ERIC Number: ED410548
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Reading as Communication: To Help Children Write and Read. Fifth Edition.
May, Frank B.
Implementing numerous changes and deletions from the fourth edition, the fifth edition of this book aims to balance an emergent, social development environment with a sharper awareness of children who have missed out on much of the natural literacy development teachers would so much like to enhance. All chapters in the book have been updated with respect to new research, new ways of thinking, and new terminology that students of teaching need to learn. In this fifth edition, writing is shown as an equal partner throughout the book. Technology has a special place in the book at the ends of chapters 5-15: the newest ideas about integrating technology with literacy development are present in post-chapter sections. Chapters in the book are: (1) The Developmental View of Literacy Cultivation: Successful Teachers Understand How Learners become Literate; (2) The Environmental View of Literacy Cultivation: Successful Teachers Create a Classroom Community in Which Collaboration and Literacy Go Hand in Hand; (3) The Process View of Literacy Cultivation: Successful Teachers Understand the Nature of Reading and Writing; (4) Comprehension: Developing the Spirit of Fluency and Inferential Thinking; (5) Increasing Fluency and Comprehension through Sight Vocabulary; (6) Graphophonic Awareness: The Sight Vocabulary's Companion on the Route to Fluency and Comprehension; (7) A Constructivist Approach to Conceptual Vocabulary Growth; (8) Comprehension: Teacher Methods and Student Strategies; (9) Literature: Responses, Choices, Book Clubs, and Literacy; (10) Writing: A Vital Connection to Self, Reading, and Literacy; (11) The New Basal Programs: Using Their Advantages; Compensating for Their Disadvantages; Deciding Whether to Use Them; (12) Guiding Children toward Self-Assessment: A Performance Point of View; (13) Enhancing the Comprehension and Enjoyment of Informational Text; (14) Growth in Literacy: In a Multicultural, Multiability Classroom; and (15) Management of a Classroom Literacy Program: Tending the Six C's (A Caring, Communicative, Collaborative, Client-Centered Community). Appendixes contain educational games; sources of materials and information on bilingual programs; evaluation instruments; sample lessons and checklists; and lists of books and publishers. (RS)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Educational Technology, Elementary Education, Emergent Literacy, Process Approach (Writing), Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Sight Vocabulary, Student Evaluation, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development, Writing Instruction
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