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Griffin, Peg

Overview
Works: 31 works in 117 publications in 3 languages and 8,437 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Abstracts  Examinations 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Redactor
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Most widely held works by Peg Griffin
Starting out right : a guide to promoting children's reading success by M. Susan Burns( )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 3,281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents practical guidelines, program descriptions, advice on resources, and strategies that can be used by parents and caregivers to provide children, from birth through the first years of formal training, with a solid basis upon which to build reading skills
Preventing reading difficulties in young children by Committee on the Prevention of Reading Difficulties in Young Children( )

23 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 2,961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book explores how to prevent reading difficulties in the context of social, historical, cultural, and biological factors." "Contrasting the impaired progress of children with reading difficulties with so-called normal progress, this book examines the factors that put children at risk of poor reading. It explores in detail how to foster literacy from birth through kindergarten and the primary grades, including the evaluation of philosophies, systems, and materials commonly used to teach reading."--Jacket
Knowledge to support the teaching of reading : preparing teachers for a changing world by Catherine E Snow( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is generally accepted that reading with comprehension is key to success in all academic domains. This means that every teacher must be able to help students deepen their reading and writing skills. What is the core knowledge base teachers need for this task? Knowledge to Support the Teaching of Reading offers a definitive guide to reading and literacy preparation in teacher education and professional development."--BOOK JACKET
The construction zone : working for cognitive change in school by Denis Newman( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In its description of several years of painstaking classroom observations and carefully crafted experimental interventions, the 'construction zone' makes clear the cleavage lines between the everyday requirements of classroom teaching and the practice of experimental psychologists. The best intentions of researchers to improve education are often undermined by such differences. The 'construction zone' is the shared psychological space within which teachers construct environments for their students' intellectual development and students construct deeper understandings of the cultural heritage embodied in the curriculum. The core of the book is a set of analyses of children's developmental changes during classroom lessons and individual tutorials designed to teach basic concepts in such diverse areas as natural science, social studies, and arithmetic. Fusing techniques currently in wide use in microsociology, experimental psychology, and ethnographic studies of the classroom, the authors offer a compelling vision of intellectual development as a process of joint constructive interaction mediated by cultural artifacts. Their approach makes it possible to retain the strength of a developmental perspective which treats intellectual change as a constructive process in the spirit of Piaget, while making it clear that developmental change is simultaneously a social process of cultural transformation as emphasized by Vygotsky and his students
Contextual factors in education : improving science and mathematics education for minorities and women by Michael Cole( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book summarizes research on the various ways that students' cultural backgrounds and innate ways of learning affect academic achievement. It also offers descriptions and recommendations for improving science and mathematics education for minorities and women, based on successful programs, that take these differences into account. The focus is on the development of constructive educational, environments in which women and minorities are offered enhanced opportunities to gain knowledge and to explore new technologies in math and science. The following eight chapters are included: (1) Introduction; (2) Spending Time on Learning; (3) Recontextualizing Tasks; (4) The Classroom Level; (5) Computers' Impact on the Context of Instruction; (6) Activity Systems at the Level of the School; (7) The School in the Community; and (8) Conclusions and Recommendations. A 10-page list of references is included. The appendix lists a subcommittee of 31 scholars whose deliberations as part of a committee to address how the context of instruction affects learning helped to produce this book. (VM)
Assessing comprehension in a school setting by Thomas Dieterich( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ambientes de lenguaje y alfabetizacion en programas presscolares = Language and literacy environments in preschools by Catherine E Snow( )

1 edition published in 2002 in Spanish and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language and literacy environments in preschools by Catherine E Snow( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preventing reading difficulties in young children( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summarizes how reading develops and how reading instruction should proceed
La zona de construcción del conocimiento : trabajando por un cambio cognitivo en educación by Denis Newman( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in Spanish and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un Buen comienzo : guía para promover la lectura en la infancia( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers in applied linguistics by Thomas Dieterich( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assessing Comprehension in a School Setting. Linguistics and Reading, Series 3. Papers in Applied Linguistics by Center for Applied Linguistics( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is intended to help instructors construct reading tests. All the chapters are concerned with viewing two complementary aspects of the written text materials that is used as the base for testing: (1) the relations that hold among the parts of a written text that occur together; and (2) the fact that each word in a text plays certain roles in the language as a whole and is subject to certain restrictions on how it can be used in any text of the language. These two aspects of language are basic to modified cloze test building and modified miscue test building, the kinds of tests treated in the chapters in this book. The following topics are developed: (1) cloze testing and reading; (2) building a group test; (3) interpretation of test results; (4) teaching strategies related to a reading test; and (5) building an individual test. The appendices include a sample passage, samples of construction worksheets, and the passages used in constructing the sample cloze tests. A bibliography is included. (AMH)
Starting Out Right: A Guide to Promoting Children's Reading Success. Specific Recommendations from America's Leading Researchers on How toHelp Children Become Successful Readers by M. Susan Burns( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noting the increasing number of students who cannot read, this book shows parents, educators, caregivers, policymakers, and others how to promote the reading success of young children. It focuses on children from birth through the first 5 years of formal schooling, and includes practical guidelines, program descriptions, advice on resources, and strategies for use in everyday life (including practical literacy and language activities for parents and their young children) and activities and practices for classrooms. Following a brief introduction, the first chapter discusses the process of reading. This chapter outlines the characteristics of good readers, circumstances that promote reading, and the kinds of opportunities that enable children to be successful readers. The next chapter focuses on children through age four. This chapter covers the key aspects of language and literacy and activities for very young children; the role of home, day care, and preschool environments in literacy development; and language and literacy activities in preschool. The third chapter looks at children in kindergarten through third grade and provides families and communities a basis for understanding and helping as teachers work with children at this level of reading development. This chapter describes the elements of effective classroom instruction in the early grades. The last chapter addresses reading difficulties and features a variety of interventions to help struggling readers, such as tutoring, pull-out remediation programs, and dramatic school restructuring. (Contains over 100 references.) (Tjq)
Language in action : new studies of language in society : essays in honor of Roger W. Shuy( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How is language used by people to shape who they are and to build connections among them? How do such linguistic dynamics affect relationships, work, and even personal safety? This book seeks to answer questions such as these
Linguistics and reading : Series 3, assessing comprehension in a school setting( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preparing our teachers : opportunities for better reading instruction by Dorothy Strickland( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today's teachers face huge challenges, especially for teaching reading in the primary grades. A recent study reveals that fewer than half of American teachers report feeling "very well prepared" to meet such challenges. This book seeks to improve that statistic by extracting practical information from the report issued by the National Research Council in 1998, "Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children." The book outlines what classroom teachers need to know and what they need to be able to do to give children in preschool through Grade 4 the essential opportunities to become good readers. It discusses what teacher education programs need to do to make their students good teachers of good readers and looks at what schools and school districts need to do to keep their teachers up to date for teaching reading. Chapters in the book are: Introduction--Teachers of Young Children: The Agents and Champions of Literacy; (1) From Shopping Lists to Poetry: Forms and Functions of Written Language; (2) Making Meaning: Language Development and Comprehension; (3) Sounds, Letters, and Words: How Print Works; (4) Moving to Success: Motivating Children to Read; and (5) Anticipating Challenges: Assessment, Prevention, and Intervention. Each chapter contains resource lists and sample activities for teacher learning. The Introduction contains notes and a resource list. (NKA)
Remediation, diagnosis and re-mediation( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ambientes de lenguaje y alfabetizacion en programas preescolares (Language and Literacy Environments in Preschools) by Catherine E Snow( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Because of the variation in support for literacy development in different homes, many children need high-quality preschool and school environments and excellent primary instruction to be sure of reading success. This Spanish-language Digest discusses the research on preschool literacy environments and their contributions to reading skills development. The overall quality of a child care program has been found to be an important determinant of positive effects on language and preliteracy skills. Studies that have focused on the language environments in preschool classrooms suggest that the quality of adult-child discourse is important, as is the amount of such interaction. Modest enhancements of the quality of classroom experiences show positive effects on children's language development and preliteracy skills. Given the pervasive evidence of differences in language and emergent literacy skills associated with class, culture, and linguistic background, it is heartening that preschool has been shown to benefit children's performance in school. (Contains 23 references.) (LPP)
Social'no-istoričeskij podhod v psihologii obučeniâ by Peg Griffin( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in Russian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Starting out right : a guide to promoting children's reading success Starting Out Right: A Guide to Promoting Children's Reading Success. Specific Recommendations from America's Leading Researchers on How toHelp Children Become Successful Readers
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Preventing reading difficulties in young childrenKnowledge to support the teaching of reading : preparing teachers for a changing worldThe construction zone : working for cognitive change in schoolLa zona de construcción del conocimiento : trabajando por un cambio cognitivo en educaciónUn Buen comienzo : guía para promover la lectura en la infanciaStarting Out Right: A Guide to Promoting Children's Reading Success. Specific Recommendations from America's Leading Researchers on How toHelp Children Become Successful ReadersPreparing our teachers : opportunities for better reading instruction
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