Get to the heart of the matter--how do children learn to read, and learn to love to read?Giving youthe confidenceyou need to teach reading in today's classrooms, Diane Nettles takes you on a journey of understanding reading as a literarysocial endeavor(the whole), of learning to teachthe skillschildren need to be successful readers (the parts), and finally, ofmotivatingchildren to read a lot--the "heart" of learning to read. Readers of this no-nonsense textbook are reflective as they learn scientifically-based strategies for teaching the "whole," the "parts," and the "heart" of literacy.What makesComprehensive Literacy Instruction in Today's Classrooms: The Whole, the Parts, and the Heartunique? It's packed within-class lessons, illustrating the concepts you are learning, that you can take right into your classroom! "The Diverse Reading Classroom" boxesin every chapter include in-depth information about a particular topic from a broad diversity perspective--defined as cultural, inclusion, gifted & talented, and so forth, not just ethnic diversity. "Modified Instruction for ELL" boxesat the end of every chapter include special lesson plans for adapting lessons for English language learners. "Home-School Connection" boxesin every chapter offer recommendations and hands-on activities for involving parents or guardians in the development of their children's literacy. What are professors saying aboutComprehensive Literacy Instruction in Today's Classrooms? "The main strength of the material. . .is the model of instruction provided, specifically the addition of 'the heart' component. Texts typically address the whole and parts components--addressing the heart issues provides a more comprehensive model." --Maureen Kincaid, North Central College"The strengths of this text include the breadth and depth of content and illustrations/examples. Another strength is the interactive nature of involving the reader at the beginning of each chapter with an exercise that gets them into the material. The examples and ready to use instructional aids makes this a valuable text. The many suggestions for using specific children's literature with the instructional activities are extremely helpful for the pre-service and novice teacher." --Dennis Kear, Wichita State University Comprehensive Literacy Instruction in Today's Classrooms teaches you to teach kids to love to read!Diane H. Nettles is the author of 'Comprehensive Literacy Instruction in Today's Classrooms: The Whole, the Parts, and the Heart', published 2005 under ISBN 9780205344253 and ISBN 0205344259.