Author: Lynn Bonesteel
Publisher: Pearson Longman
Release Date: 2010
Genre: English language
Research shows that fully integrating reading and writing results in better student performance. From Reading to Writing makes explicit connections between these skills and helps students develop them simultaneously. Students explore topics, such as using YouTube, the success of Starbucks®, and the newest generation at work, in high-interest reading and writing assignments. In addition, corpus-based vocabulary helps students understand what they read and gives them the words they need for their own writing. Highlights Contextualized writing models and carefully crafted exercises direct students through the writing process. Step-by-step process-writing assignments with peer feedback, editing, and revising help students master common academic genres and rhetorical forms. Bridge activities help students make the connection between reading, writing, and vocabulary. MyEnglishLab: Writing (available separately), an online writing component for students to develop their grammar and academic writing skills.
Author: Colin Ward
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study
If you have students who wish to build on their vocabulary acquisition skills, improve their academic writing skills, and become more confident and successful readers, From Reading to Writing is the ideal pedagogical tool. This four-level, researched-based course provides a complete sequence of high-interest, thematically connected activities that fully integrate reading and writing. Timeless themes engage students and allow for recycling of ideas and vocabulary, while engaging readings provide a springboard for writing activities. Features: Explicit reading and writing skill instruction guides students to become better learners. Contextualized writing models and carefully crafted exercises direct students through the writing process. Step-by-step process writing assignments with peer feedback, editing, and revising help students master common academic genres and rhetorical forms. Target corpus-based vocabulary from researched sources ensures that students learn the vocabulary they need most. ProofWriterTM , an online writing-assessment tool from ETS: Provides students with immediate individual feedback on Grammar, Usage, Style and Mechanics. Teachers can focus their feedback on higher-level writing skills. Online Teacher's Manuals include answer keys and unit tests. Click on the links below for the other levels of From Reading to Writing: From Reading to Writing 1 From Reading to Writing 2 From Reading to Writing 3
Author: International Reading Association
Publisher: International Reading Assoc.
Release Date: 2009-12-03
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
With this updated document, IRA and NCTE reaffirm their position that the primary purpose of assessment must be to improve teaching and learning for all students. Eleven core standards are presented and explained, and a helpful glossary makes this document suitable not only for educators but for parents, policymakers, school board members, and other stakeholders. Case studies of large-scale national tests and smaller scale classroom assessments (particularly in the context of RTI, or Response to Intervention) are used to highlight how assessments in use today do or do not meet the standards.
Author: Katherine Paterson
Publisher: N A L Trade
Release Date: 1995
"Anyone familiar with children's literature knows the gifted pen of award-winning Katherine Paterson. Sales of her books are in the millions, and the list of coveted awards they have garnered - including two Newbery Medals, two National Book Awards, and the Regina Medal - is remarkable." "A Sense of Wonder is a collection of more than three dozen critical essays on reading and writing for children that were originally published as two books, Gates of Excellence and The Spying Heart. Combined for the first time in one volume with a new introduction, these writings come from speeches Katherine Paterson has given all over the world, from her book reviews, and from articles she has authored on her craft. Her trademark wit, imagination, and perception are in full evidence; she reveals why she remembers being kissed by Miss Maude Henderson, the last person ever kissed by General Robert E. Lee; relates the heartbreaking source of her novel Bridge to Terabithia; and describes her dismay at failing as a foster parent to two Cambodian boys. Most of all, this extraordinary writer shares her ideas about writing for children, tells of her passion for reading, and allows us to witness her talent. Teachers, writers, students, parents, librarians - anyone who reads Katherine Paterson's essays - will come away with an expanded vision and a sense of her deep respect for words, ideas, literature, and people."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Author: Greg Faherty
Publisher: The Princeton Review
Release Date: 2002-01-15
Genre: Study Aids
The Roadmap series works as a year-long companion to earning higher grades, as well as passing the high-stakes 4th Grade Reading and Writing Ohio Proficiency Test that is necessary for grade level promotion. This book has been designed according to the specific standards set forth by the state of Ohio. Now parents can work with their kids to both improve their grades and pass these important tests. The experts at The Princeton Review have analyzed the OPT, and this book provides the most up-to-date, thoroughly researched practice possible. TPR breaks the test down into individual skills and provides lessons modeled after the OPT to familiarize students with the test’s structure, while increasing their overall skill level. The Princeton Review knows what it takes to succeed in the classroom and on tests. This book includes strategies that are proven to raise student performance. TPR provides: • Content review, detailed lessons, and practice exercises modeled after the actual exam • Proven test-taking skills and techniques such as paragraph labeling and outlining drafts • 4 complete practice OPTs
Author: Linda J. Dorn
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
Release Date: 1998-01-01
This easy-to-read text will guide K-3 teachers as they develop a reading and writing program for all their students. An apprenticeship approach to literacy emphasizes the role of the teacher in providing demonstrations, engaging children, monitoring their understanding, providing timely support and, ultimately, withdrawing that support as the child gains independence. Drawing on authentic classroom examples—student writing samples, class schedules, photographs, and rich transcriptions of teaching and learning interactions—the authors illustrate instruction that is aimed at children's learning zones. As children become more competent readers and writers, the instructional interactions are adjusted to accommodate their higher-level learning. Here is a wealth of in-depth information, specific strategies, and organizational formats in literacy areas such as: principles of apprenticeship literacy; learning to read from a cognitive apprenticeship approach, including the roles of read-aloud, familiar reading, and shared reading; guided reading, including flexible grouping, reading and writing links, and instructional interactions that emphasize problem-solving strategies; helping children develop writing strategies through interactive writing, writing aloud, and revising and editing transactions; transitions in children's independent writing, including their relationship to modeling and coaching demonstrations during assisted writing; helping children acquire phonological knowledge, including activities that guide children in manipulating letters, sounds, and spelling patterns; a typical day of putting it all together in two apprenticeship settings: a first-grade classroom and a Title I reading program; using school-based professional literacy teams to support teachers in developing an effective literacy program for their children. No detail is lost. The authors also cover such practical matters as establishing routines and organizing the classroom environment, including rotation schedules for meeting with small groups of children, lists of materials for establishing literacy corners, and literacy corner activities designed to provide the children with opportunities for independent practice. With Apprenticeship in Literacy you can achieve a balanced literacy program that works for all your students.
With the same perception, wit, and generosity that characterize her fiction, a much-honored writer shares her ideas about writing for children, as well as her passion for reading, her spiritual faith, and her conviction that the imagination must be nourished.
Author: Bernard Seal
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2012-08-20
Genre: Foreign Language Study
The Academic Encounters Second edition series uses a sustained content approach to teach skills necessary for taking academic courses in English. There are two books for each content area. Academic Encounters Level 4 Reading and Writing Human Behavior engages students with authentic academic readings from college textbooks, photos, and charts on stimulating topics from the fields of psychology and communications. Topics include health, intelligence, and interpersonal relationships. Students develop important skills such as skimming, reading for the main idea, reading for speed, understanding vocabulary in context, summarizing, and note-taking. By completing writing assignments, students build academic writing skills and incorporate what they have learned. The topics correspond with those in Academic Encounters Level 4 Listening and Speaking Human Behavior. The books may be used independently or together.
This activity book of over 110 ready-to-use, reproducible pencil-to-paper worksheets are ideal for enrichment or for use as reinforcement. Perfect for use at school or as homework, they feature basic written and English skills including comprehension, letter blends, vowels, rhyming words, and creative writing.
Author: Gail E. Tompkins
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Release Date: 2006-07-01
This book distills the information from the k-8 literacy textLiteracy for the 21stCentury, focusing specifically on literacy learners from pre-kindergarten through grade 4. What are the specific needs of these students? How can you predict early literacy difficulties and how best can you scaffold your instruction to prevent reading difficulties in the future? How are the PK student’s needs different from the older, primary grades student? FEATURES: Chapter opening vignettes-Contextualize chapter concepts in an authentic classroom, complete with photos, dialog, and samples of student work to model excellent classroom teaching and prepare readers for the classrooms in their future. Spotlights-In-depth look at a single student, peppered through chapters. Helps to detail literacy development and teacher decision making, one student at a time. Guideline features-Offer specific guidelines for implementing chapter concepts in the PK-4 classroom. Minilessons--offer ready to use skill and strategy instruction presented specifically for use in PreK-4 reading and writing classrooms. Find how the minilessons correlate to state and national standards on the text’s Companion Website. The Compendium of Instructional Procedures--a robust resource of instructional methods designed to get teacher candidates up and running quickly in their first literacy classroom. The easily accessible Compendium at the back of the book offers clearly articulated instructional methods, an invaluable resource and quick reference. Assessment Tools--highlight the complete chapter on assessment and provide future teacher candidates with the means to evaluate their students’ progress in early literacy. They'll also find ideas for alternative assessment