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Creating Strategic Readers: Techniques for Developing Competency in Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension
by Valerie Ellery
|Grades||K – 3|
This bestseller will help you meet the challenges of educating your 21st-century learners. Author Valerie Ellery describes a comprehensive literacy classroom, detailing appropriate curriculum, assessment, and instruction. She then focuses on the five essential reading components—phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.
The book includes numerous exciting and engaging techniques geared to students’ reading levels and incorporating students' multiple intelligences. This updated, revised, and expanded second edition features
- Over 140 classroom-tested techniques
- 35 new techniques
- An expanded focus on educating the whole child
- A motivation/engagement section for many techniques
- An accompanying CD with a wide assortment of reproducibles and assessment forms
Ellery, V. (2009). Creating Strategic Readers: Techniques for Developing Competency in Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension (2nd ed.). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.
Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Recurring Lesson
Students learn that dogs are more than just pets in this lesson, which teaches them to use research and vocabulary-acquisition strategies to learn and write about working dogs.