Improving Reading Comprehension of Middle and High School Students

Author: Kristi L. Santi,Deborah K. Reed

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319147358

Category: Education

Page: 197

View: 522

This volume focuses on our understanding of the reading comprehension of adolescents in a high stakes academic environment. Leading researchers share their most current research on each issue, covering theory and empirical research from a range of specializations, including various content areas, English language learners, students with disabilities, and reading assessment. Topics discussed include: cognitive models of reading comprehension and how they relate to typical or atypical development of reading comprehension, reading in history classes, comprehension of densely worded and symbolic mathematical texts, understanding causality in science texts, the more rigorous comprehension standards in English language arts classes, balancing the practical and measurement constraints of the assessment of reading comprehension, understanding the needs and challenges of English language learners and students in special education with respect to the various content areas discussed in this book. This book is of interest to researchers in literacy and educational psychology as well as curriculum developers.

Spanish, Grades 6 - 12

Author: Cynthia Downs

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN: 1604185023

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 2112

Support Spanish acquisition using Skills for Success: Spanish for grades 6–12. Students can use the activities in this 128-page book on their own or in addition to any Spanish program. The exercises are presented in a range of formats that help students acquire everyday Spanish vocabulary. The book includes vocabulary lists, reproducible storybooks, a pronunciation key, and an answer key.

Building School Culture One Week at a Time

Author: Jeffrey Zoul

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317925319

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 9492

Use Friday Focus memos to motivate and engage your staff every week, and help create a school culture focused on the growth of students and teachers. Easy to understand and implement, Friday Focus memos offer an effective and efficient way to improve student learning, staff development, and school culture from within. Written by educational consultant and former principal of two award-winning schools, Jeffrey Zoul, these memos focus on topics such as active learning, high expectations, gratitude, test preparation, and more. Zoul provides 37 teaching and learning memos, one for each week of the school year, for principals and other administrators to reproduce and circulate among their staff. Zoul prefaces each memo with stories from his experiences as a teacher, coach, and assistant principal in the K-12 levels. You can also write your own memos, with guidance on possible topics and teacher takeaways.

Handbook of Research on Engaging Immigrant Families and Promoting Academic Success for English Language Learners

Author: Onchwari, Grace,Keengwe, Jared

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522582843

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 480

View: 3024

In the past few years, there has been an influx of immigrant children into the school system, many with a limited understanding of English. Successfully teaching these students requires educators to understand their characteristics and to learn how to engage immigrant families to support their children’s academic achievements. The Handbook of Research on Engaging Immigrant Families and Promoting Academic Success for English Language Learners is a collection of innovative research that utilizes teacher professional development models, assessment practices, teaching strategies, and parental involvement strategies to develop ways for communities and educators to create social and academic conditions that promote the academic success of immigrant and English language learners. While highlighting topics including bilingual learners, family engagement, and teacher development, this book is ideally designed for early childhood, elementary, middle, K-12, and secondary school teachers; school administrators; faculty; academicians; and researchers.

The Quick Reference Guide to Educational Innovations

Practices, Programs, Policies, and Philosophies

Author: Carolyn Orange

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9780761978169

Category: Education

Page: 141

View: 3654

Highlights include a comprehensive exploration of more than 60 proven practices, results-oriented programs, policies, and innovative movements/theories.

Handbook of Latinos and Education

Theory, Research, and Practice

Author: Enrique G. Murillo Jr.,Sofia Villenas,Ruth Trinidad Galván,Juan Sánchez Muñoz,Corinne Martínez,Margarita Machado-Casas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135236682

Category: Education

Page: 670

View: 9640

Providing a comprehensive review of rigorous, innovative, and critical scholarship relevant to educational issues which impact Latinos, this Handbook captures the field at this point in time. Its unique purpose and function is to profile the scope and terrain of academic inquiry on Latinos and education. Presenting the most significant and potentially influential work in the field in terms of its contributions to research, to professional practice, and to the emergence of related interdisciplinary studies and theory, the volume is organized around five themes: history, theory, and methodology policies and politics language and culture teaching and learning resources and information. The Handbook of Latinos and Education is a must-have resource for educational researchers, graduate students, teacher educators, and the broad spectrum of individuals, groups, agencies, organizations and institutions sharing a common interest in and commitment to the educational issues that impact Latinos.

Effective Programs for Latino Students

Author: Robert E. Slavin,Margarita Calder¢n,Margarita Calderon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135664315

Category: Education

Page: 404

View: 4458

Latino (or Hispanic) children are one of the fastest-growing groups in U.S. schools today. On average, these students perform worse than Anglo students on measures of academic achievement and other measures of academic success, and their drop-out rate is high. There are schools of excellence among those serving Latino children, but the majority of these children are placed "at risk" by schools and community institutions unable to build on the cultural, personal, and linguistic strengths these children are likely to bring with them to school. Schools serving Latino students need programs based on high-quality research, capable of being replicated and adapted to local circumstances and needs. The purpose of this book is to present the current state of the art with respect to research on effective instructional programs for Latino students in elementary and secondary grades. Surprisingly, this has not been done before; there are many books on the situation of Latino students in U.S. schools, but none so far have reviewed research on the outcomes of programs designed to enhance the academic achievement of these students. The chapters represent a broad range of methodologies, from experimental to correlational to descriptive, and the solutions they propose are extremely diverse. Each examines, in its own way, programs and practices that are showing success. Together, they present a rich array of research-based effective programs that are practical, widely available, and likely to make a profound difference. What binds the chapters together is a shared belief that Latino students can succeed at the highest levels if they receive the quality of instruction they deserve, and a shared belief that reform of schools serving many Latino students is both possible and essential. This is a book filled with statistics, description, and reviews of research--but even more, it is filled with optimism about what schools for Latino students can be, and what these students will achieve. It is a highly relevant and useful resource for educators, policymakers, and researchers who want to use research to inform the decisions they make about how to help Latino students succeed in elementary and secondary schools, and beyond.

Handbook of Research on Teaching the English Language Arts

Co-Sponsored by the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English

Author: Diane Lapp,Douglas Fisher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136886567

Category: Education

Page: 448

View: 8711

Now in its third edition, the Handbook of Research on Teaching the English Language Arts—sponsored by the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English—offers an integrated perspective on the teaching of the English language arts and a comprehensive overview of research in the field. Prominent scholars, researchers, and professional leaders provide historical and theoretical perspectives about teaching the language arts focus on bodies of research that influence decision making within the teaching of the language arts explore the environments for language arts teaching reflect on methods and materials for instruction Reflecting important recent developments in the field, the Third Edition is restructured, updated, and includes many new contributors. More emphasis is given in this edition to the learner, multiple texts, learning, and sharing one’s knowledge. A Companion Website, new for this edition, provides PowerPoint® slides highlighting the main points of each chapter.

Quality Education for Latinos and Latinas

Print and Oral Skills for All Students, K–College

Author: Rita Portales,Marco Portales

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292774278

Category: Social Science

Page: 239

View: 9854

As educators and legislators across the country debate how to improve public schools, the most vital factor often disappears from the equation—the relationship between the teacher and the student. According to veteran educators Rita and Marco Portales, this relationship is the central issue in the education of students, especially Latino/a students who often face serious barriers to school success because of the legacy of racism, insufficient English-language skills, and cultural differences with the educational establishment. To break down these barriers and help Latino/a students acquire a quality education, the Portaleses focus attention on the teacher-student relationship and offer a proven method that teachers can use to strengthen the print and oral skills of their students. They begin by analyzing the reasons why schools too often fail to educate Latino/a students, using eloquent comments from young Latinos/as and their parents to confirm how important the teacher-student relationship is to the student's success. Then they show how all educational stakeholders—teachers, administrators, state education agencies, legislators, and parents—can work together to facilitate the teacher-student relationship and improve student education. By demonstrating how teachers can improve students' reading, critical thinking, writing, and oral communication skills across the curriculum, they argue that learning can be made more relevant for students, keeping their interest levels high while preparing them for academically competitive colleges.

Conversational English for Spanish Speakers

Spanish-English Edition

Author: Jane Flynn

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539392187


Page: 86

View: 4104

This program will result in rapid acquisition of everyday conversational routines such as asking for directions, talking about families, and planning free time activities with friends. Spanish-speaking newcomers to the U.S. from middle school through adult will quickly become comfortable with engaging in conversations with native English speakers. This program can also be used for English as a Foreign Language (EFL) study in Spanish-speaking countries. Contrary to the prevailing method of teaching English--isolated vocabulary terms and grammar--this program immerses students immediately in listening and participating in everyday conversations. It is based on the audio-lingual approach used by the United States foreign service to quickly give their diplomats and embassy workers functional language skills in the language of their destination country. Unique to this book is the opportunity to personalize each conversational routine/chapter for the students who comprise the learning group. This is the first in a series of books: Future editions will feature other languages, e.g., Chinese and Somali.

Children with limited English

teaching strategies for the regular classroom

Author: Ellen Kottler,Jeffrey A. Kottler

Publisher: Corwin Pr


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 141

View: 9176

Updated Edition of Bestseller "A teacher can pick up this book and actually use the ideas from it with little or no hassle. The applications and exercises at the end of each chapter are especially excellent and very useful." Elise Geither, Instructor The American Language Academy Baldwin Wallace College Berea, OH Survival skills for success with limited-English-proficient students in your classroom! In this enhanced resource, Kottler and Kottler arm teachers with crucial tools to meet the challenges of an increasingly diverse student population. Through simple, useful, and direct teaching techniques, this quick-read reference offers both novice and veteran teachers the concepts and methods needed to effectively serve limited-English-proficient students. Clearly written and jargon-free, Children With Limited English, Second Edition, explains such important skills as building a trusting relationship with students, understanding the principles of language acquisition, and capitalizing on alternative means of support within the school and community. This expanded edition includes the following new features: Techniques for involving the school, family, and community Straightforward discussion of learning styles and multiple intelligences Applications of cutting-edge brain research and teaching innovations incorporated into contemporary practice Updated sections on cultural background and values Practical strategies for improving language skills using media and technology

Bilingual Education

A Reference Handbook

Author: Rosa Castro Feinberg

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576071251

Category: Education

Page: 352

View: 8763

Provides an introduction to bilingual education, covering such issues as its evolution in the United States and relation to educational and civil rights reform, and comparing international bilingual education programs.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 6181


Preventing Drug Use Among Children and Adolescents

A Research-based Guide for Parents, Educators, and Community Leaders

Author: Elizabeth B. Robertson,Susan L. David,Suman A. Rao

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 0756740770

Category: Psychology

Page: 41

View: 7067

One of the goals of the Nat. Institute on Drug Abuse is to help the public understand the causes of drug abuse and to prevent its onset. This is a summary of topics covered in the newest ed. of the guide, "Preventing Drug Use Among Children and Adolescents", which includes updated principles, new questions and answers, new program information, and expanded references and resources. This In Brief edition summarizes sections of the guide for community use. Chapters: Prevention Principles; Risk Factors and Protective Factors; Planning for Drug Abuse Prevention in the Community; Applying Prevention Principles to Drug Abuse Prevention Programs; Examples of Research-Based Drug Abuse Prevention Programs; and Selected Resources and References.

(K)ein Gespür für Zahlen

So bekommt man den Durchblick in Mathe

Author: Barbara Oakley

Publisher: MVG Verlag

ISBN: 3864157811

Category: Mathematics

Page: 352

View: 2223

Mathematik versteht man oder eben nicht. Der eine ist dafür natürlich begabt, dem anderen bleibt dieses Fach für immer ein Rätsel. Stimmt nicht, sagt nun Barbara Oakley und zeigt mit ihrem Buch, dass wirklich jeder ein Gespür für Zahlen hat. Mathematik braucht nämlich nicht nur analytisches Denken, sondern auch den kreativen Geist. Denn noch mehr als um Formeln geht es um die Freiheit, einen der vielen möglichen Lösungsansätze zu finden. Der Weg ist das Ziel. Und wie man zum richtigen Ergebnis kommt, ist eine Kunst, die man entwickeln, entdecken und in sich wecken kann. Die Autorin vermittelt eine Vielfalt an Techniken und Werkzeugen, die das Verständnis von Mathematik und Naturwissenschaft grundlegend verbessern. (K)ein Gespür für Zahlen nimmt Ihnen — vor allem wenn Sie sich in Schule, Uni oder Beruf mathematisch oder naturwissenschaftlich beweisen müssen — nicht nur die Grundangst, sondern stärkt Ihren Mut, Ihren mathematischen Fähigkeiten zu vertrauen. So macht Mathe Spaß!

The Education of English Language Learners

Research to Practice

Author: Marilyn Shatz,Louise C. Wilkinson

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1462503306

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 306

View: 8883

This book presents evidence-based strategies for supporting English language learners' (ELLs') school readiness and achievement at all grade levels. It examines the importance of communication and language use for children's learning both in and outside of school.