Critical Literacy

Author: Maureen McLaughlin
Publisher: Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780439628044
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Reading from a critical stance is a natural part of comprehension. It involves making connections between the text and the world, questioning the author and the text's purpose, and understanding how we are influenced by the text. In this clear, easy-to-use resource, the authors present a sound instructional framework that is based on the latest theory and research and brought to life through a variety of theme-based classroom lessons for the primary, intermediate, and middle school grades. For use with Grades 1-8.

Building Literacy in Social Studies

Author: Donna Ogle
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416605584
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Preparing students to be active, informed, literate citizens is one of the primary functions of public schools. But how can students become engaged citizens if they can't read, let alone understand, their social studies texts? What can educators--and social studies teachers in particular--do to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and motivation to become engaged in civic life? Building Literacy in Social Studies addresses this question by presenting both the underlying concepts and the research-based techniques that teachers can use to engage students and build the skills they need to become successful readers, critical thinkers, and active citizens. The authors provide targeted strategies--including teaching models, graphic organizers, and step-by-step instructions--for activities such as * Building vocabulary, * Developing textbook literacy skills, * Interpreting primary and secondary sources, * Applying critical thinking skills to newspapers and magazines, and * Evaluating Internet sources. Readers will also learn how to organize classrooms into models of democracy by creating learning communities that support literacy instruction, distribute authority, encourage cooperation, and increase accountability among students. Realistic scenarios depict a typical social studies teacher's experience before and after implementing the strategies in the classroom, showing their potential to make a significant difference in how students respond to instruction. By making literacy strategies a vital part of content-area instruction, teachers not only help students better understand their schoolwork but also open students' eyes to the power that informed and engaged people have to change the world.

Critical Literacy

Author: Lisa P. Stevens
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452236410
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"This is an excellent text. I particularly liked how the authors share examples of critical literacy throughout the book, especially with digital and multimedia texts." —Peter McDermott, The Sage Colleges "Through realistic discussion of how text shapes us and is shaped by us, Critical Literacy provides pre- and in-service teachers with concrete ways to engage in critical literacy practices with children from elementary through high school." —Cheryl A. Kreutter, St. John Fisher College ...a unique, practical critical literacy text with concrete examples and theoretical tools for pre- and in-service teachers Authors Lisa Patel Stevens and Thomas W. Bean explore the historical and political foundations of critical literacy and present a comprehensive examination of its uses for K-12 classroom practice. Key Features: · Focuses on the nexus of critical literacy theory and practice through real classroom examples, vignettes, and conversations among teachers and teacher educators · Illustrates how critical literacy practices are enacted in the classroom at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. · Offers step-by-step teaching strategies for implementing critical literacy in K-12 classrooms at different paces, depending on existing curriculum Intended Audience: This is an excellent supplemental text for a variety of advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in education departments on how to teach reading and writing. This text will also appeal to instructors and students exploring issues of representation, linguistics, and critical deconstruction.

Research based Reading Lessons for K 3

Author: Maureen McLaughlin
Publisher: Teaching Strategies
ISBN: 9780439754620
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Twenty-nine teacher-tested lessons-to provide direct instruction, plus guided and independent practice activities-that meet the Reading First guidelines!

Building Reading Comprehension Habits in Grades 6 12

Author: Jeff Zwiers
Publisher: International Reading Assoc.
ISBN: 0872075060
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"This book is intended for middle school and high school teachers of social studies, science, English, English-language development, and any other subject with challenging texts and classes with readers who struggle to understand them. The activities are especially meant to help readers who are below grade level to access and organize the content of grade-level texts." - Preface.

Teaching Students With Special Needs in Inclusive Classrooms

Author: Diane P. Bryant
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483319261
Format: PDF, Docs
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Equip and empower today’s classroom teachers to ADAPT to the needs of all of their students. Using the research-validated ADAPT framework, Teaching Students with Special Needs in Inclusive Classrooms helps future teachers determine how, when, and with whom to use proven academic and behavioral interventions to obtain the best outcomes for students with disabilities. Through clear language and practical examples, authors Diane P. Bryant, Brian R. Bryant, and Deborah D. Smith show how to create truly inclusive classrooms through evidence-based practices and hands-on strategies. This book will provide the skills and inspiration that teachers need to make a positive difference in the educational lives of struggling learners. The text is written to meet the needs of those majoring in general education, special education, and blended teacher education programs.

Teaching Visual Literacy

Author: Nancy Frey
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412953111
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Presents articles that describe how teachers and literacy specialists can use visual media, including graphic novels, cartoons, and picture books, to motivate reading.

4th Grade Reading Comprehension Success

Author: Sylvan Learning
Publisher: Sylvan Learning Publishing
ISBN: 0375430032
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"A guide to better reading comprehension skills based on Sylvan's proven techniques for success. Activities, exercises, and tips to help catch up, keep up, and get ahead."--Cover.

Technology and Critical Literacy in Early Childhood

Author: Vivian Maria Vasquez
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415539501
Format: PDF, ePub
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What do new technologies and new forms of communication mean for young children growing up in the 21st century? How are they shaping the mindsets, identities and practices which impact their lives at home and at school? This book explores the intersection of technology and critical literacy, specifically addressing what ICTs afford critical literacy work with young children between ages three to eight. Inviting readers to enter classrooms where both technology and critical literacies are woven into childhood curricula and teaching, it brings together literacy, social studies, and science in critical and integrated ways. Real-world stories show the sights and sounds of children engaged with technology in the classroom and beyond. Concise but comprehensive, the text provides strategies, theoretical frameworks, demonstrations of practice, and resources for teachers. Pedagogical features in each chapter engage readers in making connections to their own teaching situations. NCATE standards for including technology as an essential part of teacher education programs are addressed. While acknowledging how individual children employ ICT, the focus is on how new technologies can be positioned in early childhood learning communities as tools for engaging in more meaningful, authentic, and interesting learning.

The Color of Water

Author: James McBride
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408832496
Format: PDF
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As a boy in Brooklyn's Red Hook projects, James McBride knew his mother was different. But when he asked about it, she'd simply say 'I'm light-skinned.' Later he wondered if he was different too, and asked his mother if he was black or white. 'You're a human being,' she snapped. 'Educate yourself or you'll be a nobody!' And when James asked what colour God was, she said 'God is the colour of water.' As an adult, McBride finally persuaded his mother to tell her story - the story of a rabbi's daughter, born in Poland and raised in the South, who fled to Harlem, married a black man, founded a Baptist church, and put twelve children through college.