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Portraits of Literacy Development Instruction and Assessment in a Well-Balanced Literacy Program, K-3

ISBN-10: 0130943142

ISBN-13: 9780130943149

Edition: 2004

Authors: Patricia A. Antonacci, Catherine M. O'Callaghan

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With an emphasis on the many uses of assessment data, this book offers prospective teachers a unique new approach to using various assessments to inform their literacy instruction at every level. Through examples and discussion, readers are shown how to scaffold literacy instruction for emergent, early, and fluent readers, based on information they have gathered about pupils' learning. A solid research base and strong treatment of underlying theory support dozens of practical, accessible strategies that are clearly aligned with performance-based assessments. The alignment of performance-based assessments and corresponding instructional strategies with national standards facilitates prospective teachers' understanding of the ";Leave No Child Behind"; initiative and its implications-prepares them for the expectations of colleagues, parents, and school boards. Includes coverage of technology as it relates to literacy teaching and learning. The authors' clear, pragmatic style makes the material easily understandable to undergraduates, graduates and classroom teachers of literacy in Early Childhood and Elementary Schools.
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Book details

List price: $135.80
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 10/8/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.738
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).

The Foundations of Literacy Development in Young Children
Building a Framework for Assessing Language and Literacy: The Development of Young Readers and Writers
The Beginnings of Young Children's Literacy Development: The Framework for a Well-Balanced Literacy Program
Oral Language Development in Young Children
Linking Oral Language, Literacy Instruction, and Assessment at the Emergent Literacy Stage
Linking Oral Language, Literacy Instruction, and Assessment at the Early Literacy Stage
Linking Oral Language, Literacy Instruction, and Assessment at the Fluency Literacy Stage
Instruction and Assessment for Literacy Development in Emergent, Early, and Fluent Readers and Writers
Literacy Instruction and Assessment for Emergent Readers and Writers
Literacy Instruction and Assessment for Early Readers and Writers
Instructional and Assessment Strategies for Fluent Readers and Writers
The Role of Phonics in Literacy Development within a Balanced Literacy Program
Managing Literacy Instruction and Assessment in Diverse Classrooms
Teaching All Children: Accommodating Differences in the Literacy Classroom
Portfolio Assessment
Appendix