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Engaging Young Readers

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Table of Contents

1. Why Teachers Should Promote Reading Engagement, Linda Baker, Mariam Jean Dreher, and John T. Guthrie 2. Building the Word-Level Foundation for Engaged Reading, Linda Baker 3. Helping Children Who Experience Reading Difficulties: Prevention and Intervention, Steve Graham and Karen R. Harris 4. Fostering Reading for Learning, Mariam Jean Dreher 5. Creating a Print- and Technology-Rich Classroom Library to Entice Children to Read, Marilyn J. Chambliss and Ann Margaret McKillop 6. Promoting Collaboration, Social Interactions, and Engagement with Text, Linda B. Gambrell, Susan Anders Mazzoni, and Janice F. Almasi 7. Facilitating Children's Reading Motivation, Allan Wigfield 8. Determining the Suitability of Assessments: Using the CURRV Framework, Diane Henry Leipzig and Peter Afflerbach 9. Using Instructional Time Effectively, James P. Byrnes 10. Building toward Coherent Instruction, John T. Guthrie, Kathleen E. Cox, Kaeli Knowles, Michelle Buehl, Susan Anders Mazzoni, and Liz Fasulo 11. Facilitating Reading Instruction through School-Wide Coordination, Linda Valli 12. Fostering Home and Community Connections to Support Children's Reading, Susan Sonnenschein and Diane Schmidt 13. Achieving Expertise in Teaching Reading, Patricia A. Alexander and Helenrose Fives 14. Why Teacher Engagement Is Important to Student Achievement, John T. Guthrie, Mariam Jean Dreher, and Linda Baker

About the Author

Linda Baker, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD.


"From a group of outstanding scholars, this volume presents a scholarly view of what we need to do to help children become engaged readers: those who are involved, absorbed, and interested in reading at a high level of performance. In a reasonable manner that transcends polarizing political arguments, the book considers all aspects of learning to read. Literacy educators will find state-of-the-art theory, research, policy, and practice." --Lesley Mandel Morrow, PhD, Rutgers University "We can all improve our own teaching and our students' learning by taking seriously this volume's well-documented advice about teaching reading to young learners. Not only do we get rock-solid suggestions for designing and implementing all aspects of a primary grade curriculum, we also are invited into the research that undergirds that curriculum. With so much emphasis on research-based practice in today's policy world, this volume provides a valuable resource for teachers and teacher educators." --P. David Pearson, PhD, College of Education, Michigan State University "This book couldn't be more timely. The authors provide a broad and comprehensive view of what teachers and school communities can do to ensure that every child becomes an achieving, motivated reader. The book represents a wonderful mix of scholarship and practical wisdom, all tied neatly together under the umbrella of reading engagement. This is a 'must read' for teachers, school administrators, and teacher educators." --Carol M. Santa, PhD, Coordinator of Language Arts, Kalispell Public Schools, Kalispell, Montana

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