Text-Dependent Questions, Grades 6-12

Pathways to Close and Critical Reading

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Author: Douglas Fisher,Nancy Frey,Heather Anderson,Marisol Thayre

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1483331385

Category: Education

Page: 328

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Fisher & Frey’s answer to close and critical reading Learn the best ways to use text-dependent questions as scaffolds during close reading and the big understandings they yield. But that’s just for starters. Fisher and Frey also include illustrative video, texts and questions, cross-curricular examples, and an online facilitator’s guide—making the two volumes of TDQ a potent professional development tool across all of K–12. The genius of TDQ is the way Fisher and Frey break down the process into four cognitive pathways: What does the text say? How does the text work? What does the text mean? What does the text inspire you to do?

Teaching Discipline-Specific Literacies in Grades 6-12

Preparing Students for College, Career, and Workforce Demands

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Author: Vicky I. Zygouris-Coe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135102422

Category: Education

Page: 464

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Comprehensive, timely, and relevant, this text offers an approach to discipline-specific literacy instruction that is aligned with the Common Core State Standards and the needs of teachers, students, and secondary schools across the nation. It is essential that teachers know how to provide instruction that both develops content and literacy knowledge and skills, and aims at reducing student achievement gaps. Building on the research-supported premise that discipline-specific reading instruction is key to achieving these goals, this text provides practical guidance and strategies for prospective and practicing content area teachers (and other educators) on how to prepare all students to succeed in college and the workforce. Pedagogical features in each chapter engage readers in digging deeper and in applying the ideas and strategies presented in their own contexts: Classroom Life (real 6-12 classroom scenarios and interviews with content-area teachers) Common Core State Standards Connections College, Career, and Workforce Connections Applying Discipline-Specific Literacies Think Like an Expert ("habits of thinking and learning" specific to each discipline) Digital Literacies Differentiating Instruction Reflect and Apply Questions Extending Learning Activities The Companion Website includes: Lesson plan resources Annotated links to video files Annotated links to additional resources and information Glossary/Flashcards For Instructors: All images and figures used in the text provided in an easily downloadable format For Instructors: PowerPoint lecture slides

Teaching Literacy in the Visible Learning Classroom, Grades 6-12

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Author: Douglas Fisher,Nancy Frey,John Hattie,Marisol Thayre

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506388353

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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Teach with Optimum Impact Whether through direct instruction, guided instruction, peer-led and independent learning—every student deserves a great teacher, not by chance, but by design. In this companion to Visible Learning for Literacy, Fisher, Frey, and Hattie show you how to use learning intentions, success criteria, formative assessment and feedback to achieve profound instructional clarity. Chapter by chapter, this acclaimed author team helps put a range of learning strategies into practice, depending upon whether your 6–12 students are ready for surface, deep, or transfer levels of understanding.

Mining Complex Text, Grades 6-12

Using and Creating Graphic Organizers to Grasp Content and Share New Understandings

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Author: Diane Lapp,Thomas DeVere Wolsey,Karen Wood,Kelly Johnson

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1483320367

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Your power tools for making the complex comprehensible Now more than ever, our students are being asked to do highly advanced thinking, talking, and writing around their reading. If only there were ingenious new tools that could give our students the space to tease apart complex ideas in order to comprehend and weld their understandings into a new whole. Good news: these tools exist—Mining Complex Text. You’ll learn how graphic organizers can: Help students read, reread, and take notes on a text Promote students’ oral sharing of information and their ideas Elevate organized note-making from complex text(s) Scaffold students’ narrative and informational writing

Think Tank Library: Brain-Based Learning Plans for New Standards, Grades 6–12

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Author: Mary Boyd Ratzer,Paige Jaeger

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610699890

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 136

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Transform your library into a "think tank" by helping teachers create an active learning environment in which students question, investigate, synthesize, conclude, and present information based on Common Core standards. • Provides diverse, brain-friendly, and field-tested lesson plans that feature thinking targets, texts, and standards and enhance students' deep thinking skills • Presents a school-library focus driven by inquiry process and information literacy skills • Features graphical illustrations and practical schemas that explain, illustrate, and model how brain-based learning works • Includes an extensive, research-based bibliography

A Close Look at Close Reading

Teaching Students to Analyze Complex Texts, Grades 6–12

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Author: Barbara Moss,Diane Lapp,Maria Grant,Kelly Johnson

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416620354

Category: Education

Page: 220

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The Common Core State Standards have put close reading in the spotlight as never before. While middle and high school teachers want and need students to connect with, analyze, and learn from both literary and informational texts, many are unsure how to foster the skills students must have in order to develop deep and nuanced understanding of complicated content. Is there a process to follow? How is close reading different from shared reading and other common literacy practices? How do you prepare students to have their ability to analyze complex texts measured by high-stakes assessments? And how do you fit close reading instruction and experiences into an already crowded curriculum? Literacy experts Barbara Moss, Diane Lapp, Maria Grant, and Kelly Johnson answer these questions and more as they explain how to teach middle and high school students to be close readers, how to make close reading a habit of practice across the content areas, and why doing so will build content knowledge. Informed by the authors’ extensive field experience and enriched by dozens of real-life scenarios and downloadable tools and templates, this book explores • Text complexity and how to determine if a particular text is right for your learning purposes and your students. • The process and purpose of close reading, with an emphasis on its role in developing the 21st century thinking, speaking, and writing skills essential for academic communication and college and career readiness. • How to plan, teach, and manage close reading sessions across the academic disciplines, including the kinds of questions to ask, texts to use, and supports to provide. • How to assess close reading and help all students—regardless of linguistic, cultural, or academic background—connect deeply with what they read and derive meaning from complex texts. Equipping students with the tools and process of close reading sets them on the road to becoming analytical and critical thinkers—and empowered and independent learners. In this comprehensive resource, you’ll find everything you need to start their journey.

Text-Based Writing Nonfiction Grade 6

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Author: Evan-Moor Educational Publishers

Publisher: Text-Based Writing: Nonfiction

ISBN: 9781613689998

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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Includes "12 units + bonus unit; leveled selections-- science, social studies, health, biography; writing prompts include argument, opinion, compare & contrast, cause & effect"--Cover.

Mapping Comprehensive Units to the ELA Common Core Standards, 6–12

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Author: Kathy Tuchman Glass

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1483331768

Category: Education

Page: 288

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Your blueprint for skilled Common Core literacy alignment! This all-in-one instructional resource is your best guide to building high quality, CCCS-aligned curriculum units across Grades 6–12 easily, manageably, and effectively. Master teacher Kathy Tuchman Glass provides thorough explanations and step-by-step exercises and templates centered around key CCCS ELA concepts to help you Challenge and engage students in all content areas using the CCCS ELA framework Use existing curriculum and materials to design new, CCCS-aligned units of study Identify CCCS ELA essential understandings for informational text, evidence-based writing, and other critical competencies Conduct resource-rich workshops and professional development

A Close Look At Close Reading

Teaching Students to Analyze Complex Texts, Grades K-5

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Author: Diane Lapp,Barbara Moss,Maria Grant,Kelly Johnson

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 141661947X

Category: Education

Page: 200

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The Common Core State Standards have put close reading in the spotlight as never before. While elementary school teachers are certainly willing to teach students to closely read both literary and informational text, many are wondering what, exactly, this involves. Is there a process to follow? How is close reading different from guided reading or other common literacy practices? How do you prepare students to have their ability to analyze complex texts measured by Common Core assessments? Is it even possible for students in grades K–5 to “read to learn” when they’re only just learning to read? Literacy experts Diane Lapp, Barbara Moss, Maria Grant, and Kelly Johnson answer these questions and more as they explain how to teach young learners to be close readers and how to make close reading a habit of practice in the elementary classroom. Informed by the authors’ extensive field experience and enriched by dozens of real-life scenarios and downloadable tools and templates, this book explores *Text complexity and how to determine if a particular text is a right for your learning purposes and your students. * The process and purpose of close reading in the elementary grades, with an emphasis on its role in developing the 21st century thinking, speaking, and writing skills essential for academic communication and required by the Common Core. * How to plan, teach, and manage close reading sessions across the academic disciplines, including the kinds of questions to ask and the kinds of support to provide. * How to assess close reading and help all students—regardless of linguistic, cultural, or academic background—connect deeply with what they read and derive meaning from a complex text. Equipping students with the tools and process of close reading sets them on the road to becoming analytical and critical thinkers—and empowered and independent learners. In this comprehensive resource, you’ll find everything you need to start their journey.