Developing Fluent Readers

Teaching Fluency as a Foundational Skill

Author: Melanie R. Kuhn,Lorell Levy

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462519210

Category: Education

Page: 148

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Viewing fluency as a bridge between foundational skills and open-ended learning, this book guides teachers through effective instruction and assessment of fluent reading skills in the primary grades. Fluency’s relationship to phonological awareness, phonics, and print concepts is explained, and practical methods are shared for integrating fluency instruction in a literacy curriculum grounded in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Classroom examples, weekly lesson plans, and extensive lists of recommended texts add to the book’s utility for teachers.
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Real Or Fake? 3

Author: Emily Krieger

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426330049

Category: JUVENILE NONFICTION

Page: 208

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Offers suspicious stories, fishy facts, and dubious lists, encouraging readers to determine which facts are true and which are false.
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Weird But True! 3

300 Outrageous Facts

Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.)

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426307667

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 206

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Offers a collection of true facts about animals, food, science, pop culture, outer space, geography, and weather.
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Amazing Facts in World History, Grades 5 - 8

Author: Don Blattner

Publisher: Mark Twain Media

ISBN: 1580372384

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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This entertaining classroom supplement provides students with an intimate view of the people and events that have shaped the world! Activities will pique students' interest and serve as a springboard for discussion. Topics covered include ancient Egypt, the early Olympic games, life in Rome, the Mongols, ancient China, Vikings, the Middle Ages, the Titanic, and more! Reading passages are accompanied by fun quizzes, puzzles, logic problems, to reinforce learning. An answer key is also included. --Mark Twain Media Publishing Company specializes in providing captivating, supplemental books and decorative resources to complement middle- and upper-grade classrooms. Designed by leading educators, the product line covers a range of subjects including mathematics, sciences, language arts, social studies, history, government, fine arts, and character. Mark Twain Media also provides innovative classroom solutions for bulletin boards and interactive whiteboards. Since 1977, Mark Twain Media has remained a reliable source for a wide variety of engaging classroom resources.
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101 Facts You Should Know About Food

Author: John Farndon

Publisher: Icon Books

ISBN: 1840465220

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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From the extraordinary distance our food can travel to reach our tables to the remarkable benefits of eating avocados, John Farndon shows the amazing, often shocking, truth behind the food we eat. Covering everything from the big businesses that control food production around the world to the dangers of food dyes, this book reveals the complex facts behind the simplest of meals.
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How to Write About Music

Excerpts from the 33 1/3 Series, Magazines, Books and Blogs with Advice from Industry-leading Writers

Author: N.A

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1628920467

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 432

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If writing about music is like dancing about architecture, you'd do best to hone your chops and avoid clichés (like the one that begins this sentence) by learning from the prime movers. How to Write About Music offers a selection of the best writers on what is perhaps our most universally beloved art form. Selections from the critically-acclaimed 33 1/3 series appear alongside new interviews and insights from authors like Lester Bangs, Chuck Klosterman, Owen Pallet, Ann Powers and Alex Ross. How to Write About Music includes primary sources of inspiration from a variety of go-to genres such as the album review, the personal essay, the blog post and the interview along with tips, writing prompts and advice from the writers themselves. Music critics of the past and the present offer inspiration through their work on artists like Black Sabbath, Daft Punk, J Dilla, Joy Division, Kanye West, Neutral Milk Hotel, Radiohead, Pussy Riot and countless others. How to Write About Music is an invaluable text for all those who have ever dreamed of getting their music writing published and a pleasure for everyone who loves to read about music.
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Phraseology

Thousands of Bizarre Origins, Unexpected Connections, and Fascinating Facts about English's Best Expressions

Author: Barbara Ann Kipfer

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402247923

Category: Reference

Page: 320

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The Amazing Secrets of the Phrases We Use Everyday Phraseology is the ultimate collection of everything you never knew about the wonderful phrases found in the English language. It contains information about phrase history and etymology; unusual, lost, or uncommon phrases; how phrases are formed; and more than 7,000 facts about common English phrases. Practical enough to be used as a reference book but so fun that every book lover will want to read it straight through, Phraseology contains such engrossing tidbits as: ACROSS THE BOARD is an allusion to the board displaying the odds in a horse race ARTESIAN WELL gets its name from Artois, where such wells were first made BEST MAN originated in Scotland, where the groom kidnapped his bride with the aid of friends, including the toughest and bravest - the best man.
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