Making Words REAL

Author: Joanne Billingsley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317367936
Format: PDF, Docs
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Learn how to tap into the power of imagery, communication, and collaboration to make vocabulary building fun and meaningful! Research has proven that students with a larger, more nuanced vocabulary become more proficient readers, writers, critical thinkers, and learners, making them more likely to succeed in academic environments. In this new book from Joanne M. Billingsley, an award-winning teacher and educational consultant, you will discover how to help your K-12 students expand their academic vocabulary across the content areas. Topics include: Using card sorts and video trailers to make vocabulary-building interactive; Expanding your teaching strategies to support ELLs and early readers; Building students’ word knowledge through emblematic and iconic gestures; Writing and asking scaffolded questions to get all students engaged with academic vocabulary; And much, much more! The book also features sample teacher-to-student dialogues to demonstrate how to talk about words, as well as games and activities that motivate students and help word meanings stick. No matter what subject area you teach, your students will benefit from the exciting and powerful strategies in this book.

Aim to Grow Your Brain

Author: Joanne M. Billingsley
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 9781608441143
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Aim to Grow Your Brain A Guide for Teachers, Parents, and Students Do you know that student perceptions about intelligence profoundly influence school performance? When students learn, that intelligence is expandable - that the brain responds dramatically to effort, reflection, and practice - they begin to embrace new challenges, and overcome fear of failure. The message "smart is something you get, not just something you are," is a powerful one. It offers life-changing hope for growing a better brain through personal effort. Discover neuroscience lessons that... Inspire students to embrace academic challenges, and believe in their potential for intellectual growth. Motivate teachers to create an enriched, challenging academic environment, and discover its impact on learning. Provide a message of hope: "If you embrace challenges, give your best effort, and practice - you will grow in intelligence. We all have the potential to grow a better brain." Deliver this message of hope... and watch lives change.

Differentiated Reading Instruction

Author: Jules Csillag
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317247655
Format: PDF
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Learn how tech tools can make it easier to differentiate reading instruction, so you can reach all of your students and help them increase their fluency and comprehension. This practical guide brings together evidence-based principles for differentiated reading instruction and user-friendly tech tools, to help middle level students grow as readers in fun, interactive, and engaging ways. You’ll find out how to: Use text-to-speech tools to facilitate decoding and fluency development; Develop tech-based vocabulary lessons for direct and contextual instruction; Get your students engaged in research and nonfiction texts with videos, custom search engines, and interactive annotation tools; Differentiate your fiction reading instruction with visualization, prediction, and summarization exercises; Encourage students to enhance their reading through using dictation software and diverse Google tools; Create your own formative and summative assessments for students at all levels of reading ability. Throughout the book, ideas are provided for both basic technology use and for more advanced applications--so no matter your comfort level with technology, you’ll find strategies that you can implement in your classroom immediately.

Building Academic Vocabulary

Author: Robert J. Marzano
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781418949860
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In Building Academic Vocabulary: Teacher s Manual, Robert J. Marzano and Debra J. Pickering give teachers a practical way to help students master academic vocabulary. Research has shown that when teachers, schools, and districts take a systematic approach to helping students identify and master essential vocabulary and concepts of a given subject area, student comprehension and achievement rises. In the manual, readers will find the following tools: * A method to help teachers, schools, and districts determine which academic vocabulary terms are most essential for their needs * A six-step process for direct instruction in subject area vocabulary * A how-to to help students use the Building Academic Vocabulary: Student Notebook. The six-step method encourages students to learn critical academic vocabulary by connecting these terms to prior knowledge using linguistic and non-linguistic means that further encourage the refinement and deepening of their understanding. * Suggestions for tailoring academic vocabulary procedures for English Language Learners. * Samples and blackline masters for a variety of review activities and games that reinforce and refine student understanding of the academic terms and concepts they learn. The book also includes a list of 7, 923 vocabulary terms culled from the national standards documents and other publications, organized into 11 subject areas and 4 grade-level categories. Building Academic Vocabulary: Teacher s Manual puts into practice the research and ideas outlined in Marzano s previous book Building Background Knowledge for Academic Achievement. Using the teacher s manual and vocabulary notebooks, educators can guide students in using tools and activities that will help them deepen their own understanding of critical academic vocabulary--the building blocks for achievement in each discipline.

101 Strategies to Make Academic Vocabulary Stick

Author: Marilee Sprenger
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416623108
Format: PDF, Docs
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Veteran educator Marilee Sprenger explains how to teach the essential, high-frequency words that appear in academic contexts--and reverse the disadvantages of what she calls "word poverty." Drawing on research and experience, Sprenger provides a rich array of engaging strategies to help educators across all content areas and grade levels not only teach students a large quantity of words but also ensure that they know these words well. You'll find * An overview of how the brain learns and retains new words, including the three stages of building long-term memories: encoding, storage, and retrieval. * Encoding strategies to introduce words in novel ways and jump-start the memory process. * Rehearsal strategies to help students put words into long-term storage. * Review strategies to help students strengthen their retrieval skills and gain the automaticity needed for reading comprehension. * Ways to address planning and assessment as crucial, intersecting supports of a robust vocabulary program. This comprehensive resource has everything you need to help your students profoundly expand their vocabulary, enabling them to speak, read, and write with greater understanding and confidence.

Teaching the Critical Vocabulary of the Common Core

Author: Marilee Sprenger
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416615717
Format: PDF, Docs
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Your students may recognize words like determine, analyze, and distinguish, but do they understand these words well enough to quickly and completely answer a standardized test question? For example, can they respond to a question that says "determine the point of view of John Adams in his Letter on Thomas Jefferson' and analyze how he distinguishes his position from an alternative approach articulated by Thomas Jefferson"? Students from kindergarten to 12th grade can learn to compare and contrast, to describe and explain, if they are taught these words explicitly. Marilee Sprenger has curated a list of the critical words students must know to be successful with the Common Core State Standards and any other standardized assessment they encounter. Fun strategies such as jingles, movements, and graphic organizers will engage students and make learning these critical words enjoyable and effective. Learning the critical vocabulary will help your students with testing and college and career readiness, and will equip them with confidence in reading, writing, and speaking. Marilee Sprenger is also the author of How to Teach So Students Remember, Learning and Memory, and Brain-Based Teaching in the Digital Age.

Fluent Forever

Author: Gabriel Wyner
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 038534810X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The ultimate rapid language-learning guide! For those who’ve despaired of ever learning a foreign language, here, finally, is a book that will make the words stick. At thirty years old, Gabriel Wyner speaks six languages fluently. He didn’t learn them in school -- who does? -- rather, he learned them in the past few years, working on his own and practicing on the subway, using simple techniques and free online resources. In Fluent Forever Wyner reveals what he’s discovered. The greatest challenge to learning a foreign language is the challenge of memory; there are just too many words and too many rules. For every new word we learn, we seem to forget two old ones, and as a result, fluency can seem out of reach. Fluent Forever tackles this challenge head-on. With empathy for the language-challenged and abundant humor, Wyner deconstructs the learning process, revealing how to build a foreign language in your mind from the ground up. Starting with pronunciation, you’ll learn how to rewire your ears and turn foreign sounds into familiar sounds. You'll retrain your tongue to produce those sounds accurately, using tricks from opera singers and actors. Next, you'll begin to tackle words, and connect sounds and spellings to imagery, rather than translations, which will enable you to think in a foreign language. And with the help of sophisticated spaced-repetition techniques, you'll be able to memorize hundreds of words a month in minutes every day. Soon, you'll gain the ability to learn grammar and more difficult abstract words--without the tedious drills and exercises of language classes and grammar books. This is brain hacking at its most exciting, taking what we know about neuroscience and linguistics and using it to create the most efficient and enjoyable way to learn a foreign language in the spare minutes of your day.

McGraw Hill Education 400 Must Have Words for the TOEFL 2nd Edition

Author: Lynn Stafford-Yilmaz
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071827587
Format: PDF, Kindle
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We want to help you score high on the TOEFL We've put all of our proven expertise into McGraw-Hill Education: 400 Must-Have Words for the TOEFL, 2nd Edition, to make sure you're fully prepared for this difficult exam. With this updated and expanded guide, you'll get essential skill-building techniques and strategies created by leading ESL educators. You'll also get 410 commonly tested words, more than 150 activities and exercises, and a free Language Lab app to help you study. With McGraw-Hill Education: 400 Must-Have Words for the TOEFL, we'll guide you step by step through the essential vocabulary--and give you the tools you need to improve your score on the TOEFL. This edition includes: More than 400 important words for the TOEFL, with the addition of a new chapter Example sentences, usage tips, and commonly used parts of speech related to the word A TOEFL-style reading with exercises for each chapter A free Language Lab app with flashcard vocabulary quizzes