This highly practical series includes two kinds of books: (1) grade-specific titles for first-time teachers or those teaching a particular grade for the first time; (2) books on key literacy topics that cut across all grades, such as integrating literacy with technology and science, teaching literacy through the arts, and fluency. Written by outstanding educators who know what works based on extensive classroom experience, each research-based, 7" x 10" volume is packed with hands-on activities, reproducibles, and best practices for promoting student achievement. These books are suitable as texts for undergraduate- or graduate-level courses; preservice teachers will find them informative and accessible.
"Every craftsperson knows the value of a good toolkit. Tools for Teaching Literacy provides such a 'kit' for every elementary teacher. This series offers the best of what teachers want--research-based instructional approaches presented in a reader-friendly format. The authors of the books in this series know there are no shortcuts, and provide clear plans for organizing instruction, assessing learners, and offering intervention for students who struggle. This series is great for classroom teachers, as well as the staff developers and administrators who support their work." -Nancy Frey, PhD, School of Teacher Education, San Diego State University