Now in its fifth edition, this classic text on early literacy instruction will help you create a comprehensive early literacy program that places direct skills instruction within the context of rich and varied reading and writing experiences. Text discussions, marginal website features, and valuable appendices make available to you a variety of effective instructional resources, selected based on research and teacher testimonials. Importantly, this edition incorporates the key themes of national and state standards and expanded coverage of working with English learners and students with special needs.
Key features include:
- Chapter-opening vignettes and case examples that demonstrate literacy instruction at work and show you how practicing teachers handle the subject being addressed.
- Hands-on activities for use in your field placement and future classroom; these will help you make the connection between research and theory and actual classroom practice.
- Numerous assessment tools and literacy checklists as well children’s literature lists by genre, teacher resources for early literacy, and more than 130 websites of special interest to literacy teachers, all available in tear-out appendices.