Who's Doing the Work?

How to Say Less So Your Readers Can Do More

Author: Jan Miller Burkins,Kim Yaris

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1625310757

Category: Education

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In their follow-up to Reading Wellness, Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris explore how some traditional scaffolding practices may actually rob students of important learning opportunities and independence. Who's Doing the Work? suggests ways to make small but powerful adjustments to instruction that hold students accountable for their own learning. Educators everywhere are concerned about students whose reading development inexplicably plateaus, as well as those who face challenging texts without applying the strategies they've been taught. When such problems arise, our instinct is to do more. But when we summarize text before reading or guide students when they encounter difficult words, are we leading them to depend on our support? If we want students to use strategies independently, Jan and Kim believe that we must question the ways our scaffolding is getting in the way. Next generation reading instruction is responsive to students' needs, and it develops readers who can integrate reading strategies without prompting from instructors. In Who's Doing The Work?, Jan and Kim examine how instructional mainstays such as read-aloud, shared reading, guided reading, and independent reading look in classrooms where students do more of the work. Classroom snapshots at the end of each chapter help translate the ideas in the book into practice. Who's Doing the Work? offers a vision for adjusting reading instruction to better align with the goal of creating independent, proficient, and joyful readers.
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What Are You Grouping For?, Grades 3-8

How to Guide Small Groups Based on Readers - Not the Book

Author: Julie Wright,Barry Hoonan

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1544324278

Category: Education

Page: 352

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Intermediate grade readers don’t need to be guided as much as they need to be engaged—and authors Julie Wright and Barry Hoonan have solutions for doing just that using small groups. You’ll get practical tools, classroom examples, and actionable steps essential for starting, sustaining, and mastering the management of small groups. This book explains the five teacher moves that work together to support students’ reading independence through small group learning—kidwatching, pivoting, assessing, curating, and planning—and provides examples to guide you and your students toward success. This resource will empower you with tools to ensure that readers are doing the reading, thinking, and doing—not you.
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When Can You Trust the Experts?

How to Tell Good Science from Bad in Education

Author: Daniel T. Willingham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118233271

Category: Education

Page: 272

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Clear, easy principles to spot what's nonsense and what's reliable Each year, teachers, administrators, and parents face a barrage of new education software, games, workbooks, and professional development programs purporting to be "based on the latest research." While some of these products are rooted in solid science, the research behind many others is grossly exaggerated. This new book, written by a top thought leader, helps everyday teachers, administrators, and family members—who don't have years of statistics courses under their belts—separate the wheat from the chaff and determine which new educational approaches are scientifically supported and worth adopting. Author's first book, Why Don't Students Like School?, catapulted him to superstar status in the field of education Willingham's work has been hailed as "brilliant analysis" by The Wall Street Journal and "a triumph" by The Washington Post Author blogs for The Washington Post and Brittanica.com, and writes a column for American Educator In this insightful book, thought leader and bestselling author Dan Willingham offers an easy, reliable way to discern which programs are scientifically supported and which are the equivalent of "educational snake oil."
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Release 2.0: Issue 2

Author: Jimmy Ed.,Jimmy Guterman

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596516703

Category: Computers

Page: 21

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Web 2.0 and financial markets have a lot in common. Both are highly networked information markets driven by collective intelligence. Both have a lot of money at stake. But financial markets have been around a lot longer and are much bigger and more mature, so they might give us insight into possible futures for the Web 2.0 economy. And when you look closer, you can see that Wall Street is learning from Web 2.0, too. We've barely begun studying the implications of this analogy and the crosstalk between these two marketplaces, but we've already uncovered so much of value that we decided to share what we've learned so far in order to start a broader conversation. Other topics in the 2nd issue of Release 2.0: Channeling Crowds: Why the merger of social networking and prediction markets will launch a new category of tech startups. Open Data: From the Webcam to the Brokerage - Exhibitionism and Wall Street, it turns out, have a lot in common. Counting on Second Life - Behind the hype and argument there are real numbers to tell us who's in the virtual world and what they're doing. The Canon: We take a look at Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art, by Scott McCloud, HarperPerennial Publishers.
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When Words Collide

Author: Lauren Kessler,Duncan McDonald

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 113316868X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

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Kessler and McDonald's WHEN WORDS COLLIDE is praised by students and professors alike for its straightforward and clear-almost conversational-presentation of grammar. This versatile grammar and usage handbook works for both beginning and continuing media writers, providing concise, clear explanations and examples, as well as quick and accurate answers to grammar or usage questions. The unique 'from writer to writer' perspective engages students and guides them firsthand through the writing process. 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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