With more than forty years of experience in the field,
David Booth is one of our foremost authorities on teaching literacy.
In this expansive survey, David answers real question from
teachers like you about turning research and theory into effective best
practice. Teachers will find the answers they need and can use on almost any
- from phonics and words walls
for beginning readers to guided reading, literature circles, and writing
journals and workshops for more confident readers
- from using traditional texts to
comics, songs and the internet to cover the complete gamut of the new
- from using testing as a teaching
tool to creating a classroom community that is both diverse and welcoming.
But Literacy 101
is more than just a guide – it’s also the compelling story of one teacher’s
journey through literacy. David writes frankly about what has worked and not
worked for him over the years, and how what looks good on paper may need to be
adapted for a real classroom.
Literacy 101 is both a practical handbook
for teaching and a chronicle of personal growth over a career in the classroom.