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Answers to Your Biggest Questions About Teaching Elementary Reading

Five to Thrive [series]

Research-backed, classroom-tested advice helps reading teachers build and maintain an inclusive reading community; organize student-centered, responsive instruction; implement effective assessment methods; and empower student readers.

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Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781071858011
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Series: Corwin Literacy
  • Year: 2022
  • Page Count: 192
  • Publication date: March 24, 2022

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Teach reading right with just-in-time expert advice!

Whether you’re new to teaching reading or if you are a veteran whose goal is to focus on authentic reading instruction, this book is designed to be an on-the-desk companion, providing answers to your burning teaching questions at the moment you most need them.

A lot has changed in reading instruction over the past decades, with old assumptions and tired curricula making way for both trusted and new best practices. Answers to Your Biggest Questions About Teaching Elementary Reading, written by a veteran teacher who’s an expert in literacy instruction, offers research-backed, classroom-tested guidance to set you on the right path. Through practical teaching strategies, classroom examples, actionable steps, further reading suggestions, and more, you’ll learn to

  • Build and maintain an inclusive, equitable classroom reading community
  • Structure, organize, and plan student-centered, responsive reading instruction
  • Design and implement compassionate, effective assessment methods
  • Engage and empower students to develop agency as readers

You became a teacher to teach students—not curriculum. With this indispensable book by your side, you’ll develop practices that prioritize student well-being and success.



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Christina Nosek

Christina Nosek is a passionate classroom teacher of 20 years and literacy education staff developer in her time away from the classroom. She equally loves teaching children and supporting teachers in developing their classroom reading and writing communities. Her past roles include reading specialist and literacy coach. When she is not working in education, she’s enjoying life in the sunny San Francisco Bay Area. This is her second book for teachers.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: How do I build and maintain a reading community?

Chapter 2: How Do I Structure, Organize, and Plan My Reading Instruction?

Chapter 3: What Are the Key Instructional Principles to Know and Use?

Chapter 4: How Do I Use Assessment in the Service of Students?

Chapter 5: How Do I Shift Agency to Students, Engaging and Empowering Them as Readers?

Where Do I Go From Here?





Price: $33.95
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For Instructors

This book is not available as a review copy.

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