Literacy skills are the cornerstone upon which students’ knowledge, self-esteem and future educational opportunities are built. But far too many teachers lack the time, materials and specialised knowledge required to address these skills adequately. To that end, Climbing the Literacy Ladder is a one-stop shop for teachers in need of a plan and rationale to differentiate literacy instruction for all students.
Literacy educator Beverly Tyner presents plans for small-group instruction that addresses primary students’ six developmental stages of reading and writing: Emergent, Beginning, Fledgling, Transitional, Fluent and Independent. To help teachers support students’ literacy development, this book also provides:
If students cannot read with comprehension by Year 3, then their educational future is cast in doubt. Climbing the Literacy Ladder will not only help you grow as a competent and empowered literacy teacher, but also ensure that your students continue to travel a clear and unobstructed educational road.