The Nonfiction Now Lesson Bank Grades 4 8

Author: Nancy Akhavan
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452286493
Format: PDF
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What exactly makes The Nonfiction NOW Lesson Bank such a stand-out? If you consider the amount of instructional support, that alone is substantial enough to transform your teaching. But Nancy Akhavan happens to be an educator who has performed many roles over her career so she divests in this book just about everything in her professional vault A whole new vision of teaching nonfiction 50 powerhouse lessons A bank of short informational texts Dozens of student practice activities Graphic organizers for taming textbooks Unlike so many books, this one will live its life in actual use: dog-eared, sticky-noted, and loved.

The Big Book of Literacy Tasks Grades K 8

Author: Nancy Akhavan
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1544321929
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Comprehensive Handbook for Scaffolding Students’ Literacy Growth Our readers and writers must “do the doing” if they are to succeed. In The Big Book of Literacy Tasks, Nancy Akhavan offers an instructional plan designed to yield independent effort and engagement. 75 tasks in beautiful full-color two-pagers ensure gradual release by moving more swiftly from the “I do” teacher phase to the “you do” student phase. Complete with amazing scaffolding tips for meeting the needs of a range of learners, The Big Book of Literacy Tasks gives you a clear framework for “working the minds” of your students, helping them forge their own path to becoming better readers and writers.

RTI Strategies for Secondary Teachers

Author: Susan Gingras Fitzell
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412992222
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A ′strategy bank′ for secondary teachersWhile planning lessons, many teachers wonder: ôIf I try this, will it work?ö ôWill I lose ground in teaching the concept?ö ôWill it help my students make the grade, pass the state tests, or get into college?ö Teachers want solutions, not theory. This book offers a bank of proven RTI strategies for Grades 6û12 that will improve test scores and student achievement for all students, not just struggling learners. Susan Gingras Fitzell explains how RTI fits into secondary education and applies it to math, reading comprehension, writing, and more. She summarizes tiers one, two, and three in teacher-friendly language and includes:Easily implemented and practical interventionsSample lesson plans and visual models Examples of how to address budgeting, staffing, performance, and student culture constraints The grouping strategies included in each lesson plan improve studentsÆ social skills, and can reduce referrals to special education depending on other circumstances. RTI Strategies for Secondary Teachers will help teachers take their instruction up a notch in every classroom and reduce stress in the process.á

Teaching Writing in a Title I School K 3

Author: Nancy Akhavan
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Kindle
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You know the challenges. In your Title I school you have students who are already at risk. Imagine what could happen if you could catch them up, forestall learning issues before they are entrenched, put them on equal footing with their peers. Nancy Akhavan has done it-in school after school. In Teaching Writing in a Title I School she shows you how to craft a rich literacy world where all your students thrive. "The first step you can take is to teach them to write. Really. Teaching children to write well is the key to helping them express themselves. It's also a scaffold to guide their thinking and understanding. It just might solve your teaching problems. You can ensure that all children learn, and you can close the achievement gap." Nancy's guidance is as practical as it is effective. Her carefully crafted planning tools, lessons, and graphic organizers make writing workshop fit seamlessly into your day. Her classroom workshop routines promote student engagement and provide focus. You'll learn how to organize units of study using the lessons from your existing writing program. State standards and meaningful assessment suddenly become manageable. You'll also find effective intervention activities for students who struggle and tips for teaching English learners to write. This book is a must-have resource for teaching to engage all your students, ensure learning, and effectively intervene when students need it. With its companion, Teaching Reading in a Title I School, individual teachers, teachers studying together in professional learning communities, and preservice teachers will find the tools they need to build literacy instruction that guides all their students to high achievement.

Educating Everybody s Children

Author: Robert W. Cole
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416612491
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Designed to promote reflection, discussion, and action among the entire learning community, Educating Everybody's Children encapsulates what research has revealed about successfully addressing the needs of students from economically, ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse groups and identifies a wide range of effective principles and instructional strategies. Although good teaching works well with all students, educators must develop an extensive repertoire of instructional tools to meet the varying needs of students from diverse backgrounds. Those tools and the knowledge base behind them are the foundation of this expanded and revised second edition of Educating Everybody's Children. Each strategy discussed in the book includes classroom examples and a list of the research studies that support it. The most important thing we have learned as a result of the education reform movement is that student achievement stands or falls on the motivation and skills of teachers. We must ensure that all teachers are capable of delivering a standards?based curriculum that describes what students should know and be able to do, and that these standards are delivered by means of a rich and engaging "pedagogy of plenty." By these two acts we can ensure that all schools will be ready and able to educate everybody's children.

Reading Instruction for Diverse Classrooms

Author: Ellen McIntyre
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1609180569
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This practical, teacher-friendly book provides indispensable guidance for implementing research-based reading instruction that is responsive to students' diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Structured around the “big five” core topics of an effective reading program—phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension—the book explains tried-and-true teaching strategies for fostering all students' achievement. Key topics include engaging diverse students in classroom discussion, involving families in learning, and assessing and teaching new literacies. Numerous classroom examples demonstrate a wide range of easy-to-implement lesson ideas and activities for students at different grade levels, including struggling learners. Issues specific to English language learners are woven throughout the chapters.

Rigorous Reading

Author: Nancy Frey
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 148333208X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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

Education for Life and Work

Author: Committee on Defining Deeper Learning and 21st Century Skills
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 030925650X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Americans have long recognized that investments in public education contribute to the common good, enhancing national prosperity and supporting stable families, neighborhoods, and communities. Education is even more critical today, in the face of economic, environmental, and social challenges. Today's children can meet future challenges if their schooling and informal learning activities prepare them for adult roles as citizens, employees, managers, parents, volunteers, and entrepreneurs. To achieve their full potential as adults, young people need to develop a range of skills and knowledge that facilitate mastery and application of English, mathematics, and other school subjects. At the same time, business and political leaders are increasingly asking schools to develop skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and self-management - often referred to as "21st century skills." Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century describes this important set of key skills that increase deeper learning, college and career readiness, student-centered learning, and higher order thinking. These labels include both cognitive and non-cognitive skills- such as critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, effective communication, motivation, persistence, and learning to learn. 21st century skills also include creativity, innovation, and ethics that are important to later success and may be developed in formal or informal learning environments. This report also describes how these skills relate to each other and to more traditional academic skills and content in the key disciplines of reading, mathematics, and science. Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century summarizes the findings of the research that investigates the importance of such skills to success in education, work, and other areas of adult responsibility and that demonstrates the importance of developing these skills in K-16 education. In this report, features related to learning these skills are identified, which include teacher professional development, curriculum, assessment, after-school and out-of-school programs, and informal learning centers such as exhibits and museums.