Description : Becoming an Active Reader offers students a three-in-one approach that combines a comprehensive guide to rhetorical writing, an engaging reader, and a detailed grammar handbook, all in a single volume. The advice and exercises found throughout help students understand and apply the mosteffective reading and writing strategies, while the 34 thought-provoking readings encourage meaningful interaction with the written word.
Description : The Active Reader offers a practical, integrated treatment of academic reading and writing at the post-secondary level. Thirty-four thought-provoking essays that highlight a variety of disciplines and rhetorical patterns are accompanied by comprehension and analysis exercises that encouragestudents to apply critical thinking skills to common assignments.
Description : Parents and teachers know that reading aloud to children is important, and many parents of young children read aloud to them daily. However, when children start to read on their own, parents often stop reading aloud. But, the early elementary school years, when children are learning how to read on their own, is a perfect time to build vocabulary and comprehension skills through read aloud and Active Reading. Raising an Active Reader makes clear the process of learning to read, how Active Reading fits into raising strong readers, and the behaviors that adults can do to encourage strong language, comprehension, and vocabulary in children in grades K-3. This book extends on the ABCs of Active Reading (Ask Questions, Build Vocabulary, and make Connections) as they apply to older children and picture books, chapter books, and novels. Raising an Active Reader provides parents and teachers with the knowledge and skills to engage elementary school-aged children (grades K-3) in Active Reading with examples, clear explanations, and ideas for making one-on-one or small group read aloud sessions a powerful way to build children’s early literacy and language skills, all while creating a lifelong love of reading.
Description : You study hard. You memorize. You work at a problem over and over until it feels like your head is going to explode. You think, finally I'm ready for the big test. And you still don't make the grade. Relax. The truth is, Dr. Gordon Green knows exactly how you feel. He was a bright student. And he studied hard, too. But he struggled his freshman year at college anyway. What happened? He developed a unique ten-step program based on the simple principle that academic success is not so much a question of how hard you study, but how smart you study. Did it work? After college, Dr. Green went on to earn a Ph.D. in economics at a prestigious university--all the while maintaining straight A's! Thousands of student have benefited from his program. How he has adapted his study methods to apply to you. This is an easy, do-it-yourself guide to help you turn frustration into success. Topics include: How to get the most out of what you need How to budget your time How to take a test Keys to developing effective study habits It's not enough to survive school. This guide will help you excel. And remember: There is no such thing as a mediocre student. Only mediocre results. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Description : 100 Activities for Teaching Study Skills is a sourcebook of activities for study skills tutors, teachers and support staff. This practical, user-friendly guide is designed to complement your existing study skills materials, and provide innovative and imaginative ways for you to motivate and engage your students. Activities include: Study preparation and time management Reading, writing and listening Independent study and group-work Dissertations, reports and projects Critical and creative thinking Revision, examinations and tests. All activities contain clear guidance about the purpose, level and type of activity, along with a range of discussion notes that signpost key issues and research insights. Students are encouraged to reflect on and develop their study skills, while connecting them to subject content and the process of learning, so that they become more motivated, enhance their learning and increase their chances of success.
Description : This authoritative, easy-to-use guide will help educators plan and implement intervention lessons for struggling readers that align with the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards. All three authors run successful summer reading programs and supervise tutors who are becoming reading specialists. In this comprehensive resource, they offer hands-on guidance for designing interventions across all grade levels, provide sample tutoring plans and lessons, and describe procedures for teaching print skills, comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, and study skills. Including many user-friendly features, this book will help both new and experienced reading specialists ramp up instruction to assist all students in meeting the new standards. Book Features: A powerful set of field-tested tutoring activities for use with individual students and small groups. Student Profiles that include a matrix that matches interventions to the CCSS. Sidebars with examples of how particular methods have been used with students of varying ability. Discussion Questions and Things to Think About at the end of each chapter. And much more! “If you are looking for a book that translates research and theory into practical and effective interventions for struggling readers please consider The Complete Guide to Tutoring Struggling Readers.The authors have done a masterful job of guiding teachers in developing reading interventions that are authentic, engaging, aligned to current standards as well as the instructional needs of students, and based on state-of-the-art knowledge of reading instruction.” —Timothy Rasinski, professor of Literacy Education, Kent State University “This book is the outgrowth of years of developing and fine tuning tutoring models that have helped thousands of students become capable and engaged readers. The authors share a deep understanding of research on literacy intervention along with a wealth of experience in translating this into effective, and reflective, practice. The Complete Guide to Tutoring Struggling Readers is a must for every educator who works with or designs programs for struggling readers.” —Camille Blachowicz, co-director, The Reading Leadership Institute, professor emeritus, National College of Education, National Louis University Peter J. Fisher is a professor of education at National College of Education of National Louis University (NLU). Ann Bates is a literacy educator who has been a classroom teacher, reading specialist, and assistant professor of Reading and Language at NLU. Debra J. Gurvitz directs the NLU Chicago campus off-site summer reading improvement program.
Description : If you're not happy with the person you are you can do something about it. In Creating the Person You're Becoming, you'll discover the options available to you and learn how to change your life for the better. This book is a hands-on approach to discovering the great potential contributions you can make. Learn what your unique gift is. Find out how to use it to bring success to you and other people. Although success principles have been around a long time, not everyone knows how to apply them. This book is filled with exercises that show you how to apply these known principles of success in your own life. Overcome obstacles that stand between you and your goals. Sustain motivation. Improve your effectiveness at work. Enhance your ability to communicate with others.
Description : A contemporary thematic reader, JOINING A COMMUNITY OF READERS offers a holistic approach to developing reading skills and building schema. It maintains a constant focus on key skills while providing ample practice with shorter and longer readings. The real-life context for skill instruction engages students as they are able to stay with a single theme throughout each instructive unit. The authors' PRO reading strategy (Prepare to Read, Read Actively and Reflect, and Organize to Learn) places an emphasis on pre-reading, active reading, and post-reading activities throughout the text and gets students applying the skills in the context of the reading process. Significant attention is given to vocabulary skills and finding the main idea and support. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : Learning to read is one of the most important life skills teachers can help a child develop. Teaching reading is a vital part of a career in the classroom and engaging with the range of different learning styles children have is a real challenge. Trainee teachers need to learn how to address this variety of learning needs, and also meet the wider demands of the curriculum. Margaret Perkins helps students meet these challenges to become a confident, reflective teacher of reading by providing: * An in-depth explanation of phonics teaching alongside other teaching approaches, empowering trainees to choose the right approach for each individual child *Key research findings so students can apply the latest thinking to their teaching practice *School-based activities and independent learning tasks to help apply theory to practice, and develop teaching skills through self-reflection *Classroom scenarios of teacher-child interactions that demonstrate how children learn and respond to different teaching strategies.
Description : This textbook for pre-service teachers gives pragmatic guidance on the major aspects of literacy teaching, as well as how to draw insight from research and apply it in diverse classrooms.