Increase your knowledge about literacy, develop your skills in planning, facilitating, and assessing student growth, and become a more confident teacher of English and language arts. Combining historical scholarship, discussion prompts, and practical classroom examples to blend past with present, this new resource grounds the discussion of literacy teaching and learning in the first decades of the new century using the language, resources, and policies currently existing in the field. The book includes classroom scenarios-cases representing sound research-based best practices-detailing real teachers in real K-12 classrooms. Interactive text features called "What do you think?" and "Case in point," assist readers as they analyze the theoretical soundness of research-based practices.