Classrooms That Work: They Can All Read and Write

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Allyn and Bacon, 2003 - Education - 286 pages
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Literacy Education for all students -- from the authors teachers trust!
  • Integrates phonics and literature-based reading and process writing instruction for a balanced approach to teaching literacy.
  • Contains innovative ideas for supporting the most at risk students.
  • Emphasizes the integration of literacy with science and social studies instruction.
  • Discusses strategies and techniques for fostering children's use of decoding and comprehension strategies, and includes workable, practical strategies and activities to use in the classroom.
  • Includes a variety of whole-class and small group plans which teachers use to provide support for struggling readers and challenges for advanced readers. Found in a new Chapter on Multi-level instruction (ch. 5) .

Celebrated authors Patricia Cunningham and Dick Allington bring the issue of literacy education to the fore as they discuss an integrative approach to literacy-based on the simple but true idea that the more children read and write, the better they will read and write.

Patricia M. Cunningham is a professor of Education at Wake Forest University. She has authored and co-authored several books promoting literacy, including Phonics They Use: Words For Reading And Writing, Reading And Writing In Elementary Classrooms: Strategies And Observations, Schools That Work: Where All Children Read and Write, and Classrooms That Work: They Can All Read And Write.

Richard L. Allingtonis the Fien Distinguished Professor of Education at the University of Florida, Gainesville. He was a co-recipient of the Albert J. Harris Award from the International Reading Association for his"contributions to the better understanding of reading and learning disabilities." Dick is also a past president of the National Reading Conference and has been elected to membership in the Reading Hall of Fame.

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User Review  - Dayla - Goodreads

What is not to love about this book? Really good information in this book. But Cunningham can be a bit irregular in presentation of ideas. They are not always presented sequentially. Having said that, some of the best techniques for teaching are contained in this book. Read full review

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User Review  - Anne - Goodreads

Patricia Cunningham is my resource! I was taught and do teach the 4 Blocks method. This is a great go to resource: highlight the heck out this book and go back to it every summer before school starts! Read full review

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Contents

Reading and Writing Real Things
1
Words
26
Comprehension
69
Copyright

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Patricia M. Cunningham is a professor of Education at Wake Forest University. She has authored and co-authored several books promoting literacy, including Phonics They Use: Words For Reading and Writing, Reading and Writing In Elementary Classrooms: Strategies and Observations, Schools That Work: Where All Children Read and Write, and Classrooms That Work: They Can All Read and Write.

Richard L. Allingtonis the Fien Distinguished Professor of Education at the University of Florida, Gainesville. He was a co-recipient of the Albert J. Harris Award from the International Reading Association for his "contributions to the better understanding of reading and learning disabilities". Dick is also a past president of the National Reading Conference and has been elected to membership in the Reading Hall of Fame.

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