Do I Really Have to Teach Reading

Author: Cris Tovani
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571103767
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Takes on the challenge of helping students apply reading comprehension strategies in any subject. Shows how teachers can expand on their content expertise to provide instruction students need to understand specific technical and narrative texts. The book includes: examples of how teachers can model their reading process for students; ideas for supplementing and enhancing the use of required textbooks; detailed descriptions of specific strategies taught in context; stories from different high school classrooms to show how reading instruction varies according to content; samples of student work, including both struggling readers and college-bound seniors; a variety of 'comprehension constructors': guides designed to help students recognize and capture their thinking in writing while reading; guidance on assessing students; tips for balancing content and reading instruction.

I Read It But I Don t Get it

Author: Cris Tovani
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 157110089X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Practical, engaging account of how teachers can help adolescents develop new reading comprehension skills. You will be taken step-by-step through practical, theory-based reading instruction that can be adapted for use in any subject area.

Strategies that Work

Author: Stephanie Harvey
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 157110481X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Describes strategies teachers can use to promote reading comprehension in students from kindergarten through eighth grade; and includes examples of student work, illustrations, and other reference tools.

Using Art to Teach Reading Comprehension Strategies

Author: Jennifer Klein
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 147580153X
Format: PDF
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Art can be a critical tool in helping students develop and refine reading strategies. This book provides classroom and art teachers with an overview of six different reading strategies and integrated reading and art lessons that they can implement in their own classrooms and schools.

Building Reading Comprehension Habits in Grades 6 12

Author: Jeff Zwiers
Publisher: International Reading Assoc.
ISBN: 0872075060
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Reading Don t Fix No Chevys

Author: Michael W. Smith
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781439573846
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The problems of boys in schools, especially in reading and writing, have been the focus of statistical data, but rarely does research point out how literacy educators can combat those problems.

Comprehension Going Forward

Author: Ellin Oliver Keene
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325041636
Format: PDF, ePub
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"The real genius of this book is that it is written by teachers, for teachers. All of the authors in this book know what classrooms are like. This means that authenticity and integrity pervade every chapter in the book. Teachers will immediately sense this authenticity on their way to realizing that the book offers an endless supply of useful suggestions." -From the Coda by P. David Pearson For those of us who teach comprehension strategies,Comprehension Going Forward is as near to the ultimate PD experience as we can get. Imagine a professional learning community where you could sit in as... Ellin Keene and Debbie Miller swap best practices Stephanie Harvey and Harvey "Smokey" Daniels compare instruction across the grades Anne Goudvis and Tanny McGregor share ways to infuse comprehension into every subject area Cris Tovani and Nancy Commins apply the strategies to help struggling readers, English learners, and special-needs students. In Comprehension Going Forward, you'll meet up with 17 leading practitioners and researchers for an energetic, personal, and frequently irreverent conversation on what great comprehension instruction looks like, what an amazing range of applications it has for all students, and what we can do better. Not only do figures such as Susan Zimmerman and P. David Pearson include their own chapters, but, like any exciting conversation, they point out their favorite parts of one another's chapters-highlighting discussion topics for teacher study groups along the way. Read Comprehension Going Forward and RSVP to a get-together that no one who teaches reading will want to miss. Enter this powerful, lively conversation about how we can improve all readers' comprehension today and join some of your favorite authors as they reach for a tomorrow where every child reads with deep understanding. "Each author takes the comprehension strategies as a starting point, and then reaches out toward a different set of applications, extensions, and practices. But everyone is connected by the research base on comprehension instruction and by our common goal: to provide every child in America with an "All-Access Pass" to literacy." -From the editor's introduction by Harvey "Smokey" Daniels

Close Reading and Writing From Sources

Author: Douglas Fisher
Publisher: International Reading Assoc.
ISBN: 0872071588
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Fisher and Frey present a model for teaching middle and high school students some of the most crucial skills, often neglected, in today's schools: reading texts closely, taking good notes, analyzing and synthesizing information from multiple sources, then writing clearly and effectively. The authors have developed, implemented, and refined a process for teachers and students that results in evidence becoming a signature part of student work. When you use this process in your classroom, students will learn how to read closely to find out what a complex text says and means. They'll understand the purpose and use of evidence. They will hone their annotation and sourcing skills. And they'll learn how to communicate and focus their ideas through meaningful discussion before writing. Chapters in this book focus on The Role of Evidence in Reading, Writing, and Discussion Close Reading of Complex Texts Preparing for Discussion and Writing: Annotation, Sourcing, and Avoiding Plagiarism Using Evidence in Discussion Writing From Sources Videos linked throughout the text give you an opportunity to hear from teachers and students who have successfully implemented Fisher and Frey's ideas. You'll see how scaffolding these skills, which often are not learned until college or the workplace, can improve your students' reading and writing, both in terms of the habits they develop and in the products they create.

Guiding Readers and Writers Grades 3 6

Author: Irene C. Fountas
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325003108
Format: PDF, ePub
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Describes what is necessary to have a quality literacy program in the upper elementary grades.

So what Do They Really Know

Author: Cris Tovani
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571107304
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In So What Do They Really Know? Cris Tovani explores the complex issue of monitoring, assessing, and grading students' thinking and performance with fairness and fidelity. Like all teachers, Cris struggles to balance her student-centered instruction with school system mandates. Her recommendations are realistic and practical; she understands that what isn't manageable isn't sustainable. Cris describes the systems and structure she uses in her own classroom and shows teachers how to use assessments to monitor student growth and provide targeted feedback that enables students to master content goals. She also shares ways to bring students into the assessment cycle so they can monitor their own learning, maximizing motivation and engagement. So What Do They Really Know? includes a wealth of information: Lessons from Cris's classroom Templates showing how teachers can use the workshop model to assess and differentiate instruction Student work, including samples from linguistically diverse learners, struggling readers, and college-bound seniors Anchor charts of student thinking Ideas on how to give feedback Guidelines that explain how conferring is different from monitoring Suggestions for assessing learning and differentiating instruction during conferences Advice for managing ongoing assessment Cris's willingness to share her own struggles continues to be a hallmark of her work. Teachers will recognize their own students and the challenges they face as they join Cris on the journey to figure out how to raise student achievement.