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Literacy for the 21st Century: A Balanced Approach (5th Edition)

Tompkins, Gail E.

ISBN 10: 0135028922 / 0-13-502892-2
ISBN 13: 9780135028926
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2009
Binding: Softcover
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Synopsis:

The market leader in literacy education, Literacy for the 21st Century: A Balanced Approach continues to evolve to meet the needs of a changing world. Crafted for the undergraduate K-8 literacy course, this comprehensive and thoroughly applied text continues to cover the information new and experienced teachers need to know to teach literacy effectively, and follows this information with the specific strategies to use in the classroom to develop successful readers and writers. Integrating the best of what we know about teaching reading and writing, and implementing the ideas that will lead us into the future of education, the fifth edition provides the balance new and experienced teachers need to be successful in the classroom.


Review:

The market leader in literacy education, Literacy for the 21st Century: A Balanced Approach continues to evolve to meet the needs of a changing world. Integrating the best of what we know about teaching reading and writing while implementing the ideas that will lead us into the future of education, the fifth edition provides the balance that you need to be successful in the classroom.

 

Balancing Student Learning and Teaching Procedures

  • New! Be Strategic!: These features help you identify and teach the cognitive strategies successful readers and writers use. 
  • New! Nurturing English Learners: Expanded chapter sections focus on ways to scaffold students who are learning to read and write at the same time they’re learning to speak English.
  • New! Teaching Struggling Readers and Writers: Using recommendations drawn from research, these expanded features explain how to assist students who don’t meet grade-level standards.
  • New! Differentiating Instruction: A new chapter helps you understand how to vary instruction and provide interventions so that all students can be successful.  

Balancing Explicit Instruction with Genuine Application

  • Compendium of Instructional Procedures: This invaluable resource provides you with a bank of step-by-step, evidence-based, teaching strategies.
  • New! New Literacies: These new features describe ways to prepare students for the literacy demands of the 21 st century’s digital information and communication technologies. 
  • Minilessons: These popular featurespresent clear, concise skill and strategy instruction, ready for you to take right into your classroom.
  • Booklists: These recommendations simplify your job of locating books to use in your classroom.   
  • Chapter opening vignettes and authentic student work: As signature features of the text, these classroom stories demonstrate how effective teachers balance explicit instruction with authentic application. 

Balancing Assessment and Instruction

  • New! Assessment. This strong chapter, placed early in the text, lays the groundwork for assessing students’ achievement and using the results to inform instruction.
  • Assessment Tools: These features recommend specific tests and informal assessments to use to screen, diagnose, and monitor students’ progress in reading and writing.

MyEducationLab

New! In the pages of this text you'll meet five second graders who are learning to read and write. You’re invited to go to the Literacy Portraits section of the MyEducationLab website to watch students and their inspiring teacher. There you’ll examine classroom footage and student artifacts that document a year-long case study of literacy learning. 

  • Literacy Portraits: Viewing Guide features in every chapter direct you to case study video demonstrating how students develop as readers and writers.
  • Margin Notes direct you to Building Teaching Skills activities that help you refine your knowledge and prepare to teach reading and writing.
  • End of Chapter features outline all the resources on this robust website for you to explore to deepen your understanding of chapter topics.
  • To order this book WITH MyEducationLab, use either ISBN:

    ISBN-13: 9780136101406

    ISBN-10: 0136101402

    To order this book WITHOUT MyEducationLab use either ISBN:

    ISBN-13: 9780135028926

    ISBN-10: 0135028922

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