Fundamentals of Literacy Instruction & Assessment, Pre K-6

Fundamentals of Literacy Instruction & Assessment, Pre K-6

By: Martha C. Hougen (editor), Susan M. Smartt (editor)Hardback

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For future literacy teachers just beginning their professional education, nothing's more important than the first core text that builds their foundation for classroom success. That's why every preservice teacher should start with this introductory reading textbook, ideal for teaching fundamental literacy skills to students in pre-K Grade 6. Based on cutting-edge research, best practices, and the newest professional standards, this core literacy textbook is a must for tomorrow's teachers because it Focuses on pre-K Grade 6 critical years for mastering the basics of literacy and becoming a successful reader Covers every key element of reading: oral language, phonemic awareness, phonics, alphabetic principle, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, handwriting, spelling, and writing Fully explains the new Common Core State Standards and links them explicitly with each key reading component Highlights best assessment practices for each reading component and makes clear connections between assessment and effective instruction Weaves RTI guidance throughout, so teachers can implement this highly effective model in their own classrooms Includes contributions from highly respected experts in reading instruction (see box) Advances differentiated instruction and inclusion, with guidance on teaching struggling students and English language learners Prepares educators for the real world of teaching, with ready-to-use tips on addressing all the elements of reading instruction in their allotted classroom time Examines current legislation, including the reauthorisation of the Early and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and what it means for classroom instruction Expertly organised and student-friendly, this practical text makes complex material easy to learn with case studies and classroom examples, scripted demonstrations of lessons, in-class exercises, chapter objectives, glossary terms, engaging photos, and short summaries of key information. And each chapter includes sample assignments ideal for tutors or student teachers, so they can immediately translate their knowledge into effective instruction. The essential first step in every reading teacher's professional preparation, this accessible textbook lays a solid foundation for future coursework and for a successful career of shaping confident, competent readers.

About Author

Martha Hougen, Ph.D. is the principal investigator of the College and Career Readiness Initiative: English/Language Arts Faculty Collaborative. Hougen's recent work focuses on improving preservice teacher education by providing university teacher educators with ongoing professional development and collaborative opportunities. She has worked with struggling readers as a general and special education teacher and administrator and as a university faculty member. She consults with state departments, universities, and school districts across the country on teacher education, reading, and special education. Susan M. Smartt, Ph.D., is Senior Research Associate, National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, Vanderbilt University. She also teaches reading courses and provides consulting and professional development services to states and local school districts. Stephanie Al Otaiba, Ph.D., conducts research on response to intervention, early literacy intervention, and teacher training. As a professor, she also teaches related graduate courses. She has published numerous articles and chapters related to her research interests and serves on editorial boards. Suzanne Carreker, Ph.D., CALT-QI, works at the Neuhaus Education Center, a nonprofit organization in Houston, Texas, that has offered professional development in evidence-based reading methods to more than 60,000 teachers since its inception in 1980. Dr. Carreker, a past president of The Houston Branch of The International Dyslexia Association (HBIDA) and a current vice president of the national IDA board, is a frequent speaker at regional and national conferences and has authored a number of multisensory curricula and journal articles. She was the recipient of the 2009 HBIDA Nancy LaFevers Community Service Award for her contributions to students with dyslexia and other related learning differences in the Houston community. Stephen Ciullo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Texas State University, and Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk, College of Education, 601 University Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666. Dr. Ciullo is an assistant professor of Special Education at Texas State University and a researcher for the Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk. His current research involves interventions to enhance content-area learning and reading comprehension for students with learning disabilities and Emotional or Behavioral Disorders.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781598572056
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9781598572056
  • ISBN10: 1598572059

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