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Building Literacy Through Classroom Discussion

Building Literacy Through Classroom Discussion Author Mary Adler
ISBN-10 0439616506
Release 2005
Pages 216
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Presents ideas for teaching reading and writing in middle school, showing how to pose engaging questions to students, link discussions across subject areas, and organize conversations around important ideas.



Teaching Graphic Novels in the Classroom

Teaching Graphic Novels in the Classroom Author Ryan J. Novak
ISBN-10 1618211072
Release 2013
Pages 163
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Teaching Graphic Novels in the Classroom describes different methods teachers may use to begin teaching graphic literature to new readers. The first chapter of the book is dedicated to the history of the medium and runs from the earliest days of comic books through the growing popularity of graphic novels. It includes profiles of early creators and the significance of certain moments throughout the history that chart the evolution of graphic literature from superheroes to award-winning novels like Maus. Chapters 2-7 focus on different genres and include an analysis and lessons for 1-2 different novels, creator profiles, assignments, ways to incorporate different media in connection with each book, chapter summaries, discussion questions, and essay topics. Chapter 8 is the culminating project for the book, allowing students to create their own graphic novel, with guidance from the writing process to creating the art.



Building Academic Literacy

Building Academic Literacy Author Janet I. Angelis
ISBN-10 9781475823288
Release 2016-01-07
Pages 198
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Building Academic Literacy is a coach-in-a-pocket for educators seeking to build strong academic literacy and higher-order thinking. This book is for anyone with responsibility for instruction – teachers, instructional coaches, professional developers, principals, curriculum leaders, teacher preparation faculty. It provides pathways to developing higher-order thinking in every student and setting. Key to its success is that it connects reading, writing, listening, thinking, and speaking. Readers will find that they can engage all students with content, but more importantly, students will process content in ways appropriate to a particular subject. They also develop independent learning skills -- exactly what the Common Core State Standards call for. The text is engaging yet practical and practicable – grounded and useful to teachers in enacting more student-centered classrooms. Its strategies serve to actively engage all students in high-level thinking and learning, those who have always found school easy and those who have not. Not a prescription, but a book designed to deepen individual and group teacher competencies to implement learning strategies in new ways and to continually refine and develop their craft.



Promoting Literacy Development

Promoting Literacy Development Author Patricia A. Antonacci
ISBN-10 9781452238166
Release 2011-05-02
Pages 336
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Fifty research-based literacy strategies designed for busy K-8 classroom teachers Organized around 10 key areas for teaching and learning literacy—phonemic awareness, phonics, reading fluency, vocabulary, story comprehension, comprehension of informational text, questioning for understanding, discussion for understanding, narrative writing, and writing to learn-Promoting Literacy Development offers 50 clearly written, step-by-step strategies for developing proficient readers and writers. The authors also include suggestions for differentiating instruction for English language learners and for students with special needs.



Classroom Discussion

Classroom Discussion Author Dixie Lee Spiegel
ISBN-10 0439567572
Release 2005
Pages 160
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Provides information on using discussion in the classroom to promote learning and thinking skills.



Academic Conversations

Academic Conversations Author Jeff Zwiers
ISBN-10 9781571108845
Release 2011
Pages 234
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Where would we be without conversation? Throughout history, conversations have allowed us to see different perspectives, build ideas, and solve problems. Conversations, particularly academic conversations ... push students to think and learn in lasting ways. Academic conversations are back-and-forth dialogues in which students focus on a topic and explore it by building, challenging, and negotiating relevant ideas. [The] authors ... have identified five core communication skills to help students hold productive academic conversations across content areas. These skills are: elaborating and clarifying, supporting ideas with evidence, building on and/or challenging ideas, paraphrasing and synthesizing. This books shows teachers how to weave the cultivation of academic conversation skills and conversations into current teaching approaches.



Literacy Instruction for Adolescents

Literacy Instruction for Adolescents Author Karen D. Wood
ISBN-10 9781606233818
Release 2009-03-12
Pages 526
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Thorough and accessible, this professional resource and text shows how the latest research in adolescent literacy can be translated into effective practice in middle and high school classrooms. Leading authorities discuss findings on the adolescent learner, addressing such essential topics as comprehension, content-area literacy, differentiated instruction, gender differences in literacy learning, and English language learners. With a focus on evidence-based methods, coverage ranges from techniques for building digital literacy and comprehension skills to strategies for flexible grouping and writing instruction. Ideal for courses in adolescent literacy, each chapter includes guiding questions, discussion questions, and classroom examples.



Inspiring Dialogue Talking to Learn in the English Classroom

Inspiring Dialogue  Talking to Learn in the English Classroom Author Mary M. Juzwik
ISBN-10 9780807754672
Release 2013
Pages 176
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Providing a thorough discussion of the benefits of dialogic curriculum in meeting the objectives of the Common Core State Standards, this book with its companion website is an ideal resource for teacher development. Chapter by chapter, the book follows novice teachers as they build a repertoire of practices for planning, carrying out, and assessing their efforts at dialogic teaching across the secondary English curriculum. The text also includes a section to support dialogic teacher learning communtiies through video study and discourse analysis. Book features include: dialogic tools for step-by-step planning within a lesson, over the course of a unit, or during an entire academic year; a user-friendly layout designed for new teachers who are pressed for time; classroom examples addressing the challenges English teachers may face in stimulating rich learning talk in an era of standardization; and a companion website with additional examples, activities, and course material.



How Students Learn

How Students Learn Author Committee on How People Learn: A Targeted Report for Teachers
ISBN-10 9780309089500
Release 2004-12-28
Pages 264
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How Students Learn: Science in the Classroom builds on the discoveries detailed in the best-selling How People Learn. Now these findings are presented in a way that teachers can use immediately, to revitalize their work in the classroom for even greater effectiveness. Organized for utility, the book explores how the principles of learning can be applied in science at three levels: elementary, middle, and high school. Leading educators explain in detail how they developed successful curricula and teaching approaches, presenting strategies that serve as models for curriculum development and classroom instruction. Their recounting of personal teaching experiences lends strength and warmth to this volume. This book discusses how to build straightforward science experiments into true understanding of scientific principles. It also features illustrated suggestions for classroom activities.



Teaching Literacy for Love and Wisdom

Teaching Literacy for Love and Wisdom Author Jeffrey D. Wilhelm
ISBN-10 9780807752364
Release 2011
Pages 253
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This book lays out a new vision for the teaching of English, building on themes central to Wilhelm's influential "You Gotta BE The Book." With portraits of teachers and students, as well as practical strategies and advice, they provide a roadmap to educational transformation far beyond the field of English. --from publisher description



Envisioning Knowledge

Envisioning Knowledge Author Judith A. Langer
ISBN-10 0807770744
Release 2015-04-17
Pages 175
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This book by Judith Langer—internationally known scholar in literacy learning—examines how people gain knowledge and become academically literate in the core subjects of English, mathematics, science, and social studies/history. Based on extensive research, it offers a new framework for conceptualizing knowledge development (rather than information collection), and explores how one becomes literate in ways that mark "knowing" in a field. Langer identifies key principles for practice and demonstrates how the framework and the principles together can undergird highly successful instruction across the curriculum. With many examples from middle and high schools, this resource will help educators to plan and implement engaging, exciting, and academically successful programs.



Reclaiming English Language Arts Methods Courses

Reclaiming English Language Arts Methods Courses Author Jory Brass
ISBN-10 9781317935865
Release 2014-09-04
Pages 238
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Reclaiming English Language Arts Methods Courses showcases innovative work in teacher education that fosters teachers’ capacities as reflective practitioners and public intellectuals; extends traditional boundaries of methods courses on teaching the English language arts, literacy, children’s and young adult literature; and embodies democratic and critical politics that go beyond the reductive economic aims and traditional classroom practices sanctioned by educational policies and corporate educational reforms. Featuring leading and emerging scholars in English language arts teacher education, each chapter provides rich and concrete examples of elementary and secondary methods courses rooted in contemporary research and theory, on-line resources, and honest appraisals of the possibilities, tensions, and limits of doing teacher education differently in a top-down time of standards-based education, high-stakes testing, teacher assessment, and neoliberal education reforms. This book offers important resources and support for teacher educators and graduate students to explore alternative visions for aligning university methods courses with current trends in English and cultural studies, critical sociocultural literacy, new literacies and web 2.0 tools, and teaching the English language arts in multiethnic, multilingual, and underserved urban communities.



Taking the Lead on Adolescent Literacy

Taking the Lead on Adolescent Literacy Author Nancy Dean
ISBN-10 9781412979801
Release 2010-02-26
Pages 230
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Directly linked with overall student achievement, graduation rates, and success in higher education, literacy is essential for reaching academic goals in a school or county. Adolescent literacy has become the focus of many school improvement efforts to meet the needs of secondary and high school students. Without the requisite expertise in literacy, administrators and other school leaders charged with literacy improvement initiatives need a systemic and sustained approach for improving student literacy and learning. Taking the Lead on Adolescent Literacy presents a concrete, user-friendly, and practical guide to developing, implementing, and monitoring a schoolwide or county-wide literacy action plan. Readers will find rubrics, tools, and processes developed and field-tested by the authors over more than 10 years of close work with schools across the country.



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!



Growing Readers

Growing Readers Author Kathy Collins
ISBN-10 9781571103734
Release 2004-01-01
Pages 278
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Primary-grade teachers face an important challenge: teaching children how to read while enabling them to build good habits so they fall in love with reading. Many teachers find the independent reading workshop to be the component of reading instruction that meets this challenge because it makes it possible to teach the reading skills and strategies children need and guides them toward independence, intention, and joy as readers. In Growing Readers, Kathy Collins helps teachers plan for independent reading workshops in their own classrooms. She describes the structure of the independent reading workshop and other components of a balanced literacy program that work together to ensure young students grow into strong, well-rounded readers. Kathy outlines a sequence of possible units of study for a yearlong curriculum. Chapters are devoted to the individual units of study and include a sample curriculum as well as examples of mini-lessons and reading conferences. There are also four “Getting Ready” sections that suggest some behind-the-scenes work teachers can do to prepare for the units. Topics explored in these units include: print and comprehension strategies; reading in genres such as poetry and nonfiction; connecting in-school reading and out-of-school reading; developing the strategies and habits of lifelong readers. A series of planning sheets and management tips are presented throughout to help ensure smooth implementation. We want our students to learn to read, and we want them to love to read. To do this we need to lay a foundation on which children build rich and purposeful reading lives that extend beyond the school day. The ideas found in Growing Readers create the kind of primary classrooms where that happens.



Building Basic Literacy Skills

Building Basic Literacy Skills Author Gilly Czerwonka
ISBN-10 9780743932387
Release 2003-10-01
Pages 80
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Building Basic Literacy Skills has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Building Basic Literacy Skills also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Building Basic Literacy Skills book for free.



Differentiated Literacy Centers

Differentiated Literacy Centers Author Margo Southall
ISBN-10 0439899095
Release 2007
Pages 224
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Provides hundreds of leveled activities with reproducible planning sheets and student pages to support centers in fluency, reading comprehension, and word study.