LINGUIST List 15.3029

Mon Oct 25 2004

Books: Applied Ling/Psycholing: Hoffman, Schallert (Eds)

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        1.    Susan Barker, The Texts in Elementary Classrooms: Hoffman, Schallert (Eds)

Message 1: The Texts in Elementary Classrooms: Hoffman, Schallert (Eds)

Date: 13-Oct-2004
From: Susan Barker <>
Subject: The Texts in Elementary Classrooms: Hoffman, Schallert (Eds)

Title: The Texts in Elementary Classrooms
Series Title: A Volume in the Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement (CIERA) Series

Published: 2004
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates

Editor: James V. Hoffman
Editor: Diane L. Schallert

Hardback: ISBN: 0805843884 Pages: 264 Price: U.S. $ 69.95
Paperback: ISBN: 0805843892 Pages: 264 Price: U.S. $ 29.95


This CIERA sponsored book is based on the premise that high-quality texts
of all kinds are essential to good teaching in elementary classrooms.
Experts on a variety of text-related topics were asked to summarize
existing research and then apply it to literacy development in an "ideal"
classroom. The most comprehensive and up-to-date book in its field, it
moves progressively from an examination of discrete literacy processes and
forms to a holistic overview and assessment of the classroom literacy
environment. Content coverage in this outstanding new book includes:

*Literacy Processes--Part I examines basic reading processes
(instruction, comprehension, word recognition, fluency, and motivation) as
they relate to text features.

*Forms of Texts--Part II examines the wide variety of text types
(fiction, nonfiction, leveled, local, and electronic) that comprise an
effective classroom literacy program. Discussions include the nature of
these texts, their qualities and quantities, how they fit into an
instructional plan, and how a teacher might assess their effectiveness.

*Text Selection--Part III examines special issues (linguistic
diversity and teachers as censors) related to the selection of classroom texts.

*Personal Applications--The final, hands-on chapter synthesizes the
book's ideas and offers practical tools (checklists and inventories)
whereby teachers can self-assess the literacy environment of their own

This book is suitable for anyone (graduate students, in-service reading
specialists and curriculum directors, college faculty, and researchers) who
deal directly with issues of classroom literacy.

Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
                            Applied Linguistics
                            Literacy / Reading

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG )

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