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Readers and writers in primary grades : a balanced and integrated approach, K-3 / Martha Combs.


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Combs, Martha.
Publication date:
4th ed. - Boston : Pearson, c2010.
  • Book
  • xvi, 560 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Previous ed.: 2006.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [538]-549) and indexes.
  • Chapter 1 Foundations of Language and Literacy Chapter 2 Learning about Words I: Making the Transition to Print Chapter 3 Learning about Words II: Phonics and Structural Analysis Chapter 4 Reading Aloud to Children: Foundations for Comprehension of Text Chapter 5 Shared Reading: Participating in a Community of Readers Chapter 6 Guided Reading: Scaffolding Children's Reading Chapter 7 Shared and Interactive Writing: Learning in a Community of Writers Chapter 8 Guided and Independent Writing: Moving Toward Independence as Writers Part II Making Connections: Linking Children's Learning Experiences within a Balanced Literacy Program Chapter 9 Literature Study: Extending Whole Class, Small Group and Independent Engagement with Children's Literature Chapter 10 Teaching a Basal Reading/Language Arts Series: Integrating Instruction to Maximize Children's Learning Chapter 11 Integrating Elements in a Literacy Framework: Teaching about Amphibians in Second Grade Appendix A Handbook of Children's Literature Appendix B Sample Word Lists Appendix C Pictures for Sorting Activities References Name Index Subject Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Publisher's Summary:
Readers and Writers in Primary Grades: A Balanced and Integrated Approach, K-3 uniquely focuses on the skills and practices reading teachers use to ensure that every child learns to read and write in the primary grades. A model of an integrated framework at the beginning of each chapter displays where reading components fit in a comprehensive reading program, as well as brief but concrete explanations of the theory behind this instruction. Thoroughy presented are the processes and procedures needed for integrating reading and writing into daily classroom practices.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)

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