Becoming a Professional Reading Teacher

ISBN-10: 1557668299

ISBN-13: 9781557668295

Edition: 2008

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Written by two top literacy specialists and an elementary school specialist, this much-anticipated practical undergraduate- and graduate-level textbook helps pre-service education professionals understand the foundations of reading and the instructional techniques for day-to-day use in teaching reading and writing. It provides students with essential knowledge about psychological and linguistic foundations of reading, as well as scientifically-based instructional techniques for use in teaching reading and writing to all elementary children. The book is designed to answer three questions commonly faced by teachers: What to teach? How to teach? Why to teach the recommended way? The first section discusses the background and history of literacy instruction and the psycholinguistics of spoken and written language. The second section covers instructional strategies for developing reading skills. The final section discusses assessment and learning disabilities. The book presents information in a readable format with examples and suggestions for instructional use.
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Book details

List price: $59.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company Incorporated
Publication date: 3/6/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 360
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.002
Language: English

About the Authors
Preface
Acknowledgments
The Psychology and Psycholinguistics of Literacy Skills
Introduction to Literacy Skills and Their Acquisition
What Are Literacy Skills?
When Are Literacy Skills Acquired?
Do All Children Acquire Reading Skills at the Same Rate?
What Factors Influence the Acquisition of Literacy Skills?
The Component Model of Reading
The Psychology of Reading and the History of Literacy Instruction in the United States
The Psychology of Reading
History of Literacy Instruction in the United States
Approaches to Literacy Instruction: Today's Major Players
The Psycholinguistics of Spoken Language
The Importance of a Knowledge of Linguistics
Linguistics and Psycholinguistics
Components of Spoken Language
The Influence of Language on Reading and Writing Skills
The Psycholinguistics of Written Language
Basic Concepts Involved in the Study of Writing Systems
Origins and History of Writing Systems
Written Language Is as Natural as Spoken Language
Written Language Is Not Merely Speech Written Down
The Influence of Written Language on Spoken Language
Development of Spoken and Written Language Skills
Prereading Skills: Print Awareness, Emergent Literacy, and Invented Spelling
Developmental Sequence of the Components of Spoken Language
Literacy Instruction and Teaching Strategies
Developing Basic Literacy Skills
Major Approaches to Beginning Literacy Instruction
Promoting Listening Comprehension Skills in Preschoolers
Strategies for Fostering Print Awareness
Strategies for Developing Phonological Awareness
Strategies for Developing Phonemic Awareness
Strategies for Introducing the Alphabetic Principle
What Does the Research Say?
Strategies for Developing Decoding, Instant Word Reading, and Spelling Skills
Strategies for Developing Decoding and Word Recognition Skills
Instant Word Reading and Fluency
Instructional Programs for Teaching Children at Risk
Strategies for Promoting Spelling Skills
Strategies for Developing Vocabulary Knowledge, Comprehension Skills, and Writing Skills
Encountering Words
Remembering Words
Promoting Reading Comprehension
Promoting Writing Skills
Reading Disability and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Reading Disability: Medical Focus
Learning Disability: Educational Focus
Instructional Methods for Learning Disability
Inconsistent Attention as a Source of Reading Difficulties
Assessment in Literacy Instruction
Testing and Assessment of Literacy Skills
Testing and Assessment: What Is the Difference?
Controversy Over Testing
Tests
Assessment
References
Appendices
Glossary
Review of Selected Basal Readers
Technology Assistance and Computer Use in Literacy Instruction
Author Index
Subject Index
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