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Promoting Literacy Development

Promoting Literacy Development
50 Research-Based Strategies for K-8 Learners

May 2011 | 336 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Fifty research-based literacy strategies designed for busy K-8 classroom teachers

Organized around 10 key areas for teaching and learning literacy—phonemic awareness, phonics, reading fluency, vocabulary, story comprehension, comprehension of informational text, questioning for understanding, discussion for understanding, narrative writing, and writing to learn-Promoting Literacy Development offers 50 clearly written, step-by-step strategies for developing proficient readers and writers. The authors also include suggestions for differentiating instruction for English language learners and for students with special needs.

Setting Standards in the English Language Arts
Standards in the English Language Arts
Section I. Essential Strategies For Teaching Phonemic Awareness
Section II. Essential Strategies For Teaching Phonics
Section III. Essential Strategies For Teaching Reading Fluency
Section IV. Essential Strategies For Teaching Vocabulary
Section V. Essential Strategies For Teaching Story Comprehension
Section VI. Essential Strategies For Comprehension of Informational Text
Section VII. Essential Strategies For Teaching Questioning For Understanding
Section VIII. Essential Strategies Teaching Discussion For Understanding
Section IX. Essential Strategies Teaching Narrative Writing
Section X. Essential Strategies For Teaching Writing Across the Curriculum
About the Authors

“The structure around the essential elements of literary means that I could use this book as a supplement for almost any text…This is exactly the kind of material we try to get into the hands of the students now while they have the time to spend on learning the strategies.”

Linda K. Allen
Texas Tech University

“(The book’s) three greatest strengths are the inclusion of differentiate instruction for the ELL students, children’s literature, and integration of media/technology.”

Esther Berkowitz
St. Joseph’s College

“Some of the book’s strengths include the appearance of a user-friendly format, instructional strategies across the language arts areas, affordable pricing for the teaching candidates and (it could be) a resource to keep for future reference.”

Kathy H. Barclay
Western Illinois University
Key features

Key Features

· Research-based effective literacy practices: Each section opens with a discussion of the theory and research related to the core literacy area and related strategies.

· Addresses technological influences on literacy: New literacies, such as digital storytelling, are addressed in Sections VII and IX

· Differentiation of Instruction: In today's diverse classrooms, teachers need tools to guide and modify instruction for individual needs. Modifications for English Language Learners are provided to assist teachers as they differentiate instruction.

· Assessment: Suggestions for differentiating instruction for English language learners and for students with special needs are included in each strategy.

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