Creating Literacy Instruction for All Students in Grades 4 to 8

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-03-17
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Creating Literacy Instruction for All Students in Grades 4 to 8gives teachers the best available teaching strategies and sample step-by-step lesson plans for constructing lively, effective reading and writing instruction for all students. With his focus on teaching successfully in todayrs"s diverse classrooms, renowned author Thomas Gunning gives teachers a head start in ensuring quality literacy instruction for all children.

Author Biography

Thomas G. Gunning has taught courses in methods of teaching reading and writing for more than 20 years and was director of the Reading Clinic at Southern Connecticut State University. Before that, as a secondary English teacher, a reading specialist, and an elementary school reading consultant, he worked extensively with achieving and struggling readers and writers. Dr. Gunning, who recently served as a Reading First consultant, is currently working with elementary and middle school students to help them develop higher level literacy skills, as well as serving as an adjunct professor in the Reading/Language Arts Department at Central Connecticut State University. Over the years, Dr. Gunning’s research has explored reading interests, informal reading inventories, decoding strategies, readability, higher-level literacy skills, and response to intervention. As a result of this research, he has created a number of informal assessments and programs for developing decoding and comprehension skills.

Table of Contents

  1. The Nature of Literacy and Today’s Students
  2. Diversity in the Classroom  
  3. Evaluation  
  4. Teaching Phonics, High-Frequency Words, and Syllabic Analysis  
  5. Building Vocabulary  
  6. Comprehension: Theory and Strategies  
  7. Comprehension: Text Structures and Teaching Procedures  
  8. Reading and Writing in the Content Areas and Study Skills  
  9. Reading Literature  
  10. Approaches to Teaching Reading  
  11. Writing and Reading  
  12. Creating and Managing a Literacy Program  

Appendix : Informal Assessment of Key Skills and Strategies  


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