The Fundamentals Of Literacy Instruction And Assessment, Pre-k-6 by Martha HougenThe Fundamentals Of Literacy Instruction And Assessment, Pre-k-6 by Martha Hougen

The Fundamentals Of Literacy Instruction And Assessment, Pre-k-6

byMartha HougenEditorSusan Smartt

Hardcover | April 3, 2012

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For future literacy teachers just beginning their professional education, nothing's more important than the first core text that builds their foundation for classroom success. That's why every preservice teacher should start with this introductory reading textbook, ideal for teaching fundamental literacy skills to students in pre-Kââ¬"Grade 6.

Based on cutting-edge research, best practices, and the newest professional standards, this core literacy textbook is a must for tomorrow's teachers because it

  • Focuses on pre-Kââ¬"Grade 6—critical years for mastering the basics of literacy and becoming a successful reader

  • Covers every key element of reading: oral language, phonemic awareness, phonics, alphabetic principle, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, handwriting, spelling, and writing

  • Fully explains the new Common Core State Standardsand links them explicitly with each key reading component

  • Highlights best assessment practicesfor each reading component and makes clear connections between assessment and effective instruction

  • Weaves RTI guidance throughout, so teachers can implement this highly effective model in their own classrooms

  • Includes contributions from highly respected expertsin reading instruction

  • Advances differentiated instruction and inclusion, with guidance on teaching struggling students and English language learners

  • Prepares educators for the real world of teaching, with ready-to-use tips on addressing all the elements of reading instruction in their allotted classroom time

  • Examines current legislation, including the reauthorization of the Early and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and what it means for classroom instruction

Expertly organized and student-friendly, this practical text makes complex material easy to learn with case studies and classroom examples, scripted demonstrations of lessons, in-class exercises, chapter objectives, glossary terms, engaging photos, and short summaries of key information. And each chapter includes sample assignments ideal for tutors or student teachers, so they can immediately translate their knowledge into effective instruction.

The essential first step in every reading teacher's professional preparation, this accessible textbook lays a solid foundation for future coursework—and for a successful career of shaping confident, competent readers.


Please downloadReplacement Table 4.1. Guide to pronunciation of English sounds, from page 59, Fundamentals of Literacy Instruction and Assesment, Pre-K-6.

Martha Hougen, the principal investigator of the College and Career Readiness Initiative: English/Language Arts Faculty Collaborative. Hougen's recent work focuses on improving preservice teacher education by providing university teacher educators with ongoing professional development and collaborative opportunities. She has wo...
Title:The Fundamentals Of Literacy Instruction And Assessment, Pre-k-6Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:April 3, 2012Publisher:Brookes PublishingLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

About the Editors

  1. Becoming an Effective Literacy Teacher
    Martha Hougen

  2. The Essential Components of Literacy Instruction
    Martha Hougen

  3. Oral Language and Listening Skills Development in Early Childhood
    Christie Cavanaugh

  4. Phonological Awareness: A Critical Foundation for Beginning Reading
    Stephanie Al Otaiba & Martha Hougen

  5. Effective Phonics Instruction
    Martha Hougen & Stephanie Al Otaiba

  6. Beginning Handwriting, Spelling, and Composition Instruction
    Suzanne Carreker

  7. The Common Core State Standards and Text Complexity
    Elfrieda H. Hiebert

  8. Reading Fluency Assessment and Instruction
    Jan Hasbrouck & Martha Hougen

  9. What's Important to Know about Words of Written Language
    Elfrieda H. Hiebert

  10. Vocabulary Growth, Assessment, and Instruction
    Martha Hougen & Susan M. Ebbers

  11. Comprehension, Grades Kââ¬"3
    Darcy Dycha

  12. Comprehension, Grades 4ââ¬"6
    Stephen Ciullo & Colleen Reutebuch

  13. Strategic and Meaningful Writing Instruction for Elementary Students
    Natalie G. Olinghouse & Joshua Wilson

  14. Disciplinary Literacy
    Kristie Hotchkiss & Susan M. Smartt

  15. Current Laws, Policies, Initiatives, Common Core State Standards, and Response to Intervention
    Susan M. Smartt

  16. Putting It All Together in Your Classroom
    Heather Haynes

  17. 10 Tips for Becoming an Effective Teacher
    Martha Hougen & Susan M. SmarttAppendix A
    Appendix B
    Appendix C
    Appendix D
    Appendix E: Glossary