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Literacy for the 21st Century A Balanced Approach

ISBN-10: 0133396592

ISBN-13: 9780133396591

Edition: 6th 2014

Authors: Gail E. Tompkins

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This access code card provides a 6 month subscription to the video-enhanced Pearson eText for Literacy for the 21st Century, 6/e.At the end of your subscription, you have the option to extend your access at a reduced cost. Literacy for the 21st Century: A Balanced Approachis a thoroughly applied text written to ensure that readers understand the current theories behind and the critical components of instruction for teaching reading and writing as complementary in the development of literacy. Readers are treated to a philosophical approach that not only balances the why, what, and how of teaching literacy but also offers practical pedagogy—teaching strategies and instructional procedures—that foster thoughtful teacher preparation and ensures alignment to the literacy goals teachers are responsible to teach.  New text features model practices that support diverse populations, instruction driven by sound classroom assessment, and new literacy strategies that will help teachers transform literacy learning with digital devices. Integrating the best of what we know about teaching reading and writing, the Sixth Edition of this popular introductory text provides the balance teachers need to be successful in the classroom.
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Book details

Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 3/15/2013
Binding: Digital, Other 
Pages: 544
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.80" long x 0.10" tall
Weight: 0.110
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;