Teach Them All to Read: Catching Kids Before They Fall Through the Cracks (2nd Revised edition)

Teach Them All to Read: Catching Kids Before They Fall Through the Cracks (2nd Revised edition)

By: Elaine K. McEwan-Adkins (editor)Paperback

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'The second edition of Elaine McEwan's book is a user-friendly guide that integrates research into practice. It carefully explains the research behind reading development and provides truly clear, no-nonsense steps to implement the best practices of instruction. McEwan does not sugar-coat how difficult teaching reading can be, but she provides powerful methods for achieving it' - Jennifer Sandberg, Curriculum/Reading Coordinator, Sutherland Public School, NE To successfully teach reading, teachers have to first believe that all children can learn to read-and then they have to turn that belief into a reality. In this thoroughly updated and revised version of her best-selling book, Elaine K. McEwan guides educators through the challenging but crucial work of teaching every child how to read. Written for all teachers as well as administrators, this resource covers strategies for nine essential components of effective reading instruction: phonemic awareness, phonics, spelling, fluency, developing a reading culture, providing opportunities to read, writing, word knowledge, and comprehension. This second edition features: - The most up-to-date research in reading instruction - Effective instructional practices and strategies - Brief vignettes and graphic organizers that illustrate and summarize key concepts - A comprehensive case study of one district's remarkable success This resource reveals precisely how educators in successful schools are teaching students to read-and how all educators can achieve the same results in their schools!

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About Author

Elaine K. McEwan is an educational consultant with The McEwan-Adkins Group, offering professional development for educators to assist them in meeting the challenges of literacy learning in Grades Pre K-6. A former teacher, librarian, principal, and assistant superintendent for instruction in several suburban Chicago school districts, Elaine is the award-winning and best-selling author of more than three dozen books for educators. Her Corwin Press titles include Raising Reading Achievement in Middle and High Schools: Five Simple-to-Follow Strategies for Principals, Second Edition (2006), Seven Strategies of Highly Effective Readers: Using Cognitive Research to Boost K-8 Achievement (2004), Ten Traits of Highly Effective Principals: From Good to Great Performance (2003), Making Sense of Research: What's Good, What's Not, and How to Tell the Difference (2003), Seven Steps to Effective Instructional Leadership, Second Edition (2003), Teach Them ALL to Read: Catching the Kids Who Fall through the Cracks (2002), and Ten Traits of Highly Effective Teachers: How to Hire, Mentor, and Coach Successful Teachers (2001). McEwan was honored by the Illinois Principals Association as an outstanding instructional leader, by the Illinois State Board of Education with an Award of Excellence in the Those Who Excel Program, and by the National Association of Elementary School Principals as the National Distinguished Principal from Illinois for 1991. She received her undergraduate degree in education from Wheaton College and advanced degrees in library science (MA) and educational administration (EdD) from Northern Illinois University. McEwan lives with her husband and business partner, E. Raymond Adkins, in Oro Valley, Arizona. Between them, Elaine and Ray have five children, fifteen grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

Contents

List of Figures About the Author Preface The Story Behind This Book How the Reading Puzzle Has Changed The Meaning of ALL The Goals of This Book Who This Book Is For Overview of the Contents Program Recommendations Special Features of the Second Edition Acknowledgments Introduction Shift Your Paradigms Put Together the Reading Puzzle Become an Instructional Leader Summarizing the Introduction Notes 1. Phonemic Awareness What Is Phonemic Awareness and How Do Students Acquire It? When Should Phonemic Awareness Be Taught? The Role of Phonemic Awareness in Skilled Reading Scientific Evidence for Phonemic Awareness Instruction Effective Instructional Practices for Teaching Phonemic Awareness Guidelines for Implementing Phonemic Awareness Instruction Summarizing Chapter 1 Notes 2. Phonics What Is Phonics and How Do Students Learn to Decode? When Should Phonics Be Taught? The Role of Phonics in Skilled Reading Scientific Evidence for Phonics Instruction Effective Instructional Practices for Teaching Phonics Summarizing Chapter 2 Notes 3. Spelling What Is Spelling and How Do Students Become Good Spellers? When Should Spelling Be Taught? The Role of Spelling in Skilled Reading Scientific Evidence for Spelling Instruction Effective Instructional Practices for Teaching Spelling Intensive Spelling-Based Reading Interventions Summarizing Chapter 3 4. Fluency What Is Fluency and How Do Students Become Fluent Readers? When Should Fluency Be Taught? The Role of Fluency in Skilled Reading Scientific Evidence for Fluency Instruction Effective Instructional Practices for Facilitating Fluency Summarizing Chapter 4 5. Word and World Knowledge What Is Word and World Knowledge and How Do Students Acquire It? When Should Word and World Knowledge Be Taught? The Role of Word and World Knowledge in Skilled Reading Scientific Evidence for Teaching Word and World Knowledge Effective Instructional Practices for Teaching Word and World Knowledge Summarizing Chapter 5 6. Comprehension What Is Comprehension and How Do Students Become Skilled Comprehenders? When Should Comprehension Be Taught? The Role of Comprehension in Skilled Reading Scientific Evidence for Teaching Comprehension Effective Instructional Practices for Teaching Comprehension Take Comprehension Instruction to the Next Level Summarizing Chapter 6 7. Reading a Lot What Is Reading a Lot and How Do Student Become Voracious Readers? When Should Reading a Lot Be Taught? The Role of Reading a Lot in Skilled Reading The Lack of Scientific Evidence for Reading a Lot Effective Instructional Practices for Teaching Reading a Lot Summarizing Chapter 7 8. Writing What Is Writing and How Do Students Learn to Write? When Should Writing Be Taught? The Relationship of Reading and Writing Scientific Evidence for the Writing-Reading Connection Notching Up Reading and Writing Instruction Summarizing Chapter 8 9. A Reading Culture Welcome to Gering The Gering "No Excuses" Model Paradigms Academic Focus Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Grouping and Time Professional Development Expectations Sustainability Beyond NIFDI and RF Summarizing Chapter 9 References Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/09/2009
  • ISBN13: 9781412964982
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 248
  • ID: 9781412964982
  • weight: 703
  • ISBN10: 1412964989
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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