Description : This indispensable teacher resource and course text, now revised and updated, addresses the "whats," "whys," and "how-tos" of incorporating outstanding children's literature into the K–8 reading program. A strong emphasis on diverse literature is woven throughout the fifth edition, with chapters emphasizing the need for books that reflect their readers and presenting dozens of carefully reviewed books that teachers will be eager to use in the classroom. Leading authorities provide advice on selecting texts, building core literacy and literary skills, supporting struggling readers, and maximizing engagement. The volume offers proven strategies for teaching specific genres and formats, such as fiction, nonfiction, picturebooks, graphic novels, biographies, and poetry. This title is a copublication with the International Literacy Association. New to This Edition *Many new teaching ideas and book recommendations, with an increased focus on culturally diverse literature. *Scope expanded from K–5 to K–8. *Chapter on using read-alouds and silent reading. *Chapters on diverse literature about the arts and on transitional chapter books. *Chapter on engaging struggling readers with authentic reading experiences.
Description : Political science is a social science which deals with systems of governance, and the analysis of political activities, political thoughts, and political behavior. This book provides over 2,000 Exam Prep questions and answers to accompany the text Childrens Literature in the Reading ... Items include highly probable exam items: Collective action, Millstone, Public goods, John F. Kennedy, War on Poverty, Political machine, No Child Left Behind Act, Tax credit, Public health, Prosecutor, and more.
Description : Now in its fifth edition, this popular textbook is still the most comprehensive resource available on the oversight of literacy programs (pre-K12). Focusing on what literacy leaders need to know and do to meet todays mandates, experts in the field offer new insights that reflect the nations changing policies related to the new Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects. It also addresses forthcoming assessments aligned to the common core standards, and new mandates for evaluating teachers and principals. Literacy luminaries provide specific guidelines for all levels of instruction, including selecting and using materials and new technologies, promoting writing, assessing students, evaluating teachers, providing professional development, working with linguistically diverse and struggling learners, working with parents and the community, and evaluating school-wide literacy programs. Book Features: Chapters written by experts who have years of experience working in schools. Real-life examples demonstrate how theories have been applied. Reflective questions and project assignments in each chapter allow readers to relate ideas to their own situations. Connections across chapters and directions for future considerations help summarize and synthesize information. Contributors: Moises Aguirre, Kathryn H. Au, Rita M. Bean, M. Susan Burns, Jill Castek, Patricia A. Edwards, Douglas Fisher, Elena Forzani, Nancy Frey, Jennifer L. Goeke, James V. Hoffman, Barbara Kapinus, Clint Kennedy, Julie K. Kidd, Diane Lapp, Donald J. Leu, Maryann Mraz, Jeanne R. Paratore, Taffy E. Raphael, Kristen D. Ritchey, Adrian Rodgers, Emily M. Rodgers, Misty Sailors, Elizabeth V. Strode, Jacquelyn S. Sweeney, Jo Anne L. Vacca, Richard T. Vacca, Jaime Madison Vasquez, Jean Payne Vintinner, MaryEllen Vogt Only the most valuable of academic texts gets to a fifth edition. . . . If I were to do a column Whats Hot in Literacy/Reading Texts, this volume would undoubtedly be at the top of the list. From the Foreword by Jack Cassidy, past president, International Reading Association This fifth edition is a timely and most welcome addition to my professional library. This book is a must in a time when it is essential for literacy leaders to keep up with the fast pace of what is happening in the field of reading. Wepner, Strickland, and Quatroche are exceptional educators and researchers who bring together some of the leading literacy experts to address issues that are so critical in this age of common core state standards. This is a must-have book for anyone involved in overseeing literacy programs at school, district, and state levels. Linda Gambrell, Distinguished Professor of Education, Clemson University and co-editor of Reading Research Quarterly Shelley B. Wepner is a dean and professor in the School of Education of Manhattanville College. Dorothy S. Strickland is the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Professor of Education, emerita, at Rutgers University. Diana J. Quatroche is a professor and chair of the Department of Elementary, Early, and Special Education in the Bayh College of Education at Indiana State University.
Description : Now appearing in its fifth edition, this reading methods text focuses on a contemporary, active learning approach for teaching literacy. Its 11 chapters and teacher resource handbook help teachers develop balanced literacy programmes using both direct and indirect instruction. One of the text's hallmark features is its complete presentation of authentic children's stories, accompanied by sample lesson plans that guide teachers in developing their own lessons. Highlights of this fifth edition include: - New! A new full-colour design and re-designed literacy lessons - New! Chapter 1, Focus on Literacy Learning, emphasises the stages of literacy development, the role of standards, how diversity impacts literacy learning, and the place of technology in literacy development. - New! Chapter 10, Developing a Management System for the Balanced Literacy Classroom, presents procedures for developing student routines. - New! The text now explores how instructors can meet the needs of English language learners in diverse classrooms. - New!To The Student: Reading This Text is an introduction that explains what students should do before reading, while reading, and after reading each chapter so they get the most out of the text material. - New! The Literacy: Helping Children Construct Meaning web site provides additional resources for extended instructor and student support.
Description : The ideas and teaching strategies presented in this book are clearly developed to actively involve teachers in understanding and thinking about children's reading and writing development. Information is derived from the latest theory and research on reading and language development. Central to the book is the real world classroom, thus theory and research are applied to literacy teaching through examples, strategies, and illustrations. Topics include: becoming an influential teachers, understanding the writing and reading process, building vocabulary and comprehension connections, using literature and reader response, and more.
Description : Essentials of Integrating the Language Arts, Fifth Edition, offers students all the practical tools they need to be effective language arts teachers, supported by the necessary theoretical foundation. Like its predecessors, this edition presents a comprehensive approach to teaching the language arts, balancing direct instruction in the communication arts and integrating the language arts with other content areas such as music, art, mathematics, social studies, and science. It explores the important topics of community and caregiver involvement in education and offers thoughtful coverage of diversity in the schools. Practical teaching ideas are found in every chapter. The 5th Edition reflects current teaching practices, field knowledge, and research. Significant changes include: A more streamlined approach to allow readers to move quickly from learning chapter concepts and related theory and research to understanding how they are applied in classroom practices, activities, and strategies Discussion of standards, including the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), with the goal of showing readers how they can apply standards in the classroom to help meet their students' needs New teaching activities that support the chapter topics and align with the CCSS An appendix with more than 25 classroom assessment tools Discussion of current, quality children's and young adult literature, including informational texts, supported by an appendix of annotated lists of books by genre Key Features "In the Classroom" vignettes, describing real teachers implementing language arts strategies and activities with their students "RRP" (Read Research Practice) boxed features, offering ideas for activities and projects "Teaching Activities," which future teachers can use in their own classrooms "Field and Practicum Activities," which readers can use now in field and practicum settings Discussions of technology and websites, to help readers prepare to integrate technology in their own classrooms
Description : SOURCEBOOK OF PHONOLOGICAL AWARENESS ACTIVITIES, VOLUME 1: CHILDREN’S CLASSIC LITERATURE continues to integrate proven phonological awareness activities with timeless children’s classics, such as Goldilocks and the Three Bears, to help effectively treat children with language difficulties and reading problems. Proven awareness activities at the word, syllable, and phoneme levels are provided. This invaluable Sourcebook uses the richness of classic children’s literature to create an easy-to-use program that can instantly be put into practice to further a child’s reading success as he or she advances from oral language to proficiency in print. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : "This is an excellent text. I particularly liked how the authors share examples of critical literacy throughout the book, especially with digital and multimedia texts." —Peter McDermott, The Sage Colleges "Through realistic discussion of how text shapes us and is shaped by us, Critical Literacy provides pre- and in-service teachers with concrete ways to engage in critical literacy practices with children from elementary through high school." —Cheryl A. Kreutter, St. John Fisher College ...a unique, practical critical literacy text with concrete examples and theoretical tools for pre- and in-service teachers Authors Lisa Patel Stevens and Thomas W. Bean explore the historical and political foundations of critical literacy and present a comprehensive examination of its uses for K-12 classroom practice. Key Features: · Focuses on the nexus of critical literacy theory and practice through real classroom examples, vignettes, and conversations among teachers and teacher educators · Illustrates how critical literacy practices are enacted in the classroom at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. · Offers step-by-step teaching strategies for implementing critical literacy in K-12 classrooms at different paces, depending on existing curriculum Intended Audience: This is an excellent supplemental text for a variety of advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in education departments on how to teach reading and writing. This text will also appeal to instructors and students exploring issues of representation, linguistics, and critical deconstruction.