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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Contents

The Problem and Some Failed Solutions
1
CHALEJL Reading and Writing Real Things
20
Guiding Childrens ReadingThinking
47
Copyright

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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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