Author: Donald R. Bear
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
Release Date: 2015-12-11
For use in the Reading Methods (Supplementary) or Phonological Awareness and Phonics courses. Words Their Way® is a hands-on, developmentally-driven approach to word study that illustrates how to integrate and teach children phonics, vocabulary, and spelling skills. Building on its best-selling approach, this edition of Words Their Way continues the phenomenon that has helped thousands of children improve their literacy skills. The keys to this successful, research-based approach are to know your students’ literacy progress, organize for instruction, and implement word study. This Sixth Edition lists the Common Core State Standards for each activity and features enhanced discussions, activities, and content. To offer teachers even more tools that will enhance their word study instruction, all new classroom videos and interactive PDFs are available on the PDToolkit site. With its newly designed marginal icons that link readers to resources on the accompanying web site, Words Their Way, provides a complete word study package that will motivate and engage your students, and help them to succeed in literacy learning.
Many tens of thousands of preservice and inservice teachers have relied on this highly regarded text from leading experts, now in a revised and updated sixth edition. The latest knowledge about literacy teaching and learning is distilled into flexible strategies for helping all PreK–12 learners succeed. The book addresses major components of literacy, the needs of specific populations, motivation, assessment, approaches to organizing instruction, and more. Each chapter features bulleted previews of key points; reviews of the research evidence; recommendations for best practices in action, including examples from exemplary classrooms; and engagement activities that help teachers apply the knowledge and strategies they have learned. New to This Edition *Incorporates the latest research findings and instructional practices. *Chapters on new topics: developmental word study and the physiological, emotional, and behavioral foundations of literacy learning. *Chapters offering fresh, expanded perspectives on writing and vocabulary. *Increased attention to timely issues: classroom learning communities, teaching English learners, and the use of digital tools and multimodal texts.
In a Fresh Look at Phonics, Wiley Blevins, author of the blockbuster Phonics from A-Z, explains the 7 ingredients of phonics instruction that lead to the greatest student gains, based on two decades of research in classrooms. For each of these seven must-haves, Wiley shares lessons, routines, word lists, tips for ELL and advanced learners, and advice on pitfalls to avoid regarding pacing, decodable texts, transition time, and more. A Fresh Look at Phonics is the evidence-based solution you have been seeking that ensures all students develop a solid foundation for reading.
"Words Their Way: Vocabulary Their Way with American History" shows middle and secondary level American history teachers how to engage in history in order to ignite student debates over topics or issues; read, write and think like historians to help students organize the domain-specific vocabulary words into ways that make sense; use general academic vocabulary and language to help students explore and learn about the past; and tap into the powerful roots of English to become equipped with the tools to help students become independent word learners for the rest of their lives. After setting the stage for teaching vocabulary in history, 12 independent American history units cover the four stages in domain-specific vocabulary instruction and related core activities and strategies, including building background knowledge, thinking like a historian, connecting vocabulary in context, and assessing vocabulary knowledge. The units parallel eras in American history and the related chapters generally found in American history textbooks. They provide flexibility for use as the teacher sees fit, with an eye to students needs and instructional objectives. Three helpful appendices include a look at the big picture graphic organizers customized for teach of the 12 units, three generative vocabulary assessments, and history teachers favorite go-to generic graphic organizers and ready-to-use blank templates."
Ringing Endorsements for Scaffolding Emergent Literacy... ""Readers simply love this book because of the perfect balance of theory and practice."" Professor Nancy Hansen-Krening, University of Washington ]-------------------------------------------------------------------------] "I found the book compelling, sound, and researched with a strong application element: theory to practice."" Professor Verlinda Angell, Southern Utah University ]-------------------------------------------------------------------------] ""My students like the massive amount of information contained in a relatively short text. The organization has a nice flow and fits well with the syllabus."" Professor Vi Austin, Stephen F. Austin State University ]-------------------------------------------------------------------------] "Scaffolding Emergent Literacy" will help children become more strategic in their building of literacy skills and concepts! Underscored by rich child development theory, developmentally appropriate practices, and sound research, the Second Edition of this popular book is packed with literacy activities that support emergent to fluent literacy. Each strategy is paired with a classroom demonstration and samples of children's work. With this book, assessment isn't an afterthought! "Scaffolding Emergent Literacy" provides in-depth coverage of highly effective assessment and evaluation strategies and offers numerous classroom-based, child-centered measurement tools, along with useful descriptions of the most common standardized tests being used for diagnostic purposes. New To The Second Edition New coverage of Special Education! Strategiesfor English Language Learners throughout! New activities with information on the use of technology in the classroom! New activities through Grade 5! For information on related books by Allyn & Bacon, visit www.ablongman.com/edresources.
Author: John F. Savage
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
Release Date: 2001
Are you interested in a phonics program that is part of a balanced reading program? Rather than treating phonics as an end in itself, this brief yet comprehensive book shows how phonics fits into the overall process of a child's learning to read. It helps students understand how phonics can be integrated successfully into an effective classroom reading program. While it includes a wealth of suggestions for practical classroom applications, the book has a solid research knowledge base so that students will understand what they are doing and why they are doing it in the classroom. The text includes information about all types of phonics programs and many different approaches to teaching phonics for reading and spelling.
Author: Donna E. Norton
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Release Date: 2006-08-01
From Best-Selling Author Donna Norton! Drawing on her expertise in using children's literature to foster literacy in today's classrooms, Donna Norton has crafted a contemporary, application-rich textbook that will prepare future teachers to "put reading first" and provide high-quality, research-based instruction in reading and the language arts. "Book Earns High Praise From Reviewers" "A great number of activities listed at the end of each chapter provide students with many opportunities to discuss the chapter content, apply to field work, and reflect." - Shelley Hong Xu, CSU Long Beach "Chapter 3, Assessment. This chapter is so current, it is scary! This chapter helps to give a clear, but realistic picture of the types of assessments our students will be faced with in the public schools." - Carol L. Butterfield, Ph.D., Central WA University This publication marks a major advance over existing reading methods texts. It broadens the context of literacy with meticulously chosen examples of children's literature, real (and very detailed) lesson plans, classroom tested instructional units, and vividly illustrated examples. Read All About It feature demonstrates that reading is a current and dynamic field of study. Lesson Plans are clear, concise examples of how a master teacher systematically creates a lesson plan based on specific books. Differentiating Instruction provides relevant, practical material on: ELL; Struggling Readers and Writers; and Gifted and Accelerated Readers and Writers.
Teachers teach students, not disability labels. That's the philosophy behind TEACHING IN TODAY'S INCLUSIVE CLASSROOMS, which emphasizes Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to take general education teachers beyond labels (such as autism, ADHD, and others) so they can focus on the best practices appropriate for all learners. Featuring sound research-based teaching and learning strategies, this hands-on text offers pre-service teachers a practical framework for effective instruction, management, and accountability in today's diverse classrooms.
Author: Gail E. Tompkins
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Release Date: 2002
Built on a solid research base, this exceptionally applied, accessible, and teacher-friendly book continues to provide balanced coverage of all six of the language arts, including extensive application as well as student artifacts. Chapter topics cover learning and the language arts; teaching and assessing language arts; the reading and writing processes; looking closely at words; personal writing; listening to learn and sustaining talk in the classroom; reading and writing stories, information, and poetry; learning to spell conventionally; learning about grammar and usage; and developing legible handwriting.
Author: Diane Haager
Publisher: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company
Release Date: 2007-01-01
In this must-read volume, some of the biggest names in reading research share what they know about today's hottest topic in education--Response to Intervention (RTI), the key to helping struggling students before they fall behind. More than 30 expert contributors reveal what the latest research says about RTI's Three-Tier Aproach: the core reading program for all students, supplementary instruction for children with early reading difficulties, and intensive intervention for children who still struggle. Educators will pinpoint essential features of effective reading instruction manage implementation challenges clarify the settings and populations for which the interventions have worked set a course for future research studies that fill gaps in knowledge of RTI A comprehensive research synthesis on RTI, this book lays the groundwork for implementation of scientifically validated reading programs that reduce overidentification of students in special education and provide the best and earliest help to students who struggle. A necessary addition to the library of every current and future education professional.
This issues reader presents current information on critical trends and developments in literacy education to help teachers choose and articulate their own informed approach to reading education. Now in its Fourth Edition,Issues and Trends in Literacy Educationcontinues to present a wide variety of opinions and positions in all crucial aspects of reading and writing education. This new edition includes up-to-date discussions on current topics such as fluency, the use of technology in reading, and multicultural literacy, among others. Renowned authors Dick Robinson, Mike McKenna, and Judy Wedman gear students to success by presenting scrupulously researched material that meets the NCATE/International Reading Association requirements for accreditation of graduate reading programs. A Letter to Students from the Authors Dear Reader, The authors of this literacy education textbook welcome you to the study of this important aspect of instruction. You are probably quite aware of the many current controversial topics in literacy such as assessment, the use of technology, and approaches to the teaching of reading skills. This new edition ofIssues and Trends in Literacy Educationwas organized around a number of the most critical questions in the current field. Articles in each of these areas were selected primarily on the basis of providing you, the reader, with the latest information as well as varying opinions on a wide variety of literacy topics. One of the primary goals of this book is for you to use these readings as a “springboard” for further investigation in topics that interest you related to effective literacy instruction. Each of the chapters includes a selection of related readings for additional study in a particular area of reading education. These can be used for in-depth study as well as a basis for personal research and writing of related class papers and presentations. The field of literacy education is a rapidly expanding and changing area in education. We hope you find the materials in this book to be both challenging and interest as you continue your study of this field. Thank you, Dick Robinson Mike McKenna