Handbook for Literacy Instructional and Assessment Strategies, K-8

ISBN-10: 0205422179

ISBN-13: 9780205422173

Edition: 2006

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Description: A Handbook for Literacy Instructional and Assessment Strategies, K-8 provides a flexible, step-by-step approach to research-based assessment instruction. This easy-to-use handbook includes the most powerful instructional strategies organized around critical areas of literacy development, providing an invaluable resource for both pre-service and busy K8 classroom teachers. Addressing the significance of monitoring studentsrsquo; literacy development and providing documentation for reporting the results of their performances in an evidence-based education context, this handbook gives a prominent role to classroom assessment tools within each strategy. In addition to the step-by-step format, each instructional strategy is aligned to an assessment tool that facilitates the teachersrsquo; assessing and documenting studentsrsquo; progress using classroom performances that are part of the literacy program. Reviewers find this book highly practical. . . ";Itrsquo;s refreshing to see a text that deals with strategies/lessons that are the real essence of literacy and being able to read."; -Bruce Gutknecht, University of North Florida ";A great resource for K8 teachers and an excellent text for higher ed reading/language arts professors to use in classes. [Offers] an excellent organizational format for each strategy - user friendly: A Framework for Instruction; Learner Outcomes; Instructional Procedure; Application; Assessment Procedure; Professional Resources; & References - the Table of Contents for each Section is also very helpful."; -Jean Blomenkamp, Wayne State College ";It would be a wonderful companion piece to be used. . .as a refresher in the field of reading strategies."; -Sara Rung-Pulte, Northern Kentucky University The authors: Patricia A. Antonacci is a professor in the literacy education program at Iona College as well as chair of the Education Department. Her interest in literacy instruction and assessment accompanied her as a classroom teacher in the elementary school and as a reading specialist. Currently, she teaches at the college level where she prepares teachers for working in the classroom to develop young readers and writers. Catherine M. Orsquo;Callaghan is a literacy specialist with teaching experience across the grades. Dr. Orsquo;Callaghan began her career as an early childhood teacher and has now taught for over a decade in teacher education. Her research interests include teacher beliefs, critical literacy, and early interventions in literacy.

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List price: $57.40
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/11/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Patricia Antonacci is a Professor Emeritus of Education at Iona College. Antonacci entered the teaching profession as a classroom teacher for the middle and elementary grades and continued as a literacy specialist. Her long career in public schools brought her a range of experiences as a teacher at all grade levels including a number of years working in diverse classroom settings. As a reading specialist for K through 12, she assisted teachers in integrating literacy instruction in content areas. Working in a large urban district afforded her rich experiences teaching striving readers and English language learners. Antonacci has taught courses at Fordham University and Iona College including the following: reading in the content areas for middle and secondary grades, foundations of literacy, literacy across the curriculum, action research, as well as mentoring doctoral students in conducting research in literacy education. She has published numerous articles and books including (as coauthors) Antonacci & O'Callaghan, Portraits of Literacy Development: Instruction and Assessment in a Well-Balanced Literacy Program, K-3 (2004); Antonacci & O'Callaghan, A Handbook for Literacy Instruction & Assessment Strategies K-8 (2006), Antonacci & O'Callaghan, Using Children's Literature Across the Curriculum: A Handbook of Instructional Strategies K-8 (2010), Antonacci & O'Callaghan, Promoting Literacy Development K-8 (2012).

Catherine O'Callaghan is a professor of Education and Chair of the Education Department at Western Connecticut State University. She entered the teaching profession as a classroom teacher and continued her career as a literacy specialist with teaching experiences that span across the grades. Teaching in New York City within diverse settings afforded her a wide range of teaching experiences. Her doctoral degree from Fordham University in Language and Literacy initiated her research interests in new literacies, critical literacies, teacher education, and intervention plans for helping striving readers and writers. O'Callaghan began working with preservice and inservice teachers at St. Joseph's College in the Child Study Department and as an adjunct at Fordham University.nbsp; She also taught in the literacy specialist program at Iona College for twelve years before moving on to Western Connecticut State University. She has published numerous articles and books including (as coauthors) Antonacci & O'Callaghan, Portraits of Literacy Development: Instruction and Assessment in a Well-Balanced Literacy Program, K-3 (2004); Antonacci & O'Callaghan, A Handbook for Literacy Instruction & Assessment Strategies K-8 (2006), Antonacci & O'Callaghan, Using Children's Literature Across the Curriculum: A Handbook of Instructional Strategies K-8 (2010), Antonacci & O'Callaghan, Promoting Literacy Development K-8 (2012).

Preface
Instruction and Assessment Strategies for Comprehension Development
Character Frames and Quotes Strategy: A Strategy for Developing Comprehension
Character Hand Portrait Strategy: A Strategy for Developing Comprehension of Narrative Text
Cubing Strategy: A Strategy for Comprehension of Expository Text
Directed Reading Inquiry Activity: A Strategy for Developing Comprehension of Expository Text
Literature Charts: A Strategy for Comparing Story Elements
Oral Retelling Strategy: A Strategy for Developing Comprehension for Narrative Text
Plot Profile Strategy: A Strategy for Teaching Plot Development and Relationships through Graphing Story Excitement
Read to Discover: A Strategy for Developing Comprehension of Text
Shared Reading: A Strategy for Developing Concepts about Print
Sketch-to-Stretch-Strategy: A Strategy that Encourages an Aesthetic Response to Literature
Storyboard Strategy: A Strategy for Developing Comprehension of Narrative Text
Story Mapping Strategy: A Strategy for Teaching Story Elements
Story Pyramid Strtegy: A Strategy for Developing Comprehension through Teaching Story Elements
Weekly Reading Logs Strategy: A Strategy for Developing Reading Fluency
Instruction and Assessment Strategies for Vocabulary Development
Alphabetizing With Environmental Print Strategy: A Strategy for Learning a Skill in Working with Words
Interactive Word Wall Strategy: A Strategy for Developing Vocabulary Skills
Making Words Strategy: A Strategy for Developing Word Solving Skills
Readers Theater Strategy: A Strategy for Developing Reading Fluency
Repeated Readings Strategy: A Strategy for Developing Reading Fluency
Semantic Mapping Strategy: A Strategy for Developing Word Meanings
Word Book Strategy: A Strategy for Developing Word Knowledge
Word Sort Strategy: A Strategy for Developing Word Solving Skills
Word Splash Strategy: A Strategy for Developing Word Solving Skills
Instruction and Assessment Strategies for Writing Development
Author's Chair Strategy: A Strategy to Develop Writing for Narrative Text
Biography Writing Strategy: A Strategy for Developing Critical Thinking and Writing
Family Heroes Strategy: A Strategy for Developing Critical Thinking and Writing
Guided Writing Strategy: A Strategy for Developing Writing Skills
Language Experience Story Strategy: A Strategy for Developing Literacy through Oral Language
Learning Journals Strategy: A Strategy for Developing Writing of Expository Text
Message Boards Strategy: A Strategy to Develop Writing in Students
Quick Write Strategy: A Strategy for Integrating Content Area Reading and Writing
Shared Pen Strategy
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