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  • Authors: by Gail E. Tompkins (Author)
  • File Size: 52 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 7th edition (July 24, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0134813103
  • ISBN-13: 978-0134813103

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  • Authors: by Gail E. Tompkins (Author)
  • File Size: 52 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 7th edition (July 24, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0134813103
  • ISBN-13: 978-0134813103

Download Literacy for the 21st Century: A Balanced Approach 7th Edition PDF – eBook

Preface
Teaching reading and writing effectively is a great responsibility. I think it’s one of the most critical responsibilities teachers
have because literacy makes a huge difference in students’
lives—good readers and writers have many more opportunities
throughout their school years and beyond. Meeting challenges
for developing readers and writers has never been more important because new technologies have changed what it
means to be literate. And, learning to read and write well
closes the achievement gap among students, affecting not only
their academic success but also their future.
This text, Literacy for the 21st Century: A Balanced Approach, shares my vision for reading and writing instruction.
It covers the fundamental components of literacy, illustrates
how to teach strategies, identifies how to differentiate instruction to meet the diverse needs of students today, and
supports digital teaching and learning. In a nutshell, I’ve
written Literacy for the 21st Century to help you create a classroom climate where literacy flourishes, technology is a tool
to meet the needs of contemporary teaching and learning,
and differentiated instruction scaffolds instruction so all students can be successful.
NEW TO THIS EDITION
This seventh edition of Literacy for the 21st Century is exciting because it incorporates a variety of new features and digital applications. I share detailed information in this Preface of
what is new to this edition, here’s a brief list:
First Time as REVEL This seventh edition is offered in a new immersive online
the format called REVEL that’s been designed to accommodate 21st-century learning on
laptops and tablets. REVEL offers a variety of interactive experiences:
Learning Outcomes The REVEL format guides the chapter structure.
Specifically, I list the learning outcomes at the beginning of each chapter, organize
the chapter’s content into sections addressing each learning outcome, and include
self-assessments at the end of the section. The Evaluate & Reflect projects at the
end of the chapter invites you to apply the learning outcomes authentically—with
teachers and students in real K–8 classrooms.
Classroom Videos* Important concepts in each chapter are illustrated in videos,
showing you how teachers apply them in authentic classroom settings.
Self-Assessments* Short-answer and multiple-choice self-assessments at the
end of each chapter section check your understanding and identify gaps in your
learning, and project-based assessments at the end of each chapter invite you to
*These features are available only in REVEL, exclusively from http://www.pearsonhighered.com/revel/ or by ordering the
Tompkins REVEL plus Loose-Leaf Version (ISBN 0134090195) or the Tompkins REVEL Access Code Card (ISBN 0134303202).

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delve more deeply into the chapter content and apply what you’re learning through
classroom observations, interviews with students and teachers, and real teaching
experiences.
Organizational Change In Chapter 10, Organizing for Instruction, I’ve added guided
reading as an effective approach for teaching reading. Responding to reviewer requests,
I’ve described and discussed the purpose, components, theory base, applications, strengths,
and limitations of this instructional approach.
Teach Kids to Be Strategic Reviewers also requested a change to the feature Teach
Kids to Be Strategic, so it has been thoroughly revised to specify what you need to do
to ensure that your students have ample practice with the strategic behaviors they need
to use to be successful readers and writers.
New Topics In every edition I explain new literacy concepts. These are some of the
critical new discussions in this edition:
Oral Language In Chapter 1, Becoming an Effective Literacy Teacher, and Chapter
4, The Youngest Readers and Writers, I discuss the critical role of oral language in
literacy development for both native English speakers and English learners. In
addition, I explain how to nurture and monitor children’s oral language proficiency
through grand conversations, choral reading, hot seat interviews, oral reports,
retelling stories, and other literacy activities.
Close Reading In Chapter 2, The Reading and Writing Processes, and Chapter 8,
Promoting Comprehension: Reader Factors, I discuss close reading—helping students
understand the deeper meaning of the complex text—and I describe how to implement
it in grades K–8.
Standards New features in this text address the Common Core State Standards
for English Language Arts, demonstrate how to use them in your classroom, and
point to the value of addressing Standards in lesson planning. The Standards
hold you accountable for teaching grade-level-specific content, and the vignettes
at the beginning of each chapter and in the Compendium of Instructional
Procedures show you how effective teachers integrate the Standards into their
teaching.
The Instruction–Assessment Cycle Assessment is a crucial part of effective
literacy instruction. You’ll be held accountable for determining students’ literacy
levels, monitoring their progress, diagnosing strengths and weaknesses, and
documenting student learning. In Chapter 1, Becoming an Effective Literacy Teacher,
and Chapter 3, Assessing Literacy Development, I teach you how to follow an
instruction–assessment cycle; in other chapters, the information about how to
assess phonics, fluency, comprehension, and other topics also follows this four-step
cycle. In addition, this text is organized using the instruction–assessment cycle;
you’ll notice that the terms planning, monitoring, evaluating, and reflecting are used
throughout to call your attention to the learning outcomes, quizzes, and end-of-chapter projects.
MY GOALS
First and foremost, I have written this text for you. I know you want to become a successful
teacher of reading and writing, capable of using the instructional approaches that unlock
reading and writing for all the students you have the privilege to teach. It’s why I’ve loaded
Literacy for the 21st Century: A Balanced Approach with the most effective instructional methods for kindergarten through eighth grade, methods that are based on scientific research

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