RTI Meets Writer s Workshop

Author: Lisa Morris
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452229929
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Step-by-step strategies help you easily implement RTI into the writer's workshop, reliably meet yearly AYP targets, and transform struggling Grades 2-6 writers into confident communicators.

Ability Equity and Culture Sustaining Inclusive Urban Education Reform

Author: Elizabeth B. Kozleski
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807754927
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This comprehensive book is grounded in the authentic experiences of educators who have done, and continue to do, the messy everyday work of transformative school reform. The work of these contributors, in conjunction with research done under the aegis of the National Institute of Urban School Improvement (NIUSI), demonstrates how schools and classrooms can move from a deficit model to a culturally responsive model that works for all learners. To strengthen relationships between research and practice, chapters are coauthored by a practitioner/researcher team and include a case study of an authentic urban reform situation. This volume will help practitioners, reformers, and researchers make use of emerging knowledge and culturally responsive pedagogy to implement reforms that are more congruent with the strengths and needs of urban education contexts.

Awakening Brilliance in the Writer s Workshop

Author: Lisa Morris
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317925092
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Master teacher Lisa Morris invites you to share her secrets of success with writer's workshops. After years of experimenting with the workshop model, she has developed the most effective ways to apply it in the classroom, yielding higher test scores and increased student engagement. Through practical, step-by-step instruction, Morris demonstrates how to use writer's notebooks, mentor texts, the writing process, and the 6 traits. Specific topics include: setting up the classroom for workshops creating a writing curriculum creating guidelines, expectations, and lessons for using notebooks helping students select ideas, brainstorm, and plan assigning writing partners and organizing sharing getting students to self-reflect creating process and product portfolios finding resources for publishing holding effective writing conferences The book also offers an array of invaluable tools, such as student writing samples mini-lessons for each stage of the writing process lesson plans pacing guides for dividing your time during the workshop sample charts to help you stay organized suggested classroom guidelines and handouts a list of mentor texts, organized by what you can use them to teach (e.g., adjectives, alliteration, onomatopoeia, beginnings, endings, strong verbs, sensory details) quotations on each stage of the writing process to motivate students

Launching RTI Comprehension Instruction with Shared Reading

Author: Nancy N. Boyles
Publisher: Maupin House Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1934338672
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"Now you can easily deliver the shared reading comprehension lessons you need to launch RTI Tier 1 instruction—setting the stage for Tier 1 small-group instruction as well as Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions. Launching RTI Comprehension Instruction with Shared Reading provides intermediate-grade teachers with: •Flexible shared reading plans for 45-, 60-, and 90-minute instructional blocks and guidelines to implement Tier 2 and Tier 3 comprehension interventions; •Criteria to select comprehension objectives, choose texts, and create lessons that support students before, during, and after reading; •Strategies that move students toward independence in meeting comprehension objectives through explicit, systematic instruction that culminates in written response; •Assessment rubrics, checklists, and anchor sets to evaluate students' literature responses; •Lessons and support materials for 40 different objectives organized into four thinking strands: forming a general understanding, developing an interpretation, making reader/text connections, and examining content and structure; and •Independent follow-up activities in oral language, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing that help students apply what they have learned in the shared lesson. Tips for adapting instruction to English language learners and reflection questions at the end of each chapter round out this complete resource. The included CD provides modifiable electronic versions of planning and support documents, along with additional lesson materials not included in the book."

Brain friendly Strategies for the Inclusion Classroom

Author: Judy Willis
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416605398
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Many teachers in regular classrooms feel unprepared to teach students with learning disabilities. Fortunately, brain research has confirmed that strategies benefiting learners with special challenges are suited for engaging and stimulating all learners. In this book, neurologist and classroom teacher Judy Willis explains that we can best help students by putting in place strategies, accommodations, and interventions that provide developmentally and academically appropriate challenges to suit the needs, gifts, and goals of each student. Brain-Friendly Strategies for the Inclusion Classroom will help teachers * Understand how the brain learns and the technologies that reveal this process. * Implement strategies that are compatible with students' individual learning styles and honor their multiple intelligences. * Improve the focus of students with attention disorders and help them gain the confidence and skills they need to develop goal-oriented behaviors. * Create an enriching learning environment by incorporating student-centered activities, discovery and hands-on learning experiences, cross-curricular learning, and multisensory lessons. * Implement strategic review, study, and test preparation strategies that will allow students to retain information and connect it with future learning. * Build safe, supportive classroom communities and raise class awareness and empathy for students with learning disabilities. It's time for teachers to lower the barriers, not the bar. Using strategies that align with research on how people's brains function, teachers can engage all students as individuals and help them reach their maximum potential with joy and confidence.

RTI Toolkit

Author: Jim Wright
Publisher: National Professional Resources Inc./Dude Publishing
ISBN: 9781934032053
Format: PDF
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This book will provide school administrators and teachers with the essential techniques, resources, and guidelines to start a comprehensive “Response To Intervention” process in their own schools. The reader will learn how to: · Help stakeholders “buy-in” to the RTI process · Inventory and organize intervention resources · Create research-based and classroom-friendly student intervention plans · Set objective goals for student improvement · Apply decision rules to determine when a student who fails to respond to intervention should be referred

Hi Lo Comprehension Building Passages Mini Mysteries

Author: Bill Doyle
Publisher: Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780545124089
Format: PDF
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Presents a series of simple mysteries for children who have difficulty reading, with advice for teachers on how to use them in class, comprehension questions, and vocabulary words for each story.

Early Intervention for Reading Difficulties Second Edition

Author: Donna M. Scanlon
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462528112
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Grounded in a strong evidence base, this indispensable practitioner guide and text has given thousands of teachers tools to support the literacy growth of beginning and struggling readers in grades K–2. The interactive strategies approach (ISA) is organized around core instructional goals related to enhancing word learning and comprehension of text. The book provides guidance for assessment and instruction in whole-class, small-group, and one-to-one settings, using the curricular materials teachers already have. Purchasers get access to a companion website where they can download and print 26 reproducible forms in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. Of special value, the website also features nearly 200 pages of additional printable forms, handouts, and picture sorts that supplement the book's content. New to This Edition *Incorporates the latest research on literacy development and on the ISA. *Describes connections to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). *Explains how to use the ISA with English learners. *Chapter on fluency. *Expanded coverage of morphological knowledge. *Companion website with downloadable reproducible tools and extensive supplemental materials. See also Comprehensive Reading Intervention in Grades 3–8, by Lynn M. Gelzheiser, Donna M. Scanlon, Laura Hallgren-Flynn, and Peggy Connors, which presents the Interactive Strategies Approach--Extended (ISA-X) for intermediate and middle grade struggling readers.

The Book of Audacity

Author: Carla Schroder
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 1593272928
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Book of Audacity is the definitive guide to Audacity, the powerful, free, cross-platform audio editor. Audacity allows anyone to transform their Windows, Mac, or Linux computer into a powerful recording studio. The Book of Audacity is the perfect book for bands on a budget, solo artists, audiophiles, and anyone who wants to learn more about digital audio. Musician and podcaster Carla Schroder will guide you through a range of fun and useful Audacity projects that will demystify that geeky audio jargon and show you how to get the most from Audacity. You’ll learn how to: –Record podcasts, interviews, and live performances –Be your own backing band or chorus –Edit, splice, mix, and master multitrack recordings –Create super high-fidelity and surround-sound recordings –Digitize your vinyl or tape collection and clean up noise, hisses, and clicks –Create custom ringtones and sweet special effects In addition, you’ll learn how to choose and use digital audio hardware like mics and preamps, and tune your computer for flawless audio performance. You’ll also find out how to package your work for digital distribution, whether you want to share a podcast through iTunes or sell your own CDs. Become your own producer with The Book of Audacity. The fun starts now.

Powerful Writing Strategies for All Students

Author: Steve Graham
Publisher: Brookes Pub
ISBN: 9781557667052
Format: PDF, ePub
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Finally—highly effective, field-tested lesson plans for the students in every elementary and middle school classroom who struggle with writing. The practical how-to follow-up to Graham and Harris's popular Writing Better, this book is just what K–8 educators need to advance all students' writing skills, whether they have learning disabilities or just need extra help. Teachers will get concise lesson plans they can use to easily supplement their existing writing curriculum. From 20 to 50 minutes each, the lessons address types of writing that are key to academic success, such as writing reports and constructing essays for standardized tests help with every phase of the writing process, from planning to revising reinforce new skills through group and individual practice ensure that improvements are sustained by teaching students critical self-regulation skills they can use independently support effective instruction with step-by-step guidelines and optional scripts for teachers engage students with mnemonic devices they'll immediately grasp and remember include fun photocopiable support materials, such as cue cards, picture prompts, sheets for graphing story parts, and charts for brainstorming and setting goals Firmly grounded in the authors' Self-Regulated Strategy Development approach, which has been proven effective by 2 decades of research, these brief, powerful lessons will help transform struggling students into confident, skilled, and motivated writers.