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Best Practices in Literacy Instruction


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Duke, Foreword. Del Nero, Morrow, Gambrell, Introduction. Part I: Perspectives on Best Practices. Gambrell, Malloy, Mazzoni, Evidence-Based Best Practices in Comprehensive Literacy Instruction. Madda, Griffo, Pearson, Raphael, Balance in Comprehensive Literacy Instruction: Evolving Conceptions. Part II: Best Practices for All Students. Morrow, Tracey, Del Nero, Best Practices in Early Literacy: Preschool, Kindergarten, and First Grade. Allington, Best Practices with Struggling Readers. Carlo, Bengochea, Best Practices in Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners. Ogle, Lang, Best Practices in Adolescent Literacy Instruction. Part III: Evidence-Based Strategies for Literacy Learning and Teaching. Guthrie, Best Practices in Motivating Students to Read. Cunningham, Best Practices in Teaching Phonological Awareness and Phonics. Blachowicz, Fisher, Best Practices in Vocabulary Instruction Revisited. Almasi, Hart, Best Practices in Comprehension Instruction. Kuhn, Rasinski, Best Practices in Fluency Instruction. Bromley, Best Practices in Teaching Writing. Afflerbach, Kim, Crassas, Cho, Best Practices in Literacy Assessment. Part IV: Perspectives on Special Issues. Fisher, Frey, Best Practices in Content-area Teaching. McKenna, Labbo, Conradi, Baxter, Effective Use of Technology in Literacy Instruction. Rowsell, Lapp, New Literacies in Literacy Instruction. Reutzel, Organizing Effective Literacy Instruction: Differentiating Instruction to Meet Student Needs. Paratore, Edwards, Parent-teacher Partnerships That Make a Difference in Children's Literacy Achievement. Bean, Morewood, Best Practices in Professional Development for Improving Literacy Instruction in Schools.

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Edited by Lesley Mandel Morrow, PhD, Graduate School of Education, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA and Linda B. Gambrell, PhD, Eugene T. Moore School of Education, Clemson University, USA, Foreword by Nell K. Duke, EdD, Michigan State University, USA


"Now in its fourth edition, Best Practices in Literacy Instruction just keeps getting better! This comprehensive volume offers up-to-date, evidence-based information on virtually everything a teacher needs to know about literacy instruction. Clearly written, with end-of-chapter activities to promote deeper understanding, this book is indispensable for preservice and master's courses in literacy programs and for school professional development efforts." - Mariam Jean Dreher, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Maryland, College Park, USA "This fourth edition continues the tradition of excellence established in prior editions. From motivation to the pillars of literacy, assessment, and new literacies, every significant aspect of teaching reading is fully examined. This is an excellent, up-to-the-minute, evidence-based reference that provides innovative insights into essential literacy topics. Classroom teachers, reading specialists, curriculum directors, and teacher educators will benefit from this wealth of knowledge." - Maureen McLaughlin, Department of Reading, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, USA

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