Teaching Reading in the 21st Century (with Assessments and Lesson Plans Booklet)

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  • Edition: 5th
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  • Copyright: 2007-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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With new chapters on fluency and motivation,Teaching Reading in the 21 st Centurymaintains the friendly voice of its widely recognized author team and its superior coverage of assessment for learning, and strengthens its commitment to a rich, balanced, and comprehensive program of reading instruction. Informed by the latest research on topics ranging from phonemic awareness and phonics to teaching comprehension strategies and assessment, this text provides the knowledge base, skills, andassessment strategiesthat all teachers need to guide elementary students successfully toward literacy for the 21st Century-using reading and writing for thinking, problem solving, and communicating. Alwayspracticaland with a focus oncritical literacy, this edition is even richer in first-person accounts, instructional routines, classroom vignettes, and hands-on literacy activities. Principal themes include balancing phonemic skills with more holistic approaches; fostering the love of reading; and successfully teaching all students-mainstream and minority, native speakers of English and English-language learners, and special needs and gifted-to become able and eager readers.

Table of Contents

Readingand Learning To Readthe Reading Process
The Cognitive-Constructivist View of Reading
In the Classroom 1.1: Using Background Knowledge
The Cognitive Orientation
Reader-Response Theory
Sociocultural Theory
Reflect and Apply
Concepts That Elaborate and Complement the Cognitive-Constructivist View
The Interactive Model of Reading
The Reading Corner: Books That Help Build Automaticity
The Reading Proficiency Of U.S. Studentsa
Response to Current Criticisms
Literacy for Today's and Tomorrow's World
In the Classroom 1.2: Developing Present-Day Literacy in Sixth Grade
Reflect and Apply
A Literacy Curriculum For Today's And Tomorrow's World
Phonemic Awareness and Other Aspects of Emergent Literacy
Phonics and Other Word Recognition Skills
Fluency and Matching Students with Appropriate Texts
Vocabulary Learning and Instruction
Scaffolding Students Comprehension of Text
Teaching Comprehension Strategies
Encouraging Independent Reading and Reader Response
Fostering Higher-Order Thinking and Deep Understanding
Reflect and Apply
An Overview Of This Book
Chapter-by-Chapter Overview
The Components and Organization of the Chapters
Strengths And Challenges Of Diversity
Concluding Remarks
Extending Learning
Children's Literature
Reading Instructioninstructional Principles
Traditional Instructional Principles
Focusing on Academically Relevant Tasks
Employing Active Teaching
Fostering Active Learning
The Reading Corner: Informational Books That Give Students Opportunities to Make Critical Responses
In the Classroom 2.1: Actively Engaging Students in Reading and Responding to a Text
Distinguishing Between Instruction and Practice
Providing Sufficient and Timely Feedback
Teaching for Transfer
Reflect and Apply
Constructivist and Sociocultural Perspectives on Instruction
The Zone of Proximal Development
The Gradual Release of Responsibility Model
Cognitive ModelingIn the Classroom 2.2: Cognitive Modeling
Direct Explanation
Contextualizing, Reviewing, and Practicing What Is Learned
Teaching for Understanding
Cooperative Learning
Reflect and Apply
A Brief History Of Reading Instruction In The United States
The Colonial Period and the 19th Century
The Heyday of Basal Readers
The Challenge to Basal Readers: Whole-Language and Literature-Based Approaches
Massive Federal Intervention in Reading
Reading Instruction At Its Best
Reflect and Apply
Strengths And Challenges Of Diversity
Differing Participation Structures
A Diverse Classroom Library and Time to Read
High Achievement for Students of Color
Concluding Remarks
Extending Learning
Children's Literature
Motivation And Engagementmaking Motivation A Top Priority
The Critical Importance of Success
Creating A Literate Environment
The Classroom
In the Classroom 3.1: Assessing Students' Reading Attitudes and Interests
The Reading Corner: Books about Food and Families in Many Cultures
In the Classroom 3.2: Poetry Browsing to Create Interest
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