Bringing Words to Life, Second Edition

Robust Vocabulary Instruction

Author: Isabel L. Beck,Margaret G. McKeown,Linda Kucan

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 146250826X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 210

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Hundreds of thousands of teachers have used this highly practical guide to help K–12 students enlarge their vocabulary and get involved in noticing, understanding, and using new words. Grounded in research, the book explains how to select words for instruction, introduce their meanings, and create engaging learning activities that promote both word knowledge and reading comprehension. The authors are trusted experts who draw on extensive experience in diverse classrooms and schools. Sample lessons and vignettes, children's literature suggestions, "Your Turn" learning activities, and a Study Guide for teachers enhance the book's utility as a classroom resource, professional development tool, or course text. The Study Guide can also be downloaded and printed for ease of use (www.guilford.com/beck-studyguide). New to This Edition *Reflects over a decade of advances in research-based vocabulary instruction. *Chapters on vocabulary and writing; assessment; and differentiating instruction for struggling readers and English language learners, including coverage of response to intervention (RTI). *Expanded discussions of content-area vocabulary and multiple-meaning words. *Many additional examples showing what robust instruction looks like in action. *Appendix with a useful menu of instructional activities. See also the authors' Creating Robust Vocabulary: Frequently Asked Questions and Extended Examples, which includes specific instructional sequences for different grade ranges, as well as Making Sense of Phonics, Second Edition: The Hows and Whys, by Isabel L. Beck and Mark E. Beck, an invaluable resource for K–3.
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Bringing Words to Life

Robust Vocabulary Instruction

Author: Isabel L. Beck,Margaret G. McKeown,Linda Kucan

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781572307537

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 148

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Exciting and engaging vocabulary instruction can set students on the path to a lifelong fascination with words. This book provides a research-based framework and practical strategies for vocabulary development with children from the earliest grades through high school. The authors emphasize instruction that offers rich information about words and their uses and enhances students' language comprehension and production. Teachers are guided in selecting words for instruction; developing student-friendly explanations of new words; creating meaningful learning activities; and getting students involved in thinking about, using, and noticing new words both within and outside the classroom. Many concrete examples, sample classroom dialogues, and exercises for teachers bring the material to life. Helpful appendices include suggestions for trade books that help children enlarge their vocabulary and/or have fun with different aspects of words.
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Creating Robust Vocabulary

Frequently Asked Questions and Extended Examples

Author: Isabel L. Beck,Margaret G. McKeown,Linda Kucan

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1593857535

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 186

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The authors provide tools, tips, and examples for teaching vocabulary in this complementary companion to Bringing words to life.
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Making Sense of Phonics

The Hows and Whys

Author: Isabel L. Beck,Mark E. Beck

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462512054

Category: Education

Page: 238

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This bestselling book provides indispensable tools and strategies for explicit, systematic phonics instruction in K-3. Teachers learn effective ways to build students' decoding skills by teaching letter-sound relationships, blending, word building, multisyllabic decoding, fluency, and more. The volume is packed with engaging classroom activities, many specific examples, and research-based explanations. It offers a complete phonics assessment and clear guidelines for sequencing instruction to give every student a strong foundation for reading. More than 30 reproducible forms and word lists are included in the appendices; the companion website features a wealth of supplemental teaching resources. New to This Edition *Six additional chapters covering key topics, including assessment, phonemic awareness, orthography, and automaticity. *A complete phonics assessment with administering and scoring guidelines. *Companion website with rich supplemental resources, including word/syllable cards, assessment tools, and illustrated stories featuring target words, which teachers can project or print for classroom use. *More classroom examples and "Your Turn" activities, plus expanded word lists. See also Bringing Words to Life, Second Edition: Robust Vocabulary Instruction and Creating Robust Vocabulary: Frequently Asked Questions and Extended Examples, by Isabel L. Beck, Margaret G. McKeown, and Linda Kucan, which provide essential tools for K-12 vocabulary instruction.
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Vocabulary Assessment to Support Instruction

Building Rich Word-Learning Experiences

Author: Margaret G. McKeown,Paul D. Deane,Judith A. Scott,Robert Krovetz,René R. Lawless

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462530826

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 254

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Vocabulary development is essential for learning, but conventional vocabulary assessments lack the range and flexibility to support K–12 classroom teachers in making instructional decisions. Drawing on linguistics, educational psychology, and educational measurement, this book offers a fresh perspective on word learning and describes powerful, precise assessment strategies. Guidelines are presented for selecting which words to teach, evaluating the depth and richness of students' word knowledge and their ability to apply it in complex contexts, designing effective instructional practices, and using technology to create adaptive and scalable assessments. User-friendly features include sample test items, classroom examples, a glossary, and suggested print and online resources.
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Transformational Literacy

Making the Common Core Shift with Work That Matters

Author: Ron Berger,Libby Woodfin,Suzanne Nathan Plaut,Cheryl Becker Dobbertin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118962257

Category: Education

Page: 320

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Engage, challenge, and inspire students with work that matters Transformational Literacy, written by a team from EL Education, helps teachers leverage the Common Core instructional shifts—building knowledge through content-rich nonfiction, reading for and writing with evidence, and regular practice with complex text—to engage students in work that matters. Worthy texts and worthy tasks help students see the connection between their hard work as readers and writers and their capacity to contribute to stronger communities and a better world. The stories, examples, and resources that permeate Transformational Literacy come primarily from the more than 150 EL Education schools around the country that support teachers to select, supplement, customize, and create curriculum, and improve instruction. The book also draws on EL Education's open source Common Core English Language Arts curriculum—often cited as one of the finest in the country—and professional development offered to thousands of teachers to implement that curriculum effectively. Transformational Literacy combines the best of what EL Education knows works for kids—purposeful, inquiry-based learning—and the new imperative of the Common Core—higher and deeper expectations for all students. Teach standards through a compelling and purposeful curriculum that prioritizes worthy texts and worthy task Improve students' evidence-based reading, thinking, talking, and writing Support students to develop a new mindset toward the challenge of reading complex texts Transformational Literacy introduces an approach to literacy instruction that will engage, challenge, and inspire student with work that matters.
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The Guided Reading Classroom

How to Keep All Students Working Constructively

Author: Nancy L. Witherell

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325009247

Category: Education

Page: 175

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The Guided Reading Classroom is a different kind of book on guided reading. It takes a bird's eye view of your literacy teaching, offering commonsense, useable answers to that persistent instructional question: What do you do with the rest of the class while you're leading a small group? Nancy Witherell helps ensure that the rest of your guided reading classroom engages in independent learning activities that support both students' growth in reading and your specific curriculum goals. Witherell offers a variety of ideas for organizing your reading instructional time to make the most of students' independent time, including minilessons that prepare students for individual work, during-reading activities that help them retain what they are learning, and after-reading follow-ups. But The Guided Reading Classroom goes well beyond managing instruction, offering a range of long-term projects and center-based independent activities that challenge students to work by themselves and to make consistent, thoughtful use of their developing reading abilities. Filled with organization tips, classroom scenarios, a sample weekly plan, and reproducible materials, The Guided Reading Classroom gives you an overview of dynamic classrooms in action and ways to increase your instructional effectiveness. With specific answers to teachers' most frequently asked questions, a practical, encouraging tone, and a flexible framework designed to work as effectively for teachers as it does with students, The Guided Reading Classroom is an ideal resource for every literacy teacher who does guided reading and wants to do it better.
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The New Balanced Literacy School

Implementing Common Core

Author: Margaret Mary Policastro

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1625219490

Category: Education

Page: 140

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Create a new approach to balanced literacy grounded in research-based best practices. This book infuses best practices of the new balanced literacy model through the lens of Common Core, with support on read-alouds, guided reading, language and literacy centers, word walls to language walls, independent reading and writing, and classroom libraries. It also provides the "how" for novice and veteran K-8 teachers, administrators, school literacy teams. With the daily routine "110 Minutes of Literacy" the Common Core State Standards will be easy to implement in instruction. By design, these books are not printable from a reading device. To request a PDF of the reproducible pages, please contact customer service at 1-888-262-6135.
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Handbook of Pediatric Neuropsychology

Author: Andrew S. Davis, PhD,Rik Carl D'Amato

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826157379

Category: Psychology

Page: 1400

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ìBy far, the most comprehensive and detailed coverage of pediatric neuropsychology available in a single book today, Davis provides coverage of basic principles of pediatric neuropsychology, but overall the work highlights applications to daily practice and special problems encountered by the pediatric neuropsychologist.î Cecil R. Reynolds, PhD Texas A&M University "The breadth and depth of this body of work is impressive. Chapters written by some of the best researchers and authors in the field of pediatric neuropsychology address every possible perspective on brain-behavior relationships culminating in an encyclopedic textÖ. This [book] reflects how far and wide pediatric neuropsychology has come in the past 20 years and the promise of how far it will go in the next." Elaine Fletcher-Janzen, EdD, NCSP, ABPdN The Chicago School of Professional Psychology "...it would be hard to imagine a clinical situation in pediatric neuropsychology in whichthis book would fail as a valuable resource."--Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology "I believe there is much to recommend this hefty volume. It is a solid reference that I can see appreciating as a resource as I update my training bibliography."--Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society This landmark reference covers all aspects of pediatric neuropsychology from a research-based perspective, while presenting an applied focus with practical suggestions and guidelines for clinical practice. Useful both as a training manual for graduate students and as a comprehensive reference for experienced practitioners, it is an essential resource for those dealing with a pediatric population. This handbook provides an extensive overview of the most common medical conditions that neuropsychologists encounter while dealing with pediatric populations. It also discusses school-based issues such as special education law, consulting with school staff, and reintegrating children back into mainstream schools. It contains over 100 well-respected authors who are leading researchers in their respective fields. Additionally, each of the 95 chapters includes an up-to-date review of available research, resulting in the most comprehensive text on pediatric neuropsychology available in a single volume. Key Features: Provides thorough information on understanding functional neuroanatomy and development, and on using functional neuroimaging Highlights clinical practice issues, such as legal and ethical decision-making, dealing with child abuse and neglect, and working with school staff Describes a variety of professional issues that neuropsychologists must confront during their daily practice, such as ethics, multiculturalism, child abuse, forensics, and psychopharmacology
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