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Literacy for the 21st Century Teaching Reading and Writing in Pre-Kindergarten Through Grade 4

ISBN-10: 0130987190

ISBN-13: 9780130987198

Edition: 2003

Authors: Gail E. Tompkins, Patricia A. Tabloski

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For Literacy in the Elementary School and Elementary Reading Methods and Strategies courses. Based on the same principles and guidelines of Tompkins' best-selling literacy text, this new volume addresses specific strategies for teaching reading and writing to children from Preschool to Grade 4. The author provides a solid foundation in the content of literacy instructionphonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehensionliberally spiced with her trademark minilessons and replete with children's writing samples and authentic classroom vignettes. Included are a wealth of age-appropriate assessment tools, authentic classroom activities, and illustrative examples of how effective teachers engage children in preschool through primary grades in the captivating act of reading and writing.
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List price: $78.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 11/4/2002
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 420
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

nbsp; Gail E. Tompkins nbsp; After teaching writing for more than 30 years at elementary through university levels, Gail E. Tompkins is now a full-time writer. ldquo;Irsquo;ve always liked to write,rdquo; Dr. Tompkins explains. ldquo;My Dad was an Army officer, stationed in post-war Germany when I was four.nbsp; I remember sitting beside my mother at the kitchen table while she wrote weekly letters to my grandparents. I drew pictures and wrote my own notes that she mailed along with her letters. In third grade, I received a journal and filled it with details about the everyday events in my life, like kids do. I did lots of writing in sixth gradendash;more than in high school. I wrote a 126-page tome about anthropology after reading a biography about Margaret Mead. My teacher urged me to improve my spelling and predicted that one day Irsquo;d be a writer. Now I realize that I already was one.rdquo; nbsp; Today Dr. Tompkins divides her time between the east and west coasts.nbsp; She spends much of the year in Fresno, California, but summers on Cape Cod. The photo on this page shows Dr. Tompkins at a beach in Wellfleet.nbsp; Take a clook at the cover of thisnbsp; edition ofTeaching Writing.nbsp;Again it features a pencil; this time the pencilrsquo;s morphed into a submarine thatrsquo;s exploring the Atlantic Ocean off the Cape. nbsp; Dr. Tompkins is ProfessorEmeritaat California State University, Fresno, where she received the prestigious Provostrsquo;s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Previously, she taught at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, where she received the Regentsrsquo; Award for Superior Teaching, and at Miami University in Ohio. Before that, she was an elementary teacher in Northern Virginia for eight years. nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Dr. Tompkins has written numerous articles forLanguage Arts, The Reading Teacher,and other professional journals, and shersquo;s the author of these books, also published by Pearson: bull; Literacy for the 21 st Century: A Balanced Approach,5 th ed. (2010) bull; Literacy in the Early Grades: A Successful Start for PreK-4 Readers and Writers,3 rd ed. (2011) bull; Literacy in the Middle Grades: Teaching Reading and Writing to Fourth Through Eighth Graders, 2 nd ed. (2010) bull; Language Arts Essentials(2006) bull; Language Arts: Patterns of Practice, 7 th ed. (2009) bull; 50 Literacy Strategies, 3 rd ed. (2009)nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; In addition, Dr. Tompkins has worked with elementary-nbsp; through college-level writing teachers at two National Writing Project sites during the last three decades.nbsp; She directed the Oklahoma Writing Project when she taught at the University of Oklahoma, and more recently she led the San Joaquin Valley Writing Project (SJVWP) in California, where she encouraged teachers to write for publication.nbsp; Pearson has published these collections of classroom-tested teaching strategies and lessons written by SJVWP teachers:Teaching Vocabulary: 50 Creative Strategies, Grades 6-12, 2 nd ed. (2008), edited by Gail E. Tompkins and Cathy L. Blanchfield;50 Ways to Develop Strategic Writers(2005), also edited by Gail E. Tompkins and Cathy L. Blanchfield; andSharing the Pen: Interactive Writing With Young Children(2004), edited by Gail E. Tompkins and Stephanie Collom. nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; nbsp; nbsp;

How Do Children Learn to Read and Write?
Becoming an Effective Teacher of Reading
Examining Children's Literacy Development
Assessing Children's Literacy Development
What are the Components of Literacy Instruction?
Breaking the Alphabetic Code
Learning to Spell
Developing Fluent Readers and Writers
Expanding Children's Knowledge of Words
Guiding Children's Comprehension: Reader Factors
Guiding Childrens Comprehension: Text Factors
How do Teachers Organize Literacy Instruction?
Scaffolding Children's Reading Development
Scaffolding Children's Writing Development
Integrating Reading and Writing into Thematic Units
Compendium of Instructional Approaches