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Literacy

  • The Power of Peers in the Classroomby Karen R. Harris; Lynn Meltzer

    Guilford Publications 2015; US$ 35.00

    Peer support and social relationships have a tremendous influence on development, motivation, and achievement for all students, including struggling learners and those with disabilities. This highly practical book is one of the few resources available to guide classroom teachers and special educators in the application of peer-assisted instructional... more...

  • Excellence and Equity in Literacy Educationby William E. Tunmer; James W. Chapman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    Despite several efforts by the New Zealand government in the 1990s this book suggests that their national literacy strategy has failed to reduce the literacy achievement gap. The major contributing factors are examined and alternative effective strategies are suggested to achieve excellence and equity in New Zealand's literacy education. more...

  • Assessment for Reading Instruction, Third Editionby Michael C. McKenna; Katherine A. Dougherty Stahl

    Guilford Publications 2015; US$ 42.00

    This trusted teacher guide and widely adopted text provides a comprehensive conceptual framework and hands-on practical tools for reading assessment. The authors present a clear roadmap for evaluating K-8 students' strengths and weaknesses in each of the basic competencies that good readers need to master. Teachers learn how to select, administer,... more...

  • Dead White Guysby Matt Burriesci

    Cleis Press Start 2015; US$ 16.95

    Dead White Guys is a timely defense of the great books, arriving in the middle of a national debate about the fate of these books in high schools and universities around the country. Burriesci shows how the great books can enrich our lives as individuals, as citizens, and in our careers. Extending the argument first made by Anna Quinndlen's on... more...

  • Reading the Web, Second Editionby Elizabeth Dobler; Maya B. Eagleton; Donald J. Leu

    Guilford Publications 2015; US$ 36.00

    Today's students need to know how to locate, comprehend, evaluate, and use online information efficiently and effectively. This widely used teacher guide and course text provides a framework for maximizing students' critical, creative use of the Web in grades 3-8. Research-based strategies for instruction and assessment across the content areas are... more...

  • Literacy Work in the Reign of Human Capitalby Evan Watkins

    Fordham University Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    In recent years, a number of books in the field of literacy research have addressed the experiences of literacy users or the multiple processes of learning literacy skills in a rapidly changing technological environment. In contrast to these studies, this book addresses the subjects of literacy. In other words, it is about how literacy workers are... more...

  • The Reading Specialist, Third Editionby Rita M. Bean

    Guilford Publications 2015; US$ 38.00

    A trusted practitioner guide and course text, this book provides a complete introduction to the multiple roles of the reading specialist in grades PreK-12. Rita M. Bean offers evidence-based best practices for working with struggling readers; supporting teachers through professional development and coaching; planning curricula; assessing at the individual,... more...

  • Comprehension Instruction, Third Editionby Sheri R. Parris; Kathy Headley; Lesley Mandel Morrow

    Guilford Publications 2015; US$ 45.00

    All key issues of research and practice in comprehension instruction are addressed in this highly regarded professional resource and course text. Leading scholars examine the processes that enable students to make meaning from what they read--and how this knowledge can be applied to improve teaching at all grade levels. Best practices for meeting... more...

  • Video Reflection in Literacy Teacher Education and Developmentby Evan Ortlieb; Mary McVee; Lynn Shanahan

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2015; US$ 92.95

    Within education there is a growing body of research focused on the use of video as a mediational tool for reflection. The purpose of this volume is to bring together research and research-based practices from a wide array of literacy scholars and practitioners who are using video in educational research and teaching. more...

  • Developing Strategic Writers through Genre Instructionby Zoi A. Philippakos; Charles A. MacArthur

    Guilford Publications 2015; US$ 35.00

    The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) identify three essential writing genres narrative, persuasive, and informative. This highly practical guide offers a systematic approach to instruction in each genre, including ready-to-use lesson plans for grades 3-5. Grounded in research on strategy instruction and self-regulated learning, the book shows how... more...