Writing Essentials

Author: Regie Routman
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325006017
Format: PDF, ePub
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Accompanying DVD includes videos of the author working with student writers.

Reading Essentials

Author: Regie Routman
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Recommended by the Ontario Ministry Of Education Grades K-8 With all the controversy and confusion over "best practice" issues in teaching reading, Regie Routman steps in: giving clarity, support, specific demonstrations, and confidence to teachers so they can teach reading in a manner that is consistent with research and learning theory and respectful of students' needs, interests, and abilities. In Reading Essentials, she realistically describes how to achieve these goals. Readers will discover research-based strategies, immediately doable ideas, and detailed lessons. Topics include: teaching much more, more effectively and joyfully, in less time applying an optimal learning model to teaching reducing isolated skills work maximizing whole-class teaching working with struggling readers connecting reading with writing organizing a terrific classroom library and reading area monitoring and evaluating students as readers integrating assessment and testing into daily teaching teaching comprehension sensibly and effectively applying shared reading across the grades and curriculum planning guided reading in meaningful, manageable ways knowing how and when to question research and programs ensuring reading competence and confidence for every child Also available by Regie Routman: Writing Essentials / 0325006016 / 2004 / 304 pp. + DVD / Grades K-8 Conversations / 032500109X / 2000 / 896 pp. / Grades K-8

Writing to Live

Author: Lorraine Wilson
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325008370
Format: PDF
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I recommend this book to all teachers who teach writing . . . the way you teach writing will change forever. - Brian Cambourne, Wollongong University If a school reflects the beliefs of its community, then its curriculum mirrors how children are valued and what kinds of learning matter most. In some schools well-intentioned writing curriculum disengages students from their world by artificially limiting their natural zest for self-expression. That's why, argues Lorraine Wilson, it's crucial that writing be structured to open students' eyes and excite them with the many possibilities that literate behaviors offer. Writing to Live specifically addresses ways to make writing curriculum relevant to students' lives while helping them develop the skills to become active, critically aware citizens. Wilson introduces a variety of contemporary, research-based strategies that bring writing instruction into the moment and engage students-strategies such as: welcoming children to think and write about "hot topics" of their choice encouraging them to bring their out-of-school literacies into the classroom inviting them to explore a broad range of genres asking students to write with purpose and answer challenging questions promoting critical literacy techniques such as considering author purpose and values, identifying stereotypes, and responding to and rewriting texts. Wilson's strategies develop children's self-confidence as writers and readers while giving them an opportunity to voice concerns, express opinions, and seek answers to questions of social justice. And to help you understand how her ideas work in practice, she provides a detailed account of two upper-elementary classrooms where the curriculum is relevant to students' lives, and activities such as writing, reading, role playing, and drawing cultivate active, critically aware citizens. Every community loves its children, but in some places, the writing curriculum doesn't nurture students in ways that help them develop into responsible decision makers. Let Writing to Live be your guide, and make a change for the better.

Contemporary Readings in Literacy Education

Author: Marva Cappello
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412965918
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Contemporary Readings in Literacy Education is designed to provide students with high-quality journal and research articles in literacy education. The readings are contextualized with introductions and discussion questions by the editors of the text. The text will help instructors to easily integrate the latest research into their course in a meaningful way. This reader, with edited content and contextualizing material, makes the latest research more interesting and accessible to the students of literacy education.

Literacy Essentials

Author: Regie Routman
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1625310374
Format: PDF
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First edition published: Newark, Delaware: International Reading Association, 2012, under title Literacy and learning lessons from a longtime teacher.

Read Write Lead

Author: Regie Routman
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416618732
Format: PDF, ePub
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Literacy is a skill for all time, for all people. It is an integral part of our lives, whether we are students or adult professionals. Giving all educators the breadth of knowledge and practical tools that help students strengthen their literacy skills is the focus of Read, Write, Lead. Drawing on her experience as a mentor teacher, reading specialist, instructional coach, and staff developer, author Regie Routman offers time-tested advice on how to develop a schoolwide learning culture that leads to more effective reading and writing across the curriculum. She explains how every school—including yours—can: implement instructional practices that lead to better engagement and achievement in reading and writing for all students, from kindergarten through high school, including second-language and struggling learners; build Professional Literacy Communities of educators working together to create sustainable school change through professional learning based on shared beliefs; reduce the need for intervention through daily practices that ensure success, even for our most vulnerable learners; and embed the language of productive feedback in responsive instruction, conferences, and observations in order to accelerate learning for students, teachers, and leaders. In their own voices, teachers, principals, literacy specialists, and students offer real-life examples of changes that led to dramatic improvement in literacy skills and—perhaps just as important--increased joy in teaching and learning. Scattered throughout the book are “Quick Wins”--ideas and actions that can yield positive, affirming results while tackling the tough work of long-term change.

Finding the Heart of Nonfiction

Author: Georgia Heard
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325046471
Format: PDF, ePub
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Humanity and warmth. They are the cornerstones of quality nonfiction writing - even in genres more informational than intimate. With "Finding the Heart of Nonfiction," Georgia Heard demonstrates how with mentor texts you can help students create inviting nonfiction.

Teaching Essentials

Author: Regie Routman
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325010816
Format: PDF, ePub
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What makes a teacher outstanding? More than anything, it's a way of being with kids in the classroom that lets them know they're smart and capable of high achievement. When you combine this mind-set with effective instruction, teaching and learning are transformed. In Teaching Essentials, Regie Routman gives us as much of a blueprint for achieving this powerful, responsive teaching as we're ever going to get. Drawing on her extensive work with students who have excelled against great odds, Regie shares the principles and practices that help all students and teachers reach their full potential. Teaching Essentials shows teachers and principals how to build an efficient and joyful practice by: setting lessons and activities in a meaningful context using an Optimal Learning Model to organize teaching and gradually release responsibility to students demonstrating reading, writing, and thinking for students so they have explicit models to follow articulating high expectations for every student, including ELLs and struggling learners, and ensuring that they meet them embedding assessment into all aspects of instruction and planning employing the reading-writing connection to improve comprehension motivating writers by always writing for real audiences and purposes implementing a schoolwide coaching model for higher achievement and a more fulfilling collaboration with colleagues. A companion website, www.regieroutman.com, provides additional information, including a downloadable, easy-to-use study guide to promote professional conversations and video clips of Regie teaching so you can view and review the language and routines behind engaging, responsive instruction and learning. The Teaching Essentials book and website are ideal for individual, whole school, and districtwide professional development.

Teaching Reading and Writing

Author: Shane Templeton
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780205456321
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book gives pre-service and experienced teachers the knowledge and tools they need to teach reading and writing effectively and engagingly in pre-K through grade 8 settings. Using a conversational tone to present a wealth of critical content, this book helps readers connect theory to practice through vignettes and sample lessons from real classrooms; authentic student work samples; ideas for using and integrating print-based and digital texts across the curriculum; and tools for organizing and managing a comprehensive, developmentally-responsive literacy program.