Teaching the Brain to Read by Judy Willis Summary
Reading comes easily to some students, but many struggle with some part of this complex process that requires many areas of the brain to operate together through an intricate network of neurons. As a classroom teacher who has also worked as a neurologist, Judy Willis offers a unique perspective on how to help students not only learn the mechanics of reading and comprehension, but also develop a love of reading. She shows the importance of establishing a nonthreatening environment and provides teaching strategies that truly engage students and help them * Build phonemic awareness * Manipulate patterns to improve reading skills * Improve reading fluency * Combat the stress and anxiety that can inhibit reading fluency * Increase vocabulary *Overcome reading difficulties that can interfere with comprehension By enriching your understanding of how the brain processes language, emotion, and other stimuli, this book will change the way you understand and teach reading skills--and help all your students become successful readers.
Strategies for Building Fluency by Deborah V. Mink Summary
A must-have resource for improving fluency, this easy-to-use guide features practical, research-based strategies and supported leveled readings. The strategies are organized by grouping situations including whole group, small group, partner, independent, and performance. Also included is a foreword by fluency expert Timothy Rasinski, an invaluable list of "Five Things You Can Do Today to Improve Fluency," assessment tools, and a parent support letter. Students can hear a model of fluent reading by listening to one of 3 included Audio CDs that feature recordings of all the passages. The Teacher Resource CD includes all of the notebook passages plus bonus passages for extra practice. This resource is correlated to the Common Core State Standards. 304pp. plus 3 Audio CDs and Teacher Resource CD
Strategies for Building Fluency--Reader's Theater by Debra J. Housel Summary
Reader's theater is an exciting and simple method of providing students with an opportunity to practice text that culminates in a performance. This section of a professional development strategies notebook describes how to best use reader's theater in yo
Fluency Strategies for Struggling Readers by Marcia Delany Summary
This must-have collection of fluency-building strategies from a reading specialist target and remedy common problems of struggling readers. Each lesson guides teachers step-by-step through introducing and modeling the strategy and providing engaging independent practice. Lessons teach key fluency objectives that build comprehension: reading smoothly with automatic decoding and an appropriate rate, reading with accurate word recognition, and reading expressively with attention to punctuation, meaningful phrasing, and context. For use with Grades 1-3.
Reader's Theater Scripts--Texas History by Timothy Rasinski,Debby Murphy,Chase Young Summary
Improve students' reading fluency while providing fun and purposeful practice and performance through Reader's Theater Scripts. Engage students through Reader's Theater to make learning fun while building knowledge of Texas history and the significant people, events, and places that make Texas what it is today. Improve vocabulary and comprehension with repeated practice and performance of the scripts along with TEKS-based activities in the lesson plans, which include word study, comprehension questions, and extension activities. Make your classroom a Reader's Theater classroom today!
Dyslexia: Strategies, Supports and Interventions by Sandra Rief Summary
This reference guide presents valuable information on dyslexia, as well as practical classroom strategies and accommodations to address areas such as: Phonological Awareness Decoding & Word Recognition Fluency Other important supports include study skills, learning strategies and social/emotional supports. Research-based Tier 2 and 3 interventions for students with dyslexia are also provided. A powerful "desk reference" for every teacher committed to addressing the needs of students with dyslexia in their classrooms.
Fluency Through Practice and Performance by Timothy Rasinski,Timothy V. Rasinski,Lorraine Griffith Summary
Discover engaging and practical strategies for incorporating fluency instruction into your daily reading routines. This resource provides teachers with step-by-step processes for teaching fluency, a continuum of lessons that gradually release responsibility to the student, tips for family involvement, and ideas for community-building with other classrooms. Incorporate this research- and standards-based resource into instruction today and help all students become fluent readers!
A Survival Guide for New Special Educators by Bonnie S. Billingsley,Mary T. Brownell,Maya Israel,Margaret L. Kamman Summary
What every special education teacher needs to know to survive and thrive A Survival Guide for New Special Educators provides relevant, practical information for new special education teachers across a broad range of topic areas. Drawing on the latest research on special educator effectiveness and retention, this comprehensive, go-to resource addresses the most pressing needs of novice instructors, resource teachers, and inclusion specialists. Offers research-based, classroom-tested strategies for working with a variety of special needs students Covers everything from preparing for the new school year to behavior management, customizing curriculum, creating effective IEPs, and more Billingsley and Brownell are noted experts in special educator training and support This highly practical book is filled with checklists, forms, and tools that special educators can use every day to help ensure that all special needs students get the rich, rewarding education they deserve.
Fluency Instruction by Timothy V. Rasinski,Camille L. Z. Blachowicz,Kristin Lems Summary
"Subject Areas/Keywords: assessments, decoding, elementary, English language learners, fluency, literacy instruction, oral reading, primary grades, prosody, reading comprehension, reading expressiveness, reading methods, secondary, struggling readers Description: This accessible guide brings together well-known authorities to examine what reading fluency is and how it can best be taught. Teachers get a clear, practical roadmap for navigating the often confusing terrain of this crucial aspect of balanced literacy instruction. Innovative approaches to instruction and assessment are described and illustrated with vivid examples from K-12 classrooms. The book debunks common misconceptions about fluency and clarifies its key role in comprehension. Effective practices are presented for developing fluency in specific populations, including English language learners, adolescents, and struggling readers"--
Word Recognition Activities by Barbara J. Fox Summary
A supplemental text for the Reading Methods course. What classroom activities really help children in kindergarten through fifth grade become fluent readers? Developed with experienced classroom teachers, Fox provides numerous hands-on teaching activities that have been tested, over and over, in real classrooms with real children. They're solidly based in research; presented in the order in which children achieve fluency; and, tailored to the literacy abilities of the children at whom they are targeted. Fox's developmental view of fluency combines theory, research, and practice; and her thoughtful teaching guides pull it all together.
Best Practices in Literacy Instruction, Fourth Edition by Lesley Mandel Morrow,Linda B. Gambrell Summary
A highly regarded teacher resource and widely adopted text, this book is grounded in current knowledge about literacy teaching and learning in grades PreK–8. The field's leading authorities present accessible recommendations for best practices that can be tailored to fit specific classroom circumstances and student populations. Provided are strategies for helping all students succeed—including struggling readers and English language learners—and for teaching each of the major components of literacy. The book also addresses ways to organize instruction and innovative uses of technology. Chapters include concrete examples, Engagement Activities, and resources for further learning. New to This Edition *Incorporates the latest research findings and instructional practices. *Chapters on motivation, content-area teaching, new literacies, and family literacy. *Addresses timely topics such as response to intervention, the new common core standards, English language learning, and policy issues.
The Dyslexia Checklist by Sandra F. Rief,Judith Stern Summary
Essential advice and resources for helping kids with dyslexia The Dyslexia Checklist is a valuable guide for parents and teachers that can help them better understand children and teenagers with dyslexia and other reading- and language-based disabilities. The book relays the most current research available and is filled with practical strategies, supports, and interventions. Using these tools teachers and parents can accommodate the needs and strengthen the skills of students with reading and writing disabilities across all age levels. The book is presented in a simple, concise, easy-to-read checklist format and is filled with useful advice and information on a wide range of topics. Explains what we now know about dyslexia from decades of research Contains games to strengthen a child's literacy and language skills Provides important information for hooking in reluctant and struggling readers Offers suggestions for enhancing skills in vocabulary, comprehension, composition and written expression, spelling, math, and more The book also provides information on the educational rights of students with dyslexia.
50 Strategies for Improving Vocabulary, Comprehension, and Fluency by Adrienne L. Herrell,Michael Jordan Summary
A practical approach of step-by-step instructional procedures for developing key literacy skills. Each strategy is supported by an authentic classroom example. An additional example of each strategy is provided on the the accompanying CD.
Classrooms That Work by Patricia M. Cunningham,Richard L. Allington Summary
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. Practical help for providing balanced, comprehensive literacy instruction for all students, particularly those from culturally diverse backgrounds and those who are struggling with reading and writing. This popular resource provides comprehensive, balanced, practical literacy instruction for all students in today’s increasingly diverse classrooms, especially students from culturally diverse backgrounds and those struggling with reading and writing. As the Common Core raises the bar for all children, Classrooms That Work helps educators meet the challenges by presenting lesson frameworks for providing reading and language arts instruction that helps all children achieve their highest literacy levels. In a clear, friendly writing style, the authors emphasize the importance of promoting the integration of phonics and literature-based process writing and reading instruction to enhance all students’ learning and reading skills. The book clarifies concepts, defines key terms, and offers just the right balance of research and practical coverage to make the content complete without being overwhelming.
E-Learning by Boyka Gradinarova Summary
In this book, we can read about new technologies that enhance training and performance; discover new, exciting ways to design and deliver content; and have access to proven strategies, practices and solutions shared by experts. The authors of this book come from all over the world; their ideas, studies, findings and experiences are beneficial contributions to enhance our knowledge in the field of e-learning. The book is divided into three sections, and their respective chapters refer to three macro areas. The first section of the book covers Instructional Design of E-learning, considering methodology and tools for designing e-learning environments and courseware. Also, there are examples of effective ways of gaming and educating. The second section is about Organizational Strategy and Management. The last section deals with the new Developments in E-learning Technology, emphasizing subjects like knowledge building by mobile e-learning systems, cloud computing and new proposals for virtual learning environments/platforms.
Essential Strategies for Word Study by Timothy V. Rasinski,Jerry Zutell Summary
Defining word study as the direct exploration and analysis of words--through phonics, vocabulary, and spelling instruction--the authors maintain that it is most effective when sound, spelling, and meaning are examined simultaneously. To that end, they offer thirty engaging activities divided into three sections: exploring word structure, examining word meanings, and extending word learning. Provides 30 fun and engaging activities that help students draw on the combined power of sound, spelling, and meaning to investigate words, including high frequency words, word families, and idioms. Suggests ways to build a robust vocabulary across content areas, enabling independent reading of challenging content reading material. Explains how to design your own word study program, and offers scheduling tips and alternate ways to organize depending on the grade level you teach.
Partner Poems for Building Fluency by Bobbi Katz Summary
Research shows that partner reading is an effective tool in building reading fluency. The whimsical reproducible poems in this collection were written especially for two students to take turns reading aloud. This experience strengthens both reading and listening skills as students are encouraged to give each other supportive feedback. Accompanying lessons, with think-aloud scripts, offer explicit instruction to help develop fluency. For use with Grades 2–4.
Strategies for Teaching Students with Learning and Behavior Problems by Candace S. Bos,Sharon Vaughn Summary
Give your students the help they need-and can use immediately. Based on current research on the best practices for teaching students with learning and behavior problems in a variety of settings, the sixth edition of Strategies for Teaching Students with Learning and Behavior Problems contains more applied teaching strategies than ever before. There is also increased emphasis on the topics of progress monitoring and assessment, diversity and English language learners, and family involvement. Icons throughout the text highlight discussions related to these topics. About the Book bull; bull;Focuses on how to teach and how to apply methods, making it easy to transfer new skills to school settings. bull;Basic ";how-tos"; regarding IEPs, consultation, classroom and behavior management, scheduling, and classroom design are covered extensively. bull;Apply the Concept boxes allow the reader to see how concepts can be applied to learning situations. bull;Instructional Activities throughout the book provide teaching activities and games that can be taken right into the classroom. bull;Case studies of teachers and students working to succeed in classrooms are included in every chapter. Information is presented in a way that is accessible and relevant. New to This Edition bull; bull;Reflects new IDEA 2004 legislation. bull;Increased coverage of progress monitoring reflects the increased importance of assessment today. bull;Increased coverage of methods for communicating and working effectively with parents and families. bull;Spotlight on Diversity features incorporate the most current methods for teaching diverse students populations, including students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. bull;All new Tech Tips highlight software and other technology that can enhance teaching and learning. bull;Classroom Applications discuss the use of in-depth teaching methods in the classroom.
Researching Pedagogic Tasks by Martin Bygate,Peter Skehan,Merrill Swain Summary
Researching Pedagogic Tasks brings together a series of empirical studies into the use of pedagogical tasks for second language learning, with a view to better understanding the structure of tasks, their impact on students, and their use by teachers. The volume starts with an introduction to the background and key issues in the topic area and is then organised into three sections: the first section focuses on the language and learning of students on tasks the second on the use of tasks in the language classroom the third on the use of tasks for language testing Each section begins with a succinct section introduction, and the volume concludes with an afterword relating the theme of the volume to issues in curriculum development. The chapters include both experimental and qualitative approaches to the topic, some providing original accounts of specific studies, others offering overviews of linked series of studies.
40 Reading Intervention Strategies for K6 Students by Elaine K. McEwan-Adkins Summary
This well-rounded collection of research-based reading intervention strategies will support and inform your RTI efforts. The book also includes teacher-friendly sample lesson plans and miniroutines that are easy to understand and adapt. Many of the strategies motivate average and above-average students as well as scaffold struggling readers. Maximize the power of these interventions by using them across grade-level teams or schoolwide.
Teaching Reading in Middle School by Laura Robb Summary
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.
Literature-Based Teaching in the Content Areas by Carole Cox Summary
Grounded in theory and best-practices research, this practical text provides teachers with 40 strategies for using fiction and non-fiction trade books to teach in five key content areas: language arts and reading, social studies, mathematics, science, and the arts. Each strategy provides everything a teacher needs to get started: a classroom example that models the strategy, a research-based rationale, relevant content standards, suggested books, reader-response questions and prompts, assessment ideas, examples of how to adapt the strategy for different grade levels (K–2, 3–5, and 6–8), and ideas for differentiating instruction for English language learners and struggling students. Throughout the book, student work samples and classroom vignettes bring the content to life.
Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children by National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on the Prevention of Reading Difficulties in Young Children Summary
While most children learn to read fairly well, there remain many young Americans whose futures are imperiled because they do not read well enough to meet the demands of our competitive, technology-driven society. This book explores the problem within the context of social, historical, cultural, and biological factors. Recommendations address the identification of groups of children at risk, effective instruction for the preschool and early grades, effective approaches to dialects and bilingualism, the importance of these findings for the professional development of teachers, and gaps that remain in our understanding of how children learn to read. Implications for parents, teachers, schools, communities, the media, and government at all levels are discussed. The book examines the epidemiology of reading problems and introduces the concepts used by experts in the field. In a clear and readable narrative, word identification, comprehension, and other processes in normal reading development are discussed. Against the background of normal progress, Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children examines factors that put children at risk of poor reading. It explores in detail how literacy can be fostered from birth through kindergarten and the primary grades, including evaluation of philosophies, systems, and materials commonly used to teach reading.
Becoming a Teacher of Reading by Susan Davis Lenski,Susan L. Nierstheimer Summary
For Introduction to Reading and Beginning Reading courses. This developmentally organized, constructivist reading methods book places the reader squarely in today's reading classroom, grounding theoretical discussion with self-regulating pedagogy and providing a wealth of actual classroom examples and activities. The result is a polished, engaging book that will quickly instill in future teachers the joy of helping children learn to read and read to learn. KEY TOPICS: Follows children's literacy progress as they develop from being early readers to being interpretive readers to being independent, critically thinking readers. It weaves together a discussion of skills, strategies, and assessment procedures, and connects ideas to Interstate New Teachers Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) standards. Developmental organization reflects the way children's literacy evolves--divides coverage into Early Readers, Interpretive Readers, and Critical Readers, addressing key literacy topics as they affect each learning stage. MARKET: For future teachers who will teach beginning reading.
Engage Striving Students in the Common Core Classroom by Jane Feber Summary
Make reading intervention engaging and effective for striving adolescent students. Thirty-five activities focus on phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension and are aligned with the College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards from the Common Core State Standards addressing literature and informational text, foundational reading skills, vocabulary, and speaking and listening. Step-by-step directions, materials lists, Common Core standards, variations for differentiated instruction, and reproducibles are included for each activity, and alternative assessment ideas, a reading interest survey, student reading suggestions by genre, and a cross-reference guide to the standards and activities complete this well-rounded resource. 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.
Ongoing Data Collection for Measuring Child Progress by Meave Stevens-Dominguez,Kathleen Stremel-Campbell Summary
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Reading Instruction for Students who are at Risk Or Have Disabilities by William D. Bursuck,Mary Damer Summary
Organized according to the Reading First categories of reading development and instruction as presented in the report of the National Reading Panel, this exciting and timely new text presents teaching strategies for children at-risk, including children of poverty, children for whom English is not their primary language, and children with learning and behavioral disabilities. These are the children No Child Left Behind challenges teachers to serve more effectively. The book is more than a list of teaching strategies that are scientifically-validated; the scientifically-validated practices included are integrated into a systematic teaching process that stresses the use of student outcome data within authentic classroom contexts to guide practice. The teaching strategies have been field tested with at-risk children in both rural and urban teaching settings. Most of the strategies have resulted from work the authors did in their recent four-year federally-funded model-demonstration grant in which they have implemented an extensive reading problem prevention model in grades K-3 in three inner-city schools. Thus, the teaching strategies in the book are ones that the authors implemented every day with at-risk children, not just findings from research articles. Features of this First Edition Include: Content organized around the five components validated by the National Reading Panel: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Readers learn how to use DIBELS and other curriculum-based assessment results for early identification of children at risk of reading failure and to monitor student progress. A unique feature is using DIBELS assessments to pinpoint student skill development as they acquire alphabetic principle. Accompanying DVD shows teacher explicitly teaching letter sound recognition, regular word decoding, sight words, multisyllable word reading, passage reading, vocabulary, and comprehension. Text explains how to use Differentiated Instruction to maximize learning for all students. Specific strategies are detailed for implementing Response To Intervention (RTI) multi-tier instruction during the reading block. Examines building vocabulary knowledge through direct and indirect teaching strategies. Comprehension strategies identified by the National Reading Panel that help students derive meaning from text are emphasized. Strategies for individualizing instruction for adolescents and children who are bilingual and/or ESL are included within each chapter. Effective strategies for managing classroom behavior, including instruction groups are provided so that student behavior does not interfere with reading instruction.
Strategies for Building Academic Vocabulary in Language Arts by Christine Dugan Summary
Boost students' language arts vocabulary with easy-to-implement effective strategies! Sample lessons using each strategy are included for grade spans 1-2, 3-5, 6-8, and K-12 using vocabulary words from standards-based, content-specific units of study. Each notebook includes 25 research-based strategies, differentiation suggestions, assessment strategies, sample word lists including both specialized content and general academic words, and family letters in both English and Spanish. This resource is correlated to College and Career Readiness and other state standards.
From Fluency to Comprehension by Timothy Rasinski,Nancy D. Padak Summary
Helping teachers move beyond fluency as measured by speed alone, this book focuses on building the skills that students need to read accurately, meaningfully, and expressively--the essential components of reading comprehension. Each concise chapter presents a tried-and-true instructional or assessment strategy and shows how K-12 teachers can apply it in their own classrooms, using a wide variety of engaging texts. Special features include classroom examples, "Your Turn" activities, and 24 reproducible forms, in a large-size format for easy photocopying. Purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.