Bridges to Literacy by Diane Deford, Carol Lyons, Gay Su Pinnell.
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Bridges to Literacy

Bridges to Literacy

Learning from Reading Recovery

By Edited by Diane Deford, Edited by Carol Lyons, Edited by Gay Su Pinnell

In 1984, Carol Lyons and Diane DeFord joined the team of Charlotte Huck and Gay Su Pinnell in a new venture: implementing Reading Recovery as a small pilot project in Columbus, Ohio. Ever since that time, they have been on a fascinating "transitional" journey, seeking to make connections between their previous beliefs and understandings about children and teachers as learners and readers, and new insights they were having through their work with teachers and children. This book is entitled Bridges to Literacy because it attempts to represent the routes, or bridges, the authors have formed...

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In 1984, Carol Lyons and Diane DeFord joined the team of Charlotte Huck and Gay Su Pinnell in a new venture: implementing Reading Recovery as a small pilot project in Columbus, Ohio. Ever since that time, they have been on a fascinating "transitional" journey, seeking to make connections between their previous beliefs and understandings about children and teachers as learners and readers, and new insights they were having through their work with teachers and children. This book is entitled Bridges to Literacy because it attempts to represent the routes, or bridges, the authors have formed between two adjacent ideas: one-on one instruction and classroom instruction.

One question they are often asked about Reading Recovery is "Why can't it be done in groups?" Reading Recovery was designed by Marie Clay and her colleagues to solve a problem they were having in excellent classroom environments. Some children were not engaging in the classroom demonstrations these teachers were devising; they needed finely tuned, one-on-one instruction from "noticing" teachers who could follow their every move to confirm and lead them into building a firm knowledge base about strategies in reading. However, many of the procedures and materials used in Reading Recovery are based on good instructional techniques that classroom teachers may use with groups of children.

Contents

Contents:
I. On Reading Recovery
1. Reading Recovery: Learning How to Make a Difference, G. S. Pinnell, M. D. Fried, & R. Estice
2. Maintaining the Integrity of a Promising Program: The Case of Reading Recovery, C. Dunkeld
3. Reading Recovery Surprises, M. M. Clay
II. On Reading and Readers
4. Using Reading and Writing to Support the Reader, D. DeFord
5. Literacy Environments That Support Strategic Readers, K. G. Short
6. Selecting Books for Beginning Readers. Children's Literature Suitable for Young Readers: A Bibliography, B. Peterson
7. Bringing Home and School Literacy Together Through the Reading Recovery Program, K. E. Holland
III. On Teaching and Teachers
8. Teachers and Children Learning, G. S. Pinnell
9. Changing Contexts for Literacy Learning: The Impact of Reading Recovery on One First Grade Teacher, D. P. Woolsey
10. Helping a Learning Disabled Child Enter the Literate World, C. A. Lyons
11. Literacy in the Classroom, C. S. Huck & G. S. Pinnell

Related PD Services

Email planningservices@heinemann.com if you would like to contact Diane Deford directly about professional development support. Email planningservices@heinemann.com if you would like to contact Carol Lyons directly about professional development support.

Seminars

Email planningservices@heinemann.com if you would like to contact Gay Su Pinnell directly about professional development support.