Practical help for providing balanced, comprehensive literacy instruction for all students, particularly those from culturally diverse backgrounds and those who are struggling with reading and writing. This popular resource provides comprehensive, balanced, practical literacy instruction for all students in today's increasingly diverse classrooms, especially students from culturally diverse backgrounds and those struggling with reading and writing. As the Common Core raises the bar for all children, "Classrooms That Work "helps educators meet the challenges by presenting lesson frameworks for providing reading and language arts instruction that helps all children achieve their highest literacy levels. In a clear, friendly writing style, the authors emphasize the importance of promoting the integration of phonics and literature-based process writing and reading instruction to enhance all students' learning and reading skills. The book clarifies concepts, defines key terms, and offers just the right balance of research and practical coverage to make the content complete without being overwhelming. New to the Sixth Edition: NEW! A state-of-the-art framework for lessons that involve students in learning. A practical Word Detectives lesson framework is included for teaching students how to use all of the clues in the text-context, pictures, and morphology-to figure out word meanings (Chapter 6). NEW! Each comprehension and writing lesson framework is illustrated with a sample lesson and each lesson incorporates the gradual release of Responsibility Model. Each lesson is set up as follows: "I Do and You Watch" At the beginning of the lesson, you model and show students how they need to think and what they are to do. "I Do and You Help" The class helps the teacher think and do something. "You Do It Together and I Help" Students arrange in groups to work together and complete the task. The object is to talk to and teach each other how to do the kind of thinking required by the task. Three new chapters cover reading informational text, integrating writing with science and social studies, and diagnostic procedures for targeting Tier 2 interventions for struggling readers who are not making adequate progress.
Genre: Education, Editor: Pearson, Pages: 240 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0134089596


This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Practical help for providing balanced, comprehensive literacy instruction for all students, particularly those from culturally diverse backgrounds and those who are struggling with reading and writing. This popular resource provides comprehensive, balanced, practical literacy instruction for all students in today’s increasingly diverse classrooms, especially students from culturally diverse backgrounds and those struggling with reading and writing. As the Common Core raises the bar for all children, Classrooms That Work helps educators meet the challenges by presenting lesson frameworks for providing reading and language arts instruction that helps all children achieve their highest literacy levels. In a clear, friendly writing style, the authors emphasize the importance of promoting the integration of phonics and literature-based process writing and reading instruction to enhance all students’ learning and reading skills. The book clarifies concepts, defines key terms, and offers just the right balance of research and practical coverage to make the content complete without being overwhelming.
Genre: Education, Editor: Pearson, Pages: 242 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780134089829


Literacy Education for all students -- from the authors teachers trust! Integrates phonics and literature-based reading and process writing instruction for a balanced approach to teaching literacy. Contains innovative ideas for supporting the most at risk students. Emphasizes the integration of literacy with science and social studies instruction. Discusses strategies and techniques for fostering children's use of decoding and comprehension strategies, and includes workable, practical strategies and activities to use in the classroom. Includes a variety of whole-class and small group plans which teachers use to provide support for struggling readers and challenges for advanced readers. Found in a new Chapter on Multi-level instruction (ch. 5) . Celebrated authors Patricia Cunningham and Dick Allington bring the issue of literacy education to the fore as they discuss an integrative approach to literacy-based on the simple but true idea that the more children read and write, the better they will read and write. Patricia M. Cunningham is a professor of Education at Wake Forest University. She has authored and co-authored several books promoting literacy, including Phonics They Use: Words For Reading And Writing, Reading And Writing In Elementary Classrooms: Strategies And Observations, Schools That Work: Where All Children Read and Write, and Classrooms That Work: They Can All Read And Write. Richard L. Allingtonis the Fien Distinguished Professor of Education at the University of Florida, Gainesville. He was a co-recipient of the Albert J. Harris Award from the International Reading Association for his"contributions to the better understanding of reading and learning disabilities." Dick is also a past president of the National Reading Conference and has been elected to membership in the Reading Hall of Fame.
Genre: Education, Editor: Allyn & Bacon, Pages: 286 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: UOM:39015055591369


For the last 2 decades, the field of social studies education has seen an increase in research on the use of discussions as an essential instructional technique. This book examines the importance of using quality dialogue as a tool to help students understand complex issues in social studies classrooms. The author provides a collection of well-known, evidence-based discussion techniques as well as classroom examples showing the methods in use. While the benefits of using discussion as an instructional method is widely considered a best practice of civic learning, actual high-quality discussions are rare and notoriously difficult to facilitate. Making Classroom Discussions Work is designed to guide teacher educators and classroom teachers in facilitating equitable and productive discussions that will boost learning and democratic engagement. Book Features: Emphasizes the rationale for using discussion in social studies teaching. Collects strategies that have been proposed in disparate journal articles and books in one convenient volume. Presents research-based challenges and supports for conducting and assessing discussions in the social studies. Includes methods and tips to help teachers make discussions more equitable in their classrooms. Contributors: Terence Beck, Jacob S. Bennett, Bryant O. Best, Mary Ellen Daneels, Antero Garcia, Noorya Hayat, Carlos P. Hipolito-Delgado, Erica Hodgin, Amanda Jennings, Jeff Kabat, Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, Jada Kohlmeier, Bruce E. Larson, Arine Lowery, Paula McAvoy, Elizabeth Milligan Cordova, H. Richard Milner IV, Nicole Mirra, Chauncey Monte-Sano; Walter Parker, Maria del Mar Estrada Rebull, Abby Reisman, Dan Stickney
Genre: Education, Editor: Teachers College Press, Pages: in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780807780879


Transform Your School’s Substitute Teaching Experience Just like everything else, substitute teaching is about to undergo a big change. In Substantial Classrooms: Redesigning the Substitute Teaching Experience, authors Jill Vialet and Amanda von Moos usher in a new era of innovation in substitute teaching. Threaded with concrete and actionable ways to improve the experience of substitute teaching for administrators, students, and the teachers themselves, Substantial Classrooms is a leading voice for innovation and renewal in substitute teaching. Instead of viewing substitute teachers as a placeholder in an educator’s absence, this book encourages readers to view substitute teachers as vital resources that diversify the typical classroom learning experience. While other books look only at making a bad situation bearable, this book re-examines substitute teaching with an eye towards reinventing it as a unique and valuable part of students’ educational experience. Key themes of Substantial Classrooms include: How substitute teaching works today Applying human-centered design to create change in legacy systems like substitute teaching Concrete and inspiring examples of different models for substitute teaching, for example, reimagining it as paid fieldwork for aspiring teachers. In addition to these key themes, every chapter includes stories and techniques from dynamic and innovative educational practitioners. This must-have guide to substitute teaching can improve schools everywhere and revolutionize the way educators, school and district leaders, colleges, and community partners view the experience of substitute teaching as a lever to positively impact schools.
Genre: Education, Editor: John Wiley & Sons, Pages: 224 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781119663850


While Active Learning Classrooms, or ALCs, offer rich new environments for learning, they present many new challenges to faculty because, among other things, they eliminate the room’s central focal point and disrupt the conventional seating plan to which faculty and students have become accustomed. The importance of learning how to use these classrooms well and to capitalize on their special features is paramount. The potential they represent can be realized only when they facilitate improved learning outcomes and engage students in the learning process in a manner different from traditional classrooms and lecture halls. This book provides an introduction to ALCs, briefly covering their history and then synthesizing the research on these spaces to provide faculty with empirically based, practical guidance on how to use these unfamiliar spaces effectively. Among the questions this book addresses are: • How can instructors mitigate the apparent lack of a central focal point in the space? • What types of learning activities work well in the ALCs and take advantage of the affordances of the room? • How can teachers address familiar classroom-management challenges in these unfamiliar spaces? • If assessment and rapid feedback are critical in active learning, how do they work in a room filled with circular tables and no central focus point? • How do instructors balance group learning with the needs of the larger class? • How can students be held accountable when many will necessarily have their backs facing the instructor? • How can instructors evaluate the effectiveness of their teaching in these spaces? This book is intended for faculty preparing to teach in or already working in this new classroom environment; for administrators planning to create ALCs or experimenting with provisionally designed rooms; and for faculty developers helping teachers transition to using these new spaces.
Genre: Education, Editor: Stylus Publishing, LLC, Pages: 280 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781620363027


Describes the philosophy of the Daily 5 teaching structure and includes a collection of literacy tasks for students to complete daily.
Genre: Education, Editor: Stenhouse Publishers, Pages: 264 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781571104298


Co-published with TESOL Press There is a growing need for knowledge and practical ideas about the preparation of teachers for English language learners (ELLs), a growing segment of the K-12 population in the United States. This book is for teachers, administrators, and teacher educators looking for innovative ways to prepare teachers for ELLs and will position teachers to empower these students. This volume will appeal mostly to those preparing teachers in contexts that have not have historically had large numbers of ELLs, but have had a high rate of recent growth (e.g., Midwestern U.S.). This work is the combination of teacher preparation and ELL issues. This volume is unique in tackling pre-service and inservice teacher preparation. Additionally, the chapters collectively aim to go beyond merely equipping teachers to meet the needs of ELLs, but to reach a level of effectiveness with the outcome of equity. The book highlights the knowledge, skills, and beliefs of teachers about ELLs. Part I addresses teacher perceptions of, and beliefs about, ELLs and teacher preparation specifically addressing what they should know in terms of students’ perspectives. Chapters attend to the experiences and beliefs of immigrant teachers about their roles, the role of service learning in teacher preparation, and the potential of understanding home literacy practices to change teacher beliefs about ELLs. Part II focuses on skills necessary to teach ELLs—writing skills teachers can draw on to inform their teaching practices, technological skills teachers need to develop, and skills related to focusing on the Common Core State Standards for English language arts and mathematics. Each chapter explicitly addresses implications for teacher education or professional development.
Genre: Education, Editor: IAP, Pages: 209 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781623969264


A thinking student is an engaged student Teachers often find it difficult to implement lessons that help students go beyond rote memorization and repetitive calculations. In fact, institutional norms and habits that permeate all classrooms can actually be enabling "non-thinking" student behavior. Sparked by observing teachers struggle to implement rich mathematics tasks to engage students in deep thinking, Peter Liljedahl has translated his 15 years of research into this practical guide on how to move toward a thinking classroom. Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics, Grades K–12 helps teachers implement 14 optimal practices for thinking that create an ideal setting for deep mathematics learning to occur. This guide Provides the what, why, and how of each practice and answers teachers’ most frequently asked questions Includes firsthand accounts of how these practices foster thinking through teacher and student interviews and student work samples Offers a plethora of macro moves, micro moves, and rich tasks to get started Organizes the 14 practices into four toolkits that can be implemented in order and built on throughout the year When combined, these unique research-based practices create the optimal conditions for learner-centered, student-owned deep mathematical thinking and learning, and have the power to transform mathematics classrooms like never before.
Genre: Education, Editor: Corwin Press, Pages: 344 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781544374840


The working model for "helping the learner to learn" presented in this book is relevant to any teaching context, but the focus here is on teaching in secondary and college science classrooms. Specifically, the goals of the text are to: *help secondary- and college-level science faculty examine and redefine their roles in the classroom; *define for science teachers a framework for thinking about active learning and the creation of an active learning environment; and *provide them with the assistance they need to begin building successful active learning environments in their classrooms. Active Learning in Secondary and College Science Classrooms: A Working Model for Helping the Learner to Learn is motivated by fundamental changes in education in response to perceptions that students are not adequately acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary to meet current educational and economic goals. The premise of this book is that active learning offers a highly effective approach to meeting the mandate for increased student knowledge, skills, and performance. It is a valuable resource for all teacher trainers in science education and high school and college science teachers.
Genre: Education, Editor: Routledge, Pages: 184 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781135644512