How to Teach Reading to Elementary and Middle School Students: Practical Ideas from Highly Effective Teachers is a strategy-based text that successfully combines ideas from the classrooms of highly effective teachers with the latest findings from reading research. The integration of skilled practice with reading theory provides practical, useful techniques for teaching reading to students across a wide range of achievement levels.
The text strongly emphasizes information for developing early reading and spelling abilities, including techniques for nurturing phonemic awareness and emergent writing. Conveying the best practices for teaching reading throughout the elementary and middle school years, instructional ideas presented in this book are designed to ensure continued growth in reading skill a?? in word identification, including use of phonics and structural analysis; in sight vocabulary and meaning vocabulary development; in reading fluency; and in comprehension of narrative and informational based text. Suggestions for assessment of reading progress are integrated throughout the book and a full chapter comprehensively treats a wide variety of useful assessment techniques.
How to Teach Reading to Elementary and Middle School Students focuses on developing highly successful readers at various achievement levels in real-life classrooms. The authora??s acclaimed research findings on highly effective and influential teachers help this text to stand out among similar books on the market. These findings form the basis for instructional strategies developed throughout the book.
The book is a brief, practical guide for teachers who want or have to teach phonics. Phonological awareness and phonics are integrated so that the foundation of phonological awareness prepares students for phonics and makes the 2 areas reciprocal. In work with struggling readers, Dr. Gunning developed a system to build on what students know and teach them to analyze words independently. He also found that students need a lot of practice to become effective readers.
Phonological Awareness and Primary Phonics is a practical resource manual designed to provide step by step suggestions for assessing and instructing students in grades K-2 in phonological or phonemic awareness and phonics skills and strategies. This book provides an overview of phonological awareness and phonics, but goes far beyond that to present virtually everything a teacher might need in order to implement a high-quality, effective word analysis program.
This most successful informal reading inventory has been adapted to meet the strong demand for K-12 teachers to assess Spanish-speaking students in their native tongue. Since it can assess a student's reading competency in Spanish as well as English, this inventory is particularly valuable considering the influx of English as a Second Language (ESL) students and Spanish-speaking students in the public schools. Taking a constructivist approach, the authors combine both traditional and holistic methods to determine a student's reading level. This pragmatic, well-designed inventory can be used in undergraduate/graduate courses dealing with reading remediation, in public schools with Latino populations, and in ESL teacher training programs.