Improving Adolescent Literacy

Author: Douglas Fisher
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780133878806
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Note: This is the bound book only and does not include access to the Enhanced Pearson eText. To order the Enhanced Pearson eText packaged with a bound book, use ISBN 0134170733. Practical, straightforward, and affordable, this guide gives middle and secondary school teachers the tools they need to support their students' comprehension and success in literacy and in content area learning. The classroom-proven strategies and procedures included are taken from the authors' and their colleagues' experience in middle and secondary classrooms. Each chapter opens with a vignette from an actual classroom to show readers effective teaching in action and to give them a look at how the chapter's instructional approach works within content area teaching. Research-based rationales for each strategy follow the vignettes and provide an in-depth look at how to implement the strategy, along with examples of each strategy across the curriculum. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video and assessments. Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText* The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. The Enhanced Pearson eText is: Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience. Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad® and Android® tablet.* Affordable. The Enhanced Pearson eText may be purchased stand-alone or with a loose-leaf version of the text for 40-65% less than a print bound book. * The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads. *The Pearson eText App is available on Google Play and in the App Store. It requires Android OS 3.1-4, a 7" or 10" tablet, or iPad iOS 5.0 or later.

Background Knowledge

Author: Douglas Fisher
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey help you develop lasting subject-area understanding with ideas for modeling, guided practice, productive group work, and independent work that effectively engage adolescents. You'll learn to: distinguish incidental knowledge from core background knowledge; check students' understanding prior to a unit with tools such as opinionnaires, interest surveys, and anticipation guides; model how to activate and apply prior knowledge so kids can wrestle with new content; build up students' background knowledge through virtual fieldtrips, YouTube, guest experts, and more; and provide collaborative ways for students to develop expertise, show what they know, and own their learning. --From publisher's description.

Developing Readers in the Academic Disciplines

Author: Doug Buehl
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1625311214
Format: PDF
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Being literate in an academic discipline means more than simply being able to read and comprehend text; it means you can think, speak, and write as a historian, scientist, mathematician, or artist. Doug Buehl strips away the one-size-fits-all approach to content area literacy and presents a much-needed instructional model for disciplinary literacy, showing how to mentor middle and high school learners to become "academic insiders" who are college and career ready. This thoroughly revised second edition of Developing Readers in the Academic Disciplines shows how to help students adjust their thinking to comprehend a range of complex texts that fall outside their reading comfort zones. This book --a natural companion to Buehl's Classroom Strategies for Interactive Learning, which has been bolstering student comprehension for almost three decades--provides the following supports for teachers: Instructional tools that adapt generic literacy practices to discipline-specific variations Strategies for frontloading instruction to activate and build background knowledge New approaches for encouraging inquiry around disciplinary texts In-depth exploration of the role of argumentation in informational text Numerous examples from science, mathematics, history and social studies, English/language arts, and related arts to show you what vibrant learning looks like in various classroom settings Developing Readers in the Academic Disciplines introduces teachers from all disciplines to new kinds of thinking and, ultimately, teaching that helps students achieve new levels of understanding.

Building Content Literacy

Author: Roberta L. Sejnost
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452271372
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This guide presents research-based strategies that enable secondary teachers to increase adolescent learning while meeting standards by incorporating reading, writing, and critical thinking into content instruction.

Content Literacy for Today s Adolescents

Author: William G. Brozo
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780132286718
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Content Literacy for Today's Adolescents, Fifth Edition, provides fresh, contemporary insights to help teachers develop adolescents' literacy skills within their respective content disciplines. Based on clearly defined, principled practice, the book discusses strategies for expanding comprehension, creating motivating learning contexts, developing vocabulary knowledge, using writing as a form of active learning, and more! Filled with tested-strategies from practicing teachers, the book includes teaching scenarios that address numerous techniques and a variety of learners. This edition features expanded coverage of technology, more on professional learning communities, and current resources ideal for fostering literacy in the middle and upper grades.

Content Literacy

Author: Elizabeth G. Sturtevant
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This casebook offers middle and secondary school teachers an appealing framework for "observing" how practicing teachers address the need to teach students in Grades 6-12 content literacy (the ability to learn effectively through reading, writing, and discussion) along with content itself. Through engaging personal narratives, seven content-area teachers from various grades explain how they use reading, writing, and oral language instruction to meet the needs of students in a variety of subject-area classes. Each case is accompanied by a thought-provoking question and a description of the content literacy strategy it addresses; and bolstered by photographs, samples of students' work, and/or teachers' interviews. The final chapter explores ways to observe teachers and compare observations using knowledge gleaned from this volume.

35 Strategies for Developing Content Area Vocabulary

Author: Brenda H. Spencer
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131750159
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Whether working with students in an upper elementary, middle school or high school classroom, teachers are responsible for helping students explore the complexities of vocabulary instruction. In 35 Strategies for Developing Content Area Vocabulary offers teachers in grades 4-12 concrete directives for addressing vocabulary instruction in content area lessons. They categorize their strategy presentation in four explicit ways; preparing to learn words, building word knowledge, appying word knowledge or encouraging word learning. Teachers utilizing these strategies will become more precise in their instruction and better meet the needs of ALL their students including English Learners because student achievement is dependent on their mastery of the specialized vocabulary related to various content area disciplines and is highly correlated to their reading comprehension.

Differentiated Literacy and Language Arts Strategies for the Elementary Classroom

Author: Shellie Hipsky
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780135131138
Format: PDF
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Although it can seem a daunting task to individualize learning for all students, this book provides specific "how-to" techniques to make it happen, equipping you with the tools you need to differentiate instruction for all students: general education, gifted and talented, challenged, or English Language Learners (ELL). Addressing the reader with an engaging personalized tone, expert Dr. Shellie Hipsky demystifies the process of differentiated instruction as you tour elementary school classrooms with diverse populations and observe research-based strategies that transform theory into practical differentiated instructional techniques for literacy and language arts skills. You will gain valuable insights from seasoned elementary teachers through real life concrete examples, find advice for implementing strategies in literacy-based classrooms, learn how to create an effective learning environment, and utilize appropriate instructional techniques based on students' abilities, learning profiles, and interests. Additionally, you will explore strategies to differentiate in the reading areas of emerging literacy skills, vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency as well as writing, speaking, listening, and content area reading. Every chapter in the book includes specific illuminating classroom examples, questions for reflecting on the reading, active engagement ideas for further exploration of the topic, and conclusions. Strategies to simplify documentation, including the use of the Literacy and Language Arts Learning Skills Check Sheet, Differentiated Choice Chart, and a Portfolio Record Sheet, provide ways to organize important student information. A unique journal kept by an elementary teacher, whose classroom is visited in the text, rounds out the book as it demonstrates a year's worth of successful implementation of differentiation assessment and instruction. Differentiated Literacy and Language Arts Strategies for the Elementary Classroom focuses on the needs of pre-service teachers and yet it has ample strategies to positively impact the classrooms of current teachers.