The fifth edition of this comprehensive resource helps future and practicing teachers recognize and assess literacy problems,
while providing practical, effective intervention strategies to help every student succeed. DeVries thoroughly explores the
major components of literacy, offering an overview of pertinent research, suggested methods and tools for diagnosis and assessment,
intervention strategies and activities, and technology applications to increase students' skills. Updated to reflect the needs
of teachers in increasingly diverse classrooms, the fifth edition addresses scaffolding for English language learners, and
offers appropriate instructional strategies and tailored teaching ideas to help both teachers and their students. Several
valuable appendices include assessment tools, instructions and visuals for creating and implementing the book's more than
150 instructional strategies and activities, and other resources.
New to the Fifth Edition:
Up-to-date and in line with ILA, CCSS, and most state and district literacy
standards, this edition also addresses the important shifts and evolution of these standards.
New chapter on Language Development, Speaking, and Listening covers early literacy, assessment, and interventions.
New intervention strategies and activities are featured in all chapters and
highlight a stronger technology component.
Updated Companion Website with additional
tools, resources, and examples of teachers using assessment strategies.