Summary: ''The text is written like a road map for specific instructional practices... teachers would value it as a long-term resources, using it as part of their daily practice.'' April Key, Principal, Global Science Middle School, Las Vegas, Nevada ''This is a very balanced and thoughtfully organized book for promoting excellent teaching and learning in our classrooms. I heartily recommend this book for teachers needing both a foundation to literacy guide and a book chalk full of great ...show more ideas founded in research.'' Barry Hoonan, Odyssey Program, Bainbridge School District The Fifth Edition ofClassrooms That Workemphasizes a core set of ideas across a variety of timely topics, providing a comprehensive, balanced treatment of instructional reading methods for struggling and culturally diverse students. Schools today have more children from racial and ethnic minority groups, more children who are learning English, more children from single-parent homes and more children living in poverty. The need for balanced, comprehensive literacy instruction that pervades the school day and curriculum is greater now than ever. Pat Cunningham's and Dick Allington's clear and friendly writing style emphasizes the importance of promoting the integration of phonics and literature-based process writing and reading instruction to enhance ALL students' learning and reading skills. New to the Fifth Edition: Addresses the importance offostering fluencyby providing teachers with a variety of methods to increase the amount of reading their students are doing throughout the day and teaching students toquickly and accurately read and spell common words.(Chapter 4) Suggests a variety of wayssuccessful teachers differentiate their instructionto meet the needs ofincreasingly diverse classrooms. (Chapter 11) Differentiates instructionby providing ''Tech Savvy Teacher'' and ''English Language Learners'' boxes throughout all chapters. Th ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 5TH 11
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