Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Schools That Work: Where All Children Read and Write (3rd Edition) 3rd Edition

4.6 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0205456352
ISBN-10: 0205456359
Why is ISBN important?
ISBN
This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.
Scan an ISBN with your phone
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Trade in your item
Get a $5.59
Gift Card.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Buy used On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
$18.94 On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
Buy new On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
$48.99 On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
More Buying Choices
32 New from $35.71 33 Used from $18.94
Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Prime Student Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


Featured books for teachers in STEM
Explore new resources on teaching STEM
$48.99 FREE Shipping. Only 7 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently Bought Together

  • Schools That Work: Where All Children Read and Write (3rd Edition)
  • +
  • Pathways to the Common Core: Accelerating Achievement
Total price: $78.80
Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

Schools That Work provides critical insight into elementary schools and how they are to meet the increased demands of education for the 21st century.

 

“The experience of the authors can be heard on every page… [they] guide teachers and administrators in initiating change and inspire every educator to begin today to make a difference in his/her own school.”   —Dr. Helen Hoffner, Holy Family University

 

“Schools That Workdoes an excellent job of covering key issues in school literacy programs. I particularly appreciate the good advice on working with paraprofessionals and volunteers, an issue that is problematic for many teachers.”  Mariam Jean Dreher , University of Maryland

 

 “This no-quick-fix approach…underscores the importance of strong leadership and support from the segments of the school community to help insure that the literacy needs of all students are appropriately addressed.”  —Juan Lira, Texas A&M International University

 

 

New To the Third Edition

 

*          New coverage of reading coaches and their roles within the schools

*          Up-to-date review of reading reform models based on scientific evidence

*          Revised and increased discussion of recent federal and state initiatives throughout helps teachers address the call to develop high levels of reading and writing proficiency for ALL students

 

 

About the Authors

 

Richard L. Allington is a Professor of Education at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He is past president of the International Reading Association and the National Reading Conference, co-recipient of the Albert J. Harris Award, and a member of the Reading Hall of Fame. Dick has extensively researched effective teaching and how schools can develop effective, expert teachers.

 

Patricia M. Cunningham is a Professor of Education at Wake Forest University. She has over 30 years of experience, taught in various elementary grades and remedial reading, and was a curriculum coordinator and director of reading. Her major professional goal is promoting literacy for all children and currently engages in staff development across the United States.

About the Author

Richard L. Allington is a Professor of Education at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He is past president of the International Reading Association and the National Reading Conference, co-recipient of the Albert J. Harris Award, and a member of the Reading Hall of Fame. Dick has extensively researched effective teaching and how schools can develop effective, expert teachers.

 

Patricia M. Cunningham is a Professor of Education at Wake Forest University. She has over 30 years of experience, taught in various elementary grades and remedial reading, and was a curriculum coordinator and director of reading. Her major professional goal is promoting literacy for all children and currently engages in staff development across the United States.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

The latest book club pick from Oprah
"The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead is a magnificent novel chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. See more

Product Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 3 edition (April 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0205456359
  • ISBN-13: 978-0205456352
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.8 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #78,655 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

5 star
89%
4 star
0%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
11%
See all 9 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
With over fifty combined years of experience between them, educational researcher/ consultants Richard Allington and Patricia Cunningham have many ideas to offer in their new book, Schools That Work: Where All Children Read and Write. The book is a natural follow-up to their first collaborative effort, Classrooms That Work: They Can All Read and Write. It is lengthy, but highly engaging, and offers practical, research based ideas for those who envision and want to work toward moving their school or school system toward being one where all children become literate. Because American society has changed, and is changing, at such a rapid pace, Allington and Cunningham contend that the current organizational structure of schools, while being well intentioned, is outdated. Existing structures do not effectively meet the needs of all children, especially those who are at the highest risk of school failure. Therefore, they believe that educational interventions that offer "more of the same" will not work to fix the inadequacies in today's schools. Because many schools are stuck, looking toward traditional solutions, huge amounts of federal and state money are being poured into educational programs such as developmental kindergarten, transitional K-1 classes, retention, and remedial, resource and bilingual programs that aren't effective in helping all at risk learners learn to read and write. Throughout the twelve chapters of the book, examples of effective large and small-scale school restructuring efforts in real schools are described. These descriptions are very helpful in illustrating the authors' key points.Read more ›
Comment 58 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
With over ten years as a primary, intermediate, and junior high teacher, I have read lots of education books. This may end up being the book that helps me the most in helping improve myself as an educator, and in helping the school improve itself. This book was jam-packed with great ideas of what truly makes a good school. "Schools That Work" is geared for both principals, teachers, and anyone else in the education field. After reading this it makes for a great reference book. The book is well organized into the different components that make a good school. Also, it has great book, magazine, and web resources throughout the entire book. In short, buy this book without hesitation--it is that good!
Comment 11 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By A Customer on July 16, 2000
Format: Paperback
Allington and Cunningham provide excellent insight as to what all schools need to ensure quality instruction to students. This book is a must for all educators, especially administrators. I am a Special Education teacher and a graduate student. I refer to this text often.
Comment 12 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By Jen on January 17, 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Great transaction with a speedy delivery! The book is exactly what I was ordering, and because it was used got a great price. The description of the text was exactly what i recieved. Thank you so much. Very smooth.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I used this book for a Reading Education class and I really enjoyed it. The book is full of knowledge and the author is pretty awesome!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Schools That Work: Where All Children Read and Write (3rd Edition)
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Schools That Work: Where All Children Read and Write (3rd Edition)

Pages with Related Products. See and discover other items: 5th grade reading books, 7th grade reading books, 1st grade reading