Teaching Reading in Middle School

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Author: Laura Robb

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780590685603

Category: Education

Page: 318

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In this resource, you'll get the "big picture" of teaching reading in the middle school, including research, as well as the practical details you need to help every student become a better reader. Veteran teacher Laura Robb shares how to: teach reading strategies across the curriculum; present mini-lessons that deepen students' knowledge of how specific reading strategies work; help kids apply the strategies through guided practice; support struggling readers with a plan of action that improves their reading motivation; helps kids choose books that are at their instructional level; organize a reading-writing workshop, and much more. For use with Grades 5 and Up.

The New Inclusion

Differentiated Strategies to Engage ALL Students

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Author: Kathy Perez

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 080775482X

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Embracing all the different needs that teachers face--from special education, to ELL, to a wide spectrum of student ability and readiness--this innovative resource combines the latest research in brain-based teaching and student engagement with useful interventions and differentiated strategies.Designed to be of practical and immediate use, the text includes classroom vignettes, ties to the Common Core, illustrations, diagrams, highlight boxes, and many more user-friendly features.

Reading Strategies that Work

Teaching Your Students to Become Better Readers

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Author: Laura Robb

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780590251112

Category: Education

Page: 94

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Teaching ideas to help students learn reading strategies which are intended to develop their skills in and enjoyment of reading.

Cracking the Common Core

Choosing and Using Texts in Grades 6-12

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Author: William E. Lewis,Sharon Walpole,Michael C. McKenna

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462513204

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 234

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This book guides teachers in grades 6-12 to strategically combine a variety of texts--including literature, informational texts, and digital sources--to meet their content-area goals and the demands of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). It presents clear-cut ways to analyze text complexity, design challenging text sets, and help students get the most out of what they read. Provided are practical instructional ideas for building background knowledge, promoting engagement, incorporating discussion and text-based writing, and teaching research skills. Appendices offer sample unit plans for English language arts, history/social studies, and science classrooms. More than 20 reproducible coaching templates and other tools can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.

Readings in Science Methods, K-8

An NTSA Press Journals Collection

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Author: Eric Brunsell

Publisher: NSTA Press

ISBN: 193353138X

Category: Education

Page: 470

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If you're teaching an introductory science education course in a college or university, Readings in Science Methods, K - 8, with its blend of theory, research, and examples of best practices, can serve as your only text, your primary text, or a supplemental text. If you're a preservice teacher, you'll want a copy for its insights into how you can effectively teach science. If you're a practicing teacher, this book will refresh what you already know, and could lead you into new and fruitful approaches. and if you're an administrator, this is the perfect professional development tool as a reference for your staff. The book is a generously sized compendium of articles drawn from NSTA's middle and elementary level journals Science Scope and Science and Children. Editor Eric Brunsell teaches his methods courses using only the articles, the "voice of the classroom teacher," he says. Brunsell has chosen the best journal articles, tested each in the classroom, and organized them into seven sections, each supplemented with its own insightful introduction and "action steps:" The Nature of Science and Science Inquiry: Teaching Science; Science for All; Science-Teaching Toolbox; Teaching Life and Environmental Science; Teaching Physical Science; and Teaching Earth and Space Science.

Guiding Readers

Making the Most of the 18-minute Guided Reading Lesson

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Author: Lori Jamison Rog

Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

ISBN: 1551382733

Category: Education

Page: 168

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Discover a model for guided reading instruction that fits the 18-minute time frame and is purposeful, planned, and focused. This practical book introduces a range of specific reading strategies and processes that lead students to access increasingly sophisticated text. It includes collections of lessons for emergent, early, developing, and fluent readers, as well as struggling readers in the upper grades. Detailed and comprehensive, the book champions an integrated system of guiding readers that involvesboth fiction and nonfiction, as well as the texts that surround students in and out of school: websites, directions, instructions, schedules, signs, and more. New and experienced teachers will both find a wealth of valuable reproducibles, techniques, tips, and strategies that will help them put the tools for independent reading into the hands of every student.--Publ. desc.

Reading and Reasoning

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Author: DOWNING

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475717075

Category: Education

Page: 193

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I have written this book to put forward a new theory of reading the cognitive clarity theory. But the book is not all theory. I have tried to show how this theory can help students, teachers and parents to improve children's education in reading at home and at school. Although the cognitive clarity theory is new, it is derived from other theories and from a wide range of educational, linguistic and psychological research. The cognitive clarity theory is thus a bringing together of the insights of many col leagues in these disciplines. What the theory owes to these colleagues is clearly acknowledged as the evidence is presented. But I must also be thankful for the experiences that have led me in this direction. I worked as a school teacher for nearly ten years before I became an experimental psychologist. During my years as a teacher I was often baffled by children's difficulties in learning to read. Then, only two or three years after qualifying in psych ology, I had the good fortune to be chosen to plan and conduct the first large scale experiment on children's reading in Britain.

Instruction

A Models Approach

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Author: Thomas H. Estes,Mary Alice Gunter,Susan L. Mintz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780132136815

Category: Classroom environment

Page: 356

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This classroom-ready resource makes instructional models clear and relevant for readers by placing them within a standards-based and instructionally aligned process.

Teaching New Literacies in Grades 4-6

Resources for 21st-century Classrooms

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Author: Barbara Moss,Diane Lapp

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 160623501X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 354

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Upper-elementary students encounter a sometimes dizzying array of traditional and nontraditional texts both in and outside of the classroom. This practical handbook helps teachers in grades 4?6 harness the instructional potential of fiction, poetry, and plays; informational texts; graphic novels; digital storytelling; Web-based and multimodal texts; hip-hop; advertisements; math problems; and many other types of texts. Twenty-four complete lessons promote critical literacy skills such as comprehending, analyzing, and synthesizing information and using writing to communicate new ideas and pose questions. Snapshots of diverse classrooms are accompanied by clear explanations of the research base for instruction in each genre. Ready-to-use reproducibles are included.

Common Core Standards and English Language Arts Grades 6 -12: Strategies for Student Success

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Author: Toby Karten

Publisher: National Professional Resources Inc./Dude Publishing

ISBN: 1935609823

Category: Education

Page: 6

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The tri-fold laminated reference guide Common Core Standards & English Language Arts: Strategies for Student Success (Grades 6-12) by Toby Karten presents an at-a-glance overview of the CCSS for English Language Arts (ELA) for students in grades 6-12. It is intended to help middle and high school teachers understand the organization and application of the standards for diverse students, including those with special needs.Topics covered in the guide include: * Challenges of the cross-disciplinary design of CCSS for ELA at the secondary level * College and career readiness (CCR) * CCR anchor standards for reading: literature (RL) and informational text (RI) * CCR anchor standards for writing (W) * CCR anchor standards for speaking and listening (SL) * CCR anchor standards for language (L) * Differentiating instruction for students at different reading levels * Models for measuring and evaluating text complexity * Strategies for helping students with disabilities achieve ELA standards The CCSS for ELA raise the bar to ensure students master the reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language skills they need to be college and career ready in literacy. They will yield effective outcomes for all students—including those with disabilities—if educators creatively and consistently embrace them and connect them to all of their students.

Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children

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Author: Committee on the Prevention of Reading Difficulties in Young Children,National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 030906418X

Category: Education

Page: 448

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While most children learn to read fairly well, there remain many young Americans whose futures are imperiled because they do not read well enough to meet the demands of our competitive, technology-driven society. This book explores the problem within the context of social, historical, cultural, and biological factors. Recommendations address the identification of groups of children at risk, effective instruction for the preschool and early grades, effective approaches to dialects and bilingualism, the importance of these findings for the professional development of teachers, and gaps that remain in our understanding of how children learn to read. Implications for parents, teachers, schools, communities, the media, and government at all levels are discussed. The book examines the epidemiology of reading problems and introduces the concepts used by experts in the field. In a clear and readable narrative, word identification, comprehension, and other processes in normal reading development are discussed. Against the background of normal progress, Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children examines factors that put children at risk of poor reading. It explores in detail how literacy can be fostered from birth through kindergarten and the primary grades, including evaluation of philosophies, systems, and materials commonly used to teach reading.

Learning About Learning Disabilities

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Author: Bernice Wong,Deborah L. Butler

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123884144

Category: Education

Page: 464

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Learning about Learning Disabilities, 4e continues to provide equal attention to the intellectual, conceptual, and practical aspects of learning disabilities. The Fourth Edition of this popular title presents 80% new material, keeping the chapters up to date in this fast-moving field. With new contributors, and 11 new chapters, coverage is both comprehensive and thorough, encompassing the classification and identification of learning disabilities, learning disabilities in reading, writing, math, and social studies, interventions, and the issues germane to different age ranges of the learning disabled: children, adolescents, and adults. Readers will find Learning About Learning Disabilities, Fourth Edition suitable for use as a reference source for researchers or as a graduate level text. Reviews of previous editions: "This text provides a balanced focus on both the conceptual and practical aspects of learning disabilities. Its research coverage is more comprehensive and of greater depth than any other LD textbook, and it is distinctive in its treatment of such important areas as consultation skills and service delivery." -CHILD ASSESSMENT NEWS "... provides a broad overview of some important issues in relation to the education and development of pupils with learning disabilities... Wong has succeeded in providing detailed descriptions and comments within a book which covers a broad range of topics. Without exception the chapters are clearly written and accessible, and many provide the reader with challenging ideas and practical suggestions." -BRITISH JOURNAL OF SPECIAL EDUCATION Learning Disabilities occur in 20% of the population. Three million children in the US have a learning disability and receive special education in school. 30% of children with learning disabilities drop out of high school, and 48% of those with learning disabilities are out of the workforce or unemployed. Discusses different types of learning disabilities including problems with attention, memory, language, math, reading, and writing Encompasses the impact of LD on learning as well as social competence and self-regulation Provides research summaries on most effective ways to teach children with LD Encompasses a lifespan perspective on LD, discussing the impact on children, adolescents, and adults

Learner-Centered Instruction

Building Relationships for Student Success

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Author: Jeffrey H. D. Cornelius-White,Adam P. Harbaugh

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483370887

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Shows teachers how to foster positive characteristics of engagement in their students Learner-Centered Instruction: Building Relationships for Student Success covers teaching methods, classroom management strategies, and ways to engage students and support their success. Authors Jeffrey H. D. Cornelius-White and Adam P. Harbaugh show K-12 teachers how to use the learner-centered instruction model to develop teacher-student relationships, as well as relationships with parents, administrators, other teachers, and professional organizations. Focusing on teaching as facilitation applied through warmth, trust, empathy, and realness, Learner-Centered Instruction shows teachers how to share control and choice in classroom management through a balance of influence and cooperation. Well-grounded in research and theory, this book emphasizes encouragement, challenge, and adaptation for differentiated instruction through methods such as inquiry, cooperative small group learning, and authentic, relevant endeavors. Key Features and Benefits Includes chapter-opening "Reflect on Your Experiences" questions that invite readers to connect to prior knowledge, understanding, and experiences Incorporates "Case Studies" that connect readers to realistic classroom and teaching scenarios, followed by related "Reflection" questions that ask readers to consider practical applications of the cases discussed Helps readers develop their understanding through skill-building exercises, visual aids, discussion questions, and suggested resources

Beyond Answers

Exploring Mathematical Practices with Young Children

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Author: Mike Flynn

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571109021

Category: Education

Page: 215

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The Standards for Mathematical Practice are written in clear, concise language. Even so, to interpret them and visualize what they mean for your teaching practice isn't always easy. In this practical, easy-to-read book, Mike Flynn provides teachers with a clear and deep sense of these standards and shares ideas on how best to implement them in K-2 classrooms. Each chapter is dedicated to a different practice. Using examples from his own teaching and vignettes from many other K-2 teachers, Mike does the following: Invites you to break the cycle of teaching math procedurally Demonstrates what it means for children to understand--not just do--math Explores what it looks like when young children embrace the important behaviors espoused by the practices The book's extensive collection of stories from K-2 classroom provides readers with glimpses of classroom dialogue, teacher reflections, and examples of student work. Focus questions at the beginning of each vignette help you analyze the examples and encourage further reflection. Beyond Answers is a wonderful resource that can be used by individual teachers, study groups, professional development staff, and in math methods courses.

Science Literacy in Primary Schools and Pre-Schools

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Author: Haim Eshach

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 140204674X

Category: Education

Page: 174

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This well-written and thought-provoking book presents the state-of-the-art in science education for kindergarten and primary schools. It begins with a thorough theoretical discussion on why it is incumbent on the science educator to teach science at first stages of childhood. It goes on to analyze and synthesize a broad range of educational approaches and themes. The book also presents novel strategies to science teaching.

Early Childhood Curriculum for All Learners

Integrating Play and Literacy Activities

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Author: Ann M. Selmi,Raymond J. Gallagher,Eugenia R. Mora-Flores

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483322556

Category: Education

Page: 504

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Early Childhood Curriculum for All Learners: Integrating Play and Literacy Activities is designed to teach early childhood professionals about the latest research on play and early literacy and then to show them practical methods for adapting this research to everyday classroom practices that will encourage the development of learning skills. The authors link solid, play-based research to specific developmentally appropriate practices. By combining these two areas, the text demonstrates that academic learning and play activities are highly compatible, and that children can and do develop academic skills through play. In addition, the text focuses on socio-dramatic play, a recently acknowledged, essential aspect of child-initiated play interactions. It provides specific strategies that link these interactive behaviors with the early academic skills needed for the initial primary grades. Implementation of the information presented in this book will enable children to experience a richer transition into primary education classrooms.