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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!

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.

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.

Preparing Teachers:

Preparing Teachers:

Building Evidence for Sound Policy

  • Author: Committee on the Study of Teacher Preparation Programs in the United States,Board on Testing and Assessment,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,National Research Council
  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • ISBN: 0309128056
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 234
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Teachers make a difference. The success of any plan for improving educational outcomes depends on the teachers who carry it out and thus on the abilities of those attracted to the field and their preparation. Yet there are many questions about how teachers are being prepared and how they ought to be prepared. Yet, teacher preparation is often treated as an afterthought in discussions of improving the public education system. Preparing Teachers addresses the issue of teacher preparation with specific attention to reading, mathematics, and science. The book evaluates the characteristics of the candidates who enter teacher preparation programs, the sorts of instruction and experiences teacher candidates receive in preparation programs, and the extent that the required instruction and experiences are consistent with converging scientific evidence. Preparing Teachers also identifies a need for a data collection model to provide valid and reliable information about the content knowledge, pedagogical competence, and effectiveness of graduates from the various kinds of teacher preparation programs. Federal and state policy makers need reliable, outcomes-based information to make sound decisions, and teacher educators need to know how best to contribute to the development of effective teachers. Clearer understanding of the content and character of effective teacher preparation is critical to improving it and to ensuring that the same critiques and questions are not being repeated 10 years from now.

Close Reading of Informational Texts

Close Reading of Informational Texts

Assessment-Driven Instruction in Grades 3-8

  • Author: Sunday Cummins
  • Publisher: Guilford Press
  • ISBN: 1462507875
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 194
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This essential book provides a roadmap for instruction and assessment of close reading skills in grades 3-8. To engage deeply with informational texts--a key requirement of the Common Core standards--students need to determine what details are important, how they fit together to convey a central idea, and how to synthesize information from multiple sources. They also need to understand the unique demands of different text features and structures. Presenting effective instructional strategies that teachers can tailor to their own classrooms, the book includes lesson plans, vignettes, and examples of student work, plus a Study Guide with professional learning activities and discussion questions.

Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children

Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children

  • Author: Committee on the Prevention of Reading Difficulties in Young Children,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,National Research Council
  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • ISBN: 0309517745
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 419
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While most children learn to read fairly well, there remain many young Americans whose futures are imperiled because they do not read well enough to meet the demands of our competitive, technology-driven society. This book explores the problem within the context of social, historical, cultural, and biological factors. Recommendations address the identification of groups of children at risk, effective instruction for the preschool and early grades, effective approaches to dialects and bilingualism, the importance of these findings for the professional development of teachers, and gaps that remain in our understanding of how children learn to read. Implications for parents, teachers, schools, communities, the media, and government at all levels are discussed. The book examines the epidemiology of reading problems and introduces the concepts used by experts in the field. In a clear and readable narrative, word identification, comprehension, and other processes in normal reading development are discussed. Against the background of normal progress, Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children examines factors that put children at risk of poor reading. It explores in detail how literacy can be fostered from birth through kindergarten and the primary grades, including evaluation of philosophies, systems, and materials commonly used to teach reading.

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.

Passionate Learners

Passionate Learners

How to Engage and Empower Your Students

  • Author: Pernille Ripp
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317423801
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 162
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Would you want to be a student in your own classroom? In Passionate Learners: How to Engage and Empower Your Students, author Pernille Ripp challenges both novice and seasoned teachers to create a positive, interactive learning environment where students drive their own academic achievement. You’ll discover how to make fundamental changes to your classroom so learning becomes an exciting challenge rather than a frustrating ordeal. Based on the author’s personal experience of transforming her approach to teaching, this book outlines how to: • Build a working relationship with your students based on mutual trust, respect, and appreciation. • Be attentive to your students’ needs and share ownership of the classroom with them. • Break out of the vicious cycle of punishment and reward to control student behaviour. • Use innovative and creative lesson plans to get your students to become more engaged and intellectually-invested learners, while still meeting your state standards. • Limit homework and abandon traditional grading so that your students can make the most of their learning experiences without unnecessary stress. • And much more! New to the second edition, you’ll find practical tools, such as teacher and student reflection sheets, parent questionnaires, and parent conference tools--available in the book and as eResources on our website (http://www.routledge.com/9781138916920)—to help you build your own classroom of passionate learners.

How People Learn

How People Learn

Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition

  • Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on Developments in the Science of Learning with additional material from the Committee on Learning Research and Educational Practice
  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • ISBN: 0309131979
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 384
  • View: 9804
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First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.

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

A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Enhancing academic practice

  • Author: Heather Fry,Steve Ketteridge,Stephanie Marshall
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317650220
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 452
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This entirely new edition of a very successful book focuses on developing professional academic skills for supporting and supervising student learning and effective teaching. It is built on the premise that the roles of those who teach in higher education are complex and multi-faceted. A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is sensitive to the competing demands of teaching, research, scholarship, and academic management. The new edition reflects and responds to the rapidly changing context of higher education and to current understanding of how to best support student learning. Drawing together a large number of expert authors, it continues to feature extensive use of case studies that show how successful teachers have implemented these ideas. It includes key topics such as student engagement and motivation, internationalisation, employability, inclusive strategies for teaching, effective use of technology and issues relating to postgraduate students and student retention. Part 1 explores a number of aspects of the context of UK higher education that affect the education of students, looking at the drivers of institutional behaviours and how to achieve success as a university teacher. Part 2 examines learning, teaching and supervising in higher education and includes chapters on working with diversity, encouraging independent learning and learning gain. Part 3 considers approaches to teaching and learning in different disciplines, covering a full range including arts and humanities, social sciences, experimental sciences through to medicine and dentistry. Written to support the excellence in teaching and learning design required to bring about student learning of the highest quality, this will be essential reading for all new lecturers, particularly anyone taking an accredited course in teaching and learning in higher education, as well as those experienced lecturers who wish to improve their teaching practice. Those working in adult learning and educational development will also find the book to be a particularly useful resource. In addition it will appeal to staff who support learning and teaching in various other roles.

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.

Teaching Primary English

Teaching Primary English

Subject Knowledge and Classroom Practice

  • Author: Eve Bearne,David Reedy
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134810695
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 422
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Teaching Primary English is a comprehensive, evidence-informed introduction designed to support and inspire teaching and learning in the primary school. Written in a clear and accessible way, it draws on the very latest research and theory to describe and exemplify a full and rich English curriculum. It offers those on teacher training courses, as well as qualified teachers who are looking to develop their practice, subject knowledge and guidance for effective, enjoyable classroom practice. Advice and ideas are supported by explicit examples of good teaching linked to video clips filmed in real schools, reflective activities, observational tasks and online resources. Each chapter includes suggestions for great children’s literature, considers assessment throughout and offers support planning for diversity and special educational needs. Key topics covered include: spoken language for teaching and learning storytelling, drama and role play reading for pleasure early reading, including phonics poetry writing composition spelling and handwriting grammar and punctuation responding to and assessing writing multimodal, multimedia and digital texts. With a focus on connecting all modes of English, the global and the local, and home and school experience, this detailed, uplifting book will support you in developing a curious, critical approach to teaching and learning English. Additional content can be found on the fantastic supporting website. Features include: video clips from within the classroom to demonstrate English teaching techniques audio resources, including an interactive quiz, to check understanding and provide real-life examples and case studies downloadable resources to support teaching and incorporate into lesson plans.

The CAFE Book

The CAFE Book

Engaging All Students in Daily Literacy Assessment & Instruction

  • Author: Gail Boushey,Joan Moser
  • Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
  • ISBN: 1571107282
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 204
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Instructs educators on using the CAFE system to develop student's reading skills and promote comprehension, including information on tracking growth and how to talk to 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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Growing Readers

Growing Readers

Units of Study in the Primary Classroom

  • Author: Kathy Collins
  • Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
  • ISBN: 1571103732
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 278
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Primary-grade teachers face an important challenge: teaching children how to read while enabling them to build good habits so they fall in love with reading. Many teachers find the independent reading workshop to be the component of reading instruction that meets this challenge because it makes it possible to teach the reading skills and strategies children need and guides them toward independence, intention, and joy as readers. In Growing Readers, Kathy Collins helps teachers plan for independent reading workshops in their own classrooms. She describes the structure of the independent reading workshop and other components of a balanced literacy program that work together to ensure young students grow into strong, well-rounded readers. Kathy outlines a sequence of possible units of study for a yearlong curriculum. Chapters are devoted to the individual units of study and include a sample curriculum as well as examples of mini-lessons and reading conferences. There are also four “Getting Ready” sections that suggest some behind-the-scenes work teachers can do to prepare for the units. Topics explored in these units include: print and comprehension strategies; reading in genres such as poetry and nonfiction; connecting in-school reading and out-of-school reading; developing the strategies and habits of lifelong readers. A series of planning sheets and management tips are presented throughout to help ensure smooth implementation. We want our students to learn to read, and we want them to love to read. To do this we need to lay a foundation on which children build rich and purposeful reading lives that extend beyond the school day. The ideas found in Growing Readers create the kind of primary classrooms where that happens.

Teaching Reading in Science

Teaching Reading in Science

A Supplement to "Teaching Reading in the Content Areas Teacher's Manual (2nd Ed.)"

  • Author: Mary Lee Barton,Deborah L. Jordan
  • Publisher: ASCD
  • ISBN: 1893476030
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 132
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The Invention of Hugo Cabret

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

  • Author: Brian Selznick
  • Publisher: Scholastic
  • ISBN: 1407166573
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 534
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ORPHAN, CLOCK KEEPER, AND THIEF, twelve-year-old Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric girl and her grandfather, Hugo's undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message from Hugo's dead father form the backbone of this intricate, tender, and spellbinding mystery.

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.

Literacy Strategies for Improving Mathematics Instruction

Literacy Strategies for Improving Mathematics Instruction

  • Author: Joan M. Kenney
  • Publisher: ASCD
  • ISBN: 1416602305
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 113
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Provides teachers with classroom-proven ways to prepare students to be successful math learners by teaching the vocabulary and comprehension skills needed to understand mathematics.