The market leader in literacy education, Literacy for the 21st Century: A Balanced Approach continues to evolve to meet the needs of a changing world. Crafted for the undergraduate K-8 literacy course, this comprehensive and thoroughly applied text continues to cover the information new and experienced teachers need to know to teach literacy effectively, and follows this information with the specific strategies to use in the classroom to develop successful readers and writers. Integrating the best of what we know about teaching reading and writing, and implementing the ideas that will lead us into the future of education, the fifth edition provides the balance new and experienced teachers need to be successful in the classroom.
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Chapters are all very reader-friendly, chock full of up-to-date information, and engagingly written. I would definitely say it is current, accurate, and research-based. My students consistently have good things to say about the book, which is unusual for undergraduates taking a required methods course! They especially like the authentic vignettes that open each chapter, the clear organization, and the many summary tables. They clearly see the connection from theory to practice. They also like the Compendium of Instructional Procedures. I’d probably rate all chapters a 10 on a 10 point scale!
Universityof Illinoisat Urbana-Champaign
The book is very readable and the tables/charts are rally helpful. It’s very engaging for students. I love the English Learner and Struggling Reader features, and the compendium is awesome!
Laura S. Pardo, HopeCollege
This text is one of the finest literacy texts available to inspire and educate pre-service teachers in the ways to create a successful literacy classroom. The strength of this book is the engaging, easy-to-read style, and the Compendium of Instructional Procedures and video support provided.
Jean M. Casey
CaliforniaStateUniversity, Long Beach
The most valuable feature of Literacy for the 21st Century: A Balanced Approach is the Compendium of Instructional Procedures. Basic instructional procedures are easy to find and are described well. Our students purchase and read this textbook during their sophomore year. Throughout their junior and senior years they continue to use the compendium and glossary to review terms and find appropriate instructional methods as they complete field experience assignments. When graduation arrives, the book is well-worn but ready for the students to take with them into their first classrooms as a reference of effective literacy instructional techniques.
Literacy for the 21st Century is filled with a wealth of helpful information and resources for the literacy educator. The text is filled with helpful charts/tables and figures that condense the chapter topics and present hem in an organized and easily understood manner. Another strength is the many resources, instructional procedures, and mini-lessons that are integrated throughout chapters along with various authentic examples of how they are used in the classroom.
This is a college textbook that all beginning teachers should keep through their early years of teaching and beyond. It’s an amazing resource.
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The market leader in literacy education, Literacy for the 21st Century: A Balanced Approach continues to evolve to meet the needs of a changing world. Integrating the best of what we know about teaching reading and writing while implementing the ideas that will lead us into the future of education, the fifth edition provides the balance that you need to be successful in the classroom.
Balancing Student Learning and Teaching Procedures
Balancing Explicit Instruction with Genuine Application
Balancing Assessment and Instruction
New! In the pages of this text you'll meet five second graders who are learning to read and write. You’re invited to go to the Literacy Portraits section of the MyEducationLab website to watch students and their inspiring teacher. There you’ll examine classroom footage and student artifacts that document a year-long case study of literacy learning.
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Book Description Pearson, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110135028922
Book Description Pearson, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0135028922