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Many tens of thousands of preservice and inservice teachers have relied on this highly regarded text from leading experts, now in a revised and updated sixth edition. The latest knowledge about literacy teaching and learning is distilled into flexible strategies for helping all PreK–12 learners succeed. The book addresses major components of literacy, the needs of specific populations, motivation, assessment, approaches to organizing instruction, and more. Each chapter features bulleted previews of key points; reviews of the research evidence; recommendations for best practices in action, including examples from exemplary classrooms; and engagement activities that help teachers apply the knowledge and strategies they have learned. New to This Edition *Incorporates the latest research findings and instructional practices. *Chapters on new topics: developmental word study and the physiological, emotional, and behavioral foundations of literacy learning. *Chapters offering fresh, expanded perspectives on writing and vocabulary. *Increased attention to timely issues: classroom learning communities, teaching English learners, and the use of digital tools and multimodal texts.

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Genre: Education
Author: Lesley Mandel Morrow
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Release: 2018-11-16
File: 460 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781462536771

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This book has been replaced by Best Practices in Literacy Instruction, Sixth Edition, ISBN 978-1-4625-3677-1.

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Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Author: Linda B. Gambrell
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Release: 2014-09-12
File: 447 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781462517220

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A highly regarded teacher resource and widely adopted text, this book is grounded in current knowledge about literacy teaching and learning in grades PreK–8. The field's leading authorities present accessible recommendations for best practices that can be tailored to fit specific classroom circumstances and student populations. Provided are strategies for helping all students succeed—including struggling readers and English language learners—and for teaching each of the major components of literacy. The book also addresses ways to organize instruction and innovative uses of technology. Chapters include concrete examples, Engagement Activities, and resources for further learning. New to This Edition *Incorporates the latest research findings and instructional practices. *Chapters on motivation, content-area teaching, new literacies, and family literacy. *Addresses timely topics such as response to intervention, the new common core standards, English language learning, and policy issues.

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Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Author: Lesley Mandel Morrow
Publisher: Guilford Press
Release: 2011-06-16
File: 492 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781609181819

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Now in a thoroughly revised and expanded third edition, this evidence-based book distills the latest knowledge about literacy teaching and learning into clear strategies for helping all children succeed. Within a comprehensive conceptual framework, the field's leading authorities provide eminently practical recommendations to guide instructional decision making. The third edition has been fully updated with current research findings, policy issues, and program innovations. It offers significantly revised coverage of assessment, motivation, approaches to integrating different kinds of texts and multimedia resources, and adolescent literacy. New chapters address working with English-language learners and supporting teachers' professional development. Also featured is a new concluding commentary by Michael Pressley.

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Genre: Education
Author: Linda B. Gambrell
Publisher: Guilford Press
Release: 2007
File: 418 Pages
ISBN-13: UVA:X030107134

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An authoritative teacher resource and widely adopted text, this book provides a comprehensive overview of adolescent literacy instruction in the era of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Leading educators describe effective practices for motivating diverse learners in grades 5-12, building comprehension of multiple types of texts, integrating literacy and content-area instruction, and teaching English language learners and struggling readers. Case examples, lesson-planning ideas, and end-of-chapter discussion questions and activities enhance the utility of the volume. New to This Edition *Extensive CCSS content incorporated throughout the book. *Chapters on disciplinary literacy, text complexity, and differentiated instruction. *Chapters on academic language, writing instruction, history and English/language arts classrooms, and coaching.

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Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Author: Kathleen A. Hinchman
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Release: 2014-05-01
File: 396 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781462515349

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Bringing together prominent scholars, this book shows how 21st-century research and theory can inform everyday instructional practices in early childhood classrooms (PreK-3). Coverage includes foundational topics such as alphabet learning, phonological awareness, oral language development, and learning to write, as well as cutting-edge topics such as digital literacy, informational texts, and response to intervention. Every chapter features guiding questions; an overview of ideas and findings on the topic at hand; specific suggestions for improving instruction, assessment, and/or the classroom environment; and an engrossing example of the practices in action.

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Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Author: Diane M. Barone
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Release: 2013-09-04
File: 334 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781462511778

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Recent school reform efforts have emphasized the need for higher literacy standards in schools across the country. Offering practical guidance for literacy educators, curriculum development specialists, and other education professionals and policy makers, this volume considers how we can most effectively improve the quality and content of reading and writing instruction. Leading researchers and practitioners address the eight principles of best practice, providing the most current information on how to enhance students' ability to construct meaning from text independently, draw upon texts to build conceptual understanding, effectively communicate ideas orally and in writing, and develop an intrinsic desire to read and write. This timely book blends state-of-the-art theory and research with workable suggestions based on extensive hands-on experience in the field.

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Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Author: Linda B. Gambrell
Publisher: Guilford Publication
Release: 1999
File: 336 Pages
ISBN-13: 157230443X

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Bringing together leading experts, this book presents the principles of effective literacy leadership and describes proven methods for improving instruction, assessment, and schoolwide professional development. The book shows how all school staff--including reading specialists and coaches, administrators, teachers, and special educators--can play an active role in nurturing a culture of collaboration and promoting student achievement. Best practices are identified for creating strong elementary and secondary literacy programs, differentiating instruction, supporting English language learners, utilizing technology, building home-school partnerships, and much more. User-friendly features include case examples, guiding questions, and engagement activities in each chapter.

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Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Author: Rita M. Bean
Publisher: Guilford Press
Release: 2011-10-27
File: 392 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781609189440

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This indispensable classroom resource and course text has inspired thousands of teachers to help their students become better readers and writers. The new edition addresses evidence-based best practices in the light of emerging research and national policy, actively tying classroom-based research, innovation, and instruction to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Practical suggestions and case studies empower PreK-8 teachers to support the needs of all their students while meeting Common Core goals. Each chapter includes concrete examples, Engagement Activities, and resources for further learning. New to This Edition: Connects best practices with the requirements of the CCSS. Incorporates the latest research findings and instructional practices. Chapters on comprehending informational text, dual-language learners, and new literacies. Expanded topics include motivation, close reading, and text complexity.

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Genre: Education
Author: Linda B. Gambrell
Publisher: Guilford Press
Release: 2014-01-10
File: 447 Pages
ISBN-13: 1462517196

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The new ACRL information literacy concepts brings renewed interest in information literacy instruction and skills for librarians. The New Information Literacy Instruction: Best Practices offers guidance in planning for and implementing information literacy instruction programs in a wide range of instructional situations. As librarians take a new look at information literacy instruction, this essential book will help guide you in creating and maintaining a quality instruction program.

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Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Author: Patrick Ragains
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release: 2015-11-05
File: 244 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781442257948

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