The Daily 5

Author: Gail Boushey
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571109749
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Describes the philosophy of the Daily 5 teaching structure, includes a collection of literacy tasks for students to complete daily, and shares the Daily 3 for math.

The CAFE Book

Author: Gail Boushey
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571107282
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Instructs educators on using the CAFE system to develop student's reading skills and promote comprehension, including information on tracking growth and how to talk to students.

Spaces Places

Author: Debbie Diller
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571107223
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In this book you'll find a wealth of full-color photos from all sorts of classroom spaces in PreK-5th grade. There's "before and after" pictures and step-by-step processes outlined for organizing your furniture and cabinets, setting up your room space by space, and using your walls thoughtfully.--[book cover].

Teaching Literacy Through the Arts

Author: Nan Leslie McDonald
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1593852800
Format: PDF, ePub
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Accessible and hands-on yet grounded in research, this book addresses the "whats," "whys," and "how-tos" of integrating literacy instruction and the arts in grades K-8. Even teachers without any arts background will gain the skills they need to bring music, drama, visual arts, and dance into their classrooms. Provided are a wealth of specific resources and activities that other teachers have successfully used to build students' oral language, concepts of print, phonemic awareness, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, and writing, while also promoting creativity and self-expression. Special features include reproducible worksheets and checklists for developing, evaluating, and implementing arts-related lesson plans.

First Grade in Photographs

Author: Judy Lynch
Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780439024235
Format: PDF, Docs
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Full-color photographs selected by seasoned first-grade teacher Judy Lynch showcase dozens and dozens of creative, practical ideas, each accompanied by Judy's insightful comments. From arranging furniture and creating storage space to designing teaching areas and making schedules, Judy guides teachers through the creation of a successful classroom environment. She also describes classroom-tested procedures and routines for shared, guided, and independent reading, writer's workshop, literacy centers, word work, and more. The fresh ideas, helpful tips, and beautiful photographs will inform and inspire—all year long! For use with Grade 1.

Word Crafting

Author: Cindy Marten
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325003221
Format: PDF
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At long last, a spelling and vocabulary book written by a classroom teacher who's a literacy specialist, too! Cindy Marten responds to the demand for "direct, systematic, and explicit phonics and spelling instruction" that goes way beyond what to teach - she addresses the questions of how, when, and why spelling should be taught. More important, she situates spelling within the contexts of real writing and the individual learner's needs. In Word Crafting, Marten offers an approach that is at once playful, intellectual, and artful, engaging students in inquiry and wonder about words. "Word crafting" is analogous to the ways fine woodworkers develop their skills - through collecting the right tools, item by item, until they have a toolbelt full of them. The same is true for teaching spelling and here Marten supplies the tools, each one carefully selected for her students. Dip into her book for tools to: assess and group students for effective instruction engage them from the start in smart word study help students learn high-frequency words, rules, patterns, and spelling demons align your teaching with school, district, state, and national mandates. Use these tools to set up word-crafting contexts that connect the study of words to authentic reading and writing. Craft a word study program that turns your students into more than good spellers - they'll be fine word crafters.

The New Balanced Literacy School

Author: Margaret Mary Policastro
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1625219350
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Create a new approach to balanced literacy grounded in research-based best practices. This book infuses best practices of the new balanced literacy model through the lens of Common Core, with support on read-alouds, guided reading, language and literacy centers, word walls to language walls, independent reading and writing, and classroom libraries. It also provides the "how" for novice and veteran K-8 teachers, administrators, school literacy teams. With the daily routine "110 Minutes of Literacy" the Common Core State Standards will be easy to implement in instruction.

Literacy Work Stations

Author: Debbie Diller
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571103538
Format: PDF
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Practical suggestions to prepare over a dozen literacy work stations that link to instruction and make preparation and management easy for teachers.

Simple Starts

Author: Kari Yates
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325061559
Format: PDF, ePub
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"You can do this! You can help kids fall in love with reading. You can fill your classroom with piles of amazing books kids will be itching to get their hands on. You can find stretches of time every single day during which kids read books they care about. You can observe, respond, and interact with your readers in powerful and meaningful ways. You can make it happen, starting today." -Kari Yates You don't become an amazing reading teacher all at once. Someone shows you where to begin. Someone who has taught every kind of reader and coached teachers just like you. Someone like Kari Yates. Simple Starts is Kari's getting-started guide to creating the reading classroom of your dreams-and your students'. Teacher to teacher, she distills research and best practice into essentials that help you: Engage readers with books they'll love Provide kids the time for reading and discussion Nurture independence through choice Guide students' growth and yours by asking "What's next?" Conversational, practical, and inspirational, Simple Starts is filled with teaching strategies, quick reflection charts, example anchor charts, and teacher know-how from thirty years in classrooms and schools. "What's next is simple," writes Kari Yates. "You don't have to know everything about books or reading. You just need to follow a few simple steps." With Kari and Simple Starts you'll do it. So come on in! Your kids are counting on you, and it's time to bravely begin.