Summary: This new book gives readers the background they need to impart essential literary skills to students in grades 4-8, including vocabulary, content area, reading, the reading/writing connections, narrative text, and print skills. The author's trademark "mini-lessons" highlight contemporary theories of literacy learning. Significant attention is paid throughout the book to ways to help struggling learners become competent readers and writers. Addressing the ne ...show moreeds of the pupil population, this book interestingly and competently covers the constructivist, interactive, socio-linguistic, and reader-response theories of literacy learning. Highlighted notes alert the reader to strategies and techniques that are the most appropriate for the situation, and real-life, concrete illustrations show classroom teaching as it really is. The book also illustrates the use of current technology to spur their learners on to become effective readers and writers. This useful resource is the perfect desk reference for educators from all backgrounds. Also a necessary reference for school administrators, including those in continuing education programs. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 04
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