Helping Children Learn to Read by Lyndon W. Searfoss
Creating a Classroom Literacy Environment (4th Edition)

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This K-8 methods book shows how to implement a balanced classroom literacy program that is child-centered and print rich with reading at the core. Helping Children Learn to Read presents, in a clear, readable style, the current theories and techniques for creating a literacy program in elementary grades. There is strong coverage of the role of the basal reader and how to modify its use; the whole language perspective and an integrated language arts curriculum; a teaching-strategies orientation to decoding, vocabulary, comprehension, studying, and writing; plus extensive discussion of emergent literacy, multicultural literature, metacognition, and holistic assessment. For anyone interested in elementary reading methods.


About Lyndon W. Searfoss

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Nell K. Duke, EdD, is Associate Professor of Teacher Education and Learning, Technology, and Culture at Michigan State University, East Lansing. Her research focuses on early literacy development, particularly among children living in urban poverty. Her specific areas of expertise include the development of informational literacies in young children, comprehension teaching and learning in early schooling, approaches to addressing the needs of struggling reader/n-/writers, and issues of equity in literacy education. She has used a variety of research methodologies in her own work and teaches courses on research design. Dr. Duke has a strong interest in the preparation of educational researchers and has published and presented on this topic. Marla H. Mallette, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Literacy Education at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Her research interests include literacy teacher education, literacy instruction and learning with students of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and the convergence of early literacy and technology. She is very interested in research methodologies and has used various methodologies in her own work. Dr. Mallette has also published and presented on literacy research methodologies and the preparation of literacy researchers.
Published July 30, 2000 by Pearson. 406 pages
Genres: Education & Reference. Non-fiction