Your Moment-to-Moment Decision-Making Guide

Author: Gravity Goldberg,Renee Houser

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506392105

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 8752

Focus On Decisions That Impact Readers’ Skill Development In What Do I Teach Readers Tomorrow? Fiction, Gravity Goldberg and Renee Houser provide a daily protocol for deciding what to teach next. The simple secret? Focus on the thinking involved in what students write and say. Tools include: Tips for what to look and listen for when students write about and discuss fiction More than 30 lessons writing about reading, organizing thinking, and more Reproducible Clipboard Notes for quick decision-making Online video clips of Renee and Gravity teaching and “thin slicing”
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Your Moment-to-Moment Decision-Making Guide

Author: Gravity Goldberg,Renee Houser

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506376371

Category: Education

Page: 296

View: 3109

Streamline formative assessment for readers in just minutes a day With What Do I Teach Readers Tomorrow? Nonfiction, discover how to move your readers forward with in-class, actionable formative assessment. The authors provide a proven, 4-step process—lean in, listen to what readers say, look at what they write, and assess where they need to go next. Next-step resources for whole-class, small-group, and one-on-one instruction, include Reproducible Clipboard Notes pages for quick assessments More than 30 lessons to get you started Reading notebook entries and sample classroom conversations Online video clips of Renee and Gravity teaching and debriefing
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Strategies That Help Readers Take Charge [Grades K-8]

Author: Gravity Goldberg

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 150632505X

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 6291

Step back so readers can step forward When it comes to teaching reading, Gravity Goldberg declares there is a structure, one that works with your current curriculum, to help readers take charge. The way forward Gravity says lies in admiring, studying, and really getting to know your students. Easily replicable in any setting, any time, her 4 M framework ultimately lightens your load because it allows students to monitor and direct their reading lives. Miner: Uncovering Students’ Reading Processes (Focus: Assessment) Mirror: Giving Feedback That Reinforces a Growth Mindset (Focus: Feedback) Model: Showing Readers What We Do (Focus: Demonstration) Mentor: Guiding Students to Try New Ways of Reading (Focus: Guided Practice and Coaching)
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Deepening Understanding of Nonfiction and Narrative

Author: Diane Barone,Rebecca Barone

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807757330

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 7732

Combining research with real-life classroom examples, this book demonstrates how high-level conversations centered on fiction and nonfiction can promote student understanding and help them meet and exceed a spectrum of standards. The authors demonstrate how to use literary conversations in small, heterogeneous groups to address multiple expectations within classrooms, such as close reading, vocabulary, background knowledge, literal and inferential comprehension, and responses to multimodal interpretation, nonfiction text features, and graphic organizers. The text includes the theoretical why, and the very practical how-to, to help teachers (grades 3-8) successfully implement serious, sustained student-group conversations about their reading. The recommendations for heterogeneous groups, rather than groups based on book selection or reading ability, will support all students--struggling readers and those reading at or above grade level.
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How Authentic Teaching Transforms Our Students and Ourselves

Author: Gravity Goldberg

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1544337361

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 6974

Teaching is one of the most rewarding professions because it is so complex and ever-evolving. Yet it’s also one of the toughest jobs for those very same reasons. In Teach Like Yourself, Gravity Goldberg holds both these truths in the palm of her hand and predicts a happy future if you apply “you” to all you do. Research, theory, curriculum and instructional design—you’ve got all that content expertise. Now, learn the practices that will empower you to use your full gifts as a teacher: Knowing your core beliefs Viewing teaching as a practice Building balanced relationships Driving professional growth Taking care of your whole self
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How They Behave Just Like You

Author: Etta Kaner

Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd

ISBN: 1771385693

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 9078

ñDo you like to dance?î asks the first spread of this book. ñHoneybees do, too!î responds the next. In a rhythmic, question-and-answer style, children are introduced to seven playful activities that they share with other animals. Expanding on the science is a brief explanation of what the animals are actually doing and why „ for them, itÍs not all fun and games! Join gazelles, gray tree frogs, marmosets and more as they play tag, blow bubbles and even get piggyback rides! Who knew our animal friends were so much like us?
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Connecting Struggling Readers to Literature

Author: Lynette Prevatte

Publisher: Maupin House Publishing

ISBN: 0929895983

Category: Education

Page: 198

View: 3183

"Turn your struggling readers into successful readers with literacy centers created especially for middle-school students. This easy-to-use resource provides teacher directions, student directions, and reproducibles for forty center activities structured around the “Big Ten” areas of reading that all students must master: main idea, cause and effect, compare and contrast, vocabulary in context, sequence of events, literature terms, fact and opinion, author's purpose, reference and research, and summarizing. Using a variety of literature genres, from fiction and autobiographies to newspaper articles and anecdotal records, these ready-to-go, classroom-tested centers allow students to apply, practice, and master the skills and strategies that will make them better readers and writers. A bonus pre-test skill set requires students to synthesize the “Big Ten” skills they've learned and provides teachers with a helpful assessment tool to use before students take the state writing test. Suggested strategies, materials lists, and targeted student goals for each center guide teacher preparation, and grading rubrics ensure all students know what is expected of them at each center."
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Supporting Each Student's Growth and Independence

Author: Gravity Goldberg,Jennifer Serravallo

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325011011

Category: Education

Page: 203

View: 7421

A great reading conference only takes five minutes, but its impact can last a lifetime. That's because conferences are the critical, one-to-one teaching that forms the backbone of reading instruction. Conferring with Readers shows you how to confer well and demonstrates why a few moments with students every week can put them on the path to becoming better, more independent readers. Conferring with Readers is a comprehensive guide that shows you how to determine what readers have learned and what they need to practice, then provides suggestions for targeting instruction to meet students' needs. It provides explicit teaching methods for use in effective conferences. You'll learn how to: research a student's use of skills through questions and observations compliment to support and build upon successes follow up on prior instruction for accountability and depth of understanding explain a reading strategy by providing an explicit purpose and context model the strategy to make the invisible brainwork of reading more visible guide a readerinpracticing the strategy link the strategy to independent reading. Conferring with Readers presents repeatable frameworks for conferences that focus on six specific purposes of reading instruction: matching students to just-right books reinforcing students' strengths supporting students during whole-class studies helping students move from one reading level to the next holding students accountable for previous learning deepening students' conversations about books in order to deepen their thinking. What's more, each purpose is bolstered by an appendix of conference transcripts that support your teaching. With all this plus ideas for planning instruction, keeping records of your conferences, and even conducting group sessions, Conferring with Readers will make a big difference in how you teach reading-helping you feel confident and well equipped to foster each student's growth and independence as a reader.
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How to Escape Correcting Mode to Transform Student Writing

Author: Patty McGee

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506387136

Category: Education

Page: 280

View: 2211

Student writing is only as good as the feedback we give In this remarkable book, Patty McGee shares research-based how-to’s for responding to writers that you can use immediately whether you use a writing program or a workshop model. Put down the red-pen, fix-it mindset and help your writers take risks, use grammar as an element of craft, discover their writing identities, elaborate in any genre, and more. Includes lots of helpful conference language that develops tone and trust and forms for reflecting on writing.
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Young Albert Einstein

Author: Don Brown

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547349954

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 3721

When he was born, Albert was a peculiar, fat baby with an unusually big and misshaped head. When he was older, he hit his sister, bothered his teachers, and didn’t have many friends. But in the midst of all of this, Albert was fascinated with solving puzzles and fixing scientific problems. The ideas Albert Einstein came up with during his childhood as an odd boy out were destined to change the way we know and understand the world around us . . .
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35 Lessons That Teach Students to Analyze Fiction and Nonfiction

Author: Laura Robb

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506374298

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 4423

Yes—we can have our cake and eat it too! We can improve students’ reading and writing performance without sacrificing authenticity. In Read, Talk, Write, Laura Robb shows us how. First, she makes sure students know the basics of six types of talk. Next, she shares 35 lessons that support rich conversation. Finally, she includes new pieces by Seymour Simon, Kathleen Krull, and others so you have texts to use right away. Read, Talk, Write: it’s a process your students not only can do, but one they will love to do.
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Strategies and Routines for Higher-Level Comprehension in the Content Areas

Author: Nancy Akhavan

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452286493

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 9670

What exactly makes The Nonfiction NOW Lesson Bank such a stand-out? If you consider the amount of instructional support, that alone is substantial enough to transform your teaching. But Nancy Akhavan happens to be an educator who has performed many roles over her career so she divests in this book just about everything in her professional vault A whole new vision of teaching nonfiction 50 powerhouse lessons A bank of short informational texts Dozens of student practice activities Graphic organizers for taming textbooks Unlike so many books, this one will live its life in actual use: dog-eared, sticky-noted, and loved.
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How to Grow Confident, Capable Readers

Author: Stephanie Harvey,Annie Ward

Publisher: Scholastic Professional

ISBN: 9781338051964

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 9082

When it comes to readers who need the most support, teachers can't afford to waste time using fragmented, skill-and-drill interventions that don't work. Literacy specialists Stephanie Harvey and Annie Ward demonstrate how to "table the labels" and use detailed formative assessments to craft targeted, personalized instruction that enable striving readers to do what they need above all - to find books they love and engage in voluminous reading. Loaded with ready-to-go lessons, routines, and "actions," as well as the latest research, this book is a must for any teacher who strives to make every reader a thriving reader.
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Teaching Struggling Readers to Make Sense of What They Read

Author: Joan Lazar,Christine Vogel

Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780545105835

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 3114

An invaluable collection of research-based lessons that enable teachers to match specific strategies with students' needs in reading comprehension, fluency, and word study. The lessons increase in challenge so that teachers can support student reading growth. This lively and engaging handbook includes reproducible students activities, planning sheets, and record-keeping forms.Easy-to-implement lessons field-tested with hundreds of struggling readers."Frequently Asked Questions" at the end of each chapter address teachers' most pressing questions about working with struggling readers.
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How to Say Less So Your Readers Can Do More

Author: Jan Miller Burkins,Kim Yaris

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1625310757

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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In their follow-up to Reading Wellness, Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris explore how some traditional scaffolding practices may actually rob students of important learning opportunities and independence. Who's Doing the Work? suggests ways to make small but powerful adjustments to instruction that hold students accountable for their own learning. Educators everywhere are concerned about students whose reading development inexplicably plateaus, as well as those who face challenging texts without applying the strategies they've been taught. When such problems arise, our instinct is to do more. But when we summarize text before reading or guide students when they encounter difficult words, are we leading them to depend on our support? If we want students to use strategies independently, Jan and Kim believe that we must question the ways our scaffolding is getting in the way. Next generation reading instruction is responsive to students' needs, and it develops readers who can integrate reading strategies without prompting from instructors. In Who's Doing The Work?, Jan and Kim examine how instructional mainstays such as read-aloud, shared reading, guided reading, and independent reading look in classrooms where students do more of the work. Classroom snapshots at the end of each chapter help translate the ideas in the book into practice. Who's Doing the Work? offers a vision for adjusting reading instruction to better align with the goal of creating independent, proficient, and joyful readers.
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Weaving Together Time-Honored Practices with New Research

Author: Karen Wood,Jeanne Paratore,Brian Kissel,Rachel McCormack

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807775754

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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Reissue of ILA bestseller. In this e-book, well-known literacy scholars share practical ways to engage and challenge today’s students. Key topics covered include text complexity, vocabulary instruction, reading interventions, digital tools, critical literacy, and self-regulation. User-friendly chapters include enhanced content: classroom scenarios, transcripts, photo essays, links to videos, and screen shots of online strategies. “Insightful and thought-provoking, What’s New in Literacy Teaching? is a must-have resource that belongs in the hands of administrators, curriculum coordinators, preservice teachers, experienced teachers, and literacy coaches who want to see how theory and research can be transformed into practical and innovative instruction to engage and challenge today's students.” —Patricia A. Edwards, Michigan State University “Written by outstanding scholars, this is a must-read for all those engaged in literacy development.” —Lesley Mandel Morrow, distinguished professor, Rutgers University Contributors include P. David Pearson, Camille L. Z. Blachowicz, Julie Coiro, Peter Afflerbach, Jane Hansen, Diane Lapp, Elfreida H. Heibert.
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Research-Based, Culturally Responsive Practice

Author: Ellen McIntyre,Nancy Hulan,Vicky Layne

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1609180569

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 300

View: 8280

This practical, teacher-friendly book provides indispensable guidance for implementing research-based reading instruction that is responsive to students' diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Structured around the “big five” core topics of an effective reading program—phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension—the book explains tried-and-true teaching strategies for fostering all students' achievement. Key topics include engaging diverse students in classroom discussion, involving families in learning, and assessing and teaching new literacies. Numerous classroom examples demonstrate a wide range of easy-to-implement lesson ideas and activities for students at different grade levels, including struggling learners. Issues specific to English language learners are woven throughout the chapters.
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A Continuum of Practice from Beginning Teachers to Teacher Leaders

Author: Susan Myers,Connie Anderson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9460918700

Category: Education

Page: 266

View: 4407

This book provides practitioners, researchers, and those involved in mentoring activities insight into varying types of mentoring. It covers aspects of mentoring with preservice teachers, K-12 practitioners, academia, and professionals in public and private sectors. Other areas not typically covered include service learning, faculty and graduate student writing and research groups, undergraduate and graduate student mentoring groups, online programs for alternatively certified teachers, formal mentoring programs for marginalized and underrepresented populations, academic mentoring for tenured faculty, and mentoring support for administrators at all levels! A unique approach to mentoring, a variety of theoretical contexts and frameworks is presented and suggestions for discussions, assignments, and dialogue opportunities are offered at the end of each chapter. These suggestions are practical applications and implications for extending conversations among professionals and are easily transferable to a variety of professional development activities. While primarily intended for teacher educators, it is a complete guide for those in public education who are interested in professional development activities. The topics addressed are useful to those who are new to the field of mentoring and to those who support mentoring projects at any level. A unique approach to mentoring, a variety of theoretical contexts and frameworks is presented and suggestions for discussions, assignments, and dialogue opportunities are offered at the end of each chapter. These suggestions are practical applications and implications for extending conversations among professionals and are easily transferable to a variety of professional development activities. While primarily intended for teacher educators, it is a complete guide for those in public education who are interested in professional development activities. The topics addressed are useful to those who are new to the field of mentoring and to those who support mentoring projects at any level.
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Merging the Classics With Independent Reading to Create Joyful, Lifelong Readers

Author: Berit Gordon

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506365493

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 6780

Discover the Right Mix of Choice Reading and the Classics How do you motivate students with little appetite for classic literature to stop faking their way through texts? Choice reading is just part of the answer. In this ground-breaking book, Berit Gordon offers a blended model that combines the benefits of classics with the motivational power of choice reading. Teachers utilize classic texts to gain a platform for modeling critical reading skills, and students thrive on reading what they want to read. No More Fake Reading gives you all the tools you need to put the blended model to work for your students, transforming your classroom into a vibrant reading environment.
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10 Strategies That Inspire Learning Outside the Classroom

Author: Starr Sackstein,Connie Hamilton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780986104978

Category: Education

Page: 186

View: 9203

World-renowned author/educator Starr Sackstein changed how teachers view traditional grades. Now she's teaming with veteran educator, curriculum director, and international presenter Connie Hamilton to bring you10 powerful strategies for teachers and parents that promise to inspire independent learning at home, without punishments or low grades."
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