Best Practices in Literacy Instruction

Sixth Edition

Edited by Lesley Mandel Morrow and Linda B. Gambrell
Introduction by Heather Kenyon Casey

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“Recommended for literacy teachers of all skill levels.”

Choice Reviews (on the fourth edition)

“An excellent, up-to-the minute volume bursting with information about literacy instruction from well-respected experts in the field. The sixth edition features a diversity of relevant topics and contains a wealth of cutting-edge information. It is an ideal textbook for graduate courses in reading education and the perfect resource for classroom teachers, reading specialists, curriculum supervisors, and professional development providers.”

—Maureen McLaughlin, EdD, Reading Department, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania; former president, International Literacy Association

“The sixth edition of this text surpassed my expectations as far as new and completely revised content. Each chapter details how a culture of learning supports best practices for a variety of learners. The book offers teachers new opportunities to consider disciplinary literacy, digital literacies, and multimodal texts. An especially strong addition is the chapter on the physiological, emotional, and behavioral foundations of learning. Throughout, the book is accessible and makes careful, thoughtful links between theory and practice. The engagement activities at the end of each chapter are powerful.”

—Diane M. Barone, EdD, Foundation Professor of Literacy Studies, University of Nevada, Reno

“A book titled Best Practices has a big job. To accomplish it, you'd better turn to the best educators who offer the best ideas with the best research base. Morrow and Gambrell deliver, with chapters on topics including motivating students, teaching dual language learners, adolescent literacy instruction, developmental word study, and helping students learn the new literacies of online research and comprehension. This is a go-to book when you need to know how to help your students succeed.”

—Kylene Beers, EdD, and Robert E. Probst, PhD, coauthors of Notice and Note

“Morrow and Gambrell have done it again! The sixth edition of this text expertly interweaves the latest theory and research with inclusive and revolutionary pedagogical practices. The contributors, all renowned in their respective areas, tackle today's most pressing literacy topics, from teaching English learners to preparing students to thrive in digital environments, and so much more. The volume tells the story of literacy education in the United States—where we've been, where we are, and where we might dare to go. It is a 'must read' for current and future teachers and other reading professionals.”

—Jennifer Renner Del Nero, PhD, Department of Special Education, Language, and Literacy, The College of New Jersey