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Literacy for the 21st Century: A Balanced Approach (5th Edition)
by:Gail E. Tompkins
Written and developed for undergraduate literacy courses, Literacy for the 21st Century: A Balanced Approach is a comprehensive textbook designed to help instructors teach students how to read for knowledge as well as write logically and think analytically about what they read. Tompkin's unique strategy in presenting practical concepts that continue to...
Written and developed for undergraduate literacy courses, Literacy for the 21st Century: A Balanced Approach is a comprehensive textbook designed to help instructors teach students how to read for knowledge as well as write logically and think analytically about what they read. Tompkin's unique strategy in presenting practical concepts that continue to progress and evolve with the changing world has made this reference a must-read for aspiring educators who want to develop skills that can help them become better teachers in the field of reading and writing. The fifth edition of Gail Tompkins' Literacy for the 21st Century: A Balanced Approach (ISBN 9780135028926) covers topics like understanding the behaviorism, sociolinguistics, constructivism, and information processing theories on how students learn. The first chapter also goes into various cueing systems, which can be used for more effective literacy instruction (like phonological, pragmatic, syntactic, and semantic systems). The next chapters talk about how to teach the reading and writing processes, student assessment, using different tools to determine progress, creating portfolios, and testing. The author also talks about working with the youngest readers and writers and discusses the alphabetic code, as well as how to develop fluent readers and writers. She also gives tips on expanding students' vocabulary and improving their comprehension skills. More importantly, she teaches readers how to organize for instruction, from determining focus units to orchestrating literature circles and implementing workshops. Professor Tompkins teaches at the California State University, Fresno and is involved in the San Joaquin Valley Writing Project. She is a hall of famer in the California Reading Association and is widlye recognized for her publications. She was also presented the Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching recently.
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