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: The new title of this book, "Teaching Reading: Pre-K - Grade 3", broadens the scope of teaching and assessment strategies critical for addressing the wide range of abilities of children in these grades. With this new edition the goal was met to provide teachers with research-based, practical teaching and assessment strategies to support the reading development of all children in their classrooms. New to this edition: To match developments in reading research and requirements for Reading First, new sections and teaching strategies were added throughout the book with special emphasis given to vocabulary, informational text, and strategic reading. A new chapter, "Differentiating Reading Instruction", helps teachers understand how to implement ideas from this book into daily classroom instruction. Teaching strategies in every chapter were expanded to provide suggestions for teaching each core area of reading. "Home-School Connections" were updated to reflect the authors' belief that family involvement and support are critical components in the reading and literacy development of children. "Tips for English Language Learners" gives assistance in working with young learners whose first language is not English. A CD-ROM included with each book contains: reproducible record sheets for all assessments; "Animals" picture story book with assessment; "Home-School Connections" letters provided in both English and Spanish; bonus chapter on teaching writing and spelling; and, a listing of Professional Organizations, and, resources for teaching Word Families.