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ERIC Number: ED495537
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct-18
Pages: 104
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4129-3890-7
Literacy Matters: Strategies Every Teacher Can Use
Fogarty, Robin
Corwin Press
Scores of children across the country do not read with comprehension, and literacy has become a national priority. This book defines and reviews 15 practical literacy approaches that teachers can use across all content areas and grade levels to help students develop essential literacy skills. This user-friendly resource provides strategies for immediate implementation with an overview of the research and best practices associated with each strategy. With an easy-to-use menu that enables teachers to select the specific strategies they want to use to boost content-area literacy and comprehension, this valuable guide explores proven instructional methods such as: (1) teaching metacognitive student thinking; (2) creating literature circles; (3) involving parents and community; (4) tapping into prior knowledge; and (5) using technology to impact literacy acquisition. By putting these strategies to use in their classrooms, teachers can observe their students, improve their reading and comprehension, and they can apply these tools for success across content areas. Following a Dedication, Acknowledgements, and an Introduction, this book divides into fifteen chapters: (1) Learn to Learn With Metacognitive Reflections; (2) Interact With Seven Strategies to Comprehend (Phantom Skill); (3) Tap Into Prior Knowledge to Support Schema Theory; (4) Extend Reading to Encourage Flexible Reading; (5) Research the Principles of the Brain and Learning; (6) Analyze Words to Foster Fluency; (7) Collaborate With Cooperative Learning Groups to Engage Learners; (8) You-Are-a-Reader Attitude Matters; (9) Mediate With Early Intervention Strategies; (10) Appeal to Parents/Guardians Gets Them Involved; (11) Teach Vocabulary by Building Background Knowledge (Dolch List); (12) Tune-in to Technology to Impact Literacy; (13) Enter Literacy With a Multiple Intelligences Approach; (14) Read-Aloud, Read-Along, Read-Appropriately Practices Foster Flexible Readers; and (15) Strategize Reading With Guided Reading Activities. The book also contains References and Bibliography.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Language: English
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