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Literacy in the Middle Grades: Teaching Reading and Writing to Fourth Through Eighth Graders. (2nd Edition)

Tompkins, Gail E.

ISBN 10: 0132348497 / 0-13-234849-7
ISBN 13: 9780132348492
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2009
Binding: Softcover
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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.


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Written with classroom teachers in mind, Literacy in the Middle Grades, 2e has been crafted to answer the questions of teachers working with young adolescents. By addressing the realities of teaching in grades four through eight— the changing needs of young 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 guide you in helping middle graders develop strong reading and writing strategies and skills, whether you are a new or experienced teacher.

 

How do you meet the diverse needs of fourth through eight graders?

 

·         New! Chapter 4, Differentiating Instruction, provides the information you need to work with struggling readers and writers.

·         New! Spotlight features highlight below grade level, on grade level, and above grade level students to model effectively differentiated instruction.

·         New! Scaffolding English Learners sections help you focus instruction to better meet adolescent English learner needs.

·         Expanded! Struggling Readers and Writers features focus attention on specific strategies to assist young adolescents who struggle with reading and writing.

 

 

How do you address curricular demands?

 

·         New! Chapter 11, Teaching with Textbooks, gives you the tools to organize your class periods to help students get the most out of their reading. 

·         Integrated assessment treatment builds on the concepts covered in Chapter 3, Assessing Literacy Learning, with chapter by chapter Assessment Tool features that focus on everything from rubrics to high stakes testing.

·         New! Be Strategic! features provide guidance for you to help your students develop the literacy strategies they need to be successful.

 

 

How can you equip yourself for the contemporary middle grades literacy classroom?

 

·         The Compendium of Instructional Procedures provides you with a bank of step-by-step, evidence-based teaching strategies.

·         New! New Literacies features address 21st Century technology demands facing middle grades students.

·         Minilessons present clear, concise strategy and skill instruction, ready for you to take right into your classroom.

 

 


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