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The versatile and practical handbook to promote students' literacy and learning!

Scores of children across the country do not read with comprehension, and literacy has become a national priority. In Literacy Matters, internationally recognized author, educational coach, and consultant Robin Fogarty defines and reviews 15 practical literacy approaches that teachers can use across all content areas and grade levels to help students develop essential literacy skills. This user-friendly resource provides strategies for immediate implementation with an overview of the research and best practices associated with each strategy.

With an easy-to-use menu that enables teachers to select the specific strategies they want to use to boost content-area literacy and comprehension, this valuable guide explores proven instructional methods such as

Teaching metacognitive student thinking; Creating literature circles; Involving parents and community; Tapping into prior knowledge; Using technology to impact literacy acquisition

Put these strategies to use in your classroom, and watch as your students improve their reading and comprehension, and apply these tools for success across content areas and in their lives!

Enter Literacy with a Multiple Intelligences Approach
Enter literacy with a multiple intelligences approach

Howard Gardner's (1983) work in the area of multiple intelligences has produced a theory that is embraced fully by the educational community. Basically, the theory states that the human mind has multiple intelligences, as opposed to the notion of general intelligence traditionally held. Using a number of criteria, Gardner has identified eight intelligences to date: verbal/linguistic, visual/spatial, mathematical/logical, musical/rhythmic, bodily/kinesthetic, interpersonal/social, intrapersonal/reflective, and the naturalist/physical world.

Gardner postulates a possible ninth intelligence or, as he has called it, the eight-and-one-half intelligence—the existential or cosmic intelligence. He is looking to neurologists for information on a processing locale in the brain for the big questions about life and the universe—the philosophical questions that are pondered ...

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