Table of Contents

Brief Table of Contents

 

1. Approaches to Teaching Reading

2. The Social and Cultural Contexts for Teaching All Children to Read

3. What Reading Teachers Need to Know About Language

4. Emergent Literacy

5. Phonics and Word Knowledge

6. Helping Readers Build Fluency

7. The Importance of Vocabulary Development

8. Reading Comprehension, Part I: Making Sense of Literature

9. Reading Comprehension, Part II: Understanding and Learning with Informational Texts

10. Critical Thinking and Critical Literacy

11. Teaching Children to Spell and Write

12. Assessing Literacy

13. Integrating Language and Literacy Instruction Across the Grades

14. Models and Strategies for Teaching ESL and for Teaching Reading in the Mother Tongue

 

Appendix A: Addressing the Common Core Standards

Appendix B: Teach It! Instructional Activities

References

Glossary

Name Index

Subject Index

 

Detailed Table of Contents

 

1. Approaches to Teaching Reading

       Why Does Literacy Matter?

       How Well Do Children in the United States Read?

       Components of Reading Ability

       Phases of Reading Development

       The Recent History of Reading Instruction: How We Got Where We Are

 

2. The Social and Cultural Contexts for Teaching All Children to Read

       The Social Contexts of Literacy

       Planning for a Literate Classroom

       Meeting the Literacy Needs of All Children

       Response to Intervention (RTI)

       Finding the Books and Materials They Want to Read

 

3. What Reading Teachers Need to Know About Language

       Phonology: The Sounds of English

       Morphology: How English Words Are Built

       Vocabulary: Words and Their Meanings

       Syntax: Ordering and Inflecting Classes of Words

       Text Structure

 

4. Emergent Literacy

       What Is Emergent Literacy?

       Language-Based Learning and Emergent Literacy

       Print-Based Learning and Emergent Literacy

       Comprehensive Strategies to Nurture Emergent Literacy

       Teaching Specific Skills

       Environmental Strategies to Support

       Emergent Literacy

       Involving Families in Emergent Literacy

 

5. Phonics and Word Knowledge

       What Is Phonics? What Is Word Knowledge?

       Words as Wholes: The Logographic Phase

       Letter-by-Letter Reading: The Alphabetic Phase

       Chunking: The Orthographic Phase

       Meaningful Word Parts: The Morphological Phase

       Word Histories and Families: The Derivational Phase

       Helping Students Read Words in Context

 

6. Helping Readers Build Fluency

       Fluency in Reading

       Modeling Fluent Oral Reading

       Supporting Children’s Reading for Fluency

       Practicing Fluency With and Without the Teacher’s Guidance

       Embedding Repeated Reading in Performance

 

7. The Importance of Vocabulary Development

       What Is Vocabulary?

       What Does the Research Say About Vocabulary?

       Teaching Vocabulary

       Teaching Strategies for Independent Word Learning

 

8. Reading Comprehension, Part 1: Making Sense of Literature

       How Students Understand Literature

       Teaching for Comprehension: General Strategies

       Teaching for Comprehension: Specific Skills

       Close Reading

       Assessing Comprehension

 

9. Reading Comprehension, Part II: Understanding and Learning with Informational Texts

       Characteristics of Informational Texts

       Understanding How Readers Comprehend Informational Texts

       Teaching Students to Use Features of Informational Texts

       Teaching with Informational Texts

       Classrooms That Develop Independent Learners

 

10. Critical Thinking and Critical Literacy

       Critical Thinking and Critical Literacy

       Looking Critically at Works of Literature

       Thinking Critically About Texts Other Than Stories

       Teaching Strategies for Critical Thinking

 

11. Teaching Children to Spell and Write

       Spelling Development and Assessment

       Teaching Children to Spell

       A Writing Process in Five Parts

       Writing in Different Genres

       Assessment of Writing

       Writing to Learn

 

12. Assessing Literacy

       What Is Assessment and Why Do We Assess?

       Approaches to Assessment

       Terms Used in Testing

       Assessing Emergent Readers

       Assessing Beginning Readers and Beyond

       Other Uses of Assessment

 

13. Integrating Language and Literacy Instruction Across the Grades

       Teaching Print Concepts and Phonological Awareness in Context

       Teaching Phonics in Context

       Teaching Morphology in Context

       Teaching Grammar in Context

       Teaching Text Structure

 

14. Models and Strategies for Teaching ESL and for Teaching Reading in the Mother Tongue

       Options for Teaching the English Language Learner

       Major Principles of Second-Language Acquisition

       Instructional Strategies for Second-Language Acquisition

       Options for Teaching the English Language Learner to Read

       Mother Tongue Support in the Bilingual Classroom

 

Appendix A: Addressing the Common Core Standards

Appendix B: Teach It! Instructional Activities

References

Glossary

Name Index

Subject Index