It is what teachers actually do, moment by moment in their classrooms, that makes a difference to students achievement. Effective Literacy Practice in years 5 to 8 identifies and describes the features of literacy teaching practice that are clearly linked by research to improved outcomes for students. This focus is of particular significance given the increasing diversity of students in New Zealand classrooms. This book will help teachers of years 5 to 8 to: build their body of professional knowledge, become more aware of what makes literacy teaching effective for students, become more strategic in their instructional practice, examine their beliefs about themselves as teachers and about all children as literacy learners and see themselves as members of a professional learning community and reflect critically on their own practice. This book has been discounted by 30% for students.