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Readers and Writers in Primary Grades: A Balanced and Integrated Approach, K-4, CourseSmart eTextbook, 4th Edition

By Martha Combs

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Apr 28, 2009

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Unique to this emergent literacy text is the clear delivery of why and how reading teachers do what they need to do to ensure that every child learns to read and write in thecritical primary grades. Each chapter in Readers and Writers in Primary Grades: A Balanced and Integrated Approach begins with brief but concrete explanations of the theory  behind instruction and then thoroughy presents processes and procedures for integrating reading and writing it into daily classroom practice.  A model of an integrated framework displayed at the opening of each chapter lays out for readers where reading components fit in a comprehensive reading program.   Final chapters illustrate how to use three different instructional approaches--literature based whole/small group,  basal reading/language arts program, and content area unit studies--for integrating reading and writing instruction for grades K-4.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foundations of Language and Literacy                                    

Chapter 2 Learning about Words I: Making the Transition to Print           

Chapter 3 Learning about Words II: Phonics and Structural Analysis        

Chapter 4 Reading Aloud to Children: Foundations for Comprehension of Text 

Chapter 5 Shared Reading: Participating in a Community of Readers

Chapter 6 Guided Reading: Scaffolding Children’s Reading                      

Chapter 7 Shared and Interactive Writing: Learning in a Community of Writers 

Chapter 8 Guided and Independent Writing: Moving Toward Independence as Writers                                                                                                   

Part II Making Connections: Linking Children’s Learning Experiences within a Balanced Literacy Program                                                                                                 

Chapter 9 Literature Study:  Extending Whole Class, Small Group and Independent Engagement with Children’s Literature                                                                        

Chapter 10 Teaching a Basal Reading/Language Arts Series: Integrating Instruction to Maximize Children’s Learning                                                                                          

Chapter 11 Integrating Elements in a Literacy Framework: Teaching about Amphibians in Second Grade                                                                                                     


Appendix A Handbook of Children’s Literature                                       

Appendix B Sample Word Lists                                                              

Appendix C Pictures for Sorting Activities                                               


Name Index                                                                                            

Subject Index

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$68.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-704216-6