Literacy: Helping Children Construct Meaning
This popular K-8 reading/literacy methods text serves pre-service and in-service teachers involved in literary instruction and literacy training. ... Show synopsis This popular K-8 reading/literacy methods text serves pre-service and in-service teachers involved in literary instruction and literacy training. This text focuses on a contemporary, active learning approach as the means for teaching literacy. The Sixth Edition continues to provide pre-service and in-service teachers with a resource that will help them do the most effective job possible, by providing balanced literacy instruction for all students, along with strategies and lessons for direct and indirect instruction. "New! "Chapter 9 provides much needed coverage on how to help children with reading problems, and offers intervention plans and strategies for classroom teachers. This chapter specifically addresses issues for ELL/LEP readers and related issues of diversity. "New! ""Educator Speaks" boxed features contain real-life descriptions of how practitioners throughout the country have used a strategy or handled an interesting teaching situation to achieve results. These boxes focus on three areas: technology, diversity, and accommodating individual needs. "New! "Increased standards coverage highlights the impact national, state, and local standards have on teachers, students, and schools. Emphasis on the relationship between standards and good literacy instruction is given throughout the text--coverage is visible in marginal icons, an IRA/NCTE Standards correlation chart on the inside front cover, a listing of IRA standards on the inside back cover, and a chart in the beginning of each chapter that points out which standards will be covered in that chapter. "New! "Greater emphasis on the needs of upper-elementary and middle school students through new chaptersub-headings and a new Chapter 6. This provides teachers more direction in how to teach literacy to these levels of students. "New! "Children' s literature selections have been updated throughout the text, as well as the sample lesson plans that accompany them, to reflect the latest and best books for teachers to use in their classrooms. For example, "Mummies, Tombs, and Treasures" has been replaced with new piece entitled "Gladiator" which is considered more suitable for upper/middle-level school students. "New! "Reordered chapters provide an increased ease of use and a more logical flow of information, while marginal notes let readers know where to find more information on a given topic without interrupting the flow of the narrative. "New! "A greater emphasis on decoding, vocabulary, and meaning is provided throughout the text along with a focus as to how these areas should be taught at every level. Eduspace is a customizable, powerful and interactive platform that provides instructors with text-specific online courses and content in multiple disciplines. Eduspace gives an instructor the ability to create all or part of their course online using the widely recognized tools of Blackboard and quality text-specific content from HMCo. Instructors can quickly and easily assign homework exercises, quizzes, tests, tutorials and supplemental study materials and can modify that content or even add their own.