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Reflective Reading

Reflective Reading

Engaging and Practical Ideas for Teaching Reading Comprehension in the Primary Classroom

  • Author: Anne Glennie
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781911279204
  • Category:
  • Page: 200
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Put the magic back into reading!Engaging, inspirational, and practical the complete course book and teacher's guide for Reflective Reading. This exciting approach improves attainment and motivation by revamping reading comprehension in the primary classroom.Put the magic back into reading through fun, engaging ideas and activities for the teaching of reading. Create life-long readers with good reading habits, who read for pleasure and appreciate text in all its forms.Ensure higher order thinking skills are embedded within teaching and learning using a new, child-friendly taxonomy - the Comprehension Compass. Teachers and children will enjoy completing and creating Task Maps, Long Reads, Short Reads and TexTplorers activities.Inside you will find:Short Read texts and activities, suitable for whole-class teaching and shared readingLong Read activities and Task Map exemplars, for reading groups and differentiationAdvice on assessment, planning, managing reading in the classroom and choosing textsGuidance on 'How to Build a Reader' and identifying reading difficultiesChild Friendly Reading Booklets to encourage a learning dialogue about reading to support Assessment is for LearningA 'Cultivating a Reading Culture' self-evaluation to encourage collegiate reflection on your school's current reading practiceAlso includes photocopiable lesson plans, templates, and downloadable resources so you can get started straightaway!

Lessons in Teaching Reading Comprehension in Primary Schools

Lessons in Teaching Reading Comprehension in Primary Schools

  • Author: Suzanne Horton,Louise Beattie,Branwen Bingle
  • Publisher: Learning Matters
  • ISBN: 1473927102
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 176
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Lesson planning in line with the new Primary National Curriculum! Why do we teach children to read? It is not merely to decode the words. We teach them to derive meaning from the text, to comprehend it. To not just read the lines, but to read between the lines and even read beyond the lines. So how can you make teaching comprehension in primary schools effective and engaging? How are you ensuring that children are finding meaning in what they read and how do we support more able readers to learn more? What does a good 'reading' lesson look like? This book demonstrates the effective teaching of reading through exemplar lessons. It discusses what makes them good lesson plans and how they can be adapted to suit different classes and different schools. In particular, this book helps you to meet the needs of more able readers particularly in years 5 and 6, outlining ways to challenge more able pupils to support them with the level 6 tests in Year 6. It helps you to cultivate your subject knowledge and invigorate your classroom teaching through focusing on what children need to learn and how to teach it. Did you know that this book is part of the Lessons in Teaching series? WHAT IS THE LESSONS IN TEACHING SERIES? Suitable for any teacher at any stage of their career, the books in this series are packed with great ideas for teaching engaging, outstanding lessons in your primary classroom. The Companion Website accompanying the series includes extra resources including tips, lesson starters, videos and Pinterest boards. Visit www.sagepub.co.uk/lessonsinteaching Books in this series: Lessons in Teaching Grammar in Primary Schools, Lessons in Teaching Computing in Primary Schools, Lessons in Teaching Number and Place Value in Primary Schools, Lessons in Teaching Reading Comprehension in Primary Schools, Lesson in Teaching Phonics in Primary Schools

Becoming a Teacher of Reading

Becoming a Teacher of Reading

  • Author: Margaret Perkins
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1473918553
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 264
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Learning to read is one of the most important life skills teachers can help a child develop. Teaching reading is a vital part of a career in the classroom and engaging with the range of different learning styles children have is a real challenge. Trainee teachers need to learn how to address this variety of learning needs, and also meet the wider demands of the curriculum. Margaret Perkins helps students meet these challenges to become a confident, reflective teacher of reading by providing: * An in-depth explanation of phonics teaching alongside other teaching approaches, empowering trainees to choose the right approach for each individual child *Key research findings so students can apply the latest thinking to their teaching practice *School-based activities and independent learning tasks to help apply theory to practice, and develop teaching skills through self-reflection *Classroom scenarios of teacher-child interactions that demonstrate how children learn and respond to different teaching strategies.

Supporting Struggling Readers and Writers

Supporting Struggling Readers and Writers

Strategies for Classroom Intervention, 3-6

  • Author: Dorothy S. Strickland,Kathy Ganske,Joanne K. Monroe
  • Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
  • ISBN: 1571100555
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 250
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Provides teaching strategies to help low-achieving intermediate students in language arts and English composition.

Learning to Teach in the Primary School

Learning to Teach in the Primary School

  • Author: Teresa Cremin,James Arthur
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317800125
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 652
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Flexible, effective and creative primary school teachers require subject knowledge, an understanding of their pupils and how they learn, a range of strategies for managing behaviour and organising environments for learning, and the ability to respond to dynamic classroom situations. This third edition of Learning to Teach in the Primary School is fully updated with reference to the new National Curriculum, and has been revised to provide even more practical advice and guidance to trainee primary teachers. Twenty-two new authors have been involved and connections are now made to Northern Irish, Welsh and Scottish policies. In addition, five new units have been included on: making the most of your placement play and exploration in learning behaviour management special educational needs phonics. With Masters-level reflective tasks and suggestions for research-based further reading, the book provides valuable support to trainee teachers engaged in learning through school-based experience and through reading, discussion and reflections as part of a teacher education course. It provides an accessible and engaging introduction to knowledge about teaching and learning that every student teacher needs to acquire in order to gain qualified teacher status (QTS). This comprehensive textbook is essential reading for all students training to be primary school teachers, including those on undergraduate teacher training courses (BEd, BA with QTS, BSc with QTS), postgraduate teacher training courses (PGCE, SCITT) and employment-based teacher training courses (Schools Direct, Teach First), plus those studying Education Studies. This textbook is supported by a free companion website with additional resources for instructors and students and can be accessed at www.routledge.com/cw/Cremin.

Lesson Planning

Lesson Planning

Key concepts and skills for teachers

  • Author: Jonathan Savage
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317656539
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 184
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Lesson planning is an essential component of every teacher’s practice. It is part of a three-tiered, integrated pedagogy: planning, teaching and evaluation. Drawing on the work of skilful teachers and the latest research, this book provides a rationale for lesson planning as an integral part of a teacher’s work. It introduces the key concepts and skills of lesson planning and provides a practical framework for their development. The book helps the reader to make an informed choice about the approaches they use to plan lessons, taking into account their subject area and the requirements of individual learners. Covering all aspects of short, medium and long-term planning, chapters include: Writing Appropriate Learning Objectives and Outcomes Designing and Structuring Engaging Teaching Activities Resourcing the Lesson Assessing Students’ Learning Strategies for Personalised Learning Evaluating Your Lesson The book also includes practical and reflective activities to help the reader apply the ideas discussed to their own work and key questions to encourage the development of their skilful pedagogy. This highly practical book is essential reading for trainee and practising teachers.

A Practical Guide to Teaching Foreign Languages in the Secondary School

A Practical Guide to Teaching Foreign Languages in the Secondary School

  • Author: Norbert Pachler,Ana Redondo
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136211489
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 150
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How can you effectively motivate young people to engage with foreign language learning? How can young people engage with new ideas and cultural experiences within and outside the classroom? The new edition of A Practical Guide to Teaching Foreign Languages in the Secondary School offers straightforward advice and inspiration for training teachers, NQTs and teachers in their early professional development. Written by a team of expert professionals, it offers a wide range of strategies for successful teaching in the languages classroom. Key topics covered include: Helping pupils develop better listening skills Effective speaking activities Choosing the best texts and technology for reading skills Teaching grammar Internet tools and services for teaching and learning Integrating formative assessment The intercultural dimension of language teaching Collaborating with primary schools and successful transition Teaching Arabic and Mandarin Working with TAs and FLAs Classroom research and reflective practice This fully revised and updated second edition includes new chapters on homework, motivation and less widely taught languages, while the core sections on reading and writing, planning, and culture and diversity have been significantly updated to reflect important changes in research, practice and policy. A Practical Guide to Teaching Foreign Languages in the Secondary School extends the popular Learning to Teach Foreign Languages in the Secondary School by providing detailed examples of theory in practice, based on the most up-to-date research and practice, as well as links to relevant sources supporting evidence-informed practice. It is an essential compendium of support and ideas for all those embarking upon their first steps in a successful career in teaching foreign languages.

Apprenticeship in Literacy

Apprenticeship in Literacy

Transitions Across Reading and Writing

  • Author: Linda J. Dorn,Cathy French,Tammy P. Jones
  • Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
  • ISBN: 1571100881
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 177
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This easy-to-read text will guide K-3 teachers as they develop a reading and writing program for all their students. An apprenticeship approach to literacy emphasizes the role of the teacher in providing demonstrations, engaging children, monitoring their understanding, providing timely support and, ultimately, withdrawing that support as the child gains independence. Drawing on authentic classroom examples—student writing samples, class schedules, photographs, and rich transcriptions of teaching and learning interactions—the authors illustrate instruction that is aimed at children's learning zones. As children become more competent readers and writers, the instructional interactions are adjusted to accommodate their higher-level learning. Here is a wealth of in-depth information, specific strategies, and organizational formats in literacy areas such as: principles of apprenticeship literacy; learning to read from a cognitive apprenticeship approach, including the roles of read-aloud, familiar reading, and shared reading; guided reading, including flexible grouping, reading and writing links, and instructional interactions that emphasize problem-solving strategies; helping children develop writing strategies through interactive writing, writing aloud, and revising and editing transactions; transitions in children's independent writing, including their relationship to modeling and coaching demonstrations during assisted writing; helping children acquire phonological knowledge, including activities that guide children in manipulating letters, sounds, and spelling patterns; a typical day of putting it all together in two apprenticeship settings: a first-grade classroom and a Title I reading program; using school-based professional literacy teams to support teachers in developing an effective literacy program for their children. No detail is lost. The authors also cover such practical matters as establishing routines and organizing the classroom environment, including rotation schedules for meeting with small groups of children, lists of materials for establishing literacy corners, and literacy corner activities designed to provide the children with opportunities for independent practice. With Apprenticeship in Literacy you can achieve a balanced literacy program that works for all your students.

Resources in Education

Resources in Education

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Education
  • Page: N.A
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Learning and Teaching Primary Science

Learning and Teaching Primary Science

  • Author: Angela Fitzgerald
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107609453
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 320
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Brings teaching primary science to life, with dedicated chapters for chemistry, physics, biology and earth and environmental science.

Metacognition in the Primary Classroom

Metacognition in the Primary Classroom

A practical guide to helping children understand how they learn best

  • Author: Peter Tarrant,Deborah Holt
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317552571
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 206
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Current trends in education suggest that pupils should have more responsibility for their own learning, but how can they if they don’t understand the what, the why and the how? This practical guide explores the idea that a metacognitive approach enables pupils to develop skills for lifelong learning. If pupils can identify the what, the why, and the how of their learning, they can begin to formulate strategies for overcoming challenges and for continuous improvement. In this book, the authors truly engage with research into the link between metacognition and learning, and the idea that if you can effectively articulate your thoughts and strategies regarding how you learn, you might then be in a better position to take actions in order to improve and to be able to learn best. An appendix of useful resources is also included, which offers a range of activities surrounding the language of learning, reflection and metacognition, as well essential advice on how to develop metacognition in the early years (4-8), middle years (8-10), and upper years (10-13). Metacognition in the Primary Classroom demonstrates how important it is for children to be well-enough informed to play an active role in learning better. Having the language skills to talk about your learning, and the opportunity to share ideas and strategies with others, enables all concerned to explore and develop approaches in order to learn better. This book is a crucial read for anyone interested in ensuring that pupils take an active role in their own learning.

Effective Teaching Strategies

Effective Teaching Strategies

Lessons from Research and Practice

  • Author: Roy Killen
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning Australia
  • ISBN: 9780170132770
  • Category: Classroom management
  • Page: 336
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This text describes teaching strategies that can be used by teachers and trainers in all instructional settings: primary, secondary and vocational as well as other post-school education. It will be particularly useful for student education teachers, both as a text for their theoretical studies and as a reference source during their practical teaching years. The text examines a number of different teaching strategies including direct instruction, discussion, small-group work, cooperative learning, problemsolving, student research, role play and student writing. Additionally, this edition covers new developments in the area of teaching and learning (such as reflective practice) and outcomes-based education - an increasing trend in education. These changes will bring the text in line with the requirements in preservice education and the classroom. The text also covers up-to-date issues such as bullying and ethical relationships between teachers and students.

50 Strategies for Improving Vocabulary, Comprehension and Fluency

50 Strategies for Improving Vocabulary, Comprehension and Fluency

  • Author: Adrienne L. Herrell,Michael Jordan
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 246
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50 Strategies for Improving Vocabulary, Comprehension, and Fluency offers a practical approach of step-by-step instructional procedures for developing key literacy skills. Each strategy is supported by an authentic classroom example. An additional example of each strategy is provided on the free CD-ROM that accompanies the book. These teaching examples clearly identify how to implement the strategy and adapt its use to fit the needs of learners in a primary/elementary and a middle school/secondary classroom. Margin features titled Focus on English Language Learners explain how to create learning tools to make the strategy fit the needs of English language learners. This '50 Strategies' book also offers: Classroom-based examples and strategies--Explains each strategy through step-by-step instructions. Teachers acquire the knowledge to teach necessary strategies. Strategies are grouped according to approach. Realistic application--Offers a variety of strategic approaches that can be incorporated into existing vocabulary development and reading comprehension programs.

Literacy in Early Childhood and Primary Education

Literacy in Early Childhood and Primary Education

Issues, Challenges, Solutions

  • Author: Claire McLachlan,Tom Nicholson,Ruth Fielding-Barnsley,Louise Mercer,Sarah Ohi
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107671019
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 347
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Provides a comprehensive, reader-friendly introduction to literacy teaching and learning, exploring both theoretical underpinnings and practical strategies.

Constructivist Methods for Teaching in Diverse Middle-level Classrooms

Constructivist Methods for Teaching in Diverse Middle-level Classrooms

  • Author: Kenneth T. Henson
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
  • ISBN: 9780205391813
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 407
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"Constructivist Methods for Teaching in Diverse Middle-Level Classrooms" is designed to prepare prospective middle-level teachers for their first classroom experience and to help in-service teachers improve their teaching skills. Each of the themes in this text addresses a major goal set by the National Middle School Association or the Carnegie Council on Adolescent development. The book has three themes: constructivism, multiculturalism, and a proactive approach to teaching - all topics of importance to middle-level teachers. Features: Each chapter opens with a graphic organizer, showing a clear picture of how the major parts relate to each other, followed by objectives and connecting statements. Each chapter has a case study of a real event that is happening today in a middle school, written by an educator working directly with or in that school. 24 proactive silk-screened boxes engage the readers in activities that promote proactive behavior. 24 reflective silk-screened boxes cause the readers to stop and relate the content to their experiences. 28 silk-screened boxes, most written by state Teachers of the Year provide practical tips from some of the nation's brightest teachers. Each chapter is summarized with a "Recap of Major Ideas," "Summary," and "Suggested readings and resources." Author bio: Ken Henson is dean of the School of Education at The Citadel. A former middle grades science and math teacher, he received both a National Science Foundation Fellowship and a Fulbright Scholarship. In 2000, the Association of Teacher Educators and Wadsworth Publishers named Mr. Henson the Distinguished Teacher Educator of the Year.

Becoming a Teacher of Language and Literacy

Becoming a Teacher of Language and Literacy

  • Author: Brenton Doecke,Glenn Auld,Muriel Wells
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107662869
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 188
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This book explores what it means to be a 21st century literacy educator, promoting a reflective and inquiry-based approach.

Teaching Idea Development

Teaching Idea Development

A Standards-Based Critical-Thinking Approach to Writing

  • Author: Sharon Crawford Hatton,Pam Leneave Ladd
  • Publisher: Corwin Press
  • ISBN: 9780761977599
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 121
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This step-by-step guide provides educators with the tools they need to help students think more critically and write with more fully developed ideas.

Learning to Teach in the Primary School

Learning to Teach in the Primary School

  • Author: Peter Hudson
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107672821
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 334
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Education is in a constant state of change and development. Learning to Teach in the Primary School provides a pathway into Australian education for preservice primary teachers. This practical and engaging text includes strong links to the Australian Curriculum, and frames teaching around understanding primary students, how they learn, and their contexts. The book includes numerous valuable teaching resources such as: • applied learning boxes, discussion questions, and research topics • specific information related to the teaching of literacy, mathematics and science • practical guidance across a range of key learning areas, exploring the breadth and depth of teaching and learning opportunities for primary students. Drawing on the wide-ranging expertise of each contributor, this text provides techniques to engage primary students in high-quality education. The concluding chapters of the book focus on professional growth, making this a valuable resource throughout preservice teachers' tertiary coursework and into their professional careers.

Teaching and Learning through Reflective Practice

Teaching and Learning through Reflective Practice

A Practical Guide for Positive Action

  • Author: Tony Ghaye
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136842527
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 224
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Now in its second edition, Teaching and Learning through Reflective Practice is a practical guide to enable all those involved in educational activities to learn through the practices of reflection. The book highlights the power that those responsible for teaching and learning have to appraise, understand and positively transform their teaching. Seeing the teacher as a reflective learner, the book emphasises a strengths-based approach in which positivity, resilience, optimism and high performance can help invigorate teaching, enhance learning and allow the teacher to reach their full potential. This approach busts the myth that reflection on problems and deficits is the only way to better performance. The approach of this new edition is an ‘appreciative’ one. At its heart is the exploration and illustration of four reflective questions: What’s working well? What needs changing? What are we learning? Where do we go from here? With examples drawn from UK primary teacher education, the book reveals how appreciative reflective conversations can be initiated and sustained. It also sets out a range of practical processes for amplifying success. This book will be a must have for undergraduate and PGCE students on initial teacher training programmes. It will also interest practising teachers, teacher educators and those on continuing professional development courses.

Children as Researchers in Primary Schools

Children as Researchers in Primary Schools

Choice, Voice, and Participation

  • Author: Sue Bucknall
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0415619661
  • Category: EDUCATION
  • Page: 218
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"Children as Researchers in Primary Schools" is an innovative and unique resource for practitioners supporting children to become "real world" researchers in the primary classroom. It will supply you with the skills and ideas you need to implement a "children as researchers" framework in your school that can be adapted for different ages and abilities. Children in primary schools are accustomed to being set short-term goals and are often unaware of long-term aims or of the connections between the concepts and skills they are learning. In contrast, this book demonstrates that children engaging in the research process have authentic opportunities to apply invaluable personal, learning and thinking skills while managing their own projects, making their "voices" heard and experiencing increased levels of engagement and self-esteem. Based on the author's 4-year research study exploring the experiences of young researchers and teachers in primary schools, and on her considerable experience of training young researchers, this book also contains: (1) the history and theory behind "children as researchers" initiatives; (2) a model for good practice based on successful real life case studies; (3) questions for reflective practice; (4) practical examples of research in the classroom; (5) photocopiable resources; and (6) opportunities for self-evaluation. This comprehensive resource will be appeal to primary teachers, educational practitioners and students on cpd and itt courses. It will also be of interest to teacher trainers, to academics involved in teaching and research and to all those interested in promoting children's voices.