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Picture of the product“This Is a Great Book!”: 101 Events for Building Enthusiasti
“This Is a Great Book!”: 101 Events for Building Enthusiastic Readers Inside and Outside the Classroom - From Chapter Books to Young Adult Novels

Author - Shelley Stagg Peterson & Larry Swartz

"This Is a Great Book!" is rooted in the belief that having a wide range of “great” books to read is essential to student success as readers inside the classroom… and beyond.

Based on extensive research, this highly readable book explores a wide range of recommended titles that cover a spectrum of developmental stages for readers of chapter books to young adult novels. It presents novels around popular themes and features guest voices that include innovative teachers, librarians, booksellers and students.

Numerous activities and literacy events form the core of this valuable resource. Reproducible pages include response activities, reflection tools, assessment profiles and inventories for easy classroom use. Committed to nurturing the love of reading, the book invites readers to dig deeper in their understanding and appreciation of books by responding through writing, discussion, the arts, media and more. Special attention is given to the world of independent leisure reading, where students make choices based on their preferences and tastes.

Experienced and new teachers will find fresh ideas and the tools they need to guide students to “great” books that will make a difference in their lives.



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Picture of the product101 Inclusive and SEN Science and Computing Lessons
101 Inclusive and SEN Science and Computing Lessons: Fun Activities and Lesson Plans for Children Aged 3-11

by Claire Brewer and Kate Bradley

Create an inclusive classroom with these fun and accessible activities for science and computing lessons. Each lesson is tailored to objectives for children working below National Curriculum levels and includes a learning objective, the resources needed, the main activity, a plenary and a consolidation activity to support children's understanding and engagement.

When working with children, and especially those with SEN, lessons need to meet their interests as well as their needs by containing visual stimulus and promoting fine and gross motor skills. The activities in this book have been specifically designed with this in mind. Straightforward and practical, it offers 101 creative classroom activities for teaching Science and Computing to pupils who are working below national curriculum levels, as well as mapping the range of additional skills they will acquire.

Intended for: Mainstream primary and special schools, KS1 teachers, Science and Computing subject heads, SENCOs, inclusion leaders, teaching assistants, parents, speech and language therapists, educational psychologists, occupational therapists, EYFS teachers, family support workers, school senior leadership teams.

Edition Number: 1
Published: 14th June 2018
ISBN: 9781785923661
Number Of Pages: 152
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Picture of the productAcademic Vocabulary in Middle and High School: Effective Pra
Academic Vocabulary in Middle and High School: Effective Practices across the Disciplines

Authors - Donna Ogle, Camille Blachowicz, Peter Fisher and Laura Lang

In order to succeed in school and beyond, students in grades 6–12 need to understand and use both academic language and discipline-specific vocabulary. This book describes effective practices for integrating vocabulary study with instruction in English language arts, history/social studies, and math and science, and for helping students become independent, motivated word learners. The expert authors present a wealth of specific teaching strategies, illustrated with classroom vignettes and student work samples. Connections to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are highlighted throughout; an extensive annotated list of print and electronic resources enhances the book's utility.

- Shows teachers in grades 6–12 how to teach vocabulary across all disciplines and enable independent word learning.
- Detailed look at vocabulary in English, history and social studies, and math and science classrooms.
- Practical: includes classroom vignettes and work samples, plus an extensive list of print and electronic resources.
- Highlights the CCSS focus on college and career readiness.
- A parallel volume to Blachowicz et al.'s Teaching Academic Vocabulary K–8.

AUDIENCE
Classroom teachers in grades 6–12, reading specialists and coaches, staff developers, and teacher educators.

COURSE USE
May serve as a supplemental text in such courses as Disciplinary Literacy and Reading in the Content Areas.


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Picture of the productActive Literacy Across the Curriculum: Strategies for Readi
Active Literacy Across the Curriculum: Connecting Print Literacy with Digital, Media, and Global Competence, K-12, 2nd Edition

by Heidi Hayes Jacobs

Help students become more confident and successful readers, writers, and thinkers in today's world.

In this new edition of a bestseller, highly acclaimed author and speaker Heidi Hayes Jacobs offers practical ideas for closing the literacy gap by teaching classic literacies (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) along with essential new literacies (digital, media, and global).

The expanded second edition features Heidi's latest work on the new literacies and provides enhanced versions of strategies designed to help educators integrate critical language skills into their daily operational curriculum.

These strategies include: Revising and expanding the role of all teachers so that they see themselves as classical language and contemporary literacy teachers; Separating vocabulary into three distinctive types with distinctive instructional approaches to sustain and extend independent language development; Building creative and visual notetaking and sketchnoting strategies; Designing media projects for every class level and employing a consistent editing and revision policy for writing assignments; Using a formal approach to develop speaking skills through four discussion types to increase civil public discourse; Employing direct technical instruction that promotes the use of the human voice and body as a speaking and communication instrument; Using Curriculum Mapping to develop formal benchmark assessments for active literacy and new literacy cultivation in every subject and on every level.

Each chapter is focused on a specific strategy and includes practical examples so you can easily implement the ideas, no matter what grade level or subject area you teach.


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Picture of the productAdolescent Literacy: Strategies for Content Comprehension in

Author: Richard T Boon and Vicky G Spencer

Adolescent Literacy: Strategies for Content Comprehension in Inclusive Classrooms

For adolescents with reading disabilities, struggles with comprehension are a major obstacle to mastering academic content areas. Help resolve comprehension difficulties with this practical text, developed for use with students in Grades 6-12 with and without disabilities. An ideal supplementary text for preservice special and general educators-and a great resource for inservice teachers looking for new comprehension strategies-this book is the key to understanding what's behind comprehension struggles and which strategies make a real difference for adolescent readers. Teachers will discover how to improve students' reading comprehension across content areas with specific, evidence-based strategies such as •mnemonics that help students remember and retrieve important information •graphic organizers that highlight key information and clarify abstract concepts •peer-mediated strategies that provide more opportunities for direct instruction and repeated practice •motivational and self-efficacy strategies that encourage deep, focused, and engaged reading •The Embedded Story Structure Routine, which teaches self-questioning, story structure analysis, and summary writing •Collaborative Strategic Reading in student-led cooperative learning groups •technology-based applications such as adapted digital texts, open-source textbooks, educational software, and virtual field trips •multicomponent interventions such as reciprocal teaching and the SQ3R approach To help teachers implement these highly effective comprehension strategies across a wide range of content areas, they'll get complete overviews of each strategy and how-to guidance based on recommended practice. They'll also get charts, graphic organizers, mnemonic strategies, and sample lesson plans they can use in their own classrooms. With the proven, research-based strategies in this textbook, educators will be fully prepared to improve adolescents' comprehension skills and ensure that all students are confident, motivated readers.


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Adventures in Graphica: Using Comics and Graphic Novels to Teach Comprehension, 2-6

Author - Terry Thompson

Comic books and graphic novels, known collectively as “graphica”, have long been popular with teenagers and adults. Recently, graphica has grown in popularity with younger readers as well, motivating and engaging reluctant readers who often shun traditional texts.

While some teachers have become curious about graphica’s potential, many remain confused by the number of new titles and series available and unsure of its suitability and function in their classrooms. Drawing on recent research and his own success using graphica with primary readers, literacy coach Terry Thompson helps teachers navigate this medium and shows how teaching with graphica fits into literacy frameworks and correlates with best practices in comprehension, vocabulary and fluency instruction.

Code: SHP6739
ISBN: 9781760016739
No of Pages: 190
Publish Date: 06 November 2015
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Apprenticeship in Literacy, Second Edition: Transitions Across Reading and Writing, F-4

Authors - Linda Dorn & Tammy Jones

Since its publication in 1998, Apprenticeship in Literacy has become a teacher favourite, covering all aspects of a balanced literacy program in an integrated manner and showing how all components are differentiated to address the needs of diverse learners. An apprenticeship approach to literacy emphasises the role of the teacher in providing demonstrations, engaging children, monitoring their understanding, providing timely support and ultimately withdrawing that support as the child gains independence.

Grounded in social and cognitive learning theories, the second edition of Apprenticeship in Literacy still details the seven principles of apprenticeship learning and helps F–4 teachers implement and assess guided reading, assisted writing, literature discussion groups, word study lessons and literacy centres across an integrated curriculum. The new edition also features the following:

Updated research emphasising the importance of early reading as a road map for success
Dozens of new classroom examples – students' work, photographs, transcripts, teacher-student conferences and resources
Language prompts that promote self-regulated learners
Schedules for implementing a workshop framework in whole-group, small-group and one-to-one settings
Suggestions for incorporating information texts into a balanced literacy program
Stronger emphasis on the importance of the writing process
Additional ideas on establishing routines and organising the classroom

The theme of apprenticeship in literacy resonates throughout the book: children learn from teachers and teachers learn from one another as they promote children's transfer of knowledge across multiple contexts. The final chapter provides real-world examples of teachers working together to ensure that all children become literate.


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Assessing Writing, Teaching Writers: Putting the Analytic Writing Continuum to Work in Your Classroom

Authors - Sherry Seale Swain, Mary Ann Smith and Jeffrey D. Wilhelm

Many writing teachers are searching for a better way to turn student writing into teaching and learning opportunities without being crushed under the weight of student papers. This book introduces a rubric designed by the National Writing Project – the Analytic Writing Continuum (AWC) – that is making its way into classrooms across the country at all year levels. The authors use sample student writing and multiple classroom scenarios to illustrate how teachers have adapted this flexible tool to meet the needs of their students, including using the AWC to teach revision, give feedback, direct peer-to-peer response groups, and serve as a formative assessment guide. This resource also discusses how to set up a local scoring session and how to use the AWC in professional development.

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Introduces teachers to a powerful assessment system and teaching tool to support student writing achievement.

Offers a diagnostic tool for guiding students toward a common understanding of the qualities of good writing.

Provides ideas for helping students learn from models and give productive feedback to peers.

Illustrates ways to adjust the AWC to various grade levels and different teaching goals.



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Picture of the productBecoming a Literacy Leader, 2nd Edition
Becoming a Literacy Leader, 2nd Edition: Supporting Learning and Change

by Jennifer Allen

The first edition of Becoming a Literacy Leader chronicled Jennifer’s work as she moved to a new school and a new job as a literacy specialist and found herself tackling everything from teacher study groups to state-mandated assessment plans.

The new edition of her book is a thoughtful, reflective evolution of her work as she rethinks how her identity and role as a literacy leader have evolved in the ten years since she wrote the first edition. She focuses on three ideas to describe her work: the concept of layered leadership, shared experiences in making meaning together, and the importance of rowing in the same direction as a school community.
Jennifer firmly believes that teachers know what they need when it comes to professional development, and she describes the layers of support that coaches can implement within a school, including in-class support, curriculum support and assessment, study group facilitation and the cultivation of teacher leadership. She provides an explicit framework for implementing these layers of coaching and explains how administrators can use the literacy leader position to build and sustain change within their schools.

Literacy leaders and coaches can use this book as a road map for how to approach their work with purpose and intention. Online videos that accompany the book bring the text alive by showing readers what coaching looks and sounds like.


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Picture of the productBecoming a Responsive Science Teacher: Focusing on Student T
Becoming a Responsive Science Teacher: Focusing on Student Thinking in Secondary Science
Author: Janet Coffey, Andrew Elby, David Hammer & Daniel Levin
When you begin a new unit and discover that some students don’t understand an important concept, do you just correct the error and give them the answer? If so, you run the risk that students will memorise what you say without changing their core misconceptions. This thoughtful book explores how to identify such moments through “responsive listening” and turn them into opportunities to build students’ science literacy. In the process, you just may transform your approach to classroom teaching. To help you make the shift, Becoming a Responsive Science Teacher offers a philosophical framework for understanding the beginnings of scientific thinking in high school students five real-life case studies—and accompanying transcripts—available as downloadable resources suggestions for how to use the case studies to practice recognising, interpreting, and responding to the vital nuances of your own students’ thinking in real time advice on next steps, including how to overcome systemic impediments and maintain your focus on student thinking Becoming a Responsive Science Teacher is ideal for teacher educators as well as current and preservice teachers. The book holds out the promise that when you consciously strive to help students work through their ideas about science, the result can be more effective instruction from you—and much deeper understanding for your students.


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