Cases of Successful Literacy Teachers

Author: Jan Lacina
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412956439
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Cases of Successful Literacy Teachers is a supplemental text that can be used in a variety of literacy courses. The case studies focus on teachers and schools from a multitude of communities, including Blue Ribbon Schools and Reading First Schools, and on National Board Certified teachers. The vignettes and cases include students from diverse racial, linguistic, and socio-economic backgrounds, located in urban, rural, and suburban settings.

Reading Instruction That Works

Author: Michael Pressley
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462516807
Format: PDF, ePub
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"This widely adopted text and K-8 practitioner resource demonstrates how successful literacy teachers combine explicit skills instruction with an emphasis on reading for meaning. Distinguished researcher Richard L. Allington builds on the late Michael Pressley's work to explain the theories and findings that guide balanced teaching and illustrate what exemplary lessons look like in action. Detailed examples offer a window into highly motivating classrooms around the country. Comprehensive in scope, the book discusses specific ways to build word recognition, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension, especially for readers who are struggling. New to This Edition *Updated throughout to reflect important recent research advances. *Chapter summing up the past century's reading debates and the growing acceptance of balanced teaching. *New and revised vignettes of exemplary teachers. Subject Areas/Key Words: balanced instruction, classrooms, comprehension, decoding, elementary reading methods, engagement, exemplary teachers, explicit instruction, fluency, literacy, meaning, motivation, primary grades, reading instruction, skills, strategies, struggling readers, teaching, vocabulary, whole language, word recognition Audience: Teacher educators and graduate students; reading and literacy specialists; K-8 classroom teachers. Serves as a text in such courses as Reading Methods, Elementary Literacy Instruction, Reading Diagnosis and Instruction, and Psychology of Reading. "--

Literacy Technology and Diversity

Author: Jim Cummins
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205389353
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Authored by some of the most inspirational researchers in the field, Literacy, Technology, and Diversity: Teaching for Success in Changing Times provides a research-based blueprint for implementing pedagogical approaches that promote literacy engagement among low-income and minority students. Extensive case studies of classroom practice document how student diversity and technology can become catalysts for deeper learning. Instead of just pinpointing limitations in today's educational system, Jim Cummins, Kristin Brown and Dennis Sayers move beyond critique and provide powerful action plans to help you in your classroom.

Literacy Unleashed

Author: Bonnie D. Houck
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416622330
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In Literacy Unleashed, Bonnie D. Houck and Sandi Novak explain why ensuring high-quality reading instruction is one of school leaders’ most important jobs and introduce their Literacy Classroom Visit (LCV) Model. Meticulously researched and refined through years of application in the field, the LCV Model enables administrators to evaluate and improve literacy instruction in their school or district. The authors—both seasoned literacy and leadership experts—share processes and practices to help you * Identify the elements of effective literacy instruction and establish common beliefs, practices, and language within the education community. * Convene a team to conduct classroom observations and pinpoint common patterns that indicate your school or district's areas of strength and need. * Provide targeted professional development and resources that reduce unnecessary budget expenditures. * Implement the LCV Model across your entire school—ncluding all grade levels and content areas—or district. * Ensure that all students are mastering grade-level standards and expectations. This comprehensive guide includes a repertoire of tools, checklists, and templates to support you on the LCV journey, along with scenarios and videos of real schools and practitioners to illustrate what the model looks like in action. With both academic standards and 21st century jobs requiring higher-level literacy skills, quality reading instruction is more important than ever. This book provides everything you need to create a culture of literacy, reflective practice, and continual learning among staff and students alike.

Excellence and Equity in Literacy Education

Author: William Tunmer
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137415576
Format: PDF, Docs
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Literacy is arguably the most important goal of schooling as, to a large extent, it determines young children’s educational and life chances and is fundamental in achieving social justice. New Zealand’s literacy education programme has long been regarded as one of the world’s most successful approaches to teaching literacy skills to young children. Excellence and Equity in Literacy Education questions this widely held assumption. In the late 1990s the New Zealand government developed a national literacy strategy aimed at reducing persistently large inequities in literacy achievement outcomes. The chapters in this edited volume present evidence indicating that the national literacy strategy has failed, examine the major factors responsible for the continuation of New Zealand’s comparatively wide spread of scores in literacy achievement, and describe the most effective strategies for reducing the literacy achievement gap and achieving excellence and equity in New Zealand literacy education.

Differentiated Literacy Coaching

Author: Mary-Catherine Moran
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416616934
Format: PDF
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Making sure that all students read well is a top priority for schools, and literacy coaches are playing an increasingly important role in the effort. Their challenge? To deliver the kind of instruction and support best suited to the teachers they work with and most likely to help those teachers improve the literacy of their students. In Differentiated Literacy Coaching, Mary Catherine Moran presents a solution for meeting the diverse needs of literacy coaches and their charges. The heart of the book is an exploration of the Literacy Coaching Continuum, a series of professional learning formats that coaches can use singularly or in combination to design and deliver the most effective, most appropriate support: * Collaborative Resource Management * Literacy Content Presentations * Focused Classroom Visits * Coplanning * Study Groups * Demonstration Lessons * Peer Coaching * Coteaching Moran reviews the key considerations school leaders and literacy coaches must keep in mind when determining program focus and scope; describes the roles, responsibilities, and procedures involved in each coaching format; and offers guidelines based on research findings, exemplary coaching programs, and insights from her nearly 30 years as an educator. Readers will also find more than a dozen modules for coaches' professional development, including recommended materials and step-by-step procedures to help both new and experienced coaches expand their expertise. An extensive collection of print and online resources further enhances the book's usefulness for anyone interested in learning more about establishing--or improving--a literacy coaching program.

UpDrafts

Author: Roy F. Fox
Publisher: National Council of Teachers
ISBN: 9780814155752
Format: PDF, Docs
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Personal reflections on teaching, including depression, heartache, triumph, and perserverance, mix with a pedagological study of what it means to become a teacher rather than to work as one.

Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children

Author: Committee on the Prevention of Reading Difficulties in Young Children
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309517745
Format: PDF, Docs
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While most children learn to read fairly well, there remain many young Americans whose futures are imperiled because they do not read well enough to meet the demands of our competitive, technology-driven society. This book explores the problem within the context of social, historical, cultural, and biological factors. Recommendations address the identification of groups of children at risk, effective instruction for the preschool and early grades, effective approaches to dialects and bilingualism, the importance of these findings for the professional development of teachers, and gaps that remain in our understanding of how children learn to read. Implications for parents, teachers, schools, communities, the media, and government at all levels are discussed. The book examines the epidemiology of reading problems and introduces the concepts used by experts in the field. In a clear and readable narrative, word identification, comprehension, and other processes in normal reading development are discussed. Against the background of normal progress, Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children examines factors that put children at risk of poor reading. It explores in detail how literacy can be fostered from birth through kindergarten and the primary grades, including evaluation of philosophies, systems, and materials commonly used to teach reading.

What Successful Teachers Do

Author: Neal A. Glasgow
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9780761945741
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Presents a variety of methodologies meant to strengthen and support classroom theory and practice for teachers, derived from practical educational research.