Literacy for the 21st Century: A Balanced Approach: United States Edition (Myeducationlab)

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9780135028926: Literacy for the 21st Century: A Balanced Approach: United States Edition (Myeducationlab)

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!

Bonnie Armbruster

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.

Helen Hoffner

HolyFamilyUniversity

 

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.

PrestonVan Loon

IowaWesleyanCollege

 

This is a college textbook that all beginning teachers should keep through their early years of teaching and beyond. It’s an amazing resource.

Kristen Gehsmann

St.Michael’s College

 

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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

  • New! Be Strategic!: These features help you identify and teach the cognitive strategies successful readers and writers use. 
  • New! Nurturing English Learners: Expanded chapter sections focus on ways to scaffold students who are learning to read and write at the same time they’re learning to speak English.
  • New! Teaching Struggling Readers and Writers: Using recommendations drawn from research, these expanded features explain how to assist students who don’t meet grade-level standards.
  • New! Differentiating Instruction: A new chapter helps you understand how to vary instruction and provide interventions so that all students can be successful.  

Balancing Explicit Instruction with Genuine Application

  • Compendium of Instructional Procedures: This invaluable resource provides you with a bank of step-by-step, evidence-based, teaching strategies.
  • New! New Literacies: These new features describe ways to prepare students for the literacy demands of the 21st century’s digital information and communication technologies. 
  • Minilessons: These popular featurespresent clear, concise skill and strategy instruction, ready for you to take right into your classroom.
  • Booklists: These recommendations simplify your job of locating books to use in your classroom.   
  • Chapter opening vignettes and authentic student work: As signature features of the text, these classroom stories demonstrate how effective teachers balance explicit instruction with authentic application. 

Balancing Assessment and Instruction

  • New! Assessment. This strong chapter, placed early in the text, lays the groundwork for assessing students’ achievement and using the results to inform instruction.
  • Assessment Tools: These features recommend specific tests and informal assessments to use to screen, diagnose, and monitor students’ progress in reading and writing.

MyEducationLab

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. 

  • Literacy Portraits: Viewing Guide features in every chapter direct you to case study video demonstrating how students develop as readers and writers.
  • Margin Notes direct you to Building Teaching Skills activities that help you refine your knowledge and prepare to teach reading and writing.
  • End of Chapter features outline all the resources on this robust website for you to explore to deepen your understanding of chapter topics.
  • To order this book WITH MyEducationLab, use either ISBN:

    ISBN-13: 9780136101406

    ISBN-10: 0136101402

    To order this book WITHOUT MyEducationLab use either ISBN:

    ISBN-13: 9780135028926

    ISBN-10: 0135028922

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