This core reading methods text takes an integrated, developmental approach to reading instruction, an approach supported by the text's unique organization: Early Readers (grades K-2), Interpretive Readers (grades 3-5),and Critical Readers (grades 6-8).These sections weave together discussions of skills, strategies, and assessment procedures that support literacy growth, consistently grounding discussions in the INTASC principles. Basing their presentation on the social constructivist theory, the authors place readers squarely in the reading classroom, ground their theoretical discussions with self-regulating pedagogy, and provide readers with a wealth of classroom vignettes, examples, and activities. Features fit into the text's workshop approach. Connections: What's Next?This chapter-ending graphic charts the developmental framework, organizing information for each developmental stage while illustrating the overlap among stages. For Your Portfoliosuggests portfolio entries that align with the INTASC principles as well as the IRA/NCTE standards, and chronicle your learning in the course. See for Yourselfoffers interactive learning activities that connect ideas from the text to actual and virtual classrooms. Assessment is integrated throughout the text; look for assessment icons in the margins. A fully integrated Companion Website at www.prenhall.com/lenskiprovides users with access to self-assessments, research, activities, and an online journal.Lenski, Susan Davis is the author of 'Becoming a Teacher of Reading A Developmental Approach', published 2003 under ISBN 9780130608574 and ISBN 0130608572.