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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-02-04
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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A leading seller for K-8 literacy programs, this extremely popular reading methods text has a simple goal: to provide aspiring teachers with the tools to help every student learn to read and write. Now titled Literacy: Helping Students Construct Meaning, this edition continues to provide preservice and in-service teachers with the information, techniques, and strategies to help all students become literate. Cooper and Kiger's text is distinguished in the field by its use of practical literacy lessons and authentic examples to clearly demonstrate how to teach reading and writing. Authentic, full-color children's stories (in excerpts or in their entirety) model extended literacy lessons throughout the text.

Table of Contents

Effective Literacy Teachers
A Comprehensive Balanced Literacy Program
Prior Knowledge: Activating and Developing Concepts and Vocabulary
How to Teach Strategies for Constructing Meaning
Beginning Literacy
Intermediate Grades and Middle School: Decoding, Vocabulary, and Meaning
Responding and the Construction of Meaning
Writing and the Construction of Meaning
Helping Struggling Readers
Developing a Management System for a Comprehensive Balanced Literacy Classroom
Assessment and Evaluation in the Comprehensive Balanced Literacy Classroom
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