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Advanced literacy practices; from the clinic to the classroom.


Advanced literacy practices; from the clinic to the classroom.

Ed. by Evan Ortlieb and Earl H. Cheek.

Emerald Group Publishing


406 pages


Literacy research, practice and evaluation; v.2


Ortlieb (Monash U., Australia) and Cheek (Louisiana State U.) provide new and experienced educators and researchers with 19 chapters contributed by authors from the US, who describe the benefits and services provided by literacy clinics for youth experiencing difficulties in reading and writing. They detail the foundational, reading and writing, technological, and complementary elements of these clinics, highlighting techniques that can be applied in multiple settings, such as the clinic, classroom, or at home. They include information on assessment practices, elementary and secondary students, urban and multilingual students, and those with learning disabilities. They discuss the evolution of literacy clinics, creating a university-based literacy center, designing an off-campus clinic, creating a learning environment for struggling readers, vocabulary/comprehension-based models, fluency, building writing communities, preparing special educators to teach reading, preparing preservice teachers to differentiate instruction, using podcasts and reflective video pedagogy, mentoring, peer conferencing, collaboration within school-based clinics, and other topics. There is no index. Distributed in North America by Turpin Distribution.

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Date:Apr 1, 2013
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