I Read It, But I Don't Get it

Comprehension Strategies for Adolescent Readers

Author: Cris Tovani

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 157110089X

Category: Education

Page: 140

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Practical, engaging account of how teachers can help adolescents develop new reading comprehension skills. You will be taken step-by-step through practical, theory-based reading instruction that can be adapted for use in any subject area.
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Thoughtful Reading

Teaching Comprehension to Adolescents

Author: Cris Tovani

Publisher: Stenhouse Pub

ISBN: 9781571103697

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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Cris Tovani's practical and inspiring ideas for teaching reading come to life in the videotape series, Thoughtful Reading. This four-part series shows Cris working with a wide range of students, from college-bound seniors to students who have been referred to her classroom because of their struggles with reading. You'll see Cris leading the whole class, launching small-group activities, thinking through instructional design, teaching individual students, and assessing learner needs and strengths. The series includes examples of how to: design small-group instruction; teach students to work together in groups; initiate one-on-one conferences with students; teach comprehension strategies to the whole class; help students learn to monitor their reading through notes, logs, and discussions; create "comprehension constructors" and other instruction tools that link reading, writing, and thinking; promote student independence through whole-class discussions and student presentations; provide a range of genres to meet the needs of diverse students.
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Do I Really Have to Teach Reading?

Content Comprehension, Grades 6-12

Author: Cris Tovani

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571103767

Category: Education

Page: 138

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Takes on the challenge of helping students apply reading comprehension strategies in any subject. Shows how teachers can expand on their content expertise to provide instruction students need to understand specific technical and narrative texts. The book includes: examples of how teachers can model their reading process for students; ideas for supplementing and enhancing the use of required textbooks; detailed descriptions of specific strategies taught in context; stories from different high school classrooms to show how reading instruction varies according to content; samples of student work, including both struggling readers and college-bound seniors; a variety of 'comprehension constructors': guides designed to help students recognize and capture their thinking in writing while reading; guidance on assessing students; tips for balancing content and reading instruction.
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I've Got Something to Say

How student voices inform our teaching

Author: David Booth

Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

ISBN: 155138289X

Category: Education

Page: 144

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Inspire your students to get involved in their own learning by giving them a voice in determining, organizing, structuring, and responding to what is happening in the classroom. This thoughtful book offers practical strategies to engage students in dialogue and discussion of all types, as well as collaborative and cooperative classroom events.
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The Nonfiction Now Lesson Bank, Grades 4-8

Strategies and Routines for Higher-Level Comprehension in the Content Areas

Author: Nancy Akhavan

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452286493

Category: Education

Page: 320

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What exactly makes The Nonfiction NOW Lesson Bank such a stand-out? If you consider the amount of instructional support, that alone is substantial enough to transform your teaching. But Nancy Akhavan happens to be an educator who has performed many roles over her career so she divests in this book just about everything in her professional vault A whole new vision of teaching nonfiction 50 powerhouse lessons A bank of short informational texts Dozens of student practice activities Graphic organizers for taming textbooks Unlike so many books, this one will live its life in actual use: dog-eared, sticky-noted, and loved.
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Dimensions of Literacy

A Conceptual Base for Teaching Reading and Writing in School Settings

Author: Stephen B. Kucer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135055106

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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This popular text, now in its fourth edition, “unpacks” the various dimensions of literacy—linguistic and other sign systems; cognitive; sociocultural; and developmental—and at the same time accounts for the interrelationships among them. Distinguished by its examination of literacy from a multidimensional and interdisciplinary perspective, it provides a strong conceptual foundation upon which literacy curriculum and instruction in school settings can be grounded. Linking theory and research to practice in an understandable, user-friendly manner, the text provides in-depth coverage of the dimensions of literacy, includes demonstrations and “hands-on” activities, examines authentic reading and writing events that reflect key concepts, and summarizes the concepts in tables and figures. Changes in the Fourth Edition • Addresses academic language, new literacies/multiliteracies, and their relationship to literacy learning • More fully develops the developmental dimension of literacy in separate chapters on adult mediation and learner construction • Expands the discussion of multimodal literacies • Extends and integrates the discussion of bilingualism and biliteracy throughout the text • Integrates instructional implications more fully throughout
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Differentiating Assessment in Middle and High School English and Social Studies

Author: Sheryn Spencer-Waterman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317924282

Category: Education

Page: 208

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This book by Sheryn Spencer Waterman follows the bestselling Handbook on Differentiated Instruction for Middle and High Schools. With numerous examples and strategies, it is an all-inclusive manual on assessing student readiness, interests, learning and thinking styles. It includes examples of Pre-, Formative and Summative assessments Informal and formal assessments Oral and written assessments Project and performance assessments Highly structured and enrichment assessments for struggling to gifted students Assessment tools and rubrics
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Fires in the Middle School Bathroom

Advice for Teachers from Middle Schoolers

Author: Kathleen Cushman,Laura Rogers

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595586520

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Following on the heels of the bestselling Fires in the Bathroom, which brought the insights of high school students to teachers and parents, Kathleen Cushman now turns her attention to the crucial and challenging middle grades, joining forces with adolescent psychologist Laura Rogers. As teachers, counselors, and parents cope with the roller coaster of early adolescence, too few stop to ask students what they think about these critical years. Here, middle school students in grades 5 through 8 across the country and from diverse ethnic backgrounds offer insights on what it takes to make classrooms more effective and how to forge stronger relationships between young adolescents and adults. Students tackle such critical topics as social, emotional, and academic pressures; classroom behavior; organization; and preparing for high school. Cushman and Rogers help readers hear and understand the vital messages about adolescent learning that come though in what these students say. This invaluable resource provides a unique window into how middle school students think, feel, and learn, bringing their needs to the forefront of the conversation about education.
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