Classrooms That Work: They Can All Read and Write, 6th edition

  • Patricia M. Cunningham, 
  • Richard L. Allington

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Classrooms That Work is your guide to providing comprehensive literacy instruction for all students in today's diverse classrooms. The text presents lesson frameworks for reading and language arts instruction, designed to help children reach their highest literacy levels.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2016

ISBN-13: 9780137558742

Subject: Reading & Literacy

Category: Literacy Methods (K-8)

Table of contents

1. Creating Classrooms That Work
Observing in the Classrooms of Unusually Effective Teachers
Observing in the Most Successful Schools
What We Know About Effective Classrooms
Common Core Raises the Bar
Creating Your Classroom That Works in the Common Core Era

2. Creating Independent Readers
Assess and Document Your Students' Independent Reading
Make a Teacher Read-Aloud an Everyday Event
Schedule Time Every Day for Independent Reading
Accumulate the Widest Possible Variety of Reading Materials
Schedule Conferences So You Can Talk with Your Students
About Their Reading
Make Time for Sharing and Responding

3. Building the Literacy Foundation
Concepts That Form the Foundation for Literacy
Activities for Building the Foundation

4. Fluency
Mandate Easy Reading for Everyone
Model Fluent, Expressive Reading
Provide Engaging Rereading Opportunities
Use a Word Wall to Teach High-Frequency Words

5. Teaching Phonics and Spelling Patterns
Guess the Covered Word
Using Words You Know
Making Words
The Nifty-Thrifty-Fifty

6. Meaning Vocabulary
How Do We Learn All the Words We Know?
Teach Vocabulary with "Real Things"
Talking Partners
Maximize Word Learning from Reading
Teach Independent Word Learning Strategies
Promote Word Wonder

7. Comprehension
Comprehension Strategies
Think-Alouds to Teach Comprehension Strategies
Lesson Frameworks for Comprehending Narrative Text

8. Reading Informational Text
Lesson Frameworks for Close Reading and Making Inferences

9. Writing
Writer's Workshop
Adding Editing to Writer's Workshop
Adding Conferencing, Publishing, and Author's Chair to Writer's Workshop
Adding Revising to Writer's Workshop
Focused Writing

10. Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum
Reading-Writing Connections
Main Idea Trees
Time Lines
Compare/Contrast Bubbles

11. Assessment
What Is Assessment?
Determining Student Reading Level
Identifying Good Literacy Behaviors and Documenting Student Progress

12. Differentiation and Interventions for Struggling Readers
Targeted Tier 2 Interventions for Struggling Readers

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