Teaching Literacy in First Grade

Teaching Literacy in First Grade

Paperback Tools for Teaching Literacy

By (author) Diane Lapp, By (author) Maria Nichols, By (author) Kelly Moore, By (author) James Flood

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  • Publisher: Guilford Publications
  • Format: Paperback | 244 pages
  • Dimensions: 175mm x 252mm x 20mm | 431g
  • Publication date: 30 June 2005
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1593851812
  • ISBN 13: 9781593851811
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Sales rank: 1,413,563

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First grade is a year of important new experiences for students and teachers alike. Some students will arrive knowing how to read, others will know a few letters of the alphabet, and most will be somewhere in between. Including dozens of reproducibles, this book guides first-grade teachers in the many decisions they face about how to orchestrate effective, appropriate, and engaging instruction. A special strength of the book is the authors' deep understanding of the oral language base of literacy learning - both reading and writing - and their expertise in differentiating instruction for English language learners.

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Diane Lapp, EdD, School of Teacher Education, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA; James Flood, PhD, School of Teacher Education, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA; Kelly Moore, PhD, literacy resource teacher, San Diego Unified School District, San Diego, CA; Maria Nichols, MA, literacy staff developer, San Diego Unified School District, San Diego, CA

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This teacher-friendly book lays out the elements necessary to create a well-balanced classroom where children's reading, speaking, and writing can thrive. Great book lists, school-to-home letters, easy-to-manage assessment charts, and well-defined, research-based routines will help new and seasoned teachers create a literacy-rich classroom. If first-grade teachers are going to read only one professional book on literacy this year, this should be the one. - Catherine Kuhns, MEd, National Board Certified Teacher (Early Childhood), Country Hills Elementary School, Coral Springs, Florida This is just the resource new primary teachers are looking for. The teacher-friendly text and authentic examples make research-based practices come alive. From up-to-date information on workshop models and differentiated instruction and assessment, to tried-and-true room arrangements, Teaching Literacy in First Grade has something for everyone! - Nancy Frey, PhD, School of Teacher Education, San Diego State University

Table of contents

Where Do I Begin?: Getting to Know Your Students, Your Classroom, and the Curriculum. Understanding How Children Learn to Read Written Language. Supporting First-Grade Writing. Exciting Day 1: Instruction Begins. Differentiating Instruction: Using Assessment Information Wisely. Grouping for Differentiated Instruction and Classroom Management. Supporting Oral Language Development. Teaching English Language Learners. How Does the Year Continue? You Can't Do This Alone: The Home-School Connection.