A major revision to this popular market leading text makes this a must-have for all new teachers. Continuing to offer a comprehensive and balanced approach to reading instruction, with this new edition the authors clearly illustrate for readers that it's the teacher that makes the difference for children's literacy development. The new edition organizes each chapter with five pillars of effective reading instruction: Teacher Knowledge, Classroom Assessment, Effective Practice, Differentiated Instruction, and Family Home Connections. This organization reinforces the teacher's role in every aspect of reading instruction. Consult the Getting to Know English Learners feature located throughout this text for research and guidance on adapting teaching to best accommodate English learners. Step inside the classroom and see effective classroom instruction in practice through integrated CD and web-based videos illustrating what application of chapter concepts look like in action.
Integration with Merrill Education's Teacher Prep Website also provides readers the opportunity to practice building lesson plans, analyzing student artifacts and research articles, explore state and national standards, and more.
Why is preparation so critical for reading teachers? Because research tells us that it’s the teacher who makes the difference in effective reading instruction. Capable literacy teachers think about their teaching decisions, and they understand and meet the needs of individual students. The new edition of Teaching Children to Read: The Teacher Makes the Difference emphasizes the teacher’s role in literacy development, pointing out the five pillars of effective reading instruction–teacher knowledge, assessment, effective practice, differentiated instruction and family/home connections. Chapters are organized around each of these pillars to present a solid understanding of the teacher’s role in every aspect of literacy education.
New to this edition….
- Presents all the background knowledge, research, and foundational information you need to recognize evidence-based instruction
- Supplies needed information on students’ earliest seeds of literacy, particularly in Chapter 2 Developing Children’s Oral Language, a unique chapter in the field
- Offers full sections in each chapter that look specifically at the ways evaluation and assessment drive instruction
- Guides you to the assessment tools most appropriate to gauge students’ literacy development and direct instruction accordingly
- Provides practical strategies that explain how to sequence instruction to develop critical literacy skills and strategies
- Illustrates exemplary teaching practice through Video Classrooms, text features that guide you through clipson the accompanying CD ROM and on the Teacher Prep website
- Points out ways to differentiate instruction to meet the individual needs of students, adapting your instruction to help every student succeed in literacy
- Features Getting to Know English Learners provide research-based applications to help you meet the needs of students whose first language is not English
- Explains how teachers can connect with parents to keep them informed about their children’s learning and provides suggestions to guide parents in helping their children become successful readers and writers.