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50 Literacy Strategies : Step by Step

50 Literacy Strategies : Step by Step - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0131121881

Cover of 50 Literacy Strategies : Step by Step 2ND 04 (ISBN 978-0131121881)
ISBN13: 978-0131121881
ISBN10: 013112188X
Edition: 2ND 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Merrill Education/Prentice Hall
Published: 2004
International: No

50 Literacy Strategies : Step by Step - 2ND 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0131121881

Gail E. Tompkins

ISBN13: 978-0131121881
ISBN10: 013112188X
Edition: 2ND 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Merrill Education/Prentice Hall
Published: 2004
International: No

For courses in Literacy and Language Arts in the Elementary School.

This supplemental text reflects the latest, most exciting ideas in literature focus units, reading/writing workshop, and thematic instruction. In the revised second edition of this conveniently organized resource, one of today's leading literacy and language arts authors provides step-by-step instructions for using fifty research based, classroom tested literacy strategies. Many new instructional strategies such as interactive writing, story retelling, and word sorts have been included. These strategies encompass reading, writing, listening, speaking, and visualizing -- and for each, supportive material helps classroom teachers decide the when, why, and how of optimal use.


  • NEW -- ELL margin notes -- Highlight strategies that have been proven effective with English language learners.
  • Identifies these strategies quickly and clearly, making it easy for busy teachers to create a complete ELL protocol that's been proven to work.
  • NEW -- Strategies that support recent trends in the field -- Update the text to create an unsurpassed resource.
  • Ensures students are getting the benefit of the most recent research in the field, providing a reliable tool they can count on in their first classrooms.
  • NEW -- Categorical Index of strategies -- Appears on the inside front cover.
  • Serves as a handy reference for classroom use, making strategy selection easier and more reliable.
  • Organizational grid for each of the strategies -- Serves as an easy-to-use guide for determining each strategy's best usage.
  • Assists teachers to determine appropriate grade level and venue for each strategy, as well as whether it will work best with pairs, individuals, small groups, or the entire class.
  • Standard presentation for each strategy -- Includes background information, discussion of benefits, and step-by-step instruction of use.
  • Makes each strategy accessible, convenient, and easy to use.
  • Applications and examples -- Accompany each strategy.
  • Illustrates each strategy's strengths in the context of a real classroom, showing how experienced teachers have used the strategy, when it works, and when it's most appropriate.
  • References -- Identify additional sources of information about each strategy.
  • Helps students identify the research behind each strategy, allowing them to develop a more insightful approach.

Author Bio

Tompkins, Gail E. : California State University - Fresno

Table of Contents

1. "All About. . . " Books.
2. Alphabet Books.
3. Anticipation Guides.
4. Author's Chair.
5. Book Boxes.
6. Book Talks.
7. Choral Reading.
8. Class Collaborations.
9. Cloze Procedures.
10. Clusters, Webs, and Maps.
11. Cubing.
12. Data Charts.
13. Directed Reading-Thinking Activity.
14. Double-Entry Journals.
15. Exclusion Brainstorming.
16. Gallery Walk.
17. Goldilocks Strategy.
18. Grand Conversations.
19. Guided Reading.
20. Interactive Writing.
21. Instructional Conversations.
22. K-W-L Charts.
23. Language Experience Approach.
24. Learning Logs.
25. Literacy Centers.
26. Making Words.
27. Minilessons.
28. Open-Mind Portraits.
29. Plot Profiles.
30. Prereading Plan.
31. Question-and-Answer Relationships (QAR).
32. Quickwrites and Quickdraws.
33. Quilts.
34. Read-Arounds.
35. Readers Theatre.
36. Reading Logs.
37. Reciprocal Questioning.
38. Repeated Readings.
39. Reports and Informational Books.
40. Shared Reading.
41. Sketch-to-Stretch.
42. SQ3R Study Strategy.
43. Story Boards.
44. Story Retelling.
45. Sustained Silent Reading (SSR).
46. Tea Party.
47. Venn Diagrams.
48. Word Sorts.
49. Word Walls.
50. Writing Groups.

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