The Informed Reading Teacher: Research-Based Practicemodels the idea that the best literacy teacher is the informed literacy teacher. How does a teacher become informed?Through Research What the Research Saysfeatures throughout every chapter distill key concepts from pinnacle search and link them to classroom teaching. Accessible and engaging writing makes the research clear and manageable for preservice and practicing teachers. The Companion Website offers alternative views on research pieces, allowing users to weigh each study and engage in global discussions on what the research says about literacy teaching. Through Assessment and Evaluation A complete chapter demonstrates the importance of weaving assessment and evaluation through all literacy teaching. Assessment and Evaluationfeatures identify specific strategies and the most appropriate contexts for their use. Chapter sections throughout fart 3 model assessment and evaluation in h-2, 3-5, and 6-8 classrooms. Through Professional Development Good literacy teachers stay informed throughout their careers. A complete chapter on professional development illustrates the best ways to continue to develop throughout a teaching career. The Companion Website connects users to many sources for continuing professional development.Bill Harp is the author of 'Informed Reading Teacher: Research-Based Practice, The', published 2004 under ISBN 9780130883384 and ISBN 0130883387.