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Balanced Literacy Essentials

Balanced Literacy Essentials

Author: Michelann Parr

Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

ISBN: 9781551382753

Category: Education

Page: 146

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This practical book offers teachers a comprehensive approach to literacy instruction that puts students at the centre of the learning process. Based on the latest learning theories, the book provides: an overview of the nuts and bolts of reading instruction ; techniques for supporting writers ; poetry, storytelling, and drama activities that foster alternate ways of learning ; language experiences that guide students from traditional learning to our complex digital world. This book offers the background and strategies teachers need to encourage students to question, discover, and learn. Thoughtful and inspiring, the book helps educators reflect on their role as teacher and better meet the literacy needs of all their students.

Literacy Essentials

Literacy Essentials

Author: Regie Routman

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 9781625310378

Category: Effective teaching

Page: 499

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How do we ensure that all students are engaged each day in meaningful, challenging, and joyful work and have equal opportunity to learn? That is the central question Regie Routman addresses in Literacy Essentials Engagement, Excellence, and Equity for All Learners. Her response is that such an outcome is only possible within a culture of empowerment in which all students and teachers feel encouraged and supported to let their voices be heard, explore their passions and interests, develop deep knowledge, and become their fullest and truest selves. Based on her ongoing teaching, leading, and coaching in diverse schools and districts, Regie offers K-12 teachers and leaders practical, easy-to-implement tools to help students develop as self-determining readers, writers, and learners including: - Take Action sections with specific suggestions for authentically teaching, assessing, and learning - Extensive research that is easily accessible and actionable - Personal stories that connect to literacy teaching and learning - Rich online resources including a comprehensive lesson plan, an easy-to-use study guide, downloadable Appendices, and more. Literacy Essentials shows what's possible when teachers and schools raise expectations for all students and create an intellectual culture based on trust, collaborative expertise, and celebration of learners' strengths.

Comprehensive Literacy Basics

Comprehensive Literacy Basics

Author: Timothy Rasinski

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781496608321

Category: Education

Page: 209

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Teaching English language arts at grades K-5 is both a science and an art. Educators must teach literacy skills and content with best practices, while also keeping focus on each student's individual needs. They are challenged to monitor students working independently while also conducting small group instruction. And they must focus on providing differentiated support with a rather complicated text. With increased attention to rigor, requirements, and personalized instruction, it can be a challenge to make sure all students are receiving instruction that is just right. Comprehensive Literacy Basics: An Anthology by Capstone Professional contains useful tips to support educators. Chapters focus on each part of the literacy and language arts block, including whole group, small group, writing, and differentiation. A collection of expert authors specializing in literacy and language arts instruction contributed chapters to the book. The quick tips and suggestions within will reinforce current practices while providing an invaluable go-to reference. FAMIS #902792539

Literacy Essentials for English Language Learners

Literacy Essentials for English Language Learners

Author: Maria Uribe

Publisher: Language and Literacy

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131625241

Category: Education

Page: 141

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Language and literacy instruction in English needs to begin early and continue throughout the elementary years. This book provides research-based, best practices for developing language and literacy from kindergarten through 5th grade. It encourages teachers to build on ELL students' linguistic and cultural background knowledge.

Literacy Out Loud

Literacy Out Loud

Author: Terry Anne Campbell

Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

ISBN: 9781551389240

Category: Education

Page: 128

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Committed to embracing the power of oral language, Literacy Out Loud recognizes the important role "talk" plays in developing the reading and writing abilities that students need in school and beyond. The book offers strategies where oral language takes centre stage and is fostered through engaging activities. Literacy activities and events focus on all aspects of listening and speaking, and emphasize enjoyable, purposeful, social learning. The book argues that listening and speaking, or "talk," is at the heart of a vibrant classroom. It shows teachers how to nurture dynamic classroom talk that is essential in its own right, and makes all learning possible.

Formative Assessment in the New Balanced Literacy Classroom

Formative Assessment in the New Balanced Literacy Classroom

Author: Margaret Mary Policastro

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781496602961

Category: Education

Page: 168

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Now there's a way to blend balanced literacy and formative assessment. This book infuses research-based best practices of formative assessment through the lens of Common Core, with assessment support in these areas: read-alouds, guiding language into reading, language and literacy centers, and independent reading and writing. It also includes the "how" for novice and veteran K-8 teachers, administrators, and school literacy teams. Resources are included to help educators collect information and provide feedback to students.

Literacy Teacher Educators

Literacy Teacher Educators

Author: Clare Kosnik

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789462092006

Category: Education

Page: 206

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Literacy Teacher Educators: Preparing Teachers for a Changing World brings together the perspectives of 26 literacy/English teacher educators from four countries: Canada, U.S., UK, and Australia. In this unique text the contributors, of whom many are renowned experts in critical literacy and multiliteracies, provide readers with an overview of trends in literacy/English teacher education. The chapters begin with authors’ personal stories and current research, giving readers insight into the personal and professional worlds of the contributors. Included in each chapter is a rich description of approaches to literacy instruction in teacher education. These exemplary teacher educators show in concrete detail how they are addressing our evolving understanding of literacy . This timely text, written in a highly engaging style, will be of value to teacher educators throughout the world. I have never read anything quite like this book. It contains explicit representations of the conceptual frames and work of distinguished literacy teacher educators at various stages in their careers, accounts that provide a strong counter-narrative to the mainstream discourse in policy and education, that fully embrace the uncertainties and complexities of practice." From the Forward by Susan L. Lytle, Professor Emerita of Education in the Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania

Perspectives on Transitions in Schooling and Instructional Practice

Perspectives on Transitions in Schooling and Instructional Practice

Author: Susan E. Elliott-Johns

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442614819

Category: Education

Page: 553

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Perspectives on Transitions in Schooling and Instructional Practice examines student transitions between major levels of schooling, teacher transitions in instructional practice, and the intersection of these two significant themes in education research. Twenty-six leading international experts offer meaningful insights on current pedagogical practices, obstacles to effective transitions, and proven strategies for stakeholders involved in supporting students in transition. The book is divided into four sections, representing the four main transitions in formal schooling: Early Years (Home, Pre-school, and Kindergarten) to Early Elementary (Grades 1–3); Early Elementary to Late Elementary (Grades 4–8); Late Elementary to Secondary (Grades 9–12); and Secondary to Post-Secondary (College and University). A coda draws together over-arching themes from throughout the text to provide recommendations and a visual model that captures their interactions. Combining theoretical approaches with practical examples of school-based initiatives, this book will appeal to those involved in supporting either the student experience (both academically and emotionally) or teacher professional learning and growth.

Transmedia Storytelling: The Librarian's Guide

Transmedia Storytelling: The Librarian's Guide

Author: Amanda S. Hovious

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440838491

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 142

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This practical and thorough guide offers clear explanations of what transmedia storytelling is and shows how it can be integrated into library programming that fosters multimodal literacy with K–12 learners. • Offers the first practical guide to transmedia storytelling that gives librarians new ways to create excitement in the library, engage learners, and foster multiple literacies • Provides complete, step-by-step guidelines for transmedia-rich library programs • Introduces new areas of research and best practices in technology integration wholly applicable to libraries • Covers topics such as new literacies, participatory storytelling, learning through gamification, maker programs, using digital badges to motivate young learners, and more

Intensifying Classroom Routines in Reading and Writing Programs

Intensifying Classroom Routines in Reading and Writing Programs

Author: Michael P. Ford

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781496608352

Category: Education

Page: 209

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Three common routines are seen in almost every primary language arts programs: morning messages, shared readings, and word walls. These routines should be integrated to support the total language arts program, but are teachers of grades K-2 getting the most bang for their buck out of these activities? Morning messages can become very routinized and repeat the same experiences over and over again. Shared readings are sometimes conducted with little variation in spite of changing demands from the texts being used and changing needs in the learners with whom they are being used. Word walls might be put up with some attention early in the year and remain virtually unchanged as the year moves forward. Intensifying Classroom Routines in Reading and Writing Programs focuses on how teachers can get more instructional mileage out of these three common classroom routines. Author Michael P. Ford lays out step-by-step, day-by-day plans to put those three key routines on a cycle that changes as students move through developmental phases. This resource helps teachers plan for emergent and early readers and writers. It also looks at how teachers can assist students as they move through critical areas, including concepts of print, alphabetic knowledge, phonological awareness, sound-symbol relationships, high-frequency words, structural analysis, context clues, comprehension strategies, and composition strategies. With these intensified routines in place, students will clearly see connections between reading and writing.