• Foreign Language Study

Reading and Vocabulary Focus


Author: Jessica Williams
Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Pub
ISBN: 9781285173368
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 224
View: 2124
"[A]n all-new, four-level reading series that provides the essential reading skills and vocabulary development for maximum academic readiness. Readings grounded in rich National Geographic content tap into learners' curiosity about the world, naturally encouraging inquiry and opportunities to synthesize information"--

    • Academic writing

Reading and Vocabulary Focus 4

Audio CDs
Author: Catherine Mazur-Jefferies,Global ELT
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781285173436
Category: Academic writing
Page: 228
View: 8438
National Geographic Reading and Vocabulary Focus is an all-new, four-level reading series that provides the essential reading skills and vocabulary development for maximum academic readiness. Readings grounded in rich National Geographic content tap into learners' curiosity about the world, naturally encouraging inquiry and opportunities to synthesize information. A comprehensive, three-part vocabulary development program builds student confidence as learners encounter new or unfamiliar words in academic texts.

    • Foreign Language Study

Reading & Vocabulary Pulse 2 Student Book


Author: Jo McEntire,Deborah Gordon,Laurie Blass,Jessica Williams,Catherine Mazur-Jefferies
Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Publishers
ISBN: 9781285173313
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 224
View: 4281
National Geographic Reading and Vocabulary Focus is an all-new, four-level reading series that provides the essential reading skills and vocabulary development for maximum academic readiness. Readings grounded in rich National Geographic content tap into learners' curiosity about the world, naturally encouraging inquiry and opportunities to synthesize information.- A comprehensive, three-part vocabulary development program builds student confidence as learners encounter new or unfamiliar words in academic texts:- Academic Vocabulary sections develop the language that students will encounter in academic readings.- Multiword Vocabulary sections identify words that are commonly grouped together and then prompt learners to work with them in different contexts for enhanced comprehension.- Topic Vocabulary is presented as a reading preview strategy to enhance learner comprehension of the text.

    • Foreign Language Study

Reading and Vocabulary Focus


Author: Jo McEntire
Publisher: Heinle
ISBN: 9781285173191
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 224
View: 767
National Geographic Reading and Vocabulary Focus is an all-new, four-level reading series that provides the essential reading skills and vocabulary development for maximum academic readiness. Readings grounded in rich National Geographic content tap into learners' curiosity about the world, naturally encouraging inquiry and opportunities to synthesize information. - A comprehensive, three-part vocabulary development program builds student confidence as learners encounter new or unfamiliar words in academic texts: - Academic Vocabulary sections develop the language that students will encounter in academic readings. - Multiword Vocabulary sections identify words that are commonly grouped together and then prompt learners to work with them in different contexts for enhanced comprehension. - Topic Vocabulary is presented as a reading preview strategy to enhance learner comprehension of the text.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Focus on Vocabulary 2

Mastering the Academic Word List
Author: Diane Schmitt,Norbert Schmitt
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780131376175
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 267
View: 8285
Focus on Vocabulary 2: Mastering the Academic Word List is a research-based vocabulary textbook that gives high-intermediate to advanced students the advantage they need to succeed in academic environments. Through excerpts from college texts and well-crafted exercises, English learners study the Academic Word List – the most frequently used words in academic texts. To help students reach a fuller understanding of the new vocabulary, each chapter provides a series of exercises on word meanings, word families, and collocation. Features Seven units focus on a variety of subject areas, such as social change, consumer behavior, natural resources, and music. Each main chapter carefully recycles the target words four times in reading passages and vocabulary-building exercises. NEW! Reading Strategies are designed to give students the tools they need to better comprehend the materials they read. Activities include recognizing an author's point of view and synthesizing information from multiple readings. The collocations exercises – based on the 179-million-word New Longman Corpus – reflect how academic words are actually used in real contexts. Expanding the Topic sections provide additional reading, discussion, and writing activities that broaden students' understanding of vocabulary. Strategy Practice chapters offer tips for dictionary usage, information about word roots and affixes, and methods for expanding students' word knowledge.

    • Education

Research-based Methods of Reading Instruction, Grades K-3


Author: Sharon Vaughn,Sylvia Linan-Thompson
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 0871209462
Category: Education
Page: 151
View: 7499
What does research tell us about how teachers can most effectively help young students learn to read? In Research-Based Methods of Reading Instruction, Grades K-3, Sharon Vaughn and Sylvia Linan-Thompson explore the research on reading, providing a comprehensive overview of the five core instructional areas and how each affects student achievement: *Phonemic awareness *Phonics and Word Study *Fluency *Vocabulary *Comprehension The authors include dozens of reading activities and lesson plans that teachers can use immediately, all of which have worked in actual classrooms and are grounded in solid research. A glossary and annotated resource lists will help you better understand key reading concepts and find reliable resources, including relevant Web sites. Whether your students have special needs or show no apparent learning difficulties, this book will expand your repertoire of teaching strategies and help you put students on the road to literacy.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Reading Comprehension Success


Author: Sylvan Learning
Publisher: Sylvan Learning Publishing
ISBN: 0375430008
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 128
View: 2305
"A guide to building better reading comprehension skills based on Sylvan's proven techniques for success. Activities, exercises, and tips to help catch up, keep up, and get ahead."--Cover.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Third Grade Super Reading Success


Author: Sylvan Learning
Publisher: Sylvan Learning Publishing
ISBN: 0375430067
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 320
View: 6396
Good reading skills are essential not only for third-grade academic success, but also for lifelong learning. The teacher-reviewed, curriculum-based activities and exercises in this 3-in-1 SuperWorkbook will help your children catch up, keep up, and get ahead. Best of all, they'll have lots of fun doing it! Here's a peek at what' s inside: SPELLING SUCCESS WRITE IT RIGHT! -- Fill-in-the-blank exercises help distinguish the long or short letter sounds in lessons such as You and the Letter “U” and Say Hey to “A.” CRISS-CROSS -- Crossword puzzles review topics such as prefixes, suffixes, silent letters, and more. VOCABULARY SUCCESS TIC TAC TOE -- Helps kids distinguish between synonyms and antonyms. Find three synonyms or antonyms in a row, and win! IT'S PUZZLING -- Reviews word roots by matching “prefix,” “root,” and “suffix” puzzle pieces together to form new words. READING COMPREHENSION SUCCESS REASON TO READ -- Colorful book covers, story descriptions, and articles teach kids how to predict what a story will be about. STOP AND GO STORY -- Illustrations and short stories about toys, superheroes, roller coasters, and more show how to absorb and think about the facts of the story along the way. PLUS! CHECK IT! STRIPS -- Reinforce concepts and build confidence as kids check their own work. Give your child's grades and confidence a boost with 3rd Grade Super Reading Success. Why Sylvan Products Work Sylvan Learning Workbooks won a Honors Award from the National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) as a top book series for children in the elementary-aged category. The NAPPA is the nation's most comprehensive awards program for children's products and parenting resources, and has been critically reviewing products since 1990. The Award recognizes Sylvan Learning Workbooks as some of the most innovative and useful products geared to parents. Sylvan's proven system inspires kids to learn and has helped children nationwide catch up, keep up, and get ahead in school. Sylvan has been a trusted partner for parents for thirty years, and has based their supplemental education success on programs developed through a focus on the highest educational standards and detailed research. Sylvan's line of educational products equips families with fun, effective, and grade-appropriate learning tools. Our workbooks and learning kits feature activities, stories, and games to reinforce the skills children need to develop and achieve their academic potential. Students will reap the rewards of improved confidence and a newfound love of learning.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Ready for Advanced [Certificate in Advanced English]

Coursebook with Key
Author: Roy Norris,Amanda French
Publisher: Macmillan Elt
ISBN: 9780230463677
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 278
View: 5947
Focuses on thorough preparation for the Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) exam. In this title, the end of unit Review sections and the practice exam papers develop exam confidence. It comes with audio and an access code to Macmillan Practice Online (MPO) providing students with more material for exam preparation. It is a 'With Key' version.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Spectrum Vocabulary, Grade 3


Author: Spectrum
Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing
ISBN: 1483811905
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 160
View: 6394
Reading comprehension and clear communication are marked by a strong vocabulary. Spectrum Vocabulary for grade 3 is a workbook packed with progressive lessons that help children learn words through prefixes, suffixes, word classification, and root words. --Strong communication can be applied across disciplines, and is essential for success in and out of the classroom. Spectrum Vocabulary for grades 3-6 helps children systematically build their vocabulary while improving comprehension skills. This best-selling series teaches strategies for test success and helps children understand that words matter!

    • Education

3rd-Grade Vocabulary Success


Author: Sylvan Learning
Publisher: Sylvan Learning Publishing
ISBN: 0375430024
Category: Education
Page: 120
View: 7486
Solid vocabulary knowledge not only prepares third-graders for academic success-it makes them stronger readers. The teacher-reviewed, curriculum-based activities and exercises in this workbook will help your children catch up, keep up, and get ahead. Best of all, they'll have lots of fun doing it! Some of the great features you'll find inside are: TIC-TAC-TOE Helps kids distinguish between synonyms and antonyms. Find three synonyms or antonyms in a row, and win! COMBO MAMBO Teaches prefi xes and suffi xes by having kids create all the words they can by adding prefi xes and suffixes to roots. IT'S PUZZLING Reviews word roots by matching "prefix," "root," and "suffix" puzzle pieces together to form new words. HOMOPHONE HOPSCOTCH Shows different spellings of homophones by having kids fi ll in hopscotch boards with homophones of the same word. PLUS! CHECK IT! STRIPS Reinforce concepts and build confi dence as kids check their own work. Give your child's grades and confi dence a boost with 3rd Grade Vocabulary Success. Why Sylvan Products Work Sylvan Learning Workbooks won a Honors Award from the National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) as a top book series for children in the elementary-aged category. The NAPPA is the nation's most comprehensive awards program for children's products and parenting resources, and has been critically reviewing products since 1990. The Award recognizes Sylvan Learning Workbooks as some of the most innovative and useful products geared to parents. Sylvan's proven system inspires kids to learn and has helped children nationwide catch up, keep up, and get ahead in school. Sylvan has been a trusted partner for parents for thirty years, and has based their supplemental education success on programs developed through a focus on the highest educational standards and detailed research. Sylvan's line of educational products equips families with fun, effective, and grade-appropriate learning tools. Our workbooks and learning kits feature activities, stories, and games to reinforce the skills children need to develop and achieve their academic potential. Students will reap the rewards of improved confidence and a newfound love of learning.

    • Juvenile Fiction

A Wrinkle in Time


Author: Madeleine L'Engle
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 9781429915649
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 216
View: 9515
Madeleine L'Engle's ground-breaking science fiction and fantasy classic, soon to be a major motion picture. It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger. "Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger told them. "I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I'll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract." A tesseract (in case the reader doesn't know) is a wrinkle in time. To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L'Engle's unusual book. A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O'Keefe (athlete, student, and one of the most popular boys in high school). They are in search of Meg's father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem. A Wrinkle in Time is the winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal. It is the first book in The Time Quintet, which consists of A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, and An Acceptable Time. A Wrinkle in Time is soon to be a movie from Disney, directed by Ava DuVernay, starring Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling. This title has Common Core connections. Books by Madeleine L'Engle A Wrinkle in Time Quintet A Wrinkle in Time A Wind in the Door A Swiftly Tilting Planet Many Waters An Acceptable Time A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel by Madeleine L'Engle; adapted & illustrated by Hope Larson Intergalactic P.S. 3 by Madeleine L'Engle; illustrated by Hope Larson: A standalone story set in the world of A Wrinkle in Time. The Austin Family Chronicles Meet the Austins (Volume 1) The Moon by Night (Volume 2) The Young Unicorns (Volume 3) A Ring of Endless Light (Volume 4) A Newbery Honor book! Troubling a Star (Volume 5) The Polly O'Keefe books The Arm of the Starfish Dragons in the Waters A House Like a Lotus And Both Were Young Camilla The Joys of Love

    • Education

Comprehensive Reading Intervention in Grades 3-8

Fostering Word Learning, Comprehension, and Motivation
Author: Lynn M. Gelzheiser,Donna M. Scanlon,Laura Hallgren-Flynn,Peggy Connors
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462535550
Category: Education
Page: 372
View: 9425
This book provides innovative tools and strategies to support reading intervention for students in grades 3–8 who do not yet read with grade-level accuracy. Uniquely comprehensive, the Interactive Strategies Approach--Extended (ISA-X) has been shown to enhance intermediate and middle grade students' reading accuracy and comprehension as well as content vocabulary knowledge. Preservice and inservice teachers learn how to conduct assessments that help to identify instructional goals; monitor progress toward these goals; promote students' strategic thinking and motivation; and implement small-group instruction using thematic text sets on science and social studies topics. Numerous lesson examples and a thematic text set are included. Purchasers get access to a companion website where they can download and print reproducible materials from the book, as well as additional Web-only lesson templates and assessments, in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. See also Early Intervention for Reading Difficulties, Second Edition: The Interactive Strategies Approach, by Donna M. Scanlon, Kimberly L. Anderson, and Joan M. Sweeney, which focuses on supporting the literacy growth of beginning and struggling readers in grades K–2.

Reading Milestones

Level 5 : The Brown Books
Author: Stehpen P. Quigley,King Cynthia M.,Patricia L. McAnally,Susan Rose
Publisher: Dormac
ISBN: 9780865753495
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 6103

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Focus on Reading and Writing

Essays
Author: Laurie G. Kirszner,Stephen R. Mandell
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
ISBN: 9781457665028
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 672
View: 9484
Focus on Reading and Writing is a new book by veteran author team Laurie G. Kirszner and Stephen R. Mandell and in collaboration with two reading specialists. It provides thorough, integrated instruction on reading and writing essays and includes several effective features to help students make the connection between the reading and writing processes, including TEST—Kirszner and Mandell’s simple and effective reading and writing tool designed to help students gauge their progress. Kirszner and Mandell believe that students learn best when they try their hand at a new concept first with their own work. That’s why they designed the Focus on Reading and Writing strand throughout each chapter. This strand first prompts students to read and write, then learn essential concepts, and ultimately apply those concepts while re-reading and revising. With a complete grammar guide, supplementary online grammar practice, and 23 professional reading selections, this comprehensive text gets students reading, writing, and thinking critically in preparation for academic, career, and life success.

    • Religion

Are My Kids on Track?

The 12 Emotional, Social, and Spiritual Milestones Your Child Needs to Reach
Author: Sissy Goff MEd, LPC-MHSP,David Thomas LMSW,Melissa Trevathan MRE
Publisher: Bethany House
ISBN: 1441230793
Category: Religion
Page: 304
View: 8409
Tools for Identifying and Developing Spiritual, Social, and Emotional Growth From birth to adulthood, our children's physical and intellectual development is carefully tracked and charted. But what about their hearts? After all, how our children develop emotionally, socially, and spiritually will determine who they become as husbands and wives, fathers and mothers, friends and co-workers. Are My Kids on Track? helps you identify and measure 12 key emotional, social, and spiritual milestones in your children's lives. Moreover, you will discover practical ways to guide your kids through any stumbling blocks they might encounter and help them reach the appropriate landmarks. Along the way the authors pinpoint the different ways boys and girls develop, so you can help your child flourish in his or her own way. Filled with decades of experience from three practicing counselors, speakers, and writers, this book provides you with valuable, current research and user-friendly, hands-on practices to make supporting your kids' soul development a seamless part of family life. Don't just raise smart kids--raise courageous, compassionate, resilient, empathetic, and smart kids.


    • Education

Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children


Author: Committee on the Prevention of Reading Difficulties in Young Children,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309517745
Category: Education
Page: 419
View: 2078
While most children learn to read fairly well, there remain many young Americans whose futures are imperiled because they do not read well enough to meet the demands of our competitive, technology-driven society. This book explores the problem within the context of social, historical, cultural, and biological factors. Recommendations address the identification of groups of children at risk, effective instruction for the preschool and early grades, effective approaches to dialects and bilingualism, the importance of these findings for the professional development of teachers, and gaps that remain in our understanding of how children learn to read. Implications for parents, teachers, schools, communities, the media, and government at all levels are discussed. The book examines the epidemiology of reading problems and introduces the concepts used by experts in the field. In a clear and readable narrative, word identification, comprehension, and other processes in normal reading development are discussed. Against the background of normal progress, Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children examines factors that put children at risk of poor reading. It explores in detail how literacy can be fostered from birth through kindergarten and the primary grades, including evaluation of philosophies, systems, and materials commonly used to teach reading.

    • Education

Teaching the Critical Vocabulary of the Common Core

55 Words that Make Or Break Student Understanding
Author: Marilee Sprenger
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416615717
Category: Education
Page: 216
View: 5886
Your students may recognize words like determine, analyze, and distinguish, but do they understand these words well enough to quickly and completely answer a standardized test question? For example, can they respond to a question that says "determine the point of view of John Adams in his Letter on Thomas Jefferson' and analyze how he distinguishes his position from an alternative approach articulated by Thomas Jefferson"? Students from kindergarten to 12th grade can learn to compare and contrast, to describe and explain, if they are taught these words explicitly. Marilee Sprenger has curated a list of the critical words students must know to be successful with the Common Core State Standards and any other standardized assessment they encounter. Fun strategies such as jingles, movements, and graphic organizers will engage students and make learning these critical words enjoyable and effective. Learning the critical vocabulary will help your students with testing and college and career readiness, and will equip them with confidence in reading, writing, and speaking. Marilee Sprenger is also the author of How to Teach So Students Remember, Learning and Memory, and Brain-Based Teaching in the Digital Age.