Essential Strategies for Word Study

Effective Methods for Improving Decoding, Spelling, and Vocabulary

Author: Timothy V. Rasinski,Jerry Zutell

Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780545103336

Category: Education

Page: 144

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Defining word study as the direct exploration and analysis of words--through phonics, vocabulary, and spelling instruction--the authors maintain that it is most effective when sound, spelling, and meaning are examined simultaneously. To that end, they offer thirty engaging activities divided into three sections: exploring word structure, examining word meanings, and extending word learning. Provides 30 fun and engaging activities that help students draw on the combined power of sound, spelling, and meaning to investigate words, including high frequency words, word families, and idioms. Suggests ways to build a robust vocabulary across content areas, enabling independent reading of challenging content reading material. Explains how to design your own word study program, and offers scheduling tips and alternate ways to organize depending on the grade level you teach.
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Word Study That Sticks

Best Practices, K-6

Author: Pamela Koutrakos

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1544327269

Category: Education

Page: 288

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Take word learning to the next level in your classroom Hungry for lively and engaging ways to augment word study? This hands-on guide to word study instruction connects research with experience to make word learning jubilant and fun. With the goal of instilling curiosity and a self-starting attitude in students, Word Study That Sticks delivers challenging, discovery-based instructional practices that support all learners in any subject area. Lesson ideas, routines, key practices, and special advice for beginning teachers make word study instruction accessible for educators working at every experience level.
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Word Study in the Inclusive Secondary Classroom

Author: Melinda Leko

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807774871

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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Word study integrates decoding/phonics, spelling, and vocabulary instruction to help struggling readers identify unfamiliar words in order to improve reading comprehension. This book provides secondary teachers with practical strategies to embed word study instruction in content area classes and support the needs of adolescent readers, particularly those with disabilities. The text includes many useful teaching resources, such as sample lesson plans, reproducible teaching tools, web resource lists, and tips about technology-based learning tools. This comprehensive, hands-on volume will also appeal to teachers who are new to word study, especially those who have students with disabilities in their classrooms. “Secondary teachers seeking practical suggestions for how to help struggling readers will love this book! Word Study in the Inclusive Classroom provides a clear, concise overview of the many ways that adolescents can still struggle to read well into high school. This overview is followed up with a clear explanation of everything a teacher would need to know to start implementing word study immediately. Leko includes lots of helpful examples of word study instruction in a variety of content area classes, including science, social studies, and English. Easy to read and so informative!” —Dr. Kimber Wilkerson, University of Wisconsin–Madison “This book will be an invaluable resource for preserivce and inservice general and special educators.? Few texts address reading instruction for secondary students with reading difficulties and disabilities. Word Study in the Inclusive Secondary Classroom fills this void, providing secondary teachers with the fundamental knowledge and evidence-based practices essential for providing effective word study instruction tailored to the unique learning needs of such students.” —Alexandra Lauterbach, University of Massachusetts–Amherst
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Instructing Students Who Have Literacy Problems

Author: Sandra McCormick,Jerry Zutell

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780137023585

Category: Education

Page: 522

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"Instructing Students Who Have Literacy Problems "has long been valued because it covers both assessment and instructional strategies in a sound, research-based format. It reflects a balanced view of literacy instruction, comprehensively examining both word study and comprehension. It is the definitive research-based book on assessment and instruction of struggling readers. Four complete chapters on formal and informal assessment, plus chapters on instructional interventions, including reading instruction for special populations, allow professors the option of using the book for one inclusive course, or, using it across two courses in those universities where diagnosis and instruction are taught separately. Many case studies of students, as well as vignettes of teachers in action, illustrate real-world applications of the textbook content. There are practical strategies suggested in the text for both elementary and secondary students and for students from a variety of language backgrounds. This valuable book will successfully guide teachers so they can best help students who have reading difficulties - difficulties of all types and at all levels of severity. New to this Edition NEW! Chapter 1 includes a new, comprehensive section on the rapidly-growing Response to Intervention (RTI) initiative, along with special inserts signaled by an RTI icon specifically targeting students and teachers in RTI programs. NEW! A boxed feature, "Especially for ELLs," locatedin all 14 chapters, presenting information and ideas highly useful to educators concerned with the literacy needs of new English-language learners (ELLs) in relation to one or more of each chapter's major topics. NEW! Thorough expansion of the sections on reading fluency "assessment" (Chapter 5) and reading fluency "instruction" (Chapter 8), including the latest information on both informal and formal measures of fluency, charts featuring new research-based norms on reading rates for grades 1 through 8, the complete Multidimensional Fluency Scale, and new instructional techniques. NEW! Based on author Jerry Zutell's expertise as a well-known spelling researcher, the section on spelling development and spelling assessment has been completely updated and broadened, providing additional new and valuable information for teachers. NEW! An additional, in-depth section on using WORD SORTS, with detailed descriptions of a variety of ways teachers can employ this emerging, practical technique to improve student word knowledge in both reading and spelling. To order this book WITH MyEducationLab, use either ISBN: ISBN-10: 0131381520ISBN-13: 9780131381520To order this book WITHOUT MyEducationLab, use either ISBN: ISBN-10: 0137023588ISBN-13: 9780137023585
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Essentials of Dyslexia Assessment and Intervention

Author: Nancy Mather,Barbara J. Wendling

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118152662

Category: Psychology

Page: 396

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Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to effectivelyunderstand, assess, and treat individuals struggling withdyslexia Essentials of Dyslexia Assessment and Interventionprovides practical, step-by-step information on accuratelyidentifying, assessing, and using evidence-based interventions withindividuals with dyslexia. Addressing the components that need tobe considered in the assessment of dyslexia—both cognitiveand academic—this book includes descriptions of the varioustests used in a comprehensive dyslexia assessment along withdetailed, evidence-based interventions that professionals andparents can use to help individuals struggling with dyslexia. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of PsychologicalAssessment series, each concise chapter features numerous calloutboxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensiveillustrative material, as well as test questions that help yougauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered. Providing an in-depth look at dyslexia, this straightforwardbook presents information that will prepare school psychologists,neuropsychologists, educational diagnosticians, special educationteachers, as well as general education teachers, to recognize,assess, and provide effective treatment programs for dyslexia. Thebook is also a good resource for parents who are helping a childwith dyslexia. A practical guide to understanding, assessing, and helpingindividuals who have dyslexia Expert advice and tips throughout Conveniently formatted for rapid reference Other titles in the Essentials of Psychological Assessmentseries: Essentials of Assessment Report Writing Essentials of School Neuropsychological Assessment Essentials of Evidence-Based Academic Interventions Essentials of Response to Intervention Essentials of Processing Assessment Essentials of Conners Behavior Assessments Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment, Second Edition Essentials of WISC-IV Assessment, Second Edition
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Strategies for Building Academic Vocabulary in Social Studies

Author: Christine Dugan

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1425890873

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

View: 6640

Boost students' social studies vocabulary with easy-to-implement effective strategies! Sample lessons using each strategy are included for grade spans 1-2, 3-5, and 6-8 using vocabulary words from standards-based, content-specific units of study. Each strategy also includes suggestions for differentiating instruction. Each notebook includes 25 research-based strategies, differentiation suggestions for each strategy, assessment strategies, sample word lists including both specialized content and general academic words, and parent letters in both English and Spanish. Also included is a Teacher Resource CD with PDFs of resource pages, word lists, assessment pages, and parent letters. This resource is correlated to the Common Core State Standards and is aligned to the interdisciplinary themes from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills. 280pp.
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Essentials of Planning, Selecting, and Tailoring Interventions for Unique Learners

Author: Jennifer T. Mascolo,Vincent C. Alfonso,Dawn P. Flanagan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118417356

Category: Psychology

Page: 496

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A Resource for Designing and Implementing Intervention Programsfor At-Risk Learners This authoritative resource provides step-by-step procedures forplanning, selecting, and tailoring interventions for at-risklearners with a unique focus on how to individualize interventionsusing actual case examples. In addition, this volume offersguidelines for gathering and interpreting data in a manner thatassists in identifying targets for intervention and rich discussionand information relating to specific academic, cognitive, andbehavioral manifestations of students with learning difficulties inreading, math, writing, and oral language. Practitioners will alsorecognize and learn how to intervene with students from underservedand mis-served populations who are at risk for learning failureincluding English-language learners and students from impoverishedenvironments. Each chapter describes how specific difficulties interfere withclassroom tasks and explain how to select, modify, or otherwisetailor an intervention based on that information. As with allvolumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessmentseries, this volume includes callout boxes highlighting keyconcepts, extensive illustrative material, and test questions. Thecompanion CD-ROM provides additional worksheets, case studies, andhandouts.
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Teaching Spelling

Exploring commonsense strategies and best practices

Author: Peter Westwood

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317808975

Category: Education

Page: 76

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Teaching Spelling: Exploring commonsense strategies and best practices equips teachers with the vital knowledge and skills needed to help their students become proficient writers and spellers. Peter Westwood provides a very clear and concise account of the important skills and processes that underpin accurate spelling, and describes in very practical terms, many evidence-based strategies and methods that teachers can use to help all students become confident, capable and independent spellers. The book also addresses the purposes of various forms of assessment of spelling skills, to guide teaching and planning. Chapters in this accessible and timely text include: the importance of correct spelling visual, auditory and cognitive components of spelling ability general principles for planning instruction proven teaching strategies and methods word study as a teaching approach formal and informal assessment At the end of each chapter the author provides a list of online and print resources, thus enabling readers to extend their knowledge in the various topics. The extensive reference list is also an invaluable source of information on recent research and thinking on the topic of spelling instruction. Teaching Spelling: Exploring commonsense strategies and best practices is an essential resource for all those in teacher education and taking in-service courses.
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The Study Skills Guide

Essential Strategies for Smart Students

Author: Jacqueline Connelly,Patrick Forsyth

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749461276

Category: Education

Page: 184

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The Study Skills Guide covers the essential skills that lead to success at university. With advice on how to work efficiently and achieve great results, this comprehensive guide offers practical and proven ways to cope with the challenges you will face. Designed to help you achieve important goals, it offers vital advice on how to the get the best out of your study, including advice on revision and exam techniques; tips on note-taking and writing good essays and dissertations and guidance on how to impress with presentations. With free online downloadable resource material, this essential guide provides a firm foundation to your time at university and a catalyst to success in everything from working with academic staff and getting the most from lectures, to writing good essays fast.
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Teaching Word Recognition, Spelling, and Vocabulary

Strategies from the Reading Teacher

Author: Timothy V. Rasinski,International Reading Association

Publisher: International Reading Assoc.

ISBN: 9780872072794

Category: Education

Page: 102

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Contains reprints of seventeen articles drawn primarily from the Teaching Reading department of "The Reading Teacher" journal published between 1993 and 1999 in which the authors share classroom-tested strategies for helping students learn about words.
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Shared Reading for Today's Classroom

Author: Carleen daCruz Payne

Publisher: Teaching Strategies

ISBN: 9780439365956

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 6879

A resource to help students become confident, independent readers, offers classroom dialogues, lessons, and strategies to make the reading process visible for students--for both fiction and nonfiction.
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Promoting Literacy Development

50 Research-Based Strategies for K-8 Learners

Author: Patricia A. Antonacci,Catherine M. O’Callaghan

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1412987083

Category: Education

Page: 299

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"Promoting Literacy Development: 50 Research-Based Strategies for K-8 Learners presents the essential literacy strategies that are used by classroom teachers for teaching reading and writing to children in elementary schools. Intended as a supplement to primary texts that are utilized in the reading methods courses, the proposed book will be used principally in undergraduate and graduate teacher education programs. Reading and English language arts are the primary curricular areas that are the focus of this supplementary text, which provides quick access to the essential instructional literacy strategies"-- Provided by publisher.
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Teaching Reading

Strategies and Resources for Grades K-6

Author: Rachel L. McCormack,Susan Lee Pasquarelli

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 160623482X

Category: Education

Page: 330

View: 1952

Elementary teachers of reading have one essential goal?to prepare diverse children to be independent, strategic readers in real life. This innovative text helps preservice and inservice teachers achieve this goal by providing knowledge and research-based strategies for teaching phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, all aspects of comprehension, and writing in response to literature. Special features include sample lessons and photographs of literacy-rich classrooms. Uniquely interactive, the text is complete with pencil-and-paper exercises and reproducibles that facilitate learning, making it ideal for course use. Readers are invited to respond to reflection questions, design lessons, and start constructing a professional teaching portfolio.
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Das egoistische Gen

Mit einem Vorwort von Wolfgang Wickler

Author: Richard Dawkins

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642553915

Category: Science

Page: 489

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p”Ein auch heute noch bedeutsamer Klassiker“ Daily Express Sind wir Marionetten unserer Gene? Nach Richard Dawkins ́ vor über 30 Jahren entworfener und heute noch immer provozierender These steuern und dirigieren unsere von Generation zu Generation weitergegebenen Gene uns, um sich selbst zu erhalten. Alle biologischen Organismen dienen somit vor allem dem Überleben und der Unsterblichkeit der Erbanlagen und sind letztlich nur die "Einweg-Behälter" der "egoistischen" Gene. Sind wir Menschen also unserem Gen-Schicksal hilflos ausgeliefert? Dawkins bestreitet dies und macht uns Hoffnung: Seiner Meinung nach sind wir nämlich die einzige Spezies mit der Chance, gegen ihr genetisches Schicksal anzukämpfen.
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Saunders 2014-2015 Strategies for Test Success - E-Book

Passing Nursing School and the NCLEX Exam

Author: Linda Anne Silvestri,Angela Silvestri

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455737518

Category: Medical

Page: 280

View: 473

An essential resource for any nursing student, this invaluable guide gives you the tools you need to overcome text anxiety and develop effective study habits. Key topics include time management, critical thinking, and problem solving, with tips to help you tackle any nursing test — from a routine quiz to the NCLEX® examination. You’ll learn how to confidently evaluate and identify the correct answer for a variety of test question types, including alternate item formats, with chapters on the nursing process, prioritization methods, and safety strategies. This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content may not be included. Coverage of detailed critical thinking methods offer valuable clues to help you analyze and uncover the correct answer option for all question types, including multiple-choice, true-or-false, and alternate item-format questions Chapters on specific question content, such as prioritization, pharmacology, management, and delegation, provide numerous examples to prepare you for higher cognitive level questions A fun, two-color design features cartoons and bold designs to help visual learners become better overall test-takers. Linda Silvestri’s hallmark Pyramid Points in the margins highlight the most important concepts you need to learn for exam success. Refocused content emphasizes comprehensive test preparation to help you develop, refine, and apply the reasoning skills you need to succeed throughout nursing school and on the NCLEX® examination. A new chapter on reducing test anxiety offers simple strategies you can use to control test-induced stress and gain the confidence you need to pass exams. A new chapter on developing a structured study plan provides helpful tips for improving time management for more efficient exam preparation.
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Infusing Vocabulary Into the Reading-Writing Workshop

A Guide for Teachers in Grades K-8

Author: Amy Benjamin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317296885

Category: Education

Page: 134

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Learn how to make vocabulary instruction more effective by making better use of mini-lessons and word study time to achieve durable learning about words and how they work. In this essential new book, literacy expert Amy Benjamin presents her 4E model (Exposure, Exploration, Engagement, Energy) for teaching vocabulary so that students gain deep understanding, improving their overall language and literacy skills. Benjamin guides you through bringing these 4Es to life in your K-8 reading-writing workshop. -Exposure: Enrich your teacher talk with sophisticated words and phrases to facilitate natural language acquisition and application of new words. -Exploration: Promote consistent vocabulary growth with a multifaceted instructional approach that incorporates etymology, word associations, word families, spelling, and morphology. -Engagement: Build students’ confidence by encouraging meaningful use of new words, both in and out of the classroom. -Energy: Enliven your workshop and increase participation with a variety of word games, puzzles, projects, and cooperative learning activities. Each chapter provides practical examples and scenarios to help you apply the model to your own classroom. The appendices include a variety of strategies for organizing reading-writing workshops, a thorough introduction to academic word lists and their role in vocabulary instruction, and an analysis of forty Latin and Greek word roots for mini-lessons.
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Wie kleine Kinder schlau werden

selbständiges Lernen im Alltag

Author: John Caldwell Holt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783407228550

Category:

Page: 232

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Ausgehend von der Beobachtung des kindlichen Spielens erläutert der Autor, wie Kinder denken und lernen.
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