- ix, 197 pages : 26 cm
- Additional Authors
- Balius, Angie,Langer, Judith A.,McCourtney, Emily,Widtmann, Mary,
- "Perfect text for preparing teachers of reading and writing. Invaluable rich resource for practicing teachers and literacy coaches Using a rich array of research-based strategies, this book will help teachers in grades 2-8 to help the young readers and writers in their classrooms to think big by using a cognitive strategies approach to literacy instruction. It provides specific teaching strategies, activities, and extended lessons to make visible for students the cognitive strategies, or thinking tools, experienced readers and writers use to construct meaning from and with texts. It also explores how cognitive strategies can be embedded into the teaching of narrative, informational, and argumentative reading and writing. Showcasing the work of exemplary teachers, this book includes artifacts and written work produced by students across the grade levels. As an added bonus, QR codes interspersed throughout the book connect readers to student samples, color versions of the featured resources, anchor charts, videos, extended lesson plans, and more"--Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-189) and index.Why take a cognitive strategies approach to helping young readers and writers to think big? -- Best practices in reading and writing instruction for students in grades 2-8 -- Reading and writing narrative texts -- Reading and writing informative/expository texts -- Reading and writing opinion, persuasive, interpretive, and argumentative texts.