Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Classrooms That Work: They Can All Read and Write” as Want to Read:
Classrooms That Work: They Can All Read and Write
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Classrooms That Work: They Can All Read and Write

4.28  ·  Rating Details ·  158 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
The Fourth Edition of Classrooms That Work emphasizes a core set of ideas across a variety of timely topics, providing a comprehensive, balanced treatment of instructional reading methods for struggling and culturally diverse students. Pat Cunningham's and Dick Allington's clear and friendly writing style emphasizes the importance of promoting the integration of phonics an ...more
Paperback, Fourth Edition, 307 pages
Published February 17th 2006 by Allyn & Bacon (first published January 1st 1994)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Classrooms That Work, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Classrooms That Work

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Savannah Weaver
"What Really Matters for Struggling Readers" by Richard Allington (a co-author on this book) is one of my favorite books about reading. This one, though, was really just lackluster for me. I thought the section on words and word work just can't compare to "Words Their Way" or "Word Journeys." I felt the assessment stuff was all stuff I already knew. It's basic premise--that all students need ample time to read and write--is undeniable. I just feel like I've read all of this before, and that I've ...more
Robyn Simmons
Nov 26, 2008 Robyn Simmons rated it really liked it
Cunningham provides the reader with many hands on lessons througout this text. She invites teachers to become more interactive and aware of literacy centers. She does a great job of mapping out each activity by time and location. Cunningham is an excellent researcher that encourages teachers to build teamwork and teach children on all levels. This is a great resource to have in the classroom. Itis a easy read that teachers can relate to.
Feb 11, 2013 Dayla rated it it was amazing
Shelves: students
What is not to love about this book? Really good information in this book. But Cunningham can be a bit irregular in presentation of ideas. They are not always presented sequentially. Having said that, some of the best techniques for teaching are contained in this book.
Dec 06, 2007 Kate rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Reading teachers, people who want to understand literacy development
Shelves: education
Patricia Cunningham is amazing! Her books are full of information to help you better understand the development of literacy/reading and writing in students and activities to assist in that development. Highly recommended.
Aug 06, 2011 Anne added it
Patricia Cunningham is my resource! I was taught and do teach the 4 Blocks method. This is a great go to resource: highlight the heck out this book and go back to it every summer before school starts!
Aug 15, 2008 Stacy rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: elementary teachers
Full of great suggestions for simple and effective reading and writing strategies. After reading this book I have a better understanding of what early grade teachers do to teach reading and writing.
Sep 03, 2007 Katy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Coming back to this book after more experience in the classroom, I found that the ideas and concepts were even more relevant and important.
Sep 12, 2007 Nancy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
All elementary teachers and principals should read this. There is a new edition with some additional material.
Jul 25, 2007 Karen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A must read for all elementary educators.
L Jung
Mar 21, 2008 L Jung rated it it was amazing
Matt V.
Matt V. marked it as to-read
Sep 28, 2016
Bonnie rated it it was amazing
Sep 01, 2016
Pernille Ripp
Pernille Ripp rated it really liked it
Aug 25, 2016
Jessica rated it liked it
Aug 20, 2016
Lana Schultz
Lana Schultz rated it it was amazing
Aug 09, 2016
Ann Harrington
Ann Harrington rated it really liked it
Aug 08, 2016
Kayla Pinckley
Kayla Pinckley rated it it was amazing
Aug 03, 2016
Marc Walls
Marc Walls marked it as to-read
Jul 31, 2016
Karen rated it it was amazing
Jul 19, 2016
Apple Academicpress
Apple Academicpress marked it as to-read
Jun 16, 2016
CS marked it as to-read
May 27, 2016
Sherie D Cigar James
Sherie D Cigar James marked it as to-read
May 20, 2016
Sheri marked it as to-read
May 17, 2016
Mario Andres
Mario Andres marked it as to-read
May 15, 2016
Kendra marked it as to-read
May 15, 2016
Kira marked it as to-read
May 14, 2016
FSN marked it as to-read
Apr 29, 2016
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Guiding Readers and Writers: Teaching Comprehension, Genre, and Content Literacy
  • What Really Matters for Struggling Readers: Designing Research-Based Programs
  • Teaching with Intention: Defining Beliefs, Aligning Practice, Taking Action, K-5
  • Strategies That Work: Teaching Comprehension to Enhance Understanding
  • Words Their Way: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction, [Book, CD & DVD]
  • Writing about Reading: From Book Talk to Literary Essays, Grades 3-8
  • The Art of Teaching Reading
  • Mosaic of Thought: Teaching Comprehension in a Reader's Workshop
  • Craft Lessons
  • Yellow Brick Roads: Shared and Guided Paths to Independent Reading 4-12
  • Lessons That Change Writers: Lessons with 3-Ring Binder [With Three Ring Binder Full of Lessons]
  • Reading Essentials: The Specifics You Need to Teach Reading Well
  • How to Get Your Child to Love Reading
  • Notebook Know-How: Strategies for the Writer's Notebook
  • 7 Keys to Comprehension: How to Help Your Kids Read It and Get It!
  • Wondrous Words: Writers and Writing in the Elementary Classroom
  • Classroom Management That Works: Research-Based Strategies for Every Teacher
  • Checking for Understanding: Formative Assessment Techniques for Your Classroom

Share This Book