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Becoming a Teacher of Reading: A Developmental Approach

Becoming a Teacher of Reading: A Developmental Approach
Author: Susan Davis Lenski - Susan L. Nierstheimer
ISBN 13: 9780130608574
ISBN 10: 130608572
Edition: 1
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2003-03-28
Format: Paperback
Pages: 528
List Price: $180.60

This core reading methods text takes an integrated, developmental approach to reading instruction, an approach supported by the text's unique organization: Early Readers (grades K-2), Interpretive Readers (grades 3-5), and Critical Readers (grades 6-8). These sections weave together discussions of skills, strategies, and assessment procedures that support literacy growth, consistently grounding discussions in the INTASC principles. Basing their presentation on the social constructivist theory, the authors place readers squarely in the reading classroom, ground their theoretical discussions with self-regulating pedagogy, and provide readers with a wealth of classroom vignettes, examples, and activities. Features fit into the text's workshop approach.

  • Connections: What's Next? This chapter-ending graphic charts the developmental framework, organizing information for each developmental stage while illustrating the overlap among stages.
  • For Your Portfolio suggests portfolio entries that align with the INTASC principles as well as the IRA/NCTE standards, and chronicle your learning in the course.
  • See for Yourself offers interactive learning activities that connect ideas from the text to actual and virtual classrooms.
  • Assessment is integrated throughout the text; look for assessment icons in the margins.
  • A fully integrated Companion Website at www.prenhall.com/lenski provides users with access to self-assessments, research, activities, and an online journal.