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20 Literacy Strategies to Meet the Common Core by
Publication Date: 2012-10-26
With the advent of the Common Core State Standards and high expectations with regard to content literacy, some secondary teachers are scrambling for what to do and how to do it. This book provides an accessible plan for implementing content literacy and offers 20 research-based literacy strategies designed to help students meet those standards and become expert readers.
Content-Area Writing by
Publication Date: 2007-02-05
There are three truths about teaching writing, one that's widely known, one that isn't, and one that will change your teaching forever: the ability to write is essential for students in every subject area writing is the most powerful and efficient tool that teachers have for helping students connect with content and deepen their understanding of it every teacher, including you, is ready to coach middle and secondary writers successfully right now. No matter what subject you teach, Content-Area Writingis for you, especially if you're juggling broad curriculum mandates, thick textbooks, and severe time constraints. It not only shows that incorporating carefully structured writing activities into your lessons actually increases understanding and achievement, but also proves how writing can save, not consume, valuable instructional time. Following up on Subjects Matter- the book that changed how tens of thousands of language arts, math, science, and social studies teachers use reading in their classrooms - Harvey Daniels, Steven Zemelman, and Nancy Steineke now present the most thorough and practical exploration available of writing in the subject areas. Content-Area Writingguides you strategically through the two major types of writing that every student must know: Writing to Learn: the quick, exploratory, and extemporaneous in-class writing that helps kids engage deeply with content, build connections, and retain what they've learned Public Writing: planned, constructed, and polished writing in which students demonstrate knowledge and reflect on what they've learned. With their contagious combination of humor, irreverence, and classroom smarts, Daniels, Zemelman, and Steineke give you dozens of valuable lessons for encouraging growth in both types of writing with subject-specific ideas for planning, organizing, and teaching, as well as samples of student work and guidelines for evaluation and assessment. They also include detailed information on how their strategies fit into the writing process, how they can be used in writing workshops across the curriculum, and how they prepare students for testing and other on-demand writing situations. With writing, you can help students learn better, retain more, meet content- and skills-based standards, and tackle any test with confidence. No matter what you teach, read Content-Area Writingand discover for yourself that classroom time spent writing is classroom time well spent.
Culturally Responsive Literacy Instruction by
Publication Date: 2008-10-23
While reading skills are necessary for life-long learning and success, many students experience reading difficulties and a disproportionate number are from culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) backgrounds. Since students of CLD backgrounds sometimes miss basic literacy skills in the early grades, instruction in foundational literacy skills is critical. This resource illustrates how teachers can improve reading achievement for students of CLD backgrounds by combining research-supported best practices with instruction that is culturally responsive. Readers will find a range of interventions correlated with the five critical areas of reading instruction based on the National Reading Panel Report. Written by experts in the areas of cultural diversity and/or literacy, this book presents classroom techniques and learning strategies for working effectively with students from CLD backgrounds at all grade levels, from primary through to secondary school.
Differentiated Literacy Strategies for English Language Learners, Grades 7-12 by
This book is an adaptation of Gregory's bestselling book Differentiated Literacy Strategies for Student Growth and Achievement in Grades 7-12, revised'' to address the specific needs of English Language Learners. This is a ''versatile handbook for middle school and high school educators who need ''to differentiate literacy instruction for adolescent and teen ELL ''students at different stages of development along the literacy ''continuum. Covering the relevant brain research and specific ''instructional and assessment strategies for teens, this book pays ''special attention to hooks that appeal to older learners with varying ''degrees of skills and competencies. Written for classroom teachers, ''reading specialists, curriculum developers, and instructional leaders, ''this one-stop source provides an expert guide to working with all of ''today's adolescent and teen English Language Learners.
Power Tools for Adolescent Literacy by
Publication Date: 2014-08-14
Are there students in your classroom who have hit the reading wall? Studies indicate comprehension regresses in many students once they reach middle school. Teachers need the right resources in their classrooms for engaging students in reading. Power Tools for Adolescent Literacy is a veritable encyclopedia of literacy strategies secondary teachers can apply to all content areas immediately. It integrates research on reading in core content areas and proven intervention practices. A comprehensive collection of best practices and powerful tools, this book belongs in every classroom and in every principal and staff developer's professional library.
Strategies That Work by
Publication Date: 2007-01-01
Strategies That Work is an indispensable resource for teachers who want to explicitly teach thinking strategies so that students become engaged, thoughtful, independent readers. In this revised and expanded edition, Stephanie and Anne have added twenty completely new comprehension lessons, extending the scope of the book and exploring the central role that activating background knowledge plays in understanding. Another major addition is the inclusion of a section on content literacy which describes how to apply comprehension strategies flexibly across the curriculum.
Teaching Reading in the Content Areas by
Publication Date: 2012-07-05
History teachers aren't expected to teach science, math teachers aren't expected to teach social studies; so why are all teachers responsible for teaching reading? The answer is simple. An emphasis on reading and literacy skills in the content areas has an exponential effect on learning in every discipline. This completely revised third edition of the best-selling Teaching Reading in the Content Areas seeks to help educators understand how to teach reading in their respective disciplines, choose the best reading strategies from the vast array available, and positively impact student learning. Throughout, it draws from new research on the impact of new technologies, the population boom of English language learners. Given the complexities of the reading process, teachers deserve--and this book provides--clear, research-based answers to overarching questions about teaching reading in the content areas: * What specific skills do students need to read effectively in each content area?* Which reading strategies are most appropriate to help students become more effective readers and independent learners?* What type of learning environment promotes effective reading and learning?
Strategies to Engage the Mind of the Learner by
Publication Date: 2004-01-01
The goal of this text is to introduce the basic concepts of social science research methods to advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students in programs that study families and children. Methods of Family Research differs from other research methods texts in a significant way. While traditional texts focus on teaching students how to produce research, this text teaches how to consume research. It equips students to critically read, understand, and evaluate research without getting bogged down in technical details.
Omaha Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, citizenship status, or economic status in its programs, activities and employment and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following individual has been designated to address inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Superintendent of Schools, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (402-557-2001).
Las Escuelas Públicas de Omaha no discriminan basados en la raza, color, origen nacional, religión, sexo, estado civil, orientación sexual, discapacidad , edad, información genética, estado de ciudadanía, o estado económico, en sus programas, actividades y empleo, y provee acceso equitativo a los “Boy Scouts” y a otros grupos juveniles designados. La siguiente persona ha sido designada para atender estas inquietudes referentes a las pólizas de no discriminación: El Superintendente de las Escuelas, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (402-557-2001).