A practical guide for teaching comprehension and fluency in the kindergarten through eighth-grade classroom with instruction on reading levels, writing about reading, and interactive read-aloud and literature study; and contains a DVD with over 100 blackline masters, forms, and checklists.
Genre: Education, Editor: Heinemann, Pages: 614 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: UOM:39015077662750

Describes what is necessary to have a quality literacy program in the upper elementary grades.
Genre: Education, Editor: Heinemann Educational Books, Pages: 648 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0325003106

The strategies and structures for teaching children to read deeply, every day.
Genre: Education, Editor: Scholastic Inc., Pages: 292 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0439542588

Reading fluency has been identified as a key component of proficient reading. Research has consistently demonstrated significant and substantial correlations between reading fluency and overall reading achievement. Despite the great potential for fluency to have a significant outcome on students’ reading achievement, it continues to be not well understood by teachers, school administrators and policy makers. The chapters in this volume examine reading fluency from a variety of perspectives. The initial chapter sketches the history of fluency as a literacy instruction component. Following chapters examine recent studies and approaches to reading fluency, followed by chapters that explore actual fluency instruction models and the impact of fluency instruction. Assessment of reading fluency is critical for monitoring progress and identifying students in need of intervention. Two articles on assessment, one focused on word recognition and the other on prosody, expand our understanding of fluency measurement. Finally, a study from Turkey explores the relationship of various reading competencies, including fluency, in an integrated model of reading. Our hope for this volume is that it may spark a renewed interest in research into reading fluency and fluency instruction and move toward making fluency instruction an even more integral part of all literacy instruction.
Genre: Social Science, Editor: MDPI, Pages: 146 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9783039432684

Fresh new cover, same great content! In 1996, Gay Su Pinnell and Irene Fountas presented Guided Reading, the most comprehensive guided reading resource ever published. Hailed for its practical, systematic approach, the book showed hundreds of thousands of teachers how to address the needs of the whole classroom as well as individual readers. Now, with the publication of Word Matters, Pinnell and Fountas offer K-3 teachers the same unparalleled support, this time focusing on phonics and spelling instruction. Word Matters presents essential information on designing and implementing a high-quality, systematic literacy program to help children learn about letters, sounds, and words. The central goal is to teach children to become "word solvers": readers who can take words apart while reading for meaning, and writers who can construct words while writing to communicate. Where similar books are narrow in focus, Word Matters presents the theoretical underpinnings and practical wherewithal of word study in three contexts: word study that includes systematically planned and applied experiences focusing on the elements of letters and words writing, including how children use phoneme-grapheme relationships, word patterns, and principles to develop spelling ability reading, including teaching children how to solve words with the use of phonics and visual-analysis skills as they read for meaning. Each topic is supported with a variety of practical tools: reproducible sheets for a word study system and for writing workshop; lists of spelling minilessons; and extensive word lists, including frequently used words, antonyms, synonyms, and more. Armed with these tools-and the tried-and-true wisdom of Gay Su Pinnell and Irene Fountas-teachers can help students develop not just the "essential skills," but also a joyful appreciation of their own literacy.
Genre: Education, Editor: F&p Professional Books and Mul, Pages: in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0325099774

Intended for K-3 classroom teachers, explains how to create a balanced literacy program based on guided reading and supported by reading aloud, shared reading, interactive writing, and other approaches.
Genre: Education, Editor: Heinemann Publishing, Pages: 428 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: UOM:39015050704587

Interactive Writing is specifically focused on the early phases of writing, and has special relevance to prekindergarten, kindergarten, grade 1 and 2 teachers.
Genre: Education, Editor: F&p Professional Books and Mul, Pages: 320 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 032509926X

Genre: Academic achievement, Editor: , Pages: 314 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: UOM:39015005875961

Genre: Education, Editor: DIANE Publishing, Pages: 48 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781437937565

Discusses the use of leveled texts in kindergarten through eighth-grade classrooms, examines the "text base" needed for effective language literacy instruction, provides guidelines for creating a high-quality leveled book collection and matching books to readers, and explains how to analyze and level books.
Genre: Education, Editor: Heinemann Educational Books, Pages: 276 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: UVA:X004906373