Learning to Read

Lessons from Exemplary First-Grade Classrooms

Michael Pressley, Richard L. Allington, Ruth Wharton-McDonald, Cathy Collins Block, and Lesley Mandel Morrow

April 2, 2001
ISBN 9781572306493
Price: $34.00
242 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"

I. First Grade: History and Contemporary Practice

1. A Brief History of First-Grade Reading Instruction

2. Surveying Nominated-Effective First-Grade Teachers about Their Instruction

3. The Nature of First-Grade Instruction That Promotes Literacy Achievement

4. Teaching Writing in the First Grade: Instruction, Scaffolds, and Expectations, Ruth Wharton-McDonald

II. The Case Studies

5. Barbara Wiesner, Michael Pressley

6. Andy Schultheis, Ruth Wharton-McDonald

7. Georgia Leyden, Kim Baker, Richard L. Allington, and Greg Brooks

8. Missy Allen, Cathy Collins Block

9. Patricia Loden, Lesley Mandel Morrow and Elizabeth Brown Asbury

III. Thoughts about Teacher Development

10. How I Became an Exemplary Teacher: (Although I'm Really Still Learning Just Like Anyone Else), Jeni Pollack Day

11. Concluding Reflections