Supported Literacy for Adolescents

Author: Catherine Cobb Morocco
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470639628
Format: PDF, Docs
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Supported Literacy for Adolescents, written by nationally recognized experts, introduces an innovative and field-tested instructional framework for preparing secondary students to succeed academically in a fast-changing and globally networked world. Filled with examples from science, history, literature, and special education classrooms, the book shows how teachers can enable diverse students, including under-performers, to develop critical thinking and other essential competencies along with the "multi-literacy" tools needed to engage in twenty-first century content learning.

Strategies for Teaching Adolescents with ADHD

Author: Silvia L. DeRuvo
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470615591
Format: PDF
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ADHD expert offers help for teaching the content areas to students with attention problems Written by an expert in the field of ADHD, this important resource offers strategies to teach adolescents with ADHD across all core content areas: English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies. These strategies have been classroom-tested and proven to engage students during content instruction so that they will gain a lasting understanding of the material taught. As students interact with the content—talk, write, draw, and create a variety of media in relation to the content—all students, including those with ADHD, will learn the basics necessary for post-secondary education and employment. Offers an important guide for teaching core content to adolescents with ADHD Includes information for engaging ADHD students in a way that makes content memorable Explains how to use the strategies to teach all classroom students Written by a nationally known authority on ADHD Published in partnership with the acclaimed WestEd organization

The Power of Pictures

Author: Beth Olshansky
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 078799667X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Presents an arts-based approach to literacy instruction.

Turning Points 2000

Author: Anthony W. Jackson
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807775223
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This seminal volume, written by the principal author of the original report (Anthony W. Jackson) along with one of the main leaders in implementing its principles (Gayle A. Davis): Synthesizes crucial lessons learned from educators attempting to improve middle grades education across the country over the past decade.Bridges the gap between education researchers and practitioners by translating a wealth of recent research into practical guidance for front-line educators.Signals a new generation of thinking about middle grades education by emphasizing that, in addition to structural changes in classrooms and schools, educators must also make substantial, far-reaching changes in curriculum, student assessment, and instruction in order to improve student learning.Directly confronts critical questions such as how heterogeneously grouped (i.e., untracked) students can be successfully educated, why middle grades teachers must be specially licensed to teach young adolescents, and why middle grades instruction must include instruction in reading Carnegie Corporation’s landmark 1989 report, Turning Points: Preparing American Youth for the 21st Century, focused national attention on the long-neglected needs of adolescent youth. In the following decade, hundreds of middle grades schools implemented Turning Points principles and many others adopted similar and complementary measures. Based on these experiences, Turning Points 2000 refines the ideas contained in the original report by blending the wisdom of both the latest research and the best practice. “If [the authors’] deep understanding of what's needed and what works for adolescents were shared by every policy maker and educator, we would indeed see a major trans-formation in the education of our young. This book is a must-read for everyone who works with children and youth. For that matter, it's essential for everyone who cares about the health of our young people and our society....” —Linda Darling-Hammond, Stanford University “Turning Points 2000 provides a perfect blend of practical guidance and grand vision, looking with hope toward a day when the developmental needs of all children are met. The authors skillfully bridge the gap between research and practice as they share strategies for families, communities, and institutions to collaboratively prepare adolescents for life success.” —Dr. James P. Comer, Maurice Falk Professor of Child Psychiatry,Yale Child Study Center

Adolescent Literacy

Author: G. Kylene Beers
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325011288
Format: PDF
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Adolescent Literacy discusses issues such as including English language learners, struggling readers, technology in the classroom, multimodal literacy, compelling writing instruction, teaching in a "flat world," engagement, and young adult literature. In addition Adolescent Literacy's assessment rubrics for teachers, administrators, and staff developers make it a resource for schoolwide and districtwide professional development, while its accompanying study guide is designed for small-group discussions. --From publisher's description.

Multimodal Composing in Classrooms

Author: Suzanne M. Miller
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113663780X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Taking a close look at multimodal composing as an essential new literacy in schools, this volume draws from contextualized case studies across educational contexts to provide detailed portraits of teachers and students at work in classrooms. Authors elaborate key issues in transforming classrooms with student multimodal composing, including changes in teachers, teaching, and learning. Six action principles for teaching for embodied learning through multimodal composing are presented and explained. The rich illustrations of practice encourage both discussion of practical challenges and dilemmas and conceptualization beyond the specific cases. Historically, issues in New Literacy Studies, multimodality, new literacies, and multiliteracies have primarily been addressed theoretically, promoting a shift in educators’ thinking about what constitutes literacy teaching and learning in a world no longer bounded by print text only. Such theory is necessary (and beneficial for re-thinking practices). What Multimodal Composing in Classrooms contributes to this scholarship are the voices of teachers and students talking about changing practices in real classrooms.

Technological Tools for the Literacy Classroom

Author: Jeff Whittingham
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 146663975X
Format: PDF, ePub
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"This book combines practical and effective classroom practices with the latest technological research findings utilized in literacy instruction"--Provided by publisher.

Literacy Enrichment and Technology Integration in Pre Service Teacher Education

Author: Keengwe, Jared
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466649259
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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With the emergence of innovative technologies, the digital nature of learning environments has changed the face of education. The integration of these technologies into classroom instruction is essential for promoting student learning. Literacy Enrichment and Technology Integration in Pre-Service Teacher Education examines the various strategies to resolve the challenges of technology integrations for teachers while offering best practices for transforming education. Focusing on the future of technology integration in education; this book is an essential tool for administrators, technology leaders, faculty, teachers, technology staff, and other educational technology stakeholders in various education-related disciplines.