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Strategies that Work

Strategies that Work

Teaching Comprehension for Understanding and Engagement

  • Author: Stephanie Harvey,Anne Goudvis
  • Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
  • ISBN: 157110481X
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 339
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Describes strategies teachers can use to promote reading comprehension in students from kindergarten through eighth grade; and includes examples of student work, illustrations, and other reference tools.

Responsive Guided Reading in Grades K-5

Responsive Guided Reading in Grades K-5

Simplifying Small-Group Instruction

  • Author: Jennifer Berne,Sophie C. Degener
  • Publisher: Guilford Press
  • ISBN: 1606237039
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 162
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This hands-on book presents an innovative approach to guided reading that is manageable even for teachers who are new to small-group, differentiated reading instruction. --from publisher description.

Notebook Know-how

Notebook Know-how

Strategies for the Writer's Notebook

  • Author: Aimee Elizabeth Buckner
  • Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
  • ISBN: 1571104135
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 136
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Presents tips for elementary and middle school teachers on how to use writing notebooks to help students develop skills and habits associated with good writing.

Strategy Instruction in Action

Strategy Instruction in Action

  • Author: Stephanie Harvey,Anne Goudvis
  • Publisher: Stenhouse Pub
  • ISBN: 9781571104571
  • Category: Education
  • Page: N.A
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Each program demonstrates several reading comprehension teaching strategies, including asking questions, determining importance, and inferring using a variety of fiction and nonfiction for this strategy instruction, followed by discussions of the outcome with authors Harvey and Goudvis.

Perspectives on Transitions in Schooling and Instructional Practice

Perspectives on Transitions in Schooling and Instructional Practice

  • Author: Susan E. Elliott-Johns,Daniel H. Jarvis
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1442667117
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 552
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Perspectives on Transitions in Schooling and Instructional Practice examines student transitions between major levels of schooling, teacher transitions in instructional practice, and the intersection of these two significant themes in education research. Twenty-six leading international experts offer meaningful insights on current pedagogical practices, obstacles to effective transitions, and proven strategies for stakeholders involved in supporting students in transition. The book is divided into four sections, representing the four main transitions in formal schooling: Early Years (Home, Pre-school, and Kindergarten) to Early Elementary (Grades 1–3); Early Elementary to Late Elementary (Grades 4–8); Late Elementary to Secondary (Grades 9–12); and Secondary to Post-Secondary (College and University). A coda draws together over-arching themes from throughout the text to provide recommendations and a visual model that captures their interactions. Combining theoretical approaches with practical examples of school-based initiatives, this book will appeal to those involved in supporting either the student experience (both academically and emotionally) or teacher professional learning and growth.

Winning Strategies for Test Taking, Grades 3-8

Winning Strategies for Test Taking, Grades 3-8

A Practical Guide for Teaching Test Preparation

  • Author: Linda Denstaedt,W.W. Denslow,Judy Cova Kelly,Kathleen Kryza
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
  • ISBN: 1616085649
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 144
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Originally published: Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Corwin Press, c2009.

Transformational Literacy

Transformational Literacy

Making the Common Core Shift with Work That Matters

  • Author: Ron Berger,Libby Woodfin,Suzanne Nathan Plaut,Cheryl Becker Dobbertin
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118962257
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 320
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Engage, challenge, and inspire students with work that matters Transformational Literacy, written by a team from EL Education, helps teachers leverage the Common Core instructional shifts—building knowledge through content-rich nonfiction, reading for and writing with evidence, and regular practice with complex text—to engage students in work that matters. Worthy texts and worthy tasks help students see the connection between their hard work as readers and writers and their capacity to contribute to stronger communities and a better world. The stories, examples, and resources that permeate Transformational Literacy come primarily from the more than 150 EL Education schools around the country that support teachers to select, supplement, customize, and create curriculum, and improve instruction. The book also draws on EL Education's open source Common Core English Language Arts curriculum—often cited as one of the finest in the country—and professional development offered to thousands of teachers to implement that curriculum effectively. Transformational Literacy combines the best of what EL Education knows works for kids—purposeful, inquiry-based learning—and the new imperative of the Common Core—higher and deeper expectations for all students. Teach standards through a compelling and purposeful curriculum that prioritizes worthy texts and worthy task Improve students' evidence-based reading, thinking, talking, and writing Support students to develop a new mindset toward the challenge of reading complex texts Transformational Literacy introduces an approach to literacy instruction that will engage, challenge, and inspire student with work that matters.

Reciprocal Teaching at Work, 3rd Edition

Reciprocal Teaching at Work, 3rd Edition

Powerful Strategies and Lessons for Improving Reading Comprehension

  • Author: Lori D. Oczkus
  • Publisher: ASCD
  • ISBN: 1416625992
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 366
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In this fully revised and expanded third edition of the bestselling Reciprocal Teaching at Work, Lori D. Oczkus provides both tried-and-true and fresh solutions for teaching reading comprehension. Reciprocal teaching is a scaffolded discussion technique that builds on the Fab Four strategies that good readers use to understand text: predicting, questioning, clarifying, and summarizing. With a focus on these four evidence-based and classroom-tested strategies, Oczkus presents new ways to use reciprocal teaching to improve students' comprehension while actively engaging them in learning and encouraging independence. Appealing to students and teachers alike, reciprocal teaching encompasses social aspects of teaching and learning with modeling, think-alouds, and discussion. This helpful guide is packed with fresh material, including * More than 40 new and updated step-by-step lessons and minilessons that reflect current thinking and best practice. * Dozens of rich suggestions for diving into informational texts. * Updated research and relevant results that show the effectiveness of reciprocal teaching. * Creative and targeted tips that capitalize on the specific benefits of whole-class settings, guided reading groups, and literature circles. * Ideas for differentiating instruction for struggling readers and English language learners. * New and newly designed support materials, including reproducibles, posters, bookmarks, and a lesson planning menu. With a wealth of ideas to get you started—and keep you going—this is the all-inclusive resource you need to help students become active, engaged, and independent readers who truly comprehend what they read. Reviews and Testimonials "Literacy coach and author Lori Oczkus knows how to take the best of what works from long-established research and showcase it to make teaching and learning more effective, engaging, and enjoyable. In her latest edition of Reciprocal Teaching at Work, she demonstrates how to scaffold instruction so that all K–12 students can benefit from reciprocal teaching techniques, what she calls the "Fab Four"—predicting, questioning, clarifying, and summarizing—in whole-group, guided reading, and book club settings, for both fiction and informational texts. In clearly delineated lessons and minilessons, Lori deftly shares how to support students' learning, including English language learners and students who struggle, so they can successfully apply and monitor those four discussion strategies—as well as troubleshoot problems—to yield significant progress in their reading comprehension. Filled with great practical ideas, this gem of a book is a must-have for all literacy educators!" —Regie Routman, author of Read, Write, Lead; Literacy Essentials, and Reading Essentials "Reciprocal teaching works to push students into deeper learning. There are decades of research on the impact of this instructional approach, and this book shows you how to implement and refine the practice such that all students succeed." —Doug Fisher, author of Checking for Understanding and Visible Learning for Literacy "One of the great instructional research discoveries of the past three decades has been the efficacy of reciprocal teaching for improving student learning and reading comprehension. More than anyone, Lori Oczkus has explored practical ways for making reciprocal teaching an integral part of nearly any classroom setting. This current work by Lori represents the epitome of her work in translating reciprocal teaching research into practice. Readers will find this immensely readable book filled with strategies that can be easily implemented and that will improve student learning. If you are interested in improving your students' reading achievement, you need to read this book!" —Timothy Rasinski, author of The Fluent Reader and Close Reading with Paired Texts "In this new edition of Reciprocal Teaching at Work, Lori Oczkus offers new thinking while reinforcing the best practices that make her ideas timeless. Through these engaging lessons and smart instructional moves, you will empower your students to build the confidence and competence they need to become strong, independent readers." —Donalyn Miller, author of The Book Whisperer "On every page of this book, in every activity and plan, the voice of a gifted and empowering teacher inspires the reader. In a major revision of her classic work, Lori Oczkus engages the immediacy and demands of today's classrooms with the most robust constellation of strategies for teaching comprehension. She compellingly demonstrates how the "Fab Four" are engaged across the grades, and she powerfully scaffolds, supports, and reassures teachers in their efforts to incorporate reciprocal teaching across a broad communication, textual, and digital terrain." —Shane Templeton, Foundation Professor Emeritus of Literacy Studies University of Nevada, Reno, NV

Closer Reading, Grades 3-6

Closer Reading, Grades 3-6

Better Prep, Smarter Lessons, Deeper Comprehension

  • Author: Nancy Boyles
  • Publisher: Corwin Press
  • ISBN: 148330440X
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 224
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Close . . . Closer . . . Closest! Close Reading. Not in a very long while has a term been freighted with so much responsibility to lead every student to a great future of college and career readiness. Finally, here’s a book that tunes out all of the hubbub and gets down to the business of showing how exactly to “get close reading right.” Chapter by chapter, Nancy Boyles delivers astoundingly practical ideas on how to Connect close reading with other instructional practices Select rich texts and plan for initial close reading lessons Deliver initial and follow-up close reading lessons Coordinate comprehension strategies and close reading

Shadow Catcher

Shadow Catcher

The Life and Work of Edward S. Curtis

  • Author: Laurie Lawlor,Edward S. Curtis
  • Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
  • ISBN: 9780803280465
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 132
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Sixty of Edward Curtis' photographs are included in this story of his life and the Native American cultures he studied early in the twentieth century, creating what is still the most extensive and informative collection of its kind.