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Reading instruction that works : the case for balanced teaching

Author: Michael Pressley
Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, ©2006.
Series: Solving problems in the teaching of literacy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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An in-depth guide to effective literacy instruction in the elementary grades. Michael Pressley explains the theoretical underpinnings of recommended strategies and techniques and shows how teachers actually put them into practice.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Pressley
ISBN: 1593852290 9781593852290 1593852282 9781593852283
OCLC Number: 61229782
Description: x, 469 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Whole language --
Skilled reading --
Children who experience problems in learning to read --
Before reading words begins --
Learning to recognize words --
Fluency / with Lauren Fingeret --
Vocabulary / with Laurel Disney and Kendra Anderson --
Expert primary-level teaching of literacy is balanced teaching / with Ruth Wharton-McDonald and Jennifer Mistretta Hampston --
The need for increased comprehension instruction / with Ruth Wharton-McDonald --
Writing / with Mary M. Juzwik --
Motivation and literacy --
Concluding reflections--for the time being --
Author index --
Subject index.
Series Title: Solving problems in the teaching of literacy.
Responsibility: Michael Pressley.
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An in-depth guide to effective literacy instruction in the elementary grades. Michael Pressley explains the theoretical underpinnings of recommended strategies and techniques and shows how teachers actually put them into practice.

"Now in a revised and expanded third edition, this widely adopted text provides a comprehensive guide to effective literacy instruction in the elementary grades. Distinguished scholar and educator Michael Pressley presents research-based, classroom-tested best practices for combining skills-based and whole-language approaches in the context of a highly motivating environment. Updated throughout with the latest data, the book explains the theoretical underpinnings of recommended strategies and technqiues and shows how exemplary teachers actually put them into practice."--Back cover.

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'No one does a better job of describing a truly balanced approach to reading instruction than Michael Pressley, particularly with the new chapters on fluency, vocabulary, and writing. If I had only Read more...

 
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