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50 Literacy Strategies: Step-by-Step (3rd Edition)

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    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | 50 Literacy Strategies: Step-by-Step (3rd Edition).pdf | Language: ENGLISH
    Gail E. Tompkins(Author)

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The new edition of 50 Literacy Strategies: Step by Step by Gail E. Tompkins is a conveniently organized resource for all elementary and middle school teachers, providing research-based and classroom-tested strategies to develop literacy skills. Everything you need to know to implement each strategy effectively and quickly is included in a consistent, easy-to-understand format.

Each of the strategies outlines:

  • Instructional Focus: whether the strategy develops phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and/or writing
  • Grade Level: whether the strategy is appropriate for k-2, 3-5 or 6-8
  • Scaffolding English Learners: how the strategy is particularly appropriate, or how it can be adapted to better meet the needs of, English Learners
  • Step by Step: as always, clearly outlined steps to implement the strategy
  • Why and When to Use the Strategy: headings to determine why each strategy is appropriate and when it’s best to choose each strategy
  • Authentic Student Samples: to model the responses strategies will receive from students

The strategies are organized alphabetically and numbered for easy reference. Inside the cover is an index grouping strategies by concept, providing another helpful guide to finding the strategy needed.

Gail Tompkins   I’m a teacher, first and foremost.  I began my career as a first-grade teacher in Virginia in the 1970s.  I remember one first grader who cried as the first day of school was ending.  When I tried to comfort him, he sobbed accusingly, “I came to first grade to learn to read and write and you forgot to teach me.”  The next day, I taught that child and his classmates to read and write! We made a small patterned book about one of the stuffed animals in the classroom.  I wrote some of the words and the students supplied the others, and I duplicated copies of the book for each child.  We practiced reading it until everyone memorized our little book.  The children proudly took their books home to read to their parents. I’ve never forgotten that child’s comment and what it taught me:  Teachers must understand their students and meet their expectations.             My first few years of teaching left me with more questions than answers, and I wanted to become a more effective teacher so I started taking graduate courses.  In time I earned a master’s degree and then a doctorate in Reading/Language Arts, both from Virginia Tech.  Through my graduate studies, I learned a lot of answers, but more importantly, I learned to keep on asking questions.             Then I began teaching at the university level.  First I taught at Miami University in Ohio, then at the University of Oklahoma, and finally at California State University, Fresno. I’ve taught preservice teachers and practicing teachers working on master’s degrees, and I’ve directed doctoral dissertations. I’ve received awards for my teaching, including the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching at California State University, Fresno, and I was inducted into the California Reading Association’s Reading Hall of Fame. Throughout the years, my students have taught me as much as I taught them.  I’m grateful to all of them for what I’ve learned.            I’ve been writing college textbooks for more than 20 years, and I think of the books I write as teaching, too.  I’ll be teaching you as you read this text.  As I write a book, I try to anticipate the questions you might ask and provide that information.  I also include students’ samples so you can see concepts that I’m explaining.

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Book details

  • PDF | 176 pages
  • Gail E. Tompkins(Author)
  • Pearson; 3 edition (March 27, 2008)
  • English
  • 5
  • Education & Teaching

Read online or download a free book: 50 Literacy Strategies: Step-by-Step (3rd Edition)


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  • By Guest on July 10, 2017

    Best book for teachers to use when creating lesson plans. Explains how to use strategies. Awesome resource.

  • By A customer on April 1, 2000

    This practical resource by Gail E. Tompkins presents fifty research-based and classroom-tested strategies for use in a balanced literacy program. The alphabetical format of the book enables the user to locate strategies quickly and then make quick instructional decisions based upon an easy-to-read grid. For each strategy, there is a brief description, followed by an explanation of the benefits. Everything necessary for implementing the strategies is explained in step-by-step instructions, with applications and illustrations to guide the user. Black-line masters are provided for some of the strategies, with permission to reproduce for classroom use. Finally, there are references provided which allow the user to explore the strategy further.

  • By A. Arey on November 19, 2007

    This is an excellent go-to book for literacy strategies. I love how you can flip the page to the strategy you need, and it outlines, step-by-step exactly how to teach it. One of the top books I use regularly in my classroom!

  • By Crystal Mccullough on November 9, 2006

    This book is a great resource for learning strategies. It includes how to successfully complete each strategy. This is a great resource to have.

  • By Robert on February 2, 2012

    Tompkins is a great resource for reading instruction. This is a compilation of 50 of the best strategies available, a must have resource for every reading teacher.

  • By Mallory Keener on September 6, 2013

    This is a great companion for all teachers or future teachers. It is a step-by-step for lesson plans. I don't know how I would get through grad school without it.

  • By Super T on August 14, 2013

    A great book with lots of strategies that can fit into the Common Core standards as well as be used for differentiating assignments.

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