Supporting English Learners in the Reading Workshop

Author: Lindsey Moses
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325057576
Format: PDF
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Practical instructional ideas, lessons, and differentiation strategies to support English learners in diverse classroom settings With classrooms that are more diverse than ever before, how can we support English learners in ways that help them reap the same benefits from reading workshop that our English speaking students do? Lindsey Moses draws on her years of experience in classrooms to provide answers to teachers' most common questions about getting started in a linguistically diverse workshop setting. She offers a wealth of practical ideas for supporting English learners through each component of the reading workshop. With research-based tips and guidance, Lindsey shares effective ways to modify your routines to meet the needs of every student in your classroom, including: Planning and implementing units of study that are supportive of English learners Providing guided learning experiences for English learners during independent workshop time Creating learning opportunities for English learners to engage in meaningful experiences with both literature and informational texts. Lindsey's instructional ideas, lesson examples, children's literature suggestions, and differentiation strategies give you all the tools you need to implement a reading workshop that is as effective for your English learners as it is for your English speakers.

Comprehension Through Conversation

Author: Maria Nichols
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325007939
Format: PDF
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Maria Nichols offers not possible lessons but full descriptions of actual lessons. Here you'll find no ivory-tower examples of what might be, but examples of what is already available in many classrooms. These are classrooms of the sort that we hope our children and grandchildren are lucky enough to encounter - not once in a while but routinely. - Richard L. Allington To say this is an exceptional book about teaching comprehension would be to trivialize it. With superb examples and flawless logic Nichols demonstrates how to orchestrate conversations that build literate habits of mind. - Peter H. Johnston, author of Choice Words Comprehension Through Conversation captures the power and essence of purposeful, engaging instruction...and reminds us of the real purpose for comprehension instruction: to understand the deeper issues in texts and discuss these ideas to construct meaning. - Nancy L. Akhavan author of How to Align Literacy Instruction and Standards When it comes to reading comprehension, talk isn't cheap, it's a valuable way to help children think, articulate their opinions about a text, and get the most from their reading experiences. Comprehension Through Conversation is a practical guide to comprehension, conversation, and collaboration. Maria Nichols invites you to listen in on reading workshops where purposeful book talk leads students to deeper understandings of fiction, nonfiction, and the world beyond. Moving forward from the widely understood concept that exchanging ideas builds students' comprehension, Nichols shows you specific ways to use conversation as a scaffolding that bridges prior knowledge to more advanced reading skills and techniques as well as to big ideas such as themes. Her useful ideas for conversations begin with lesson designs that use read-alouds to spark discussions, lead to suggestions for units of study that support children as they read progressively more complex texts, and ultimately build toward fully independent reading and thinking. Start a new dialogue with your students about reading, thinking, and sharing. Open your curriculum to the types of smart book discussions in Comprehension Through Conversation. You'll discover that when it comes to increasing reading comprehension, encouraging critical thinking, and creating literate habits of mind, purposeful talk is priceless.

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.

Passionate Readers

Author: Pernille Ripp
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317339193
Format: PDF, ePub
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How do we inspire students to love reading and discovery? In Passionate Readers: The Art of Reaching and Engaging Every Child, classroom teacher, author, and speaker Pernille Ripp reveals the five keys to creating a passionate reading environment. You’ll learn how to... Use your own reading identity to create powerful reading experiences for all students Empower your students and their reading experience by focusing on your physical classroom environment Create and maintain an enticing, well-organized, easy-to-use classroom library; Build a learning community filled with choice and student ownership; and Guide students to further develop their own reading identity to cement them as life-long, invested readers. Throughout the book, Pernille opens up about her own trials and errors as a teacher and what she’s learned along the way. She also shares a wide variety of practical tools that you can use in your own classroom, including a reader profile sheet, conferring sheet, classroom library letter to parents, and much more. These tools are available in the book and as eResources on our website (www.routledge.com/9781138958647)—to help you build your own classroom of passionate readers.

Mindsets and Moves

Author: Gravity Goldberg
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 150632505X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Step back so readers can step forward When it comes to teaching reading, Gravity Goldberg declares there is a structure, one that works with your current curriculum, to help readers take charge. The way forward Gravity says lies in admiring, studying, and really getting to know your students. Easily replicable in any setting, any time, her 4 M framework ultimately lightens your load because it allows students to monitor and direct their reading lives. Miner: Uncovering Students’ Reading Processes (Focus: Assessment) Mirror: Giving Feedback That Reinforces a Growth Mindset (Focus: Feedback) Model: Showing Readers What We Do (Focus: Demonstration) Mentor: Guiding Students to Try New Ways of Reading (Focus: Guided Practice and Coaching)

Targeted Reading Interventions for the Common Core Grades 4 8

Author: Diana Sisson
Publisher: Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780545657808
Format: PDF, Docs
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Interactive lessons that scaffold students and build their capacity to read complex texts. Help struggling readers step up to the standards with these classroom-tested interventions. Reading experts Diana Sisson and Betsy Sisson have broken down each standard into its essential skills. Then the Sissons designed and tested interactive lessons that scaffold students as they learn to apply these skills, building their capacity to read and comprehend complex informational texts and literature. Created with the goal of meeting students where they are and guiding them to where they need to be, this is the go-to resource for any teacher with students who need extra support. For use with Grades 4-8.

The Danish Way of Parenting

Author: Jessica Joelle Alexander
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101992972
Format: PDF, Mobi
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As seen in The Wall Street Journal--from free play to cozy together time, discover the parenting secrets of the happiest people in the world What makes Denmark the happiest country in the world--and how do Danish parents raise happy, confident, successful kids, year after year? This upbeat and practical book presents six essential principles, which spell out P-A-R-E-N-T: Play is essential for development and well-being. Authenticity fosters trust and an "inner compass." Reframing helps kids cope with setbacks and look on the bright side. Empathy allows us to act with kindness toward others. No ultimatums means no power struggles, lines in the sand, or resentment. Togetherness is a way to celebrate family time, on special occasions and every day. The Danes call this hygge--and it's a fun, cozy way to foster closeness. Preparing meals together, playing favorite games, and sharing other family traditions are all hygge. (Cell phones, bickering, and complaining are not!) With illuminating examples and simple yet powerful advice, The Danish Way of Parenting will help parents from all walks of life raise the happiest, most well-adjusted kids in the world. **As seen on Yahoo, Salon, MindBodyGreen, Parents, and more** **International bestseller -- translated into 20 languages**