Teaching the Brain to Read

Author: Judy Willis
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416616616
Format: PDF, ePub
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Reading comes easily to some students, but many struggle with some part of this complex process that requires many areas of the brain to operate together through an intricate network of neurons. As a classroom teacher who has also worked as a neurologist, Judy Willis offers a unique perspective on how to help students not only learn the mechanics of reading and comprehension, but also develop a love of reading. She shows the importance of establishing a nonthreatening environment and provides teaching strategies that truly engage students and help them * Build phonemic awareness * Manipulate patterns to improve reading skills * Improve reading fluency * Combat the stress and anxiety that can inhibit reading fluency * Increase vocabulary *Overcome reading difficulties that can interfere with comprehension By enriching your understanding of how the brain processes language, emotion, and other stimuli, this book will change the way you understand and teach reading skills--and help all your students become successful readers.

Now I Get It

Author: Judy Tilton Brunner
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1610486145
Format: PDF
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Literacy, differentiated instruction, student engagement and academic achievement continue to be hot topics for educators, parents, legislators, and government officials. Now I Get It! Differentiate, Engage, and Read for Deeper Meaning is a practical, easy to use resource for classroom teachers, literacy coaches, school administrators and post secondary instructors. Parents will also find the information helpful as they assist their children with homework and support for reading comprehension. 21st century educators want ideas that are hands-on and with applicability in all types of classrooms. This book provides both. The strategies included in the text have been carefully considered for ease of use, utility in terms of differentiation, and simplicity of format. Each has been evaluated according to Bloom’s Taxonomy and specific suggestions for differentiating and supporting with technology has been included. The book can be read cover to cover, ‘on the run’, or as a resource in response to a specific, expressed need by teaching staff.

Doing What Works

Author: Judy Tilton Brunner
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 147580119X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Doing What Works: Literacy Strategies for the Next Level will assist educators as they support students in the mastery of vocabulary, comprehension, and study skills required by the Common Core State Standards.

The New Elementary Teacher s Handbook

Author: Kathleen Jonson
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412978092
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Everything a new elementary teacher needs for getting started is right here! This comprehensive guide from veteran educators gives first-year teachers expansive classroom-tested strategies for those critical first days of school. Written in the reassuring tone of a mentor teacher, this research-based handbook walks the novice teacher through setting up your classroom, managing behavior, assessing students’ performance, and partnering with families. Thoroughly updated, this new edition includes the latest tips on: Teaching with technology Differentiating instruction for students from diverse backgrounds, including English language learners Planning effective standards-based lessons Achieving professional growth through job-embedded professional development

Drawing a Blank

Author: Emily Iland
Publisher: AAPC Publishing
ISBN: 9781934575772
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Although they may be fluent readers - indeed, many have very precocious reading skills - individuals with autism spectrum disorders often need support for comprehension. Comprehension difficulties in readers with ASD can be subtle, qualitative, and difficult to tease out. As a result, their substantial level of risk for reading comprehension problems is often overlooked or unaddressed, and many students struggle in silence. Further aggravating the situation is the fact that otherwise competent educational professionals is both general education and special education settings have limited training and experience helping readers with ASD. This is where Drawing a Blank comes in. Using a clearly stated and well-organized approach, this practical resource provides educational professionals and parents with the tools to improve comprehension for good decoders who have reading comprehension difficulties, as well as readers who struggle with both decoding and comprehension. In keeping with current standards, the book emphasizes the importance of using evidence-based and promising practices based on thorough assessment of student's needs.

Building Literacy in Social Studies

Author: Donna Ogle
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416605584
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Preparing students to be active, informed, literate citizens is one of the primary functions of public schools. But how can students become engaged citizens if they can't read, let alone understand, their social studies texts? What can educators--and social studies teachers in particular--do to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and motivation to become engaged in civic life? Building Literacy in Social Studies addresses this question by presenting both the underlying concepts and the research-based techniques that teachers can use to engage students and build the skills they need to become successful readers, critical thinkers, and active citizens. The authors provide targeted strategies--including teaching models, graphic organizers, and step-by-step instructions--for activities such as * Building vocabulary, * Developing textbook literacy skills, * Interpreting primary and secondary sources, * Applying critical thinking skills to newspapers and magazines, and * Evaluating Internet sources. Readers will also learn how to organize classrooms into models of democracy by creating learning communities that support literacy instruction, distribute authority, encourage cooperation, and increase accountability among students. Realistic scenarios depict a typical social studies teacher's experience before and after implementing the strategies in the classroom, showing their potential to make a significant difference in how students respond to instruction. By making literacy strategies a vital part of content-area instruction, teachers not only help students better understand their schoolwork but also open students' eyes to the power that informed and engaged people have to change the world.

Teaching Reading Comprehension to English Learners K5

Author: Margarita Calderón
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1935543903
Format: PDF, ePub
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As more English learners enroll in school each year, teachers and administrators are concerned with the large gap in reading and academic standing between ELs and students performing at grade level. This book addresses the language, literacy, and content instructional needs of ELs and frames quality instruction within effective schooling structures and the implementation of RTI.

Strategies that Work

Author: Stephanie Harvey
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 157110481X
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Revisit Reflect Retell

Author: Linda Hoyt
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325025797
Format: PDF, Kindle
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I cannot imagine being a teacher and not having a resource like this at my fingertips. So my advice to fellow teachers is to get the book and get busy engaging your students in ways you never thought possible. - P. David Pearson University of California, Berkeley This updated edition of Revisit, Reflect, Retell incorporates the newest approaches to enhancing students' higher- level cognitive skills in teacher friendly ways. - Robert J. Marzano Coauthor of Building Academic Vocabulary This exciting update of Hoy's classic Revisit, Reflect, Retell helps us see how comprehension skills are really thinking skills - how our goal in reading comprehension instruction is nothing short of helping students learn to think in increasingly sophisticated ways.... A masterful teacher and coach, Hoyt takes us inside her thinking about how instructional strategies fit together to promote student learning. Even if you have a well-worn copy of the original Revisit, Reflect, Retell, you will, like me, want to scoop up this new edition. - Nell K. Duke Co-Director of the Literacy Achievement Research Center at Michigan State University, Coauthor of Reading and Writing Informational Text in the Primary Grades: Research-based Practices For ten years and in hundreds of thousands of classrooms, Revisit, Reflect, Retell has been a teacher's most reliableresourcefor helping students experience deeper levels of understanding. Now, Linda Hoyt returns with an updated edition of Revisit, Reflect, Retell that's loaded with new, teacher-friendly features and several new strategies, making it more useful than ever. A new first chapter shows how to scaffold instruction for deep engagement and provides a thorough grounding in the research. Important new correlation tables directly link Linda's strategies to the seven comprehension strands as well as to Robert Marzano's Classifications of Thinking - you'll quickly match the right strategies to your objectives. A DVD shares footage of Linda working with students, demonstrating key teaching moves, and modeling effective classroom language as she implements two new strategies. A CD of full-color learning tools from the text makes it easy to customize and print handouts that correspond with the strategies. Dozens of new photos show you exactly what Linda's strategies look like in action and across the grades. Revisit, Reflect, Retell, Updated Edition, is a full year of top-notch comprehension instruction in one amazingly teacher-friendly package. Whether you're a new teacher or one of Linda's legions of loyal readers, you'll find this updated edition so indispensable it may never leave your desk.