Comprehension Collaboration

Author: Stephanie Harvey
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325012308
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Serves as a guide for teachers who want to realize the benefits of well-structured, student-led, cross-curricular projects.

Young Citizens of the World

Author: Marilynne Boyle-Baise
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113501938X
Format: PDF
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Young Citizens of the World takes a clear stance: Social studies is about citizenship education that is informed, deliberative, and activist—citizenship not only as a noun, something one studies, but as a verb, something one DOES. Its holistic, multicultural approach is based on this clear curricular and pedagogical purpose. Straightforward, engaging, and highly interactive, the book encourages students (and their teachers) to become informed, think it through, and take action. Each chapter is written as a civic engagement which is teacher-ready for use in elementary classrooms. A set of six teaching strategies that are constructive, inquiry-driven, dramatic, and deliberative bring the curricular framework to life through intensive, integrated meaningful studies of special places, important people, and significant times. Readers are invited to rehearse the projects in their social studies education courses and then to reinterpret them for their classrooms. The projects are supported by important resources for teaching, including supportive children’s literature, links to internet sites, and visual sources and by a Companion Website that enhances and extends the text.

From Striving to Thriving

Author: Stephanie Harvey
Publisher: Scholastic Professional
ISBN: 9781338051964
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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When it comes to readers who need the most support, teachers can't afford to waste time using fragmented, skill-and-drill interventions that don't work. Literacy specialists Stephanie Harvey and Annie Ward demonstrate how to "table the labels" and use detailed formative assessments to craft targeted, personalized instruction that enable striving readers to do what they need above all - to find books they love and engage in voluminous reading. Loaded with ready-to-go lessons, routines, and "actions," as well as the latest research, this book is a must for any teacher who strives to make every reader a thriving reader.

Engaging Readers Writers with Inquiry

Author: Jeffrey D. Wilhelm
Publisher: Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780439574136
Format: PDF, ePub
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What makes a good relationship? How does flight influence behavior for humans and birds? Is it ever permissible to lie? Reframing our units and lessons with questions such as these makes learning more exciting for students. Wilhelm debunks the myth that teaching through inquiry is hard. He shares practical, easy ideas for turning state standards into engaging authentic questions that propel students toward deep understandings. Includes sample lessons, discussion techniques, and questioning schemes for all the content areas. For use with Grades 4 and up.

Rethinking Childhood

Author: Phil Jones
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826499368
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A key textbook exploring all of the different aspects of childhood: from education to health, from national policies to home life.

The Comprehension Toolkit

Author: Stephanie Harvey
Publisher: Firsthand
ISBN: 9780325005836
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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An intensive course of study designed to help intermediate-grade students understand, respond to, and learn from nonfiction text.

Teaching Informational Text in K 3 Classrooms

Author: Mariam Jean Dreher
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462522262
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Specifically designed for K-3 teachers, this accessible guide describes ways to use informational text creatively and effectively in both reading and writing instruction. The book presents lessons, read-alouds, and activities that motivate students to engage with a wide variety of exemplary texts. Links to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are explained throughout. Key topics include how to build academic vocabulary, balance fiction and nonfiction, and address the needs of English language learners. Examples from diverse classrooms and end-of-chapter discussion questions and engagement activities enhance the book's utility as a professional development resource. Reproducible handouts and other tools can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.