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Literacy Strategies for Grades 4-12

Literacy Strategies for Grades 4-12

Author: Karen Tankersley

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9781416601548

Category: Education

Page: 209

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Describes everyday classroom practices and exercises to help students in grades four through twelve read for accuracy, extract meaning from text, and interpret subject matter.

Build the Brain for Reading, Grades 4–12

Build the Brain for Reading, Grades 4–12

Author: Pamela Nevills

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452223223

Category: Education

Page: 201

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Engage students' brains with state-of-the-art literacy strategies. This reference infuses the most current neurology research into concrete steps for targeted, developmentally appropriate reading instruction.

Differentiated Literacy Instruction in Grades 4 and 5, Second Edition

Differentiated Literacy Instruction in Grades 4 and 5, Second Edition

Author: Sharon Walpole

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462540815

Category: Education

Page: 321

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"Now revised and updated, with many new lesson plans and a new chapter on writing instruction, this trusted book guides upper-elementary teachers to design and implement a research-based literacy program. The expert authors show how to teach and assess students in differentiated small groups, and explain how instruction works in a tiered response-to-intervention model. Included are extensive reproducible lesson plans and other tools for building students' skills in word recognition, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing. The convenient large-size format facilitates photocopying; purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials. Prior edition title: Differentiated Reading Instruction in Grades 4 and 5. Subject Areas/Key Words: differentiated reading instruction, intermediate grades, upper elementary students, teaching reading, small-group, differentiating instruction, differentiation, lesson plans, planning, lessons, assessments, response to intervention, RTI, comprehension, curriculum, fluency, interventions, elementary reading methods, struggling readers, teachers, vocabulary, word recognition, words, writing, decoding"--

Genre-Based Strategies to Promote Critical Literacy in Grades 4–8

Genre-Based Strategies to Promote Critical Literacy in Grades 4–8

Author: Danielle E. Hartsfield

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440863172

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 150

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Draws on critical and radical change theory to equip both aspiring and practicing library and teacher candidates with practical, research-based ideas for enacting critical literacy practices in middle grade libraries and classrooms. • Explains critical literacy strategies for educators to implement • Identifies characteristics of popular genres in children's literature and how to evaluate materials in those genres • Recommends titles to use in critical literacy instruction • Guides readers to develop an understanding of the theoretical perspectives underpinning critical literacy • Provides template lesson plans and tools to improve critical literacy instruction using genre strategies

Literacy Instruction for Adolescents

Literacy Instruction for Adolescents

Author: Karen D. Wood

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781606233818

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 526

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Thorough and accessible, this professional resource and text shows how the latest research in adolescent literacy can be translated into effective practice in middle and high school classrooms. Leading authorities discuss findings on the adolescent learner, addressing such essential topics as comprehension, content-area literacy, differentiated instruction, gender differences in literacy learning, and English language learners. With a focus on evidence-based methods, coverage ranges from techniques for building digital literacy and comprehension skills to strategies for flexible grouping and writing instruction. Ideal for courses in adolescent literacy, each chapter includes guiding questions, discussion questions, and classroom examples.

Reading and Language Arts Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites

Reading and Language Arts Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites

Author: Marcia L. Tate

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452280288

Category: Education

Page: 201

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Brain-based strategies turn reluctant readers into motivated learners! Building on Marcia Tate’s successful “dendrite-growing” teaching strategies, Reading and Language Arts Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites contains 300 instructional activities and brain-compatible literacy. Newly consistent with Common Core State Standards, this resource offers hands-on techniques to help teach reading in relevant, motivating, and engaging ways. Activities cover literacy instruction including: Phonemic awareness Phonics and vocabulary instruction Text comprehension Reading authentically, widely, and strategically Writing strategically Creating, critiquing, and discussing texts Conducting research Using technological resources Respecting diversity in language Participating in literary communities Using language to accomplish purposes

Tutoring Adolescent Readers

Tutoring Adolescent Readers

Author: Deborah P. Berrill

Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

ISBN: 9781551382081

Category: Education

Page: 162

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Tutoring Adolescent Readers shows teachers how to reap the benefits of one-to-one teaching by using volunteer tutors. It provides the information you need to incorporate a tutoring program that addresses a variety of student needs -- from students who are unmotivated or have different learning styles to those learning English for the first time or who have a learning disability. Teachers will learn everything they need to create an effective tutoring program that supports classroom instruction.Setting up a tutoring program -- from defining the roles and responsibilities of tutors to recruiting and training volunteers;Working with dependent readers -- from identifying readers who need more help to tips for dealing with the specific learning needs and styles of students;Using explicit instruction -- from encouraging tutors to recognize where students are and how to set goals to monitor and assess student progress;Promoting fluency and word recognition -- from teaching cueing systems and modeling effective reading strategies to using specialized techniques for introducing and reviewing decoding skills. Resources that teachers can copy and use with tutors are an important part of this handy resource. These materials explain the essentials of reading instruction and investigate the variety of techniques that good readers use.

Literacy for the 21st Century

Literacy for the 21st Century

Author: Gail E. Tompkins

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UVA:X004745939

Category: Education

Page: 522

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CD-ROM contains: "concrete illustrations of real classroom teaching and connections between chapter content and teaching."

The Nonfiction Now Lesson Bank, Grades 4-8

The Nonfiction Now Lesson Bank, Grades 4-8

Author: Nancy Akhavan

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452286464

Category: Education

Page: 321

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What exactly makes The Nonfiction NOW Lesson Bank such a stand-out? If you consider the amount of instructional support, that alone is substantial enough to transform your teaching. But Nancy Akhavan happens to be an educator who has performed many roles over her career so she divests in this book just about everything in her professional vault A whole new vision of teaching nonfiction 50 powerhouse lessons A bank of short informational texts Dozens of student practice activities Graphic organizers for taming textbooks Unlike so many books, this one will live its life in actual use: dog-eared, sticky-noted, and loved.

Cases of Successful Literacy Teachers

Cases of Successful Literacy Teachers

Author: Jan Lacina

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483342771

Category: Education

Page: 248

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Using teaching vignettes, cases for exploration, and research in the field, this text provides preservice and inservice teachers with effective, research-based literacy strategies they can use to improve their practice to best serve students from diverse backgrounds. The cases—based in urban, rural, and suburban settings—help teachers make connections between classroom challenges and the research literature that can help them to become problem solvers and reflective practitioners.