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Engaging Students in Academic Literacies: Genre-based Pedagogy for K-5 Classrooms

by Maria Estela Brisk

The Common Core State Standards require schools to include writing in a variety of genres across the disciplines. Engaging Students in Academic Literacies provides specific information to plan and carry out...


Born Reading: Bringing Up Bookworms in a Digital Age -- From Picture Books to eBooks and Everything in Between

by Jason Boog & Betsy Bird

A program for parents and professionals on how to raise kids who love to read, featuring interviews with childhood development experts, advice from librarians, tips from authors and children’s book publishers,...


Teacher Preparation for Linguistically Diverse Classrooms

by Tamara Lucas

At the forefront in focusing on the preparation of mainstream classroom teachers to work with K-12 students in the U.S. who speak native languages other than English, this book both contributes to the research...


Social Literacies: Critical Approaches to Literacy in Development, Ethnography and Education

by Brian V. Street

Social Literacies develops new and critical approaches to the understanding of literacy in an international perspective. It represents part of the current trend towards a broader consideration of literacy as...


The Resilience of Language: What Gesture Creation in Deaf Children Can Tell Us about How All Children Learn Language

by Susan Goldin-Meadow

Imagine a child who has never seen or heard any language at all. Would such a child be able to invent a language on her own? Despite what one might guess, the children described in this book make it clear that...


The Secret of Literacy: Making the implicit explicit

by David Didau

Literacy? That's someone else's job, isn't it? This is a book for all teachers on how to make explicit to students those things we can do implicitly. In the Teachers' Standards it states that all teachers must...


Explaining Reading, Third Edition: A Resource for Explicit Teaching of the Common Core Standards

by Gerald G. Duffy

This trusted teacher resource and widely adopted text presents effective ways to demystify essential reading skills and strategies for K-8 students who are struggling. It has been fully revised to focus on the...


Handbook of Professional Development in Education: Successful Models and Practices, PreK-12

by Linda E. Martin, Sherry Kragler & Diana J. Quatroche

Synthesizing the best current knowledge on teacher professional development (PD), this handbook describes effective, innovative practices that are being used in schools today. Leading authorities present PD...


Making Sense of Learners Making Sense of Written Language: The Selected Works of Kenneth S. Goodman and Yetta M. Goodman

by Kenneth S. Goodman & Yetta M. Goodman

Ken and Yetta Goodman's professional work has been a lifelong collaboration, informed by shared philosophical strands. An overarching goal has been to provide access for all children to literacy and learning...


What English Language Teachers Need to Know Volume III: Designing Curriculum

by MaryAnn Christison & Denise E. Murray

What English Teachers Need to Know, a set of companion texts designed for pre-service teachers and teachers new to the field of ELT, addresses the key question: What do English language teachers need to know...


The Critical Merits of Young Adult Literature: Coming of Age: Coming of Age

by Crag Hill

This examination of the literary effectiveness of young adult literature from a critical, research-oriented perspective answers two key questions asked by many teachers and scholars in the field: Does young...


Moving Critical Literacies Forward: A New Look at Praxis Across Contexts: A New Look at Praxis Across Contexts

by Jessica Pandya & Julianna Avila

Taking the pulse of current efforts to do-and, in some cases, undo-critical literacy, this volume explores and critiques its implementation in learning contexts around the globe. An impressive set of international...


Cracking the Common Core: Choosing and Using Texts in Grades 6-12

by William E. Lewis, Sharon Walpole & Michael C. McKenna

This book guides teachers in grades 6-12 to strategically combine a variety of texts--including literature, informational texts, and digital sources--to meet their content-area goals and the demands of the Common...


Meeting the Challenge of Adolescent Literacy: Research We Have, Research We Need

by Mark W. Conley, Joseph R. Freidhoff & Michael B. Sherry

In this concise, thought-provoking book, prominent researchers analyze existing knowledge on adolescent literacy, examine the implications for classroom instruction, and offer specific goals for future research....


Literacy Processes: Cognitive Flexibility in Learning and Teaching

by Kelly B. Cartwright & Gedeon O. Deak

Reading and writing instruction require individuals--both students and teachers--to flexibly process many kinds of information, from a variety of sources. This is the first book to provide an in-depth examination...


Learning to Write with Purpose: Effective Instruction in Grades 4-8

by Karen Kuelthau Allan, Mary C. McMackin & Erika Thulin Dawes

Communicating ideas and information is what makes writing meaningful—yet many upper elementary and middle school students write in a vacuum, without considering the aims of their writing or the needs of their...


Reclaiming Writing: Composing Spaces for Identities, Relationships, and Actions

by Richard J. Meyer & Kathryn F. Whitmore

This book offers pedagogical strategies for reclaiming writing spaces in classrooms and the knowledge base in which they are grounded. Writing is considered across the curriculum and across modes of writing...


Building Comprehension in Every Classroom: Instruction with Literature, Informational Texts, and Basal Programs

by Peter Dewitz, Rachel Brown & Nell K. Duke

This book presents a practical model and specific unit- and lesson-planning ideas for enhancing students' reading comprehension in any 2-8 classroom. The authors provide innovative suggestions that help teachers...


Handbook of Language and Literacy, Second Edition: Development and Disorders

by C. Addison Stone, Elaine R. Silliman & Barbara J. Ehren

An acclaimed reference that fills a significant gap in the literature, this volume examines the linkages between spoken and written language development, both typical and atypical. Leading authorities address...


Teaching L2 Composition: Purpose, Process, and Practice

by Dana R. Ferris & John Hedgcock

This theory-to-practice text presents pedagogical approaches to teaching L2 composition in the framework of current theoretical perspectives on L2 writing processes, practices, and writers and provides an array...