Essential Readings on Early Literacy

Dorothy S. Strickland, editor

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Section 1: Instructional Strategies

Repeated Interactive Read-Alouds in Preschool and Kindergarten
Lea M. McGee, Judith A. Schickedanz

Maximizing the Effectiveness of Reading Aloud
Holly B. Lane, Tyran L. Wright

March of the Penguins: Building Knowledge in a Kindergarten Classroom
Lauren Fingeret

Helping Students Become Accurate, Expressive Readers: Fluency Instruction for Small Groups
Melanie Kuhn

Making the Very Most of Classroom Read-Alouds to Promote Comprehension and Vocabulary
Lana Edwards Santoro, David J. Chard, Lisa Howard, Scott K. Baker

Vocabulary Visits: Virtual Field Trips for Content Vocabulary Development
Camille L.Z.. Blachowicz, Connie Obrochta

Sharing Alphabet Books in Early Childhood Classrooms
Barbara A. Bradley, Jennifer Jones

An Effective Framework for Primary-Grade Guided Writing Instruction
Sharan A. Gibson

Strategy Instruction During Word Study and Interactive Writing Activities
Cheri Williams, Ruth P. Lundstrom

What's Your News? Portraits of a Rich Language and Literacy Activity for English-Language Learners
Patrick C. Manyak

Beginning Reading Instruction in Urban Schools: The Curriculum Gap Ensures a Continuing Achievement Gap
William H. Teale, Kathleen A. Paciga, Jessica L. Hoffman

Section 2: Assessment

Choice of Action: Using Data to Make Instructional Decisions in Kindergarten
Mary Ann Reilly

Section 3: Making Home–School Connections

Leyendo Juntos (Reading Together): New Directions for Latino Parents' Early Literacy Involvement
Robert W. Ortiz, Rosario OrdoƱez-Jasis

Is Being Wild About Harry Enough? Encouraging Independent Reading at Home
Nancy Padak, Timothy Rasinski

Essential Readings on Early Literacy

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