• Language Arts & Disciplines

Assessing Reading

Multiple Measures for Kindergarten Through Twelfth Grade
Author: N.A
Publisher: Academic Therapy Publications
ISBN: 9781571284648
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 211
View: 2937

    • Education

Teaching Reading Sourcebook

Author: Bill Honig,Linda Diamond,Linda Gutlohn
Publisher: Arena Press
ISBN: 9781571286901
Category: Education
Page: 826
View: 3078
"Prepare students for future success by using effective reading instruction that's proven to work. The Teaching Reading Sourcebook, updated second edition is an indispensable resource that combines evidence-based research with actionable instructional strategies. It is an essential addition to any educator's professional literacy library--elementary, secondary, university." -- back cover.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Book Smart

How to Support Successful, Motivated Readers
Author: Anne E. Cunningham, PhD,Jamie Zibulsky, PhD
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199843937
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 264
View: 5524
Authored by two passionate psychologists and educators, Book Smart: How to Develop and Support Successful, Motivated Readers is a how-to guide rich with stories, lessons, activities, and ideas aimed at supporting reading development and addressing the broad range of interpersonal, social, emotional, and motivational skills that can be fostered by reading with young children. The early chapters in this book will help you get your child ready for school and ready to read, and the later chapters will help you foster your child's lifelong love of reading. Throughout the book, the authors also provide tips for building a special bond with your child through reading together, from giving appropriate praise to modeling persistence. Perhaps most importantly, this book serves as a guide along the path to raising an independent reader. This journey begins with a discussion of oral language and early reading skills and then moves into early writing attempts, story comprehension, general knowledge development, and social-emotional growth. This book will help parents bring the joy of reading into the home.

    • Education

Reading Comprehension Boosters

100 Lessons for Building Higher-Level Literacy, Grades 3-5
Author: Thomas G. Gunning
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470399929
Category: Education
Page: 465
View: 7261
An effective resource for improving young students'comprehension skills With 100 high-interest reading activities, this book is designedto help students gain fundamental comprehension skills so they cansucceed in reading complex and varied types of texts. Each lessonincludes a brief reading selection followed by questions,multiple-choice selections, and thinking and writing activities.The activities, all on reproducible worksheets, can be used to giveindividual students or groups extra practice, or as supplementalskill-building and test-prep activities for the full class. Activities are grouped within seven units, each focusing on animportant aspect of comprehension Units increase in difficulty level so that students gainproficiency as they work through the material High-interest themes include stories about robots, animalhelpers, space, and famous people Offers activities that build the advanced cognitive skillscalled for in the National Assessment of Education Progress(NAEP) Each lesson includes a teacher section with guidance on how tointroduce the activities to students and support them in theirreading practices.

    • Education

Vocabulary Handbook

Author: Linda Diamond,Linda Gutlohn
Publisher: Brookes Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781557669285
Category: Education
Page: 221
View: 1065
Part textbook, part practical handbook, this must–have resource from the trusted Consortium on Reading Excellence (CORE) will help every literacy teacher understand key research on vocabulary instruction, put best practices to work in any classroom,

    • Education

Never Work Harder Than Your Students and Other Principles of Great Teaching

Author: Robyn R. Jackson
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416612262
Category: Education
Page: 249
View: 5502
Is great teaching a gift that only a few of us are born with, or is it a skill that can be learned? In Never Work Harder Than Your Students, Robyn Jackson makes a radical assertion: Any teacher can become a master teacher by developing a master teacher mindset. The master teacher mindset can be achieved by rigorously applying seven principles to your teaching until they become your automatic response to students in the classroom. The more you practice these seven principles, the more you begin to think like a master teacher: 1. Start where your students are. 2. Know where your students are going. 3. Expect to get your students to their goal. 4. Support your students along the way. 5. Use feedback to help you and your students get better. 6. Focus on quality rather than quantity. 7. Never work harder than your students. Using these principles, Jackson shows you how to become a master teacher no matter where you are in your practice. Each chapter provides a detailed explanation of one of the mastery principles, the steps you need to take to apply them to your own practice, and suggestions for how you can begin practicing the principle in your classroom right away. Jackson offers stories from her own teaching practice, as well as from other teachers she has helped, to show you how each principle works. Teaching is a hard job, but using Jackson's principles will help you and your students reap the rich rewards of that hard work.

    • Education

Making the Common Core Writing Standards Accessible Through Universal Design for Learning

Author: Sally A. Spencer
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483393070
Category: Education
Page: 184
View: 2617
Unlock hidden writing skills in all learners through UDL! The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for writing are promising but are challenging to implement, especially for struggling students. Sally A. Spencer demonstrates the promise of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as a framework for making the CCSS writing and language standards accessible to all kids. Educators who utilize these strategies will know: How to leverage the strengths of students to optimize writing instruction and overcome their weaknesses The ways UDL can minimize the roadblocks in CCSS implementation How to - and how not to - use technology to teach writing and language conventions

    • Computers

Linking Assessment to Instructional Strategies

A Guide for Teachers
Author: Cathleen G. Spinelli
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780137146246
Category: Computers
Page: 201
View: 7250
An easy-to-read and useful guide to state-of-the-art, best practices in assessment. This practical, teacher-friendly book provides step-by-step instructions on choosing and administering classroom assessments; analyzing, interpreting, rating, and monitoring results; and reporting student progress. Whether new to authentic or informal assessment, or strongly familiar with traditional testing, this book will interpret and guide the teaching professional on how to integrate cutting-edge assessment measures seamlessly into their daily teaching schedule. The book is chock-full of the latest in authentic, curriculum and performance-based assessment measures with direct connections to instruction, IEP development, and methods of reporting to parents. Busy teachers will appreciate the clear, accessible writing style and how easily the book helps them to determine what test to use, the specific diagnostic questions to ask, the classroom materials that will be needed, clearly informed administration strategies, and the explicit examples that are included and can be taken straight from the page to the real classroom. Keenly focused on providing teachers with a variety of assessment procedures, including the why, what, and how of testing, it furthermore gives directions on how to construct, administer, and score assessments as well as how to interpret, graph, monitor, write, and report assessment results to families and school support personnel. Another key feature includes suggested interventions to use when test results indicate that specific skills have been mastered, are emerging, or need to be introduced. An ideal book for school administrators, supervisors, and remedial specialists, and for those implementing Response to Intervention (RI), it is most appropriate for professional development and in-service practicing teachers who want an easy-to-read and useful guide to state-of-the-art, best practices in assessment.

    • Education

Next STEPS in Literacy Instruction

Connecting Assessments to Effective Interventions
Author: Susan M. Smartt,Deborah R. Glaser
Publisher: Brookes Pub
ISBN: 9781598570960
Category: Education
Page: 240
View: 536
Accessible, teacher friendly guide that provides teachers with a blueprint for instruction targeted toward improving students' reading skills based on results of formative assessments.

    • English language

Sounds in Action

Phonological Awareness Activities and Assessments
Author: Yvette Zgonc
Publisher: Staff Development for Educator
ISBN: 9781884548321
Category: English language
Page: 160
View: 2205
An assessment that measures K-2 students' phonological awareness skills, specific activities for each skill, activities to make the connection between phonological awareness and phonics, a discussion of key research findings, and further readings.

    • Business & Economics

Teambuilding That Gets Results

Essential Plans and Activities for Creating Effective Teams
Author: Linda Eve Diamond,Harriet Diamond
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402216904
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 249
View: 6391
Expert advice plus activities, in one easy guide.

    • English language

Sounds and Letters for Readers and Spellers

Phonemic Awareness Drills for Teachers and Speech-language Pathologists
Author: Jane Fell Greene
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781570351839
Category: English language
Page: 128
View: 8449
"This manual contains 18 sequential, cumulative units of phonemic awareness drills intended for use by teachers or speech-language pathologists. Each drill can be followed with phoneme-grapheme correspondence and word-building activities using the sounds and letters cards"--Publisher's website.

    • Education

A Guide to 100 Tests for Special Education

Author: Carolyn Compton
Publisher: Fearon/Janus/Quercus
ISBN: 9780835916110
Category: Education
Page: 346
View: 895
This indispensable professional resource includes comprehensive coverage of every major test in special education --- 100 tests in all! With easy-to-understand test descriptions, test excerpts, and examples and guidelines for interpreting results, this book is a must-have for all special education professionals.

    • Education

K today

teaching and learning in the kindergarten year
Author: National Association for the Education of Young Children
Publisher: National Association for the Education of Young Children(NAEYC)
ISBN: 9781928896395
Category: Education
Page: 173
View: 4074

Reading Observation Scale (ROS)

Author: J. Lee Widerholt,Donald D. Hammill,Virginia L. Brown
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781602510166
Page: 35
View: 8644

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Assessment for Reading Instruction, Third Edition

Author: Michael C. McKenna,Katherine A. Dougherty Stahl
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462521053
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 324
View: 1252
This trusted teacher guide and widely adopted text provides a comprehensive conceptual framework and hands-on practical tools for reading assessment. The authors present a clear roadmap for evaluating K-8 students' strengths and weaknesses in each of the basic competencies that good readers need to master. Teachers learn how to select, administer, and interpret a wide range of formal and informal assessments, and how to use the results to improve instruction. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, the book includes 30 reproducible assessment tools. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials. New to This Edition *Chapter on assessing vocabulary. *Additional instruments, including the Informal Decoding Inventory and the Motivation to Read Profile--Revised. *Links to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) have been added throughout. *The latest research and more instructional strategies in every area. See also Reading Assessment in an RTI Framework, which offers systematic guidance for conducting assessments in all three tiers of RTI.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Reading Comprehension

Strategies for Independent Learners
Author: Camille L. Z. Blachowicz,Donna Ogle
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 159385756X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 304
View: 6940
This practical resource and widely used text presents a wealth of research-based approaches to comprehension instruction. The authors offer specific classroom practices that help K-9 students compare and evaluate print and online sources, develop vocabulary, build study and test-taking skills, and become motivated readers.

    • Education

Fluency in the Classroom

Author: Melanie R. Kuhn,Paula J. Schwanenflugel
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1593855737
Category: Education
Page: 183
View: 8896
Offers two distinct approaches to oral reading instruction that can be incorporated into primary-grade literacy curricula and includes lesson plan ideas, vignettes and examples, and reproducibles.

    • Education

Strategies for Reading Assessment and Instruction

Helping Every Child Succeed (with MyEducationLab)
Author: D. Ray Reutzel,Robert B. Cooter, Jr.
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131381513
Category: Education
Page: 453
View: 8109
This best-selling book is a ready-reference for teachers of reading, a highly popular core text for reading diagnosis and assessment courses, and an ideal guide for ongoing professional development workshops. The unique format of the book, with its IF/THEN Strategy Guides that help readers quickly match student needs to research-proven strategies, make it a quick, effective, “point-of-teaching” resource of up to date information, strategies, and suggestions. In Strategies for Reading Assessment and Instruction Readers can quickly turn to current information on evidence-based assessment and instruction and find ways to assess, teach, and organize for effective and comprehensive reading instruction.

    • Education

The Power of RTI and Reading Profiles

A Blueprint for Solving Reading Problems
Author: Louise Spear-Swerling
Publisher: Brookes Pub
ISBN: 9781598573152
Category: Education
Page: 239
View: 6832
"The reading problems addressed in the book move beyond those associated with disabilities such as dyslexia or high-functioning autism. The author addresses experientially based reading difficulties caused by inadequate instruction or limited exposure to academic language/literacy. Unlike other books on response to intervention (RTI), this book presents an argument for using RTI as a method of identification as well as intervention in combination with individual students' reading profiles. The case studies and practical examples cover a broad range of reading problems (not only learning disabilities) to help make research findings applicable to a multidisciplinary audience, especially practitioners"--