Schools that Work: Where All Children Read and Write

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HarperCollins College Publishers, 1996 - Language arts (Elementary) - 275 pages
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This book explains how elementary schools need to be reorganized to foster the kinds of classrooms where all children become readers and writers. Drawing on their 50 years' combined experience, the authors present exemplary efforts in real schools across the country and offer a clear view of how schools must change to meet the increase demands of education for the 21st century.

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This is a thought provoking book with lots of ideas to move literacy instruction forward in all schools. Read full review

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Richard Allington is coauthor of No More Summer-Reading Loss, part of Heinemann's Not This But That series as well as editor of Big Brother and the National Reading Curriculum. Dick is a professor of literacy studies at the University of Tennessee. He is a past-president of the International Reading Association and the Literacy Research Association. Dick and Anne McGill-Franzen were awarded the Albert J. Harris Award for their study of ameliorating summer reading loss. Toegther the co-edited the Handbook of Reading Disability Research and Summer Reading: Closing the Rich/Poor Reading Achievement Gap. He was previously the Irving and Rose Fien Professor of Education at the University of Florida. Dick is a member of the Reading Hall of Fame and the recipient of numerous awards for his contributions to understanding reading difficulties. He is the author/coauthor of several books, including What Really Matters for Struggling Readers: Designing Research-based Programs.

Pat Cunningham is a professor of education at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Pat has taught first grade, fourth grade, and remedial reading and has over 30 years of teaching experience. She is involved in staff development with teachers and administrators across the United States. Pat was inducted into the International Reading Association s Reading Hall of Fame in 2002.

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