Reading and Writing to Learn Strategies across the Curriculum

Author: Katherine Wiesolek Kuta
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313363919
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Research indicates that writing and reading should be taught in tandem. This content-area resource puts writing to learn into practice across curricular areas. It shows teachers how to present strategies common to good readers to increase understanding of a text. Students are taught to predict and infer, visualize, connect, question, understand word meanings, organize, clarify/monitor, and evaluate/reflect. Grades 3-12 Good writers use writing to learn, to actively work and think about content areas and achieve ownership. In fact, research indicates that writing and reading should be taught in tandem. This content-area resource puts that research into practice across curricular areas. It shows teachers how to present strategies common to good readers to increase understanding of a text. Students are taught to predict and infer, visualize, connect, question, understand word meanings, organize, clarify/monitor, and evaluate/reflect. The text is divided into 5 sections: Affective Teaching/Learning Strategies; Before Reading and Writing Strategies; During Reading and Writing Ideas; After Reading and Writing Strategies; and Planning a Lesson to Teach Incorporating Reading and Writing Strategies. Each activity/strategy offers an explanation page on how to use the idea for both teachers and students. A reproducible is available for immediate use. Grades 3-12.

Reading and Writing in Elementary Classrooms

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780801312649
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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With its two-part narrative/expository structure and balanced mix of theory and practice, Reading and Writing in Elementary Classrooms: Strategies and Observations, Third Edition, is among the most flexible elementary reading texts available today. In clear, straightforward language, it puts forward the latest research and best thinking for developing literacy in elementary classrooms. Activities and strategies that promote the total development of children's language abilities are suggested throughout.

Content Area Reading and Learning

Author: Diane Lapp
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1135605599
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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How can teachers make content-area learning more accessible to their students? This text addresses instructional issues and provides a wealth of classroom strategies to help all middle and secondary teachers effectively enable their students to develop both content concepts and strategies for continued learning. The goal is to help teachers model, through excellent instruction, the importance of lifelong content-area learning. This working textbook provides students maximum interaction with the information, strategies, and examples presented in each chapter. Content Area Reading and Learning: Instructional Strategies, Third Edition is organized around five themes: Content Area Reading: An Overview The Teacher and the Text The Students The Instructional Program School Culture and Environment in Middle and High School Classrooms Pedagogical features: Each chapter includes a graphic organizer, a chapter overview, a Think Before Reading Activity, one or more Think While Reading Activities, and a Think After Reading Activity. The activities present questions and scenarios designed to integrate students’ previous knowledge and experience with their new learnings about issues related to content area reading, literacy, and learning, and to serve as catalysts for thinking and discussions. New in the Third Edition The latest information on literacy strategies in every content area Research-based strategies for teaching students to read informational texts Up-to-date information for differentiating instruction for English-speaking and non-English speaking students An examination of youth culture and the role it plays in student learning A look at authentic learning in contexts related to the world of work Ways of using technology and media literacy to support content learning Suggestions for using writing in every content area to enhance student learning Ideas for using multiple texts for learning content A focus on the assessment-instruction connection Strategies for engaging and motivating students Content Area Reading and Learning: Instructional Strategies, Third Edition, is intended as a primary text for courses on middle and high school content area literacy and learning.

Reference Guide to Writing Across the Curriculum

Author: Charles Bazerman
Publisher: Parlor Press LLC
ISBN: 9781932559422
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This reference guide traces the "Writing Across the Curriculum" movement from its origins in British secondary education through its flourishing in American higher education and extension to American primary and secondary education.

Integrating Writing Strategies in EFL ESL University Contexts

Author: Jennifer Lynn Craig
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136649808
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Clearly explaining writing-across-the-curriculum (WAC) pedagogy for English language teachers in university settings, this book offers an accessible guide to integrating writing and speaking tasks across the curriculum and in disciplinary courses. Teachers will find this book useful because its direct, practical advice can be easily incorporated in their classrooms to help their students develop advanced disciplinary English skills in writing, oral presentation, and graphical presentation. Enhancing its usefulness and relevance, each chapter includes coverage of the use of technology for teaching and learning; ways in which teachers can effectively and efficiently assess writing and speaking; and vignettes or examples to Illustrate writing strategies or assignments in different contexts. Pulling together the key features of writing-across-the-curriculum in one volume this book, is an efficient resource for busy EFL/ESL teachers worldwide.

Reading Writing and Learning in ESL

Author: Suzanne F. Peregoy
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780132892971
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In this comprehensive, accessible guide, pre- and in-service K-12 teachers get a firm understanding of the essential topics of first and second language acquisition along with teaching and assessment strategies for oral language development, vocabulary, writing, reading, and reading and writing across the curriculum. With its strong research base, engaging style, and helpful descriptions of specific teaching strategies, Reading , Writing, and Learning in ESL, 6e explains how contemporary language acquisition theory informs instruction, while providing suggestions and methods for motivating ELs' English language, literacy and content learning. New material in this Sixth Edition includes an in-depth discussion of academic language; an exploration of the demands of Internet reading compared to traditional text reading; a presentation of Response to Intervention (RTI) as applied to ELs; and a wealth of Internet resources throughout the book.

Reading Writing and Literacy 2 0

Author: Denise Johnson
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807772852
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In today’s high-stakes testing environment, integrating technology into the curriculum is often seen as something “extra” or for use with a few special projects. With the growth in Internet use by even the youngest children, educators urgently need a practical introduction to online literacy and reading comprehension. Reading, Writing, and Literacy 2.0 offers that and more by providing tools and teaching strategies for incorporating online reading and writing into classroom learning, as well as a host of web resources that teachers can draw on to make this happen. All this without endless hours of searching! Denise Johnson’s book connects to the Common Core State Standards and is organized around the Technological Literacy Assessment of the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP), which focuses on three areas that characterize a technologically literate person: knowledge, capabilities, and critical thinking and decision making. This resource provides everything reading teachers need to begin using technology to deepen and enrich literacy learning for all students. In addition, the author maintains a companion blog to update and add helpful teaching links. Book Features: An explanation of the concept and practices of literacy 2.0, and how it differs from literacy 1.0. Specific examples and resource links for using technology with diverse learners in the K–8 classroom, including translation sites and multilingual materials. Examples of teacher-to-student and student-to-student wiki and blog interactions. Companion blog offers ongoing support, including links to resources, new teaching tools, classroom examples, and more. “There are many things that I love about this book. It is written with a voice wise to both the opportunities and the challenges of classroom teaching. It also contains a vast number of ideas that can be immediately used in your classroom. Of course, too, it describes effective teaching of new literacies with so many new technologies. In addition, it begins by providing a clear and compelling framework to put all of the upcoming ideas into a package that will make perfect sense to any teacher.” —From the Foreword by Donald J. Leu, Neag Chair in Literacy and Technology, University of Connecticut, Neag School of Education “Written in a clear and practical format, this book weaves research-based practices across print and digital literacy worlds into engaging learning communities for younger and older readers alike. Denise Johnson’s innovative lessons and assessment ideas provide step-by-step supports for designing curriculum in a Web 2.0 world.” —Julie Coiro, University of Rhode Island

Teaching and Learning Strategies for the Thinking Classroom

Author: Alan Crawford
Publisher: IDEA
ISBN: 9781932716115
Format: PDF, Docs
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Annotation The most successful classrooms are those that encourage students to think for themselves and engage in critical thinking. A practical guide to lively teaching that results in reading and writing for critical thinking. It explains and demonstrates a well-organized set of strategies for teaching that invites and supports learning. At the same time it helps educators form judgments about teaching so that they can adjust their practices to subjects they teach and the needs of their students. A series of core lessons explains and demonstrates teaching methods in action and shows educators how they can use related teaching methods to achieve similar goals. Also includes general ideas about assessment and lesson planning as well as classroom management techniques and assessment rubrics. Strategies can be used from upper primary school through secondary school and across the curriculum.

What Teachers Need to Know about Reading and Writing Difficulties

Author: Peter S. Westwood
Publisher: Aust Council for Ed Research
ISBN: 0864319606
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Literacy skills are fundamental to all areas of learning in the school curriculum, but also have a profound impact on an individual's chances of finding satisfying work in the years beyond school. This book draws on the latest research from around the world to explain some of the causes of literacy problems and gives practical advice on methods to support students with their own difficulties. Details of additional resources and online links are provided to assist teachers who wish to pursue some of the issues in greater depth. ò