ERIC Number: ED380763
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
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Literacy Instruction for Today.
Au, Kathryn H.; And Others
This book shows elementary school teachers how to help students become confident readers and writers who can use skills they acquire throughout their lives, from a constructivist orientation. It is intended as a main text for an introductory course on elementary-school reading instruction, typically taken by undergraduates in their second or third year. Constructivism, whole language, literature-based instruction, process writing, emergent literacy, and flexible grouping are the concepts and approaches central to the book. Chapters in the book are: (1) Literacy, Reading, Writing, and Instruction; (2) Emergent Literacy and Beginning Instruction; (3) Reading and Writing in Response to Literature; (4) Reading Comprehension of Nonfiction and Report Writing; (5) Vocabulary Development; (6) Classroom Organization and Management; (7) Assessing Progress and Evaluating Instruction; (8) Fostering Independence and a Love of Reading; and (9) Teaching Students with Special Needs. (RS)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Constructivism (Learning), Elementary Education, Emergent Literacy, Evaluation Methods, Independent Reading, Instructional Effectiveness, Language Arts, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Student Evaluation, Vocabulary Development, Whole Language Approach, Writing Instruction
Harper Collins College Publishers, 1900 E. Lake Ave., Glenview, IL 60025 ($34).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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Note: Revised edition of "Reading Instruction for Today" (Second Edition, 1990) by Jana M. Mason and Kathryn H. Au.