Organic Literacy

Author: Kathy R. Fox
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 0761860487
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Organic vocabulary describes a child’s inner source of thoughts and is based on the work of New Zealand educator Sylvia Ashton-Warner. It can help promote early literacy among children who have limited experience with print. This book expands upon and applies early research to today’s classrooms.

Closing the Circle

Author: Sean A. Walmsley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0787996378
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In Closing the Circle, Sean Walmsley offers education practitioners at all levels—district and school administrators, curriculum supervisors, staff developers, literacy coaches, classroom teachers, and special education teachers—a coherent framework along with practical advice for setting K–12 language arts expectations and for effectively guiding instruction, assessment, reporting, and data analysis. Distilled from the author's extensive experience working with schools and districts, the framework enables educators to prioritize literacy learning and work together more productively to achieve better literacy outcomes for all students. The innovative framework includes five major elements: (1) a set of clearly defined literacy attributes (concise expectations for what students should know, do, understand, and experience in the language arts); (2) instructional contributions that best support students, including struggling learners, in acquiring the attributes; (3) appropriate assessments for tracking students' progress; (4) reporting practices that clearly explain the progress achieved; and (5) rigorous analysis of data to inform instruction. The model embraces a broad conception of literacy and includes expectations for reading, writing, listening, and speaking as well as viewing and representing, making it especially suitable for learning in the digital era.

An Integrated Approach to Early Literacy

Author: Susan Mandel Glazer
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN:
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A holistic approach to language learning from a developmental point of view. Text covers three main areas: the characteristics of human development, theories that guide the caregiver to create the appropriate environments for learning, and practical strategies that encourage growth in reading, speaking, listening and writing. courses in emergent literacy, reading in early childhood education, early childhood language arts.

Braille Literacy

Author: Diane P. Wormsley
Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind
ISBN: 9780891288763
Format: PDF
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Teachers whose students are challenged by learning braille will welcome this innovative, step-by-step guide. Whether students' learning problems stem from additional physical or cognitive disabilities, the inability to speak English well, or difficulty in making the transition from print to braille, this resource will help you help them. Equally effective for teaching braille reading and writing to children or adults, Braille Literacy uses a functional approach based on concepts and vocabulary that have meaning and utility to the student. Key areas discussed include creating braille-rich environments, selecting and teaching key words, teaching tactile perception skills, encouraging writing skills, creating stories, and keeping records. Other sections focus on ways to reach special groups, such as learners with mild to moderate cognitive impairments, severe to profound cognitive impairments, or multiple physical and cognitive impairments. Sample forms help you put the program into action.

The Threads of Reading

Author: Karen Tankersley
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416612602
Format: PDF
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How can teachers make sure that all students gain the reading skills they need to be successful in school and in life? In this book, Karen Tankersley describes the six foundational "threads" that students need to study in order to become effective readers: phonemic awareness, phonics and decoding, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, and higher-order processing. For each area, the author explains how students acquire the reading skills they need and offers a series of skill-building strategies and activities that teachers can use in the classroom. Although reading is perhaps most intensely taught in the kindergarten and 1st-grade classrooms, Tankersley emphasizes that helping students become lifelong readers is a task for all teachers, including content-area teachers in middle and high schools. The Threads of Reading addresses key questions about literacy, such as * What makes a difference in reading achievement? * How much reading time is enough? * How can teachers use writing to build reading skills? * How can teachers help students make meaning from their reading? The strategies in this book address many situations, from individual instruction to small- or large-group instruction, from kindergarten to high school. Teachers will appreciate the multitude of activities provided, and administrators will learn to better evaluate the reading programs in place in their districts and schools. Grounded in both research and "teacher lore" from actual classrooms, this book is a solid guide to helping students become lifelong readers.

Education Literacy and Humanization

Author: Peter Roberts
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780897895712
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Provides a critical introduction to the work of Paulo Freire, paying particular attention to later texts. The author explores Freire's philosophy, pedagogy, and theory of literacy. Criticisms of Freire's modernism are discussed and evaluated and a new interpretation of conscientization is advanced.

I M ABLE

Author: Diane P. Wormsley
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780891287223
Format: PDF, Kindle
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I-M-ABLE, or the Individualized Meaning-Centered Approach to Braille Literacy Education, is an innovative, individualized, student-centered method for teaching braille and making it exciting for children who have difficulties learning braille. In this teaching approach, instruction is centered on continuously analyzing the strengths and needs of students, placing particular emphasis on engaging them using key vocabulary words and phrases based on their experiences and interests. This comprehensive practice guide provides detailed direction on how to implement the components of the approach. Teachers will find this resource invaluable for helping students with mild to moderate cognitive impairments or other difficulties make progress in braille reading and writing, and all the skills that it encompasses.

Sylvia

Author: Lynley Hood
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780143008835
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Sylvia Ashton-Warner was one of the great educational innovators of the twentieth century. Working predominantly with small New Zealand country schools at the furthest edge of the 'civilised' world, she established classroom techniques that unlocked a storehouse of imagery native to each child. Through the use of 'key vocabulary' her pupils learned that language could not only reflect their own creative energies but be a mirror to life itself.

Handbook of College Reading and Study Strategy Research

Author: Rona F. Flippo
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135703736
Format: PDF
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This Handbook is the most comprehensive and up-to-date source available for college reading and study strategy practitioners and administrators. In response to changing demographics, politics, policy, issues, and concerns in the field of college reading and study strategies since publication of the first edition in 2000, this new edition has been substantially revised and fully updated to reflect the newest research in the field, including six new chapters and a more user-friendly structure to make it easier for researchers, program administrators, college instructors, and graduate students to find the information that they need. In this thorough and systematic examination of theory, research, and practice, college reading teachers will find information to make better instructional decisions, administrators will find justification for programmatic implementations, and professors will find in one book both theory and practice to better prepare graduate students to understand the parameters and issues of this field. The Handbook is an essential resource for professionals, researchers, and students as they continue to study, research, learn, and share more about college reading and study strategy issues and instruction.