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Reading and Learning to Read, 8th Edition

By Jo Anne L. Vacca, Richard T. Vacca, Mary K. Gove, Linda C. Burkey, Lisa A. Lenhart, Christine A. McKeon

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 31, 2011


Reading and Learning to Read, 8/e is a highly-popular resource that expertly prepares pre-service and in-service teachers for today’s ever-changing literacy classroom with its comprehensive coverage of philosophies, teaching strategies, and assessment practices. In addition, this book focuses on helping teachers implement effective research-based strategies with struggling and diverse learners; presents practical applications that engage students in new literacies and technology applications; and features the International Reading Association 2010 Standards for Reading Professionals. Professors, pre-service and in-service teachers will find this textbook user-friendly in format, design, and writing style; the expert knowledge is comprehensive and understandable.

Table of Contents





Chapter 1 Knowledge and Beliefs About Reading


Chapter 2 Approaches to Reading Instruction


Chapter 3 Meeting the Literacy Needs of Diverse Learners


Chapter 4 Early Literacy: From Birth to School


Chapter 5 Literacy Instruction for Beginning Readers and Writers


Chapter 6 Assessing Reading Performance


Chapter 7 Word Identification


Chapter 8 Reading Fluency


Chapter 9 Vocabulary Knowledge and Concept Development


Chapter 10 Reading Comprehension


Chapter 11 Reading—Writing Connections


Chapter 12 Bringing Children and Literature Together


Chapter 13 Instructional Materials


Chapter 14 Making the Transition to Content Area Texts


Appendix A Beliefs About Reading Interview


Appendix B Trade Books That Repeat Phonic Elements


Appendix C Annotated Bibliography of Read-Aloud Books for Developing Phonemic Awareness


Appendix D Recommended Books for Multicultural Reading Experiences


Appendix E International Reading Association Standards for Reading Professionals






Name Index


Subject Index

Purchase Info

ISBN-10: 0-13-259684-9

ISBN-13: 978-0-13-259684-8

Format: Alternate Binding

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