Description : First edition published: Newark, Delaware: International Reading Association, 2012, under title Literacy and learning lessons from a longtime teacher.
Description : Strategies for Effective Balanced Literacy provides a teacher-friendly guide to the critical elements of a comprehensive balanced literacy framework. Through understanding the developmental progression of word study, reading, and writing, and administering purposeful assessments, teachers can create learning environments to more effectively meet students' needs. The research-based model lessons and flexible, effective strategies help teachers find engaging ways to support all learners and support standards.
Description : A Resource for Designing and Implementing Intervention Programsfor At-Risk Learners This authoritative resource provides step-by-step procedures forplanning, selecting, and tailoring interventions for at-risklearners with a unique focus on how to individualize interventionsusing actual case examples. In addition, this volume offersguidelines for gathering and interpreting data in a manner thatassists in identifying targets for intervention and rich discussionand information relating to specific academic, cognitive, andbehavioral manifestations of students with learning difficulties inreading, math, writing, and oral language. Practitioners will alsorecognize and learn how to intervene with students from underservedand mis-served populations who are at risk for learning failureincluding English-language learners and students from impoverishedenvironments. Each chapter describes how specific difficulties interfere withclassroom tasks and explain how to select, modify, or otherwisetailor an intervention based on that information. As with allvolumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessmentseries, this volume includes callout boxes highlighting keyconcepts, extensive illustrative material, and test questions. Thecompanion CD-ROM provides additional worksheets, case studies, andhandouts.
Description : Language and literacy instruction in English needs to begin early and continue throughout the elementary years. This new book in the Practitioner's Bookshelf Series provides research-based, best practices for developing language and literacy from kindergarten through 5th grade. Teachers are encouraged to build on ELL students' existing linguistic and cultural background knowledge, to explain the many idiosyncrasies of the English language and U.S. school culture, and to involve students in their own learning, encouraging them to express themselves in many ways including in their native language. The hands-on text features sample lesson plans and children's literature that can be used to help ELL students develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in school.
Description : Perspectives on Transitions in Schooling and Instructional Practice examines student transitions between major levels of schooling, teacher transitions in instructional practice, and the intersection of these two significant themes in education research. Twenty-six leading international experts offer meaningful insights on current pedagogical practices, obstacles to effective transitions, and proven strategies for stakeholders involved in supporting students in transition. The book is divided into four sections, representing the four main transitions in formal schooling: Early Years (Home, Pre-school, and Kindergarten) to Early Elementary (Grades 1–3); Early Elementary to Late Elementary (Grades 4–8); Late Elementary to Secondary (Grades 9–12); and Secondary to Post-Secondary (College and University). A coda draws together over-arching themes from throughout the text to provide recommendations and a visual model that captures their interactions. Combining theoretical approaches with practical examples of school-based initiatives, this book will appeal to those involved in supporting either the student experience (both academically and emotionally) or teacher professional learning and growth.
Description : Written by experts in the area of executive functioning, Essentials of Executive Functions Assessment equips mental health practitioners (school, clinical, developmental/pediatric, neuropsychologists, educational diagnosticians, and educational therapists) with all the information they need to administer, score, and interpret assessment instruments that test for executive functions deficits associated with a number of psychiatric and developmental disorders.
Description : "Teaching Children to Read" has always been well known for its comprehensive look at literacy instruction. This streamlined edition of that text has been developed to provide readers a brief version that offers essential information about reading instruction based on research that aligns with No Child Left Behind directives. The focus of this book is how to teach phonemic awareness, phonics, comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, and ongoing classroom assessment. Special features include: A theory chapter to ground literacy background knowledge. An infusion of the most current research available to inform practice and all five No Child Left Behind initiatives regarding phonemic awareness, phonics, comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency. A newly organized assessment chapter presenting four purposes of assessment as identified by Reading First legislation, including outcome assessment; screening instruments; diagnostic assessment tools; and ongoing, progress-monitoring assessments.
Description : Why is preparation so critical for reading teachers? Because research tells us that it's the teacher who makes the difference in effective reading instruction. Capable literacy teachers think about their teaching decisions, and they understand and meet the needs of individual students. The new edition of The Essentials of Teaching Children to Read: The Teacher Makes the Difference emphasizes the teacher's role in literacy development, pointing out the five pillars of effective reading instruction–teacher knowledge, assessment, effective practice, differentiated instruction and family/home connections. Chapters on phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, assessment, and programs and standards are organized around these pillars for a concise look at the teacher's role in the most important aspects of literacy education. New to this edition…. Teacher Knowledge Presents all the background knowledge, research, and foundational information you need to recognize evidence-based instruction Assessment Offers full sections in each chapter that look specifically at the ways evaluation and assessment drive instruction Chapter sections built to a complete chapter on assessing student needs. Effective Practice Provides practical strategies that explain how to sequence instruction to develop critical literacy skills and strategies Differentiated Instruction Points out ways to differentiate instruction to meet the individual needs of students, adapting your instruction to help every student succeed in literacy Features Getting to Know English Learners provide research-based applications to help you meet the needs of students whose first language is not English Family/Home Connections Explains how teachers can connect with parents to keep them informed about their children's learning and provides suggestions to guide parents in helping their children become successful readers and writers.