This book reflects the latest, most exciting ideas in literature focus units, reading/writing workshop, and thematic instruction. In the revised second edition of this conveniently organized resource, one of today's leading literacy and language arts authors provides step-by-step instructions for using fifty research based, classroom tested literacy strategies. Many new instructional strategies such as interactive writing, story retelling, and word sorts have been included. These strategies encompass reading, writing, listening, speaking, and visualizingand for each, supportive material helps classroom teachers decide the when, why, and how of optimal use. It also features: ELL margin notes Highlight strategies that have been proven effective with English language learners. Strategies that support recent trends in the field Update the book to create an unsurpassed resource. Categorical Index of strategies Appears on the inside front cover.Tompkins, Gail E. is the author of '50 Literacy Strategies Step by Step', published 2003 under ISBN 9780131121881 and ISBN 013112188X.