This best-selling resource from two of today’s most respected literacy educators gives aspiring and veteran teachers alike a practical workable, fresh approach to word study that students find authentic, engaging, and enjoyable. From Phonics to Fluency provides methods, strategies, and activities for teaching decoding and reading fluency that fit easily and effectively into any classroom situation. The guide is based on solid literacy theory, reading research, and actual classroom practices. It helps teachers put students on their way to improved word recognition, more fluent reading, and better reading comprehension—all in a manner that nurtures students’ lifelong fascination with words and reading.
Classroom applications, student examples, and valuable resources make this a book you’ll turn to again and again as you implement the CCSS in your classroom, school, and district.
This practical resource is a must-have for all K–2 educators. Inside you'll find 40 interactive lessons and dozens of reproducibles that will keep your students "literacy strong" throughout the learning seasons of the school year. The literacy strategy lessons spiral across the year to help boost students' comprehension, phonological awareness and phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and motivation.
Each lesson covers these critical areas for growing young learners:
* Key academic vocabulary
* Essential questions to consider during instruction
* Steps to prepare, initiate, and demonstrate the strategy
* Collaboration, reflection, and application instructions for students
* Tips for adapting and extending the lesson
* Evaluation tools
With a focus on reaching various learning styles in today's diverse classrooms, these lessons will help your primary-level learners accumulate literacy achievement for long-term retention, even over the summer. Engage your students with this unique gradual release model that works!
Part I introduces new ideas for teaching Guided Comprehension and updated resources that support its evidence base. Part II features 16 new lessons and includes planning forms, teacher commentaries and think-alouds, samples of student work, and theme-based resources. Suggestions for differentiating instruction, including teaching English learners, are integrated throughout.
Helpful appendixes offer teaching ideas, new classroom applications, reproducible blackline masters, forms for organizing and managing Guided Comprehension centers and routines, literature response prompts, leveled book resources, and assessment forms.
This book combines and completely updates the bestsellers Guided Comprehension: A Teaching Model for Grades 3–8 and Guided Comprehension in Action: Lessons for Grades 3–8 into one comprehensive resource.
Note: This is the loose-leaf version of Content Area Reading and does not include access to the Pearson eText. To order the Pearson eText packaged with the loose-leaf version, use ISBN 0133830950.
A comprehensive resource for future and in-service grade 6 - 12 teachers, Content Area Reading, 2/e provides a unique, Common Core-based, student-centered approach using innovative features to help students make connections between what they read and how they apply it in the classroom; the book translates theory into practice through a wide range of innovative instructional approaches. The teaching ideas are initially taught using explicit instruction to scaffold student learning, and student examples from a variety of disciplines are featured throughout the text, along with a variety of readily available teaching resources.
With a central theme of multiple literacies and their effects on today’s teachers and classrooms, the book emphasizes today’s need to be able to reading and write and also to understand a variety of disciplines, navigate a myriad of information sources, examine the author’s intent, and comprehend beyond the printed pages.
The new edition features an entirely new chapter on the Common Core, in which both the College and Career Readiness Standards and the Common Core State Standards are emphasized and “rich instructional tasks” are introduced; a new “Making Connections to the Common Core” feature that appears throughout the text; updated theoretical information; revised websites; and numerous new student examples integrated throughout. In addition, the Appendixes have been revitalized to include a variety of new graphic organizers that focus on using multi-modal text and recognizing and creating text structures, plus new examples of completed student projects.
An indispensable guide for all who teach in grades six through eight, as well as curriculum directors, reading specialists, literacy coaches, and school administrators, Inside the Common Core Classroom: Practical ELA Strategies for Grades 6-8 is the middle-grade volume of Pearson’s definitive new series on the Common Core State Standards. It provides essential information about the Common Core initiative, insights into the standards, practical classroom strategies, and vignettes from Common Core-aligned classrooms. Real-life instruction examples are included in every chapter, along with a variety of teaching strategies and applications. An interdisciplinary unit on climate change pulls the book together with discipline-specific teaching suggestions, sample lesson plans, an assessment and evaluation plan, a culminating activity, and a rich collection of additional resources.
Accessible and focused, this book offers dozens of easy-to-implement, research-based family involvement techniques and strategies teachers can use to get families involved in their child's literacy development. An early chapter captures family involvement strategies that can be implemented at the classroom level—such as vocabulary development activities, read to your child routines, and a family involvement homework calendar. A follow-up chapter focuses on effective school-wide family involvement programs—from easy first steps to effective parent volunteer initiatives. Focused coverage includes discussion of high-impact assessment techniques, as well as conversation-starting questions that work with book clubs, professional learning communities, and professional development workshops.
Incorporate a multi-tiered approach to literacy instruction using a culturally responsive approach!
Literacy experts, Robin Wisniewski, Gay Fawcett, Nancy Padak, and Timothy Rasinski, explore the major components essential to creating an effective literacy program that supports all students. The authors present teachers with easy-to-implement instructional strategies and research-based practices to assess students' cultures and reading skills, as well as teachers' instruction and diversity readiness. In particular, the authors focus on identifying effective elements of instruction and offer suggestions for instructional modifications in the classroom.
The series, Evidence-Based Instruction in Reading, is a professional development program designed to help teachers meet the literacy instruction guidelines as identified by the National Reading Panel (2000). Each of the books in the series focuses on one key component: learners with special needs, phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension and offers recommendations for incorporating appropriate reading materials, fostering productive home-school connections, and promoting a desire for students to learn to read and write throughout the five part series. This coverage makes this series the perfect professional development resource for teachers in the elementary classroom!