Text Complexity

Author: Douglas Fisher
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506343996
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There is a big difference between assigning complex texts and teaching complex texts No matter what discipline you teach, learn how to use complexity as a dynamic, powerful tool for sliding the right text in front of your students’ at just the right time. Updates to this new edition include How-to’s for measuring countable features of any written work A rubric for analyzing the complexity of both literary and informational texts Classroom scenarios that show the difference between a healthy struggle and frustration The authors’ latest thinking on teacher modeling, close reading, scaffolded small group reading, and independent reading

Rigorous Reading

Author: Nancy Frey
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 148333208X
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What it really means to “read closely” Call it close reading, call it deep reading, call it analytic reading—call it what you like. The point is, it’s a level of understanding that students of any age can achieve with the right kind of instruction. In Rigorous Reading, Nancy Frey and Doug Fisher articulate an instructional plan so clearly, and so squarely built on research, that teachers, schools, and districts need look no further: Purpose & Modeling Close & Scaffolded Reading Instruction Collaborative Conversations An Independent Reading Staircase Performance

Text Complexity

Author: Douglas Fisher
Publisher: International Reading Assoc.
ISBN: 0872074781
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This book focuses on the quantitative and qualitative factors of text complexity as well as the ways in which readers can be matched with texts and tasks. It also examines how close readings of complex texts scaffold students understanding and allow themto develop the skills necessary to read like a detective. --from publisher description

Rigorous Reading Texas Edition

Author: Douglas Fisher
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1544336373
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Newly revised and updated throughout, this new Texas Edition has been specially developed to align with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills standards. What it really means to "read closely." What could Fern Arable, Jay Gatsby, and Winston Churchill possibly have in common? They all need masterful teachers to help students revel in their complexity. And Nancy Frey and Doug Fisher are just the two mentors to help you make that happen. Call it close reading, call it deep reading, call it analytic reading - call it what you like. The point is, it's a level of understanding that students of any age can achieve with the right kind of instruction. In Rigorous Reading, Nancy and Doug articulate an instructional plan so clearly, and so squarely built on research, that teachers, schools, and districts need look no further. The 5 Access Points Toward Proficiency Purpose & Modeling: Teachers think aloud to demonstrate critical thinking and how good readers always know why they are reading. Close & Scaffolded Reading Instruction: Teachers engage students in repeated readings and discussions, with text-dependent questions, prompts, and cues to help students delve into an author's ideas. Collaborative Conversations: Teachers orchestrate collaborative learning to get students in the habit of exercising their analytical thinking in the presence of their peers. An Independent Reading Staircase: Teachers artfully steer students to more challenging books, with strategic bursts of instruction and peer conferences to foster metacognitive awareness. Performance: Teachers offer feedback and assessments that help students demonstrate understanding of text in authentic ways and plan instruction based on student understanding. There's more . . . Also included are illustrative classroom video clips available via QR codes along with an online Facilitator's Guide with PowerPoints--making Rigorous Reading the only resource a teacher, school, or district needs to seriously stretch students' capacity to read and comprehend text. Nancy Frey, Ph.D., is Professor of Educational Leadership at San Diego State University. The recipient of the 2008 Early Career Achievement Award from the Literacy Research Association, she is also a teacher-leader at Health Sciences High & Middle College and a credentialed special educator, reading specialist, and administrator in California. Nancy can be reached at [email protected] Douglas Fisher, Ph.D., is Professor of Educational Leadership at San Diego State University and a teacher leader at Health Sciences High & Middle College. He is the recipient of an IRA Celebrate Literacy Award, NCTE's Farmer Award for Excellence in Writing, as well as a Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Teacher Education. He is a credentialed English teacher and administrator in California. Doug can be reached at [email protected] Nancy and Doug collaborate often. Text Complexity (IRA, 2012) is among their many best-selling texts - and Rigorous Reading's precursor, which explains what exactly makes a text "hard."

Deconstructing Penguins

Author: Lawrence Goldstone
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0307415031
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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“Books are like puzzles,” write Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone. “The author’s ideas are hidden, and it is up to all of us to figure them out.” In this indispensable reading companion, the Goldstones–noted parent-child book club experts–encourage grownups and young readers alike to adopt an approach that will unlock the magic and power of reading. With the Goldstones help, parents can inspire kids’ lifelong love of reading by teaching them how to unlock a book’s hidden meaning. Featuring fun and incisive discussions of numerous children’s classics, this dynamic guide highlights key elements–theme, setting, character, point of view, climax, and conflict–and paves the way for meaningful conversations between parents and children. “Best of all,” the Goldstones note, “you don’t need an advanced degree in English literature or forty hours a week of free time to effectively discuss a book with your child. This isn’t Crime and Punishment, it’s Charlotte’s Web.” From the Trade Paperback edition.

Teaching Literacy in the Visible Learning Classroom Grades 6 12

Author: Douglas Fisher
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 150638837X
Format: PDF, ePub
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In this sequel to their bestseller Visible Learning for Literacy, Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, and John Hattie help teachers to inspire students by sharing structures and tools that have high-impact on learning, and insights on which stage of learning they have that high impact. With Teaching Literacy in the Visible Learning Classroom, students will go from surface to deep to transfer learning. It's all about using the most effective practices - and knowing WHEN those practices are best leveraged to maximize student learning.

Text Dependent Questions Grades 6 12

Author: Douglas Fisher
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483331385
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Fisher & Frey’s answer to close and critical reading Learn the best ways to use text-dependent questions as scaffolds during close reading and the big understandings they yield. But that’s just for starters. Fisher and Frey also include illustrative video, texts and questions, cross-curricular examples, and an online facilitator’s guide—making the two volumes of TDQ a potent professional development tool across all of K–12. The genius of TDQ is the way Fisher and Frey break down the process into four cognitive pathways: What does the text say? How does the text work? What does the text mean? What does the text inspire you to do?

The Vocabulary Book

Author: Michael F. Graves
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807757268
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This new second edition includes two entirely new chapters on selecting vocabulary words for study and vocabulary instruction for English Language Learners. In addition, every chapter has been substantially updated to incorporate discussion of next-generation standards. Incorporating the newest research in vocabulary acquisition into the four-part model of vocabulary instruction that made the first edition a bestseller, this edition emphasizes vocabulary as an important tool in meeting the needs of increasingly diverse students K-12. It also includes new instructional approaches to teaching vocabulary that have been developed and classroom-tested since the release of the first edition.

Preventing Misguided Reading

Author: Jan Burkins
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1625312105
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Feeling exhausted after guided reading? Are you working tirelessly while your students aren't even breaking a sweat? Do you ever wonder if other teachers feels the same way you do about guided reading--that it's not working the way you think it should? You are not alone. There seems to be much confusion surrounding guided reading--the term even means something different from school to school. Now you can turn to the 50 years of collective experience of authors Jan Burkins and Melody Croft to prevent guided reading from going astray in your classroom. Jan and Melody present personal clarifications, adaptations, and supports that have helped them work through their own tricky parts as they guide readers. The book's six chapters each clarify a misunderstanding about guided reading instruction in the following areas: The teacher's role and the gradual release of responsibility Instructional reading level Text gradients Balanced instruction Integrated processing Assessment With 27 strategies, you're sure to find the help you need to work through your own challenges as you guide groups of readers.

Encouragement in the Classroom

Author: Joan Young
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416619186
Format: PDF, Kindle
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We all know the factors that can threaten a positive classroom environment: stress from testing, lack of motivation, and problems that students bring from home, for a start. What if we could implement some simple practices to buffer against these factors' negative effects? The good news is that we can. Encouragement in the Classroom explores the small yet high-impact changes that teachers can make to transform students' school experience every day. Drawing from positive psychology research, educator Joan Young explains how fostering humor, mindfulness, resilience, curiosity, and gratitude in the classroom empowers students to learn from their mistakes, celebrate successes, and actively engage in learning. Filled with examples, this publication offers practical, classroom-tested strategies, routines, and rituals that teachers can use immediately to defuse the negative effects of stress and create a stimulating and supportive classroom culture.