This book will help prepare you to meet the challenge of today s diverse student population and create a balanced and comprehensive intermediate literacy program. Thorough yet succinct and readable, this book clearly addresses the core topics andMoreThis book will help prepare you to meet the challenge of today s diverse student population and create a balanced and comprehensive intermediate literacy program.
Thorough yet succinct and readable, this book clearly addresses the core topics and issues of literacy in the intermediate and middle grades. This editions selected classroom strategies, procedures, and activities represent the most effective practices according to current research and the many outstanding classroom teachers who were observed and interviewed while preparing for this edition.
The book has been significantly updated and coverage expanded (now for grades 4-8). New to this edition, an interactive Web-based student resource and study guide includes chapter objectives, key concepts, questions and projects, relevant websites, teaching activities, and links to classroom videos in which you can observe experienced classroom teachers as they work with students to enhance literacy. Key features of the book include: Website resources to support literacy instruction- expanded coverage of media literacy and how it relates to reading- enhanced resources for children s and young adult literature, to integrate into every aspect of literacy instruction- extended discussion of fluency- updates to content area literacy instruction, including Internet search activities- a section on reading comprehension and the Internet- discussion of integrating direct instruction with rich and varied experiences in reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing, and visually representing- a classroom orchestration chapter featuring a middle school classrooms innovative Integrated Curriculum Block program