This inspiring book shows teachers how reading and writing
instruction has evolved – where we were, where we are and where we can go in
literacy learning. It looks at literacy techniques that have ranged over the
years from group reading to language experience to whole language to synthetic
phonics to balanced literacy to reading and writing workshops.
Each chapter begins with a glimpse into a modern classroom
where a remarkable teacher is engaged in a significant literacy event that
inspires and motivates students. The book features a dozen vignettes of these
outstanding teachers in action and reflects on what has happened in the past
that informed their successful classroom practice. David Booth, an
extraordinary educator, then goes on to shares his insights into the way
forward; the changes in literacy education that will merge into education
programs for the next generation of the children.
Whatever Happened to Language
the author’s best literacy strategies from almost half a century of teaching
and enriches them with practical ideas and techniques that teachers can use. It
offers teachers innovative ways to help students develop as competent readers
and writers in our wireless world.