Classrooms that Work: They Can All Read and Write

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Longman, 1999 - Education - 284 pages
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This extraordinary book by two of the best-known researchers in the field of reading education provides hands-on, practical, skill-based strategies for supporting basic literacy in all children. Starting with a fresh look at what has and hasn't worked, Cunningham and Allington lead readers through the basics of reading and writing instruction (including the best of the phonics-based approaches) in kindergarten, primary and intermediate classrooms to "Beyond The Classroom: Things Worth Fighting For". The second edition includes a new chapter with ideas for supporting the most struggling students; a greater emphasis on integrating instruction with science and social studies; new strategies for helping students decode big words; and more emphasis on ways to make instruction multilevel. This book should be on every teacher's shelf -- and every parent's nightstand.

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Good Information, easy read, centered around early childhood. Read full review

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Full of great suggestions for simple and effective reading and writing strategies. After reading this book I have a better understanding of what early grade teachers do to teach reading and writing. Read full review


The Problem and Some Failed Solutions
CHALEJL Reading and Writing Real Things
Guiding Childrens ReadingThinking

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About the author (1999)

Cunningham has taught in the elementary grades and is currently a professor at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC.

Richard Allington is the Irving and Rose Fien Professor of Education at the University of Florida. He is a past president of the National Reading Conference, a member of the Reading Hall of Fame, and recipient of numerous awards for his contributions to understanding reading difficulties. He is the author/coauthor of several books, including most recently What Really Matters for Struggling Readers: Designing Research-based Programs (Allyn & Bacon/Longman).

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