Description : With its two-part narrative/expository structure and balanced mix of theory and practice, Reading and Writing in Elementary Classrooms: Strategies and Observations, Third Edition, is among the most flexible elementary reading texts available today. In clear, straightforward language, it puts forward the latest research and best thinking for developing literacy in elementary classrooms. Activities and strategies that promote the total development of children's language abilities are suggested throughout.
Description : Shows teachers how to meet the challenges of teaching literacy in today's classroom This book provides educators with the historical and theoretical foundations necessary for becoming a reading, writing, and literacy teacher and helps them understand the broader, more complete picture of the reading process and what it means to be a teacher of readers. It covers the major theories and application strategies of the reading process, and teaches how to organize for literary instruction in a classroom. As educators learn to recognize and draw upon the multiple literacies that children bring to the classroom, they will: become skilled problem-solvers as they work through real-world examples and study the classroom experiences of others; discover how to dig deeper into literacy instruction and decide on what actions to take; and explore ways to drive and teach literacy with such tools as children's toys and familiar characters.
Description : This K-4 text follows the style of the successful Cunningham/Allington franchise-it is very practical with tons of activities but grounded on solid research. With new chapters on Fluency, Assessment, and a new organization this text offers the most current insight on thinking processes, on reading and writing as language, and on the importance of the affective domain.
Description : This package contains the following components: -0205386407: Reading and Writing in Elementary Classrooms: Research-Based K-4 Instruction -0135140870: MyEducationLab
Description : Examines the theoretical underpinnings of how students learn to write from reading other writers; describes various kinds of inquiry designed to help teachers and students learn how to learn from writers; and includes thoughts from the author on writing and teaching, as well as a selection of resource materials.
Description : Thirteen classroom teachers and seven teacher-educators break new ground on the important subject of the relationship between reading and writing.
Description : Research-proven activities that engage students in active processing of new information, leading to deeper understanding, long-term retention of subject matter, and acquisition of life-long learning skills.
Description : This accessible book will help elementary school teachers improve literacy instruction inside or outside the Common Core environment. The authors address teachers’ instructional needs by introducing key concepts from current trends in literacy education—from high-level standards to the use of 21st-century literacies. Readers then follow teachers as they successfully implement the curriculum they developed to promote high-level thinking and engagement with disciplinary content. The text focuses on three disciplinary literacy units of instruction: a science unit in a 2nd-grade classroom, a social studies (history) unit in a 4th-grade classroom, and a mathematics unit in a 6th-grade classroom. Each unit revolves around a central inquiry question and includes research-based strategies for using reading, writing, and classroom talk as tools to foster disciplinary understandings. This unique, insider’s look at how real teachers build and implement a Common Core–aligned curriculum will be an invaluable resource for teachers, schools, and districts as they move forward to align their own curricula. “I can’t imagine a more timely book . . . a set of elegant principles and some stunning examples of how teachers can use reading, writing, and talk to enhance learning in the science, social studies, and mathematics classroom.” —P. David Pearson, professor of language and literacy and human development, Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley “If you’re wondering how to integrate literacy across the content disciplines, this is the text you will want to keep and return to often.” —Diane Lapp, distinguished professor of education, San Diego State University “Inspiring, and better still, infectious!” —Donald R. Bear, Iowa State University “Provides concrete ideas for teaching students to use literacy to think like scientists, historians, and mathematicians.” —Douglas Fisher, professor of educational leadership, San Diego State University, and teacher leader, Health Sciences High and Middle College
Description : "This revised handbook will be even more useful to elementary teachers who want to explore the best techniques for teaching reading and writing. Totally re-written, the second edition of this popular guide offers one hundred procedures and activities based on the latest research. A collection of proven strategies, teachers will find old favorites as well as new approaches they will want to try - from using reading comprehension strategies and the writing process to working with information texts and technology." "Literacy Techniques for Building Successful Readers and Writers includes checklists and guidelines, many in reproducible form, for easy classroom use. This flexible and adaptable resource for the busy teacher is also useful for supply teachers and other teaching partners - buddies, volunteers, and parents."--BOOK JACKET.
Description : This easy-to-read text will guide K-3 teachers as they develop a reading and writing program for all their students. An apprenticeship approach to literacy emphasizes the role of the teacher in providing demonstrations, engaging children, monitoring their understanding, providing timely support and, ultimately, withdrawing that support as the child gains independence. Drawing on authentic classroom examples—student writing samples, class schedules, photographs, and rich transcriptions of teaching and learning interactions—the authors illustrate instruction that is aimed at children's learning zones. As children become more competent readers and writers, the instructional interactions are adjusted to accommodate their higher-level learning. Here is a wealth of in-depth information, specific strategies, and organizational formats in literacy areas such as: principles of apprenticeship literacy; learning to read from a cognitive apprenticeship approach, including the roles of read-aloud, familiar reading, and shared reading; guided reading, including flexible grouping, reading and writing links, and instructional interactions that emphasize problem-solving strategies; helping children develop writing strategies through interactive writing, writing aloud, and revising and editing transactions; transitions in children's independent writing, including their relationship to modeling and coaching demonstrations during assisted writing; helping children acquire phonological knowledge, including activities that guide children in manipulating letters, sounds, and spelling patterns; a typical day of putting it all together in two apprenticeship settings: a first-grade classroom and a Title I reading program; using school-based professional literacy teams to support teachers in developing an effective literacy program for their children. No detail is lost. The authors also cover such practical matters as establishing routines and organizing the classroom environment, including rotation schedules for meeting with small groups of children, lists of materials for establishing literacy corners, and literacy corner activities designed to provide the children with opportunities for independent practice. With Apprenticeship in Literacy you can achieve a balanced literacy program that works for all your students.