Teaching Children to Read : The Teacher Makes the Difference

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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A major revision to this popular market leading book makes this a must-have for all new teachers. Continuing to offer a comprehensive and balanced approach to reading instruction, with this new edition the authors clearly illustrate for readers that it's the teacher that makes the difference for children's literacy development. The new edition organizes each chapter with five pillars of effective reading instruction:Teacher Knowledge, Classroom Assessment, Effective Practice, Differentiated Instruction, and Family Home Connections.This organization reinforces the teacher's role in every aspect of reading instruction. Step inside the classroom and see effective classroom instruction in practice through integrated CD and web-based videos illustrating what application of chapter concepts look like in action.

Table of Contents

Effective Reading Instruction: The Teacher Makes the Difference
The First Dayhellip
Why is Learning to Read so Important?
What is Reading?
Teachers Make the Difference
The Seven Characteristics of Highly Effective Reading Teachers
Highly effective reading teachers understandhow children learn oral language and how children learn to read
The Structure of Language
Highly effective reading teachers are excellent classroom managers
Highly effective reading teachers begin reading instruction by first assessingwhat students already know and can do
Highly effective reading teachers know how to adapt instruction to meet the needs of learners with special needs
Highly effective reading teachers teach the essential components of reading using evidence-based instructional practices
Highly effective reading teachers model reading and writing applications throughout the day
Highly effective reading teachers partner with other teachers, parents and community members to ensure children's learning
The Five Pillars of Effective Reading Instruction
Summary: Reading Teachers Make the Difference!
Classroom Applications
Recommended Readings
Developing Children's Oral Language
A Trip to the Zoohellip; and a Hairy Question
What Do Teachers Need To Know About Oral Language?
What Is Language?
Phonology:Soundsin Spoken Words
Orthography: Connecting Letters and Sounds
Morphology: The Building Blocks of Meaning in Words
Syntax and Grammar: The "Rule Book" in Language
Semantics: Connecting Past Experiences to Reading
Pragmatics: Using Language to Get What We Need
How Do Children Develop Oral Language?
The Behaviorist View of Oral Language Development
The Innatist View of Oral Language Development
The Constructivist View of Oral Language Development
Social Interactionist View of Oral Language Development
The Developmental Stages of Oral Language Development
What Does Research Say About The Relationship Between Oral Language And Reading?
Assessing Children's Oral Language development and Usage
Teacher Rating of Oral Language and Literacy (TROLL)
Get it Got it Go!
- Picture Naming Test
The Oral Language Acquisition Inventory (OLAI)
Principles of Effective Oral Language Instruction
Promoting Oral Language Learning in the School and Classroom
Oral Language Instructional Strategies
Instrumental Oral Language Instructio
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