By Lara J. Handsfield
This accomplished textbook introduces readers to the main influential theories and types of studying and literacy, starting from behaviorism and early information-processing theories to social constructionist and important theories. targeting how those theories hook up with assorted curricular techniques to literacy guideline (pre-K to grade 12), the writer indicates how they either form and are formed by way of daily literacy practices in school rooms. Readers are invited to discover special vignettes that supply a practice-based view of theories as they're dropped at lifestyles within the school room.
in contrast to different books on literacy theories, this one devotes enormous awareness to linguistically and culturally assorted study rooms and 21st-century applied sciences.
- Descriptions of famous curricular types and evaluate methods.
- Detailed examples from particular parts of examining and literacy guide which are well-liked in today’s faculties.
- Textbox discussions exploring histories, terminology, and debates correct to the theories offered.
- Examination of ways theories and practices relate to present coverage tasks, comparable to the typical middle nation Standards.
- User-friendly textual content beneficial properties, reminiscent of charts, reference lists, and inset containers to aid make clear complicated concepts.
“In those instances, whilst academics are maligned in either the preferred press literature, a quantity reminiscent of this gives the aptitude to supply highbrow freedom within the complicated paintings of teaching.”
—From the Foreword through Annemarie Sullivan Palincsar, collage of Michigan
“Finally, a textual content that brings jointly and honors a number of views and makes transparent the facility of a very good concept for making feel of our worldviews. Handsfield offers dependent demonstrations of the family members of literacy theories to activities, judgements, and practices. A must-read for literacy educators and researchers.”
—Victoria Risko, Vanderbilt University
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Literacy Theory as Practice: Connecting Theory and Instruction in K–12 Classrooms (Language and Literacy Series) by Lara J. Handsfield