102 Reading Response Lessons

Author: Kristin Noelle Wolfgang
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483361888
Format: PDF, Docs
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Using this classroom-tested five-step process, your students will learn to dismantle even the most challenging comprehension questions and respond in clear, sophisticated paragraphs.

Preparing Teachers

Author: Committee on the Study of Teacher Preparation Programs in the United States
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309128056
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Teachers make a difference. The success of any plan for improving educational outcomes depends on the teachers who carry it out and thus on the abilities of those attracted to the field and their preparation. Yet there are many questions about how teachers are being prepared and how they ought to be prepared. Yet, teacher preparation is often treated as an afterthought in discussions of improving the public education system. Preparing Teachers addresses the issue of teacher preparation with specific attention to reading, mathematics, and science. The book evaluates the characteristics of the candidates who enter teacher preparation programs, the sorts of instruction and experiences teacher candidates receive in preparation programs, and the extent that the required instruction and experiences are consistent with converging scientific evidence. Preparing Teachers also identifies a need for a data collection model to provide valid and reliable information about the content knowledge, pedagogical competence, and effectiveness of graduates from the various kinds of teacher preparation programs. Federal and state policy makers need reliable, outcomes-based information to make sound decisions, and teacher educators need to know how best to contribute to the development of effective teachers. Clearer understanding of the content and character of effective teacher preparation is critical to improving it and to ensuring that the same critiques and questions are not being repeated 10 years from now.

Synthesizing Research

Author: Harris M. Cooper
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761913481
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Lauded by thousands of readers for providing researchers with the first practical approach for doing systematic literature reviews, this popular book has been thoroughly updated and revised to include the latest information on the use of electronic technology and the Internet to conduct literature searches. This new edition of Synthesizing Research includes expanded discussion of retrieving and coding information from research documents to the production of coding sheets, as well as updated coverage of report writing that includes APA's new guidelines and recent practices adopted by research syntheses.

Revisiting Silent Reading

Author: Elfrieda H. Hiebert
Publisher: International Reading Assoc.
ISBN: 0872078337
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Literacy leaders come together in this important and timely volume—destined to become a vital part of every school's PD library—to give expert advice about silent reading instruction and how to make it work in your classroom. In these pages, you get A review of past and current perspectives on silent reading, giving you a solid foundation for instructional decisions Ideas you can use to increase students’ reading fluency, achievement, and motivation Inspiration for addressing the wide-ranging needs of students, including English learners and struggling readers Suggestions for new contexts in which silent reading can take place PD questions to extend your thinking, learning, and teaching Isn't it time to return silent reading to your classroom?

What Really Matters for Struggling Readers

Author: Richard L. Allington
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780137057009
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Third Edition continues to focus on helping teachers design reading remediation and intervention programs around well-established reality- and research-based components framing them within the confines of the No Child Left Behind Act.

Reading for Understanding

Author: Catherine Snow
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833032275
Format: PDF, Docs
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In fall 1999, the Department of Education's Office of Educational Researchand Improvement (OERI) asked RAND to examine how OERI might improve thequality and relevance of the education research it funds. The RAND ReadingStudy Group (RRSG) was charged with developing a research framework toaddress the most pressing issues in literacy. RRSG focused on readingcomprehension wherein the highest priorities for research are: (1)Instruction

Keep Talking

Author: Friederike Klippel
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521278716
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This practical book contains over 100 different speaking exercises, including interviews, guessing games, problem solving, role play and story telling with accompanying photocopiable worksheets.

How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students Second Edition

Author: Susan M. Brookhart
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 141662306X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Properly crafted and individually tailored feedback on student work boosts student achievement across subjects and grades. In this updated and expanded second edition of her best-selling book, Susan M. Brookhart offers enhanced guidance and three lenses for considering the effectiveness of feedback: (1) does it conform to the research, (2) does it offer an episode of learning for the student and teacher, and (3) does the student use the feedback to extend learning? In this comprehensive guide for teachers at all levels, you will find information on every aspect of feedback, including • Strategies to uplift and encourage students to persevere in their work. • How to formulate and deliver feedback that both assesses learning and extends instruction. • When and how to use oral, written, and visual as well as individual, group, or whole-class feedback. • A concise and updated overview of the research findings on feedback and how they apply to today's classrooms. In addition, the book is replete with examples of good and bad feedback as well as rubrics that you can use to construct feedback tailored to different learners, including successful students, struggling students, and English language learners. The vast majority of students will respond positively to feedback that shows you care about them and their learning. Whether you teach young students or teens, this book is an invaluable resource for guaranteeing that the feedback you give students is engaging, informative, and, above all, effective.

The Daily 5

Author: Gail Boushey
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571109749
Format: PDF
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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.