• Education

The Fluent Reader

Oral Reading Strategies for Building Word Recognition, Fluency, and Comprehension
Author: Timothy V. Rasinski
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780439332088
Category: Education
Page: 192
View: 5078
Presents strategies for teaching oral reading along with information on how it increases word recognition, fluency, and comprehension.

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Preparing Teachers:

Building Evidence for Sound Policy
Author: Committee on the Study of Teacher Preparation Programs in the United States,Board on Testing and Assessment,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309128056
Category: Education
Page: 234
View: 2340
Teachers make a difference. The success of any plan for improving educational outcomes depends on the teachers who carry it out and thus on the abilities of those attracted to the field and their preparation. Yet there are many questions about how teachers are being prepared and how they ought to be prepared. Yet, teacher preparation is often treated as an afterthought in discussions of improving the public education system. Preparing Teachers addresses the issue of teacher preparation with specific attention to reading, mathematics, and science. The book evaluates the characteristics of the candidates who enter teacher preparation programs, the sorts of instruction and experiences teacher candidates receive in preparation programs, and the extent that the required instruction and experiences are consistent with converging scientific evidence. Preparing Teachers also identifies a need for a data collection model to provide valid and reliable information about the content knowledge, pedagogical competence, and effectiveness of graduates from the various kinds of teacher preparation programs. Federal and state policy makers need reliable, outcomes-based information to make sound decisions, and teacher educators need to know how best to contribute to the development of effective teachers. Clearer understanding of the content and character of effective teacher preparation is critical to improving it and to ensuring that the same critiques and questions are not being repeated 10 years from now.

    • 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: 4140
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

Growing Readers

Units of Study in the Primary Classroom
Author: Kathy Collins
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571103732
Category: Education
Page: 278
View: 8127
Primary-grade teachers face an important challenge: teaching children how to read while enabling them to build good habits so they fall in love with reading. Many teachers find the independent reading workshop to be the component of reading instruction that meets this challenge because it makes it possible to teach the reading skills and strategies children need and guides them toward independence, intention, and joy as readers. In Growing Readers, Kathy Collins helps teachers plan for independent reading workshops in their own classrooms. She describes the structure of the independent reading workshop and other components of a balanced literacy program that work together to ensure young students grow into strong, well-rounded readers. Kathy outlines a sequence of possible units of study for a yearlong curriculum. Chapters are devoted to the individual units of study and include a sample curriculum as well as examples of mini-lessons and reading conferences. There are also four “Getting Ready” sections that suggest some behind-the-scenes work teachers can do to prepare for the units. Topics explored in these units include: print and comprehension strategies; reading in genres such as poetry and nonfiction; connecting in-school reading and out-of-school reading; developing the strategies and habits of lifelong readers. A series of planning sheets and management tips are presented throughout to help ensure smooth implementation. We want our students to learn to read, and we want them to love to read. To do this we need to lay a foundation on which children build rich and purposeful reading lives that extend beyond the school day. The ideas found in Growing Readers create the kind of primary classrooms where that happens.

    • Education

Fluency in the Classroom


Author: Melanie R. Kuhn,Paula J. Schwanenflugel
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1593855737
Category: Education
Page: 183
View: 2316
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.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

The Melody of language


Author: Linda R. Waugh,Dwight Le Merton Bolinger
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 378
View: 2687

    • Psychology

Educating English Language Learners

A Synthesis of Research Evidence
Author: Fred Genesee,Kathryn Lindholm-Leary,Bill Saunders,Donna Christian
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139448986
Category: Psychology
Page: N.A
View: 9260
The book provides a review of scientific research on the learning outcomes of students with limited or no proficiency in English in U.S. schools. Research on students in kindergarten to grade 12 is reviewed. The primary chapters of the book focus on these students' acquisition of oral language skills in English, their development of literacy (reading & writing) skills in English, instructional issues in teaching literacy, and achievement in academic domains (i.e., mathematics, science, and reading). The reviews and analyses of the research are relatively technical with a focus on research quality, design characteristics, and statistical analyses. The book provides a set of summary tables that give details about each study, including full references, characteristics of the students in the research, assessment tools and procedures, and results. A concluding chapter summarizes the major issues discussed and makes recommendations about particular areas that need further research.

    • Education

Memory at Work in the Classroom

Strategies to Help Underachieving Students
Author: Francis Bailey,Ken Pransky
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416618996
Category: Education
Page: 221
View: 4232
Why do some students struggle to understand and retain information, while other students don't? The answer may well lie in the memory system, which is the root of all learning. In Memory at Work in the Classroom, Francis Bailey and Ken Pransky expertly guide you through the aspects of human memory most relevant to classroom teachers. Real classroom examples help to deepen your understanding of how memory systems play a central role in the learning process, as well as how culture plays a sometimes surprising role in memory formation and use. The memory systems covered in the book are * Working Memory: the gateway to learning * Executive Function: the cognitive skills children need to independently orchestrate their memory systems in service to learning *Semantic Memory: the storehouse of a person's knowledge of the world, including academic concepts, and the part of the memory system most affected by culture * Episodic Memory: rich, multisensory personal memories of specific events * Autobiographical Memory: one's sense of self, tied directly to student motivation Although the techniques described apply to all students, the authors concentrate on explaining the source of struggling students' academic challenges and provide effective strategies for helping students become better learners. Whether you're a new or a veteran teacher, this book will offer fresh insights into your students' learning difficulties and move you to explore classroom practices that align with the functioning of memory and the ways students learn.

    • Education

Strategies for Building Fluency


Author: Deborah V. Mink
Publisher: Shell Education
ISBN: 9781425802479
Category: Education
Page: 304
View: 4914
A must-have resource for improving fluency, this easy-to-use guide features practical, research-based strategies and supported leveled readings. Includes three audio CDs that feature recordings of all the passages, and a Teacher Resource CD with bonus passages.

    • Education

The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum

A Tool for Assessment, Planning, and Teaching Prek-8
Author: Irene Fountas,Gay Su Pinnell
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325060781
Category: Education
Page: 704
View: 3432
Take advantage of our pre-publication price and order now! What can change the landscape of literacy education in every classroom? The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum: Expanded Edition! The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum: Expanded Edition is the newest edition of the beloved Continuum of Literacy Learning resource by best-selling literacy authors and educators, Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell. There has never been a more comprehensive resource available to teachers that does what the continuum does - provide specific behaviors and understandings that are required at each level for students to demonstrate thinking within, beyond, and about the text. These behaviors and understandings describe what students will be expected to do in order to effectively read and understand the text. More in-depth, more intuitive, and more essential than ever-The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition enables teachers to construct a common vision for student achievement that effectively and efficiently engages all students in the robust, authentic and meaningful literacy learning every child deserves. The Literacy Continuum provides a way to look for specific evidence of learning from prekindergarten through grade eight, and across eight instructional contexts. Each instructional context contributes substantially, in different but complementary ways, to students' development of the literacy process. With this indispensable literacy tool, Fountas and Pinnell remind you of The Literacy Continuum's critical role in transforming literacy teaching and learning. (Re)Discover The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition to: elevate your language and literacy expertise develop an understanding of the demands of texts on readers build your understanding of the reading and writing process and how it changes over time hone your observation of students' literacy behaviors teach toward student integration of the Systems of Strategic Actions articulate the literacy curriculum within and across grade levels activate the responsive teaching that meets students where they are and brings them forward with intention and precision build professional learning opportunities with colleagues create a common vision and common language for literacy in your school. Look for these new enhancements inside: Streamlined organization and navigation Expanded behaviors and examples across the continua First appearance of a behavior or goal or text characteristic is indicated by a red square (Behaviors are acquired and then elaborated over time) Clear organization of and explicit links to the Systems of Strategic Actions Four-color design for clarity and focus Also check out our new on-demand mini-course: Thinking and Talking About Books Across the Day.

    • Education

Put Reading First

The Research Building Blocks for Teaching Children to Read: Kindergarten Through Grade 3
Author: Bonnie B. Armbruster, Ph.D.
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 143793756X
Category: Education
Page: 48
View: 2929

Processing Across Languages


Author: Shelia Kennison
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
ISBN: 2889454193
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 9760

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Language and Reading Disabilities: Pearson New International Edition


Author: Alan G. Kamhi,Hugh W. Catts
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 1292035196
Category: Education
Page: 328
View: 3949
For courses in speech and language intervention, language disorders, reading disorders and special education. Written by leading experts, this third edition maintains a strong clinical focus and thorough coverage of the identification, assessment, and treatment of reading and writing disorders. Fully updated, this edition includes a new chapter on reading comprehension, a new chapter on spelling, and consolidated information on defining and classifying reading disabilities. New sections feature the latest on comprehension development, RTI, auditory processing deficits, literate vocabulary, and cognitive linguistic skills in writing. Offering the varied perspective of well-known contributors, the text successfully keeps pace with the rapid changes in the knowledge of language and reading disabilities and provides readers with the most up-to-date advances in the field.

    • Education

Fluency Instruction

Research-based Best Practices
Author: Timothy V. Rasinski,Camille L. Z. Blachowicz,Kristin Lems
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1462504418
Category: Education
Page: 334
View: 2051
"Subject Areas/Keywords: assessments, decoding, elementary, English language learners, fluency, literacy instruction, oral reading, primary grades, prosody, reading comprehension, reading expressiveness, reading methods, secondary, struggling readers Description: This accessible guide brings together well-known authorities to examine what reading fluency is and how it can best be taught. Teachers get a clear, practical roadmap for navigating the often confusing terrain of this crucial aspect of balanced literacy instruction. Innovative approaches to instruction and assessment are described and illustrated with vivid examples from K-12 classrooms. The book debunks common misconceptions about fluency and clarifies its key role in comprehension. Effective practices are presented for developing fluency in specific populations, including English language learners, adolescents, and struggling readers"--

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Why Johnny Can't Read?

And What You Can Do About It
Author: Rudolf Flesch
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062122797
Category: Education
Page: 240
View: 2823
The classic book on phonics--the method of teaching recommended by the U.S. Department of Education. Contains complete materials and instructions on teaching children to read at home.

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Beginning to Read

Thinking and Learning about Print
Author: Marilyn Jager Adams
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262510769
Category: Education
Page: 494
View: 9347
Beginning to Read reconciles the debate that has divided theorists for decades over the "right" way to help children learn to read. Drawing on a rich array of research on the nature and development of reading proficiency, Adams shows educators that they need not remain trapped in the phonics versus teaching-for-meaning dilemma. She proposes that phonics can work together with the whole language approach to teaching reading and provides an integrated treatment of the knowledge and process involved in skillful reading, the issues surrounding their acquisition, and the implications for reading instruction. A Bradford Book

    • Psychology

Clinician's Thesaurus

The Guide to Conducting Interviews and Writing Psychological Reports
Author: Edward L. Zuckerman
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1606238744
Category: Psychology
Page: 395
View: 5709
With over 340,000 in print, the Clinician's Thesaurus is an indispensable practitioner resource and course text. It presents tens of thousands of standard words, phrases, clinical tips, and interview questions to help practitioners conduct thorough assessments, accurately describe nearly any clinical situation, and shape clinical observations into effective reports. Finding exactly the right terminology can save hours of paperwork time and improve the quality of documentation. Structured to follow the sequence of a mental health evaluation, the book includes report formats, treatment planning pointers, all DSM-IV-TR and ICD-9-CM diagnostic codes, and much more/m-/all in a large-size format with convenient lay-flat binding. New to This Edition: references, resources, and diagnostic and treatment information are thoroughly updated additional clinical problems: reactive attachment disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, and violent behaviors sections on strengths assessment and ethical considerations in report writing more online resources, including where to obtain free assessment measures and scales.

    • Education

Building Fluency

Lessons and Strategies for Reading Success
Author: Wiley Blevins
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780439288385
Category: Education
Page: 80
View: 5392
Shares practical ideas for facilitating reading fluency in elementary school students, includes assessments, strategies, and word lists.

Focus on Fluency

A Meaning-Based Approach
Author: Nancy L Cecil
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1351814532
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 8148
This valuable book is written for preservice and inservice teachers who are searching for best practices with which to promote fluency in reading and writing. Fluency is one of the primary building blocks for creating successful readers and writers, and the practical discussions and activities found here will help teachers develop effective ways to promote fluency and to engage and motivate children, while always remembering that the essential purpose of reading is to gain meaning from text and that of writing is to convey meaning through text.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Language Development and Learning to Read

The Scientific Study of how Language Development Affects Reading Skill
Author: Diane McGuinness
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262250405
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 480
View: 3101
Research on reading has tried, and failed, to account for wide disparities in reading skill even among children taught by the same method. Why do some children learn to read easily and quickly while others, in the same classroom and taught by the same teacher, don't learn to read at all? In Language Development and Learning to Read, Diane McGuinness examines scientific research that might explain these disparities. She focuses on reading predictors, analyzing the effect individual differences in specific perceptual, linguistic, and cognitive skills may have on a child's ability to read. Because of the serious methodological problems she finds in the existing research on reading, many of the studies McGuinness cites come from other fields -- developmental psychology, psycholinguistics, and the speech and hearing sciences -- and provide a new perspective on which language functions matter most for reading and academic success.McGuinness first examines the phonological development theory -- the theory that phonological awareness follows a developmental path from words to syllables to phonemes -- which has dominated reading research for thirty years, and finds that research evidence from other disciplines does not support the theory. McGuinness then looks at longitudinal studies on the development of general language function, and finds a "tantalizing connection" between core language functions and reading success. Finally, she analyzes mainstream reading research, which links reading ability to specific language skills, and the often flawed methodology used in these studies. McGuinness's analysis shows the urgent need for a shift in our thinking about how to achieve reading success.