Description : According to the Common Core State Standards, students should be able to read closely to determine what a text says explicitly, make logical references from it, and cite specific textual evidence to support conclusions drawn from the text. Each of the 40 short, fiction and nonfiction passages in this collection includes companion comprehension questions that target these critical reading skills and give students the repeated practice they need to build mastery in identifying main idea and details, using context clues, distinguishing between fact and opinion, and more. Boosts comprehension skills Topics include: context clues, compare and contrast, main idea & details, fact & opinion, inference, predicting, point of view Short, high-interest reading passages. Passages includes test-formatted questions making them ideal for test prep Aligned with the Common Core State Standards Flexible and easy to use as independent practice or as homework
Description : Close . . . Closer . . . Closest! Close Reading. Not in a very long while has a term been freighted with so much responsibility to lead every student to a great future of college and career readiness. Finally, here’s a book that tunes out all of the hubbub and gets down to the business of showing how exactly to “get close reading right.” Chapter by chapter, Nancy Boyles delivers astoundingly practical ideas on how to Connect close reading with other instructional practices Select rich texts and plan for initial close reading lessons Deliver initial and follow-up close reading lessons Coordinate comprehension strategies and close reading
Description : Support your child’s reading skills at home with Making the Grade Reading for Grade 3. Tailored to state learning standards, this workbook provides practice for these basic reading skills: spelling and vocabulary, parts of speech, and reading comprehension. Easy to use, this reading comprehension book for third grade supports a strong foundation in reading. Before you know it, your child will learn, practice, apply, and master basic reading skills! Making the Grade Reading workbooks will hold your child’s attention with engaging, colorful activities while providing quick practice to reinforce basic skills. Each workbook in the Making the Grade series includes 48 pages packed with standards-based activities to supplement the skills your child is learning at school. Featuring easy-to-understand instructions and an answer key, each book in the series allows your child to practice skills on his own. The series offers grade-specific titles for these main school subject areas: Reading (PK–Grade 5), Math (PK–Grade 5), Basic Skills (PK–Grade 2), and Handwriting (K–Grade 5). With the Making the Grade series, you can be positive that you’ll select the exact workbook your child needs.
Description : What exactly makes The Nonfiction NOW Lesson Bank such a stand-out? If you consider the amount of instructional support, that alone is substantial enough to transform your teaching. But Nancy Akhavan happens to be an educator who has performed many roles over her career so she divests in this book just about everything in her professional vault A whole new vision of teaching nonfiction 50 powerhouse lessons A bank of short informational texts Dozens of student practice activities Graphic organizers for taming textbooks Unlike so many books, this one will live its life in actual use: dog-eared, sticky-noted, and loved.
Description : Now in its third edition, Teaching and Researching Reading charts the field of reading (first and second language) systematically and coherently for the benefit of language teaching practitioners, students, and researchers. This volume provides background on how reading works and how reading differs for second language learners. The volume includes reading-curriculum principles, evidence-based teaching ideas, and a multi-step iterative process for conducting meaningful action research on reading-related topics. The volume outlines 14 projects for teacher adaptation and use, as well as numerous new and substantially expanded resource materials that can be used for both action research and classroom instruction.
Description : Customers who place a standing order for the Tests in Print series or the Mental Measurements Yearbook series will receive a 10% discount on every volume. To place your standing order, please call 1-800-848-6224 (in the U.S.) or 919-966-7449 (outside the U.S.). The Mental Measurements Yearbooks are widely regarded as essential references for users and developers of tests. Each yearbook contains reviews of commercially available tests published or revised since the previous edition. A biennial publication schedule for yearbooks and supplements was introduced in 1988 to facilitate access to test evaluation information and better meet the needs of test consumers. The Supplement to the Twelfth Mental Measurements Yearbook contains original reviews of tests published or revised since the 1995 edition of the Mental Measurements Yearbook. Tests are listed in alphabetical order for easy reference. Indexes of titles, classified subjects, names, acronmys, and scores, as well as an index and a directory of publishers, are included. A helpful indexing system integrating references across Buros Institute publications is also provided.
Description : Customers who place a standing order for the Tests in Print series or the Mental Measurements Yearbook series will receive a 10% discount on every volume. To place your standing order, please call 1-800-848-6224 (in the U.S.) or 919-966-7449 (outside the U.S.). Designed to complement the Mental Measurements Yearbooks, Tests in Print fills a pressing need for a comprehensive bibliography of all commercially available English language tests in print. Although these volumes are useful in and of themselves, their maximum usefulness requires the availability and use of the Mental Measurements Yearbooks. Although information on available tests and specific test bibliographies is valuable, the greatest service which Tests in Print can perform is to encourage test users to choose tests more wisely by consulting the MMY test reviews, test reviews from journals, and the professional literature on the construction, use, and validity of the tests being considered. Tests in Print IV contains information on over four thousand instruments. Along with a brief description, entries includes population, scoring, pricing, publisher information, and a reference list of professional literature citing articles relevant to individual instruments. Indexes of titles, classified subjects, names, and scores, as well as a publisher’s directory and index are included, with notations for out-of-print instruments. Information is given for tests is a wide range of areas, including education, psychology, counseling, management, health care, career planning, sociology, child development, social science, and research. Tests in Print IV also provides a comprehensive index to the Mental Measurements Yearbook by directing readers to the appropriate volume for reviews of specific tests.