Mindsets and Moves

Strategies That Help Readers Take Charge [Grades K-8]

Author: Gravity Goldberg

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 150632505X

Category: Education

Page: 240

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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)
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What Do I Teach Readers Tomorrow? Fiction, Grades 3-8

Your Moment-to-Moment Decision-Making Guide

Author: Gravity Goldberg,Renee Houser

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506392083

Category: Education

Page: 304

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Focus On Decisions That Impact Readers’ Skill Development In What Do I Teach Readers Tomorrow? Fiction, Gravity Goldberg and Renee Houser provide a daily protocol for deciding what to teach next. The simple secret? Focus on the thinking involved in what students write and say. Tools include: Tips for what to look and listen for when students write about and discuss fiction More than 30 lessons writing about reading, organizing thinking, and more Reproducible Clipboard Notes for quick decision-making Online video clips of Renee and Gravity teaching and “thin slicing”
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Wiring the Brain for Reading

Brain-Based Strategies for Teaching Literacy

Author: Marilee B. Sprenger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118234146

Category: Education

Page: 224

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Using the latest neuroscience research to enhance literacy instruction Wiring the Brain for Reading introduces teachers to aspects of the brain's functions that are essential to language and reading development. Marilee Sprenger, a specialist in learning and the brain, provides practical, brain friendly, strategies for teaching essential skills like phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. The author's innovative approach aligns well with the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and is designed to enhance students' motivation and excitement in reading. Offers a clear explanation of brain functioning in order to enhance language and reading instruction Incorporates proven literacy strategies, games, and activities as well as classroom examples Aligns with Common Core State Standards for learning to read, developing fluency, and interpreting complex texts Wiring the Brain for Reading offers practical strategies for applying the latest research in neuroscience and learning to the classroom.
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Differentiating Math Instruction, K-8

Author: William N. Bender

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452255458

Category: Education

Page: 295

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This seminal text is like no other, successfully blending the best of what technology has to offer with guidelines for meeting the objectives set forth by the Common Core.
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Inside the Social Studies Classroom

Author: Jere Brophy,Janet Alleman,Barbara Knighton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113560097X

Category: Education

Page: 320

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EDUCATION/ SOCIAL STUDIES "... a much-needed addition to elementary social studies that will move the field ahead." Keith C. Barton, University of Cincinnati "This text fills a valuable niche and should quickly become a leading reference for teachers and teacher educators." Linda S. Levstik, University of Kentucky This book, resulting from a collaboration among an educational psychologist, a social studies educator, and a primary teacher, describes in rich detail and illustrates with excerpts from recorded lessons how primary teachers can engage their students in social studies lessons and activities that are structured around powerful ideas and have applications to their lives outside of school. The teaching portrayed connects concepts and skills emphasized in national and state standards, taught in ways that build on students’ prior experiences in their local communities and connect with their family backgrounds and home cultures. The analyses include rich descriptions of the teacher-student interactions that occur during lessons, detailed information about how and why the teacher adapted lesson plans to meet her students’ background experiences and adjusted these plans to take advantage of teachable moments that emerged during lessons, and what all of this might imply concerning principles of practice. The principles are widely applicable in elementary schools across the country, as well as across the curriculum (not just in social studies) and across the elementary grades (not just the primary grades).
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Teach Like Yourself

How Authentic Teaching Transforms Our Students and Ourselves

Author: Gravity Goldberg

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1544337361

Category: Education

Page: 176

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Teaching is one of the most rewarding professions because it is so complex and ever-evolving. Yet it’s also one of the toughest jobs for those very same reasons. In Teach Like Yourself, Gravity Goldberg holds both these truths in the palm of her hand and predicts a happy future if you apply “you” to all you do. Research, theory, curriculum and instructional design—you’ve got all that content expertise. Now, learn the practices that will empower you to use your full gifts as a teacher: Knowing your core beliefs Viewing teaching as a practice Building balanced relationships Driving professional growth Taking care of your whole self
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Math In Plain English

Literacy Strategies for the Mathematics Classroom

Author: Amy Benjamin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317926757

Category: Education

Page: 144

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Do word problems and math vocabulary confuse students in your mathematics classes? Do simple keywords like "value" and "portion" seem to mislead them? Many words that students already know can have a different meaning in mathematics. To grasp that difference, students need to connect English literacy skills to math. Successful students speak, read, write, and listen to each other so they can understand, retain, and apply mathematics concepts. This book explains how to use 10 classroom-ready literacy strategies in concert with your mathematics instruction. You’ll learn how to develop students who are able to explain to themselves - and communicate to others - what problems mean and how to attack them. Embedding these strategies in your instruction will help your students gain the literacy skills required to achieve the eight Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. You’ll discover the best answer to their question, "When am I ever going to use this?" The 10 Strategies: 1. Teaching mathematical words explicitly 2. Teaching academic words implicitly 3. Reinforcing reading comprehension skills that apply to mathematics 4. Teaching mathematics with metaphor and gesture 5. Unlocking the meaning of word problems 6. Teaching note-taking skills for mathematics 7. Using language-based formative assessment in mathematics 8. Connecting memorization to meaning in mathematics 9. Incorporating writing-to-learn activities in mathematics 10. Preparing students for algebraic thinking
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Story

Still the Heart of Literacy Learning

Author: Katie Egan Cunningham

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1625310242

Category: Education

Page: 190

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Stories surround us, support us, and sustain us. We see and hear them when walking down the street, on our digital newsfeeds, in our interactions with one another, in the ways our students play, and in literature, poetry, music, images, multimedia, and dramatic works. While acknowledging the importance of teaching students strategies to read different kinds of text, to write across genres, and to speak and listen with purpose, Katie Egan Cunningham reminds us that when we bridge strategy with the power of story, we deepen literacy learning and foster authentic engagement. Story: Still the Heart of Literacy Learning compels us to ask crucial questions: Why do stories matter? Whose stories count? Where do stories live? How do stories come alive? How do we build stories? How do we talk about stories? And why does this work take courage? Katie shares her story as a classroom teacher, literacy specialist, staff developer, and professor. She shows teachers how to create classrooms of caring and inquisitive readers, writers, and storytellers. Katie explains specific ways to build a classroom library that reflects our diverse society through rich, purposeful, and varied texts. She also provides numerous examples of multigenre and multimodal stories from children's and young adult literature, poetry, songs, and multimedia. The practical toolkit at the end of each chapter demonstrates how to make stories come alive in any classroom.
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To Look Closely

Science and Literacy in the Natural World

Author: Laurie Rubin

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571109927

Category: Education

Page: 239

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Laurie invites you to join her class of twenty-one second graders as they visit a small stream in the woods behind a suburban elementary school, and she shares her reflections on class discussions, activities, and learning experiences. From setting a tone of inquiry-based thinking in the classroom to suggesting specific units of study for reading, writing, and science, Laurie guides teachers step-by-step through the basics of how to integrate the skills acquired through nature study into every subject. You will also discover all the ways this purposeful work nurtures "green" citizens who grow up determined to value and protect the natural environment.
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This Is Disciplinary Literacy

Reading, Writing, Thinking, and Doing . . . Content Area by Content Area

Author: ReLeah Cossett Lent

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 150632696X

Category: Education

Page: 232

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Think you understand Disciplinary Literacy? Think again. In this important reference, content teachers and other educators explore why students need to understand how historians, novelists, mathematicians, and scientists use literacy in their respective fields. ReLeah shows how to teach students to: Evaluate and question evidence (Science) Compare sources and interpret events (History) Favor accuracy over elaboration (Math) Attune to voice and fi gurative language (ELA)
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The Worst-Case Scenario Survive-o-pedia

Junior Edition

Author: David Borgenicht,Molly Smith,Brandan Walsh,Robin Epstein

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452110026

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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It's the best of the worst! This edition of the popular series loved by parents and kids alike serves up a wild ride through mudslides, volcanos, shark-infested oceans, menacing mountains, and more. Seventy entries are packed with illuminating facts, eye-popping photos, hilarious illustrations, must-see maps, heaps of humor, and step-by-step instructions. Readers will be armed with the knowledge and skills needed to survive anything and live to tell about it!
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Assessing Readers

Qualitative Diagnosis and Instruction, Second Edition

Author: Rona Flippo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136311742

Category: Education

Page: 394

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A Co-publication of Routledge and the International Reading Association This new edition of Assessing Readers continues to bridge the gap between authentic, informal, and formative assessments, and more traditional quantitative, and summative assessment approaches. At the heart of the book is respect and confidence in the capabilities of knowledgeable teachers to make the correct literacy decisions for the students they teach based on appropriate assessments. Inclusive and practical, it supports individual classroom teachers' knowledge, beliefs, decisions, and roles and offers specific assessment, instruction, and organizational ideas and strategies, while incorporating a range of perspectives that inform the field of reading and literacy education, covering the most important ideas and information found in more traditional reading diagnosis books. Changes in the Second Edition Addresses the Common Core State Standards Includes Response to Intervention (RTI) Discusses family literacy in language-diverse homes and the needs of ELL students Covers formative assessment Offers ideas and guidelines for ELL assessment Looks at issues of accountability and teaching to prescribed state tests and objectives versus accommodating to them – the pitfalls and problems and how to cope Provides new practical examples, including new rubrics, more teacher-developed cognitive assessments, a new case study, and new teacher-developed strategy lessons
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Read, Talk, Write

35 Lessons That Teach Students to Analyze Fiction and Nonfiction

Author: Laura Robb

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506374298

Category: Education

Page: 272

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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.
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30 Big-Idea Lessons for Small Groups

The Teaching Framework for ANY Text and EVERY Reader

Author: Michael Rafferty,Colleen Morello,Paraskevi Rountos

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506348637

Category: Education

Page: 248

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30 Big Idea Lessons for Small Groups provides an amazing framework, with a bank of engagement tools, that gets students interacting with texts. Follow this unique 4-part process to develop students’ literal, inferential, evaluative, and analytical skills: Engage: Before Reading Students use a tactile tool like a topic card or a pyramid Discuss: During Reading Students read and mark up a short text Deep-See Think: After Reading Students re-read and revise their interpretations together Connect: After Reading Students begin to transfer their understandings to other texts
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Visible Learning for Mathematics, Grades K-12

What Works Best to Optimize Student Learning

Author: John Hattie,Douglas Fisher,Nancy Frey,Linda M. Gojak,Sara Delano Moore,William Mellman

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506362974

Category: Education

Page: 304

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Rich tasks, collaborative work, number talks, problem-based learning, direct instruction…with so many possible approaches, how do we know which ones work the best? In Visible Learning for Mathematics, six acclaimed educators assert it’s not about which one—it’s about when—and show you how to design high-impact instruction so all students demonstrate more than a year’s worth of mathematics learning for a year spent in school. That’s a high bar, but with the amazing K-12 framework here, you choose the right approach at the right time, depending upon where learners are within three phases of learning: surface, deep, and transfer. This results in “visible” learning because the effect is tangible. The framework is forged out of current research in mathematics combined with John Hattie’s synthesis of more than 15 years of education research involving 300 million students. Chapter by chapter, and equipped with video clips, planning tools, rubrics, and templates, you get the inside track on which instructional strategies to use at each phase of the learning cycle: Surface learning phase: When—through carefully constructed experiences—students explore new concepts and make connections to procedural skills and vocabulary that give shape to developing conceptual understandings. Deep learning phase: When—through the solving of rich high-cognitive tasks and rigorous discussion—students make connections among conceptual ideas, form mathematical generalizations, and apply and practice procedural skills with fluency. Transfer phase: When students can independently think through more complex mathematics, and can plan, investigate, and elaborate as they apply what they know to new mathematical situations. To equip students for higher-level mathematics learning, we have to be clear about where students are, where they need to go, and what it looks like when they get there. Visible Learning for Math brings about powerful, precision teaching for K-12 through intentionally designed guided, collaborative, and independent learning.
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Who's Doing the Work?

How to Say Less So Your Readers Can Do More

Author: Jan Miller Burkins,Kim Yaris

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1625310757

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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In their follow-up to Reading Wellness, Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris explore how some traditional scaffolding practices may actually rob students of important learning opportunities and independence. Who's Doing the Work? suggests ways to make small but powerful adjustments to instruction that hold students accountable for their own learning. Educators everywhere are concerned about students whose reading development inexplicably plateaus, as well as those who face challenging texts without applying the strategies they've been taught. When such problems arise, our instinct is to do more. But when we summarize text before reading or guide students when they encounter difficult words, are we leading them to depend on our support? If we want students to use strategies independently, Jan and Kim believe that we must question the ways our scaffolding is getting in the way. Next generation reading instruction is responsive to students' needs, and it develops readers who can integrate reading strategies without prompting from instructors. In Who's Doing The Work?, Jan and Kim examine how instructional mainstays such as read-aloud, shared reading, guided reading, and independent reading look in classrooms where students do more of the work. Classroom snapshots at the end of each chapter help translate the ideas in the book into practice. Who's Doing the Work? offers a vision for adjusting reading instruction to better align with the goal of creating independent, proficient, and joyful readers.
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Visible Learning for Literacy, Grades K-12

Implementing the Practices That Work Best to Accelerate Student Learning

Author: Douglas Fisher,Nancy Frey,John Hattie

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506344038

Category: Education

Page: 216

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Ensure students demonstrate more than a year’s worth of learning during a school year Renowned literacy experts Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey work with John Hattie to apply his 15 years of research, identifying instructional routines that have the biggest impact on student learning, to literacy practices. These practices are “visible” because their purpose is clear, they are implemented at the right moment in a student’s learning, and their effect is tangible. Through dozens of classroom scenarios, learn how to use the right approach at the right time for surface, deep, and transfer learning and which routines are most effective at each phase of learning.
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Powerful Task Design

Rigorous and Engaging Tasks to Level Up Instruction

Author: John Antonetti,Terri Stice

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506399150

Category: Education

Page: 216

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Applicable for educators across all disciplines and grade levels, this book will teach you to use the Powerful Task Rubric for Designing Student Work to analyze, design, and refine cognitively engaging tasks of learning. This guide will help you Use the Powerful Task Rubric, and delve into the tool’s design components. Complete interactive tasks, and understand first-hand how technology is a critical design component in student task design. Identify opportunities for creating powerful tasks in the areas of engagement, academic strategies, questions, and cognition. Supplement your task design arsenal with tools like the Diagnostic Instrument to Analyze Learning (DIAL).
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Conferring with Readers

Supporting Each Student's Growth and Independence

Author: Gravity Goldberg,Jennifer Serravallo

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325011011

Category: Education

Page: 203

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A great reading conference only takes five minutes, but its impact can last a lifetime. That's because conferences are the critical, one-to-one teaching that forms the backbone of reading instruction. Conferring with Readers shows you how to confer well and demonstrates why a few moments with students every week can put them on the path to becoming better, more independent readers. Conferring with Readers is a comprehensive guide that shows you how to determine what readers have learned and what they need to practice, then provides suggestions for targeting instruction to meet students' needs. It provides explicit teaching methods for use in effective conferences. You'll learn how to: research a student's use of skills through questions and observations compliment to support and build upon successes follow up on prior instruction for accountability and depth of understanding explain a reading strategy by providing an explicit purpose and context model the strategy to make the invisible brainwork of reading more visible guide a readerinpracticing the strategy link the strategy to independent reading. Conferring with Readers presents repeatable frameworks for conferences that focus on six specific purposes of reading instruction: matching students to just-right books reinforcing students' strengths supporting students during whole-class studies helping students move from one reading level to the next holding students accountable for previous learning deepening students' conversations about books in order to deepen their thinking. What's more, each purpose is bolstered by an appendix of conference transcripts that support your teaching. With all this plus ideas for planning instruction, keeping records of your conferences, and even conducting group sessions, Conferring with Readers will make a big difference in how you teach reading-helping you feel confident and well equipped to foster each student's growth and independence as a reader.
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Reading Instruction for Diverse Classrooms

Research-Based, Culturally Responsive Practice

Author: Ellen McIntyre,Nancy Hulan,Vicky Layne

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1609180569

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 300

View: 7853

This practical, teacher-friendly book provides indispensable guidance for implementing research-based reading instruction that is responsive to students' diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Structured around the “big five” core topics of an effective reading program—phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension—the book explains tried-and-true teaching strategies for fostering all students' achievement. Key topics include engaging diverse students in classroom discussion, involving families in learning, and assessing and teaching new literacies. Numerous classroom examples demonstrate a wide range of easy-to-implement lesson ideas and activities for students at different grade levels, including struggling learners. Issues specific to English language learners are woven throughout the chapters.
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