Writing Essentials

Author: Regie Routman
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 0325006016
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Education

Accompanying DVD includes videos of the author working with student writers.

Teaching Essentials

Author: Regie Routman
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 0325010811
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Education

What makes a teacher outstanding? More than anything, it's a way of being with kids in the classroom that lets them know they're smart and capable of high achievement. When you combine this mind-set with effective instruction, teaching and learning are transformed. In Teaching Essentials, Regie Routman gives us as much of a blueprint for achieving this powerful, responsive teaching as we're ever going to get. Drawing on her extensive work with students who have excelled against great odds, Regie shares the principles and practices that help all students and teachers reach their full potential. Teaching Essentials shows teachers and principals how to build an efficient and joyful practice by: setting lessons and activities in a meaningful context using an Optimal Learning Model to organize teaching and gradually release responsibility to students demonstrating reading, writing, and thinking for students so they have explicit models to follow articulating high expectations for every student, including ELLs and struggling learners, and ensuring that they meet them embedding assessment into all aspects of instruction and planning employing the reading-writing connection to improve comprehension motivating writers by always writing for real audiences and purposes implementing a schoolwide coaching model for higher achievement and a more fulfilling collaboration with colleagues. A companion website, www.regieroutman.com, provides additional information, including a downloadable, easy-to-use study guide to promote professional conversations and video clips of Regie teaching so you can view and review the language and routines behind engaging, responsive instruction and learning. The Teaching Essentials book and website are ideal for individual, whole school, and districtwide professional development.

Contemporary Readings in Literacy Education

Author: Marva Cappello
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412965910
Release Date: 2009-12-08
Genre: Education

Contemporary Readings in Literacy Education is designed to provide students with high-quality journal and research articles in literacy education. The readings are contextualized with introductions and discussion questions by the editors of the text. The text will help instructors to easily integrate the latest research into their course in a meaningful way. This reader, with edited content and contextualizing material, makes the latest research more interesting and accessible to the students of literacy education.

Writing to Live

Author: Lorraine Wilson
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 032500837X
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Education

I recommend this book to all teachers who teach writing . . . the way you teach writing will change forever. - Brian Cambourne, Wollongong University If a school reflects the beliefs of its community, then its curriculum mirrors how children are valued and what kinds of learning matter most. In some schools well-intentioned writing curriculum disengages students from their world by artificially limiting their natural zest for self-expression. That's why, argues Lorraine Wilson, it's crucial that writing be structured to open students' eyes and excite them with the many possibilities that literate behaviors offer. Writing to Live specifically addresses ways to make writing curriculum relevant to students' lives while helping them develop the skills to become active, critically aware citizens. Wilson introduces a variety of contemporary, research-based strategies that bring writing instruction into the moment and engage students-strategies such as: welcoming children to think and write about "hot topics" of their choice encouraging them to bring their out-of-school literacies into the classroom inviting them to explore a broad range of genres asking students to write with purpose and answer challenging questions promoting critical literacy techniques such as considering author purpose and values, identifying stereotypes, and responding to and rewriting texts. Wilson's strategies develop children's self-confidence as writers and readers while giving them an opportunity to voice concerns, express opinions, and seek answers to questions of social justice. And to help you understand how her ideas work in practice, she provides a detailed account of two upper-elementary classrooms where the curriculum is relevant to students' lives, and activities such as writing, reading, role playing, and drawing cultivate active, critically aware citizens. Every community loves its children, but in some places, the writing curriculum doesn't nurture students in ways that help them develop into responsible decision makers. Let Writing to Live be your guide, and make a change for the better.

Reading Essentials

Author: Regie Routman
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: UVA:X004664501
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Education

Recommended by the Ontario Ministry Of Education Grades K-8 With all the controversy and confusion over "best practice" issues in teaching reading, Regie Routman steps in: giving clarity, support, specific demonstrations, and confidence to teachers so they can teach reading in a manner that is consistent with research and learning theory and respectful of students' needs, interests, and abilities. In Reading Essentials, she realistically describes how to achieve these goals. Readers will discover research-based strategies, immediately doable ideas, and detailed lessons. Topics include: teaching much more, more effectively and joyfully, in less time applying an optimal learning model to teaching reducing isolated skills work maximizing whole-class teaching working with struggling readers connecting reading with writing organizing a terrific classroom library and reading area monitoring and evaluating students as readers integrating assessment and testing into daily teaching teaching comprehension sensibly and effectively applying shared reading across the grades and curriculum planning guided reading in meaningful, manageable ways knowing how and when to question research and programs ensuring reading competence and confidence for every child Also available by Regie Routman: Writing Essentials / 0325006016 / 2004 / 304 pp. + DVD / Grades K-8 Conversations / 032500109X / 2000 / 896 pp. / Grades K-8

Communication in Action

Author: Dorothy Grant Hennings
Publisher:
ISBN: PSU:000026460550
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Creative writing (Elementary education)


Teaching Reading and Writing

Author: Shane Templeton
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 0205456324
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Education

This book gives pre-service and experienced teachers the knowledge and tools they need to teach reading and writing effectively and engagingly in pre-K through grade 8 settings. Using a conversational tone to present a wealth of critical content, this book helps readers connect theory to practice through vignettes and sample lessons from real classrooms; authentic student work samples; ideas for using and integrating print-based and digital texts across the curriculum; and tools for organizing and managing a comprehensive, developmentally-responsive literacy program.

Literacy Essentials

Author: Regie Routman
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 9781625310378
Release Date: 2018-01-02
Genre: Education

First edition published: Newark, Delaware: International Reading Association, 2012, under title Literacy and learning lessons from a longtime teacher.

Writing Through Childhood

Author: Shelley Harwayne
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: UVA:X004553372
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Education

In "Writing Through Childhood," Shelley dares us to rethink our beliefs about how we design writing workshops, use writer's notebooks, choose appropriate genres, and teach spelling.

Read Write Lead

Author: Regie Routman
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 9781416618737
Release Date: 2014-06-17
Genre: Education

Literacy is a skill for all time, for all people. It is an integral part of our lives, whether we are students or adult professionals. Giving all educators the breadth of knowledge and practical tools that help students strengthen their literacy skills is the focus of Read, Write, Lead. Drawing on her experience as a mentor teacher, reading specialist, instructional coach, and staff developer, author Regie Routman offers time-tested advice on how to develop a schoolwide learning culture that leads to more effective reading and writing across the curriculum. She explains how every school—including yours—can: implement instructional practices that lead to better engagement and achievement in reading and writing for all students, from kindergarten through high school, including second-language and struggling learners; build Professional Literacy Communities of educators working together to create sustainable school change through professional learning based on shared beliefs; reduce the need for intervention through daily practices that ensure success, even for our most vulnerable learners; and embed the language of productive feedback in responsive instruction, conferences, and observations in order to accelerate learning for students, teachers, and leaders. In their own voices, teachers, principals, literacy specialists, and students offer real-life examples of changes that led to dramatic improvement in literacy skills and—perhaps just as important--increased joy in teaching and learning. Scattered throughout the book are “Quick Wins”--ideas and actions that can yield positive, affirming results while tackling the tough work of long-term change.

Living and Teaching the Writing Workshop

Author: Kristen Painter
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 0325007969
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Education

Kristen has something to teach all of us-inexperienced and experienced writers alike-about how to create a writing life or enrich our writing lives in powerful ways. And her book can help all of us become better writing teachers. -Carl Anderson, author of Assessing Writers Reading Living and Teaching the Writing Workshop felt like I had this funny, passionate, insightful teacher sitting next to me and coaching me through all this. The wonderfully conversational tone is perfect for that teacher who really wants to do "this writing stuff" herself but is a little nervous about it all. -Katie Wood Ray, author of About the Authors In Living and Teaching the Writing Workshop, Kristen Painter helps you develop the writing teacher in you by uncovering the writer in you. After all, the more you know about writing, the better able you are to show students how it works, what it's like, and the amazing sense of possibility it can bring you. Inspirational and reflective, yet roll-up-your-sleeves workable, Living and Teaching the Writing Workshop also contains minilessons that directly apply what you learn in your own writing to your students' learning by modeling the writing process for them. Slim, practical, and complete with writing invitations for you and your students, Living and Teaching the Writing Workshop will help you link theory and practice, find commonalities between your professional and personal selves, and connect you to both your students and your curriculum.

Read Write Lead

Author: Regie Routman
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 9781416618737
Release Date: 2014-06-17
Genre: Education

Literacy is a skill for all time, for all people. It is an integral part of our lives, whether we are students or adult professionals. Giving all educators the breadth of knowledge and practical tools that help students strengthen their literacy skills is the focus of Read, Write, Lead. Drawing on her experience as a mentor teacher, reading specialist, instructional coach, and staff developer, author Regie Routman offers time-tested advice on how to develop a schoolwide learning culture that leads to more effective reading and writing across the curriculum. She explains how every school—including yours—can: implement instructional practices that lead to better engagement and achievement in reading and writing for all students, from kindergarten through high school, including second-language and struggling learners; build Professional Literacy Communities of educators working together to create sustainable school change through professional learning based on shared beliefs; reduce the need for intervention through daily practices that ensure success, even for our most vulnerable learners; and embed the language of productive feedback in responsive instruction, conferences, and observations in order to accelerate learning for students, teachers, and leaders. In their own voices, teachers, principals, literacy specialists, and students offer real-life examples of changes that led to dramatic improvement in literacy skills and—perhaps just as important--increased joy in teaching and learning. Scattered throughout the book are “Quick Wins”--ideas and actions that can yield positive, affirming results while tackling the tough work of long-term change.

Finding the Heart of Nonfiction

Author: Georgia Heard
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 0325046476
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Education

Humanity and warmth. They are the cornerstones of quality nonfiction writing - even in genres more informational than intimate. With "Finding the Heart of Nonfiction," Georgia Heard demonstrates how with mentor texts you can help students create inviting nonfiction.

Reading and Writing Genre with Purpose in K 8 Classrooms

Author: Nell K. Duke
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 0325037345
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Education

"Too many U.S. classrooms lack a colorful compelling context for reading and writing, resulting in flat, uninspired, formulaic writing by students. Reading and Writing Genre with Purpose in K-8 Classrooms is designed to help pre- and inservice teachers, literacy coaches, and reading specialists question status quo ways of working with language and texts, replace weaker practices with better ones, and change the way genre is taught. Drawing from theory and research that suggests students learn better and more deeply when learning is contextualized and genuinely motivated, the book presents five guiding principles for teaching genre. Emphasizing purposeful communication, it will guide you through teaching students to read, write, speak, and listen to different real-world genres that inspire and engage them. Nell Duke, Samantha Caughlan, Mary Juzwik, and Nicole Martin: identify commonly used assignments and practices for teaching genre that are fundamentally flawed and explain why offer inspiring alternative practices, grounded in research and illustrated in real projects in real classrooms show how the five guiding principles come to life in reading and writing projects across the whole K-8 grade span provide planning sheets and other tools and tips that will allow you to manage genre-with-purpose instruction in your classroom."--Publisher.

Teaching Adolescent Writers

Author: Kelly Gallagher
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 9781571104229
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Education

"Describes strategies for teaching writing to adolescents, including teaching the reasons writing is important, meeting student needs in learning writing, modeling good writing by the teacher, using real-world models of writing, giving students choice, writing for authentic, real-world purposes, and assessing student writing"--Provided by publisher.