Catching Readers Before They Fall

Author: Pat Johnson
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571107819
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Using examples from both adults and children, the authors explain and describe the complex integrated network of strategies that takes place in the minds of proficient readers, strategies that struggling readers have to learn in order to construct their own reading processes. The examples and scenarios of teacher/ student interactions in this book provide a sense of how it looks and what is sounds like to teach strategic actions to struggling readers.--[book cover]

One Child at a Time

Author: Pat Johnson
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571104348
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A literacy specialist and consultant outlines a four-step process to to help teachers focus on specific behaviors and needs and design targeted instruction to assist a wide range of learners.

No More I m Done

Author: Jennifer Jacobson
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571107843
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This book demonstrates how to create a more productive, engaging, and rewarding writer's workshop. The author guides teachers from creating a supportive classroom environment through establishing effective routines; shows teachers how to set up a writer's workshop; and provides an entire year of developmentally appropriate mini-lessons that build confidence and independence.--[book cover]

Making Connections in Elementary and Middle School Social Studies

Author: Andrew P. Johnson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412968569
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Making Connections in Elementary and Middle School Social Studies, Second Edition is the best text for teaching primary school teachers how to integrate social studies into other content areas. This book is a comprehensive, reader-friendly text that demonstrates how personal connections can be incorporated into social studies education while meeting the National Council for the Social Studies' thematic, pedagogical, and disciplinary standards. Praised for its "wealth of strategies that go beyond social studies teaching," including classroom strategies, pedagogical techniques, activities and lesson plan ideas, this book examines a variety of methods both novice and experienced teachers alike can use to integrate social studies into other content areas.

Literacy Playshop

Author: Karen E. Wohlwend
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807754285
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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EDUCATION / Preschool & Kindergarten

Babies in the Rain

Author: Jeff A. Johnson
Publisher: Redleaf Press
ISBN: 1605542008
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There are many ways parents and caregivers can help children thrive in their earliest years of life. Babies in the Rain explains the theories behind the best practices for infant and toddler care as well as preferred methods for doing so. In a personable, humorous voice, Jeff A. Johnson shares his own stories about the amazing ways infants and toddlers learn. He offers valuable information on how to spend quality time with young children by building strong emotional environments, nurturing meaningful relationships, and promoting child-centered, age-appropriate learning.

Who s Doing the Work

Author: Jan Miller Burkins
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1625310757
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In their follow-up to Reading Wellness, Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris explore how some traditional scaffolding practices may actually rob students of important learning opportunities and independence. Who's Doing the Work? suggests ways to make small but powerful adjustments to instruction that hold students accountable for their own learning. Educators everywhere are concerned about students whose reading development inexplicably plateaus, as well as those who face challenging texts without applying the strategies they've been taught. When such problems arise, our instinct is to do more. But when we summarize text before reading or guide students when they encounter difficult words, are we leading them to depend on our support? If we want students to use strategies independently, Jan and Kim believe that we must question the ways our scaffolding is getting in the way. Next generation reading instruction is responsive to students' needs, and it develops readers who can integrate reading strategies without prompting from instructors. In Who's Doing The Work?, Jan and Kim examine how instructional mainstays such as read-aloud, shared reading, guided reading, and independent reading look in classrooms where students do more of the work. Classroom snapshots at the end of each chapter help translate the ideas in the book into practice. Who's Doing the Work? offers a vision for adjusting reading instruction to better align with the goal of creating independent, proficient, and joyful readers.

Struggling Readers

Author: Maureen McLaughlin
Publisher: International Literacy Association
ISBN: 0872073858
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Teaching struggling students to become active, engaged, and successful readers is the focus of this idea-filled, comprehensive teaching resource. In this volume, best-selling authors Maureen McLaughlin and Tim Rasinski explore the multifaceted nature of struggling readers, provide practical approaches to teaching, and detail the roles that motivation and engagement play in the process. The book features a strong research base, a sound theoretical framework, and numerous practical ideas for teaching struggling readers. Chapter 1 serves as an introduction to Maureen and Tim's teaching beliefs. They begin by discussing the nature of struggling readers and then focus on the importance of knowing our students, their preferred modes of learning, and their need to represent their thinking in multiple ways. The authors also emphasize the importance of teaching through authentic tasks and basing instruction on the Gradual Release of Responsibility Model. In Chapters 2–8, Maureen and Tim address a variety of essential topics, including motivation and engagement, the nature of text, phonics and decoding, fluency, vocabulary, and reading comprehension. In Chapter 9, the authors focus on writing and reading, processes that they believe to be inextricably linked, and in Chapter 10, they relate all that they have written to their long-standing belief that teaching is an art. The Appendix is filled with more than 20 reproducibles that include teaching ideas to stimulate motivation and engagement, as well as the teaching of phonics, vocabulary, and comprehension of narrative and informational texts. Struggling Readers: Engaging and Teaching in Grades 3–8 is based on Maureen and Tim's combined 80 years of teaching experience. It is an essential resource for classroom teachers, staff developers, reading specialists, literacy coaches, curriculum coordinators, and teacher educators.

Foundations of Literacy

Author: Sue Palmer
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408193841
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This fully revised fourth edition outlines seven strands of practice for three to six-year old children, designed to develop the skills, concepts and knowledge underpinning literacy in the early years. Accompanying each strand are clear explanations of the research and reasoning on which they are based. Practical advice on helping children transfer their learning into their own child-initiated activities, to build a genuine and solid foundation for literacy, is integral to the book.

Talking Drawing Writing

Author: Martha Horn
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571104569
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Starting with the child's natural language, drawing, and storytelling abilities, offers lessons organized around such topics as writing words, introducing booklets, and assessment.