Leah will show you how to use the reading/writing connection to help your students learn more efficiently and effectively.
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Specifically, she builds your understanding in this exquisite book by organizing it into three sections, each section building on the one before it. Part 1 explores the essential understandings of the reading/writing connection. Part 2 gives you practical planning strategies so that you can plan in more efficient and effective ways. And finally Part 3 outfits you with teaching strategies that once again show you how to use the reading/writing connection to strengthen your everyday encounters with students. In each of these sections Leah gives you practical ideas that are guided by both her beliefs and her principles.
Because Leah has taught young students herself she knows firsthand how important assessment is and has carefully incorporated assessment into every chapter so that you’ll understand how to assess in the service of student learning. Finally, you’ll be pleased to see that Leah also provides you with many practical ways to integrate phonemic awareness, phonics, word study and spelling into the teaching and planning of both reading and writing.