Accelerating Language Skills and Content Knowledge Through Shared Book Reading

Author: Sharolyn Pollard-Durodola
Publisher: Brookes Pub
ISBN: 9781598572575
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Students in early childhood settings don't always get the benefits of shared book reading--a strategy proven to boost language skills and content knowledge. Prepare the next generation of teachers to make the most of shared reading with this accessible textbook, a complete guide to building vocabulary-rich science and social studies lessons and discussions around storybooks and informational texts. Field-tested with children in high-poverty school settings, this instructional approach is valuable for any young learners at risk for comprehension difficulties. This concise book presents the authors' proven, empirically based "Project WORLD" (Words of Oral Reading and Language Development) framework for integrating shared book reading into the classroom. Offering both big-picture curriculum design principles and specific instructional strategies, this text gives teachers the know-how they need to accelerate language skills, vocabulary development, and high-priority science and social studies content knowledge for all young children. Ideal for preservice teacher education courses and in-service professional development! GET TEACHERS READY TO: Use the most effective shared book reading and vocabulary practices Teach new vocabulary while introducing key science and social studies concepts Align vocabulary instruction with content standards and objectives Stimulate and expand childrenâe(tm)s oral language abilities via interactive book discussions Implement a framework tested in collaboration with Head Start and preschool teachers Choose their own books and vocabulary words to teach Design lesson plans that get results Build a strong foundation for childrenâe(tm)s future success in science and social studies Advance learning with proven teaching techniques, such as multiple exposures to words and connected concepts and strategies Successfully teach both English language learners and native English speakers PRACTICAL MATERIALS: A step-by-step Shared Book Reading Instructional Unit Planner, sample vocabulary words with child-friendly definitions, real-life classroom vignettes with embedded instructional techniques and suggestions, examples of appropriate storybooks and informational texts paired by science or social studies themes, and tools to support teachers' content vocabulary instruction.

Shared Storybook Reading

Author: Helen K. Ezell
Publisher: Brookes Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781557668004
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Learn how to make the most of shared reading with this practical guide, filled with strategies for creating an enriching atmosphere and actively engaging children during storybook reading.

Meaningful Differences in the Everyday Experience of Young American Children

Author: Betty Hart
Publisher: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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This major new book describes the parent-child interactions of the language acquisition years, revealing differences in the experiences of one- and two-year-olds from families across a spectrum of socioeconomic status. The authors show how the amount of time parents spend talking to their children in the early years of life directly influences children's future accomplishments.

Amazing Water

Author: Melvin Berger
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781400762927
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Read Write Lead

Author: Regie Routman
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416618732
Format: PDF
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Literacy is a skill for all time, for all people. It is an integral part of our lives, whether we are students or adult professionals. Giving all educators the breadth of knowledge and practical tools that help students strengthen their literacy skills is the focus of Read, Write, Lead. Drawing on her experience as a mentor teacher, reading specialist, instructional coach, and staff developer, author Regie Routman offers time-tested advice on how to develop a schoolwide learning culture that leads to more effective reading and writing across the curriculum. She explains how every school—including yours—can: implement instructional practices that lead to better engagement and achievement in reading and writing for all students, from kindergarten through high school, including second-language and struggling learners; build Professional Literacy Communities of educators working together to create sustainable school change through professional learning based on shared beliefs; reduce the need for intervention through daily practices that ensure success, even for our most vulnerable learners; and embed the language of productive feedback in responsive instruction, conferences, and observations in order to accelerate learning for students, teachers, and leaders. In their own voices, teachers, principals, literacy specialists, and students offer real-life examples of changes that led to dramatic improvement in literacy skills and—perhaps just as important--increased joy in teaching and learning. Scattered throughout the book are “Quick Wins”--ideas and actions that can yield positive, affirming results while tackling the tough work of long-term change.

Engaging Children with Print

Author: Laura M. Justice
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462514839
Format: PDF, ePub
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Preschool teachers and early childhood professionals know that storybook reading is important, but they may not know how to maximize its benefits for later reading achievement. This indispensable guide presents research-based techniques for using reading aloud to intentionally and systematically build children's knowledge of print. Simple yet powerful strategies are provided for teaching preschoolers about book and print organization, print meaning, letters, and words, all while sharing engaging, commercially available books. Appendices include a detailed book list and 60 reproducibles that feature activities and prompts keyed to each text.

Phonemic Awareness eBook

Author: Jo Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Creative Teaching Press
ISBN: 1591989965
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Experts are raving about this "must-have" resource for primary teachers that includes dozens of fun activities to help children listen to language and play with sounds. Activity cards can be cut out and laminated to create a handy reference file of fun ideas. A wide selection of reproducibles (picture cards, word cards, and manipulatives) is included.

Accelerating Literacy for Diverse Learners

Author: Socorro G. Herrera
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807776157
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Research indicates that the culturally responsive teaching strategies outlined in this book accelerate literacy, language development, and academic growth for students in grades K–8, particularly for English language learners. Completely revised and updated, this bestselling resource speaks to the social-emotional needs of learners and helps teachers support each child’s development of a positive self-concept. The authors present best practices, aligned with reading and content standards, and tools for developing academic talk and instructional conversations in the classroom. Special emphasis is placed on using student culture and language as a means for promoting meaningful relationships among communities of learners. The text includes tips for using the strategies for parental involvement, gathering knowledge of the student's background, and promoting social-emotional learning. A companion website provides new video of the strategies being used in classrooms. "Accelerating Literacy for Diverse Learners provides teachers a powerful framework to guide their decisionmaking processes in support of their students’ sociocultural, linguistic, cognitive, and academic biographies. The book presents a varied set of strategies that actively engage students in communicating, displaying, sharing, analyzing, reflecting on, and using their own understandings to develop new understandings and gain access to a high-quality curriculum." —Ester J. de Jong, EdD, professor, University of Florida, and 2017-18 President of TESOL

Handbook of Child Psychology Cognition Perception and Language

Author: William Damon
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470050543
Format: PDF, Docs
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Part of the authoritative four-volume reference that spans the entire field of child development and has set the standard against which all other scholarly references are compared. Updated and revised to reflect the new developments in the field, the Handbook of Child Psychology, Sixth Edition contains new chapters on such topics as spirituality, social understanding, and non-verbal communication. Volume 2: Cognition, Perception, and Language, edited by Deanna Kuhn, Columbia University, and Robert S. Siegler, Carnegie Mellon University, covers mechanisms of cognitive and perceptual development in language acquisition. It includes new chapters devoted to neural bases of cognition, motor development, grammar and langauge rules, information processing, and problem solving skills.

Dynamic Read Aloud Strategies for English Learners

Author: Peggy Hickman
Publisher: International Reading Assoc.
ISBN: 9780872075962
Format: PDF, ePub
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The read-aloud activities you use in your classroom every day can help second-language learners develop listening comprehension and oral language proficiency in English in a culturally and linguistically appropriate way. This book provides teachers with both the theoretical knowledge they need to understand the process of second-language development and a collection of proven strategies that will help them effectively apply that knowledge to their work with ELLs.