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Literacy for the 21st Century: A Balanced Approach

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Author: Tompkins, Gail

Brand: Pearson

Edition: 7

Binding: Paperback

Number Of Pages: 528

Release Date: 24-07-2018

Details: Product Description KEY BENEFIT: Integrating the best of what we currently know about teaching reading and writing, as well as ideas that will lead us into the future, Literacy for the 21st Century: A Balanced Approach provides the balance of pedagogy and application that teachers need to be successful in the classroom. It covers the fundamental components of literacy, illustrates how to teach skills and strategies, identifies how to differentiate instruction to meet the diverse needs of students today, and supports digital teaching and learning. An emphasis is placed on preparing readers to become teachers who will ensure their students meet grade-level standards. To help readers create a classroom environment that allows all students to flourish, the Seventh Edition provides the theoretical background and most contemporary and practical approaches for literacy instruction.   KEY TOPICS: Becoming an Effective Teacher of Reading; The Reading and Writing Processes; Assessing Literacy Development; The Youngest Readers and Writers; Cracking the Alphabetic Code; Developing Fluent Readers and Writers; Expanding Academic Vocabulary; Promoting Comprehension: Reader Factors; Promoting Comprehension: Text Factors; Organizing for Instruction; Differentiating for Success; Reading and Writing in the Content Areas; Compendium of Instructional Procedures.   MARKET: This title is intended for K-8 Literacy Teachers, In-service and Pre-service Teachers, and Reading Specialists. From the Back Cover Teaching literacy with a balance of theory and applications Integrating the best of what we currently know about teaching reading and writing, as well as ideas that will lead us into the future, Literacy for the 21st Century: A Balanced Approach, provides the balance of pedagogy and application that teachers need to be successful in the classroom. It covers the fundamental components of literacy, illustrates how to teach skills and strategies, identifies how to differentiate instruction to meet the diverse needs of students today, and supports digital teaching and learning. An emphasis is placed on preparing readers to become teachers who will ensure their students meet grade-level standards. To help readers create a classroom environment that allows all students to flourish, the Seventh Edition provides the theoretical background and most contemporary and practical approaches for literacy instruction. This title is also available in Revel. Revel is Pearson’s newest way of delivering our respected content. Informed by extensive research on how people read, think, and learn, Revel is an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience―for less than the cost of a traditional textbook.   about Revel. About the Author Gail E. Tompkins is Professor Emerita at California State University, Fresno. Currently, she works with teachers in their kindergarten through eighth-grade classrooms and leads staff-development programs on reading and writing. Dr. Tompkins was inducted into the California Reading Association’s Reading Hall of Fame in recognition of her accomplishments in the field of reading, and she’s received the prestigious Provost’s award for Excellence in Teaching at California State University, Fresno. Dr. Tompkins is the author of six other books published by Pearson: Language Arts: Patterns of Practice, Language Arts Essentials, Teaching Writing: Balancing Process and Product, 50 Literacy Strategies, and two grade-specific versions of this text: Literacy in the Early Grades: A Successful Start for PreK-4 Readers and Writers and Literacy in the Middle Grades: Teaching Reading and Writing to Fourth Through Eighth Graders. During the past three decades, Dr. Tompkins has also worked with kindergarten through college-level writing teachers at National Writing Project sites in California and Oklahoma.

Package Dimensions: 10.0 x 8.0 x 2.0 inches

Languages: English