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Literacy Teacher Education: Principles and Effective Practices

by Deborah G. Litt, Susan D. Martin & Nancy A. Place

Few resources exist to give literacy teacher educators a comprehensive view of effective, innovative practices in their field, making this uniquely practical volume an important addition to the literature....


Unpacking Complexity in Informational Texts: Principles and Practices for Grades 2-8

by Sunday Cummins & Elfrieda H. Hiebert

To acquire content knowledge through reading, students must understand the complex components and diverse purposes of informational texts, as emphasized in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). This practical...


Reading Instruction That Works, Fourth Edition: The Case for Balanced Teaching

by Michael Pressley & Richard L. Allington

This widely adopted text and K-8 practitioner resource demonstrates how successful literacy teachers combine explicit skills instruction with an emphasis on reading for meaning. Distinguished researcher Richard...


Materializing Literacies in Communities: The Uses of Literacy Revisited

by Kate Pahl

What is a 'contemporary' understanding of literacy practices? How can 'literacy' be explained and situated? This book addresses literacy practices research, understanding it as both material and spatial, based...


Best Practices in Literacy Instruction, Fifth Edition

by Lesley Mandel Morrow, Linda B. Gambrell & Timothy Shanahan

This indispensable classroom resource and course text has inspired thousands of teachers to help their students become better readers and writers. The fifth edition addresses evidence-based best practices in...


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...


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...


Best Practices in Adolescent Literacy Instruction, Second Edition

by Heather K. Sheridan-Thomas, Kathleen A. Hinchman & Donna E. Alvermann

An authoritative teacher resource and widely adopted text, this book provides a comprehensive overview of adolescent literacy instruction in the era of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Leading educators...


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...


The Compound Words

by Camilia Sadik

The Compound Words (7,000 Compound & Hyphenated Words) For free sample lessons, visit SpellingRules.com Over 5,000 compound words and 2,000 hyphenated words are isolated in a book, grouped alphabetically, colored,...


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...


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...


Literacy, Information, and Development in Morocco during the 1990s

by Samia Touati

This book offers readers a two-level investigation of the culture of literacy in Morocco. A handful of researchers approach literacy either through theory or through practice in general; however, this is the...


Teaching Academic Vocabulary K-8: Effective Practices across the Curriculum

by Camille Blachowicz, Donna Ogle & Peter Fisher

This book showcases effective ways to build the vocabulary knowledge K-8 learners need to engage meaningfully in reading, writing, and discussion on academic subjects. The distinguished authors draw on decades...