The Eighth Edition of this authoritative, best-selling resource from distinguished author Tom Gunning gives aspiring and practicing teachers the help they need to become highly effective teachers—so that their students become proficient readers and writers well on their way to preparing for college and careers. Drawing on landmark research that focuses on highly effective practices, such as setting goals, monitoring progress, and teaching strategies, Gunning’s Teaching Literacy Strategies for All Students is packed with step-by-step guidance for teaching reading and writing, including 30 sample lessons that cover virtually every major literacy skill and strategy, incorporating the key elements of effective assessment and instruction. The book emphasizes how to adapt instruction for struggling readers and writers, English language learners, and special needs students; stresses effective steps teachers can use to implement Response to Intervention; and familiarizes teachers with the reading and writing requirements stemming from the widely-adopted Common Core State Standards.
With its thorough discussion of Common Core State Standards and Response to Intervention and their implications for classroom teachers . . . its strong emphasis on helping struggling readers and writers and English language learners . . . its incisive look at distinguished author Tom Gunning’s extensive, hands-on work with helping all students become college and career ready . . . and its thorough coverage of how to construct and implement highly effective early reading, word attack, comprehension, and writing programs, Creating Literacy Instruction for All Students has become a well-respected, best-selling, widely-used resource in the field. Aspiring and practicing professionals alike get the help they need to become highly effective teachers who can accomplish the most for their students by applying the book’s numerous research-based teaching strategies, lesson plans, and step-by-step guidance for teaching reading and writing.
Now made even more effective and useful in the new Eighth Edition!
NEW! A focus on Common Core State Standards with suggestions for implementation and expanded discussions of reading and writing strategies and readability measurement advocated by Common Core Standards.
NEW! An emphasis on effective steps for implementing Response to Intervention.
NEW! A highly useful graded Academic Word List, especially adapted for use with elementary and middle school students.
NEW! Step-by-step instructions for helping struggling readers including coverage of three powerful new research-based teaching techniques: indexing, mystery passages, and WIRC thinksheets.
NEW! Landmark research that describes and highlights today’s most effective literacy instructional practices, and provides information on the average percentile gains achieved when these practices are instituted.
Thomas G. Gunning, a former junior high English teacher and elementary school reading consultant, is Professor Emeritus, Southern Connecticut State University, where he was department chair and reading clinic director. Currently an Adjunct Professor, Reading/ Language Arts Department, Central Connecticut State University, Professor Gunning has conducted research on group reading inventories, vocabulary assessment, reading disabilities, intervention programs, readability, response to intervention, decoding processes and strategies, and literacy skills needed to cope with high-stakes tests. His other books with Pearson include Assessing and Correcting Reading and Writing Difficulties, Fourth Edition; Creating Literacy Instruction for All Students In Grades 4-8, Third Edition; Developing Higher-Level Literacy in All Students: Building Reading, Reasoning, and Responding; Closing the Literacy Gap; and Creating Literacy Instruction for All Children in Grades Pre-K to 4, Second Edition.