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Creating Literacy Instruction for All Students in Grades 4 to 8, CourseSmart eTextbook, 3rd Edition

By Thomas G. Gunning

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jun 7, 2011

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Theory combines with practical, step-by-step guidance, sample lessons, numerous reinforcement suggestions, and generous recommendations for specific children’s books and other reading materials to prepare readers to teach all major aspects of reading and writing–including the new literacies–to students in grades four to eight.


Designed to be immediately useful in the classroom, this popular text offers detailed explanations for every major technique or strategy, along with numerous suggestions for practice activities and reading materials. It’s an approach that gives readers in-depth knowledge of literacy methods and materials and enables them to construct lively, effective reading and writing instruction for all students, with special emphasis on today’s diverse classrooms.


By focusing on helping teachers discover what works best in their own personal teaching styles and situations, renowned author Thomas Gunning presents the major approaches and techniques shown by research and practice to be successful.  Teachers are amply prepared to choose, adapt, and/or construct strategies that work best for them.


Table of Contents

  1. The Nature of Literacy and Today’s Students
  2. Diversity in the Classroom  
  3. Evaluation  
  4. Teaching Phonics, High-Frequency Words, and Syllabic Analysis  
  5. Building Vocabulary  
  6. Comprehension: Theory and Strategies  
  7. Comprehension: Text Structures and Teaching Procedures  
  8. Reading and Writing in the Content Areas and Study Skills  
  9. Reading Literature  
  10. Approaches to Teaching Reading  
  11. Writing and Reading  
  12. Creating and Managing a Literacy Program  

Appendix : Informal Assessment of Key Skills and Strategies  


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Creating Literacy Instruction for All Students in Grades 4 to 8, CourseSmart eTextbook, 3rd Edition
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$42.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-231817-4