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.
Chapter 1 serves as an introduction to Maureen and Tim's teaching beliefs. They begin by discussing the nature of struggling readers and then focus on the importance of knowing our students, their preferred modes of learning, and their need to represent their thinking in multiple ways. The authors also emphasize the importance of teaching through authentic tasks and basing instruction on the Gradual Release of Responsibility Model.
In Chapters 2–8, Maureen and Tim address a variety of essential topics, including motivation and engagement, the nature of text, phonics and decoding, fluency, vocabulary, and reading comprehension. In Chapter 9, the authors focus on writing and reading, processes that they believe to be inextricably linked, and in Chapter 10, they relate all that they have written to their long-standing belief that teaching is an art.
The Appendix is filled with more than 20 reproducibles that include teaching ideas to stimulate motivation and engagement, as well as the teaching of phonics, vocabulary, and comprehension of narrative and informational texts.
Struggling Readers: Engaging and Teaching in Grades 3–8 is based on Maureen and Tim's combined 80 years of teaching experience. It is an essential resource for classroom teachers, staff developers, reading specialists, literacy coaches, curriculum coordinators, and teacher educators.
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.