Synopses & Reviews
The tenth edition of Principles and Practices of Teaching Reading
continues its long tradition of presenting an authoritative, comprehensive, and practical approach to a balanced literacy program. Features of the tenth edition include:
- Classroom applications such as specific activities and games, explicit lesson plans, suggested school assignments, and examples of decoding and comprehension strategies.
- Portfolio assignments for students.
- Inclusion Strategies that provide practical teaching modifications for special-needs children.
- Literacy website at with additional resources for topics such as word study, comprehension, and emergent literacy.
Although this book promotes a balanced approach for the introductory courses for reading, it has long been recognized as a leader in phonics instruction. This tenth edition strengthens the book's reputation and serves as an authoritative and practical guide to teaching reading. Throughout the text readers will experience a wealth of classroom applications in the form of activities and games, detailed lesson plans, and examples of decoding and comprehension strategies. A three-part organization covers the foundations of literacy instruction, teaching students to become strategic readers, and implementing a literacy program. For elementary school reading teachers.
Table of Contents
I. FOUNDATIONS OF LITERACY INSTRUCTION. 1. Principles of Reading Instruction.
2. Teacher Effectiveness in a Balanced Literacy Program.