Vocabulary Is Comprehension

Author: Laura Robb
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 148338361X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Tackle students’ biggest barrier to complex text: word knowledge In our rush toward complex texts, somehow we forget to put a new systematic vocabulary plan in place. Luckily, Laura Robb provides that instructional plan in Vocabulary Is Comprehension. The best part? Laura’s plan takes just 10 to 15 minutes, and much of it is spent in partner and independent work so this is no “add on” to squeeze in. All materials are included. There are 35+ lessons paired with 50+ complex texts that: Cover academic vocabulary, figurative language, denotative and connotative meanings, and more Align with specific CCSS vocabulary and writing standards Include strategies for ELLs and developing readers, along with formative assessments

The Reading Intervention Toolkit

Author: Robb, Laura
Publisher: Shell Education
ISBN: 1618139231
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In this must-read book, Laura Robb uses what she's learned from her vast teaching experience to provide the research-based tools needed to improve students' reading comprehension. This practical resource offers classroom-tested interventions to use with struggling readers provided in 5-, 10 to 15-, and 30 to 40-minute settings. It provides support for everything from assessment to management and implementation, to support students' comprehension of both literary and informational text. This book also demonstrates how teachers can learn about students’ reading needs through their writing about reading and offers practical suggestions for differentiating reading instruction to reach the needs of all readers. The Reading Intervention Toolkit offers student work examples, prompts and sample think-alouds, fiction and nonfiction text passages, data collection/observation forms, and scaffolds to use with each intervention.

Reading Writing and Rigor

Author: Nancy Boyles
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416625550
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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What does rigor, a word that frequently pops up in conversations about education, really mean? More specifically, what does it mean for literacy instruction, and how does it relate to challenging standards-based assessments? In this informative and practical guide, literacy expert Nancy Boyles uses the framework from Webb’s Depth of Knowledge (DOK) to answer these questions, offering experience-based advice along with specific examples of K–8 assessment items. Boyles defines rigor and shows how it relates to literacy at each DOK level and explains the kind of thinking students will be expected to demonstrate. She then tackles the essence of what teachers need to know about how DOK and its associated rigors are measured on standards-based assessments. Specifically, readers learn how each DOK rigor aligns with • standards, • text complexity, • close reading, • student interaction, • the reading-writing connection, and • formative assessment. Teachers, coaches, and administrators will find clear guidance, easy-to-implement strategies, dozens of useful teaching tools and resources, and encouragement to help students achieve and demonstrate true rigor in reading and writing.

Unlocking Complex Texts

Author: Laura Robb
Publisher: Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780545449069
Format: PDF, ePub
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Presents instructional routines and lessons for building adolscents' reading comprehension, including how to determine main ideas and themes, identify key details, analyze characters, ideas, and events, and expand vocabulary.

Grammar Lessons and Strategies That Strengthen Students Writing

Author: Laura Robb
Publisher: Scholastic
ISBN: 9780439117586
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Engaging, explicit lessons using mini-excerpts from books and students’ writing show you how to teach grammar strategically. Zero in on the common grammar glitches, and model for students how to use nouns, verbs, and adjectives effectively, catch mismatched pronoun references; make prose lively with clauses and phrases, use the active voice, and more. From learning the parts of speech to the skill of paragraphing, this book covers it, and gives you what you need to teach grammar in the context of reading and writing. For use with Grades 4-8.

Brighten Up Boring Beginnings and Other Quick Writing Lessons

Author: Laura Robb
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780439073516
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Language arts master Laura Robb helps students become better writers with this collection of mini-lessons and follow-up practice sheets. Communication skills will improve with targeted practice on fixing run-ons, punching up passive sentences, doctoring dialogue, and more.

Teaching Reading

Author: Laura Robb
Publisher: Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780545064491
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This 3-ring binder from reading expert Laura Robb is the comprehensive resource for research-based reading instruction. In it, Robb has compiled classroom-tested lessons and strategies that help students activate prior knowledge, monitor comprehension, make inferences, write in response to fiction and nonfiction texts, and so much more. The binder contains * rubrics, assessments, and graphic organizers * 65 step-by-step strategy lessons * 25 transparencies of selected lessons * 65 reproducible practice pages leveled for differentiated instruction * special sections for language arts and content-area teachers

Grammar Keepers

Author: Gretchen Bernabei
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483390209
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Your best offense against the state assessments No matter what state you teach in, you can be certain that grammar is being tested . . . frequently and across the grades! The biggest issue? Most of our grades 4-12 students continue to make the same old errors year after year. Grammar Keepers to the rescue, with 101 lessons that help students internalize the conventions of correctness once and for all. Bernabei’s key ingredients include Daily journal writing to increase practice and provide an authentic context Minilessons and Interactive Dialogues that model how to make grammatical choices A “Keepers 101” sheet to track teaching and “Parts of Speech Sheet” for student reference

Read Talk Write

Author: Laura Robb
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506374298
Format: PDF
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Yes—we can have our cake and eat it too! We can improve students’ reading and writing performance without sacrificing authenticity. In Read, Talk, Write, Laura Robb shows us how. First, she makes sure students know the basics of six types of talk. Next, she shares 35 lessons that support rich conversation. Finally, she includes new pieces by Seymour Simon, Kathleen Krull, and others so you have texts to use right away. Read, Talk, Write: it’s a process your students not only can do, but one they will love to do.

A Fresh Look at Phonics Grades K 2

Author: Wiley Blevins
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506353568
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In a Fresh Look at Phonics, Wiley Blevins, author of the blockbuster Phonics from A-Z, explains the 7 ingredients of phonics instruction that lead to the greatest student gains, based on two decades of research in classrooms. For each of these seven must-haves, Wiley shares lessons, routines, word lists, tips for ELL and advanced learners, and advice on pitfalls to avoid regarding pacing, decodable texts, transition time, and more. A Fresh Look at Phonics is the evidence-based solution you have been seeking that ensures all students develop a solid foundation for reading.