Literate Lives: Teaching Reading and Writing in Elementary Classrooms

Literate Lives: Teaching Reading and Writing in Elementary Classrooms

By: Amy Flint (author)Paperback

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An excellent resource for elementary teachers, this book will help them learn how to organize for literary instruction in their classroom. It is written in a way that turns the reader into a problem solver as they find solutions for numerous real-world questions. They'll discover how to dig deeper into literacy instruction and decide on what actions to take. The book also emphasizes ways to drive and teach literacy by using such things as children's toys and familiar characters.

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About Author

Amy Seely Flint is an Associate Professor at Georgia State University. Dr. Flint has received a number of grants to support teachers as they engage in professional development opportunities focused on literacy development. She was an elementary teacher for a number of years in Atlanta, Georgia and Los Angeles, California.


Part I. Gaining A Knowledge Base About Reading And Learners. Chapter 1. Examining Literacy In The Twenty-First Century. Chapter 2. Oral Language Learning In And Out Of The Classroom. Chapter 3. Getting To Know Students. Developing Culturally Relevant Practices For Reading And Writing. Chapter 4. Theories Of Literacy Development. Chapter 5. Literacy Programs And Approaches. Chapter 6. Entering Into The Literacy Landscape: Emergent Readers And Writers. Chapter 7. Beginning Reading And Writing. Chapter 8. Intermediate And Accomplished Readers And Writers. Chapter 9. Effective Assessment Practices For Reading And Writing. Chapter 10. Facilitating Meaningful Literature Discussions. Chapter 11. Reading To Learn: Using Nonfiction And Electronic Media To Support Literacy Development. Chapter 12. Factors That Influence Successful Reading And Writing. Appendices. Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 21/12/2007
  • ISBN13: 9780471652984
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 464
  • ID: 9780471652984
  • weight: 854
  • ISBN10: 0471652989

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