What's New in Literacy Teaching?

Weaving Together Time-Honored Practices with New Research

Author: Karen Wood,Jeanne Paratore,Brian Kissel,Rachel McCormack

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807775754

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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Reissue of ILA bestseller. In this e-book, well-known literacy scholars share practical ways to engage and challenge today’s students. Key topics covered include text complexity, vocabulary instruction, reading interventions, digital tools, critical literacy, and self-regulation. User-friendly chapters include enhanced content: classroom scenarios, transcripts, photo essays, links to videos, and screen shots of online strategies. “Insightful and thought-provoking, What’s New in Literacy Teaching? is a must-have resource that belongs in the hands of administrators, curriculum coordinators, preservice teachers, experienced teachers, and literacy coaches who want to see how theory and research can be transformed into practical and innovative instruction to engage and challenge today's students.” —Patricia A. Edwards, Michigan State University “Written by outstanding scholars, this is a must-read for all those engaged in literacy development.” —Lesley Mandel Morrow, distinguished professor, Rutgers University Contributors include P. David Pearson, Camille L. Z. Blachowicz, Julie Coiro, Peter Afflerbach, Jane Hansen, Diane Lapp, Elfreida H. Heibert.

Cases of Successful Literacy Teachers

Author: Jan Lacina,Cecilia Silva

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483342778

Category: Education

Page: 248

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Using teaching vignettes, cases for exploration, and research in the field, this text provides preservice and inservice teachers with effective, research-based literacy strategies they can use to improve their practice to best serve students from diverse backgrounds. The cases—based in urban, rural, and suburban settings—help teachers make connections between classroom challenges and the research literature that can help them to become problem solvers and reflective practitioners.

Reading Instruction That Works, Second Edition

The Case for Balanced Teaching

Author: Michael Pressley

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781572307346

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 378

View: 5257

Since the initial publication of this important text, the research support for balanced literacy instruction has continued to grow. This revised and updated second edition incorporates findings from reports by the National Reading Panel and the National Research Council, as well as ongoing research by the author and others. Interjecting a voice of reason into ongoing debates on the "one best way" to teach reading, Michael Pressley demonstrates how effective reading instruction combines aspects of both skills-emphasis and whole language approaches. Topics covered include the various components of both whole language and skills instruction, how the balanced approach is applied in real classrooms, and motivational issues. The second edition has been augmented with new material on phonemic awareness, comprehension problems, decoding and comprehension, vocabulary instruction, development of word knowledge, and "flooding" the classroom with motivation. It also features a new discussion of the place of Reading Recovery within balanced instruction, including an in-depth case study. Ideal for teacher educators and graduate students, reading specialists, staff developers, in-service professionals, and policymakers, the book also serves as a text in reading methods and materials courses.

Raising Standards in Literacy

Author: Greg Brooks,Ros Fisher,Maureen Lewis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113450361X

Category: Education

Page: 288

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Raising Standards in Literacy represents the best current thinking and research about literacy. The book is the outcome of a high-profile series of seminars on raising standards in literacy, and includes contributions from an impressive group of international researchers and policymakers. By offering a rich and unique mix of contemporary perspectives on literacy education, this book provides an invaluable source of study and insight into the latest research and developments in the teaching of literacy. It includes sections on: * how research into literacy teaching can inform new approaches found in England, the USA and Australia * the ways in which literacy education is developing in England, the USA and Australia * the issues involved in assessing progress in literacy and the validity of research claims made about standards of attainment. The book celebrates the apparent success of current literacy initiatives at the same time as raising questions about the feasibility and relevance of such initiatives to the literacy co-ordinators and consultants and for all those undertaking further study or research in literacy education.

Best Practices in Literacy Instruction, Fourth Edition

Author: Lesley Mandel Morrow,Linda B. Gambrell

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1609181816

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 492

View: 8086

A highly regarded teacher resource and widely adopted text, this book is grounded in current knowledge about literacy teaching and learning in grades PreK–8. The field's leading authorities present accessible recommendations for best practices that can be tailored to fit specific classroom circumstances and student populations. Provided are strategies for helping all students succeed—including struggling readers and English language learners—and for teaching each of the major components of literacy. The book also addresses ways to organize instruction and innovative uses of technology. Chapters include concrete examples, Engagement Activities, and resources for further learning. New to This Edition *Incorporates the latest research findings and instructional practices. *Chapters on motivation, content-area teaching, new literacies, and family literacy. *Addresses timely topics such as response to intervention, the new common core standards, English language learning, and policy issues.

Becoming a Teacher Researcher in Literacy Teaching and Learning

Strategies and Tools for the Inquiry Process

Author: Christine C. Pappas,Eli Tucker-Raymond

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136861130

Category: Education

Page: 288

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Designed to facilitate teachers’ efforts to meet the actual challenges and dilemmas they face in their classrooms, Becoming a Teacher Researcher in Literacy Teaching and Learning: provides background information and key concepts in teacher research covers the "how-to" strategies of the teacher research process from the initial proposal to writing up the report as publishable or presentable work illustrates a range of literacy topics and grade levels features twelve reports by teacher researchers who have gone through the process, and their candid remarks about how activities helped (or not) helps teachers understand how knowledge is constructed socially in their classrooms so that they can create instructional communities that promote all students’ learning. Addressing the importance of teacher research for better instruction, reform, and political action, this text emphasizes strategies teachers can use to support and strengthen their voices as they dialogue with others in the educational community, so that their ideas and perspectives may have an impact on educational practice both locally in their schools and districts and more broadly.

Information Literacy Instruction that Works

A Guide to Teaching by Discipline and Student Population, Second Edition

Author: Patrick Ragains

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 1555708609

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 360

View: 6972

Information literacy and library instruction are at the heart of the academic library’s mission. But how do you bring that instruction to an increasingly diverse student body and an increasingly varied spectrum of majors? In this updated, expanded new second edition, featuring more than 75% new content, Ragains and 16 other library instructors share their best practices for reaching out to today’s unique users. Readers will find strategies and techniques for teaching college and university freshmen, community college students, students with disabilities, and those in distance learning programs. Alongside sample lesson plans, presentations, brochures, worksheets, handouts, and evaluation forms, Ragains and his contributors offer proven approaches to teaching students in the most popular programs of study, including English Literature Art and Art History Film Studies History Psychology Science Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Hospitality Business Music Anthropology Engineering Coverage of additional special topics, including legal information for non-law students, government information, and patent searching, make this a complete guide to information literacy instruction.

Adolescent Literacy in the Academic Disciplines

General Principles and Practical Strategies

Author: Tamara L. Jetton,Cynthia Shanahan

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1462502857

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 274

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From leading authorities in both adolescent literacy and content-area teaching, this book addresses the particular challenges of literacy learning in each of the major academic disciplines. Chapters focus on how to help students successfully engage with texts and ideas in English/literature, science, math, history, and arts classrooms. The book shows that while general strategies for reading informational texts are essential, they are not enough—students also need to learn processing strategies that are quite specific to each subject and its typical tasks or problems. Vignettes from exemplary classrooms illustrate research-based ways to build content-area knowledge while targeting essential reading and writing skills.

Best Practices in Literacy Instruction, Fifth Edition

Author: Linda B. Gambrell,Lesley Mandel Morrow

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462517226

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 447

View: 4346

This book has been replaced by Best Practices in Literacy Instruction, Sixth Edition, ISBN 978-1-4625-3677-1.

Literacy and ICT in the Primary School

A Creative Approach to English

Author: Andrew Rudd

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113677372X

Category: Education

Page: 172

View: 7596

By clearly outlining how ICT can enhance and improve children's learning, this book unlocks the full potential of ICT within the classroom. Stimulating, useful and free of jargon, the book provides many practical examples to show teachers where, when and how ICT can be used effectively within literacy teaching. It provides advice on: teaching creatively using ICT in the Foundation Stagemaking the most of your resourcesplanning and assessment. Rooted in the practical realities of the classroom, this book will support both trainee and qua

Best Practices in Adolescent Literacy Instruction, Second Edition

Author: Kathleen A. Hinchman,Heather K. Sheridan-Thomas

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462515347

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 396

View: 2640

An authoritative teacher resource and widely adopted text, this book provides a comprehensive overview of adolescent literacy instruction in the era of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Leading educators describe effective practices for motivating diverse learners in grades 5-12, building comprehension of multiple types of texts, integrating literacy and content-area instruction, and teaching English language learners and struggling readers. Case examples, lesson-planning ideas, and end-of-chapter discussion questions and activities enhance the utility of the volume. New to This Edition *Extensive CCSS content incorporated throughout the book. *Chapters on disciplinary literacy, text complexity, and differentiated instruction. *Chapters on academic language, writing instruction, history and English/language arts classrooms, and coaching.

Teaching Reading in Today’s Elementary Schools

Author: Betty Roe,Sandra Smith,Paul C. Burns

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111298122

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 592

View: 8661

This market-leading text sets the standard for reading instruction to ensure that aspiring teachers are able to help students learn not only how to recognize words, but also how to comprehend what they read--and enjoy the process. The book balances new approaches to reading, such as language arts integration and emergent literacy/literacy as a continuum, with more traditional foundations of strong skills and phonics instruction. Updates to the Eleventh Edition include discussion of the latest technology for literacy learning, how writing instruction impacts literacy learning, and recent movements in literacy assessment. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

International Handbook of Research on Children's Literacy, Learning and Culture

Author: Kathy Hall,Teresa Cremin,Barbara Comber,Luis C. Moll

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118323300

Category: Education

Page: 584

View: 6748

The International Handbook of Research in Children's Literacy, Learning and Culture presents an authoritative distillation of current global knowledge related to the field of primary years literacy studies. Features chapters that conceptualize, interpret, and synthesize relevant research Critically reviews past and current research in order to influence future directions in the field of literacy Offers literacy scholars an international perspective that recognizes and anticipates increasing diversity in literacy practices and cultures

Literacy and Numeracy in Latin America

Local Perspectives and Beyond

Author: Judy Kalman,Brian V. Street

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136664297

Category: Education

Page: 248

View: 8837

Latin American Literacy and Numeracy Studies (LALNS) are fairly unknown in other parts of the world. This book charts new directions in LALNS and explores the relationship between these studies and international perspectives. Calling upon social practice approaches, New Literacy Studies, sociolinguistics, discourse analysis and other paradigms, the contributors identify both convergent and divergent literacy and numeracy issues within the region as well as beyond the Latin American context. Literacy and Numeracy in Latin America moves the field forward by bringing LALNS into wider focus and helping readers to understand the synergy with work from other perspectives and from other parts of the world and the implications for theory and practice. A lack of translated work until now between Latin America and, in particular, the UK, US, and Europe, has meant that such important overlaps between areas of study have gone unappreciated. In this way this volume is the first of its kind, a significant and original contribution to the field.

Teaching library in Deutschland

Vermittlung von Informations- und Medienkompetenz als Kernaufgabe für öffentliche und wissenschaftliche Bibliotheken

Author: Claudia Lux,Wilfried Sühl-Strohmenger

Publisher: B.I.T.Verlag

ISBN: 3934997112

Category: Information literacy

Page: 248

View: 4022

Literacy and Young Children

Research-based Practices

Author: Diane M. Barone,Lesley Mandel Morrow

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781572308190

Category: Education

Page: 318

View: 3097

One of two parents' guides based on the revised National Curriculum, this book is intended as an introduction to Key Stages 1 and 2. The need for parents to be involved in their children's education has taken root in recent years. To be able to make choices, however, parents need to be informed. This book is intended to enable them to get to grips with the elements of the National Curriculum and topical issues.

Recognising Early Literacy Development

Assessing Children's Achievements

Author: Cathy Nutbrown

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781853963667

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 142

View: 1975

`This book examines the literacy development and assessment of children before the age of five years. It is highly relevant to all those professionally involved in assessment. Cathy Nutbrown explores the need for appropriate assessment practice to support teachers and illustrates the mismatch between the way teachers and researchers assess literacy. The book is worth buying for the final chapter alone, which provides an analysis of the newly developed Sheffield Early Literacy Development Profile. The actual tasks are included in the appendices. Thus, Cathy Nutbrown does not leave us frustrated. We are able to consider an ongoing assessment which is in tune with the best practice in teaching. This is a research text which b

New Literacies around the Globe

Policy and Pedagogy

Author: Cathy Burnett,Julia Davies,Guy Merchant,Jennifer Rowsell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317963342

Category: Education

Page: 190

View: 6562

The increasing popularity of digitally-mediated communication is prompting us to radically rethink literacy and its role in education; at the same time, national policies have promulgated a view of literacy focused on the skills and classroom routines associated with print, bolstered by regimes of accountability and assessments. As a result, teachers are caught between two competing discourses: one upholding a traditional conception of literacy re-iterated by politicians and policy-makers, and the other encouraging a more radical take on 21st century literacies driven by leading edge thinkers and researchers. There is a pressing need for a book which engages researchers in international dialogue around new literacies, their implications for policy and practice, and how they might articulate across national boundaries. Drawing on cutting edge research from the USA, Canada, UK, Australia and South Africa, this book is a pedagogical and policy-driven call for change. It explores studies of literacy practices in varied contexts through a refreshingly dialogic style, interspersed with commentaries which comment on the significance of the work described for education. The book concludes on the ‘conversation’ developed to identify key recommendations for policy-makers through a Charter for Literacy Education. .

Handbook of Effective Literacy Instruction

Research-Based Practice K-8

Author: Barbara M. Taylor,Nell K. Duke

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462519245

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 625

View: 2862

"The intent of this handbook is to provide a comprehensive, forward-looking, research-based resource for teachers, teacher-educators, and researchers on the key, inter-connected components of effective literacy instruction. The book is designed so that it is a readily useable resource for pre-service and practicing teachers as well. Every chapter in sections I, II, III, and IV includes substantial suggestions for implementing research-based practices in the classroom and for engaging in professional learning to help teachers increase their effectiveness as literacy instructors. Every chapter in section IV also includes substantial suggestions for fostering collaboration among staff and, when applicable, parents within schools"--