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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, 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 advice, twelve chapters target the following literacy components: word study and fluency (including spelling), vocabulary, reading comprehension, reading and writing connections, and oral language and formal speaking. Also addressed are strategies for encouraging literacy in content areas such as language arts and history, differentiating instruction for students with special needs (including English language learners), fostering literacy outside the classroom, and involving parents and the community.

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