This general methods text presents the preservice teacher educator with relevant instructional methods, strategies, and techniques to help develop an understanding of how literacy instruction impacts the entire K-8 curriculum.
Students' success in school, particularly in these days of vigorous academic standards and high-stakes testing, is related to their abilities to read, comprehend, analyze, and reflect through critical thinking, writing, and computer interactions. The text is organized in a realistic and easy-to-use format, offering ideas for integrating theory with practice to improve the teaching and learning process.
The authors demonstrate solid instructional practices that emphasize reading and related literacy development through the content areas in each grade—K-8. The text also examines the impact that reading and literacy development have had upon diversity and multiculturalism, special learners, at-risk and economically disadvantaged students, and technology and computers.