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Best Practices in Literacy Instruction Fifth Edition

Best Practices in Literacy Instruction  Fifth Edition Author Linda B. Gambrell
ISBN-10 9781462517220
Release 2014-09-12
Pages 447
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This indispensable classroom resource and course text has inspired thousands of teachers to help their students become better readers and writers. The fifth edition addresses evidence-based best practices in the light of emerging research and national policy, actively tying classroom-based research, innovation, and instruction to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Practical suggestions and case studies empower PreK-8 teachers to support the needs of all their students while meeting Common Core goals. Each chapter includes concrete examples, Engagement Activities, and resources for further learning. New to This Edition: *Connects best practices with the requirements of the CCSS. *Incorporates the latest research findings and instructional practices. *Chapters on comprehending informational text, dual language learners, and new literacies. *Expanded topics include motivation, close reading, and text complexity.



Best Practices in Literacy Instruction Fourth Edition

Best Practices in Literacy Instruction  Fourth Edition Author Lesley Mandel Morrow
ISBN-10 9781609181819
Release 2011-06-16
Pages 492
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A highly regarded teacher resource and widely adopted text, this book is grounded in current knowledge about literacy teaching and learning in grades PreK–8. The field's leading authorities present accessible recommendations for best practices that can be tailored to fit specific classroom circumstances and student populations. Provided are strategies for helping all students succeed—including struggling readers and English language learners—and for teaching each of the major components of literacy. The book also addresses ways to organize instruction and innovative uses of technology. Chapters include concrete examples, Engagement Activities, and resources for further learning. New to This Edition *Incorporates the latest research findings and instructional practices. *Chapters on motivation, content-area teaching, new literacies, and family literacy. *Addresses timely topics such as response to intervention, the new common core standards, English language learning, and policy issues.



Best Practices in Literacy Instruction Sixth Edition

Best Practices in Literacy Instruction  Sixth Edition Author Lesley Mandel Morrow
ISBN-10 9781462536771
Release 2018-10-19
Pages 452
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Many tens of thousands of preservice and inservice teachers have relied on this highly regarded text from leading experts, now in a revised and updated sixth edition. The latest knowledge about literacy teaching and learning is distilled into flexible strategies for helping all PreK–8 learners succeed. The book addresses major components of literacy, the needs of specific populations, motivation, assessment, approaches to organizing instruction, and more. Each chapter features bulleted previews of key points; reviews of the research evidence; recommendations for best practices in action, including examples from exemplary classrooms; and engagement activities that help teachers apply the knowledge and strategies they have learned. New to This Edition *Incorporates the latest research findings and instructional practices. *Chapters on new topics: developmental word study and the physiological, emotional, and behavioral foundations of literacy learning. *Chapters offering fresh, expanded perspectives on writing and vocabulary. *Increased attention to timely issues: classroom learning communities, teaching English language learners, and the use of digital tools and multimodal texts.



Lenses on Reading Third Edition

Lenses on Reading  Third Edition Author Diane H. Tracey
ISBN-10 9781462530649
Release 2017
Pages 302
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Widely adopted as an ideal introduction to the major models of reading, this text guides students to understand and facilitate children's literacy development. Coverage encompasses the full range of theories that have informed reading instruction and research, from classical thinking to cutting-edge cognitive, social learning, physiological, and affective perspectives. Readers learn how theory shapes instructional decision making and how to critically evaluate the assumptions and beliefs that underlie their own teaching. Pedagogical features include framing and discussion questions, learning activities, teacher anecdotes, classroom applications, and examples of research studies grounded in each approach. New to This Edition *Chapter on physiological foundations of reading development, including the impact of nutrition, sleep, and exercise. *Chapter on affective/emotional perspectives, such as the role of engagement and teacher-student relationships. *Additional social learning perspectives: Critical Race Theory and Multiliteracies Theory. *All chapters updated with the latest research; many new teacher anecdotes added.



Best Practices in ELL Instruction

Best Practices in ELL Instruction Author Guofang Li
ISBN-10 1606236644
Release 2011-03-18
Pages 392
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In this indispensable work, prominent authorities review the latest research on all aspects of ELL instruction (K–12) and identify what works for today's students and schools. Provided are best-practice guidelines for targeting reading, writing, oral language, vocabulary, content-domain literacies, and other core skill areas; assessing culturally and linguistically diverse students; and building strong school–home–community partnerships. Chapters include clear-cut recommendations for teaching adolescent ELLs and those with learning disabilities. The comprehensive scope, explicit linkages from research to practice, and guidance for becoming a culturally informed, reflective practitioner make the book an ideal course text.



Research Based Practices for Teaching Common Core Literacy

Research Based Practices for Teaching Common Core Literacy Author P. David Pearson
ISBN-10 9780807773734
Release 2015
Pages 272
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This one-of-a-kind resource will be invaluable to every teacher educator, every curriculum director, and every literacy coach, whether or not they must meet Common Core Standards. Bringing together perspectives from literacy luminaries, each addressing their specialty, this book offers an accessible fund of rich practices in literacy instruction. The book serves two purposes: First, it assembles a body of knowledge and wisdom from leading literacy researchers who each draw from a long career in the field to address topics of central importance to good literacy instruction. Second, these research-to-practice leaders connect established best practices and foundational research to the current challenge of instruction to meet Common Core Standards and other rigorous curriculum guidelines. The contributors point out strengths of the Common Core as well as issues and oversights that educators should be aware of. Closing chapters situate the Common Core within a continuum of educational policy and legislation. Contributors: Richard L. Allington, Monica T. Billen, Jay S. Blanchard, Robert Calfee, Gina N. Cervetti, Michael F. Graves, John T. Guthrie, Elfrieda H. Hiebert, James V. Hoffman, Rosalind Horowitz, Michael L. Kamil, Barbara Kapinus, Richard Long, Leigh Ann Martin, Kimberly McCuiston, James Nageldinger, David Paige, P. David Pearson, Timothy Rasinski, S. Jay Samuels, Barbara Taylor, Joanna P. Williams, Kathleen Wilson “Pearson and Hiebert have long advocated for children in schools, and this volume is no exception. They and their chapter authors situate the CCSS within the historical and policy context in which it was written and support the literacy education community as we wrestle with the implications the standards have for research, for teachers, for teaching, and for learning.” —Sharon Walpole, University of Delaware “This book gets way beyond generalities and polemics about the Common Core, taking a deep and measured dive into a wide range of essential topics within the standards. I read a lot, and I can't think of the last time I read anything about the CCSS as engaging and thought provoking as this.” —Nell K. Duke, University of Michigan



How to Plan Differentiated Reading Instruction

How to Plan Differentiated Reading Instruction Author Sharon Walpole
ISBN-10 9781606237281
Release 2011-04-25
Pages 177
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Offering step-by-step guidance to simplify planning and decision making, this book reviews the basics of differentiated reading instruction and provides detailed, ready-to-use lesson plans and materials to help teachers hit the ground running. Teachers get everything they need to implement four types of instructional groups over multiple three-week cycles. For fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension, lessons are based on popular, inexpensive trade books. For phonemic awareness and word recognition, dozens of reproducibles are provided, all in a convenient large-size format. The book can be used on its own or as a complement to Differentiated Reading Instruction: Strategies for the Primary Grades, which offers a complete introduction to the authors' approach.



Best Practices in Adolescent Literacy Instruction Second Edition

Best Practices in Adolescent Literacy Instruction  Second Edition Author Kathleen A. Hinchman
ISBN-10 9781462515349
Release 2014-05-01
Pages 396
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An authoritative teacher resource and widely adopted text, this book provides a comprehensive overview of adolescent literacy instruction in the era of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Leading educators describe effective practices for motivating diverse learners in grades 5-12, building comprehension of multiple types of texts, integrating literacy and content-area instruction, and teaching English language learners and struggling readers. Case examples, lesson-planning ideas, and end-of-chapter discussion questions and activities enhance the utility of the volume. New to This Edition *Extensive CCSS content incorporated throughout the book. *Chapters on disciplinary literacy, text complexity, and differentiated instruction. *Chapters on academic language, writing instruction, history and English/language arts classrooms, and coaching.



Handbook of Adolescent Literacy Research

Handbook of Adolescent Literacy Research Author Leila Christenbury
ISBN-10 9781606239940
Release 2011-06-10
Pages 452
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The first comprehensive research handbook of its kind, this volume showcases innovative approaches to understanding adolescent literacy learning in a variety of settings. Distinguished contributors examine how well adolescents are served by current instructional practices and highlight ways to translate research findings more effectively into sound teaching and policymaking. The book explores social and cultural factors in adolescents' approach to communication and response to instruction, and sections address literacy both in and out of schools, including literacy expectations in the contemporary workplace. Detailed attention is given to issues of diversity and individual differences among learners. Winner--Literacy Research Association's Fry Book Award!



Differentiated Reading Instruction in Grades 4 and 5

Differentiated Reading Instruction in Grades 4 and 5 Author Sharon Walpole
ISBN-10 9781609182182
Release 2011-06-23
Pages 290
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With a unique focus on grades 4 and 5, this book explains how to design and implement a research-based reading program that helps all students build major literacy skills (word recognition, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension). The expert authors present ready-to-use activities, strategies, and lesson plans, along with detailed guidance for assessing students and providing instruction in differentiated small groups. Teachers get a clear understanding of how differentiation works in a tiered response-to-intervention model and how it aligns with the Common Core Standards. In a convenient large-size format, the book includes extenxive reproducible checklists and forms.



Children s Literature in the Reading Program

Children s Literature in the Reading Program Author Deborah A. Wooten
ISBN-10 9780872073876
Release 2015-01-27
Pages 264
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"Children will benefit, not only as future readers and writers but also as future citizens, if the models of classroom literacy development set forth in this book are followed." —Richard L. Allington, from the Foreword Help your students unlock their love of reading by introducing them to a range of high-quality children's literature. This fourth edition has 14 all-new chapters that offer classroom-proven strategies and tips from educators and children's book authors. * Explore genres such as poetry, biographies, nonfiction, and series books * Investigate images and how to read them, specifically in picture books and graphic novels * Motivate students by sharing books with global appeal and themes to attract uninspired readers * Create an atmosphere that fosters a love of reading and writing * Engage with resources in the field to expand your own knowledge and practices Complete with children's literature author and title indexes, this edition will show you how, why, and what types of children's literature to use in the classroom. In a world of basal readers, inspire your K–5 students to embrace varied texts to make connections to their world and beyond.



What Research Has to Say About Reading Instruction

What Research Has to Say About Reading Instruction Author S. Jay Samuels
ISBN-10 9780872078291
Release 2011-04-20
Pages 504
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This new edition of a classic research review offers a broad and balanced perspective of the latest theory, research, and practice to provide a solid foundation for the important work of teaching students to read. Chapters such as “Implementing a Response to Intervention Model to Improve Reading Outcomes for All Students,” “Integrating Reading Strategies and Knowledge Building in Adolescent Literacy Instruction,” and “Reading Engagement Among African American and European American Students” reflect changes and current thinking in the field. Others focus on core and timeless elements of reading instruction, such as word recognition, fluency, and comprehension. Following in the tradition of previous editions, the editors give readers the opportunity to learn from the experts, with contributions from today’s most influential scholars. The chapter-ending reflection questions will spark discussion in teacher education classes or school-based professional development. This collection is highly readable and keeps the teacher—and the work of teaching students to read—at the forefront, making it a powerful resource for teachers and teacher educators.



An Essential History of Current Reading Practices

An Essential History of Current Reading Practices Author Mary Jo Fresch
ISBN-10 0872076180
Release 2008
Pages 244
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Suitable for those interested in reading research, this book explores the historical underpinnings of important topics such as phonics, family literacy, fluency, guided reading, children's literature, vocabulary and spelling, comprehension, teacher education, content area reading, remedial and clinical reading, and the reading process.



Reading Instruction That Works Fourth Edition

Reading Instruction That Works  Fourth Edition Author Michael Pressley
ISBN-10 9781462516872
Release 2014-10-07
Pages 487
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This widely adopted text and K-8 practitioner resource demonstrates how successful literacy teachers combine explicit skills instruction with an emphasis on reading for meaning. Distinguished researcher Richard L. Allington builds on the late Michael Pressley's work to explain the theories and findings that guide balanced teaching and illustrate what exemplary lessons look like in action. Detailed examples offer a window into highly motivating classrooms around the country. Comprehensive in scope, the book discusses specific ways to build word recognition, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension, especially for readers who are struggling. New to This Edition *Updated throughout to reflect important recent research advances. *Chapter summing up the past century's reading debates and the growing acceptance of balanced teaching. *New and revised vignettes of exemplary teachers.



Assessment for Reading Instruction Third Edition

Assessment for Reading Instruction  Third Edition Author Michael C. McKenna
ISBN-10 9781462521050
Release 2015-06-23
Pages 324
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This trusted teacher guide and widely adopted text provides a comprehensive conceptual framework and hands-on practical tools for reading assessment. The authors present a clear roadmap for evaluating K-8 students' strengths and weaknesses in each of the basic competencies that good readers need to master. Teachers learn how to select, administer, and interpret a wide range of formal and informal assessments, and how to use the results to improve instruction. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, the book includes 30 reproducible assessment tools. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials. New to This Edition *Chapter on assessing vocabulary. *Additional instruments, including the Informal Decoding Inventory and the Motivation to Read Profile--Revised. *Links to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) have been added throughout. *The latest research and more instructional strategies in every area. See also Reading Assessment in an RTI Framework, which offers systematic guidance for conducting assessments in all three tiers of RTI.



Best Practices in Writing Instruction

Best Practices in Writing Instruction Author Steve Graham
ISBN-10 9781606237564
Release 2007-02-24
Pages 340
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Highly practical and accessible, this indispensable book provides clear-cut strategies for improving K-12 writing instruction. The contributors are leading authorities who demonstrate proven ways to teach different aspects of writing, with chapters on planning, revision, sentence construction, handwriting, spelling, and motivation. The use of the Internet in instruction is addressed, and exemplary approaches to teaching English-language learners and students with special needs are discussed. The book also offers best-practice guidelines for designing an effective writing program. Focusing on everyday applications of current scientific research, the book features many illustrative case examples and vignettes.



Adolescent Literacy in the Academic Disciplines

Adolescent Literacy in the Academic Disciplines Author Tamara L. Jetton
ISBN-10 9781462502851
Release 2012-01-25
Pages 274
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From leading authorities in both adolescent literacy and content-area teaching, this book addresses the particular challenges of literacy learning in each of the major academic disciplines. Chapters focus on how to help students successfully engage with texts and ideas in English/literature, science, math, history, and arts classrooms. The book shows that while general strategies for reading informational texts are essential, they are not enough—students also need to learn processing strategies that are quite specific to each subject and its typical tasks or problems. Vignettes from exemplary classrooms illustrate research-based ways to build content-area knowledge while targeting essential reading and writing skills.