Now Online: Apprenticeship in Literacy, Second Edition

September 17th, 2012

Amid the push and pull of various reforms, initiatives, and standards, teachers need a theory of teaching and learning—a theory that’s grounded in responsive teaching and scaffolding techniques to ensure their students’ success.

In the new edition of Apprenticeship in Literacy, Linda Dorn and Tammy Jones detail an approach in which the teacher demonstrates, engages students, monitors understanding, provides timely support, and gradually withdraws support as students gain independence. They provide a host of practical ways to help kids notice, acquire, and consolidate new literacy knowledge. Readers will get:

  • information on how behaviors, from emergent to fluent, align to the Common Core standards;
  • dozens of new classroom examples—students’ work, photographs, transcripts, teacher-student conferences, and reproducible resources;
  • language prompts that promote self-regulated learners;
  • schedules for implementing a workshop framework in whole-group, small-group, and one-to-one settings;
  • suggestions for incorporating information texts; and
  • stronger emphasis on the importance of the writing process.

Thoroughly updated and expanded, Apprenticeship in Literacy is an essential book for any teacher using a balanced literacy curriculum. It starts shipping later this month, and you can preview the entire text now:

We recently recorded an interview with coauthor Linda Dorn in which she introduces the new edition, highlighting key changes and the reasons behind them:

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