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Reading to learn : lessons from exemplary fourth-grade classrooms

Author: Richard L Allington; Peter H Johnston
Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, ©2002.
Series: Solving problems in the teaching of literacy.
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After reviewing current research on upper-elementary reading instruction, the book takes readers directly into the classrooms of six highly successful teachers. Like the previously published Learning to Read, which focused on the first grade, Reading to Learn offers a rare view of the techniques and strategies good teachers use to engage students, help them develop as thoughtful readers and writers, and bolster  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Cas, Études de
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard L Allington; Peter H Johnston
ISBN: 1572307633 9781572307636 1572307625 9781572307629
OCLC Number: 49351974
Description: xviii, 254 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: What do we know and need to know about good fourth- grade teaching? --
Teaching fourth grade in the 21st Century --
What do we know about effective fourth-grade teachers? --
What do good classrooms look and feel like? --
Inquiry and a good conversation: "I learn a lot from them" / Peter H. Johnston, Joan Backer --
"Responsibility and respect for themselves and for whatever it is they're doing": learning to be literate in an inclusive classroom / Gay Ivey --
"Focus on the real and make sure it connects to kids' lives" / Ruth Wharton-McDonald, June Williamson --
"We learn from each other": collaboration and community in a bilingual classroom / Jeni Pollack Day --
Caring, responsible learning community / Peter H. Johnston, Mary Ellen Quinlan --
"I want students who are thinkers" / Peter H. Johnston, Tracey Bennett, John Cronin --
What have we learned about good fourth-grade teaching? Integrated instruction in exemplary fourth-grade classrooms --
Literate achievements in fourth grade --
The nature of good fourth-grade teaching --
Shifting the focus of the reading debate: a cautionary afterword / Gerald G. Duffy --
Appendix: Achievement growth on standardized reading tests.
Series Title: Solving problems in the teaching of literacy.
Responsibility: Richard L. Allington, Peter H. Johnston ; foreword by Michael Pressley ; afterword by Gerald G. Duffy.
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