Dr. Roya Scales, Professor in the School of Teaching and Learning, has published the book, Teaching Reading and Writing PreK-3: A Practical Approach.
Effective literacy instruction lies at the intersection of theory and practice. But how does one combine these principles to design and implement effective reading and writing lessons that are accessible, engaging, and practical?
Teaching Reading and Writing PreK-3 provides preservice teachers with a multi-layered approach for creating strategies to guide student literacy from kindergarten through grade three. Written directly to the reader with inclusive language, it incorporates recurring themes vital for the nurturing of literacy, such as connecting theory to clinical placements; student diversity; equity; differentiating instruction for various abilities; the instruction-assessment cycle, and more.