Content Matters

Author: Stephanie M. McConachie
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470549827
Format: PDF, Docs
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An authoritative guide for improving teaching, learning, and literacy in content area classrooms This book introduces teachers to the Disciplinary Literacy instructional framework developed by the Institute for Learning, University of Pittsburgh. Grounded in the Principles of Learning developed by acclaimed educator Lauren Resnick, the framework is designed to prepare students, grades 6 and up, to master the rigorous academic content learning required for college success. Unlike 'generic' teaching models, the framework is specifically tailored for each of the content disciplines. Highly practical, the book shows teachers how to integrate literacy development and thinking practices into their routine content instruction, with separate chapters devoted to math, science, history, and English/language arts. The book also shows how school instructional leaders can support teachers in learning and using this instructional approach. Offers an innovative approach for improving literacy, thinking, and content learning in secondary students Includes detailed instructional guidance plus numerous classroom examples of lessons, dialogs, and teaching routines Features chapters on each of the content areas-math, science, language arts, and social sciences Provides leadership guidance in implementing the method Foreword written by internationally acclaimed educator and cognitive scientist Lauren Resnick

This Is Disciplinary Literacy

Author: ReLeah Cossett Lent
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 150632696X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Think you understand Disciplinary Literacy? Think again. In this important reference, content teachers and other educators explore why students need to understand how historians, novelists, mathematicians, and scientists use literacy in their respective fields. ReLeah shows how to teach students to: Evaluate and question evidence (Science) Compare sources and interpret events (History) Favor accuracy over elaboration (Math) Attune to voice and fi gurative language (ELA)

Using Action Research to Improve Instruction

Author: John E. Henning
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113585212X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Action research is increasingly used as a means for teachers to improve their instruction, yet for many the idea of doing "research" can be somewhat intimidating. Using Action Research to Improve Instruction offers a comprehensive, easy-to-understand approach to action research in classroom settings. This engaging and accessible guide is grounded in sources of data readily available to teachers, such as classroom observations, student writing, surveys, interviews, and tests. Organized to mirror the action research process, the highly interactive format prompts readers to discover a focus, create research questions, address design and methodology, collect information, conduct data analysis, communicate the results, and to generate evidence-based teaching strategies. Engaging in these decision-making processes builds the skills essential to action research and promotes a deeper understanding of teaching practice. Special Features Include: -An Interactive Text -Reflection Questions and Activity Prompts -A Sample Action Research Report -Numerous Examples and Practice Examples -Numbered Sections for Cross Referencing This original text is a must-read for teachers interested in how they can use their current knowledge of instruction and assessment to meaningfully engage in action research.

Content Area Reading and Literacy

Author: Victoria Ridgeway Gillis
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780133846546
Format: PDF, Docs
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This title is only available as a loose-leaf version with Pearson eText. A focus on learning content through discipline-appropriate literacy practices, a strong emphasis on writing, and a current look at the use of media in teaching are hallmarks of the new edition of this widely popular text. Throughout, middle and secondary school teachers get a readable presentation of discipline-appropriate literacy practices and examples and adaptions of selected strategies. Set up to ensure comprehension, the chapters link to the Learning Cycle presented in the beginning of the book, graphic organizers help readers navigate chapter content, and questions, summaries, vignettes, and examples make the concepts clear. This edition of Content Area Reading and Literacy features three full chapters focusing on writing instruction, integrates culture and diversity throughout, and expands or reemphasizes important topics, such as life-long readers and learners beyond the printed text, close and critical reading in discipline-appropriate ways, evidence-based writing, and multimodal texts. 0133846547 / 9780133846546 Content Area Reading and Literacy: Succeeding in Today's Diverse Classrooms, Pearson eText with Loose-Leaf Version -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0134228340 / 9780134228341 Content Area Reading and Literacy: Succeeding in Today's Diverse Classrooms, Pearson eText -- Access Card 013425645X / 9780134256450 Content Area Reading and Literacy: Succeeding in Today's Diverse Classrooms, Loose-Leaf Version

Succeeding with Inquiry in Science and Math Classrooms

Author: Jeff C. Marshall
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 141661608X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book shows K 12 STEM teachers how to maximize their effectiveness with students by shifting to an inquiry-based instructional approach and creating a rigorous, engaging learning environment.

This Is Disciplinary Literacy

Author: ReLeah Cossett Lent
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506326951
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Think you understand Disciplinary Literacy? Think again. In this important reference, content teachers and other educators explore why students need to understand how historians, novelists, mathematicians, and scientists use literacy in their respective fields. ReLeah shows how to teach students to: Evaluate and question evidence (Science) Compare sources and interpret events (History) Favor accuracy over elaboration (Math) Attune to voice and fi gurative language (ELA)

Collaborative Coaching for Disciplinary Literacy

Author: Laurie Elish-Piper
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462524389
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Today's standards challenge middle and high school teachers to teach their content deeply and meaningfully. This book provides an innovative coaching model for helping science, social studies, and English language arts teachers promote the reading, writing, listening, speaking, and thinking skills needed for high-level work in each discipline. Seventeen specific strategies are presented for large-group, small-group, and individual coaching, including step-by-step instructions and implementation tips. Profiles of highly effective disciplinary literacy coaches illustrate the nuts and bolts of the job and highlight ways to deal with common challenges. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, the book includes 21 reproducible forms. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.

Harlem on Our Minds

Author: Valerie Kinloch
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807750239
Format: PDF
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This text investigates the literate identities and practices of urban youth in rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods, with a focus on New York City's Harlem neighborhood. The author takes a participatory action approach to define and engage with new directions in youth literacies in socially constructed spaces (i.e., classrooms, gentrifying communities). The author examines connections between race and place by discussing how Harlem youth, teachers, longtime black residents, and new white residents to the area view their role within the gentrification process, with quotes from community members and stakeholders. The active response of youth, via critical literacy/storytelling, in both traditional (print) and multimodal (digital video, etc) forms is investigated, honored, and thoughtfully considered for powerful implications for in-service teaching practice, educational policy, and teacher education. Vignettes, photos, and quotes from students and community members are included throughout.

Ways of Reading

Author: David Bartholomae
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
ISBN: 9781319040147
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Since its first edition, Ways of Reading has offered a uniquely exciting approach to first-year composition, integrating reading, writing, and critical thinking with a challenging selection of readings and editorial support. By engaging students in conversations with key academic and cultural texts, Ways of Reading helps students develop the intellectual skills necessary for academic work; it also bridges the gap between contemporary critical theory and composition so that instructors can connect their own scholarly work with their teaching. With a mix of shorter, more accessible readings from a broader range of academic disciplines, the eleventh edition offers more flexibility for instructors while continuing to help students become better writers by challenging them to be engaged and critical readers.

Disciplinary Literacy

Author: Thomasina DePinto Piercy
Publisher: Advanced Learning Press
ISBN: 9781935588061
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Disciplinary Literacy addresses the practical issues of how teachers can help students engage in creativity, communication, and critical thinking, while remaining true to the rigors of academic disciplines. The authors detail specific literacy actions to increase connections between the disciplines of mathematics, history, science, English language arts, music and student's lives. For teachers and administrators there are immediately transferable instructional models provided for different content areas, including aligned connections with Common Core Standards.