Title

Literacy in Grades 4-8: Best Practices for a Comprehensive Program

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2014

Originally Published In

(3rd ed.). Scottsdale, AZ: Holcomb Hathaway, Publishers Inc.

Abstract

Comprehensive yet succinct and readable, Literacy in Grades 4-8, Third Edition offers a wealth of practical ideas to help preservice and practicing teachers create a balanced and comprehensive literacy program while exploring the core topics and issues of literacy in grades 4 through 8. It addresses teaching to standards; differentiating instruction for readers and writers; motivating students; using assessment to inform instruction; integrating technology into the classroom; working with English learners and struggling readers; and connecting with caregivers. Selected classroom strategies, procedures, and activities represent the most effective practices according to research and the many outstanding classroom teachers who were observed and interviewed for the book.