Based on real-life case scenarios, this book is a reliable source of information of hands-on strategies, useful in planning literacy lessons that teach word recognition, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing to students in grades 1-6. All of the strategies presented address literacy strengths and/or learners' needs-many are adaptable for use with all learners, regardless of age, grade, or special needs.
Using illustrative examples from authentic reading passages, this book comprehensive covers the following topics: creating successful literacy lessons; word recognition strategies; vocabulary strategies; comprehension strategies; and writing strategies.
Appropriate for all educators of grammar school-age children, this book is also a useful resource for those who teach ESL, Continuing Education courses, and parents that wish to apply these strategies for successful home study.
Strategies are modeled through authentic text--Users are shown, not "told", how to provide scaffolding.
A matrix for strategy selection is provided on the end covers and each strategy offers quick access to information in the "Strategy at a Glance" box at the beginning of each strategy--Users are able to quickly navigate the book for appropriate strategies for grade levels and literacy competencies.
PART I Creating Successful Literacy Lessons.
PART II Word Recognition Strategies.
PART III Vocabulary Strategies.
PART IV Comprehension Strategies.
PART V Writing Strategies.