Well known for its detailed and practical explanations of reading, writing, and study strategies, SECONDARY SCHOOL LITERACY INSTRUCTION is required reading for all non-literacy teaching majors. Its motivational pedagogy especially appeals to pre-service teachers, who quickly realize that the text will help them improve their students' progress. Two hallmark chapters on content area teaching have brought this text wide acclaim for its unique application of literacy and study skills in all secondary subject areas. The text also is recognized for its proven pedagogy, including Meeting the Challenge, which puts ideas into classroom practice, and Focus on English Language Learners and Focus on Struggling Readers, which highlight important applications for these special needs learners in easy-to-locate sections in each chapter. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
A teacher presents strategies for helping students in grades 4-12 retain vocabulary knowledge, discussing such topics as concept knowledge, word and structural analysis, context as a text support, lasting and meaningful word learning, and using reading as the key vocabulary teaching tool.
Summarization. Just when we thought we knew everything about it, the doors to divergent thinking open and summarization—no longer something that students must endure until you get to the "cool" stuff—takes on an exciting new role in student success! In this second edition of Summarization in Any Subject, Dedra Stafford joins Rick Wormeli in adding fresh depth and creative variations to the basics, including changes to all 50 techniques from the first edition and brand new summarizing techniques that can be differentiated for multiple disciplines and levels of student readiness. Personably written, with a sense of humor and a commitment to students' substantive engagement with curriculum, this new edition provides practical, "show me what it looks like" tools and descriptions as well as QR codes and tech integrations for many of the techniques. The book provides A clear rationale for summarization in any subject along with an explanation of the cognitive science that powers its positive effects, including the influence of background knowledge and primacy-recency, plus the benefits of metaphors, chunking, timing, maintaining objectivity, and the efficacy that comes when students process content. Practical tips for teaching students note taking, paraphrasing, and text structure. Nine easy strategies that teachers can use to help students begin to understand what they need to know in order to summarize. Detailed descriptions of 60 strategies and critical thinking variations that provide students with memorable learning experiences, plus targeted support materials that assist in teaching and learning. It's time to revitalize learning and shatter the tedium associated with summarization, and this new edition of Summarization in Any Subject can help you do just that.
Author: Lisa Rivero
Publisher: Great Potential PressInc
Release Date: 2002
For a comprehensive guide to home-based education that does not promote any particular curriculum or religious view, this is one book parents should buy! Parents will appreciate practical advice on getting started, adjusting to new roles, designing schoolwork that is both child-centered and fun, and planning for social and emotional growth. Parents will turn to curriculum chapters again and again. Features interviews and tips from many home school parents as well as long lists of resources. 430 pages of tips and tools!
Author: Brenda D. Smith
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Release Date: 2007-02-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Bridging the Gap was the first book to focus on how to read college textbooks. This college-level focus has since evolved to connect textbook readings to academic and everyday reading sources and represent three bridges of reading: text-to-text, text-to-world, and text-to-self.
More Vocabulary Cartoons! Due to the success of Vocabulary Cartoons, SAT Word Power, our staff went back to work and cranked out another 290 SAT level words with the same zany mnemonic cartoons and rhyming words that made the first edition so popular. If you already have the first edition and are craving more vocabulary mnemonics, this book is for you. Contains 29 review quizzes with matching and fill in the blank problems.
Author: Philip Geer
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
Release Date: 2004-10-12
Genre: Study Aids
Expanding studentsí word power for higher SAT scores has just become more fun—and more effective! This brand new book uses cartoon-style illustrations that present visual puns, augmented with verbal mnemonics and sample sentences. All examples are designed to help students learn words and meanings, then retain them in their memories when the time comes to take that important college entrance exam. A total of 300 words frequently encountered on the SAT I are presented, each with its own illustration, definition, and set of memory aids. A review is presented at the end of every 12-word group with an amusing written passage to reinforce the words and meanings within a narrative context.