Mary Gove, Jo Ann L. Vacca, Richard T. Vacca, Linda C. Burkey, Lisa A. Lenhart, and Christine A. McKeon
The new edition of this popular active learning tool continues its comprehensive coverage of philosophies, teaching strategies, and assessment practices that underscore the concepts of evidence-based reading research, the essential components of reading instruction, and data-driven decision making. In this highly popular text, pre-service and in-service teachers are expertly prepared for today's ever-changing literacy classroom. The book's comprehensive approach to teaching reading and writing continues its emphasis on research-based practices, integrating technology, accommodating the needs of diverse and struggling learners, recognizing legislative influences, and standards for reading professionals, while updating readers with new strategies that reflect best-practice reading methodologies. Taking its dedication to struggling learners one step further, the book include features that show teachers how to better understand and use Response to Intervention RTI), what is the role of reading coaches, and how they can assist teachers as they master teaching skills that will help all children succeed.
Antonio Medina-Rivera and Lee F. Wilberschied
The essays presented in this volume are a peer-reviewed selection of some of the best papers presented during the 3rd Crossing Over Symposium at Cleveland State University from October 9 11, 2009. Scholars from the United States, Canada, Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, India, Israel, and the United Kingdom came together to examine border experiences from different points of view. Originally the organizers called upon a diversity of borderland possibilities for this conference: cultural, political, educational, religious, international, intranational, linguistic, gender, ideological, age, tribal, social class/caste, identity, and neighborhoods. The definition of borderland was not limited to territorial spaces, but rather was open to any kind of confrontation/encounter affecting different situations of our lives. The call for this conference was interdisciplinary in nature, and its intent was to open a discussion between the humanities and the social sciences on the dynamic issue of borders.