The most comprehensive PreK-8 literacy text on the market – packed with practical instruction and assessment strategies that support the literacy development of all learners.
Creating Literacy Instruction for All Students includes in-depth coverage of every major topic and research-based strategy in literacy education. Readers will gain a thorough understanding of every essential theory and practical technique, then choose which strategies best fit their students’ needs and their personal teaching style. Unique text features include: three chapters dedicated to comprehension, an Academic Word List adapted for elementary and middle school students, arranged by difficulty level of words; specialized techniques for teaching difficult phonics elements; formative phonics, syllabic analysis, and comprehension assessments that are easy to administer and analyze; comprehension techniques such as mystery passages, using manipulatives, macro close, and writing intensive reading comprehension; stage of development; explanations on using extensive databases of Lexiled informational texts; and step-by-step guidance for teaching reading and writing – including sample lessons for virtually every major literacy skill/strategy that incorporate the key elements of effective assessment and instruction.
10th Edition highlights technology’s increasing role and use in both literacy assessment and instruction, and incorporates new research studies that show how educators can support their students in reaching grade-level requirements.
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Creating Literacy Instruction for All Students] is by far the best text we have reviewed for our course on classroom reading instruction… Each chapter presents important information about literacy instruction in a manner that undergraduate students understand. It is comprehensive and informative.”
– Dr. Cindy Jones, Utah State University
“[Strengths include] the breadth of coverage and inclusion of supportive diagrams, tables, and figures... Also, the anticipation guides are wonderful supports and ways to engage discussion in class.”
– Dr. Erika Gray, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
“It’s remarkable how the text includes such a wide range of content that is relevant and helpful for preservice and inservice teachers.”
– Dr. Irene Welch-Mooney, University of New Mexico
“Gunning presents information in a straightforward way. I like how he provides depth and breadth to the material and uses lots of examples. This is a book both undergraduate and graduate students could use.”
– Dr. Kerry Holmes, University of Mississippi
"Creating Literacy Instruction for All Children in Grades 4 to 8" is the first book of its kind. Based on its highly successful parent text, this comprehensive, practical text provides its readers with step-by-step guidance for teaching children in grades 4 to 8 all major aspects of reading and writing. In response to today''s needs to tailor instruction for the middle grades (4-8), this new text features sample lessons for virtually every major literacy skill/strategy and offers numerous reinforcement suggestions and generous listings of materials appropriate for grades 4 to 8.
What Makes This Book the First of its Kind...
- "Lessons" throughout the text provide step-by-step lesson plans for nearly every area of literacy instruction. All lessons include suggestions for assessment.
- "Help for Struggling Readers and Writers" sections throughout the text!
- Emphasis on English Language Learners within regular classrooms and marginal annotations on Adapting Instruction for English Language Learners.
- Unique "Leveling Books System" enables students to better understand what makes a book difficult to read, and allows them to label books on their own!
- Unique Appendix A includes a graded listing of 800 books!
- Action Plans provide specific suggestions for applying each of the key concepts and assessment and teaching suggestions discussed in each chapter.
Dr. Thomas Gunning currently teaches a variety of reading methods courses at Central Connecticut State University. He has conducted research on phonics, and has created his own word analysis program, which is known as Word Building. The author has also created a number of informal assessment devices and conducted research on reading interests. He has devised a collaborative comprehension approach known as Reading Seminar. Dr. Gunning has written several published comprehension programs and just completed "Building Literacy in the Content Areas." He recently revised "Assessing and Correcting Reading and Writing Difficulties, 2e, " (2002) and "Creating Literacy Instruction for All Children, 4e, " (2003). The author wrote "Best Books for Beginning Readers" (1997), "Best Books for Building Literacy for Elementary School Children" (1999), "Building Words: A Resource Manual for Teaching Word Analysis and Spelling Skills and Strategies" (2001), and "Phonological Awareness and Primary Phonics" (2000). All are Allyn & Bacon books.
Thomas G. Gunning has taught courses in methods of teaching reading and writing for more than 20 years and was director of the Reading Clinic at Southern Connecticut State University. Before that, as a secondary English teacher, a reading specialist, and an elementary school reading consultant, he worked extensively with achieving and struggling readers and writers. Dr. Gunning is currently working on programs to help struggling readers learn foundational skills and build their overall reading ability.
Over the years, Dr. Gunning’s research has explored reading interests, informal reading inventories, decoding strategies, readability, higher-level literacy skills, and response to intervention. As a result of this research, he has created a number of informal assessments and programs for developing decoding and comprehension skills, including an intervention program for students experiencing difficulty learning decoding skills,
Word Building: A Response to Intervention Program (Galvin Publishing); a program designed to develop students’ comprehension,
Reading Comprehension Boosters: 100 Lessons for Building Higher-Level Literacy (Grades 3―5) (Jossey-Bass); and a program designed to foster the use of formative assessment,
Reading Success for All Students: Using Formative Assessment to Guide Instruction and Intervention (Grades K―8) (Jossey-Bass). Dr. Gunning’s books with Pearson include:
Assessing and Correcting Reading and Writing Difficulties, 6th Edition;
Creating Literacy Instruction for All Students in Grades 4―8, 3rd Edition;
Creating Literacy Instruction for All Children in Grades Pre-K to 4, 2nd Edition;
Building Literacy in Secondary Content Area Classrooms; Developing Higher-Level Literacy in All Students: Building Reading, Reasoning, and Responding; and
Closing the Literacy Gap.