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The English Teacher s Companion

The English Teacher s Companion Author Jim Burke
ISBN-10 0325028400
Release 2012-08-15
Pages 373
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A new companion for every English teacher "Why have I written an entirely new English Teacher's Companion? Because to offer you anything less would suggest I had not grown, changed, or evolved these past fifteen years. I am not the same teacher I was when I wrote the first edition." -Jim Burke The fourth edition of English Teacher's Companion is 100 percent new. Jim Burke has rewritten it to model methods for reaching a new generation of students-when all the ground rules for teaching are changing. A teacher's teacher and a recognized leader in English/language arts education, Jim understands the need for instructional methods that connect the why of teaching to the how. "This edition makes the research behind my practice more explicit," he writes. "It is also anchored in the Common Core State Standards, because I am still teaching every day-so these standards are my standards too." Weaving in ideas for working with ELLs, struggling readers, and technology, English Teacher's Companion, Fourth Edition: looks comprehensively at the research and reality of our profession, our students, and our content provides practical and thoughtful methods for meeting standards in reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language study makes assessment a priority, not only to find out what students know but to help practitioners improve. "I have taught English for nearly 25 years, and I love it," writes Jim Burke. Never has this love been more apparent than in the numerous lessons and teaching moves he includes as well as in the many examples of his own classroom language. Trust the fourth edition of English Teacher's Companion, and bring the passion, power, and practicality of one of America's best teachers to your classroom.



Adolescent Literacies

Adolescent Literacies Author Kathleen A. Hinchman
ISBN-10 9781462534524
Release 2017-10-19
Pages 501
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Showcasing cutting-edge findings on adolescent literacy teaching and learning, this unique handbook is grounded in the realities of students' daily lives. It highlights research methods and instructional approaches that capitalize on adolescents' interests, knowledge, and new literacies. Attention is given to how race, gender, language, and other dimensions of identity--along with curriculum and teaching methods--shape youths' literacy development and engagement. The volume explores innovative ways that educators are using a variety of multimodal texts, from textbooks to graphic novels and digital productions. It reviews a range of pedagogical approaches; key topics include collaborative inquiry, argumentation, close reading, and composition.



Teacher as Activator of Learning

Teacher as Activator of Learning Author Gayle H. Gregory
ISBN-10 9781506343099
Release 2016-02-11
Pages 240
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Flip The Switch! How to Get Students Into Learning Mode Now. What is it that separates classrooms that have an atmosphere of stagnation and passivity from ones that are electric with motivation and engagement? In this book, education expert Gayle Gregory offers the conditions necessary to foster an environment of active, visible learning in a brain-compatible climate. In its pages you’ll find: What teachers should do to reach targeted standards using theories such as Growth Mindsets and Panksepp’s SEEKING system What an “instructionally intelligent” teacher has in her repertoire that impacts student success Strategies that activate student thinking and target learning intentions through differentiation and the use of collaboration, formative assessment, and feedback



Tools for Thought

Tools for Thought Author Jim Burke
ISBN-10 0325004641
Release 2002
Pages 184
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Dozens of graphic organizers and a hundred ways to use them! Jim's prepared a workbook that's a real workhorse, providing tools to spark student thinking that are both intriguing and precise-and applicable to grades 6 to 12 in all subject areas. These tools range from annotations and literature circle notes to Venn diagrams and vocabulary squares. Each comes as a reproducible accompanied by: background information and theoretical foundations different ways to use each tool to help students read, write, speak, and think better a range of note-taking strategies to help students succeed in all academic classes student samples, including many from Jim's ACCESS (Academic Success) program for struggling students who want to succeed. In addition, three documents help you choose "the right tool for the job." Use Jim's suggestions to help students take better notes and improve their critical thinking. Or use his visual directory to quickly evaluate what you need for an assignment. Tools for Thought works across the spectrum-helping students with learning differences, assisting struggling readers and writers, challenging students in advanced classes.



What s the Big Idea

What s the Big Idea Author Jim Burke
ISBN-10 0325021570
Release 2010
Pages 200
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Encourages teachers to structure literacy education around clearly stated, essential questions, and describes how this approach can increase a student's abilities for comprehension and retention.



Reading Writing and Rising Up

Reading  Writing  and Rising Up Author Linda Christensen
ISBN-10 9780942961256
Release 2000-01-01
Pages 186
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Give students the power of language by using the inspiring ideas in this very readable book.



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.



Formative Assessment for English Language Arts

Formative Assessment for English Language Arts Author Amy Benjamin
ISBN-10 9781317924166
Release 2013-09-27
Pages 150
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This book demonstrates how formative assessments, unlike standardized tests, provide the kind of communication between teachers and students that help teachers make instructional decisions to improve student performance.



Papers Papers Papers

Papers  Papers  Papers Author Carol Jago
ISBN-10 0325008280
Release 2005
Pages 107
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Grading papers is a fact of life, especially in English classrooms, and the paper load is a leading cause of teacher burnout. Fortunately, Carl Jago's here to help, and in "Papers, Papers, Papers," she offers you advice honed from thirty-one years in the English classroom and forty-five thousand papers worth of grading.



Teaching English by Design

Teaching English by Design Author Peter Smagorinsky
ISBN-10 0325009805
Release 2008
Pages 244
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Teaching English by Design is two books in one: a primer for teaching secondary English and a comprehensive guide to creating and using four to six-week instructional units. Peter Smagorinsky shares insight about students, how they learn, and what kinds of classrooms support their achievement in reading and writing. Then he uses those findings to open up the key ideas of unit design to every teacher. Smagorinsky's units are organized around key concepts in English, such as: reading strategies; writing strategies; genres; periods, regions, and movements in literature; themes; and the works of a significant author. --From publisher's description.



The Common Core Companion The Standards Decoded Grades 9 12

The Common Core Companion  The Standards Decoded  Grades 9 12 Author Jim Burke
ISBN-10 9781452276588
Release 2013-08-20
Pages 264
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That version of the 9-12 standards you wish you had If you're a high school teacher, no need to despair. Jim Burke has created a Common Core Companion for you, too. This time positioning the grades 9-10 standards alongside 11-12, it's every bit the roadmap to what each standard says, what each standard means, and how to put that standard into practice across subjects. Jim clearly lays out: - Key distinctions across grade levels - Different content-area versions of each standard - Explanations of each standard, with student prompts - Content to cover, lesson ideas, and instructional techniques - Glossary and adaptations for ELL students



The English Teacher s Survival Guide

The English Teacher s Survival Guide Author Mary Lou Brandvik
ISBN-10 9781118001370
Release 2011-01-21
Pages 336
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Problem-solving techniques for all aspects of the English teacher's job This unique time-saving book is packed with tested techniques and materials to assist new and experienced English teachers with virtually every phase of their job from lesson planning to effective discipline techniques. The book includes 175 easy-to-understand strategies, lessons, checklists, and forms for effective classroom management and over 50 reproducible samples teachers can adopt immediately for planning, evaluation, or assignments. It is filled with creative and functional ideas for reading response activities, writing assignments, group and individual projects, and speeches. Offers instructions for creating and implementing an effective classroom-wide behavior management program Shows how to practice the art of teaching English effectively and reduce time on labor intensive tasks Reveals how to work effectively with parents, colleagues, substitute teachers, administrators, and community resources The second edition includes coverage of technology in the classroom, advice for working with reluctant readers, a wealth of sample teaching units and more.



Systems for Change in Literacy Education

Systems for Change in Literacy Education Author Carol A. Lyons
ISBN-10 0325002827
Release 2001
Pages 262
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Recommended by the Ontario Ministry of Education Everything is covered, including how to get started the right way and how to develop K-6 in-service courses throughout the year.



Differentiated Instruction in the English Classroom

Differentiated Instruction in the English Classroom Author Barbara King-Shaver
ISBN-10 UVA:X004701691
Release 2003
Pages 136
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Barbara King-Shaver and Alyce Hunter help teachers of both middle and high school English understand and apply the principles and practices of differentiated instruction, addressing their unique challenges and needs.



Adolescent Literacy and Differentiated Instruction

Adolescent Literacy and Differentiated Instruction Author Barbara King-Shaver
ISBN-10 0325026610
Release 2009-08-20
Pages 200
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"Quite simply, I would love to have had Adolescent LiteracyandDifferentiated Instruction as a secondary language arts teacher.... The book makes me itch to go back to my secondary classroom to see how I could use contemporary technologies as vehicles for differentiation." -Carol Ann Tomlinson As a secondary teacher, Adolescent Literacy and Differentiated Instructionshows you how to effectively respond to the growing crisis in adolescent literacy. It''s the first book that shows how to base lessons on students'' strengths and target back-up instruction to their needs so they can improve in literacy, master content, and meet the demands of higher-level learning. In Adolescent Literacy and Differentiated Instruction, Barbara King-Shaver andAlyce Huntersummon the latest research and share effective, essential differentiation practices. With more than 30 replicable models and practical ideas for managing differentiated classrooms, King-Shaver and Hunter help you: assess students'' individual needs, interests, and learning styles turn assessment into doable plans for targeted instruction implement dynamic differentiation strategies such as stations, flexible grouping, choice, and anchor activities. Drawing on NCTE''s guidelines for promoting adolescent literacy, King-Shaver and Hunter offer suggestions for teaching not only reading, writing, listening, and speaking but also viewing multimedia texts and engaging with digital literacy. Read Adolescent Literacy and Differentiated Instruction, use its study guide with colleagues, and discover that with adolescent literacy, the best way to make a difference is by embracing difference.



Teaching Literature to Adolescents

Teaching Literature to Adolescents Author Richard Beach
ISBN-10 9781317486886
Release 2016-03-10
Pages 290
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This popular textbook introduces prospective and practicing English teachers to current methods of teaching literature in middle and high school classrooms. It underscores the value of providing students with a range of different critical approaches and tools for interpreting texts and the need to organize literature instruction around topics and issues of interest to them. Throughout the textbook, readers are encouraged to raise and explore inquiry-based questions in response to authentic dilemmas and issues they face in the critical literature classroom. New in this edition, the text shows how these approaches to fostering responses to literature also work as rich tools to address the Common Core English Language Arts Standards. Each chapter is organized around specific questions that English educators often hear in working with pre-service teachers. Suggested pedagogical methods are modelled by inviting readers to interact with the book through critical-inquiry methods for responding to texts. Readers are engaged in considering authentic dilemmas and issues facing literature teachers through inquiry-based responses to authentic case narratives. A Companion Website [http://teachingliterature.pbworks.com] provides resources and enrichment activities, inviting teachers to consider important issues in the context of their current or future classrooms.



Building Adolescent Literacy in Today s English Classrooms

Building Adolescent Literacy in Today s English Classrooms Author Randy Bomer
ISBN-10 0325013942
Release 2011
Pages 334
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"Today's English classroom should not look like the English classes of the 1940s or even the 1980s. Students now engage in dozens of literacy activities that were unavailable just a generation ago." -Randy Bomer Deciding what to teach in English class is more complicated-and more important-than ever. In Building Adolescent Literacy in Today's English Classrooms, Randy Bomer summons his experiences as President of NCTE, Director of a National Writing Project site, a university professor, Co-director of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, and consultant in schools nationwide, to provide an approach to teaching English that works for today's adolescents. Building Adolescent Literacy in Today's English Classrooms is built on a foundation of research into best practices and infused with the importance of young people learning to interact with others' texts and to produce their own across many genres and media. Bomer tackles not only reading, writing, and assessment, but also crucial contemporary topics such as choice, ethnic diversity and multilingualism, attention management, technology, and struggling learners. To help prepare students to participate in a globalized, digital world, Building Adolescent Literacy in Today's English Classrooms provides a framework for making key instructional decisions, including how to: understand adolescents and their literacy needs through effective assessment use assessment to plan instruction that addresses whole-class and individual needs manage the classroom with predictable, flexible structures that support students' interests rather than suppress them give students opportunities to be motivated, critical, passionate readers and writers help adolescents become invested in a literate life with a meaningful curriculum whose aim is to empower them to connect with the world. "We have to help students become involved and invested in literate tasks that are significant to them," writes Randy Bomer, "not because they were born to love reading and writing but because of the ways literate activity connects to other things in life that matter to them." Building Adolescent Literacy in Today's English Classrooms shows how with vignettes from diverse classrooms, examples of real-life lessons, and a passion for teaching adolescents that will inspire and support preservice teachers across their entire careers.