|aBest practices in literacy instruction /|cLinda B. Gambrell ... [et al.], editors ; Susan Anders Mazzoni, assistant to the editors ; foreword by Dorothy S. Strickland.
|aNew York : |bGuilford Press,|cc1999.
|axxiii, 336 p. : |bill. ; |c24 cm.
|aRutgers invitational symposia on education
|a"Based on original papers to be presented by the authors at a conference in March 1999 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, at the Rutgers Graduate School of Education"--Series foreword.
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aPrinciples of best practice : finding the common ground / Linda B. Gambrell, Susan Anders Mazzoni -- Toward an ecologically balanced literacy curriculum / P. David Pearson, Taffy E. Raphael -- How we can achieve best practices in literacy instruction / James W. Cunningham -- Best practices for a balanced early literacy program / Lesley Mandel Morrow, Elizabeth Asbury -- What should we do about phonics? / Patricia M. Cunningham -- Self-regulated comprehension processing and its development through instruction / Michael Pressley -- Comprehension : crafting understanding / Cathy Collins Block --The role of literature in literacy development / Douglas Fisher, James Flood, Diane Lapp -- And in the center ring, basal readers, attempting the ultimate balancing act / Nancy L. Roser, James V. Hoffman -- Key components of sound writing instruction / Karen Bromley -- Content area literacy instruction / Thomas W. Bean, Paul Cantú Valerio, Lisa Stevens -- Teaching literature and composition in secondary schools / Judith Diamondstone, Michael W. Smith -- Best practices in literacy assessment / Peter Winograd, Harriette Johns Arrington -- Meeting each child's literacy needs / Dixie Lee Spiegel -- Creating continuity in early literacy : linking home and school with a culturally responsive approach / Susan B. Neuman -- Organizing literacy instruction : effective grouping strategies and organizational plans / D. Ray Reutzel -- Best practices in literacy instruction for children with special needs / Richard L. Allington, Kim Baker -- The use of technology in literacy programs / Linda D. Labbo, David Reinking, Michael C. McKenna.
Recent school reform efforts have emphasized the need for higher literacy standards in schools across the country. Offering practical guidance for literacy educators, curriculum development specialists, and other education professionals and policy makers, this volume considers how we can most effectively improve the quality and content of reading and writing instruction. Leading researchers and practitioners address the eight principles of best practice, providing the most current information on how to enhance students' ability to construct meaning from text independently, draw upon texts to build conceptual understanding, effectively communicate ideas orally and in writing, and develop an intrinsic desire to read and write. This timely book blends state-of-the-art theory and research with workable suggestions based on extensive hands-on experience in the field.