Striking a Balance: A Comprehensive Approach to Early Literacy

6th Edition

Nancy Lee Cecil, Albert S. Lozano, Mae Chaplin

Routledge
May 25, 2020 Forthcoming
Textbook - 520 Pages - 85 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138336780 - CAT# K393755

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Summary

Now in its sixth edition, Striking a Balance clearly illustrates how to create a comprehensive early literacy program that places direct skills instruction within the context of rich and varied reading and writing experiences.

Text discussions, dynamic activities, and valuable appendices provide a variety of effective instructional resources, selected based on research and teacher testimonials. The sixth edition incorporates recent updates to national and state standards, as well as expanded sections on working with English language learners and students with special needs, while maintaining the book’s essential features: classroom vignettes, discussion questions, field-based activities, a student website, and study guide. 

An essential resource for early literacy instructors, this textbook’s practical approach fundamentally demonstrates how children develop authentic literacy skills through a combination of direct strategy instruction and motivating contexts.

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