Elementary teachers of reading have one essential goal-to prepare diverse children to be independent, strategic readers in real life.
This innovative text helps preservice and inservice teachers achieve this goal by providing knowledge and research-based strategies for teaching phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, all aspects of comprehension, and writing in response to literature.
Special features include sample lessons and photographs of literacy-rich classrooms.
Uniquely interactive, the text is complete with pencil-and-paper exercises and reproducibles that facilitate learning, making it ideal for course use.
Readers are invited to respond to reflection questions, design lessons, and start constructing a professional teaching portfolio.