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Read, Discuss, and Learn

Read, Discuss, and Learn

Using Literacy Groups to Student Advantage

  • Author: Lisa A. Fisher
  • Publisher: R&L Education
  • ISBN: 1607094304
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 154
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This is a practical resource guide that walks teachers through the use of literacy groups within their classrooms over a typical 365-day journey of secondary students. The author provides educators with the tools to think about literacy groups, to create literacy groups, to design the best assessment to adequately evaluate students' comprehension and understanding or mastery of new content.

The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Designing and Teaching Online Courses

The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Designing and Teaching Online Courses

  • Author: Joan Thormann,Isa Kaftal Zimmerman
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • ISBN: 0807773166
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 225
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In this valuable resource, experts share deep knowledge including practical “how-to” and preventive trouble-shooting tips. Instructors will learn about course design and development, instructional methods for online teaching, and student engagement and community building techniques. The book contains successful teaching strategies, guidance for facilitating interactions and responding to diversity, and assessments, as well as future directions for online learning. With many field-tested examples and practice assignments, and with voices from students, teachers, and experts, this book arms instructors and administrators with the tools they need to teach effective and empowering online courses. This one-stop resource addresses all of the core elements of online teaching in terms that are universally applicable to any content area and at any instructional level. “A rare book in education: one that is not only highly useful but also intellectually coherent and based on robusta>, transferable principles of learning and teaching. All educators—in online environments and in brick-and-mortar schools—will find this an invaluable resource.” —From the Foreword by Grant Wiggins “We now know we can get increased participation with online tools to make thinking more visible and switch the traditional delivery of instruction to personalize learning. While it is inevitable that online learning will become an important skill for everyone, the ideas, concepts, strategies, design elements, and tools in the book by Thormann and Zimmerman can also be applied to blended learning.” —Alan November, Senior Partner and Founder, November Learning “The authors of this book have created an excellent resource for anyone interested in becoming an online instructor or improving his or her skills in online teaching. The authors share a wealth of step-by-step activities, examples of assignments and teaching strategies that will guide both novice and experienced teachers as they expand their skills into the online realm. Even as a ‘veteran’ online instructor the book provided me with new ideas to try in my next online class.” —Sam Gladstein, Coordinator, Edmonds eLearning Program at Edmonds School District, WA “Cheers to Thormann and Zimmerman for providing a must-read for online teaching. This clear and practical guide takes the instructor from design to implementation of online courses. The authors remove the anxiety about online teaching for those thinking about on-screen instruction, and provide new thinking and examples for those already immersed in it. It is a great guide for those entering the field and a superb resource for those actively engaged in it.” —Anthony J. Bent, Chairman, Global Studies-21st Century Skills Committee of the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents Book Features: The building blocks necessary to create a successful online course. The know-how of long-time online instructors. Models for Skype conferencing with groups of students. Templates for course building, including sample assignments, activities, assessments, and emails. Detailed treatment of diversity in the online environment Joan Thormann is professor in the division of Technology in Education at Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. She edits a column on technology and special needs for Learning and Leading with Technology. Isa Kaftal Zimmerman is the principal of IKZ Advisors in Boston, Massachusetts, an educational consulting firm serving educators and stakeholders in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields.

The Vocabulary Book

The Vocabulary Book

Learning & Instruction

  • Author: Michael F. Graves
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • ISBN: 9780807746271
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 183
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This text presents a comprehensive plan for vocabulary instruction from kindergarten through high school— one broad enough to instruct students with small vocabularies, exceptional vocabularies, and every child in between. Written by one of the top experts in the field, this practical book presents a research-based program with plenty of classroom examples and strategies that teachers can use. The comprehensive plan includes four parts: rich and varied language experiences, teaching individual words, teaching word learning strategies, and fostering word consciousness.

Challenge Thinking and Deepen Understanding

Challenge Thinking and Deepen Understanding

The Instructional Approach for Implementing the Common Core Standards, Grades 3-12

  • Author: Lisa A. Fisher
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1475808569
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 120
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This professional text offers why and what the English Language Arts (ELA) Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are, how to implement strategies aligned with the standards, and the importance behind text complexity and rigor. All of the strategies can be used no matter what standards are being taught and in any discipline.

The Case Study Handbook

The Case Study Handbook

How to Read, Discuss, and Write Persuasively about Cases

  • Author: William Ellet
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Press
  • ISBN: 1422101584
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 273
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Provides an approach for analyzing, discussing, and writing about cases. This book shows how to classify cases according to analytical task they require (solving a problem, making a decision, or forming an evaluation) and establish a base of knowledge about a case. It shows how to talk about cases in class.

The Parallel Curriculum in the Classroom, Book 2

The Parallel Curriculum in the Classroom, Book 2

Units for Application Across the Content Areas, K-12

  • Author: Carol Ann Tomlinson,Sandra N. Kaplan,Jeanne H. Purcell,Jann H. Leppien,Deborah E. Burns,Cindy A. Strickland
  • Publisher: Corwin Press
  • ISBN: 1452239215
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 392
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Based on the Parallel Curriculum Model, this book provides curriculum units in social studies, science, art, and language arts for use in primary, elementary, middle, and high school settings.

Literature-Based Teaching in the Content Areas

Literature-Based Teaching in the Content Areas

40 Strategies for K-8 Classrooms

  • Author: Carole Cox
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1452237611
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 352
  • View: 7379
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Grounded in theory and best-practices research, this practical text provides teachers with 40 strategies for using fiction and non-fiction trade books to teach in five key content areas: language arts and reading, social studies, mathematics, science, and the arts. Each strategy provides everything a teacher needs to get started: a classroom example that models the strategy, a research-based rationale, relevant content standards, suggested books, reader-response questions and prompts, assessment ideas, examples of how to adapt the strategy for different grade levels (K–2, 3–5, and 6–8), and ideas for differentiating instruction for English language learners and struggling students. Throughout the book, student work samples and classroom vignettes bring the content to life.

Content-based Second Language Teaching and Learning

Content-based Second Language Teaching and Learning

An Interactive Approach

  • Author: Marjorie Hall Haley,Theresa Y. Austin
  • Publisher: Pearson College Division
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 387
  • View: 1957
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This text examines second language pedagogy from two critical fields of literature: psycholinguistics and socio-cultural, offering a fresh perspective on interactive content-based language teaching and learning. Unique in its kind, this highly practical text offers more methodological approaches to teaching in ESL settings than any other book on the market, making it a perfect match for undergraduate pre-service teachers who are learning how to teach ESL students in their classrooms. Novice teachers will have the opportunity to interact with the text, reflect and consult with colleagues, partners, and classmates by being able to write in the text, revisit those responses, and view video clips on the Companion Website.

Reading to Learn in the Content Areas

Reading to Learn in the Content Areas

  • Author: Judy S. Richardson,Raymond F. Morgan,Charlene Fleener
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1111302731
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 504
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With READING TO LEARN IN THE CONTENT AREAS, Eighth Edition, future educators discover how they can teach students to use reading, discussion, and writing as vehicles for learning in any discipline. The text explores how the increased availability of computers, instructional software, social media, and Internet resources--as well as the rise of electronic literacy in general--have affected the ways children learn and create meaning from their world. The authors unique lesson framework for instruction, PAR (Preparation/Assistance/Reflection), extends throughout the book. The text's reader-friendly presentation, balanced approach, strong research base, and inclusion of real-life examples from a variety of subject areas and grade levels have helped make it one of the most popular and effective books on the market. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Research on Teaching and Learning with the Literacies of Young Adolescents

Research on Teaching and Learning with the Literacies of Young Adolescents

  • Author: Kathleen F. Malu,Mary Beth Schaefer
  • Publisher: IAP
  • ISBN: 1623968569
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 313
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Research on middle level education indicates that student learning at the middle level has a deep and abiding influence on postsecondary opportunities and career paths. As research continues to highlight the urgency of engaging middle level students in academic learning, it is increasingly clear that these students’ multiple literacies must become a part of teaching and learning. Understanding how to infuse the literacies of middle level students across classroom activities is a critical part of improving student achievement. This volume in The Handbook series shares literacy research from multiple contexts and deepens our understanding of the literacies that middle level students use in and out of school. This volume includes research that identifies how to best teach and learn with our increasingly diverse students. The perspectives that emerge from this volume help us examine the current state of new and evolving literacies and construct a cutting edge research agenda for middle level literacy education. Research reports focus on digital literacies including social networking media and games, English language learners, high stakes literacy tests and middle level learners, specifically boys, and literacy teaching and learning in middle level teacher education programs. A wide range of research methods and modes are used in these reports including case studies, teacher research, narrative inquiry, survey research, and action research.