Aspiring and practicing professionals get the authoritative help they need to become highly effective teachers by applying the book’s numerous research-based teaching strategies, lesson plans, and step-by-step guidance for teaching reading and writing. This practical, comprehensive text focuses on helping aspiring and practicing professionals become highly effective teachers. In turn, their students will develop as proficient readers and writers who are well on their way to becoming college and career ready. The author accomplishes this using landmark research that focuses on using highly effective practices, such as setting goals, monitoring progress, and implementing teaching strategies, and provides information on the average percentile gains achieved when these practices are instituted. Readers get step-by-step guidance for teaching reading and writing, including sample lessons for virtually every major literacy skill/strategy–30 lessons that incorporate the key elements of effective assessment and instruction. This new edition continues to emphasize how to adapt instruction for struggling readers and writers, English language learners, and special needs students and includes powerful new research-based teaching techniques that work especially well with struggling readers. This edition also stresses effective steps teachers can use to implement Response to Intervention and looks at developing higher-level literacy requirements for reading and writing, including those stemming from Common Core State Standards.