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             Effective Literacy Practice In Years 1 to 4
                                                  by Ministry of Education
                                                        Wellington New Zealand
 
 

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       2003  pb  200 pages       Item# 539
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0-378-12940-8            $34.95
      
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    It is what teachers actually do,
    moment by moment in their
    classrooms, that makes a
    difference to student achievement.
 
    This book identifies and describes
    the features of literacy teaching
    practice that are clearly linked by
    research to improved outcomes
    for students
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Foreword:
             by Howard Fancy
                 Secretary of Education


Ensuring that all students achieve good strengths in literacy is critical to their subsequent success in education and throughout their lives.  Increasing the effectiveness of teaching practice in this critical area is therefore a priority.  This publication is an important contribution to increasing the range of quality resources information available to teachers.  It has been designed as the key reference for professional development programmes as well as providing a platform for further materials to support literacy teaching and learning in classrooms.  It builds from the work of the 1998 Government-appointed Literacy Taskforce.  This Taskforce provided advice that was a key input into the development of the Literacy Numeracy Strategy.

 

The Literacy Taskforce focused on ways to ensure that all children receive the best possible teaching in the first four years at school.  Included in its report were recommendations that:

  • A statement of best practice be drawn up and promulgated to schools.  This statement should also guide the Ministry of Education’s development and distribution of curriculum materials for both children and teachers and guide schools’ purchases of materials.
  • Reading in Junior Classes be revised.

 

Effective Literacy Practice in Years 1-4 has been developed in response to those recommendations and is integral to the ongoing implementation of the Government’s Literacy Strategy.

During the development of this handbook, surveys of research have highlighted the extent to which effective teaching practice influences learning outcomes.  It is now very clear that effective teaching is the single largest system influence on the achievement of all students.  In order to be as effective as possible, teachers need access to quality resources and information.

 

Research also highlights a number of important dimensions that contribute to effective teaching practice.  The Statement of effective literacy practice that this book articulates is informed by evidence.  It focuses on those dimensions of effective practice that are identified in both New Zealand and international studies.

 

I would like to thank all those people who have been involved in producing this handbook.  The process of development and consultation has involved many teachers, academics, researchers, and policy makers.  The result is a handbook that links literacy teaching practice and learning process, providing advice that we can be confident will lead to improved outcomes for students.

Howard Fancy
Secretary of Education


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Table of Contents: 

 Chapter 1: A Focus on Effective Practice
 Chapter 2: Knowledge of Literacy Learning
 Chapter 3: Knowledge of the Learner
 Chapter 4: Instructional Strategies

 Chapter 5: Engaging Learners with Texts
 Chapter 6: Expectations
 Chapter 7: Partnerships
 Chapter Effective Programmes
 References
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