Description : When the Hungry Thing orders bapple moose, spoonadish, and bench flies at a fashionable restaurant, who can guess what he really wants to eat?
Description : Purposeful Play for Early Childhood Phonological Awareness provides 70 activities designed to help students detect and manipulate the sounds of language. Whether through singing songs, engaging in role-playing games, or tossing balls of yarn, every activity provides fun ways for children to interact with language and one another while offering explicit support for developing phonological awareness. Use fun, engaging activities, grouped according to phonological skills, that build sequentially and reinforce previously learned skills while introducing new skills. Address how to isolate sounds in words so young children can hear and recognize individual words, syllables, initial sounds, rhymes, and phonemes. Pronunciation guides give explicit instruction so that all sounds are correctly articulated.
Description : Help for reading teachers in continuous monitoring, assessment and instruction that targets students' problem areas This vital resource offers classroom teachers and literacy coaches practical assessments that can be used to evaluate key areas in students' reading performance. These assessments will provide information that can be directly used for planning instruction. Specific instructional techniques and activities are linked to each of the assessments so that teachers know exactly how to teach necessary skills. Tests and other evaluative devices are aligned with Common Core State Standards and state frameworks. Offers a proven model for monitoring and assessing students Assessments and instructional strategies are easy to implement as part of any curriculum Practical strategies are modeled on a tested approach for helping students work through their problem areas
Description : Keep students engaged with Learning Centers in Kindergarten. This 176-page book includes suggestions for how to set up learning centers, arrange the room with appropriate furniture, determine the number of students at each center, move in and between centers, develop activities, and find materials. It supports the Four-Blocks(R) Literacy Model and includes ideas for center time and month-by-month activities for eight centers.
Description : An easy-to-use source for librarians, students and other researchers, each volume of this series provides illustrated biographical articles on approximately 70 children's authors and artists. The series covers more than 10,000 individuals, ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers. Entries cover: personal life, career, writings and works in progress, adaptations, additional sources and photographs. Also availa is a cumulative author index, published in odd-numbered volumes.
Description : The bulk of this volume consists of listings for 1,000-plus books for reading levels from emergent to the second grade. Each entry provides the title, author(s), publisher, year of publication, a brief plot synopsis, and brief description of dominant themes. In addition three introductory chapters d
Description : With its sweeping, inclusive view of literacy,Creating Literacy Instruction for All Studentsemphasizes methods that have been validated by research and practice while delivering the basics of all major aspects of reading and writing. Unlike comparable texts, the Fifth edition stresses effective steps for closing the gap between achieving and struggling readers as mandated by theNo Child Left Behind legislation and Reading First. In addition, special emphasis has been given to adapting instruction for English language learners, struggling readers and writers and special needs students throughout the book.Take a Peek Inside the Fifth Edition The chapter on diversityhas been thoroughly revised to focus on ESL methods and the relationship between first- and second-language literacy. Increased emphasis onfluencyin Chapter 4. Case Studiesprovide even more real life examples of teaching techniques and procedures for teachers, and learning strategies for students. IRA Positions on Issuesfocus on the specific relevance to each chapter of statements from the International Reading Association. Tools for the Classroomreorganizes features from the 4th edition to sharpen the focus on their immediate usefulness to teachers. Action Plan provides steps for applying the key concepts in each chapter, serving as both an additional summary of the chapter and a call to action. Help for Struggling Readers and Writers. Essential Standards. Checkup! Boxesprovide opportunities for reflection, self-evaluation, and in some cases,solid preparation for PRAXISand other licensure tests. Reviewer Buzz"I can hardly wait to teach from this text. It is so well written and organized that it will be a pleasure to use." Dr. Sharon Y. Cowan,East Central University"The side notes, boldface vocabulary, and Summary sections are very useful for students who will need a quick way to review for Praxis tests after the course is over." Professor Donna Topping,Millersville University"The content in the Evaluation chapter is extremely comprehensive; including the standards movement and high stakes testing, placement materials (IRI, running records), norm and criterion referenced tests, portfolios, etc." Professor Patricia Shaw,University of Wisconsin WhitewaterMeet the AuthorThomas G. Gunninghas taught courses in methods of teaching reading and writing for 20 years and was the director of the Reading Clinic at Southern Connecticut State University. Before that, as a secondary English teacher, secondary reading specialist, and an elementary school reading consultant, he worked extensively with achieving and struggling readers. He now teaches a variety of reading methods courses at Central Connecticut State University. Dr. Gunning is a well-known and highly regarded textbook author, having written and revised such titles asAssessing and Correcting Reading and Writing Difficulties(2002) andBuilding Literacy in the Content Areas(2003).
Description : In response to today's needs to tailor instruction for the lower grades (pre-K-4), this new text features sample lessons for virtually every major literacy skill/strategy and offers numerous reinforcement suggestions and generous listings of materials appropriate for the lower grades. The methods emphasized are those that have been validated by research and/or practice. Extensive coverage is provided for areas of instruction mandated by federal programs such as Reading First: phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. However, the text also presents the theories behind the methods, so readers will be free to choose, adapt, and/or construct their own approaches as they create a balanced program of literacy instruction. Features "Lessons" appear throughout the text and provide step-by-step lesson plans for nearly every area of literacy instruction. All lessons include suggestions for assessment. Emphasis on English language learners within regular classrooms, including coverage of Sheltered English, of assessment for ELLs throughout the text, and more children's books for both struggling readers and ELLs, and marginal annotations on Adapting Instruction for English Language Learners. "Help for Struggling Readers and Writers" section concludes Chapters 3-13 and provides practical, specialized suggestions for helping students become stronger readers and writers and for ways in which teachers can adapt instruction or assessment to meet the needs of underachieving readers and writers. To make the text as practical as possible, each chapter concludes with an "Action Plan" that provides specific suggestions for applying each of the key concepts and assessment and teaching suggestions discussed in the chapter. "Children's Reading List" appears in every chapter, providing lists of appropriate titles for skill reinforcement. "Exemplary Teaching" boxes throughout the text bring teaching techniques to life with real-life experiences of gifted teachers and the author's own experiences. An "Essential Standards" section lists specific literacy curriculum goals so students and professors can focus on key objectives, and "Assessment" sections provide specific focus on evaluation issues and ideas for individual chapters (Chs. 3-13). Emphasis on guided reading and matching readers with appropriate texts for grades Pre-K-4. Unique "Leveling Books System," enables students to better understand what makes a book difficult to read and provides an easy-to-use system so that they can level books on their own. Widely used leveling systems are explained and compared. Sources of extensive lists of leveled books are provided (Ch. 2). Unique Appendix A includes a graded listing of 1,000 books where suggestions are made for easy, average, and challenging fiction and informational books at each grade level (Pre-K to 4). Students will have ready access to the readabiltiy levels of the most popular books in grades Pre-K to 4. The use of technology has also been highlighted. Going beyond simply listing interesting Websites, the text has specific age-appropriate suggestions for teaching students how to use the Internet as a learning tool in grades Pre-K to 4. MEET THE AUTHOR THOMAS G. GUNNING has taught courses in methods of teaching reading and writing for 20 years and was the director of the Reading Clinic at Southern Connecticut State University. Before that, as a secondary English teacher, secondary reading specialist, and an elementary school reading consultant, he worked extensively with achieving and struggling readers. He now teaches a variety of reading methods courses at central Connecticut State University. Dr. Gunning is a well-known and highly regarded textbook author, having written and revised such titles as "Assessing and Correcting Reading and Writing Difficulties" (2002) and "Creating Literacy Instruction for All Children" (2003). He also wrote "Best Books for Beginning Readers" (1997), "Best Books for Building Literacy for Elementary School Children" (1999), "Building Words: A Resource Manual for Teaching Word Analysis and Spelling Skills and Strategies" (2001), and "Phonological Awareness and Primary Phonics" (2000). All are Allyn & Bacon books.