Supporting Reading in Grades 6 12 A Guide

Author: Sybil M. Farwell
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598848046
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book presents a curricular framework for students grades 6–12 that school librarians and teachers can use collaboratively to enhance reading skill development, promote literature appreciation, and motivate young people to incorporate reading into their lives, beyond the required schoolwork. • More than 100 lessons and activities from the Web as well as print sources correlated to the components of the curriculum • An annual calendar of READS activities for secondary schools • A bibliography including dozens of resources for student use and on professional topics • A glossary of key terms used in libraries and classrooms • A useful index offering access to instructional concepts, strategies, programs, and resources • A READS curriculum chart for grades 6 through 12

Cracking the Common Core

Author: William E. Lewis
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462513131
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book guides teachers in grades 6-12 to strategically combine a variety of texts--including literature, informational texts, and digital sources--to meet their content-area goals and the demands of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). It presents clear-cut ways to analyze text complexity, design challenging text sets, and help students get the most out of what they read. Provided are practical instructional ideas for building background knowledge, promoting engagement, incorporating discussion and text-based writing, and teaching research skills. Appendices offer sample unit plans for English language arts, history/social studies, and science classrooms. More than 20 reproducible coaching templates and other tools can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.

Strategies to Support Struggling Adolescent Readers Grades 6 12

Author: Katherine S. McKnight
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475822073
Format: PDF
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When students are in elementary school, a teacher who has expertise in teaching the fundamentals of reading instructs them. At the middle and high school level that stops – and the timing could not be worse. The literacy demands increase exponentially, yet typically schools do not teach adolescents how to successfully read the increasingly difficult materials they encounter throughout their day. As the rigor increases in their classes, student coping skills become less effective. Consequently, the achievement gap becomes wider and more difficult to close during the adolescent years. When it comes time to prescribe an intervention, middle and high school teachers are hitting a wall. Decoding and comprehension materials are often presented at an elementary level. The students feel bad enough that they struggle with reading; assigned ‘baby work’ increases the stigma. This book addresses the need for 6-12 teachers to have appropriate literacy intervention materials to use with struggling adolescent readers. This book will also help teachers learn how to support any adolescent reader—struggling or not—when they encounter challenging text. The book features two strands: decoding and comprehension. Each strand contains lessons, materials, a difficulty dial, tips for implementation and student samples.

A Common Sense Guide for Teaching Common Core Literacy

Author: Jennifer Dutra
Publisher: Sensible Solutions
ISBN: 0989128172
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A Common Sense Guide for Common Core Literacy is a must-have for teachers who are responsible for implementing the new Common Core State Standards in their classrooms. With nearly 1,000 pages of information, Common Core aligned sample questions, and reproducible, classroom-ready resources, it is guaranteed to assist teachers in making the transition to the new CCSS. Not only will this book help teachers better understand the standards, what they mean, how they are crafted, and how they build on one another from one grade to the next, but it will explain how to implement the standards in their classrooms, how to align their existing materials to the CCSS, and how to craft formative and summative assessments to track student mastery of the standards. The resources provided in this book aim to help teachers make the Common Core State Standards work for them! Nobody wants to have to throw away years of hard word spent on crafting, refining, and perfecting lessons, materials and assessments just because they were aligned to an old set of standards...and this doesn't have to be the case. With this book, teachers can build off of their existing curriculum and make connections between what they are already doing and what is required by the new CCSS. Teachers, departments, professional learning communities, schools, and districts all play a role in implementing the CCSS, and whether individual teachers use this book to help achieve their own goals for integrating the standards into their classrooms, or entire districts use it is a resource to train teachers and administrators in how to implement the standards, create quality Common Core aligned assessments, and track student mastery of the standards, this book contains a wealth of invaluable information and resources that can help make the transition to the Common Core State Standards easier for everyone.

Common Core Standards and English Language Arts Grades 6 12 Strategies for Student Success

Author: Toby Karten
Publisher: National Professional Resources Inc./Dude Publishing
ISBN: 1935609823
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The tri-fold laminated reference guide Common Core Standards & English Language Arts: Strategies for Student Success (Grades 6-12) by Toby Karten presents an at-a-glance overview of the CCSS for English Language Arts (ELA) for students in grades 6-12. It is intended to help middle and high school teachers understand the organization and application of the standards for diverse students, including those with special needs.Topics covered in the guide include: * Challenges of the cross-disciplinary design of CCSS for ELA at the secondary level * College and career readiness (CCR) * CCR anchor standards for reading: literature (RL) and informational text (RI) * CCR anchor standards for writing (W) * CCR anchor standards for speaking and listening (SL) * CCR anchor standards for language (L) * Differentiating instruction for students at different reading levels * Models for measuring and evaluating text complexity * Strategies for helping students with disabilities achieve ELA standards The CCSS for ELA raise the bar to ensure students master the reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language skills they need to be college and career ready in literacy. They will yield effective outcomes for all students—including those with disabilities—if educators creatively and consistently embrace them and connect them to all of their students.

A Guide to Creating Student staffed Writing Centers Grades 6 12

Author: Richard Kent
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9780820478890
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Writing centers are places where writers work with each other in an effort to develop ideas, discover a thesis, overcome procrastination, create an outline, or revise a draft. Ultimately, writing centers help students become more effective writers. Visit any college or university in the United States and chances are there is a writing center available to students, staff, and community members. A Guide to Creating Student-Staffed Writing Centers, Grades 6-12 is a how-to and, ultimately, a why-to book for middle school and high school educators as well as for English/language arts teacher candidates and their methods instructors. Writing centers support students and their busy teachers while emphasizing and supporting writing across the curriculum.

Paving the Way in Reading and Writing

Author: Larry Lewin
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Format: PDF, Docs
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Definition of Topic: Middle and high school teachers note that all too many adolescent students are less than proficient in reading and writing - the "twin pillars of literacy." Teaching such students to meet today's tougher educational standards can be a challenge. Emphasizing the important connections between comprehension, communication and learning, this book offers teachers in all content areas a structured approach for enabling students to strengthen their reading and writing competency - and thus boast their potential for academic success. Drawing on the author's extensive experience as a teacher and teacher trainer as well as on relevant theory and research, the book presents an arsenal of instructional strategies aimed at improving comprehension and written expression in all types of students. The approach is motivational as well as practical and features extensive tools and techniques for helping students overcome their reading and writing fears, persist in their practice, build on their success, and finally to share what they've learned. The book features many dozens of teacher-tested activities, lessons, and exercises that can be adapted in any classroom and is abundantly illustrated with examples of student work. Lessons involving literary as well as informational texts are included as are visualization and interpretive exercises aimed at appealing to the less verbally-oriented students. The book also provides extensive guidance and tools for helping students improve their vocabulary, grammar, spelling and other language skills as well as their ability to conduct research and access on-line resources. In addition, a special reference section of the book featuresextensivelistings of web-based instructional tools and curricular resources for teachers to use in planning lessons, activities and assignments. This book will serve as an indispensable resource for teachers seeking to build student skills in comprehension, communication, and learning. Selling Points: 1) Presents a proven instructional framework as well

Schlafanstalt f r Traumgest rte

Author: Karen Russell
Publisher: Kein & Aber AG
ISBN: 303699159X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Da werden unter Wölfen aufgewachsene Mädchen in einem Umerziehungsheim zu wertvollen Gliedern der Gesellschaft zurechtgebogen, da verdient eine Familie ihren Lebensunterhalt mit Alligatorwrestling in einem Vergnügungspark, und orakelträumende Kinder werden von ihren Eltern in der Schlafanstalt für Traumgestörte abgegeben, damit sie das mentale Abheben in entspannte Traumwelten neu erlernen. Russells Geschichten aus den Sümpfen Floridas und den Inseln im Golf von Mexiko erzählen von einem Amerika der Exzentriker und Rastlosen. Nicht zuletzt erzählen sie auch von Freundschaft und Initiation und führen uns auf souveräne Weise vor, wer wir sind und wie wir leben..