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ERIC Number: ED491840
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 240
Abstractor: Author
ISBN: ISBN-0-8720-7599-0
Issues and Innovations in Literacy Education: Readings from "The Reading Teacher"
Robinson, Richard D., Ed.
International Reading Association (NJ3)
This collection of articles from The Reading Teacher offers indispensable insight on issues, problems, and innovative solutions in literacy education. A wide spectrum of authors--ranging from successful classroom teachers to noted researchers and teacher educators--weigh in on language theories, relevant research, effective instructional techniques, and much more. This book contains six sections. Section One: Effective Teachers of Reading, with the following articles: (1) Challenges Facing the Teacher of Reading in 1957 (1956) (Gerald A. Yoakam); (2) More Than Words (1958) (Russell G. Stauffer); (3) The Indispensable Reading Teacher (1983) (Paula J. Gaus); (4) What's Needed Now in Reading Instruction: The Teacher as Scholar and Romanticist (1985) (John C. Manning); (5) Excellent Reading Teachers: A Position Statement of the International Reading Association (2000); and (6) The Changing Face of Education: Teachers Cope With Challenges Through Collaboration and Reflective Study (2005) (Carla C. Dearman, Sheila R. Alber). Section Two: Word Recognition, with the following articles: (7) Developing Word Recognition (1951) (William S. Gray); (8) Controversial Issues Relating to Word Perception (1955) (A. Sterl Artley); (9) The Utility of Phonic Generalizations in the Primary Grades (1963) (Theodore Clymer); (10) Saying the "P" Word: Nine Guidelines for Exemplary Phonics Instruction (1992) (Steven A. Stahl); (11) Where's the Phonics? Making the Case (Again) for Integrated Code Instruction (1997) (Diane Lapp, James Flood); and (12) What Can I Say Besides "Sound It Out"? Coaching Word Recognition in Beginning Reading (2004) (Kathleen F. Clark). Section Three: Reading Comprehension, contains the following articles: (13) What Research Says to the Teacher of Reading (1954) (Helen M. Robinson); (14) Guidelines for Teaching Comprehension (1970) (Helen J. Caskey); (15) Meaning-Seeking Strategies for the Beginning Reader (1978) (Dixie Lee Spiegel); (16) Comprehension Before, During, and After Reading (1982) (Linda K. Crafton); (17) Changing the Face of Reading Comprehension Instruction (1985) (P. David Pearson); and (18) What Every Teacher Needs to Know About Comprehension (2004) (Laura S. Pardo). Section Four: Literacy Assessment, contains the following articles: (19) Use Reading Tests Carefully--They Can Be Dangerous Tools (1952) (George A. Prescott); (20) Evaluating Children's Awareness of Literature Tools (1956) (Shelton L. Root, Jr.); (21) Reading Assessment: Time for a Change (1987) (Sheila Valencia, P. David Pearson); (22) High-Stakes Assessments in Reading: A Position Statement of the International Reading Association (1999); and (23) Literacy Assessment and the Future (2005) (Peter Johnston). Section Five: Content Literacy, contains the following articles: (24) Types and Purposes of Reading in Various Curriculum Fields (1958) (George D. Spache); (25) Textbook Usage in the Intermediate-Upper Grades (1971) (Larry D. Kennedy); (26) Guiding Students Through Informational Text (1988) (Karen D. Wood); (27) Classroom Organization for Instruction in Content Areas (1991) (Laura S. Pardo, Taffy E. Raphael); and (28) Models for Using Nonfiction in the Primary Grades (2005) (Rosemary G. Palmer, Roger A Stewart). Section Six: Developing a Love for Reading, contains the following articles: (29) Pleasure of the Popular (1958) (Leland B. Jacobs); (30) How Full Is Full? (1958) (Mabel F. Altstetter); (31) Effective Approaches for Motivating Children to Read (1979) (Nicholas P. Criscuolo); (32) Bridging the Gap between Fiction and Nonfiction in the Literature Circle Setting (2004) (Debbie Stien, Penny L. Beed); and (33) Books to Live By: Using Children's Literature for Character Education (2004) (Sheryl O'Sullivan). A Subject Index is included.
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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