Best Practices in Literacy Instruction

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Lesley Mandel Morrow, Linda B. Gambrell, Michael Pressley
Guilford Press, 2003 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 358 pages
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Now in a revised and updated second edition, this bestselling book guides teachers in providing effective, engaging literacy instruction that meets the challenges of today's legislative mandates. Identified are principles of best practice that reflect cutting-edge scientific research as well as decades of hands-on classroom experience, and that were cited in the International Reading Association's 2002 position paper on evidence-based reading instruction. Leading researchers and practitioners review the latest findings on key areas of instruction and translate the research into easy-to-implement teaching strategies and ideas. Including updated coverage of early literacy, phonics, comprehension, assessment, adolescent literacy, and more, the second edition also features essential new chapters on vocabulary and fluency instruction.

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Lesley Mandel Morrow, PhD, is Professor in the Department of Learning and Teaching, Graduate School of Education, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and past president of the International Reading Association.

Linda B. Gambrell, PhD, is Professor and Director of the School of Education at Clemson University. Prior to coming to Clemson University, she was Associate Dean for Research at the University of Maryland, where she taught graduate and undergraduate reading and language arts courses. Widely recognized for her research and teaching, she has published numerous articles and books. She began her career as an elementary classroom teacher and reading specialist.
  Michael Pressley, PhD (deceased), was University Distinguished Professor, Director of the Doctoral Program in Teacher Education, and Director of the Literacy Achievement Research Center at Michigan State University. An expert on effective elementary literacy instruction, he was the author or editor of more than 300 journal articles, chapters, and books. Dr. Pressley was the recipient of the 2004 E. L. Thorndike Award (American Psychological Association, Division 15), the highest award given for career research accomplishment in educational psychology.

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