Another Reading Test Study Guide:
Cultivating Knowledge of Responsive Literacy Practices to Get Ready
to Teach and Pass the FoRT
Imagine that YOU are a master gardener. As an expert in the field of horticulture, you implement science-based information to guide daily planting decisions. Spring arrives, and your nostrils delight in the earthy aroma. Thoughtfully, you prepare the soil before planting even a single seed! Just as gardeners work with plants, educators work with children; the mindful preparation of both are similar. Reading methods instructors, preservice and practicing teachers must meet the challenges of cultivating a solid understanding of effective literacy practices to get ready to teach in classrooms across the country. If necessary – depending on the state you live in – pass the required foundational reading tests and student teacher performance assessments. Policies and mandates come and go, but meeting the challenge of understanding and implementing effective literacy practices never fades. Mindful of these facts, our book is organized into 5 sections with 14 chapters. Chapter questions are similar to those found on literacy exams for teacher certification, but more importantly, ask the reader to go back into the chapter to support their answers. Authors wrote their hearts out but there's always more to share. Notice the B. A. Digger Links (at the end of some sentences) and do some more digging with MoDiggins by clicking on the chapters below.
B. A. Diggers, LLC
We are teacher educators and cultivators of literacy, committed to nurturing mindful literacy practices with students, colleagues, and friends. We invite you to share in our literacy journey as we dig into the essentials of literacy teaching and learning.
Meet the Diggers
EDITOR: Cindy L. Cate
EDITOR: Lynda D. Fernholz
EDITOR: Jeannette E. Armstrong
ILLUSTRATOR: Nate Cate
LINE & COPY EDITOR: Malachi Cate
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"Down the mole hole we went and spent our days writing, editing and scratching for something more responsive to share with our students.” ~Cate, Fernholz & Armstrong