The Art and Science of Teaching Primary Reading by Christopher SuchThe essential guide to the science behind reading and its practical implications for classroom teaching in primary schools. Teaching children to read is one of the most important tasks in primary education and classroom practice needs to be underpinned by a secure foundation of knowledge. Teachers need to know what reading entails, how children learn to read and how it can be taught effectively.This book is an essential guide for primary teachers that explores the key technical and practical aspects of how children read with strong links to theory and how to translate this into the classroom. Bite-size chapters offer accessible research-informed ideas across all major key topics including phonics, comprehension, teaching children with reading difficulties and strategies for the classroom.Key features include:· Discussions of implications for the classroom· Questions for further professional discussions· Retrieval quizzes· Further reading suggestions· Glossary of key termsChristopher Such is a primary school teacher and the author of the education blog Primary Colour. He can be found on Twitter via @Suchmo83.
Literacy 101 by David W. BoothIn this expansive survey, David Booth, one of our foremost authorities on teaching literacy, answers real questions from real teachers. Discover practical advice on almost any topic: from phonics to literature circles; from using traditional texts to embracing comics, songs, and internet sources; from using testing as a tool to creating a diverse classroom community; and much more. But Literacy 101is also the compelling story of one teacher's journey through literacy. David writes frankly about what worked for him and what didn't, and how what looks good on paper may need to be adapted for a real classroom.
3rd ed. Washington, D.C. National Institute for Literacy, 2009.
Reading Power by Adrienne GearTen years ago, Reading Power was launched in an elementary school in Vancouver. Since then, it has evolved into a recognized approach to comprehension instruction and has been implemented across Canada, the US, the UK, Sweden, and China. This ground-breaking approach showed teachers how to make thinking more visible to their students through explicit instruction of five comprehension strategies: connect, visualize, question, infer, and transform. Adrienne Gear has continued to reflect and refine her understanding of metacognition, comprehension instruction, and the reading power strategies. In this revised and expanded second edition of her popular book, Adrienne shares this new understanding and offers teachers * new thinking around metacognition and each of the Reading Power strategies * debunking of some "myths" that have grown around Reading Power * new and revised lessons and reproducible templates * an updated assessment rubric in student-friendly language * extended chapters on applying Reading Power to literature circles and home reading * new student samples to show teachers what to look for in student response * updated and expanded book lists for modeling demonstrations, encouraging practice, and nurturing independent reading Reading Power is an ideal resource both for teachers familiar with this strategic approach to teaching reading and for those looking for new ways to connect thinking with reading.
Also recommended is Adrienne Gear's readingpowergear blog, especially the Lesson Plans--Reading section. This passionate Vancouver-area elementary teacher will inspire you with her generously-shared lesson ideas.
The Reading Strategies Book by Jennifer SerravalloNow with 30 strategies on Reading with Accuracy. Learn more. With hit books that support strategic reading through conferring, small groups, and assessment, Jen Serravallo gets emails almost daily asking, "Isn't there a book of the strategies themselves?" Now there is. "Strategies make the often invisible work of reading actionable and visible," Jen writes. In The Reading Strategies Book, she collects 300 strategies to share with readers in support of thirteen goals-everything from fluency to literary analysis. Each strategy is cross-linked to skills, genres, and Fountas & Pinnell reading levels to give you just-right teaching, just in time. With Jen's help you'll: develop goals for every reader give students step-by-step strategies for skilled reading guide readers with prompts aligned to the strategies adjust instruction to meet individual needs with Jen's Teaching Tips craft demonstrations and explanations with her Lesson Language learn more with Hat Tips to the work of influential teacher-authors. Whether you use readers workshop, Daily 5/CAFE, guided reading, balanced reading, a core reading program, whole-class novels, or any other approach, The Reading Strategies Bookwill complement and extend your teaching. Rely on it to plan and implement goal-directed, differentiated instruction for individuals, small groups, and whole classes. "We offer strategies to readers to put the work in doable terms for those who are still practicing," writes Jen Serravallo. "The goal is not that they can do the steps of the strategy but that they become more comfortable and competent with a new skill." With The Reading Strategies Book, you'll have ways to help your readers make progress every day.
The Science of Reading by Margaret J. Snowling (Editor); Charles Hulme (Editor); Kate Nation (Editor)Provides an overview of state-of-the-art research on the science of reading, revised and updated throughout The Science of Reading presents the most recent advances in the study of reading and related skills. Bringing together contributions from a multidisciplinary team of experts, this comprehensive volume reviews theoretical approaches, stage models of reading, cross-linguistic studies of reading, reading instruction, the neurobiology of reading, and more. Divided into six parts, the book explores word recognition processes in skilled reading, learning to read and spell, reading comprehension and its development, reading and writing in different languages, developmental and acquired reading disorders, and the social, biological, and environmental factors of literacy. The second edition of The Science of Reading is extensively revised to reflect contemporary theoretical insights and methodological advances. Two entirely new chapters on co-occurrence and complexity are accompanied by reviews of recent findings and discussion of future trends and research directions. Updated chapters cover the development of reading and language in preschools, the social correlates of reading, experimental research on sentence processing, learning to read in alphabetic orthographies, comorbidities that occur frequently with dyslexia, and other central topics. Demonstrates how different knowledge sources underpin reading processes using a wide range of methodologies Presents critical appraisals of theoretical and computational models of word recognition and evidence-based research on reading intervention Reviews evidence on skilled visual word recognition, the role of phonology, methods for identifying dyslexia, and the molecular genetics of reading and language Highlights the importance of language as a foundation for literacy and as a risk factor for developmental dyslexia and other reading disorders Discusses learning to read in different types of writing systems, with a language impairment, and in variations of the home literacy environment Describes the role of contemporary analytical tools such as dominance analysis and quantile regression in modelling the development of reading and comprehension Part of the acclaimed Wiley Blackwell Handbooks of Developmental Psychology series, the second edition of The Science of Reading: A Handbook remains an invaluable resource for advanced students, researchers, and specialist educators looking for an up-to-date overview of the field.
"[This guide] provides teachers with information on foundational early reading skills, an understanding of how these skills develop in young children and examples of evidence-ased systematic and explicit instructional strategies to support students in becoming proficient and fluent readers."
Text Sets in Action: Pathways Through Content Area Literacy by Mary Ann Cappiello; Erika Thulin DawesToday's teachers have a strong desire to find creative ways to engage students in a student-centered curriculum that prioritizes their authentic questions. But with trends, standards, and district mandates so abundant, true passion for discovery and deep appreciation for knowledge can sometimes seem elusive. Fortunately, a 'text set' approach offers the possibility of igniting curiosity in young learners, opening pathways to explore a given topic through reading multiple texts, and achieving lasting understanding along the way. In Text Sets in Action: Pathways through Content Area Literacy, Mary Ann Cappiello and Erika Thulin Dawes reveal how text sets can prompt serious thinking far more effectively than a textbook or any single text. As the authors explain, exploring many texts leads teachers and learners to 'think more deeply, empathize more fully, and take action more deliberately.' Teachers who adopt this approach find that the texts' various lenses enable students not only to meet curriculum standards but also to experience lasting engagement and a spirit of inquiry across the disciplines. This book will: Move beyond what is merely required and inspire integrated, customized curriculum Demonstrate how teachers can build on students' interests and questions Provide resources and suggestions for designing text sets--books, news articles, websites, YouTube videos, primary source documents, and works of art Offer logical and creative ways to sequence texts Demonstrate how text sets can scaffold, differentiate, and extend students' learning Present specific invitations for designing, curating, and juxtaposing multi-genre, multi-model texts, accessible for at-home learning as well as in classrooms Share a panoply of student work in response to learning with text sets. When texts are intentionally sequenced and juxtaposed with one another, readers discover different ways to see and explain the world around them. Immersion into text sets fosters critical thinking and appreciation for different points of view, which is crucial in nurturing a respect for diversity and preserving democracy.