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Becoming a Teacher of Reading: A Developmental Approach, 1st edition

  • Susan Davis Lenski
  • Susan L. Nierstheimer

Published by Pearson (March 18th 2003) - Copyright © 2004

1st edition

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Overview

This core reading methods text takes an integrated, developmental approach to reading instruction, an approach supported by the text's unique organization: Early Readers (grades K-2), Interpretive Readers (grades 3-5), and Critical Readers (grades 6-8). These sections weave together discussions of skills, strategies, and assessment procedures that support literacy growth, consistently grounding discussions in the INTASC principles. Basing their presentation on the social constructivist theory, the authors place readers squarely in the reading classroom, ground their theoretical discussions with self-regulating pedagogy, and provide readers with a wealth of classroom vignettes, examples, and activities.

Features fit into the text's workshop approach.
  • Connections: What's Next? This chapter-ending graphic charts the developmental framework, organizing information for each developmental stage while illustrating the overlap among stages.
  • For Your Portfolio suggests portfolio entries that align with the INTASC principles as well as the IRA/NCTE standards, and chronicle your learning in the course.
  • See for Yourself offers interactive learning activities that connect ideas from the text to actual and virtual classrooms.
  • Assessment is integrated throughout the text; look for assessment icons in the margins.

Table of contents

I. TEACHING BEGINS WITH YOU.

 1. Developing a Theory of Literacy Learning.

II. TEACHING EARLY READERS.

 2. Developing Your Knowledge About Early Readers.

 3. Instructing Early Readers in Whole Groups.

 4. Instructing Early Readers in Small Groups.

 5. Instructing Early Readers Working Independently and with Families.

 6. Early Readers Working with Words.

III. TEACHING INTERPRETIVE READERS.

 7. Developing Your Knowledge About Interpretive Readers.

 8. Instructing Interpretive Readers in Whole Groups.

 9. Instructing Interpretive Readers in Small Groups.

10. Instructing Interpretive Readers Independently and with Families.

IV. TEACHING CRITICAL READERS.

11. Developing Your Knowledge About Critical Readers.

12. Instructing Critical Readers Using a Common Text.

13. Reading in the Content Areas.

14. Instructing Critical Readers in Small Groups Independently and with Families.

V. BECOMING A TEACHER OF READING.

15. Becoming a Responsive Teacher.

APPENDICES.

A. INTASC Principles.

B. IRA/NCTE Standards for the English Language Arts.

References.

Index.

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