsquo;s Books in the Content Areas
Chapter Organization and Text Structure
KWL Plus: A Technique for Before, During, and After Reading
Writing to Learn
Sheltered English
Reading Literature
Experiencing Literature
Types of Literature
Voluntary Reading
Approaches to Teaching Reading
Changing Approaches to Teaching Reading
Basal Approach
Literature-Based Approach
Individualized Reading Workshop
Language-Experience Approach
Whole Language
Guided Reading
Four Blocks
An Integrated Approach
Writing and Reading
The Roots of Writing
Guided Writing
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