Supporting Struggling Readers and Writers

Author: Dorothy S. Strickland
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571100555
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Provides teaching strategies to help low-achieving intermediate students in language arts and English composition.

Becoming a Literacy Leader

Author: Jennifer Allen
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 162531096X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The first edition of Becoming a Literacy Leader chronicled Jennifer's work as she moved to a new school and a new job as a literacy specialist and found herself tackling everything from teacher study groups to state-mandated assessment plans. The new edition of her book is a thoughtful, reflective evolution of her work as she rethinks how her identity and role as a literacy leader have evolved in the ten years since she wrote the first edition. She focuses on three ideas to describe her work: the concept of layered leadership, shared experiences in making meaning together, and the importance of rowing in the same direction as a school community. Jennifer firmly believes that teachers know what they need when it comes to professional development, and she describes the layers of support that coaches can implement within a school, including in-class support, curriculum support and assessment, study group facilitation, and the cultivation of teacher leadership. She provides an explicit framework for implementing these layers of coaching and explains how administrators can use the literacy leader position to build and sustain change within their schools. Literacy leaders and coaches can use this book as a road map for how to approach their work with purpose and intention. Online videos that accompany the book bring the text alive by showing readers what coaching looks and sounds like.

Hands on Literacy Coaching

Author: Nancy N. Boyles
Publisher: Maupin House Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0929895533
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"Dr. Nancy Boyles integrates literacy instruction and coaching in a step-by-step guide for all literacy coaches. Using the explicit instruction model—and complete with ready-to-use strategies, charts, checklists, protocols, and teaching scenarios—this book guides coaches in: The content of literacy coaching •Setting the stage for literacy learning, building literacy knowledge, and reinforcing literacy knowledge •Creating and managing a literacy-rich classroom environment •Identifying when literacy instruction goes off track The “how-to” of literacy coaching •Adapting techniques to fit teachers' personalities •Intervening with strategies to address common problems •Applying coaching principles •Analyzing literacy instruction through teaching scenarios Dr. Boyles' systematic approach, study guide questions, and coaching scaffolds make Hands-On Literacy Coaching a powerful tool for professional development. An additional interactive component allows coaches to read more about the scenarios and to contribute their own insights online. For literacy coaches, administrators, and teachers of all grade levels."

Motivating Reading Comprehension

Author: Allan Wigfield
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135620644
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Concept Oriented Reading Instruction (CORI) is a unique, classroom-tested model of reading instruction that breaks new ground by explicitly showing how content knowledge, reading strategies, and motivational support all merge in successful reading instruction. A theoretical perspective (engagement in reading) frames the book and provides a backdrop for its linkage between hands-on science activities and reading comprehension. Currently funded by the Interagency Educational Research Initiative (IERI), this model has been extensively class tested and is receiving national attention that includes being featured on a PBS special on the teaching of reading. Key features of this outstanding new volume include: *Theoretical Focus--CORI's teaching framework revolves around the engagement perspective of reading: how engaged reading develops and the classroom contexts and motivational supports that promote it. *Content-Area Focus--Although science is the content area around which CORI has been developed, its basic framework is applicable to other content areas. *Focus on Strategy Instruction--CORI revolves around a specific set of reading strategies that the National Reading Panel (2000) found to be effective. In some current CORI classrooms collaborating teachers implement all aspects of CORI and in other classrooms teachers implement just the strategy instruction component. *Illustrative Vignettes and Cases--Throughout the book vignettes and mini-case studies convey a situated view of instructional practices for reading comprehension and engagement. A detailed case study of one teacher and of the reading progress of her students is featured in one chapter. This book is appropriate for graduate and advanced undergraduate students in education and psychology, for practicing teachers, and for researchers in reading comprehension and motivation.

Preparing Our Teachers

Author: Peggy McNamara
Publisher: Joseph Henry Press
ISBN: 9780309182850
Format: PDF, ePub
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Today’s teachers face huge challenges, especially for teaching reading in the primary grades. They must understand as much as possible about how children develop and learn, what they know, and what they can do. They must be able to apply a variety of teaching techniques to meet the individual needs of students. Equally important, teachers must identify students’ strengths and weaknesses and plan instructional programs that help students make progress. But a recent study reveals that fewer than half of American teachers report feeling “very well prepared†to meet such challenges. Preparing Our Teachers seeks to improve that statistic by extracting practical information from the groundbreaking report issued by the National Research Council in 1998. This new book carefully outlines what classroom teachers need to know and what they need to be able to do to give children in preschool through grade 4 the essential opportunities to become good readers. It discusses what teacher education programs need to do to make their students good teachers of good readers and looks at what schools and school districts need to do to keep their teachers up to date for teaching reading. Students at risk for educational failure represent the fastest growing segment of our school population. Preparing Our Teachers demonstrates to educators, parents, and policy makers alike that the first and most enduring way to meet children’s literacy needs is to support their teachers and teachers-to-be.

After Early Intervention Then What Teaching Struggling Readers in Grades 3 and Beyond

Author: Rachel L. McCormack
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780131536821
Format: PDF, Docs
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For courses in Elementary Reading Methods, Literacy in the Elementary School, and Literacy Tutoring. Even with effective early interventions, many students continue to need expert and intensive reading instruction well beyond the primary-grade years. Now intermediate and middle school educators and pre-service teachers have a resource to help them develop instructional strategies for these students. The contributors to this volume draw from research and classroom practice as they share strategies that work for readers who continue to struggle in grades 3-8. Readers will learn how to address the needs of children in a range of instructional settings and learning contexts, and gain a solid understanding of the current state of knowledge on struggling readers and the multiple pathways they can take to help them succeed.

Growing Readers

Author: Kathy Collins
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571103732
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Primary-grade teachers face an important challenge: teaching children how to read while enabling them to build good habits so they fall in love with reading. Many teachers find the independent reading workshop to be the component of reading instruction that meets this challenge because it makes it possible to teach the reading skills and strategies children need and guides them toward independence, intention, and joy as readers. In Growing Readers, Kathy Collins helps teachers plan for independent reading workshops in their own classrooms. She describes the structure of the independent reading workshop and other components of a balanced literacy program that work together to ensure young students grow into strong, well-rounded readers. Kathy outlines a sequence of possible units of study for a yearlong curriculum. Chapters are devoted to the individual units of study and include a sample curriculum as well as examples of mini-lessons and reading conferences. There are also four “Getting Ready” sections that suggest some behind-the-scenes work teachers can do to prepare for the units. Topics explored in these units include: print and comprehension strategies; reading in genres such as poetry and nonfiction; connecting in-school reading and out-of-school reading; developing the strategies and habits of lifelong readers. A series of planning sheets and management tips are presented throughout to help ensure smooth implementation. We want our students to learn to read, and we want them to love to read. To do this we need to lay a foundation on which children build rich and purposeful reading lives that extend beyond the school day. The ideas found in Growing Readers create the kind of primary classrooms where that happens.

Early Intervention for Reading Difficulties Second Edition

Author: Donna M. Scanlon
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462528112
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Grounded in a strong evidence base, this indispensable practitioner guide and text has given thousands of teachers tools to support the literacy growth of beginning and struggling readers in grades K–2. The interactive strategies approach (ISA) is organized around core instructional goals related to enhancing word learning and comprehension of text. The book provides guidance for assessment and instruction in whole-class, small-group, and one-to-one settings, using the curricular materials teachers already have. Purchasers get access to a companion website where they can download and print 26 reproducible forms in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. Of special value, the website also features nearly 200 pages of additional printable forms, handouts, and picture sorts that supplement the book's content. New to This Edition *Incorporates the latest research on literacy development and on the ISA. *Describes connections to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). *Explains how to use the ISA with English learners. *Chapter on fluency. *Expanded coverage of morphological knowledge. *Companion website with downloadable reproducible tools and extensive supplemental materials. See also Comprehensive Reading Intervention in Grades 3–8, by Lynn M. Gelzheiser, Donna M. Scanlon, Laura Hallgren-Flynn, and Peggy Connors, which presents the Interactive Strategies Approach--Extended (ISA-X) for intermediate and middle grade struggling readers.

The Daily 5

Author: Gail Boushey
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571109749
Format: PDF, Docs
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Describes the philosophy of the Daily 5 teaching structure, includes a collection of literacy tasks for students to complete daily, and shares the Daily 3 for math.

When Readers Struggle

Author: Irene Fountas
Publisher: F&p Professional Books and Mul
ISBN: 9780325089676
Format: PDF, Mobi
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When Readers Struggle: Teaching That Works is a comprehensive resource on struggling readers. It's filled with specific teaching ideas for helping children in kindergarten through Grade 3 who are having difficulty in reading and writing. We want these young students to think and behave like effective readers who not only solve words skillfully but comprehend deeply and read fluently. To achieve our goal, we need to place them in situations in which they can succeed and then provide powerful teaching. Gay Su Pinnell and Irene Fountas offer numerous examples and descriptions of instruction that can help initially struggling readers become strategic readers. When Readers Struggle: Teaching That Works focuses on small-group intervention and individual interactions during reading and writing. Pinnell and Fountas also illustrate how to closely observe readers to make the best possible teaching decisions for them as well as how to support struggling readers in whole-class settings. Find immediately usable answers to your questions about struggling readers from educators you trust. Read Pinnell and Fountas's When Readers Struggle: Teaching That Works and find teaching that works for struggling readers.