Teaching Academic Vocabulary K 8

Author: Camille Blachowicz
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781462510290
Release Date: 2013-04-15
Genre: Education

This book showcases effective ways to build the vocabulary knowledge K-8 learners need to engage meaningfully in reading, writing, and discussion on academic subjects. The distinguished authors draw on decades of classroom experience to explain what academic vocabulary is, how it fits into the Common Core State Standards, and how targeting vocabulary can enhance conceptual understanding in English language arts, social studies, and math and science. Rich classroom vignettes, teaching tips, and examples of student work are included. The book also features helpful figures, word lists, discussion questions, and recommended print and online resources.

The Complete Guide to Tutoring Struggling Readers Mapping Interventions to Purpose and CCSS

Author: Peter J. Fisher
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 9780807772478
Release Date: 2014-12-04
Genre: Education

This authoritative, easy-to-use guide will help educators plan and implement intervention lessons for struggling readers that align with the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards. All three authors run successful summer reading programs and supervise tutors who are becoming reading specialists. In this comprehensive resource, they offer hands-on guidance for designing interventions across all grade levels, provide sample tutoring plans and lessons, and describe procedures for teaching print skills, comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, and study skills. Including many user-friendly features, this book will help both new and experienced reading specialists ramp up instruction to assist all students in meeting the new standards. Book Features: A powerful set of field-tested tutoring activities for use with individual students and small groups. Student Profiles that include a matrix that matches interventions to the CCSS. Sidebars with examples of how particular methods have been used with students of varying ability. Discussion Questions and Things to Think About at the end of each chapter. And much more! “If you are looking for a book that translates research and theory into practical and effective interventions for struggling readers please consider The Complete Guide to Tutoring Struggling Readers.The authors have done a masterful job of guiding teachers in developing reading interventions that are authentic, engaging, aligned to current standards as well as the instructional needs of students, and based on state-of-the-art knowledge of reading instruction.” —Timothy Rasinski, professor of Literacy Education, Kent State University “This book is the outgrowth of years of developing and fine tuning tutoring models that have helped thousands of students become capable and engaged readers. The authors share a deep understanding of research on literacy intervention along with a wealth of experience in translating this into effective, and reflective, practice. The Complete Guide to Tutoring Struggling Readers is a must for every educator who works with or designs programs for struggling readers.” —Camille Blachowicz, co-director, The Reading Leadership Institute, professor emeritus, National College of Education, National Louis University Peter J. Fisher is a professor of education at National College of Education of National Louis University (NLU). Ann Bates is a literacy educator who has been a classroom teacher, reading specialist, and assistant professor of Reading and Language at NLU. Debra J. Gurvitz directs the NLU Chicago campus off-site summer reading improvement program.

Resurging Asian Giants

Author: Asian Development Bank
Publisher: Asian Development Bank
ISBN: 9789715618502
Release Date: 2010-07-01
Genre: Business & Economics

The economies of the People’s Republic of China and India have seen dramatic growth in recent years. As their respective successes continue to reshape the world’s economic landscape, noted Chinese and Indian scholars have studied the two countries’ development paths, in particular their rich and diverse experiences in such areas as education, information technology, local entrepreneurship, capital markets, macroeconomic management, foreign direct investment, and state-owned enterprise reforms. Drawing on these studies, the Asian Development Bank has produced a timely collection of lessons learned that serves as a valuable refresher on the challenges and opportunities ahead for developing economies, especially those in Asia and the Pacific.

WALC 12 Workbook of Activities for Language and Cognition

Author: Kathryn J. Tomlin
Publisher:
ISBN: 1416410031
Release Date: 2015-11-02
Genre:

Stimulate neurologically-impaired clients' executive functioning with activities that use relevant content, themed around home activities and home maintenance. Written in the best-selling format of the WALC series, Executive Functioning includes reproducible exercises and activities that can be used in individual or group situations. Many of the tasks involve working memory, which taps into the client's general knowledge base, and encourages the client to ask others for help or to use whatever is available to gain the information they need to answer a question accurately.Most of the tasks provide answers for the client to choose from, which stimulates two specific thinking processes: First, it causes the client to evaluate all of the choices to determine whether the provided items fit the question, giving the client practice with self-analyzing and selection based on fact and appropriateness. Second, as these exercises were not developed for word finding or memory for general information improvement, the client won't be penalized if he has those deficits along with executive thinking deficits.Many of the items have multiple appropriate answers, which gives the client practice with thought flexibility.Many of the exercises have already been answered and the client must analyze whether the selected response was accurate. This provides practice with meta-cognitive skills for identifying, analyzing and planning.Several exercises have no right or wrong answers, as the responses will be based on the client's subjective opinions and preferences.Many of the tasks will assist the client in developing decision-making skills, based on fact as opposed to unverified opinions.

Engaging in the Language Arts

Author: Donna Ogle
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 013299531X
Release Date: 2012-08-01
Genre: Education

ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- Engaging in the Language Arts: Exploring the Power of Language, written by distinguished authors Donna Ogle and Jim Beers, brings the language arts to life for teachers through a focus on contemporary communication and visual literacy, coupled with varied genre and electronic resources. The guide unique in that it is all about helping teachers ensure that students learn to use language to communicate with others in our increasingly culturally and linguistically diverse society-and to draw upon a great language resource in their classrooms to do this: the language power of their students themselves.

The Beet Fields

Author: Gary Paulsen
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780375873058
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Relates the story of a sixteen-year-old boy who finds employment as a migrant laborer and carnival worker after running away from home.

All Children Read

Author: Charles A. Temple
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780134516035
Release Date: 2017-01-10
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. A practical and applied K-8 reading methods book with a focus on new literacies and developmental, cultural, and linguistic diversities. Written by one of the most dynamic author teams in the field of reading and literacy, All Children Read, Fifth Edition , continues to offer K-8 teachers the best practices for developing reading and writing in all students. As with earlier editions, six critical themes are interwoven throughout: the struggling reader; family/community literacy; new literacies; writing and reading connections; developmental, cultural, and linguistic diversity; and phonics/phonological awareness. The fifth edition further integrates Common Core State Standards and Response to Intervention (RTI), includes separate chapters on teaching reading fluency and vocabulary, emphasizes the teaching of English Learners, and equips teachers-in-training with the foundational knowledge they will need for their professional qualifying examinations. This focus on contemporary and critical learning prepares future teachers for the demands of helping all students succeed in the classroom.

The Voice of Evidence in Reading Research

Author: Peggy D. McCardle
Publisher: Brookes Pub
ISBN: UOM:39015058727663
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

A masterful synthesis of information from leading experts in the field, this accessible resource helps school administrators, educators, and specialists answer complex questions about scientifically based reading research and make informed choices about t

Poverty Strategies in Asia

Author: John Weiss
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781847203168
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Social Science

. . . the volume makes interesting reading. . . The language of the text is indeed lucid and the organization of the materials could not have been better. Arup Mitra, The Developing Economies This is an important book making a convincing case that structural elements are of crucial importance in filtering the impact of growth on poverty. A successful development strategy needs to address these structural elements at the country level and modify them in order to take greater advantage of the potential benefits of globalization in reducing poverty. Erik Thorbecke, Cornell University, US This volume makes an important contribution to our understanding of the complex relationship between economic growth and poverty reduction. The focus on assessing the impact of specific poverty-reduction interventions at the disaggregated, case-study level marks an important and welcome departure from the standard approach to research in this area . . . researchers and practitioners working in the field of poverty reduction and development in Asia and beyond will find much to interest them in this stimulating and informative volume. Colin Kirkpatrick, University of Manchester, UK Poverty Strategies in Asia is an examination of a wide range of measures aimed at reducing poverty in the region. It is widely recognized that while high and sustained economic growth is critical for poverty reduction, there are other policy interventions that may also be significant in a growth plus approach to poverty reduction. This volume brings together a series of case studies on the poverty impact of alternative interventions in a broad range of Asian economies. The measures examined within the book cover trade liberalization both in general and in a specific market, infrastructure investment (particularly in roads), population policies, cash transfers, microfinance, employment guarantee programs and contract farming. The countries covered include the Philippines, Lao PDR, Pakistan, India and Thailand. While the results illustrated by the contributors are mixed, they demonstrate the potential for further progress in poverty reduction. This latest joint publication by the ADBI and Edward Elgar Publishing will be warmly welcomed by scholars and researchers of Asian studies and development. Professional economists within international and bilateral development agencies and policymakers will also find much to engage them.

Fluency Instruction

Author: Timothy V. Rasinski
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781462504411
Release Date: 2012-04-15
Genre: Education

"Subject Areas/Keywords: assessments, decoding, elementary, English language learners, fluency, literacy instruction, oral reading, primary grades, prosody, reading comprehension, reading expressiveness, reading methods, secondary, struggling readers Description: This accessible guide brings together well-known authorities to examine what reading fluency is and how it can best be taught. Teachers get a clear, practical roadmap for navigating the often confusing terrain of this crucial aspect of balanced literacy instruction. Innovative approaches to instruction and assessment are described and illustrated with vivid examples from K-12 classrooms. The book debunks common misconceptions about fluency and clarifies its key role in comprehension. Effective practices are presented for developing fluency in specific populations, including English language learners, adolescents, and struggling readers"--

The Calder Game

Author: Blue Balliett
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780545279130
Release Date: 2012-12-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

This new mystery from bestselling author Blue Balliett is now available in After Words paperback! When Calder Pillay travels with his father to a remote village in England, he finds a mix of mazes and mystery . . . including an unexpected Alexander Calder sculpture in the town square. Calder is strangely drawn to the sculpture, while other people have less-than-friendly feelings towards it. Both the boy and the sculpture seem to be out of place . . . and then, on the same night, they disappear! Calder's friends Petra and Tommy must fly out to help his father find him. But this mystery has more twists and turns than a Calder mobile . . . with more at stake than first meets the eye.

The Wright 3

Author: Blue Balliett
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780545362320
Release Date: 2012-12-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

From the New York Times-bestselling team behind Chasing Vermeer comes another thought-provoking art mystery featuring Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie house--now in After Words paperback! Spring semester at the Lab School in Hyde Park finds Petra and Calder drawn into another mystery when unexplainable accidents and ghostly happenings throw a spotlight on Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House, and it's up to the two junior sleuths to piece together the clues. Stir in the return of Calder's friend Tommy (which creates a tense triangle), H.G. Wells's The Invisible Man, 3-D pentominoes, and the hunt for a coded message left behind by Wright, and the kids become tangled in a dangerous web in which life and art intermingle with death, deception, and surprise.

Be Core Ready

Author: Pam Allyn
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 0132907461
Release Date: 2012-10-04
Genre: Education

Be Core Ready: Powerful, Effective Steps to Implementing and Achieving the Common Core State Standards is a transformational book for teachers, administrative leaders, literacy coaches, ELL specialists, special educators, media specialists, reading teachers, content area teachers, and families. In a teacher-friendly, conversational style, this book, provides a clear understanding of the most compelling topics emerging from the Common Core State Standards and introduces the groundbreaking 4 Doors to Core Ready approach to solving the questions of what to teach and how to teach it in this new era. The book addresses curriculum, close reading, text complexity, care for ELL and special needs students, meaningful assessment, and the active and meaningful use of technology and literature to help all students meet and exceed the standards.

Bullying in American Schools

Author: Dorothy L. Espelage
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135624422
Release Date: 2004-02-04
Genre: Education

Much of our knowledge about bullying behaviors comes from research conducted over the past several decades in Europe, Australia, and Canada. Until the past decade, research in the United States has lagged behind our European, Australian, and Canadian counterparts. This book seeks to fill this void by forwarding research on bullying across contexts conducted with American participants. This book is an exciting compilation of research on bullying in school-aged youth conducted across the United States by a representative group of researchers, including developmental, social, counseling, school, and clinical psychologists. As such, it presents a picture of the complexity of bullying behaviors and offers suggestions for using data-based decision-making to intervene and reduce bullying behaviors in our nation's schools. Given the complexity of bullying and victimization, this book gives guidance for schools as they develop prevention and intervention programming for bullying. Providing a source through which school administrators can utilize the research findings, the book is divided into five parts. Part I illustrates the importance of individual characteristics across bully-victim subtypes. Part II addresses how peer groups relate to bullying across the school years. Part III explores how teachers and classrooms influence bullying and aggression during the school years. Part IV implicates ecological systems in fostering and maintaining bullying in schools. It also highlights the potential for these systems to work in combating bullying. Part V focuses on specific aspects of prevention and intervention planning.

Epilepsy in Children and Adolescents

Author: James W. Wheless
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118388518
Release Date: 2012-10-22
Genre: Medical

This book provides the contemporary, caring guidance you need to diagnose and manage seizures in a young patient. Beginning with an overview of the classification of seizure syndromes, the authors take a practical approach to a common but complex clinical challenge. Aimed at both professionals and trainees in neurology, this book will also be a useful guide for all primary health professionals caring for pediatric patients with this condition. It is intended as a foundation for further study into pediatric epilepsy and to serve as a quick, up-to-date reference for the recognition, diagnosis, basic understanding, evaluation and management of this condition in children and adolescents.