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Teaching All Children : Strategies for Developing Literacy in an Urban Setting

Teaching All Children : Strategies for Developing Literacy in an Urban Setting - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-1593850074

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Publisher: Guilford Press
Published: 2004
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Teaching All Children : Strategies for Developing Literacy in an Urban Setting - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-1593850074

D. Lapp, C. Collins Block, E. Cooper, J. Flood and N. Eds. Roser

ISBN13: 978-1593850074
ISBN10: 1593850077
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 04
Publisher: Guilford Press

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

This practical, empowering book addresses the challenges facing educators, school administrators, and families in low socioeconomic status urban settings and presents field-tested strategies for promoting reading, writing, and oral language success. Featuring thorough research reviews, instructional models, resources, and portraits of exemplary urban classrooms, the book provides a wealth of ideas that can readily be put into practice. Coverage includes:

  • What highly effective literacy instruction looks like in today's urban classroom
  • Understanding--and counteracting--the factors that put poor children at risk
  • When diversity is the norm: making instruction welcoming to all
  • Lesson plans and lists of children's literature that meet urban students' specific needs
  • Keys to building strong family and community partnerships

Table of Contents

I. Out-of-School Factors Affecting Students in Urban Schools

1. The Changing Demography of Urban America: Facts and Implications for Education, Hannaway, Fix, and Passel
2. The Pursuit of Equity and Excellence in Educational Opportunity, Cooper
3. Context Specificity of Family Activities That Foster Early Literacy: Evidence from the National Household Education Survey 1999, Montes and Giamartino
4. Exploring (Missed) Perceptions of African Americans: Implications for Literacy Instruction and Learning, Boyd, Ndura, Brock, and Moore
5. Black English: Two Speakers Separated by 40 Years Have the Same Language Experience, Moore and Jackson
6. No Parent Left Behind, Lapp and Flood
7. The Role of Native Language and Parental Involvement: Developing Literacy Skills for All Children

II. In-School Factors Affecting Students in Urban Schools

8. "Proven Programs" and Other Unscientific Ideas, Allington and Nowak
9. Putting Literacy Learning in Context: What Practicing Teachers Say About the Realities of Teaching in Urban Schools, Fleming, Chou, Ransom, Nishimura, and Burke
10. What are the Implications of Recent Policy Initiatives for the Classroom? Innovations for Instruction in Urban Settings

III. Best Schoolwide Practices That Increase Literacy Learning for Students in Urban Classrooms

11. Improving Literacy Achievement and Professional Development through a K-12 Urban Partnership, Fisher, Frey, Lapp, and Flood
12. Literacy Leaning for Every Child in an Urban Classroom: Can We Raise Scores and Scholars?, O'Neal, Nelson, Gaines, and Valentino
13. Providing Educational Opportunities for Underrepresented Students: The Role of Academic Scaffolds and Lesson Study at The Preuss School UCSD
14. Flood Ensurance: When Children Have Books They Can and Want to Read
15. Literacy Motivation: Implications for Urban Classrooms
16. Preventing Urban Learners from Becoming Struggling Readers: Can Brain Research Be a Foundation for Good Literacy Teaching?
17. What Types of Assessment Really Inform Instruction in an Urban School
18. The Role of the Literacy Professional in Addressing the Disproportionate Representation of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students in Special Education

IV. Next Steps: Classroom Practices That Increase Literacy Achievement for Every Student in an Urban School

19. Honoring Children's Reading Rights: Accounting for Success in One Urban First-Grade Classroom
20. Grouping for Child-Centered Reading Instruction in First Grade
21. Scaffolding Vocabulary Learning: Ideas for Equity in Urban Settings
22. Metacognition Through Writing and Sharing Connections
23. Building Background Knowledge for Literacy Learning through Informational Books
24. Content Counts with Struggling Urban Readers
25. Meeting the Challenges for All Students in Urban Schools

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