This volume links theoretical and instructional approaches on how reading is motivated and assessed, and examines the interrelationship between reading motivation and achievement among boys and girls in culturally and geographically different settings. Much of the research on children’s reading has focused on cognitive processes; however, reading is an activity that also requires interest and motivation. These attitudes are generally defined as readers’ affect toward reading and their consequence is that children with more positive attitudes are more motivated to read. Taking into account the variability that exists within the notion of gender and age, this volume aims to examine and scrutinize previous research on the topic, as well as test theories on how the different dimensions of reading motivation vary with gender, in relation to cultural issues, motivational constructs, such as engagement and classroom climate, the role of emotions, interests and attitudes towards reading, among others. The book will be of interest to researchers, educators, graduate students, and other professionals working in the area of literacy, reading motivation, reading achievement and gender differences.
Author: Sherrill B. Flora, M.S.
Publisher: Key Education Publishing
Release Date: 2007-03-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Demonstrate how wonderful words can be for special-education students and/or English Language Learners in kindergarten-grade 3 using The Best Sight Word Book Ever! This 384-page resource includes reproducible word-wall cards and a reproducible 6-page activity booklet for each of 170 sight words. The lessons help students build strong sight-word identification skills and improve comprehension and fluency with rainbow writing, tracing and printing, word building, word pyramids, word blending, missing letters, and a variety of word and letter puzzles. The book supports NCTE and NAEYC standards. Key Education products are intended to engage and educate young and special learners, as well as assist teachers in building a strong and developmentally appropriate curriculum for these children. The product lineÑcomprised of teacher/parent resource books, photographic learning cards, and other activity- and game-oriented materialsÑis designed to assist in ÒUnlocking the Potential in Every Child.Ó
Author: Lea A. Theodore, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Release Date: 2016-07-20
A step-by-step resource for treating more than 40 prevalent issues with proven strategies This comprehensive handbook for evidence-based mental health and learning interventions with children and adolescents is distinguished by its explicit yet concise guidance on implementation in practice. With a compendium of proven strategies for resolving more than 40 of the most pressing and prevalent issues facing young people, the book provides immediate guidance and uniform step-by-step instructions for resolving issues ranging from psychopathological disorders to academic problems. Busy academics, practitioners, and trainees in schools and outpatient clinical settings will find this resource to be an invaluable desktop reference for facilitating well-informed decision-making. Unlike other volumes that ignore or merely reference the evidence base of various interventions, this book focuses on providing immediate, empirically supported guidance for putting these strategies into direct practice. Issues covered include crisis interventions and response, social and emotional issues, academic/learning issues, psychopathological disorders, neuropsychological disorders, and the behavioral management of childhood health issues. Each chapter follows a consistent format including a brief description of the problem and associated characteristics, etiology and contributing factors, and three evidence-based, step-by-step sets of instructions for implementation. Additionally, each chapter provides several websites offering further information about the topic. Featuring contributions from leading scholars and practitioners on each issue covered, this book will be a valuable resource for child clinical and school psychologists, counselors, social workers, and therapists as well as other health and mental health professionals whose primary practice is with children and adolescents. Key Features: Demonstrates step-by-step, evidence-based interventions for more than 40 common childhood issues Provides treatment procedures that can be immediately put into practice Covers a wide range of mental health and academic/learning issues for children and adolescents Relevance for both school-based and clinically-based practice Includes contributions by noted experts in the field
Demonstrate how wonderful words can be for special-education students and/or English Language Learners in grades K–3 using The Best Sight Word Book Ever! This 384-page resource includes reproducible word-wall cards and a reproducible 6-page activity booklet for each of 170 sight words. The lessons help students build strong sight-word identification skills and improve comprehension and fluency with rainbow writing, tracing and printing, word building, word pyramids, word blending, missing letters, and a variety of word and letter puzzles. The book supports NCTE and NAEYC standards.
Author: Wiley Blevins
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Provides an explanation of phonics, a method of reading instruction that focuses on the relationship between sounds and their spellings, and features over one hundred activities for the classroom, as well as sample lessons, word lists, and teaching strategies.
Gift your child endlessly rewarding skills they can cherish lifelong. Aligns to Common Core Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.3.C ***Please be informed that the included flash card pages are not card stock paper but normal book pages. Also, the resulting flash card would be around half of the size of an index card. Sight words are high frequency words that make up for more than 50% of words your child would encounter while beginning to read. It's a great tool for reading as it enhances a child's speed, fluency and reading comprehension. Sight words are an important tool for learning to read and because they are used so often it is important that your child is able to recognize these words on sight (hence the term "sight words") without having to use any strategy to decode. There are many words - like "the" - that cannot be easily illustrated. Sight words are as important to learn reading as math facts are to learn elementary math. When kids master sight words their memory automatically brings the sound and meaning of the word into their consciousness. The action is so unconscious that they don't even realize it is happening. Mastering sight words develops automaticity while reading. Automaticity is the ability to do things without occupying the mind with the low level details that are required; this is usually the result of consistent learning, repetition, and practice. For instance, an experienced cyclist does not have to concentrate on turning the pedals, balancing, and holding on to the handlebars. Instead, those processes are automatic and the cyclist can concentrate on watching the road, the traffic, and other surroundings. Sight words also build confidence in a child. The frequency of occurrence of these words are so high that a child who has mastered these words can already recognize at least half of a sentence and start to feel good and confident about reading. Sight words also help promote reading comprehension. When your child opens their book for the first time, instead of trying to decipher what ALL of the words mean, they can shift their attention to focus on those words they are not familiar with. They will already know at least half of the words, so focusing on the other half helps strengthen their understanding of the text. Reproducible activity pages and word list for kids involving top 100 common words for your preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade children to help the kid learn writing, reading, and to recognize words without the help of parents using worksheet, flash cards, and other activities in this book.