The What Really Matters Series
Patricia M. Cunningham is the author of Beyond Retelling, Classrooms That Work, Schools That Work, Phonics They Use, and the Making Words Series. She is a professor of education at Wake Forest University with over 30 years of experience in various elementary grades as well as in remedial reading. Pat promotes literacy for all children through her workshops and staff development sessions with educators.
"This text is very user-friendly and has many practical and ready-to-use strategies and activities. Any elementary classroom teacher could be given this book and use it immediately." - Erica D. McCray, University of Florida, COE
"The ideas presented in this text are FUN! Kids aren't repeating words and definitions or copying from dictionaries. The author gives teachers fun and engaging ways to excite students about words." - Amanda Grotting, Peavine Elementary School, Reno, NV
"The text is very easy to read and students can relate real life situations to every area found in this textbook. If you are teaching Content Area Reading, this would be a great book to use!" - Kimberly Taylor-Gathings, Mississippi University for Women