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Rereading Fluency

Bess Altwerger , Nancy Jordan , Nancy Shelton

Pub Date: 10/17/2007
Product Type: Paperback
Grade: K - 6th

  Rereading Fluency is an important and timely book…. The authors do not just criticize current policies and practices but offer alternatives for improving the quality of reading assessment and instruction. —Richard L. Allington   Has your school spent tens of thousands or more dollars on fluency-based... more

Reading for Profit

Bess Altwerger

Pub Date: 5/3/2005 1
Product Type: Paperback
Grade: K - 6th

Why is reading instruction so often focused on the mechanical transmission of skills rather than on the development of meaningful literacy? To understand why, we need to know who: who decides how children will be taught, and who benefits from that decision? Reading for Profit demonstrates conclusively that the pedagogical is political.—Alfie... more

Whole Language

Bess Altwerger , Carole Edelsky , Barbara Flores

Pub Date: 11/14/1990
Product Type: Paperback
Grade: K - 5th

A careful and rigorous explanation of the philosophy and learning theory behind whole language.—Rethinking SchoolsJust what is Whole Language? Does the term have a core meaning? As teachers, researchers, and teacher educators, the authors of this book maintain that it does and, having worked extensively with the concept of... more