Effective Literacy Instruction K-8 Implementing Best Practice

ISBN-10: 013099541X

ISBN-13: 9780130995414

Edition: 5th 2003 (Revised)

Authors: Donald J. Leu, Charles K. Kinzer

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For graduate and undergraduate courses in Elementary Reading Methods. This popular text shows readers how to implement research-based principles of best practice instruction, related to state standards, into the reading classroom. It describes how to develop a solid literacy framework for instruction, identifying the central principles of best practice, derived from research and tied to state reading standards. Each chapter begins with a central principle of literacy instruction, then explores a wide variety of teaching strategies that support this principle. Written by two of the most recognized experts in the field, this is the first textbook to show how to systematically integrate new technologies into literacy instruction. A series of instructional models prepares readers for the thoughtful and meaningful integration of the Internet and other technologies into the classroom.
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List price: $124.40
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/26/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 554
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

"Donald J. Leu, Jr." is the John and Maria Neag Endowed Chair in Literacy and Technology in the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut. He served in the Peace Corps, teaching English in the Marshall Islands of Micronesia. He also was an elementary classroom teacher and a reading specialist in California. He received an Ed.M. degree in reading and human development at Harvard and a Ph.D. in language and literacy at the University of California, Berkeley. He edits a column on literacy on the Internet for "The Reading Teacher," teaches graduate courses in literacy education, and is currently studying the integration of Internet technologies within school classrooms. Professor Leu has published articles on literacy in a variety of journals, including "Reading Research Quarterly, The Reading Teacher, The Journal of Reading Behavior," and "The Journal of Educational Psychology." He co-edited "The National Reading Conference Yearbook" for six years and co-authored the recent book, "Teaching with the Internet: Lessons from the Classroom." He currently serves on the editorial review boards for "Reading Research Quarterly, The Reading Teacher," and "Reading Online." He enjoys dressage, fly fishing, and spending time with his family.

Donald J. LeuandCharles K. Kinzerare highly regarded experts in the field of literacy instruction and technology in literacy teaching and learning. nbsp; Donald Leu is John and Maria Neag Endowed Chair in Literacy and Technology, Professor of Education, and Director of New Literacies Research Lab at the University of Connecticut. nbsp; Charles K. Kinzer is Professor of Education and Technology and Coordinator, Program in Communication, Computing and Technology in Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.

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Developing Insights: Defining Your Literacy Framework
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Emergent Literacy
The Important Role of Children's Literature
Connecting Reading and Writing
Vocabulary and Literacy
Reading Comprehension: The Construction of Meaning
Content-Area Reading and Study Skills
Assessment and Instructional Needs
Supporting Literacy through Assessment
Including All Children in Your Literacy Program
Instructional Patterns and Technologies
Classroom Organization: Orchestrating Literacy Learning
Supporting Literacy with Computers and Related Technologies
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