Vocabulary Is Comprehension

Author: Laura Robb
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 148338361X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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

Disciplinary Literacy in Action

Author: ReLeah Cossett Lent
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1544317484
Format: PDF, Docs
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You wouldn’t tell a heart surgeon to also do pediatrics—so why would we tell content area educators they must “do” literacy? Math, history, English and science teachers are passionate about their specialties, and that’s why authors Releah Lent and Marsha Voight designed a framework that keeps teachers’ subjects at the center of daily classroom life while also helping them pool strengths with colleagues. Based on years of successful implementation, this powerful PL cycle “drops in” seamlessly to any school setting, so teachers schoolwide take on innovative practices of reading, writing, thinking, and doing within their areas of expertise.

Reading Specialists and Literacy Coaches in the Real World

Author: Brenda A. Shearer
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 147863796X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Now more than ever, the roles and responsibilities of today’s literacy professionals are expanding. Many recent developments require a closer look at the changing careers of reading specialists, coaches, and administrators leading to an emphasis on increased collaboration and coaching, integration of standards, and student improvement initiatives. Both scholarly and practical, Reading Specialists and Literacy Coaches in the Real World provides the support and guidance both literacy and content area teachers need. The learning goals and outcomes in each chapter are aligned with ILA’s Standards for the Preparation of Literacy Professionals 2017, providing opportunities for group inquiry and new perspectives on professional learning. The authors examine the historical, political, and social forces that shape evidence-based practice and incorporate significant developments in intervention, assessment, and adolescent literacy. Their impact on instruction and the needs of students are studied in conjunction with RtI/MTSS programs, progress monitoring and differentiation, instructional technologies related to twenty-first century literacies, updated information about effective academic language instruction for English learners, and a moral imperative for fostering equity, social justice, and global perspectives. The Fourth Edition also provides Resource Materials to support the text, giving it a great deal of flexibility to explore projects for portfolios and self-assessment. In the real world, as learners among learners, literacy professionals use their experiences and voices for advocacy to help prepare students for success in their lives and careers.

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.

Unlocking Complex Texts

Author: Laura Robb
Publisher: Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780545449069
Format: PDF
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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.

Brighten Up Boring Beginnings and Other Quick Writing Lessons

Author: Laura Robb
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780439073516
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

The Smart Writing Handbook

Author: Laura Robb
Publisher: Firsthand Books
ISBN: 9780325043715
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"Students need elbow room to make decisions about what to write, revise, and publish. Adolescents crave responsibility. This handbook supports students by showing them how to assume greater responsibility and independence with writing assignments." -Laura Robb The Smart Writing Handbook reinforces important lessons from Smart Writing's units of study, summarizes key points, and offers tips, rules, and guidelines for when students are writing on their own. Designed as a compact, easy-to-carry writing guide, the student handbook: - offers strategic support through the entire writing process - reviews minilessons that students may have missed or forgotten - helps students address expected writing conventions including a "Crash Course in Commas." Save when you order a pack of 10 or a pack of 30. The Smart Writing series includes: - Smart Writing: Practical Units fpr Teaching Middle School Writers - Smart Writing Handbook - Smart Writing Staff Development DVD

Read Talk Write

Author: Laura Robb
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506374298
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Rigorous Reading

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