Knowledge to Support the Teaching of Reading

Preparing Teachers for a Changing World


Author: Catherine Snow,Peg Griffin,M. Susan Burns

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0787996335

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 9753

Provides information on effective teaching of language and literacy skills.

Teaching the Dimensions of Literacy


Author: Stephen B. Kucer,Cecilia Silva

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415528704

Category: Education

Page: 325

View: 5731

Provides both the conceptual knowledge to support teachers' instructional decisions in the reading/literacy classroom and a multitude of instructional strategy lessons for classroom use with both monolingual and bilingual students.

Handbook of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPCK) for Educators


Author: Published by The AACTE Committee on Innovation and Technology,,Mary C. Herring,Matthew J. Koehler,Punya Mishra

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317639758

Category: Education

Page: 332

View: 7050

Published by Taylor & Francis Group for the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education This Handbook addresses the concept and implementation of technological pedagogical content knowledge -- the knowledge and skills that teachers need in order to integrate technology meaningfully into instruction in specific content areas. Recognizing, for example, that effective uses of technology in mathematics are quite different from effective uses of technology in social studies, teachers need specific preparation in using technology in each content area they will be teaching. Offering a series of chapters by scholars in different content areas who apply the technological pedagogical content knowledge framework to their individual content areas, the volume is structured around three themes: What is Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge? Integrating Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge into Specific Subject Areas Integrating Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge into Teacher Education and Professional Development The Handbook of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge for Educators is simultaneously a mandate and a manifesto on the engagement of technology in classrooms based on consensus standards and rubrics for effectiveness. As the title of the concluding chapter declares, "It’s about time!" The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) is a national, voluntary association of higher education institutions and related organizations. Our mission is to promote the learning of all PK-12 students through high-quality, evidence-based preparation and continuing education for all school personnel. For more information on our publications, visit our website at:

Beyond Traditional Phonics

Research Discoveries and Reading Instruction


Author: Margaret Moustafa

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Publishers


Category: Education

Page: 109

View: 8625

Margaret Moustafa fills you in on exciting new research discoveries of how children learn to read and relates these discoveries to reading instruction.

Reading and Learning Difficulties

Approaches to Teaching and Assessment


Author: Peter Stuart Westwood

Publisher: Aust Council for Ed Research

ISBN: 086431390X

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 9435

This book is a guide to teaching reading more effectively to a wide range of children. It presents various research-supported approaches to teaching, explains why learning problems sometimes occur, and what can be done to prevent or overcome these difficulties.-- back cover, ed.

Reading Instruction That Works, Second Edition

The Case for Balanced Teaching


Author: Michael Pressley

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781572307346

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 378

View: 1834

Since the initial publication of this important text, the research support for balanced literacy instruction has continued to grow. This revised and updated second edition incorporates findings from reports by the National Reading Panel and the National Research Council, as well as ongoing research by the author and others. Interjecting a voice of reason into ongoing debates on the "one best way" to teach reading, Michael Pressley demonstrates how effective reading instruction combines aspects of both skills-emphasis and whole language approaches. Topics covered include the various components of both whole language and skills instruction, how the balanced approach is applied in real classrooms, and motivational issues. The second edition has been augmented with new material on phonemic awareness, comprehension problems, decoding and comprehension, vocabulary instruction, development of word knowledge, and "flooding" the classroom with motivation. It also features a new discussion of the place of Reading Recovery within balanced instruction, including an in-depth case study. Ideal for teacher educators and graduate students, reading specialists, staff developers, in-service professionals, and policymakers, the book also serves as a text in reading methods and materials courses.

Cases of Successful Literacy Teachers


Author: Jan Lacina,Cecilia Silva

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412956439

Category: Education

Page: 226

View: 2995

Cases of Successful Literacy Teachers is a supplemental text that can be used in a variety of literacy courses. The case studies focus on teachers and schools from a multitude of communities, including Blue Ribbon Schools and Reading First Schools, and on National Board Certified teachers. The vignettes and cases include students from diverse racial, linguistic, and socio-economic backgrounds, located in urban, rural, and suburban settings.

Language Minority Students in the Mainstream Classroom


Author: Angela Carrasquillo,Vivian Rodríguez

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781853595646

Category: Education

Page: 201

View: 4165

This is the second edition of an easily readable text that provides first-hand information on culturally and linguistically diverse students as well as instructional strategies in the content areas of reading, writing, science, social studies and maths, using simple and direct language. The second edition includes updated information on current educational programs and local and national standards for English language learners in United States. The book will be of interest to researchers, professionals, under- and postgraduate students interested in the teaching of ethnic minorities.

Teaching Reading to Every Child


Author: Diane Lapp,James Flood,Cynthia H. Brock,Douglas Fisher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136756159

Category: Education

Page: 472

View: 8548

This popular text, now in its Fourth Edition, introduces pre-service and in-service teachers to the most current theories and methods for teaching literacy to children in elementary schools. The methods presented are based on scientific findings that have been tested in many classrooms. A wealth of examples, hands-on activities, and classroom vignettes--including lesson plans, assessments, lists of children's literature books to fiction and nonfiction texts, and more--illustrate the methods and bring them to life.The text highlights the importance of teaching EVERY child to become competent in all of the nuances and complexities of reading, writing, and speaking. The value of reflection and peer discussion in learning to expand their students' literacies is emphasized. Readers are encouraged to reflect on their own experiences with reading and teaching throughout their lifetimes--experiences that will serve well in learning to teach reading. "Your Turn" boxes invite readers to think about their views of the material presented, and to talk with colleagues and teachers about their "best ways" of learning this new information. "Did You Notice?" boxes engage readers in observation and analysis of methods and classroom situations discussed in the text. Teachers' stories serve as models of successful teaching and to draw readers into professional dialogue about the ideas and questions raised. End-of-chapter questions and activities provide additional opportunities for reflection and discussion. All of these pedagogical features help readers expand and refine their knowledge in the most positive ways. Topics covered in Teaching Reading to Every Child, Fourth Edition: *Getting to Know Your Students as Literacy Learners; *Looking Inside Classrooms: Organizing Instruction; *Assessing Reading Achievement; *The Importance of Oral Language in Developing Literacy; *Word Identification Strategies: Pathways to Comprehension; *Vocabulary Development; *Comprehension Instruction: Strategies At Work; *Content Area Learning; *What the Teacher Needs to Know to Enable Students' Text Comprehension; *Writing: Teaching Students to Encode and Compose; *Discovering the World Through Literature; *Technology and Media in Reading; *Teaching Reading to Students Who Are Learning English; *All Students are Special: Some Need Supplemental Supports and Services to Be Successful; and *Historical Perspectives on Reading and Reading Instruction. New in the Fourth Edition: *A new chapter on technology with state-of-the-art applications; *A new chapter with the most up-to-date information on how vocabulary is learned and on how it is best taught, responding to the national renewed interest in vocabulary instruction; *A new section on Readers/Writer's workshop with a focus on supporting student inquiry and exploration of multiple genres; *A more comprehensive chapter on literature instruction and the role of literature in the reading program with examples that support students' multigenre responses; *A discussion of literary theories with examples for classroom implementation; *Broader coverage of the phases of reading development from the pre-alphabetic stage to the full alphabetic stage; *A more inclusive chapter on writing instruction; and *A thoroughly revised chapter on teaching reading to students who are learning English, including extensive information on assessment and evaluation.

Development Of Independent Reading

Reading Support Explained


Author: Guppy, Peter,Hughes, Margaret

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335201520

Category: Education

Page: 181

View: 3377

For anyone involved in teaching reading, including helpers, parents and teachers, this guide provides essential information on the central importance of cues. It offers practical and adaptable materials for use in supporting initial training.

Evidence-Based Interventions for Students with Learning and Behavioral Challenges


Author: Richard J. Morris,Nancy Mather

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135925135

Category: Education

Page: 440

View: 4866

This book assembles into one volume summaries of school-based intervention research that relates to those who deal on a regular basis with the growing body of students having high-incidence learning disabilities and/or behavior disorders: special educators, school psychologists, and clinical child psychologists. Chapter authors begin with an overview of their topic followed by a brief section on historical perspectives before moving on to the main section – a critical discussion of empirically based intervention procedures. In those instances where evidence-based prescriptions can legitimately be made, authors discuss best practices and the conditions (e.g., classroom environment, teacher expertise) under which these practices are most effective. A final section deals with policy issues.

The Learning and Teaching of Reading and Writing


Author: Naomi Flynn,Rhona Stainthorp

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470029102

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 626

This book provides a unique description of teacher-pupil interaction during the Literacy Hour in good schools. It is based on detailed observations in inner-city primary schools that were recognised as effective and improving. The analysis is informed by contemporary research into the development and teaching of early literacy. The book provides practice-based examples of how teachers and schools might adapt their delivery for literacy as they move to greater creativity in their teaching of reading and writing. The analysis begins within the classrooms of three expert Key Stage 1 teachers and broadens out in to the wider setting of the schools and their senior management teams. An important theme running throughout the book is how the three teachers were able to make exceptional provision for their pupils, who were largely second language speakers and from socio-economically disadvantaged groups. The teachers’ successful practice grew from their understanding of both early literacy development and planning for individual need. The information in this book will enable student teachers, recently qualified teachers, and teachers interested in enhancing their literacy teaching to develop their practice in a similarly successful way.

CliffsTestPrep RICA


Author: Rhonda Byer,Karen Sekeres,Beth Andersen,Jerry Bobrow

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544185714

Category: Study Aids

Page: 304

View: 8153

Why CliffsTestPrep Guides? Go with the name you know and trust Get the information you need--fast! Written by test prep specialists About the contents: Introduction * A description of the test and scoring * Strategies for all question types Part I: Analysis of Exam Areas * Multiple-choice questions and strategies for each domain * Essay questions, approaches, sample essays, and critiques for each domain * Case studies, approaches, sample essays, and evaluations Part II: Review of Key Concept and Assessments, plus a Glossary * Content specifications for all 4 domains * Review of key concepts and assessments, plus a glossary Part III: 2 Full-Length Practice Tests with Answers and Explanations Test Prep Essentials from the Experts at CliffsNotes?

Learning to Teach in the Primary School


Author: Teresa Cremin,James Arthur

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317800125

Category: Education

Page: 652

View: 8726

Flexible, effective and creative primary school teachers require subject knowledge, an understanding of their pupils and how they learn, a range of strategies for managing behaviour and organising environments for learning, and the ability to respond to dynamic classroom situations. This third edition of Learning to Teach in the Primary School is fully updated with reference to the new National Curriculum, and has been revised to provide even more practical advice and guidance to trainee primary teachers. Twenty-two new authors have been involved and connections are now made to Northern Irish, Welsh and Scottish policies. In addition, five new units have been included on: making the most of your placement play and exploration in learning behaviour management special educational needs phonics. With Masters-level reflective tasks and suggestions for research-based further reading, the book provides valuable support to trainee teachers engaged in learning through school-based experience and through reading, discussion and reflections as part of a teacher education course. It provides an accessible and engaging introduction to knowledge about teaching and learning that every student teacher needs to acquire in order to gain qualified teacher status (QTS). This comprehensive textbook is essential reading for all students training to be primary school teachers, including those on undergraduate teacher training courses (BEd, BA with QTS, BSc with QTS), postgraduate teacher training courses (PGCE, SCITT) and employment-based teacher training courses (Schools Direct, Teach First), plus those studying Education Studies. This textbook is supported by a free companion website with additional resources for instructors and students and can be accessed at

Rethinking Preparation for Content Area Teaching

The Reading Apprenticeship Approach


Author: Jane Braunger

Publisher: Jossey-Bass


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 8640

The Reading Apprenticeship (RA) framework has received national recognition as an effective, research-based instructional approach that supports all students in successfully engaging with and learning from academic texts. First introduced in Reading for Understanding by Ruth Schoenbach et al., the approach is based on a program with a proven record of success in boosting the reading levels of urban high school students. Emphasizing social, personal, cognitive, and knowledge-building tools, the Reading Apprenticeship approach can be useful to teachers in any content area classroom. In Rethinking Preparation for Content Area Teaching, Jane Braunger and her co-authors make the case for incorporating the Reading Apprenticeship instructional model into secondary teacher preparation programs. Arguing that teacher education programs need to foster a broader understanding of adolescent literacy, especially if teachers are to help their students read in discipline-specific ways, the authors show how RA can serve to strengthen content-based instruction, how elements of the model can be embedded in teacher preparation curricula, and what types of course activities enable new teachers to understand and practice this approach. ?Finally, a book to help teacher educators who are called upon to teach the course ?Reading in the Content Areas.? In reading this book, I felt I had struck the proverbial goldmine: terrific course projects that will model for pre-service and in-service teachers precisely the kinds of metacognitive and discipline-based strategies that will be engaging and effective for their future students.? --Linda Miller Cleary, professor of English education, Morse Alumni Professor of Distinguished Teaching, University of Minnesota, Duluth ?Finally, a book on content area literacy with a bigger vision concerning what it means for adolescents to read in the disciplines and how teachers can support such reading.? --Stephen B. Kucer, associate professor of language and literacy education, Division of Curriculum and Teaching, Fordham University-Lincoln Center ?Braunger and colleagues offer a set of practices for engaging preservice teachers in learning how to use literacy in content teaching. Their approach is a vast improvement over former models of content-area literacy teacher education. The book is thick with resources, strategies, and reflective practices, and I look forward to using it as a resource for my own teacher education and professional development practices in large urban middle schools and high schools.? --Elizabeth Birr Moje, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor Educational Studies, University of Michigan ?Unique in content area texts, the instructional strategies depicted in this work are grounded in a coherent theoretical frame and presented in real-life classroom complexities. I see many ways of using and adapting the assignments and classroom practices in my own preservice and graduate courses.? --Jayne DeLawter, professor of reading and language education, Sonoma State University ?It is refreshing to read a book geared for teaching preservice and practicing teachers that respects the knowledge they bring to the classroom and builds upon their abilities to take critical and inquiring stances on content area literacy.? --Robert Anthony Fecho, associate professor of teacher education, University of Georgia

Engaging Readers

Supporting All Students in Knowledge-Driven Reading, Grades 4-8


Author: Dana A. Robertson,Evelyn Ford-Connors,Susan Dougherty

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1475823312

Category: Education

Page: 210

View: 4203

An important goal of teachers is to get all students, especially those in the upper elementary and middle grades who struggle with academic work, engaged in reading. This book examines current research on instructional principles and actions related to engaged reading.

Standards for the Assessment of Reading and Writing


Author: International Reading Association,National Council of Teachers of English

Publisher: International Reading Assoc.

ISBN: 0872077764

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 64

View: 7758

With this updated document, IRA and NCTE reaffirm their position that the primary purpose of assessment must be to improve teaching and learning for all students. Eleven core standards are presented and explained, and a helpful glossary makes this document suitable not only for educators but for parents, policymakers, school board members, and other stakeholders. Case studies of large-scale national tests and smaller scale classroom assessments (particularly in the context of RTI, or Response to Intervention) are used to highlight how assessments in use today do or do not meet the standards.

Primary English: Knowledge and Understanding


Author: Jane Medwell,David Wray,George Moore,Vivienne Griffiths

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1526413752

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 3662

The is the essential subject knowledge text for primary English that will secure the knowledge and understanding needed for confident, creative and effective teaching.

Applied Linguistics and Primary School Teaching


Author: Sue Ellis,Elspeth McCartney

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113949810X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

View: 9404

Modern primary teachers must adapt literacy programmes and ensure efficient learning for all. They must also support children with language and literacy difficulties, children learning English as an additional language and possibly teach a modern foreign language. To do this effectively, they need to understand the applied linguistics research that underpins so many different areas of the language and literacy curriculum. This book illustrates the impact of applied linguistics on curriculum frameworks and pedagogy. It captures the range of applied linguistics knowledge that teachers need, and illustrates how this is framed and is used by policy makers, researchers, teacher educators and the other professions who work with teachers in schools. It considers how to effect professional development that works. It is essential reading for primary teachers but also for speech and language therapists, educational psychologists, learning support teachers and all those doing language or literacy research in the primary classroom.