Designed to help you scaffold your students’ reading and writing, Toolkit for Teachers of Literacy will be the resource you’ll turn to for teaching and assessing literacy!
Diane Nettles presents a hands-on collection of assessment tools and teaching strategies that classroom teachers will love using! Broken down into five parts for quick reference and ease of use, Toolkit for Teachers of Literacy takes the guesswork out of teaching literacy.
Take a look inside…
◊ Section I, Teaching Tools for Reading Instruction, a collection of strategies and tools for teaching, addresses early literacy assessments and ideas, strategies for learning story elements, nonfiction text organizers, comprehension strategies, and classroom management ideas.
◊ Section II, Rubrics for Analyzing Writing, features a set of writing rubrics correlated to benchmarks for grades one through eight and based on Vicki Spandel’s instructional “six traits model” of teaching writing.
◊ Section III, Reading Assessments for the Classroom Teacher, is a complete set of classroom reading assessments such as forms, charts, and complete instructions for administering all of the assessments, including the results from a running record notation.
◊ Section IV, Using Standards-Based Literacy Portfolios, features literacy portfolios organized around the most important components of reading recommended by the National Reading Panel, and outlined in No Child Left Behind: phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency.
◊ Section V, Phonics Mini-Lessons: Understanding the Nature of Words, serves as a “refresher course in phonics” for pre-service and classroom teachers, with a set of 14 mini-lessons. Each lesson describes a phonetic element, using words pulled from children’s books.
Blackline Masters of many of the figures and forms described in the book are available online at www.ablongman.com/nettles1e and can be downloaded for immediate use in the classroom.