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Teaching Discipline-Specific Literacies in Grades 6-12

Teaching Discipline-Specific Literacies in Grades 6-12

Preparing Students for College, Career, and Workforce Demands

  • Author: Vicky I. Zygouris-Coe
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135102430
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 464
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Comprehensive, timely, and relevant, this text offers an approach to discipline-specific literacy instruction that is aligned with the Common Core State Standards and the needs of teachers, students, and secondary schools across the nation. It is essential that teachers know how to provide instruction that both develops content and literacy knowledge and skills, and aims at reducing student achievement gaps. Building on the research-supported premise that discipline-specific reading instruction is key to achieving these goals, this text provides practical guidance and strategies for prospective and practicing content area teachers (and other educators) on how to prepare all students to succeed in college and the workforce. Pedagogical features in each chapter engage readers in digging deeper and in applying the ideas and strategies presented in their own contexts: Classroom Life (real 6-12 classroom scenarios and interviews with content-area teachers) Common Core State Standards Connections College, Career, and Workforce Connections Applying Discipline-Specific Literacies Think Like an Expert ("habits of thinking and learning" specific to each discipline) Digital Literacies Differentiating Instruction Reflect and Apply Questions Extending Learning Activities The Companion Website includes: Lesson plan resources Annotated links to video files Annotated links to additional resources and information Glossary/Flashcards For Instructors: All images and figures used in the text provided in an easily downloadable format For Instructors: PowerPoint lecture slides

Teaching Inquiry Science in Middle and Secondary Schools

Teaching Inquiry Science in Middle and Secondary Schools

  • Author: Anton E. Lawson
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1412966655
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 319
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This textbook provides an introduction to inquiry-oriented secondary science teaching methods.

Preventing Long-Term ELs

Preventing Long-Term ELs

Transforming Schools to Meet Core Standards

  • Author: Margarita Espino Calderon,Liliana Minaya-Rowe
  • Publisher: Corwin Press
  • ISBN: 1452271798
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 176
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10 keys to keeping English learners from falling through the cracks Students who struggle with English are likely to struggle with academic content throughout their school years. Many drop out. This practical guidebook’s 10 components for success will help educators at all levels close this achievement gap. Included are step-by-step instructions for integrating language, literacy, and subject matter to improve student learning. Key features include: A clearly articulated, evidence-based professional development program for effectively teaching English language learners Research-based coaching practices for improving instruction Ways to implement the program while concurrently meeting core standards and content objectives

Common Core Standards and English Language Arts Grades 6 -12: Strategies for Student Success

Common Core Standards and English Language Arts Grades 6 -12: Strategies for Student Success

  • Author: Toby Karten
  • Publisher: National Professional Resources Inc./Dude Publishing
  • ISBN: 1935609823
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 6
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The tri-fold laminated reference guide Common Core Standards & English Language Arts: Strategies for Student Success (Grades 6-12) by Toby Karten presents an at-a-glance overview of the CCSS for English Language Arts (ELA) for students in grades 6-12. It is intended to help middle and high school teachers understand the organization and application of the standards for diverse students, including those with special needs.Topics covered in the guide include: * Challenges of the cross-disciplinary design of CCSS for ELA at the secondary level * College and career readiness (CCR) * CCR anchor standards for reading: literature (RL) and informational text (RI) * CCR anchor standards for writing (W) * CCR anchor standards for speaking and listening (SL) * CCR anchor standards for language (L) * Differentiating instruction for students at different reading levels * Models for measuring and evaluating text complexity * Strategies for helping students with disabilities achieve ELA standards The CCSS for ELA raise the bar to ensure students master the reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language skills they need to be college and career ready in literacy. They will yield effective outcomes for all students—including those with disabilities—if educators creatively and consistently embrace them and connect them to all of their students.

Idiot's Guides: The Common Core Standards

Idiot's Guides: The Common Core Standards

  • Author: Jared T. Bigham, EdD
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1615647333
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 288
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The Common Core State Standards are a set of standards for Kindergarten through 12th grade that have been adopted by 45 states in an effort to ensure that all U.S. students are equally prepared for college and careers. But no change in educational policy will ever meet with universal approval, and this change is proving controversial for many reasons. Parents are getting secondhand, biased information in many cases, and lack a clear understanding of what these standards are and how they will affect how and what their children learn. Idiot's Guides: The Common Core Standards will help parents, students, teachers, student teachers, and administrators understand the details of this far-reaching initiative. In it, readers get: A history of the development of the standards-how they came to be, where they have been implemented, and how they compare with those of other countries. An outline of what makes these standards different from previous statewide and standards. Details and examples of how students' classroom learning will change under the Common Core. Ways parents can help students at home--including how to help with homework that may be quite different than what they remember. A breakdown of the standards for English, math, and literacy across other subject areas, by grade level. Answers to the most commonly asked questions about the Common Core. Information on the assessments that students will take as part of the new curricula.

The World History Workbook

The World History Workbook

The Ancient World to the Present

  • Author: David Hertzel
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1442251956
  • Category: History
  • Page: 252
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This innovative and user-friendly workbook, now combined into a single volume organized chronologically, guides students and instructors through the ideas and methods of world history. Designed to be used either as a stand-alone text or as a companion to a more traditional text, this hands-on book provides all the elements necessary to support a world history course, including narrative, projects, primary sources, and a detailed glossary of terms. David Hertzel uses the guiding argument that world history is the heritage of every student’s own family, culture, language, and values. He asks students to examine historical “universals” such as language, genealogy, myth, literature, religion, and archetypes. Rather than provide exhaustive coverage of each of these vast topics, the workbook provides judiciously selected historical examples as models that can launch discussions suitable to the needs of a particular class. The projects guide readers to recognize universals in their own lives and societies, allowing instructors and students to pursue historical themes in a constructive and open environment. The thoughtful readings and questions address moral issues involving freedom, equality, and justice, and the projects are designed to be used in a discussion or Socratic method in classes of all sizes. Despite the rigor of the comparative method and the extensive use of primary material, the workbook retains a simple but powerful theme and approach, making it accessible to students from a wide range of educational and social backgrounds.

Teaching Social Studies in Middle and Secondary Schools

Teaching Social Studies in Middle and Secondary Schools

  • Author: Candy Beal,Cheryl Mason Bolick,Peter H. Martorella
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
  • ISBN: 9780131591813
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 425
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This comprehensive introduction to teaching social studies to middle and secondary school students includes many new ideas for teaching in our 21stcentury classrooms. Continuing the tradition of social studies innovator Peter Martorella and taking a constructivist approach, the authors address current issues such as diversity, technology, inclusion, and teacher certification. Martorella believed that the fundamental purpose of social studies should be the development of reflective, competent, and concerned citizens. The goal of the book is to assist preservice and inservice middle and secondary teachers in becoming more effective teachers of social studies. To do this, the authors draw on theory, research, and the wisdom of experienced teachers. The text is organized in three parts: the origins of social studies, developing reflective and concerned citizens, and analyzing and improving the teaching of social studies. The book continues to address the need of helping students to develop a global perspective and become open-minded reflective citizens of the world. The blend of teacher insight, current research findings, and well-grounded theories give new and experienced educators the foundation they need to nurture and sustain effective social studies instruction.

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.

Case Studies of Minority Student Placement in Special Education

Case Studies of Minority Student Placement in Special Education

  • Author: Beth Harry,Janette K. Klingner,Elizabeth P. Cramer
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780807747612
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 132
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This book features vivid case studies that bring to life real children, school personnel, and family members from the bestselling book, Why Are So Many Minority Students in Special Education? Once again addressing the disproportionate placement of minority students in special education programs, this new book includes the voices and perspectives of all stakeholders to show the tremendous complexity of the issues and the dilemmas faced by professionals, family members, and children. Challenging questions and scenarios are offered at the end of each case study to provide thoughtful follow-up activities and topics for further study. This collection of cases can be used-on its own or as a companion to the main volume in elementary and special education courses and professional development workshops.

Visual Thinking Strategies

Visual Thinking Strategies

Using Art to Deepen Learning Across School Disciplines

  • Author: Philip Yenawine
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781612506104
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 198
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"What's going on in this picture?" With this one question and a carefully chosen work of art, teachers can start their students down a path toward deeper learning and other skills now encouraged by the Common Core State Standards. The Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) teaching method has been successfully implemented in schools, districts, and cultural institutions nationwide, including bilingual schools in California, West Orange Public Schools in New Jersey, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. It provides for open-ended yet highly structured discussions of visual art, and significantly increases students' critical thinking, language, and literacy skills along the way. Philip Yenawine, former education director of New York's Museum of Modern Art and cocreator of the VTS curriculum, writes engagingly about his years of experience with elementary school students in the classroom. He reveals how VTS was developed and demonstrates how teachers are using art--as well as poems, primary documents, and other visual artifacts--to increase a variety of skills, including writing, listening, and speaking, across a range of subjects. The book shows how VTS can be easily and effectively integrated into elementary classroom lessons in just ten hours of a school year to create learner-centered environments where students at all levels are involved in rich, absorbing discussions.

Writing in the Content Areas

Writing in the Content Areas

  • Author: Amy Benjamin
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317925734
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 184
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Do you spend entirely too much time correcting your students' papers? Do your students' essays and term papers take side trips to nowhere? Is their writing riddled with mechanical errors? Do their lab reports and essays lack specificity and clarity? Writing in the Content Areas, Second Edition is for middle and high school content area teachers who assign essays, term papers, lab reports, and other writing tasks to students. This book provides strategies and tips to help teachers of social studies, science, art, etc. improve the quality of students' writing and apply national and state curriculum standards in your classroom. The strategies in this book can be integrated easily into every teacher's daily plans. They will help your students improve their abilities to - reflect before writing - organize and classify - provide detail without padding - use technical terminology correctly - avoid unnecessary words - spell correctly - take useful notes while they read and during your lectures. This book will help teachers - get what they want from a writing task - frame their assignments more precisely - correct student papers more quickly and efficiently The new second edition offers activities and strategies which involve technology (word processing, presentation programming, the Internet, and e-communications), differentiated instruction, and brain-based learning.

The Status of Social Studies

The Status of Social Studies

Views from the Field

  • Author: Jeff Passe,Paul G. Fitchett
  • Publisher: IAP
  • ISBN: 1623964148
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 385
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A team of researchers from 35 states across the country developed a survey designed to create a snapshot of social studies teaching and learning in the United States. With over 12,000 responses, it is the largest survey of social studies teachers in over three decades. We asked teachers about their curricular goals, their methods of instruction, their use of technology, and the way they address the needs of English language learners and students with disabilities. We gathered demographic data too, along with inquiries about the teachers' training, their professional development experiences, and even whether they serve as coaches. The enormous data set from this project was analyzed by multiple research teams, each with its own chapter. This volume would be a valuable resource for any professor, doctoral student, or Master’s student examining the field of social studies education. It is hard to imagine a research study, topical article, or professional development session concerning social studies that would not quote findings from this book about the current status of social studies. With chapters on such key issues as the teaching of history, how teachers address religion, social studies teachers’ use of technology, and how teachers adapt their instruction for students with disabilities or for English language learners, the book’s content will immediately be relevant and useful.

Teaching Models

Teaching Models

Designing Instruction for 21st Century Learners

  • Author: Clare R. Kilbane,Natalie B. Milman
  • Publisher: Pearson College Division
  • ISBN: 9780205609970
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 467
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This new book provides educators with practical help for using a myriad of available digital tools to transform time-tested models of teaching in order to make 21st century learning more efficient, effective, and engaging. The authors focus on helping educators design effective instruction that successfully addresses the individual and shared learning needs of the diverse population of students in today's dynamic, fast-paced, technology-driven, global society. In it the authors show when and how to use the unprecendented variety of powerful teaching resources available, and how to coordinate their use to best prepare students for the education and workforce demands in their futures.

Literacy in the Disciplines

Literacy in the Disciplines

A Teacher's Guide for Grades 5-12

  • Author: Thomas DeVere Wolsey,Diane Lapp
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications
  • ISBN: 1462527922
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 230
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This book gives all teachers in grades 5-12 practical strategies for building the unique literacy skills that students need for success in their respective subject areas. Drawing from interviews with leading educators and professionals in science, mathematics, history, the arts, and other disciplines, the authors explain what disciplinary literacy is and discuss ways to teach close reading of complex texts, discipline-specific argumentation skills, academic vocabulary, the use of multimodal tools and graphic organizers, and more. User-friendly features include classroom materials, lesson plans, practice activities, and recommended online teaching videos. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the book's 20 reproducible forms in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.

Classroom-based Research and Evidence-based Practice

Classroom-based Research and Evidence-based Practice

An Introduction

  • Author: Keith Taber
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446291707
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 368
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This refreshing Second Edition offers a helpful overview of educational research for those training to be teachers, or setting out on classroom-based research projects. The book illustrates the nature and logic of the research process, and supports readers in critically evaluating the strengths and limitations of published studies. Drawing on a variety of relevant examples, the book demonstrates each stage of the research process - including formulating research questions, selecting data collection techniques and deciding on approaches to data analysis - and usefully integrates each stage. The new edition includes: - an expanded treatment of data analysis - new, discrete chapters looking at ethical issues, and at how teachers can research their own classrooms through the use of case studies - discussion of research carried out by trainee teachers. Clear and comprehensive, the examples included in the book demonstrate the range of topics that are suitable for research in the classroom and identify key factors for consideration when undertaking classroom-based research. This book is essential reading for students, researchers, teachers and trainee teachers interested in doing research in the classroom.

Leading in a Culture of Change

Leading in a Culture of Change

  • Author: Michael Fullan
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118622995
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 176
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"At the very time the need for effective leadership is reaching critical proportions, Michael Fullan's Leading in a Culture of Change provides powerful insights for moving forward. We look forward to sharing it with our grantees." --Tom Vander Ark, executive director, Education, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation "Fullan articulates clearly the core values and practices of leadership required at all levels of the organization. Using specific examples, he convinces us that the key change principles are equally critical for leadership in business and education organizations." --John Evans, chairman, Torstar Corporation "In Leading in a Culture of Change, Michael Fullan deftly combines his expertise in school reform with the latest insights in organizational change and leadership. The result is a compelling and insightful exposition on how leaders in any setting can bring about lasting, positive, systemic change in their organizations." --John Alexander, president, Center for Creative Leadership "Michael Fullan's work is remarkable. He masterfully captures how leaders can significantly improve their learning and performance, even in the uncontrollable, chaotic circumstances in which they practice. A tour de force." --Anthony Alvarado, chancellor of instruction, San Diego City Schools "Too often schools and businesses are seen as separate and foreign places. Michael Fullan blends the best of knowledge from each into an exemplary template for improving leadership in both." --Terrence E. Deal, coauthor of Leading with Soul Business, nonprofit, and public sector leaders are facing new and daunting challenges--rapid-paced developments in technology, sudden shifts in the marketplace, and crisis and contention in the public arena. If they are to survive in this chaotic environment, leaders must develop the skills they need to lead effectively no matter how fast the world around them is changing. Leading in a Culture of Change offers new and seasoned leaders' insights into the dynamics of change and presents a unique and imaginative approach for navigating the intricacies of the change process. Michael Fullan--an internationally acclaimed expert in organizational change--shows how leaders in all types of organizations can accomplish their goals and become exceptional leaders. He draws on the most current ideas and theories on the topic of effective leadership, incorporates case examples of large scale transformation, and reveals a remarkable convergence of powerful themes or, as he calls them, the five core competencies. By integrating the five core competencies--attending to a broader moral purpose, keeping on top of the change process, cultivating relationships, sharing knowledge, and setting a vision and context for creating coherence in organizations--leaders will be empowered to deal with complex change. They will be transformed into exceptional leaders who consistently mobilize their compatriots to do important and difficult work under conditions of constant change.

Common Core State Standards for Literacy in All Subjects

Common Core State Standards for Literacy in All Subjects

Agriculture, Art, Business and Information Technology, Dance, English Language Arts, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Education, Family and Consumer Science, Health Science Occupations, Marketing, Mathematics, Music, Personal Financial Literacy, Physical and Health Education, Science, Social Studies, Technology and Engineering Education, Theater, World Languages and All Other Subjects

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781573371568
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 115
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Your Udl Lesson Planner

Your Udl Lesson Planner

The Step-By-Step Guide for Teaching All Learners

  • Author: Patricia Kelly Ralabate, Ed.D.,Patti Ralabate
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781681250021
  • Category:
  • Page: 160
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Many teacher resources explore the fundamentals of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). This one takes UDL to the next level for educators who understand the basics and can't wait to start using UDL in their lesson plans and classrooms. In this practical, accessible guidebook, UDL expert Patti Kelly Ralabate walks teachers through the entire UDL lesson planning process, from developing learning goals to monitoring student progress. Through vignettes, exercises, video demonstrations, and other immediately useful resources, K 12 educators will discover how to translate UDL from theory to practice and plan lessons that meet every learner's needs. An essential guide for teachers, college instructors, specialized instructional support personnel, IEP team facilitators, curriculum planners, and inclusion facilitators, this book will help educators supercharge their lesson plans with one of today's best teaching approaches and improve outcomes for students with and without special needs. THIS BOOK HELPS TEACHERS Review and understand the big ideas of UDL what it is, what it's not Create effective learning goals based on content and performance standards Make sure learning goals are S.M.A.R.T.: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Results-oriented, and Time-bound Design lesson plans that address learner variability even when teachers don't yet know the specific needs of every student Measure what matters by applying UDL principles to assessment of student progress Infuse UDL features into traditional instructional methods (with examples of how 10 other educators did it ) Enhance UDL lessons with materials, tools, and media that add real value Use self-reflection strategies and professional learning communities to continuously strengthen everyday practice PRACTICAL MATERIALS: To guide teachers through each phase of the lesson planning process, the book includes scenarios, models, charts, application exercises, reflection questions, check-ins, and 7 classroom videos (available online) that bring key UDL concepts to life. Educators will also follow the lesson planning process of three teachers as they apply UDL for the first time."

Wisconsin Standards for Technology and Engineering

Wisconsin Standards for Technology and Engineering

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 174
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Measuring Student Knowledge and Skills A New Framework for Assessment

Measuring Student Knowledge and Skills A New Framework for Assessment

A New Framework for Assessment

  • Author: OECD
  • Publisher: OECD Publishing
  • ISBN: 9264173129
  • Category:
  • Page: 84
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A New Framework for Assessment, the first volume in the PISA series, provides the conceptual framework on which the PISA 2000 assessment is based.