How to Invent

Author: B. Edward Shlesinger
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1468413937
Format: PDF
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Men and women, young and old, frequently say to me "What we need is 'a-watcha-ma-call-it', why don't you work on it?" or "I've got an idea, you ought to think about it", or "The problem with this thing is-, why can't you invent something to solve it?" When people find that I am an inventor they somehow feel that I have the only set of keys which opens all doors. Not so! This book should provide a set for everyone. Each one of us has latent inventive ability, but most do not realize this because they imagine a few gifted people are inventive. Only after years of inventing did I realize that there is no great mystery involved and that anyone can invent if he or she follows a checklist until all the possibilities are ex hausted. My longtime desire has been to present to teachers and students everywhere, and at every level of education, a sim ple, practical, and methodical approach to invention and so increase manifold the ordinary person's creative ability. This book realizes that dream.

ESL ELL Literacy Instruction

Author: Lee Gunderson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135857245
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This comprehensive text applies research to practice, providing both ESL and mainstream teachers with the background and expertise necessary to plan and implement reading programs that match the particular needs and abilities of their students from kindergarten through adult levels.

Acts of Teaching

Author: Joyce Armstrong Carroll
Publisher: Teacher Ideas Press(NH)
ISBN: 9781563080395
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Presents an approach to teaching writing which sees writing as an organic, rather than mechanical, process. The book gives an overview of the writing process, and looks at pre-writing, developmental writing and the reading/writing connection. Theories are illustrated with actual student writings.

Teaching English Language Learners

Author: Shelley Hong Xu
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1606235303
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Grounded in research and practical expertise, this volume helps K?6 teachers skillfully support all of their English language learners (ELLs)?from a single student to an entire classroom. Ideas for teaching ELLs across different grade and proficiency levels include ways to link instruction to students? lived experiences, use a variety of motivating print and electronic texts and materials, engage families, and conduct effective assessments. Chapters are packed with tools and activities for promoting ELLs? development in oral language, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, writing, and grammar. Handy reproducibles and ?Voice from the Classroom? teacher vignettes enhance the utility of the book.

Talking Texts

Author: Rosalind Horowitz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351547143
Format: PDF
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This volume examines how oral and written language function in school learning , and how oral texts can be successfully inter-connected to the written texts that are used on a daily basis in schools. Rather than argue for the prominence of one over the other, the goal is to help the reader gain a rich understanding of how both might work together to create a new discourse that ultimately creates new knowledge. Talking Texts: Provides historical background for the study of talk and text Presents examples of children’s and adolescents’ natural conversations as analyzed by linguists Addresses talk as it interfaces with domains of knowledge taught in schools to show how talk is related to and may be influenced by the structure, language, and activities of a specific discipline. Bringing together seminal lines of research to create a cohesive picture of discourse issues germane to classrooms and other learning settings, this volume is an essential resource for researchers, graduate students, classroom teachers, and curriculum specialists across the fields of discourse studies, literacy and English education, composition studies, language development, sociolinguistics, and applied linguistics.

Writing Inventions

Author: Scott Lloyd DeWitt
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791450390
Format: PDF, Docs
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A collection of instructional stories, research, and classroom applications for teachers who use computers in their writing instruction.

Teaching Mathematics in Elementary and Middle School

Author: Joseph G. R. Martinez
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780130549785
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With an emphasis on inquiry and process, "Teaching Mathematics in Elementary and Middle School "embraces active mathematics instruction and the development of mathematical thinking through problem solving. The text challenges future teachers to prepare their K-8 students for a world that requires a higher level of mathematical literacy and enables them to compete in a global society.Teachers will develop their own mathematical abilities, allowing them to help students discover a rich combination of thinking processes and problem-solving strategies, raising the learning expectations for all. Unique text features "TIE-Thought, Investigation and Exploration "features ask pre-service teachers to develop their own thinking and learning abilities, preparing them to better challenge their students. "Mathematics in the Real World," "Idea Files," and "Teacher Profiles "model best practices and supply readers with concrete teaching tools and strategies. "Mathematical Thinking," "Mathematical Games" and "Mathematics and Technology" features detail activities to engage and develop students' mathematical thinking. Accompanying student artifacts illustrate the progression of students' conceptual understanding. [CD logo replaces bullet] "Math Activities CD-ROM" provides an outstanding text component containing more than 100 activities that use a three-step process-explore, invent, discover-to foster the development of mathematical thinking through guided inquiry. Aligned with the NCTM standards, each activity is integrated within the text and designed to help develop students' conceptual understanding of mathematics. "Mathematics in Literature" offers thoroughly developed ideas for using children's literature to create meaningful contexts for mathematics learning. An extensive bibliography that can be used for this purpose appears on the CD-Rom. "I think the text is an excellent resource for elementary and middle school methods courses. In particular, I like how the textbook handles the 'bigger issues' such as geometric reasoning rather than just 'geometry.' I also like the excellent foundation in educational research that the textbook provides, as well as some very careful attention and consistent referencing to the NCTM standards and principles. The incorporation of classroom vignettes, teacher illustrations, and samples of student work also all add to the excellent grounding of the text in real world classroom work." Dr. Neal Grandgenett, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Defying Convention Inventing the Future in Literary Research and Practice

Author: Patricia L. Anders
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136922059
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Ken and Yetta Goodman are renowned and revered worldwide for their pioneering, influential work in the field of reading/literacy education. In this volume major literacy scholars from around the world pay tribute to their work and offer glimpses of what the future of literacy research and practice might be. The book is structured around several themes related to research, practice, and theories of reading and literacy processes that characterize the Goodmans’ scholarship. Each chapter reveals how the author’s scholarship connects to one or both of the Goodmans’ work and projects that connection to the future – what are the implications for future research, theory, practice, and/or assessment? This milestone volume marking the hugely significant work of the Goodmans will be welcomed across the field of literacy education.

Making Words Stick

Author: Kellie Buis
Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited
ISBN: 1551381745
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Making Words Stick shows you how to move beyond spelling lists and rote memorization to make words both meaningful and memorable for all your students. It builds on the connection between vocabulary and comprehension and guides teachers in their most important task— building a strong literacy foundation. Full of efficient, effective, and engaging strategies, this useful guide explores innovative ways to organize vocabulary instruction in the grade 1 to 8 classroom. It demonstrates how to: create a positive, student–centered environment for the concept-based, multi-layered learning of words; teach vocabulary during shared reading, guided reading, and independent center time; incorporate visual displays of read aloud/picture study vocabulary to develop important conceptual knowledge; introduce think-and-search prompts and stretch charts to expand word knowledge during shared reading; build reading and writing independence with a wealth of fun small-group, and word-play challenges. From the role of semantics and syntax to original classroom-tested activities, this imaginative guide helps you give your students the lifelong gift of words and language.