Teaching Children to Read and Write takes an evidence-based approach to the theories and methods needed to become an effective literacy teacher. The fourth edition emphasizes the characteristics of the effective literacy teacher, one who engages, motivates, and helps his/her students. The effective literacy teacher also relies on teaching strategies that are up-to-date and proven by research to work. The effective literacy teacher must also understand the essential foundations of literacy teaching, and Teaching Children to Read and Write presents comprehensive information about the theories, approaches, data, and standards needed to ensure that students are well-prepared to teach literacy in today¿s educational environment!
New edition of a textbook intent on creating the kind of teachers that students remember for the rest of their lives. Covers early reading and writing development, building vocabulary and comprehension connections, using literature and reader response, and understanding language and cultural diversity. Each chapter opens with a vignette to introduce the material and concludes with a Bridges to the Classroom section. Marginal annotations are included throughout the text. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.