Content Matters

Author: Stephanie M. McConachie
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470549827
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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: 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)

Bilingual Learners and Social Equity

Author: Ruth Harman
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331960953X
Format: PDF
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This volume explores how educators conceptualized and implemented critical approaches to systemic functional linguistics that support bilingual students in appropriating and challenging dominant knowledge domains in K-16 contexts. The researchers exhibit a shared commitment to enacting a culturally sustaining SFL praxis that validates multilingual meaning making, pushes against social inequity, and fosters creative re-mixing of available semiotic resources. It should prove a valuable resource for students, teachers and researchers interested in applied linguistics, education and critical theory.

Using Action Research to Improve Instruction

Author: John E. Henning
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113585212X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Succeeding with Inquiry in Science and Math Classrooms

Author: Jeff C. Marshall
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 141661608X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Harlem on Our Minds

Author: Valerie Kinloch
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807750239
Format: PDF, Docs
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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
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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 in Action

Author: ReLeah Cossett Lent
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1544317468
Format: PDF, Docs
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You wouldn’t tell a heart surgeon to also do pediatrics—so why would we tell content area educators they must “do” literacy? Math, history, English and science teachers are passionate about their specialties, and that’s why authors Releah Lent and Marsha Voight designed a framework that keeps teachers’ subjects at the center of daily classroom life while also helping them pool strengths with colleagues. Based on years of successful implementation, this powerful PL cycle “drops in” seamlessly to any school setting, so teachers schoolwide take on innovative practices of reading, writing, thinking, and doing within their areas of expertise.

Disciplinary and Content Literacy for Today s Adolescents Sixth Edition

Author: William G. Brozo
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462530095
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Well established as a clear, comprehensive course text in five prior editions, this book has now been extensively revised, with a focus on disciplinary literacy. It offers a research-based framework for helping students in grades 6-12 learn to read, write, and communicate academic content and to develop the unique literacy, language, and problem-solving skills required by the different disciplines. In an engaging, conversational style, William G. Brozo presents effective instruction and assessment practices, illustrated with extended case studies and sample forms. Special attention is given to adaptations to support diverse populations, including English language learners. (Prior edition title: Content Literacy for Today's Adolescents, Fifth Edition.) New to This Edition: *Shift in focus to disciplinary literacy as well as general content-area learning. *Chapter on culturally and linguistically diverse learners. *Incorporates a decade of research and the goals of the Common Core State Standards. *Increased attention to academic vocabulary, English language learners, the use of technology, and multiple text sources, such as graphic novels and digital texts. *Pedagogical features: chapter-opening questions plus new case studies, classroom dialogues, practical examples, sample forms, and more.

Reading for Information in Elementary School

Author: Nancy Frey
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN:
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Reading for Information in Elementary School: Content Literacy Strategies to Build Comprehension was written to give k-5 teachers the tools they need to lay an educational groundwork that promotes students' success with informational text from the early grades. Packed with research-based, classroom-proven strategies, the book follows a before, during, and after reading format that models the most effective approach to reading for information, focusing on the processes required to develop content literacy. You'll meet the teachers, sit in on their lessons, witness their students' responses, and come away from this book with a model for teaching your students to read successfully for information and a handbook of proven strategies to implement. Features: Examples of instructional strategies-This book follows six elementary teachers (grades K-5) as they utilize strategies with informational texts. These examples are detailed and include student and teacher dialogue to provide readers with the sense they are watching the lesson unhold. Each focus instructional strategy is research-based-The instructional strategies outlined in this book have a research base and have been implemented in schools across the country. Margin notes provide readers with additional information and resources-Readers are referred to other sources of information at common places that they may have questions. A clear process for organizing instruction is provided-The strategies and texts presented in the book follow the before/during/after instructional organization used by teachers to foster reading comprehension. Book covers of informational texts-Each chapter features the covers and bibliographical information of some of the best informational texts available today.