Literacy for the 21st Century: Teaching Reading and Writing in Pre-Kindergarten Through Grade 4 provides a solid foundation in the content of literacy instructionphonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehensionliberally spiced with Gail Tompkins's trademark "minilessons" and illustrated with children's writing samples. Included are a wealth of age-appropriate assessment tools, authentic classroom activities, and illustrative examples of how effective teachers engage children in preschool through primary grades in the captivating act of reading and writing. Features of this text include: Teaching notes that identify the best strategies for ELL and PreK populations. Free CD-ROM that features video footage from authentic K-4 classrooms. The CD is integrated into the text via margin notes and a full-color insert. Chapter-opening vignettes and How Effective Teachers... at the end of each chapter to highlight real classrooms and real teaching strategies. Spotlight features for looking closely at individual students and teachershighlighting individual attention, assessment and evaluation, and the best teaching practices while emphasizing a focus on struggling readers and English language learners.Tompkins, Gail E. is the author of 'Literacy for the 21st Century Teaching Reading and Writing in Pre-Kindergarten Through Grade 4', published 2002 under ISBN 9780130987198 and ISBN 0130987190.