2nd Edition

Apprenticeship in Literacy Transitions Across Reading and Writing, K-4

By Linda Dorn, Tammy Jones Copyright 2012

    Grounded in social and cognitive learning theories, the second edition of Apprenticeship in Literacy: Transitions Across Reading and Writing, K-4 still details the seven principles of apprenticeship learning and helps K -4 teachers implement and assess guided reading, assisted writing, literature discussion groups, word study lessons, and literacy centers across an integrated curriculum. The new edition also features the following: Updated research emphasizing the importance of early reading as a road map for successInformation on how behaviors, from emergent to fluent, align to the Common Core State StandardsDozens of new classroom examples-;students' work, photographs, transcripts, teacher-student conferences, and reproducible resourcesLanguage prompts that promote self-regulated learnersSchedules for implementing a workshop framework in whole-group, small-group, and one-to-one settingsSuggestions for incorporating information texts into a balanced literacy programStronger emphasis on the importance of the writing processAdditional ideas on establishing routines and organizing the classroomThe theme of apprenticeship in literacy resonates throughout the book: children learn from teachers and teachers learn from one another as they promote children's transfer of knowledge across multiple contexts. The final chapter provides real-world examples of teachers working together to ensure that all children become literate.Since its original publication in 1998, Apprenticeship in Literacy has become a teacher favorite, covering all aspects of a balanced literacy program in an integrated manner and showing how all components are differentiated to address the needs of diverse learners. An apprenticeship approach to literacy emphasizes the role of the teacher in providing demonstrations, engaging children, monitoring their understanding, providing timely support, and ultimately withdrawing that support as the child gains independence.

    Introduction; chapter one: The Right to Literacy; chapter two: A Cognitive Apprenticeship Approach to Literacy; chapter three: A Balanced Literacy Curriculum; chapter four: Guided Reading; chapter five: Assisted Writing; chapter six: Independent Writing; chapter seven: Letters, Sounds, and Word Study; chapter eight: Organizing for Independence and Transfer; chapter nine: High-Quality Literacy Classrooms; chapter ten: Supplementary Support for Struggling Readers; chapter eleven: Teachers Working Together for Children


    Linda J. Dorn id professor of reading education and di-rector of the Center for Literacy at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She has taught since 1982 in the elementary grades, Reading Recovery, and college. She has also coauthored six books, book chapters, articles, and professional development videos. Tammy Jones is Vice President of Professional Development at Benchmark Education Company. She has taught since 1986 in the elementary grades, Reading Recovery, and as adjunct for reading education classes at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She has also coauthored professional books and curriculum for Benchmark Education Company.

    "Anyone who teaches children to read, from the classroom teacher to intervention specialists, will appreciate the wealth of information and resources available in this book." - Library Media Connection