Book Description: Teaching a child to read is no easy task. Fortunately the authors of this book have made that task a bit easier. Their book is an excellent resource for teachers, educators and parents through its presentation of a balanced, constructivist approach to instruction. In an engaging style and readable format, this book provides readers with theory, curriculum, and instructional practices, and specific teaching practices they need to be supportive for all children going through the process of becoming proficient in reading and writing. Topics covered include: how children learn to read and what constitutes an effective curriculum, instructional principles and effective teaching practices, and how to develop and manage a classroom reading program, including matters related to grouping and to cultural and linguistic diversity. Teachers, aspiring teachers, educational administrators and parents.