Classrooms That Work: They Can All Read and Write (3rd Edition)

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9780205355419: Classrooms That Work: They Can All Read and Write (3rd Edition)

Literacy Education for all students — from the authors teachers trust!

  • Integrates phonics and literature-based reading and process writing instruction for a balanced approach to teaching literacy.
  • Contains innovative ideas for supporting the most at risk students.
  • Emphasizes the integration of literacy with science and social studies instruction.
  • Discusses strategies and techniques for fostering children's use of decoding and comprehension strategies, and includes workable, practical strategies and activities to use in the classroom.
  • Includes a variety of whole-class and small group plans which teachers use to provide support for struggling readers and challenges for advanced readers. Found in a new Chapter on Multi-level instruction (ch. 5) .

Celebrated authors Patricia Cunningham and Dick Allington bring the issue of literacy education to the fore as they discuss an integrative approach to literacy-based on the simple but true idea that the more children read and write, the better they will read and write.

Patricia M. Cunningham is a professor of Education at Wake Forest University. She has authored and co-authored several books promoting literacy, including Phonics They Use: Words For Reading And Writing, Reading And Writing In Elementary Classrooms: Strategies And Observations, Schools That Work: Where All Children Read and Write, and Classrooms That Work: They Can All Read And Write.

Richard L. Allingtonis the Fien Distinguished Professor of Education at the University of Florida, Gainesville. He was a co-recipient of the Albert J. Harris Award from the International Reading Association for his "contributions to the better understanding of reading and learning disabilities". Dick is also a past president of the National Reading Conference and has been elected to membership in the Reading Hall of Fame.

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"The text is written like a road map for specific instructional practices... teachers would value it as a long-term resources, using it as part of their daily practice." April Key, Principal, Global Science Middle School, Las Vegas, Nevada

 

"This is a very balanced and thoughtfully organized book for promoting excellent teaching and learning in our classrooms.  I heartily recommend this book for teachers needing both a foundation to literacy guide and a book chock full of great ideas founded in research." Barry Hoonan, Odyssey Program, Bainbridge School District  

The Fifth Edition of Classrooms That Work emphasizes a core set of ideas across a variety of timely topics, providing a comprehensive, balanced treatment of instructional reading methods for struggling and culturally diverse students.

Schools today have more children from racial and ethnic minority groups, more children who are learning English, more children from single-parent homes and more children living in poverty.  The need for balanced, comprehensive literacy instruction that pervades the school day and curriculum is greater now than ever. Pat Cunningham’s and Dick Allington’s clear and friendly writing style emphasizes the importance of promoting the integration of phonics and literature-based process writing and reading instruction to enhance ALL students’ learning and reading skills.

 

New to the Fifth Edition:

  • Addresses the importance of fostering fluency by providing teachers with a variety of methods to increase the amount of reading their students are doing throughout the day and teaching students to quickly and accurately read and spell common words. (Chapter 4)
  • Suggests a variety of ways successful teachers differentiate their instruction to meet the needs of increasingly diverse classrooms. (Chapter 11)
  • Differentiates instruction by providing “Tech Savvy Teacher” and “English Language Learners” boxes throughout all chapters. These boxes contain practical suggestions for using technology and other resources to make instruction as effective as possible for ALL students.


    Meet the Authors

    Patricia M. Cunningham is a professor of education at Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, North Carolina. She has taught in various elementary grades and been a curriculum coordinator and director of reading. Her major professional goal is promoting literacy for all children.

    Richard L. Allington is a professor of education at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He is a past president of the National Reading Conference and a member of the Reading Hall of Fame. Dick has extensively researched effective teaching and how schools can develop effective, expert teachers.

  • About the Author:

    Patricia M. Cunningham is a professor of Education at Wake Forest University. She has authored and co-authored several books promoting literacy, including Phonics They Use: Words For Reading And Writing, Reading And Writing In Elementary Classrooms: Strategies And Observations, Schools That Work: Where All Children Read and Write, and Classrooms That Work: They Can All Read And Write.

    Richard L. Allingtonis the Fien Distinguished Professor of Education at the University of Florida, Gainesville. He was a co-recipient of the Albert J. Harris Award from the International Reading Association for his "contributions to the better understanding of reading and learning disabilities". Dick is also a past president of the National Reading Conference and has been elected to membership in the Reading Hall of Fame.

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