Literacy for the 21st Century

Literacy for the 21st Century

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For courses in Elementary Reading Methods.Balanced in its approach, Literacy for the 21st Century models how to execute the principles and processes recognized by the field as exemplary practice. The text features authentic classroom teaching models with student artifacts, minilessons, and four core instructional approaches for developing literacy skills. Chapters focus both on reading and writing processes and discuss how to develop fluent readers and writers, how to facilitate comprehension, how to organize for literacy instruction and how to use a variety of assessment procedures to document student learning. Because of its accessibility and practical pedagogical features, this text serves preservice teachers well. It also will function well for those teachers pressed into service in accelerated credentialing programs acting as an invaluable resource to get up and running more

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  • Paperback | 531 pages
  • 200.66 x 248.92 x 25.4mm | 1,111.3g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • illustrations, (some colour )
  • 0130985902
  • 9780130985903

Table of contents

I. WHAT IS A BALANCED APPROACH TO LITERACY INSTRUCTION? 1. Becoming an Effective Teacher of Reading. 2. Teaching the Reading and Writing Processes. 3. Assessing Students' Literacy Development. II. HOW DO CHILDREN LEARN TO READ AND WRITE? 4. Working with Emergent Readers and Writers. 5. Breaking the Alphabetic Code. 6. Developing Fluent Readers and Writers. III. HOW DO READERS AND WRITERS CONSTRUCT MEANING? 7. Learning about the Meanings of Words. 8. Facilitating Students' Comprehension. 9. Becoming Familiar with the Structure of Text. IV. HOW DO TEACHERS ORGANIZE LITERACY INSTRUCTION? 10. Literature Focus Units. 11. Literature Circles. 12. Reading and Writing Workshop. 13. Basal Reading Textbooks. 14. Reading and Writing in the Content Areas. V. COMPENDIUM OF INSTRUCTIONAL PROCEDURES. Index of Authors and Titles. Subject more

About Gail E. Tompkins

Gail E. Tompkins is a Professor at California State University, Fresno, in the Department of Literacy and Early Education, where she teaches courses in reading, language arts, and writing for preservice teachers and students in the reading/language arts master's degree program. She directs the San Joaquin Valley Writing Project and works regularly with teachers, both by teaching model lessons in classrooms and by leading staff development programs. Recently Dr. Tompkins was inducted into the California Reading Association's Reading Hall of Fame in recognition of her publications and other accomplishments in the field of reading. She has also been awarded the prestigious Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching at California State University, Fresno. Previously, Dr. Tompkins taught at Miami University in Ohio and at the University of Oklahoma in Norman where she received the prestigious Regents' Award for Superior Teaching. She was also an elementary teacher in Virginia for eight years. Dr. Tompkins is the author of three books published by Merrill/Prentice Hall: Teaching Writing: Balancing Process and Product, 3rd ed. (2000 ), 50 Literacy Strategies (1998 ), and Language Arts: Content and Teaching Strategies, 5th ed. (2002). She has written numerous articles related to reading and language arts that have appeared in The Reading Teacher, Language Arts, and other professional more

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