This volume discusses strategies for teaching reading. Its emphasis is on the numerous, specific strategies that can easily be implemented with young children - not only to make learning to read an enjoyable experience, but to help build a strong foundation that will lead to long-term success in school. Gail Heald-Taylor uses literature as the foundation for instruction. That is, everything - comprehension, the study of sentences, words and phonics - is conducted within the context of good literature, via contextual instruction and learning. Certain strategies demonstrate how you can help children understand stories by reading to and with them before expecting them to read alone. Other strategies help draw children's attention to features of print - such as sentences, phrases and words - as they read and re-read familiar, predictable-pattern literature by reading in unison with the teacher, reading together with other children, reading with partners, and then reading alone. Also, it shows how to encourage children to use phonics in effective ways and how to use guided reading to pave the way for independent reading. Each activity stands alone so that you can use them in any order and at any time. The volume also includes examples of children's work, an informal reading test to determine a child's reading phase, a list of literature selections, a developmental reading behaviour inventory, and a 73-term glossary. Numerous ready-to-use letters to parents can be downloaded for free by purchasers of the book.


SKU 9780325003337
Author Name Gail Heald-Taylor
Publisher Heinemann USA
Imprint Heinemann Educational Books,U.S.
Number of Pages 208
Audience Range Professional & Vocational
Genre Teaching of a specific subject; Educational: First / native language: Reading and writing skills
Format Paperback / softback

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