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ERIC Number: ED481438
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 372
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-57230-875-3
Best Practices in Literacy Instruction. Second Edition.
Morrow, Lesley Mandel, Ed.; Gambrell, Linda B., Ed.; Pressley, Michael, Ed.
Now revised and updated, this book's second edition aims to guide teachers in providing effective, engaging literacy instruction that meets the challenges of today's legislative mandates. Identified in the book are principles of best practice that reflect cutting-edge scientific research as well as decades of hands-on classroom experience. Following an Introduction by the editors, articles under Part I--Perspectives on Exemplary Practices in Literacy--are: (1) "Principles of Best Practice: Finding the Common Ground" (Susan Anders Mazzoni and Linda B. Gambrell); and (2) "Toward a More Complex View of Balance in the Literacy Curriculum" (P. David Pearson and Taffy E. Raphael). Articles under Part II--Strategies for Learning and Teaching--are: (3) "Current Practices in Early Literacy Development" (Lesley Mandel Morrow and Elizabeth Asbury); (4) "What Research Says about Teaching Phonics" (Patricia M. Cunningham); (5) "Best Practices in Vocabulary Instruction: What Effective Teachers Do" (Camille L.Z. Blachowicz and Peter J. Fisher); (6) "Best Practices in Comprehension Instruction" (Cathy Collins Block and Michael Pressley); (7) "Fluency in the Classroom: Strategies for Whole-Class and Group Work" (Melanie R. Kuhn); (8) "Building a Sound Writing Program" (Karen Bromley); (9) "Material Matters: Using Children's Literature to Charm Readers (or Why Harry Potter' and the 'Princess Diaries' Matter)" (Douglas Fisher; James Flood; Diane Lapp); (10) "Adolescent Literacy" (Lisa Patel Stevens and Thomas W. Bean); and (11) "Best Practices in Literacy Assessment" (Peter Winograd; Leila Flores-Duenas; Harriette Arrington). Under Part III--Special Issues--are these articles: (12) "Organizing Effective Literacy Instruction: Grouping Strategies and Instructional Routines" (D. Ray Reutzel); (13) "See It Change: A Primer on the Basal Reader" (Nancy L. Roser; James V. Hoffman; Norma J. Carr); (14) "Strategies for Literacy Development for Students with Disabilities" (Kim Baker and Richard L. Allington); (15) "Effective Use of Technology in Literacy Instruction" (Michael C. McKenna; Linda D. Labbo; David Reinking); and (16) "Achieving Best Practices in Literacy Instruction" (James W. Cunningham and Kimberly H. Creamer). (NKA)
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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Note: Foreword by Dorothy S. Strickland.