With new chapters on fluency and motivation, Teaching Reading in the 21st Century maintains the friendly voice of its widely recognized author team and its superior coverage of assessment for learning, and strengthens its commitment to a rich, balanced, and comprehensive program of reading instruction.
Informed by the latest research on topics ranging from phonemic awareness and phonics to teaching comprehension strategies and assessment, this text provides the knowledge base, skills, and assessment strategies that all teachers need to guide elementary students successfully toward literacy for the 21st Century—using reading and writing for thinking, problem solving, and communicating. Always practicaland with a focus on critical literacy, this edition is even richer in first-person accounts, instructional routines, classroom vignettes, and hands-on literacy activities. Principal themes include balancing phonemic skills with more holistic approaches; fostering the love of reading; and successfully teaching all students—mainstream and minority, native speakers of English and English-language learners, and special needs and gifted—to become able and eager readers.
Presents a comprehensive plan for assisting students in becoming lifelong readers and attaining critical literacy, for pre- and in- service primary teachers. Early chapters deal with general concepts and principles, and discuss topics particularly important in the primary grades. Later chapters cover crucial areas such as vocabulary development, comprehension strategies, the reading-writing relationship, non-native speakers of English, and assessment. A final chapter of classroom portraits presents in-depth scenarios of reading instruction at three grade levels. Most chapters have the same organization, with opening vignettes, overviews, notes on special needs and talents, reflection and application questions, and suggestions for outside activities and projects, plus annotated references and briefly annotated children's literature. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.