Highlighting practices used by exemplary literacy teachers in diverse schools across the nation
Using teaching vignettes, cases for exploration, and research in the field, this text provides preservice and inservice teachers with effective, research-based literacy strategies they can use to improve their practice to best serve students from diverse backgrounds. The cases—based in urban, rural, and suburban settings—help teachers make connections between classroom challenges and the research literature that can help them to become problem solvers and reflective practitioners.
Each chapter follows a consistent format in supporting the link between research and practice, and includes the following key features:
- Focus Questions: Help readers make associations between the chapter text and their prior knowledge and experiences
- Reading Research to Know: Relates a vignette to research in the field
- Inside the Classroom: Provides a detailed vignette of teacher instruction in literacy, followed by questions for discussion
- Summary of Strategies Used: Helps teachers connect the vignette to classroom practice
- Case for Exploration: Presents a classroom scenario, along with questions for discussion