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Comprehensive Literacy for All


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Table of Contents

  • About the Downloads
  • About the Authors
  • Foreword - David E. Yoder
  • Introduction
  • Acknowledgments
  • Section I Core Understandings
  • Chapter 1 All Children Can Learn to Read and Write: A Theoretical Rationale
  • Chapter 2 Establishing the Environment for Successful Literacy Learning
  • Section II Building a Foundation
  • Chapter 3 Alphabet Knowledge and Phonological Awareness
  • Chapter 4 Emergent Reading
  • Chapter 5 Emergent Writing
  • Section III Learning to Read and Write
  • Chapter 6 Comprehensive Literacy Instruction: A Research-Based Framework
  • Chapter 7 Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Instruction
  • Chapter 8 Self-Directed Reading: Supporting Motivation and Fluency
  • Chapter 9 Writing
  • Chapter 10 Decoding, Word Identification, and Spelling
  • Section IV Implementation
  • Chapter 11 Using Assistive Technology Effectively to Support Literacy
  • Chapter 12 Organizing and Delivering Effective Instruction
  • References
  • Index

About the Author

David A. Koppenhaver, Ph.D., is Professor in the Reading Education and Special Education Department at Appalachian State University. His research focuses on literacy in individuals with significant disabilities, including those with complex communication needs. He and David Yoder cofounded the Center for Literacy and Disability Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1990.

Karen A. Erickson, Ph.D., is Yoder Distinguished Professor and Director of the Center for Literacy and Disability Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A former teacher of children with significant disabilities, Dr. Erickson's current research addresses literacy and communication assessment and intervention for students with a range of disabilities, including significant disabilities. Dr. Erickson is codeveloper of the Tar Heel Reader online library of accessible books for beginning readers as well as several other assistive, learning, and communication technologies.


"Karen and David believe all children can learn to read and write. Their work is changing the world. And the best news is that with this book, they tell us how they do it, so we can do it too." --Tina Moreno, M.A., CCC-SLP

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