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Literacy in the Early Grades: A Successful Start for Prek-4 Readers and Writers (with Myeducationlab) [With Myeducationlab]

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The third edition of Literacy in the Early Grades: A Successful Start for PreK-4 Readers and Writers   (with MyEducationLab) is the book that helps you get every student off to a successful start in literacy. Gail Tompkins, the leader in the field of literacy education, focuses her attention exclusively on the needs of students in PreKindergarten through Grade 4, and on the teachers who will prepare them for reading and writing success. With unsurpassed classroom application in the form of authentic classroom vignettes, student work samples, minilessons, assessment tools, video case studies, and the Compendium of Instructional Procedures, the third edition continues to cover the information new and experienced teachers need to know to teach literacy effectively, and follows this information with the specific strategies to use in the classroom to develop successful readers and writers in the primary grades.

 

Authentic Classroom Experience

  • Developmental Continuum features help you understand how to implement chapter concepts appropriately according to student development.
  • Spotlight features throughout the text give you in-depth information on literacy development, one remarkable student at a time.
  • Authentic vignettes, photos, and student artifacts throughout chapters ground concepts in real primary grades classrooms.

Teaching Tools

  • NEW! Reality Check: Time Management sections in chapters help you manage your time to better prepare primary grades students for literacy learning.
  • NEW! Nurturing English Learner sections in chapters focus on ways to scaffold students who are learning to read and write at the same time they’re learning to speak English.
  • NEW! PreK Practices notes throughout chapters draw your attention to the particular needs of preschoolers. These notes point to the most appropriate strategies and adaptations to meet the needs of the youngest literacy learners. 

Assessment and Evaluation

  • NEW! Assessment Tools in all chapters recommends specific tests and informal assessments to use to screen, diagnose, and monitor student progress.  
  • NEW! If Children Struggle features help you determine what to do after assessments to help primary grades students who continue to struggle with reading and writing.  

MyEducationLab

NEW! In the pages of this text you'll meet five second graders who are learning to read and write. You’re invited to go to the Literacy Portraits section of the MyEducationLab website to watch students and their inspiring teacher. There you’ll examine classroom footage and student artifacts that document a year-long case study of literacy learning. 

  • Literacy Portraits: Viewing Guide features in the text help you use the year long case study of five second grade students to apply chapter concepts like assessment, vocabulary instruction, word walls, and more.
  • Margin notes draw your attention to additional video and other online materials that will enrich your understanding of chapter concepts.

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Synopsis:

The third edition of Literacy in the Early Grades: A Successful Start for PreK-4 Readers and Writers   is the book that helps you get every student off to a successful start in literacy. Gail Tompkins, the leader in the field of literacy education, focuses her attention exclusively on the needs of students in PreKindergarten through Grade 4, and on the teachers who will prepare them for reading and writing success. With unsurpassed classroom application in the form of authentic classroom vignettes, student work samples, minilessons, assessment tools, video case studies, and the Compendium of Instructional Procedures, the third edition continues to cover the information new and experienced teachers need to know to teach literacy effectively, and follows this information with the specific strategies to use in the classroom to develop successful readers and writers in the primary grades.

 

MyEducationLab: In the pages of this text you'll meet five second graders who are learning to read and write. You’re invited to go to the Literacy Portraits section of the MyEducationLab website to watch students and their inspiring teacher. There you’ll examine classroom footage and student artifacts that document a year-long case study of literacy learning.  To receive access to MyEducationLab with this book, you must purchase the ISBN 0131381490.

 

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About the Author

Gail Tompkins   I’m a teacher, first and foremost.  I began my career as a first-grade teacher in Virginia in the 1970s.  I remember one first grader who cried as the first day of school was ending.  When I tried to comfort him, he sobbed accusingly, “I came to first grade to learn to read and write and you forgot to teach me.”  The next day, I taught that child and his classmates to read and write! We made a small patterned book about one of the stuffed animals in the classroom.  I wrote some of the words and the students supplied the others, and I duplicated copies of the book for each child.  We practiced reading it until everyone memorized our little book.  The children proudly took their books home to read to their parents. I’ve never forgotten that child’s comment and what it taught me:  Teachers must understand their students and meet their expectations.

            My first few years of teaching left me with more questions than answers, and I wanted to become a more effective teacher so I started taking graduate courses.  In time I earned a master’s degree and then a doctorate in Reading/Language Arts, both from Virginia Tech.  Through my graduate studies, I learned a lot of answers, but more importantly, I learned to keep on asking questions.

            Then I began teaching at the university level.  First I taught at Miami University in Ohio, then at the University of Oklahoma, and finally at California State University, Fresno. I’ve taught preservice teachers and practicing teachers working on master’s degrees, and I’ve directed doctoral dissertations. I’ve received awards for my teaching, including the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching at California State University, Fresno, and I was inducted into the California Reading Association’s Reading Hall of Fame. Throughout the years, my students have taught me as much as I taught them.  I’m grateful to all of them for what I’ve learned.            I’ve been writing college textbooks for more than 20 years, and I think of the books I write as teaching, too.  I’ll be teaching you as you read this text.  As I write a book, I try to anticipate the questions you might ask and provide that information.

Table of Contents

  1. Becoming an Effective Teacher of Reading
  2. Examining Children's Literacy Development
  3. Assessing Young Children's Literacy Development
  4. Cracking the Alphabetic Code
  5. Learning to Spell
  6. Developing Fluent Readers and Writers
  7. Expanding Children's Knowledge of Words
  8. Facilitating Children's Comprehension: Reader Factors
  9. Facilitating Children's Comprehension: Text Factors
  10. Scaffolding Children's Reading Development
  11. Scaffolding Children's Writing Development
  12. Integrating Reading and Writing Into Thematic Units

Compendium of Instructional Procedures

Product Details

ISBN:
9780131381490
Publisher:
Pearson
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - Reading
Author:
Tompkins, Gail E.
Subject:
Education-Teaching Reading and Writing
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20100219
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
10 x 8 x 0.8 in 767 gr

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Education » Teaching » Reading
Education » Teaching » Reading and Writing

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The third edition of Literacy in the Early Grades: A Successful Start for PreK-4 Readers and Writers   is the book that helps you get every student off to a successful start in literacy. Gail Tompkins, the leader in the field of literacy education, focuses her attention exclusively on the needs of students in PreKindergarten through Grade 4, and on the teachers who will prepare them for reading and writing success. With unsurpassed classroom application in the form of authentic classroom vignettes, student work samples, minilessons, assessment tools, video case studies, and the Compendium of Instructional Procedures, the third edition continues to cover the information new and experienced teachers need to know to teach literacy effectively, and follows this information with the specific strategies to use in the classroom to develop successful readers and writers in the primary grades.

 

MyEducationLab: In the pages of this text you'll meet five second graders who are learning to read and write. You’re invited to go to the Literacy Portraits section of the MyEducationLab website to watch students and their inspiring teacher. There you’ll examine classroom footage and student artifacts that document a year-long case study of literacy learning.  To receive access to MyEducationLab with this book, you must purchase the ISBN 0131381490.

 

0131381490 / 9780131381490 Literacy in the Early Grades: A Successful Start for PreK-4 Readers and Writers (with MyEducationLab)

Package consists of

0135140870 / 9780135140871 MyEducationLab — Access Card

0137027877 / 9780137027873 Literacy in the Early Grades: A Successful Start for PreK-4 Readers and Writers

 

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