Printer Friendly
The Free Library
22,728,043 articles and books

Literacy in grades 4-8; best practices for a comprehensive program, 2d ed.


Literacy in grades 4-8; best practices for a comprehensive program, 2d ed.

Cecil, Nancy Lee and Joan P. Gipe.

Holcomb Hathaway, Pub.


450 pages




Cecil (teacher education, California State U., Sacramento) and Gipe (Walden University Walden University is a private, for-profit, specialized distance learning institution of higher learning. Headquartered in the Mills District in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Walden University embraces a post-baccalaureate educational system. , Minneapolis) present the second edition of this rich resource for teachers of grades 4-8 working on their literacy curriculum. Combining theory and strategy with activities for the classroom, case studies, assessment matrices, and troubleshooting Troubleshooting is a form of problem solving. It is the systematic search for the source of a problem so that it can be solved. Troubleshooting is often a process of elimination - eliminating potential causes of a problem.  advice, twelve chapters target the following literacy components: word study and fluency (including spelling), vocabulary, reading comprehension Reading comprehension can be defined as the level of understanding of a passage or text. For normal reading rates (around 200-220 words per minute) an acceptable level of comprehension is above 75%. , reading and writing connections, and oral language and formal speaking. Also addressed are strategies for encouraging literacy in content areas such as language arts language arts
The subjects, including reading, spelling, and composition, aimed at developing reading and writing skills, usually taught in elementary and secondary school.
 and history, differentiating instruction for students with special needs (including English language English language, member of the West Germanic group of the Germanic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages (see Germanic languages). Spoken by about 470 million people throughout the world, English is the official language of about 45 nations.  learners), fostering literacy outside the classroom, and involving parents and the community.

([c]20082005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR)
COPYRIGHT 2008 Book News, Inc.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2008 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

 Reader Opinion




Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Reference & Research Book News
Article Type:Brief article
Date:Aug 1, 2008
Previous Article:Ground truth; the future of U.S. land power.
Next Article:Online journalism; principles and practices of news for the Web, 2d ed.

Related Articles
Reading assessment; principles and practices for elementary teachers; 2d ed.
Ladders to literacy; a kindergarten activity book, 2d ed.
The United States; a brief narrative history, 2d ed.
Speech, language, and hearing programs in schools; a guide for students and practitioners, 2d ed.
Favorite children's authors and illustrators, 2d ed.; 8v.
Literacy for the new millennium; 4v.
Differentiated Reading Instruction: Strategies for Primary Grades.
Acts of teaching; how to teach writing; a text, a reader, a narrative, 2d ed.
Best practices in adolescent literacy instruction.
Focus on literacy; effective content teachers for the middle grades.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2014 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters