Written with teachers in grades 4 through 8 in mind, Literacy in the Middle Grades has been crafted to answer the questions of teachers working with young adolescents. By addressing the realities of teaching in the middle grades — the changing needs of adolescents; the increasing diversity in the classroom; the constantly changing technology available to teachers; the newest federal, state, and curricular demands — this thoroughly applied new edition situates literacy instruction in the contemporary classroom to help new and experienced teachers help young adolescents develop strong literacy skills.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Literacy in the 21st Century
1 Becoming an Effective Literacy Teacher
2 Examining the Reading and Writing Processes
3 Assessing Literacy Learning
4 Differentiating Instruction
Part 2: Powerful Teaching
5 Eliminating Obstacles to Fluency
6 Expanding Academic Vocabulary
7 Promoting Comprehension: Reader Factors
8 Promoting Comprehension: Text Factors
9 Teaching Writing
Part 3: Effective Instructional Programs
10 Teaching with Trade Books
11 Teaching with Textbooks
12 Using Literacy in the Content Areas
Part 4: Compendium of Instructional Procedures
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