Description : Use informational text in the classroom effectively to support close reading and comprehension. This dynamic resource provides a clear explanation of how to use informational text in the classroom and includes practical tips, suggestions, lesson ideas, and digital resources. Aligned to College and Career Readiness and other state standards, this is the perfect tool to enhance students' comprehension of informational text.
Description : Unlock the power of informational text using proven, research-based strategies and techniques to support rich and rigorous instruction. Written by popular literacy expert, Lori Oczkus, this resource provides useful tips, suggestions, and strategies to help students read and understand informational text effectively and support the implementation of today's standards. It includes practical, concrete lessons with teacher modeling, guided and independent practice, and informal assessments that can be used in the classroom right away. this is a must-have resource for all teachers!
Description : Prepare fourth grade students for college and career readiness with this content-packed resource. Authored by Lori Oczkus and Timothy Rasinski, this resource includes 12 units across the four content areas of language arts, science, social studies, and mathematics. Each unit incorporates close reading, paired fiction and nonfiction text passages, text-dependent questions, comparing and contrasting text, and hands-on activities to unify each week's worth of lessons. Differentiation and reciprocal teaching strategies and assessment options are also included within each unit to tailor to multiple intelligences and monitor students' progress.
Description : Prepare third grade students for college and career readiness with this content-packed resource. Authored by Lori Oczkus and Timothy Rasinski, this resource includes 12 units across the four content areas of language arts, science, social studies, and mathematics. Each unit incorporates close reading, paired fiction and nonfiction text passages, text-dependent questions, comparing and contrasting text, and hands-on activities to unify each week's worth of lessons. Differentiation and reciprocal teaching strategies and assessment options are also included within each unit to tailor to multiple intelligences and monitor students' progress.
Description : Prepare second grade students for college and career readiness with this content-packed resource. Authored by Lori Oczkus and Timothy Rasinski, this resource includes 12 units across the four content areas of language arts, science, social studies, and mathematics. Each unit incorporates close reading, paired fiction and nonfiction text passages, text-dependent questions, comparing and contrasting text, and hands-on activities to unify each week's worth of lessons. Differentiation and reciprocal teaching strategies and assessment options are also included within each unit to tailor to multiple intelligences and monitor students' progress.
Description : Literacy Strong All Year Long: Powerful Lessons for Grades 3"€"5 equips intermediate educators with engaging lessons that motivate students and help them develop the solid foundation of literacy skills that are essential to learning. Thoughtfully designed lessons linked to specific literacy standards create a seamless flow of learning throughout the seasons of the school year. Each chapter offers 10 lessons that strengthen comprehension, fluency, word work, and vocabulary. The book encompasses these themes: 1. Starting the school year literacy strong. Lessons demonstrate routines, expectations, assessments, and opportunities for students to collaborate in a rich literacy community. 2. Beating the midyear blahs. Lessons offer ways to maintain momentum, monitor expectations, and chart individual progress. They include strategies to strengthen relationships among students, teachers, and parents. 3. Ending the year with intention. Lessons outline strategies for helping students achieve literacy goals and provide ideas for boosting endurance and growth. 4. Stopping the summer slide. Lessons reinforce literacy strategies, invite students to read over the summer, and remind students of continued goal setting. The 40 interactive lessons are presented in an accessible and comprehensive format that includes sections on preparation, active engagement, and reflection. The lesson design intentionally guides teachers to gradually release responsibility to students as they grow into self-regulated, literacy-strong learners"€"able and eager to use their skills to expand their learning horizons. This book is a co-publication of ASCD and ILA.
Description : Learn when and how to teach comprehension using Comprehension during Guided, Shared, and Independent Reading for grades K–6. This 224-page book includes step-by-step lessons and research-based strategies that can be adapted for any student or any classroom. This book gives a glimpse into classrooms using these strategies, as well as suggestions for materials needed, planning, and grouping students and a list of recommended children's books.
Description : 50 Strategies for Improving Vocabulary, Comprehension, and Fluency offers a practical approach of step-by-step instructional procedures for developing key literacy skills. Each strategy is supported by an authentic classroom example. An additional example of each strategy is provided on the free CD-ROM that accompanies the book. These teaching examples clearly identify how to implement the strategy and adapt its use to fit the needs of learners in a primary/elementary and a middle school/secondary classroom. Margin features titled Focus on English Language Learners explain how to create learning tools to make the strategy fit the needs of English language learners. This '50 Strategies' book also offers: Classroom-based examples and strategies--Explains each strategy through step-by-step instructions. Teachers acquire the knowledge to teach necessary strategies. Strategies are grouped according to approach. Realistic application--Offers a variety of strategic approaches that can be incorporated into existing vocabulary development and reading comprehension programs.
Description : Reinforced by teachers' experiences in actual classrooms, this book provides a wealth of ideas for projects, readings, and response-based activities that will engage all learners in the joy of reading and responding to literature. It blends an appreciation of children's books across all genres with an emphasis on meaningful instructional strategies for literacy programs. Coverage of multicultural/international literature helps illustrate the universality of themes in children's literature—providing a basis for establishing a library of literature that expresses the totality of children's experiences and speaks to children from all cultures and backgrounds. Coverage is based on Louise Rosenblatt's transactional theory of reader response, and organized around five main "celebrations" that the author uses as a framework for uniting the findings of reader-response theory with quality children's literature and exemplary reflective, literature-based practice. Includes expanded coverage on multicultural/international literature—including numerous examples of children's literature written and published in other countries. Includes extensive coverage of reader responses to literature—oral and written responses, as well as those made through the visual arts. For teachers of Children's Literature. @SUBBULLET = Introduces future teaches to the full range of children's responses to literature—encourages the use of a variety of strategies to elicit authentic, heartfelt, meaningful responses from pupils. @BULLET =An appendix on children's literature awards.@SUBBULLET = Highlights exemplary children's literature across all genres—focuses students' attention on established standards and offers guidance for choosing literature that meets such standards. @CONTENTSBEG = @BREAKER = CONTENTS @PARTHEAD = I. CELEBRATING LITERATURE, RESPONSE, AND TEACHING. @CHLIST = 1. Literature, Teaching, and Reader Response: Balancing Books and Readers in the Classroom. @CHLIST = 2. Reader Response to Literature: From Rosenblatt's Theory to Research to Classroom Practice. @PARTHEAD = II. CELEBRATING LITERATURE AND LITERARY GENRES. @CHLIST = 3. The Art of the Picture Book: The Balance of Text and Illustration. @CHLIST = 4. Traditional Tales and Modern Fantasy: The Domain of Imagination. @CHLIST = 5. Poetry: The Power and Pleasure of Language. @CHLIST = 6. Realistic and Historical Fiction: The Boundary of Reality. @CHLIST = 7. Nonfiction: The Realm of Biography and Informational Books. @CHLIST = 8. Multicultural and International Literature: Appreciating Cultural and Global Diversity. @PARTHEAD = III. CELEBRATING RESPONSE CONNECTIONS TO LITERATURE. @CHLIST = 9. Talking About Books: From Oral Response to Literature Circles. @CHLIST = 10. Literature Response Journals: Written Reflections during Reading. @CHLIST = 11. Literature as a Model for Writing: Apprenticing the Author's Craft. @CHLIST = 12. Drama, Art, and Music: Expressive Arts as Response. @CHLIST = 13. Response to Nonfiction: Blending Efferent and Aesthetic Response. @PARTHEAD = IV. CELEBRATING INTERTEXTUAL AND INTERDISCIPLINARY CONNECTIONS. @CHLIST = 14. Interdisciplinary and Intertextual Connections: Response through Literature Clusters, Theme Explorations, and Twin Texts. @PARTHEAD = V. CELEBRATING RESPONSE GROWTH THROUGH ASSESSMENT. @CHLIST = 15. Documenting Response to Literature: Authentic Perspectives. @CHLIST = Appendix A: Children's Book Awards and Recognition. @CHLIST = Appendix B: Professional Resources. @CHLIST = Appendix C: Children's Literature and Technology. @COPYRIGHT = © 2004, @PAGES = 448 pp., @BINDING = Paper @ISBN = 0-13-110902-2 @TCODE = 1090O-6 @COURSECODE = SE0306: @COURSENAME = Children's Literature / Methods @COURSECODE = HE0415: @COURSENAME = Children's Literature @CGPAGE = Course Guide Page @CONTENTSEND = @BREAKER = SUPPLEMENTS Generic Supplements @SUPPLEMENT = ESOL Strategies for Teaching Content: Facilitating Instruction for English Language Learners (0-13-090845-2) @SUPPLEMENT = The Portfolio Planner: Making Professional Portfolios Work For You (0-13-081314-1) @SUPPLEMENT = Positive Behavioral Supports: Five Plans for Teachers (0-13-042187-1) @SUPPLEMENT = Surviving Your First Year of Teaching: Guidelines for Success (0-13-032573-2) @OTHERBREAKER = OTHER TITLES OF INTEREST @OTHERTITLE = Jacobs/Tunnell,Children's Literature, Briefly, 3/E,2004 (0-13-049924-2) @OTHERTITLE = Norton/Norton,Through the Eyes of a Child: An Introduction to Children's Literature, 6/E,2003 (0-13-042207-X) @OTHERTITLE = Hillman,Discovering Children's Literature, 3/E,2003 (0-13-042332-7) @OTHERTITLE = Darigan/Tunnell/Jacobs,Children's Literature: Engaging Teachers and Children in Good Books,2002 (0-13-081355-9) @OTHERTITLE = Jacobs/Tunnell/Darigan,Children's Literature Database, A Resource for Teachers, Parents and Media Specialists, 2/E,2002 (0-13-094618-4) @OTHERTITLE = Ertmer,Education on the Internet: 2002-2003 update,
Description : This book incorporates the strongest and most current research available to help teachers actively involve their students in the reading comprehension process. Teachers receive expert guidance in a step-by-step format that clearly states and fully illustrates each of the 50 strategies. It delivers “must have” information that enables teachers to assess their students' current strategies. A six section organization enables teachers to easily access appropriate strategies for specific teaching objectives: word and sentence level comprehension, paragraph level comprehension, integrating background knowledge, holistic comprehension, self-monitoring strategies, and assessment to inform instruction. For elementary school teachers.