This book brings together some of the world's foremost literacy scholars to discuss how research influences what teachers actually do in the classroom. Chapters describe the current state of knowledge about such key topics as decoding, vocabulary, comprehension, digital literacies, reading disabilities, and reading reform. At the same time, the authors offer a unique "inside view" of their own research careers key personal and professional influences, how their research agendas took shape, and what they see as the most important questions currently facing the field. The book honors the contributions of Isabel Beck, who has achieved tremendous success in translating research into widely used instructional practices.
Bringing Words to Life has enlivened the classrooms of hundreds of thousands of teachers. Responding to readers' success stories, practical questions, and requests for extended examples, this ideal volume picks up where Bringing Words to Life left off. The authors present additional tools, tips, and detailed explanations of such questions as which words to teach, when and how to teach them, and how to adapt instruction for English language learners. They provide specific instructional sequences, including assessments, for grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12, as well as interactive lesson planning resources. Invaluable appendices feature a quick-reference menu of instructional activities and a comprehensive list of children's books and stories with suggested Tier Two words for study.
In Journeys of Wonder, the stories, poems, and articles will take you to many exciting places. You will meet many unusual characters and read about interesting facts. Some stories might even make you laugh out loud. You can learn something new on every reading journey. As you read this book, you will learn to be a better reader.
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