Reading Basics for All Teachers: Supporting the Common Core

Reading Basics for All Teachers: Supporting the Common Core

by Lin Carver, Lauren Pantoja

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Reading Basics for All Teachers: Supporting the Common Core guides teachers as they provide literacy instruction in every subject area. The components of the reading process are analyzed and provide the reader with an understanding of foundational reading skills as well as the shifts in literacy instruction. With the increased importance of complex texts and the use of textual evidence in support of comprehension, every teacher needs to be prepared to champion literacy development.

Each chapter analyzes one of the strands of the literacy process. The characteristics and impact of oral language, phonological awareness, decoding, phonics and word analysis, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension are addressed in depth. The strands that students must master to become proficient readers are examined in each chapter. Classroom visits and literary connections help the reader visualize the strands’ impact on instruction. Then the overarching why is addressed by analyzing research supporting the instruction in each of the strands. Assessments and activities are incorporated to support the understanding and implementation of each strand in order to move readers from theory to practice. As readers tie the strands of reading together to form an understanding of the entire process, they will see how their instructional practices can impact effective literacy instruction in every subject area.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781475814897
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 04/06/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 142
Sales rank: 622,260
Product dimensions: 6.09(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.44(d)

About the Author

Lin Carver is the Reading Program Administrator at Saint Leo University for the Master's in Reading program where she instructs and designs courses for both public and private school teachers. She earned her PhD in Literacy from Walden University and her research and presentation agenda focuses on literacy, technology, and assessment. In her more than thirty years in education, she has served students at the elementary, middle, high school, and graduate levels as a teacher, reading specialist, literacy coach, and professor. Lin works hand-in-hand with K-12 public schools as a literacy consultant.

Lauren Pantoja is an Information Communication and Technology Literacy Coach at Chasco Middle School in Pasco County, Florida where she also teaches Advanced Language Arts. During her thirty years in education, she has taught elementary school, exceptional student education, and middle and high school reading, drama, English, and English for speakers of other languages. In addition to being an academic coach, Lauren designs and teaches courses for adults seeking reading endorsement. As a Nationally Board Certified teacher, she has served as a National Literacy Project Support Teacher for the Teacher2Teacher Initiative and serves on the Saint Leo University Advisory Board. Lauren has been the recipient of the Teacher of the Year award at three secondary schools and has been recognized for Best Practices in Teaching English Students of Other Languages.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1- The Literacy Mosaic
Literary Connection
Classroom Visit
Literacy Development
Literacy Development as a Physiological Process
Literacy Development as a Linguistic Process
Literacy Development as a Cognitive Process
Literacy Development as a Psychological Process
Literacy Development as a Social and Cultural Process
Creating the Literacy Mosaic
Planning for Instruction
What Makes Text Complex?
Chapter 2- Oral Language
Classroom Scenario
Literary Connection
Oral Language Continuum
Language Difficulties
Assessing Oral Language
Informal Assessment
Language Organizes Thought
K-12 Language Development
Oral Language Activities
Telephone Game
Book Talks
Text Detectives
Rate the Characters
Brain Dump
Say it Another Way
Read Aloud
Toe the Line
Chapter 3- Phonological Awareness
Classroom Visit
Literary Connection
What is Phonological Awareness?
Teacher Knowledge Survey
Continuum of Phonological Awareness
Phonemic Awareness Activities
Sound Counting (Elkonin Boxes)
Change or Take Away Game
Rhyming Word Games
Syllable Say Game
The Long and the Short of It Game
Phoneme Match
Phoneme Race
Sound Chain
Word Tiles
Chapter 4- Decoding, Phonics, and Word Analysis
Literary Connection
Classroom Scenario
What is Decoding?
Literary Connection
What is Phonics?
Types of Phonics Instruction
Phonics Knowledge
Teacher Knowledge Survey
Where Should Phonics Instruction Begin?
Grapheme-Phoneme Relationships
Vowel Combinations Making Multiple Sounds
Syllabic Instruction
Passage for Phonics Assessment – Student Copy
Passage for Phonics Assessment – Teacher Copy
Phonics Activities
Syllable War
Build a Word
Winning Vowel Teams
Add to a Word
Suffix Race
Wrapping Up the C
Sh Checkers
Divide and Conquer
Chapter 5- Fluency
Classroom Visit
Literary Connection
What is Fluency?
What Research Says
Assessing Fluency
Oral Reading Fluency
Oral Reading Rate by Grade
Hudson, Lane, and Pullen Checklist
Fluency Activities
Speed Read
Alphabet Match
Make the Match
Sound Match
Speed Read
Treasure Chest
Say it Louder!
Find the Phrase
Group Them
Radio Announcer
Reader’s Theater
Chapter 6- Vocabulary
Classroom Visit
Literary Connection
Vocabulary Knowledge
Types of Vocabulary
Vocabulary Tiers
Vocabulary Assessment
Cloze Tests
Maze Tests
Vocabulary Knowledge Scales
Vocabulary Activities
Snowball Fight
Race to the Apex!
Word Sorts
Autumn Leaves
Seven Most Important Words
Frayer Puzzles
Conversation Vocabulary
Homophone Match
Multiple Meaning Word Spoons
Sticking Together
Quick Draw
Chapter 7- Comprehension
Classroom Visit
Literary Connection
Factors that Impact Comprehension
Reader and the Text
Common Core and Comprehension
Instructional Shifts
Close Reading
Identifying Appropriate Texts
Quantitative Factors
Qualitative Factors
Feature Overlap
Scaffolding Comprehension
Text-Dependent Questions
Literacy Practices
Read Alouds
Shared Reading
Guided Reading
Word Study
Before, During and After Reading
Before Reading
During Reading
After Reading
Formal Assessments
Informal Assessments
Progress Monitoring
Comprehension Assessments for Classroom Use
Oral Retelllings
Content-Area Reading Inventory
Comprehension Activities
Indirect Characterization
Give One- Get One
Inference Venn Diagrams
Word Splash
Shape Up Review
ABC Organizer
Semantic Feature Analysis
Concept Map
Chapter 8- The Literacy Mosaic

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