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Link: Teaching Reading: K-2

Valerie Kostandos's First-Grade Class

Selected Resources


Promoting Readers As Leaders

Video Summary

The Teacher and the Class

Analyzing the Video

Making Connections

Selected Resources

Resources Used By Ms. Kostandos

Allington, Richard. What Really Matters for Struggling Readers: Designing Research-Based Programs. Boston, Mass.: Allyn & Bacon Publisher, 2000.

Atwell, Nancie. In the Middle: New Understandings About Writing, Reading, and Learning. Portsmouth, N.H.: Boynton/Cook Publishers, 1998.

Clay, M. An Observation Survey of Early Literacy Achievement. Portsmouth, N.H.: Heinemann, 1993.

Cunningham, P., and D. Hall. Making Words. Torrance, Calif.: Good Apple Publishers, 1994.

Fletcher, Ralph. What a Writer Needs. Portsmouth, N.H.: Heinemann, 1993.

Gaskins, I. W., et al. "Procedures for Word Learning: Making Discoveries About Words." The Reading Teacher 50 (1996): 312-327.

Holdaway, Don. Stability and Change in Literacy Learning. London, Ontario: Althouse Press, 1983.

Pinnell, G. S., I. C. Fountas, and M. E. Giacobbe. Word Matters: Teaching Phonics and Spelling in the Reading/ Writing Classroom. Portsmouth, N.H.: Heinemann, 1998.

Curwin, Richard L., and Allen N. Mendler. Discipline with Dignity. Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development, September 1999.

Smith, Frank. Reading Without Nonsense. New York, N.Y.: Teachers College Press, 1997.

Books for Students in Ms. Kostandos's Classroom

Krauss, Ruth. The Carrot Seed. New York, N.Y.: Harperfestival, 1993.

Kafka, Sherry. I Need A Friend. New York, N.Y.: Putnam Publishing Group Library, 1971.

Mueller, Virginia. A Halloween Mask for Monster. New York, N.Y.: Viking Press (Penguin Putnam Inc.), 1988.

Mueller, Virginia. Monster Can't Sleep. New York, N.Y.: Viking Press (Penguin Putnam Inc.), 1988.

Mueller, Virginia. A Playhouse for Monster. Morton Grove, Ill.: Albert Whitman & Co., 1985.

Mueller, Virginia. Monster and the Baby. Morton Grove, Ill.: Albert Whitman & Co., 1985.

Shaw, Nancy. Sheep Out to Eat. Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1995.

Shaw, Nancy. Sheep in a Jeep. Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1997.

Additional Resources

Books and Articles:

Avery, C. ...And with a Light Touch: Learning About Reading, Writing and Teaching with First Graders. Portsmouth, N.H.: Heinemann, 1993.

Dahl, K. L., et al. Rethinking Phonics: Making the Best Teaching Decisions. Portsmouth, N.H.: Heinemann, 2001.

Dahl, K. L., and P. L. Scharer. "Phonics Teaching and Learning in Whole Language Classrooms: New Evidence from Research." The Reading Teacher 53, no. 7 (2000).

Gaskins, I.W., et al. "Procedures for Word Learning: Making Discoveries About Words." The Reading Teacher 50, no. 4 (1997).

Morrow, L.M., et al. "Characteristics of Exemplary First-Grade Literacy Instruction." The Reading Teacher 52, no. 5 (1999).

Moustafa, M., and E. Maldonado-Colon. "Whole-to-Parts Phonics Instruction: Building on What Children Know to Help Them Know More." The Reading Teacher 52, no.5 (1999).

Price, D. P. "Explicit Instruction at the Point of Use." Language Arts76, no. 1 (1998).

Web Sites:

International Reading Association

National Council of Teachers of English

National Association of Education of Young Children

Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Ability (CIERA)

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