This K-4 text follows the style of the successful Cunningham/Allington franchise. It is very practical with tons of activities and grounded on solid research. With new chapters on Fluency, Assessment, and a new organization this text offers the most current insight on thinking processes, on reading and writing as language, and on the importance of the affective domain. Other Books by These Authors: Phonics They Use: Words for Reading and Writing, Third EditionPatricia M. Cunningham, Wake Forest UniversityISBN: 0-321-02055-3 Classrooms That Work: They Can All Read and Write, Third EditionPatricia M. Cunningham, Wake Forest UniversityRichard L. Allington, University of FloridaISBN: 0-205-35541-2 Schools That Work: Where All Children Read and Write, Second EditionRichard L. Allington, The University of FloridaPatricia M. Cunningham, Wake Forest UniversityISBN: 0-8013-3246-X "Reading and Writing in Elementary School Classrooms, 4e was well conceived and will only grow in popularity as more and more teachers seek support for the teaching of reading. The book is a great effort on the part of the authors."Professor Lee T. Person, Ed.D, Associate Dean for Education, Ottawa University "Its clear that these authors know the research, know the history of reading instruction, and know the classroom. They have a keen sense of how to help the teachers move forward in understanding and implementing good literacy practices by utilizing new insights without being iconoclastic."Professor James Rooks, Calvin College "The pedagogical elements of the text are excellent. One of the things I like best about the book is the inclusion of the appropriate activities within each chapter so that students can read about and practice the concepts first-hand..."Professor Luther R. Kirk, Longwood University Author Bio David W. Moore serves as a Professor of Education at Arizona State University West where his teaching centers about literacy development. His publication record balances research reports, professional articles, book chapters, and books. Recent co-authored books include Developing readers and writers in the content areas: K-12 (4th ed.) and Starting out: A guide for teaching adolescents who struggle with reading. Patricia M. Cunningham is a professor at Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, North Carolina. In addition to university teaching, she worked for ten years in public school positions that included first-grade teacher, fourth-grade teacher, remedial reading teacher, curriculum coordinator and director of reading. Dr. Cunningham has published numerous research and applied articles. She is also the author of Phonics They Use and coauthor of Schools That Work. Along with Dorothy Hall, she developed the Building Blocks and Four Blocks frameworks for providing balanced literacy instruction in kindergarten and primary grades. James W. Cunningham is Professor of Literacy Education at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in reading and writing education. He has over 85 publications in professional books and journals, and has presented at many national conferences. He serves on the editorial board of four literacy research journals. Sharon Arthur Moore, Literacy Staff Development Specialist for the Osborn School District in Phoenix, Arizona, assists teachers in implementing best practices in literacy. She has published numerous books and articles and is a frequent presenter at national conferences. She has been an elementary teacher, Title I teacher, and university Associate Professor.Patricia M. Cunningham is the author of 'Reading and Writing in Elementary Classrooms: Research-Based K-4 Instruction (5th Edition)', published 2003 under ISBN 9780205386406 and ISBN 0205386407.