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Cases of Successful Literacy Teachers


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April 2010 | 248 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Cases of Successful Literacy Teachers is a supplemental text that can be used in a variety of literacy courses. The case studies focus on teachers and schools from a multitude of communities, including Blue Ribbon Schools and Reading First Schools, and on National Board Certified teachers. The vignettes and cases include students from diverse racial, linguistic, and socio-economic backgrounds, located in urban, rural, and suburban settings.
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgements
 
1. Introduction: Learning from Successful Literacy Teachers
Discussion of IRA’s Excellent Reading Teachers

 
 
2. Guiding Students Literacy Success
Focus Questions

 
Reading Research to Know

 
Inside the Classroom: Hawthorne Elementary School, Madison, Wisconsin

 
Summary of Strategies Used

 
Case for Exploration: Hawthorne Elementary School, Madison, Wisconsin

 
Concluding Thoughts

 
Terms to Know

 
Research that Works

 
Websites

 
 
3. Oral Language Development
Focus Questions

 
Reading Research to Know

 
Inside the Classroom: A. Doyle Elementary School, Fresno, California

 
Summary of Strategies Used

 
Case for Exploration: A. Doyle Elementary School, California

 
Concluding Thoughts

 
Terms to Know

 
Research that Works

 
Websites

 
 
4. Early Literacy Development
Focus Questions

 
Reading Research to Know

 
Inside the Classroom: Springview Elementary School, Miami Springs, Florida

 
Summary of Strategies Used

 
Case for Exploration: Masson Elementary School, Lorain, Ohio

 
Concluding Thoughts

 
Terms to Know

 
Research that Works

 
Websites

 
 
5. Vocabulary Development
Focus Questions

 
Reading Research to Know

 
Inside the Classroom: Chinn Elementary, Parkhill, Missouri

 
Summary of Strategies

 
Case for Exploration: Chinn Elementary, Parkhill, Missouri

 
Concluding Thoughts

 
Terms to Know

 
Research that Works

 
Websites

 
 
6. Comprehending Text
Focus Questions

 
Reading Research to Know

 
Inside the Classroom: Baggaley Elementary School, Latrobe, Pennsylvania

 
Summary of Strategies Used

 
 
Case for Exploration: Baggaley Elementary School, Latrobe, Pennsylvania
Concluding Thoughts

 
Terms to Know

 
Research that Works

 
Websites

 
 
7. Development of Written Communication
Focus Questions

 
Reading Research to Know

 
Inside the Classroom: Alice Carlson Applied Learning Center, Fort Worth, Texas

 
Summary of Strategies

 
Case for Exploration: Bruce Shulkey Elementary School, Fort Worth, Texas

 
Concluding Thoughts

 
Terms to Know

 
Research that Works

 
Websites

 
 
8. Literacy Across the Curriculum: Strategy Instruction in the Content Areas
Focus Questions

 
Reading Research to Know

 
Inside the Classroom: Thurgood Marshall Elementary School, Buffalo, New York

 
Summary of Strategies Used

 
Case for Exploration: P.S. #17 Buffalo, New York

 
Concluding Thoughts

 
Terms to Know

 
Research that Works

 
Websites

 
 
Glossary
 
Index
 
About the Authors
 
About the Contributors

For instructors

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