Teaching Reading in the Secondary Schools

Author: Geoff Dean

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136633928

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Being able to read well is one of the most important literacy requirements in our society. It is fundamental to almost all secondary school subjects and the English programme in particular. The new Key Stage 3 focus on teaching reading compels us to find exciting ways to engage young people with texts that they will continue with and develop themselves. This book outlines several approaches to reading which challenge former classroom practices. It is through these approaches that all students - from reluctant boys to the most able of either gender - can continue to grow as readers and develop their readiness to seek meaning in texts. This second edition adds to the original ideas in Geoff Dean's first book and includes new methods of teaching reading, including "guided reading" and using increased grammatical student knowledge.
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Supporting Readers in Secondary Schools

What Every Secondary Teacher Needs to Know about Teaching Reading and Phonics

Author: Wendy Jolliffe,David Waugh,Jayne Stead,Sue Beverton

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473905559

Category: Education

Page: 128

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Supporting Readers in Secondary Schools Are you a secondary school teacher who needs to know about phonics and teaching reading? Then this book is for you. There are lots of books on teaching phonics but most are written to support primary teachers. This book is written specifically for secondary teachers working with children who need support with reading. There are loads of case studies from secondary schools and useful tips on teaching strategies and ideas for resources. It covers the phonics subject knowledge you need to know as a secondary teacher and gives guidance on planning and methods of assessment. It also explores a range of intervention programmes and resources to give you comprehensive support in teaching reading. Linked to the Teachers’ Standards.
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Teaching Reading in Middle School

Author: Laura Robb

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780590685603

Category: Education

Page: 318

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In this resource, you'll get the "big picture" of teaching reading in the middle school, including research, as well as the practical details you need to help every student become a better reader. Veteran teacher Laura Robb shares how to: teach reading strategies across the curriculum; present mini-lessons that deepen students' knowledge of how specific reading strategies work; help kids apply the strategies through guided practice; support struggling readers with a plan of action that improves their reading motivation; helps kids choose books that are at their instructional level; organize a reading-writing workshop, and much more. For use with Grades 5 and Up.
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A Case for Teaching Literature in the Secondary School

Why Reading Fiction Matters in an Age of Scientific Objectivity and Standardization

Author: Janet Alsup

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317585046

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 154

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Taking a close look at the forces that affect English education in schools—at the ways literature, cognitive science, the privileging of the STEM disciplines, and current educational policies are connected—this timely book counters with a strong argument for the importance of continuing to teach literature in middle and secondary classrooms. The case is made through critical examination of the ongoing "culture wars" between the humanities and the sciences, recent research in cognitive literary studies demonstrating the power of narrative reading, and an analysis of educational trends that have marginalized literature teaching in the U.S., including standards-based and scripted curricula. The book is distinctive in presenting both a synthesis of arguments for literary study in the middle and high school and sample lesson plans from practicing teachers exemplifying how literature can positively influence adolescents’ intellectual, emotional, and social selves.
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Teaching Reading in the Content Areas

If Not Me, Then Who?

Author: Vicki Urquhart,Dana Frazee

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416614214

Category: Education

Page: 240

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History teachers aren't expected to teach science, math teachers aren't expected to teach social studies; so why are all teachers responsible for teaching reading? The answer is simple. An emphasis on reading and literacy skills in the content areas has an exponential effect on learning in every discipline. This completely revised third edition of the best-selling Teaching Reading in the Content Areas seeks to help educators understand how to teach reading in their respective disciplines, choose the best reading strategies from the vast array available, and positively impact student learning. Throughout, it draws from new research on the impact of new technologies, the population boom of English language learners, and the influence of the Common Core State Standards. Given the complexities of the reading process, teachers deserve--and this book provides--clear, research-based answers to overarching questions about teaching reading in the content areas: * What specific skills do students need to read effectively in each content area? * Which reading strategies are most appropriate to help students become more effective readers and independent learners? * What type of learning environment promotes effective reading and learning? By focusing on the differences in how content-area experts read and reason, teachers can be better prepared to help their students understand that the ways they read in biology are different from the ways they read in English, history, or mathematics. To read successfully in different content areas, students must develop discipline-specific skills and strategies along with knowledge of that discipline. With that in mind, this book also includes 40 strategies designed to help students in every grade level and across the content areas develop their vocabularies, comprehend informational and narrative texts, and engage in meaningful discussions of what they read.
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Readers, Teachers, Learners

Expanding Literacy Across the Content Areas

Author: William G. Brozo,Michele L. Simpson

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780130978554

Category: Education

Page: 496

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Brozo (U. of Tennessee) and Simpson (U. of Georgia) assert that teachers of all subjects can create engaging learning environments in which readers and learners use literacy for personal pleasure, as a tool for academic achievement, and to expand critical consciousness. They revise earlier editions
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Developing Literacy in the Secondary Classroom

Author: Georgina Barton,Gary Woolley

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526415402

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 1968

This textbook for pre-service teachers gives pragmatic guidance on the major aspects of literacy teaching, as well as how to draw insight from research and apply it in diverse classrooms.
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RTI for Reading at the Secondary Level

Recommended Literacy Practices and Remaining Questions

Author: Deborah K. Reed,Jade Wexler,Sharon Vaughn

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 146250356X

Category: Education

Page: 262

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"Grounded in the best current knowledge, this book shows how to implement response to intervention (RTI) in middle and high school contexts. Detailed guidelines are presented for teaching reading comprehension, vocabulary, and other aspects of literacy across the content areas, and for providing effective interventions for students who require additional support. The authors describe RTI procedures that are specifically tailored to the needs of struggling adolescent learners and that take into account the challenges and logistics of secondary-level implementation. More than 20 reproducible tools for planning, assessment, progress monitoring, and multi-tiered instruction are featured; the large-size format facilitates photocopying"-- Provided by publisher.
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Teaching STEM in the Secondary School

Helping teachers meet the challenge

Author: Frank Banks,David Barlex

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136678654

Category: Education

Page: 286

View: 780

The skills, knowledge and understanding of the subjects involved in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) are vital for all young people in an increasingly science- and technology-driven society. This book looks at the purpose and pedagogy of STEM teaching and explores the ways in which STEM subjects can interact in the curriculum to enhance student understanding, achievement and motivation. By reaching outside their own classroom, teachers can collaborate across subjects to enrich learning and help students relate school science, technology and maths to the wider world. Packed with ideas and practical details for teachers of STEM subjects, this book: considers what the STEM subjects contribute separately to the curriculum and how they relate to each other in the wider education of secondary school students describes and evaluates different curriculum models for STEM suggests ways in which a critical approach to the pedagogy of the classroom, laboratory and workshop can support STEM for all students addresses the practicalities of introducing, organising and sustaining STEM-related activities in the secondary school looks to ways schools can manage and sustain STEM approaches in the long-term. This timely new text is essential reading for trainee and practising teachers who wish to make the learning of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics an interesting, motivating and exciting experience for their students.
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Close Reading in the Secondary Classroom

Improve Literacy, Reading Comprehension, and Critical-thinking Skills

Author: Jeff Flygare

Publisher: Classroom Strategies

ISBN: 9781943360017

Category: Education

Page: 248

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Close-reading strategies help students develop the critical-thinking skills essential for the rest of their lives. Close Reading in the Secondary Classroom offers high school and middle school educators extensive guidance on how to introduce close reading to students and help them improve their reading comprehension skills and critical thinking. Learn how to select close-reading examples and passages, elicit deeper question formation, facilitate positive classroom discussion, and assess your students' reading comprehension and literacy progress. Understand the importance of close reading, prereading, and post-reading activities. Learn how to choose appropriate literary or informational texts for close reading. Pass on tools necessary for literary analysis and annotating text. Develop thought-provoking questions and discussion that deepen text analysis and reading comprehension. Assess students' critical and creative thinking skills. Contents: Introduction Chapter 1: Research and Theory Chapter 2: Prereading Chapter 3: Reading Twice and Annotating Chapter 4: Generating Questions and Reading Analytically Chapter 5: Discussing as a Class or Analyzing Individually, and Using Processing Activities Chapter 6: Planning and Assessing Close Reading Epilogue Appendix A: Answers to Comprehension Questions Appendix B: Extended Examples of Close Reading
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Teaching and Learning in Lower Secondary Schools in the Era of PISA and TIMSS

Author: Kirsti Klette,Ole Bergem,Astrid Roe

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319173022

Category: Education

Page: 193

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This book explores teaching and learning in lower secondary classrooms in the three PISA domains science, mathematics and reading. Based on extensive video documentation from science, math and reading classrooms in Norwegian secondary schooling, it analyzes how offered and experienced teaching and learning opportunities in these three subject areas support students’ learning. The in-depth investigations of video documentation are combined with analysis of the Norwegian PISA results in order to understand how teaching and learning in science, mathematics and reading can be improved. Recent reviews indicate that instructional practice does make a difference to students learning - and is more important than other factors including students’ socioeconomic background, class size, classroom climate, and teachers’ experience and formal training. This book opens the discussion on a European basis about contemporary challenges in teaching and learning in secondary schooling. Norway as a test bed is particularly interesting due to its long tradition with national curricula, and its unitary and non- streamed structure. Furthermore, ideas of educational progressivism and students’ active ways of working (such as individualized teaching, adapted teaching, inquiry based teaching etc.) have for a long time been actively promoted within Norwegian educational policies. The book draws on analyses that combine expertise in psychometrics and video-based micro genetic classroom studies with expertise in domain-specific instruction (math, science and reading). It feeds the conversation how issues of communication patterns are dealt with and made productive within different instructional formats, and presents possibilities to compare and analyze instructional formats and discursive practices for students’ learning.​
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Secondary School Literacy Instruction

Author: Betty Roe,Nancy Kolodziej,Barbara Stoodt-Hill,Paul C. Burns

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133938965

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

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Well known for its detailed and practical explanations of reading, writing, and study strategies, SECONDARY SCHOOL LITERACY INSTRUCTION is required reading for all non-literacy teaching majors. Its motivational pedagogy especially appeals to pre-service teachers, who quickly realize that the text will help them improve their students’ progress. Two hallmark chapters on content area teaching have brought this text wide acclaim for its unique application of literacy and study skills in all secondary subject areas. The text also is recognized for its proven pedagogy, including Meeting the Challenge, which puts ideas into classroom practice, and Focus on English Language Learners and Focus on Struggling Readers, which highlight important applications for these special needs learners in easy-to-locate sections in each chapter. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Learning to Teach English in the Secondary School

A companion to school experience

Author: Jon Davison,Caroline Daly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317700031

Category: Education

Page: 258

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How do you approach teaching English in the contemporary classroom? What is expected of a would-be English teacher? The fourth edition of this best-selling text combines theory and practice to present an indispensable introduction to the opportunities and challenges of teaching English in the secondary classroom. It offers insight into the history, policies and definitions surrounding the subject, together with innovative and practical strategies which can be used for effective teaching and learning. Already a major text for many university teacher education courses, the new edition reflects the extent and impact of current reforms whilst retaining its focus on what is of enduring value for English teaching. With an emphasis on developing your own values and on stimulating approaches that underpin English teaching, it will help you navigate your way through changing curriculum requirements, assessment practice and the demands of professional development. Key topics explored include: Reading, writing and speaking and listening Teaching language and grammar Drama in English teaching Poetry Working with digital technologies Post-16 English language and literature Developing as a critically reflective practitioner. Written particularly with the new and student teacher in mind, Learning to Teach English in the Secondary School aims to equip readers with the tools to make critically informed judgements about how to teach, develop principled practice and most importantly, be mindful of pupils and their experience of English in the secondary classroom.
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Teaching Mathematics in Secondary Schools

A Reader

Author: Linda Haggarty

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415260695

Category: Education

Page: 279

View: 9173

A companion to Aspects of Teaching Secondary Mathematics, this book introduces and explores the contemporary issues and key ideas entailed in the teaching and learning of this subject. This book is concerned with exploring the bigger picture of mathematics education, and is aimed particularly at those learning to teach mathematics; teachers in the classroom who want to continue thinking and developing as mathematics teachers; and those concerned with education who would like to be better informed about mathematics education. Divided into seven sections to help structure reading, this book offers a completely up-to-date, comprehensive overview, written by the most-known, well-respected experts in the field.
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English Teaching in the Secondary School

Linking theory and practice

Author: Mike Fleming,David Stevens

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317441281

Category: Education

Page: 278

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English Teaching in the Secondary School is a comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of teaching English. This updated 4th edition has been revised to take into consideration changes in national policy, drawing on the most recent research and theory to produce engaging, practical ideas for use in the classroom. It challenges mechanistic and formulaic approaches to teaching, instead placing an emphasis on reflection, understanding and informed practice. Guiding students and new teachers through the whole process of English teaching in the secondary school, this edition has been fully updated to include: • a report of the most recent developments in national policy • discussion of multiple literacies and critical literacy • a new chapter on English as an additional language • a new chapter on cross curricular themes • new sections on approaches to the teaching of grammar • reflections on international developments in language teaching and their relevance • a guide to further reading on resources and research Written in an accessible style, with a wealth of advice and ideas, English Teaching in the Secondary School forms essential reading for all those training to become secondary English teachers.
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RTI Strategies for Secondary Teachers

Author: Susan Gingras Fitzell

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412992222

Category: Education

Page: 202

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A ′strategy bank′ for secondary teachersWhile planning lessons, many teachers wonder: ôIf I try this, will it work?ö ôWill I lose ground in teaching the concept?ö ôWill it help my students make the grade, pass the state tests, or get into college?ö Teachers want solutions, not theory. This book offers a bank of proven RTI strategies for Grades 6û12 that will improve test scores and student achievement for all students, not just struggling learners. Susan Gingras Fitzell explains how RTI fits into secondary education and applies it to math, reading comprehension, writing, and more. She summarizes tiers one, two, and three in teacher-friendly language and includes:Easily implemented and practical interventionsSample lesson plans and visual models Examples of how to address budgeting, staffing, performance, and student culture constraints The grouping strategies included in each lesson plan improve studentsÆ social skills, and can reduce referrals to special education depending on other circumstances. RTI Strategies for Secondary Teachers will help teachers take their instruction up a notch in every classroom and reduce stress in the process.á
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The Learning and Teaching of Geometry in Secondary Schools

A Modeling Perspective

Author: Pat Herbst,Taro Fujita,Stefan Halverscheid,Michael Weiss

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351973525

Category: Education

Page: 250

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IMPACT (Interweaving Mathematics Pedagogy and Content for Teaching) is an exciting new series of texts for teacher education which aims to advance the learning and teaching of mathematics by integrating mathematics content with the broader research and theoretical base of mathematics education. The Learning and Teaching of Geometry in Secondary Schools reviews past and present research on the teaching and learning of geometry in secondary schools and proposes an approach for design research on secondary geometry instruction. Areas covered include: teaching and learning secondary geometry through history; the representations of geometric figures; students’ cognition in geometry; teacher knowledge, practice and, beliefs; teaching strategies, instructional improvement, and classroom interventions; research designs and problems for secondary geometry. Drawing on a team of international authors, this new text will be essential reading for experienced teachers of mathematics, graduate students, curriculum developers, researchers, and all those interested in exploring students’ study of geometry in secondary schools.
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Teaching in the Secondary School

Author: Tom V. Savage,Marsha Savage,David G. Armstrong

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0133754014

Category: Education

Page: 384

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Teaching in the Secondary School, Seventh Edition, utilizes using a reflective approach to learning and prepares secondary school teachers, in an era of change, for the realities of teaching in today’s classrooms . Highlighting critical issues such as diversity, differentiated instruction, cooperative learning, direct instruction, higher-level thinking, assessment, planning, classroom management, legal issues that teachers may confront, and career-long professional development, this thoroughly updated and revised text equips teachers with the tools they need to successfully face the day-to-day classroom environment, and the real challenges facing today’s secondary school students and educators. This edition features all new information on: education reform proposals, such as: Race To The Top and Breaking Ranks, and how the role of secondary teachers is changing; diagnostic, formative, and summative assessments, and a new emphasis on planning assessment prior to planning instruction, outlined in the “Backward Design” model; writing across the curriculum and the increase in integrating literacy across the curriculum in all secondary classes; bullying, cyber-bullying, school violence, and drug abuse, including legal issues and school responsibility alerts teachers to the serious misbehaviors that exist in today’s schools and one of the most common and pressing concerns of new teachers; and the tremendous opportunities the internet provides for professional development purposes, such as using webinars, podcasts, and e-workshops.
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