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1.   Phonics They Use: Words for Reading and Writing
by Patricia Marr Cunningham


Addison-Wesley Pub Co
Textbook Binding - 196 pages
3 edition (September 7, 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Steve Pabis , May 19, 2000 5 out of 5 stars
Phonics They Use
I too had this for my reading methods class. I totally agree with the other responses. It is an excellent reference book Read more

 


2.   Dyslexia : Theory & Practice of Remedial Instruction
by Diana Brewster Clark, Joanna Kellogg Uhry


York Press
Paperback
2nd edition (September 1995)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
A reviewer, September 30, 1998 5 out of 5 stars
Great-Knowledgable yet approachable
I borrowed a copy of this book from the Parents Education Resource Center and have so extensively bookmarked it for use in planning my sons education I felt I should purchase my own! Read more

 


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Best Practices in Literacy Instruction
by Linda B. Gambrell(Editor), et al


Guilford Press
Paperback - 327 pages
0 edition (March 1999)
 
Timothy Rasinski, PhD, Kent State University
This book goes a long way in identifying state-of-the-art instructional practices for literacy educators. Contributing authors, informed and respected literacy scholars, provide in-depth treatment of many of the critical issues facing teachers of reading. The voices of real teachers add texture,... Read more

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Aunt Chip and the Great Triple Creek Dam Affair
by Patricia Polacco


Philomel Books
Hardcover
(April 1996)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
From Booklist
Ages 5^-8. Aunt Chip took to her bed 50 years ago when the big television tower came to town and the library closed. She knew there would be consequences, and there were--everyone stopped reading, and now they don't remember how. When Aunt Chip learns that, she gets out of bed and begins teaching... Read more

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25 Holiday & Seasonal Emergent Reader Mini-Books
by Maria Fleming


Scholastic Trade
Paperback - 64 pages
(July 1998)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
Synopsis
Children will love putting together irresistible mini-books that celebrate special days, from national holidays to birthdays and much more. Each lively eight-page story contains simple language and delightful illustrations. Read more

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21st Century Guide to Increasing Your Reading Speed (21st Century Reference)
by Laurie E. Rozakis(Editor), Ellen Lichtenstein (Editor)


Dell Pub Co
Mass Market Paperback - 228 pages
(March 1995)
  Avg. Customer Review:
1 out of 5 stars
Synopsis
A collection of time-saving techniques enables readers to measure their reading speeds and comprehension levels, learn how to skim and pre-read, master the reading secrets of SQ3R and PQRST, and reduce computer-related eyestrain. Read more

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Reading Comprehension Success : In 20 Minutes a Day (2nd Edition)
by Elizabeth Chesla


Learning Express
Paperback - 192 pages
2 edition (June 1998)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
Muriel Ann Hauf, Katherine Gibbs School
Reading Comprehension Success in 20 Minutes a Day is a very basic (and non-intimidating) book that could be used successfully to train our students not only to read better but also to write better. Its content pertains to the work world, which is also a positive. Read more

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Content Area Reading : Literacy and Learning Across the Curriculum
by Richard T. Vacca, Jo Anne L. Vacca


Addison-Wesley Pub Co
Hardcover - 480 pages
6th edition (August 1998)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
A reviewer, December 14, 1999 5 out of 5 stars
Still the best reading methods book around
This book by Vacca is still the best of the content-area reading books on the market. Unlike many of the others out there, this one shows splendid visual representations and step-by-step approaches to a variety of reading strategies for secondary teachers. Save yourself time. Give this one a try. Read more

 


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The Children's Writer's Reference
by Eric Suben, Berthe Amoss


Writers Digest Books
Paperback - 272 pages
(November 1999)
 
Amazon.com
The Children's Writer's Reference is a book of lists held together by strong connective tissue. Some of the lists, such as those explaining publishing terms or the various types of novelty children's books, provide a great service to a children's-book author. If you are writing a novelty book, you... Read more

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Literacy at the Crossroads : Crucial Talk About Reading, Writing, and Other Teaching Dilemmas
by Regie Routman


Heinemann (Tx)
Paperback - 222 pages
(May 1996)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3 out of 5 stars
Book Description
From ill-informed politicians, parents, and news reporters, the message is clear: whole language is to blame for illiteracy, declining test scores, and poor spelling and grammar skills. But is whole language-when accurately understood and practiced-truly at fault? Shouldn't we first question the... Read more

11.   Literacy : Helping Children Construct Meaning
by J. David Cooper


Houghton Mifflin College
Paperback
4th edition (August 1999)
 

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Triple Your Reading Speed
by Wade E. Cutler


IDG Books Worldwide
Paperback - 206 pages
3rd edition (January 1993)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Synopsis
A guide to tripling one's reading speed features eye exercises to control and expand vision, drills for practicing pacing and block reading, and strategies for mastering the ""two-stop"" reading method. Read more

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Flynt-Cooter Reading Inventory for the Classroom
by E. Sutton Flynt, et al


Merrill Pub Co
Paperback - 240 pages
3rd Sprl edition (January 1998)
 

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Literacy for the 21st Century: A Balanced Approach
by Gail E. Tompkins


Prentice Hall
Textbook Binding - 530 pages
1 edition (October 8, 1996)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
The publisher, Prentice-Hall Career & Technology
Literacy for the Twenty-first Century offers a readable, field-tested and practical approach based on four contemporary theories of literacy learning--constructivist, sociolinguistic, interactive and reader response. The text demonstrates how to implement a literature-based reading program with... Read more

15.   The Literacy Crisis : False Claims, Real Solutions
by Jeff McQuillan


Heinemann
Paperback - 115 pages
(May 1998)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
Book Description
This is the clearest argument for the absolute necessity of engaging children in literate activity-reading and writing-since Frank Smith's Understanding Reading was published twenty-five years ago. -Richard Allington, Author of No Quick Fix Are you disturbed by endless claims about the "crisis" in... Read more

16.   The Copyeditor's Handbook : A Guide for Book Publishing and Corporate Communications : With Exercises and Answer Keys
by Amy Einsohn


Univ California Press
Paperback - 409 pages
(April 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
The Copyeditor's Handbook is a lively, practical manual for newcomers to publishing and for experienced editors who want to fine-tune their skills or broaden their understanding of the craft. Addressed to copyeditors in book publishing and corporate communications, this thoughtful handbook explains... Read more

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Reading for a Living : How to Be a Professional Story Analyst for Film and Television
by T. L. Katahn


Blue Arrow Books
Paperback - 177 pages
(January 1991)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
The Coast Book Review Service
This is one terrific book....(READING FOR A LIVING), written with intelligence and pizzazz, is a superior work that deserves a long life in print. Excellent. Read more

18.   Literacy : Helping Children Construct Meaning
by J. David Cooper


Houghton Mifflin College
Paperback
3rd edition (October 1996)
 

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Wolf!
by Becky Bloom, Pascal Biet (Illustrator)


Grolier Publications
Hardcover - 32 pages
1 Amer Ed edition (March 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars
From Kirkus Reviews , February 1, 1999
An entertaining tale featuring well-known figures; a tired, hungry wold enters a little town populated by disgruntled people, humorously drawn by Biet. He carries a hobo's kerchief on a stick, has ``only a little money that he kept for emergencies.'' He ventures out to a farm, planning to eat the... Read more

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Qualitative Reading Inventory-II
by Lauren Leslie, Joanne Caldwell


Addison-Wesley Pub Co
Textbook Binding - 323 pages
Spiral edition (January 1995)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Katherine T. Sullivan , May 12, 2000 5 out of 5 stars
QRI II: Use in Diagnosing and Improving Reading Abilities
This collection of reading samples, and a detailed guide in using them in creating running records, grade-level assessments, as well as assisting the reading teacher in gaining a basic understanding of each student's comprehension strengths and weaknesses, is an essential addition to a serious... Read more

 


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Starting Out Right : A Guide to Promoting Children's Reading Success
by M. Susan Burns(Editor), et al


National Academy Press
Paperback - 182 pages
(January 1999)
 
Synopsis
With literacy problems plaguing as many as four in ten children in America, this book discusses how best to help children succeed in reading. It includes 55 activities to do with children to help them become successful readers, a list of recommended children's books, and a guide to CD-ROMs and... Read more

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Why Our Children Can't Read and What We Can Do About It : A Scientific Revolution in Reading
by Diane McGuinness, Steven Pinker


Touchstone Books
Paperback - 400 pages
1 touchsto edition (March 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
The Wall Street Journal, Rita Kramer
By insisting that her own method is the only way to teach reading, Ms. McGuinness may overstate her case.... The real news this book brings us is that no child has to fail at learning to read, that there are ways to help those who have trouble without consigning them to the dust heap of special-ed... Read more

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The Gutenberg Elegies : The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age
by Sven Birkerts


Fawcett Books
Paperback
(November 1995)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
One of the most meditative and thoughtful books yet on the differences between the Print Age and the Information Age. Unlike many technothusiasts, who dream wildly of things that might become (and often write with the conviction of a child telling a poorly-constructed fib), Birkerts is maturely... Read more

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Montessori Read & Write : A Parent's Guide to Literacy for Children
by Lynne Lawrence


Three Rivers Pr
Paperback - 160 pages
1 Pbk Ed edition (September 1998)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
Book Description
In Montessori Read & Write, Lynne Lawrence, a leading Montessori practitioner, shows you how you can teach your children to read and write using the famous Montessori system. The book is packed with ideas and age-specific activities and games that make learning easy and fun. It puts children on the... Read more

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501 Reading Comprehension Questions (Skill Builders Practice)
by Shirley Tarbell


Learning Express
Paperback - 192 pages
16 edition (February 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
Book Description
501 Reading Comprehension Questions includes reading samples ranging from simple instructions and general interest magazine articles up to basic-level college textbook materials. Read more

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