Reading and Writing Grade by Grade

Reading and Writing Grade by Grade

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qA tool for analyzing literacy skills and setting specific targets for learning for your kindergartners through third graders. You'll discover what abilities and understandings K-3 students can be expected to have about the print-sound code, comprehension, reading and writing habits, written genres, and language use and conventions. Along with thoughtful commentary and suggestions for instruction, the book and companion DVD include dozens of examples of children's writing, samples of oral reading, and videos of children discussing books and following written directions. Drawn from real classrooms, these work samples show just what makes for competent performance in kindergarten through third grade.q--Publisher.The second-grade piece on doves on page 139 is a case in point. The student knew about doves from personal experience, although some facts no doubt were added to this existing knowledge. ... By comparison, when students write about topics about which they know little or nothing, they likely will be unable to differentiate important from ... Functional writing is narrative in structure, so students who write stories can easily absorb the organizing chronological structure of this genre.

Title:Reading and Writing Grade by Grade
Author:Lauren B. Resnick, Sally Hampton
Publisher:International Reading Assoc. - 2008-11-19


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