Issues and Trends in Literacy Education

Series
Allyn & Bacon
Author
Richard D. Robinson / Kristin Conradi  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
5
Language
English
Total pages
336
Pub.-date
January 2011
ISBN13
9780132316415
ISBN
0132316412
Related Titles



Description

Well-respected authors Dick Robinson, Mike McKenna, and Kristin Conradi have compiled the opinions and positions of today's leading researchers and writers on many crucial aspects of reading and writing education-in a new edition that presents the most current information available.

 

In the new Fifth Edition of this widely popular book, pre-service and graduate in-service teachers at both the elementary and high school levels get the most up-to-date information available on all crucial aspects of reading and writing education from the expert educators at the forefront of the field. Dick Robinson, Mike McKenna, and Kristin Conradi have masterfully pulled together an all-new group of scrupulously researched articles on the topics of word recognition, fluency, comprehension, vocabulary, English learners, literacy coaching, adolescent literacy, technology and literacy, writing, and response to intervention. Robinson, McKenna, and Conradi start each chapter with an introduction to the leading issues currently being addressed by literacy educators at all levels of instruction and practice and then present the wide variety of opinions and positions drawn from some of today's leading researchers and writers in the field of literacy.

Features

·         This one-of-a-kind book presentsa wide variety of opinions and positions on many crucial aspects of reading and writing education.

 

·         The most current information available-from some of today's leaders in literacy education-is presented in scrupulously researched articles and readings. Educators get the latest information, from the leaders in the field, including contradicting arguments and viewpoints.

 

·         All of the material presented meets the NCATE/International Reading Association requirements for accreditation of graduate reading programs.

New to this Edition

·         NEW! Completely revised to include all new, current articles-providing the latest information on a variety of literacy topics.

 

·         NEW! Includes references to the latest literacy research-providing current access to current research studies.

 

·         NEW! Provides references to the latest teaching practices and procedures-current information that teachers can put to use in their classrooms.

 

·         NEW! Features the work of the most respected authors in the field of literacy, bringing readers up to date on who's doing and saying what about teaching reading and writing.

 

·         NEW! Includes a new chapter on English as a second language, presenting the latest thinking in this important area.

 

·         NEW! Includes a new chapter on technology and literacy education, presenting the latest thinking in this important area.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Word Recognition

History of Phonics Instruction

Barbara J. Walker

 

Chapter 2 Fluency

What Is Fluent Reading and Why Is It Important?

Melanie R. Kuhn

Teaching Reading Fluency to Struggling Readers: Method, Materials, and Evidence

Tim Rasinski, Susan Homan, and Marie Biggs

One-Minute Fluency Measures

Theresa A. Deeney

 

Chapter 3 Comprehension

Reading through a Disciplinary Lens

Connie Juel, Heather Hebard, Julie Park Haubner, and Meredith Moran

Reading Comprehension Instruction: Focus on Content or Strategies?

Margaret G. McKeown, Isabel L. Beck, and Ronette G. K. Blake

Increasing Opportunities to Acquire Knowledge through Reading

Gina N. Cervitti, Carolyn A. Jaynes, and Elfrieda H. Hiebert

 

Chapter 4 Vocabulary

Vocabulary Development during Read-alouds: Primary practices

Karen J. Kindle

The Vocabulary-rich Classroom

Holly B. Lane and Stephanie Arriaza Allen

Closing the Vocabulary Gap

Jane L. David

 

Chapter 5 English Learners

Improving Achievement for English Learners: Conclusions from Recent Reviews and Emerging Research

Claude Goldenberg

Supporting Content Learning for English Learners

Eurydice B. Bauer, Patrick C. Manyak, Crystal Cook

 

Chapter 6 Literacy Coaching

What Matters for Elementary Literacy Coaching? Guiding Principles of Instructional Improvement and Students Achievement

Susan L'Allier, Laurie Elish-Piper, and Rita M. Bean

Models of Coaching

Michael C. McKenna and Sharon Walpole

 

Chapter 7 Adolescent Literacy

The Adolescent in Adolescent Literacy

Thomas W. Bean and Helen Harper

The Literacy Needs of Adolescents in Their Own Words

Sharon M. Pitcher, Gilda Martinez, Elizabeth A. Dicembre, Darleen Fewster, and

Montana K. McCormick

 

Chapter 8 Technology

21st-Century Literacies: A Policy Research Brief

National Council of Teachers of English

Rethinking Online Reading Assessment

Julie Coiro

 

Chapter 9 Writing

What Is Happening in the Teaching of Writing?

Arthur N. Applebee and Judith A. Langer

Issues and Trends in Writing

Michael T. Moore

 

Chapter 10 Response to Intervention

Response to Intervention (RTI): What Every Reading Teacher Should Know

Eric E. M. Mesmer & Heidi Ann Mesmer

Rethinking Response to Intervention at Middle and High School

Lynn S. Fuchs, Donald Fuchs, and Donald L. Compton

Back Cover

In the new Fifth Edition of this widely popular book, well-respected authors Dick Robinson, Mike McKenna, and Kristin Conradi have masterfully compiled the opinions and positions of today's leading researchers and writers on many crucial aspects of reading and writing education-presenting the most current information available.

 

The scrupulously researched articles and readings cover the topics of word recognition, fluency, comprehension, vocabulary, English learners, literacy coaching, adolescent literacy, technology and literacy, writing, and response to intervention. At the beginning of each chapter, the authors provide an introduction to the leading issues currently being addressed and then present the wide variety of opinions and positions drawn from some of today's leading researchers and writers in the field of literacy.

 

This new edition . . .

 

·         Is completely revised to include all new, current articles.

 

·         Includes references to the latest literacy research.

 

·         Provides references to the latest teaching practices and procedures.

 

·         Features the work of the most respected authors in the field of literacy.

 

·         Includes a new chapter featuring the latest information on English as a second language.

 

·         Includes a new chapter presenting the latest thinking on technology and literacy education.

Author

Richard D. Robinson is Professor of Literacy Education at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is the author of 10 books and numerous articles on many areas of literacy development. His national prominence in the field of literacy has been acknowledged through many awards, such as the William H. Byler Distinguished Professor Award..

Michael C. McKenna is Thomas G. Jewell Professor of Reading at the University of Virginia.  He has authored, coauthored, or edited 21 books and more than 100 articles, chapters, and technical reports on a range of literacy topics.

Kristin Conradi is a doctoral candidate at the University of Virginia. She has taught literacy in kindergarten, second, and fourth grades in high-poverty, inner city schools, and she has worked as a reading specialist in grades K-3. She has served as a clinician in the McGuffey Reading Clinic, where she has worked extensively with young children who suffer from severe reading problems.

Reader Review(s)

“I WILL CONTINUE TO ADOPT THE TEXT BECAUSE IT'S THE ONLY ONE OF ITS KIND.” Michael Moore

 

“Students seem to find the text useful for learning about each area. It isn't just    repetitious description of a topic. Instead, there are different points of view and ways to consider them.” Carolyn Ann Walker