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The definitive reference for reading and literacy from kindergarten through collegeThis comprehensive fifth edition of a bestselling classic offers an unparalleled source of timely, practical information on all aspects of reading instruction. Ready for immediate use, it offers over 190 up-to-date lists for developing instructional materials and lesson planning. The book is organized into 15 convenient sections full of practical examples, key words, teaching ideas, and activities that can be used as is or adapted to meet students' diverse needs. New topical areas include: ideas for non-narrative reading; word walls; graphic organizer and concept development software; new literacies, such as 'zines, Internet terms, emoticons, e-mail, and chat; as well as weekly writing prompts.Edward Bernard Fry, PhD (Laguna Beach, CA), is Professor Emeritus of Education at Rutgers University and internationally renowned inventor of his eponymous Readability Graph. Jacqueline E. Kress, EdD (Elizabeth, NJ), is Dean of Education at New York Institute of Technology.
Edward B. Fry, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Education at Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ) where, for 24 years, he was director of the Reading Center. At Rutgers, Dr. Fry taught graduate and undergraduate courses in reading, curriculum, and other educational subjects, and served as chairman and dissertation committee member for doctoral candidates in reading and educational psychology. As the Reading Center director, he provided instruction for children with reading problems, trained teacher candidates, and conducted statewide reading conferences. Dr. Fry is known internationally for his Readability Graph which is used by teachers, publishers, and others to judge the reading difficulty of books and other materials. He is also well known for his Instant Words, high-frequency word list, and for reading, spelling, and secondary curriculum materials. He works as a curriculum author and skis and swims whenever possible.
Jacqueline E. Kress, Ed.D., is Dean and Professor of Education at New York Institute of Technology (Old Westbury, NY) where she teaches reading methods courses and works with college and school faculty in the preparation and development of teachers, educational technology specialists, and other educators. She is an experienced reading teacher and teacher educator, having taught developmental and remedial reading in urban elementary schools, and reading skills and methods courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Kress has designed numerous educational programs, including programs to increase P-12 students’ literacy and school achievement. She is the author of The ESL Teacher’s Book of Lists and coauthor of The Readability Machine (both published by Jossey-Bass).