"Prepare students for future success by using effective reading instruction that's proven to work. The Teaching Reading Sourcebook, updated second edition is an indispensable resource that combines evidence-based research with actionable instructional strategies. It is an essential addition to any educator's professional literacy library--elementary, secondary, university." -- back cover.
Author: Bill Honig
Publisher: High Noon Books
Release Date: 2008
"Comprehensive reference about reading instruction. Organized according to the elements of explicit instruction (what? why? when? and how?), the Sourcebook includes both research-informed knowledge base and practical lesson models."--Publisher description.
Author: Bill Honig
Publisher: High Noon Books
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
The CORE Literacy Training Series gives teachers in grades K-8 the tools they need to become skillful reading teachers. The three titles in the series provide (1) thorough background and effective teaching methods, (2) a comprehensive classroom assessment system, and (3) a compilation of the research on which effective reading instruction is based.
The ultimate aim of reading is not the process but to understand what we read and comprehension can take place at many different levels. There has been an increasing emphasis on the importance of reading comprehension in recent years but despite this there is very little written on this vital topic accessible to trainee and practicing teachers. The Handbook of Reading Comprehension presents an overview of recent findings on reading comprehension and comprehension problems in children. It provides a detailed examination of the characteristics of children who have reading comprehension difficulties, and examines ways in which comprehension can be supported and improved. It is accessibly written for students and professionals with no previous background in the psychology of reading or reading problems. This indispensable handbook asks the question ‘what is comprehension?’ The authors consider comprehension of different units of language: understanding single words, sentences, and connected prose and outline what readers (and listeners) have to do to successfully understand an extended text. This book also considers comprehension for different purposes, in particular reading for pleasure and reading to learn and explores how reader characteristics such as interest and motivation can influence the comprehension process. Different skills contribute to successful reading comprehension. These include word reading ability, vocabulary knowledge, syntactic skills, memory, and discourse level skills such as the ability to make inferences, knowledge about text structure, and metacognitive skills. The authors discuss how each one contributes to the development of reading comprehension skill and how the development of these skills (or their precursors) in pre-readers, provides the foundation for reading comprehension development. Areas covered include:- Word reading and comprehension Development of comprehension skills Comprehension difficulties Assessment Teaching for improvement Throughout the text successful experimental and classroom based interventions will be highlighted, practical tips for teachers and summary boxes detailing key points and explaining technical terms will be included in each chapter
In this updated 2nd edition of the ASCD best-seller, Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey dig deeper into the hows and whys of the gradual release of responsibility instructional framework. To gradually release responsibility is to equip students with what they need to be engaged and self-directed learners. On a day-to-day level, it means delivering lessons purposefully planned to incorporate four essential and interrelated instructional phases: 1. Focused Instruction: Preparing students for learning by establishing lesson purpose, modeling strategies and skills, thinking aloud, and noticing how students respond. 2. Guided Instruction: Strategically using prompts, cues, and questions to lead students to new understanding. 3. Collaborative Learning: Allowing students to consolidate their understanding through exploration, problem-solving, discussion, and thinking with their peers. 4. Independent Learning: Requiring students to use the skills and knowledge they've acquired to create authentic products and ask new questions. The authors explore each phase, using real-life examples from a variety of disciplines. You'll find tips and tools for classroom implementation, including checklists for planning and assessment; advice on feedback, homework, group work, differentiated instruction, and blended learning; answers to frequently asked questions; and examples that align to Common Core State Standards. No matter what grade level or subject you teach, Better Learning Through Structured Teaching is your essential guide to helping students expand their capacity for successful and long-lasting learning.
Author: Linda Diamond
Publisher: Brookes Publishing Company
Release Date: 2006
Part textbook, part practical handbook, this must–have resource from the trusted Consortium on Reading Excellence (CORE) will help every literacy teacher understand key research on vocabulary instruction, put best practices to work in any classroom,
Author: Sharon Sacks
Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind
Release Date: 2006-01
How do children become social beings? When a child is unable to observe visually and imitate how other people react and interact, this complex developmental process can become fragmented and incomplete. As a result, providing specific information, direct instruction, and opportunities for social interaction to children who are blind or visually impaired is critical to their growth and education. Edited by two groundbreaking educators and researchers, with contributions from other outstanding educators and researchers in this area, Teaching Social Skills to Students with Visual Impairments explores what theory can tell us about how children who are visually impaired become socially skilled individuals. It then presents a compendium of techniques and strategies for helping youngsters, from preschoolers through young adults, including those with additional disabilities, develop and refine social skills.
"All of the suggested ideas and approaches have been identified as best practices in reading, so educators can use them with confidence in their classrooms. Equally effective as a text for preservice educators, a manual for in-service teachers, and a resource for administrators, this in-depth, accessible book will lead to sharper skills and better outcomes for a wide range of struggling learners."--BOOK JACKET.
Feeling exhausted after guided reading? Are you working tirelessly while your students aren't even breaking a sweat? Do you ever wonder if other teachers feels the same way you do about guided reading--that it's not working the way you think it should? You are not alone. There seems to be much confusion surrounding guided reading--the term even means something different from school to school. Now you can turn to the 50 years of collective experience of authors Jan Burkins and Melody Croft to prevent guided reading from going astray in your classroom. Jan and Melody present personal clarifications, adaptations, and supports that have helped them work through their own tricky parts as they guide readers. The book's six chapters each clarify a misunderstanding about guided reading instruction in the following areas: The teacher's role and the gradual release of responsibility Instructional reading level Text gradients Balanced instruction Integrated processing Assessment With 27 strategies, you're sure to find the help you need to work through your own challenges as you guide groups of readers.
Teaching literacy with a balance of theory and applications. Integrating the best of what we currently know about teaching reading and writing, as well as ideas that will lead us into the future, Literacy for the 21st Century: A Balanced Approach provides the balance of pedagogy and application that teachers need to be successful in the classroom. It covers the fundamental components of literacy, illustrates how to teach skills and strategies, identifies how to differentiate instruction to meet the diverse needs of students today, and supports digital teaching and learning. An emphasis is placed on preparing readers to become teachers who will ensure their students meet grade-level standards. The Seventh Edition provides the theoretical background and most contemporary and practical approaches for literacy instruction-everything readers need to create a classroom climate that allows all students to flourish. NOTE: Before purchasing, check with your instructor to ensure you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's products exist for each title*, and registrations are not transferable. This title is also available in Revel, which may be required by your instructor. Please check with your instructor prior to purchasing. To purchase this title packaged with Revel, use this package ISBN: 0134813650 / 9780134813653, Literacy for the 21st Century: A Balanced Approach, with Revel Package consists of: 0134303202 / 9780134303208 Revel for Literacy for the 21st Century: A Balanced Approach --Access Card 0134813103 / 9780134813103 Literacy for the 21st Century: A Balanced Approach * Revel features such as embedded videos, exercises, and quizzes are only available in the Revel format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads.
The texts that secondary students encounter across the disciplines contain a high percentage of multisyllabic words. But many adolescents still struggle withmultisyllabic word identification—a skill thatâ€™s critical for reading and understanding complex academic texts. Quickly identify students who would benefit from instruction in multisyllabic word identification with Word ID, a collection of12 discipline-specific formative assessments. For use with students in Grades 6—12, these research-based assessments provide the data teachers need toguide their instructional decisions. Based on the authorsâ€™ groundbreaking research that analyzed the morphemes in 4,500 content-area words, Word ID assesses studentsâ€™ ability to decode complex words within four specific academic areas:English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies. For each content area, there are three quick and easy assessments for testing the whole class, identifying students who need further assessment, and pinpointing specific areas of concern. A simple and highly effective way to determine which students need extra help with decoding, Word ID is the first step toward helping students master the multisyllabic word reading theyâ€™ll need for college and career. Word ID HELPS YOU: Identify students struggling with word identification—a skill thatâ€™s often overlooked at the secondary level Assess students within an RTI or other multi-tiered framework Meet CCSS Reading Standards and College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education Easily collect and share assessment information with the Student and Class Profile Forms Make instructional decisions based on solid data (includes tools and resources to aid decision-making) Take important steps toward helping students read and understand complex academic texts
Author: Andrea DeCapua
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Release Date: 2016-01-28
A MICHIGAN TEACHER TRAINING title Teachers are often in the forefront of today’s cross-cultural contact, whether in the language classroom or in the K–12 or university/college classroom, but they are not always prepared to handle the various issues that can arise in terms of cross-cultural communication. The intent of this book is to make education in cross-cultural awareness accessible to a broad range of teachers working in a variety of educational settings. Crossing Cultures in the Language Classroom attempts to balance theory and practice for pre-service and in-service teachers in general education programs or in ESL/EFL, bilingual, and foreign language teacher training programs, as well as cross-cultural awareness workshops. This book is unique in that it combines theory with a wide range of experiential activities and projects designed to actively engage users in the process of understanding different aspects of cross-cultural awareness. The goals of the book are to help readers: expand cultural awareness of one’s own culture and that of others achieve a deeper understanding of what culture is and the relationship between culture and language acquire the ability to observe behaviors in order to draw conclusions based on observation rather than preconceptions understand and implement observations of cultural similarities and differences develop an attitude of tolerance toward cultural differences and move away from the “single story.” The new edition has been thoroughly updated and includes a Suggested Projects section in each chapter. This section provides opportunities for users of the text to explore in greater depth an area and topic of interest. It also includes even more Critical Incidents--brief descriptions of events that depict some element or elements of cultural differences, miscommunication, or culture clash. Critical Incidents develop users’ ability to analyze and understand how multiple perspectives of the same situation are rooted in differing culturally influenced beliefs, behaviors, norms of interaction, and worldviews.