Literacy in the Middle Grades: Teaching Reading And Writing To Fourth Through Eighth Graders

Paperback | September 15, 2009

byGail E. Tompkins

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Written with teachers in grades 4 through 8 in mind, Literacy in the Middle Grades has been crafted to answer the questions of teachers working with young adolescents. By addressing the realities of teaching in the middle grades — the changing needs of adolescents; the increasing diversity in the classroom; the constantly changing technology available to teachers; the newest federal, state, and curricular demands — this thoroughly applied new edition situates literacy instruction in the contemporary classroom to help new and experienced teachers help young adolescents develop strong literacy skills.

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Written with teachers in grades 4 through 8 in mind, Literacy in the Middle Grades has been crafted to answer the questions of teachers working with young adolescents. By addressing the realities of teaching in the middle grades — the changing needs of adolescents; the increasing diversity in the classroom; the constantly changing tech...

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Written with classroom teachers in mind, Literacy in the Middle Grades, 2e has been crafted to answer the questions of teachers working with young adolescents. By addressing the realities of teaching in grades four through eight— the changing needs of young adolescents; the increasing diversity in the classroom; the constantly changing...

AUTHOR INFORMATION Gail E. Tompkins is Professor Emerita at California State University, Fresno. She regularly works with teachers in their fourth through eighth-grade classrooms and leads staff-development programs on reading and writing. Dr. Tompkins was inducted into the California Reading Association's Reading Hall of Fame in rec...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 9.9 × 7.9 × 0.8 inPublished:September 15, 2009Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0132348497

ISBN - 13:9780132348492

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Literacy in the 21st Century  

1 Becoming an Effective Literacy Teacher 

2 Examining the Reading and Writing Processes  

3 Assessing Literacy Learning 

4 Differentiating Instruction

 

Part 2:  Powerful Teaching  

5 Eliminating Obstacles to Fluency

6 Expanding Academic Vocabulary 

7 Promoting Comprehension: Reader Factors

8 Promoting Comprehension: Text Factors

9 Teaching Writing

 

Part 3:  Effective Instructional Programs  

10 Teaching with Trade Books

11 Teaching with Textbooks

12 Using Literacy in the Content Areas

 

Part 4:  Compendium of Instructional Procedures

 

 

 

 

 

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Response from the Field…   Literacy does look different with middle to upper grades students. This teaches readers about the essential ingredients in a balanced reading and writing program, then it demonstrates what each piece would look like and gives a “here’s how you do it” example. The what, why, and how of a literacy program are clearly presented. Carol J. Fuhler, Iowa State  University   The compendium is a great feature! The way it’s referenced in the text is also good — it shows students how the various methods and strategies can play out in the actual classroom. Laura Pardo, Michigan State University   The organization of the text is excellent. The text does a most effective job of helping future teachers understand what literacy is and how to help students achieve literacy. Hollis Lowery-Moore, Lamar  University