Helping Children Learn to Read: Creating a Classroom Literacy Environment
This K-8 methods text shows how to implement a balanced classroom literacy program. Helping Children Learn to Read presents, in a clear, readable style, the current theories and techniques for creating a literacy program in elementary grades. There is strong coverage of the role of commercial and basal materials, the whole language perspective, and the integrated language arts curriculum. The book has a teaching-strategies orientation to decoding, vocabulary, comprehension, studying, and writing. There is also extensive discussion of emergent literacy, multicultural literature, metacognition, and holistic assessment. The text incorporates learning aids throughout each chapter. These include: Graphic Organizers, Objectives, Process Guides within the chapter for key concepts, Follow-Through Activities, Working with Parents, and Resources.