Reading Process And Practice by Constance WeaverReading Process And Practice by Constance Weaver

Reading Process And Practice

byConstance Weaver

Paperback | April 26, 2002

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Reading Process and Practice, since its original publication in 1988, has helped countless preservice and practicing teachers better understand the reading process and translate it into classroom practice–so much so that the book has become the essential guide for teachers. Now, internationally recognized researcher and educator Constance Weaver has thoroughly updated her book. Clarifying theory with explanations and examples, as always, Weaver incorporates especially timely information–accurate data, informed critique, and results of often-ignored research–to help teachers counteract government and corporate intrusion into classrooms. Effective instruction stems from a sensitive, informed response to students' needs; the aim of this book is to help teachers achieve that goal.

To that end, Weaver has written five new chapters on assessing and helping readers–enough information to do miscue analysis successfully, to develop a reader profile, and to carry out instructional support for individual readers. To make the book accessible to both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as to new and veteran teachers, she has included definitions and concepts that are repeated throughout the book to provide multiple entry points into key understandings and issues. A new chapter describes what a comprehensive literacy program might include and how it might be structured, while practical chapters flesh out specific components of such a program. Finally, the book is designed so that teachers and teacher educators can cluster chapters in alternative orderings, depending upon the literacy programs in which they teach or the nature of the courses they are teaching.

And there's another new and special addition. An associated website contains an extensive bibliography compiled and annotated by first-grade teacher Catherine Compton-Lilly. Numerous sections cover topics that range from being a teacher, choosing books for children, and working with parents to teaching reading in elementary, middle, and high school.

Title:Reading Process And PracticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 9.5 × 7.5 × 0.75 inPublished:April 26, 2002Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0325003777

ISBN - 13:9780325003771

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Table of Contents

1. Definitions of Reading: They Make a Difference
2. Schemas and Transactions in the Reading Process
3. Contexts and Strategies in the Reading Process
4. What Miscues Tell Us About Reading and Readers: Reciprocal Insights
5. Word Perception in the Reading Process
6. Understanding What Miscues Can Tell Us About Readers’ Strategies
7. Analyzing Miscues and Looking for Patterns
8. Developing a Reader Profile: From Assessment to Instruction
9. Revaluing Readers, Retrospective Miscue Analysis, and Other Strategies for Helping Readers
10. Addressing Students’ Needs in a Comprehensive Literacy Program
11. Reading Research from Differing Perspectives
12. Designing a Comprehensive Literacy Program
13. Research on Learning and Teaching Phonics
14. Teaching Comprehension Strategies and Phonics Skills
15. Foundations for Universal Literacy, M. Moustafa