Formative Assessment in a Professional Learning Community

Author: Betsy Moore
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317924681
Format: PDF, ePub
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The ideas and examples in this book help teachers successfully collaborate to raise student achievement through the use of formative assessments. Here, Todd Stanley and Betsy Moore, educators with over 40 years of combined experience, offer proven formative assessment strategies to teachers in a professional learning community.

Literacy in Grades 4 8

Author: Nancy L. Cecil
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351217321
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Comprehensive yet succinct and readable, Literacy in Grades 4-8, Third Edition offers a wealth of practical ideas to help preservice and practicing teachers create a balanced and comprehensive literacy program while exploring the core topics and issues of literacy in grades 4 through 8. It addresses teaching to standards; differentiating instruction for readers and writers; motivating students; using assessment to inform instruction; integrating technology into the classroom; working with English learners and struggling readers; and connecting with caregivers. Selected classroom strategies, procedures, and activities represent the most effective practices according to research and the many outstanding classroom teachers who were observed and interviewed for the book. The Third Edition includes added material connecting the Common Core State Standards to the instruction and assessment of literacy skills; a combined word study and vocabulary chapter to help readers integrate these important topics in their teaching; more on technology, including comprehension of multimodal texts, enhancing writing instruction with technology tools, and teaching activities with an added technology component; added discussion of teacher techniques during text discussions, strategic moves that help students become more strategic readers. Key features: In the Classroom vignettes; more than 50 activities,some with a technology component; questions for journal writing and for projects and field-based activities; troubleshooting sections offering alternative suggestions and activities for those middle-grade students who may find a particular literacy focus challenging.

Making the Common Core Writing Standards Accessible Through Universal Design for Learning

Author: Sally A. Spencer
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483393070
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Unlock hidden writing skills in all learners through UDL! The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for writing are promising but are challenging to implement, especially for struggling students. Sally A. Spencer demonstrates the promise of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as a framework for making the CCSS writing and language standards accessible to all kids. Educators who utilize these strategies will know: How to leverage the strengths of students to optimize writing instruction and overcome their weaknesses The ways UDL can minimize the roadblocks in CCSS implementation How to - and how not to - use technology to teach writing and language conventions

Strategies for Effective Balanced Literacy

Author: Mary Jo Fresch
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
ISBN: 1425897649
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This easy-to-follow guide is filled with practical approaches to help teachers transition towards a balanced literacy framework. Designed for both newer and veteran teachers alike, this straightforward book offers simple techniques and concrete strategies to nurture classroom reading and writing skills through Shared/Guided/Independent Reading and Writing activities. This resource gives teachers in-depth lessons plans that take the away guesswork out of what is needed the Language Arts classroom implementing the Balanced Literacy approach.

Word Matters

Author: Gay Su Pinnell
Publisher: United Campus Bookshops
ISBN: 9780325000510
Format: PDF
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Based on a "word solving" concept, offers information on designing and implementing a literacy program to help children learn about sounds, letters, and words.

Christian Home Educators Curriculum Manual

Author: Cathy Duffy
Publisher: Home Run Enterprises
ISBN: 9780929320083
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Cathy Duffy draws upon her many years of home education experience, both in teaching and researching curriculum, to bring us the most thorough and useful book available on teaching teenagers at home.

Reading Comprehension Skills and Strategies Level 8

Author: Edge
Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publ
ISBN: 9781562540357
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Every book in the series contains over 100 reproducible pages--more than 125 activities--that combine solid reading comprehension skills reinforcement and enrichment with reading comprehension strategy instruction. Based on the standards, the series features ready-to-use resource pages filled with instructional tips and extended activity ideas plus a "Scope and Sequence Skills Chart" to track student progress. Includes answer key, 144 pages. Title Includes: Author's Viewpoint, Summarize, Interpret Graphic Devices, Vocabulary, Inference, Story Elements.

Practice Makes Perfect Mastering Vocabulary

Author: Gary Muschla
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071777598
Format: PDF, ePub
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Helpful instruction and plenty of practice for your child to master the basics of vocabulary Having a strong grasp of vocabulary is essential for your child to read and write with confidence. Practice Makes Perfect: Mastering Vocabulary gives your child bite-sized explanations of the subject, with engaging exercises that keep her or him motivated and excited to learn. They can practice the vocabulary they find challenging, polish skills they’ve mastered, and stretch themselves to explore skills they have not yet attempted. This book features 450 words that increase in difficulty as your child proceeds through it. This book is appropriate for a 6th grade student working above his or her grade level, or as a great review and practice for a struggling 7th or 8th grader. Your student will learn how to: Apply vocabulary rules Understand meaning and usage Differentiate between synonyms, antonyms, homophones, and more Conquer easily confused words