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Reclaiming English Language Arts Methods Courses: Critical Issues and Challenges for Teacher Educators in Top-Down Times

by Jory Brass & Allen Webb

Reclaiming English Language Arts Methods Courses showcases innovative work in teacher education that fosters teachers' capacities as reflective practitioners and public intellectuals; extends traditional boundaries...


English L2 Reading: Getting to the Bottom: Getting to the Bottom

by Barbara M. Birch

English L2 Reading, Third Edition offers teachers research-based insights into bottom-up skills in reading English as a second language and a solid foundation on which to build reading instruction. Core linguistic...


Teaching Chinese Literacy in the Early Years: Psychology, pedagogy and practice

by Hui Li

The Chinese language is now used by a quarter of the world's population and is increasingly popular as a second language. Teaching Chinese Literacy in the Early Years comprehensively investigates the psychology,...


Early Career English Teachers in Action: Learning from Experience, Developing Expertise: Learning from Experience, Developing Expertise

by Robert Rozema & Lindsay Ellis

The first few years of teaching are critical to the professional development of effective English teachers. In these crucial years, new teachers establish their identities, learn the ins and outs of the curriculum,...


Creating Critical Classrooms: Reading and Writing with an Edge, Second Edition: Reading and Writing with an Edge

by Mitzi Lewison, Christine Leland & Jerome C. Harste

This popular text articulates a powerful theory of critical literacy-in all its complexity. Critical literacy practices encourage students to use language to question the everyday world, interrogate the relationship...


Developing Writing Teachers: Practical Ways for Teacher-Writers to Transform their Classroom Practice

by Terry Locke

The premise of Developing Writing Teachers is this: When teachers of writing identify as writers, it adds a special dimension to their writing pedagogy. Practical and accessible while drawing on a range of relevant...


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


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...


Time and Space in Literacy Research

by Catherine Compton-Lilly & Erica Halverson

Literacy researchers interested in how specific sites of learning situate students and the ways they make sense of their worlds are asking new questions and thinking in new ways about how time and space operate...


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: The Selected Works of Kenne

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...


Pronunciation and Phonetics: A Practical Guide for English Language Teachers: A Practical Guide for English Language Teachers

by Adam Brown

This engaging, succinct text is an introduction to both phonetics and phonology as applied to the teaching of pronunciation to English language learners. Section 1 selectively covers the main areas of phonetics...


Reading Poverty: A New Look at Inequality in American Schools, Second Edition

by Patrick Shannon

In this book Shannon's major premise remains the same as his 1998 Reading Poverty: Poverty has everything to do with American public schooling-how it is theorized, how it is organized, and how it runs. Competing...


What English Language Teachers Need to Know Volume III: Developing Curriculum: 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...


Preparing to Teach Writing: Research, Theory, and Practice

by James D. Williams

Preparing to Teach Writing, Fourth Edition is a comprehensive survey of theories, research, and methods associated with teaching composition successfully at the middle,  secondary, and college levels. Research...