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In his workshops with teachers over the years, Patrick Allen has encountered a long list of “counterfeit beliefs” about the proc... [Read More]
In his workshops with teachers over the years, Patrick Allen has encountered a long list of “counterfeit beliefs” about the process of conferring with students, including such comments as: “I don’t have time. I don’t know what questions to ask, It’s too hard, I don’t know what to write in my notes, I don’t even take notes, I don’t know how to go deep. . .” In Conferring: The Keystone of Reader’s Workshop, Allen argues that the benefits of conferring are well-worth the effort of learning to do it well. And then he sets out to show teachers how to overcome all of their perceived obstacles, and make the somewhat intangible aspect of conferring tangible. Just as the keystone—a symmetrical, wedge-shaped stone at the center of an arch—forms the foundation of a structure, conferring lays the groundwork for effective reading instruction. Allen defines the word confer as a verb “meaning to consult together, compare opinions, or carry on a conversation.” Conferences with students are purposeful conversations that scaffold reading comprehension strategies that guide the reader’s progress, and ultimately, through the gradual release of responsibility, create independent readers. Allen begins by explaining what conferring is and what it’s not, and then unpacks the essential components of the process: intimacy (the social context of conferring); rigor (the cognitive context); and inquiry (the analytical context). He explores the guiding principles of conferring—including goal setting, instruction points, listening, rapport, challenges, and teacher learning—and provides questions that lead teachers through the reader’s conference from start to finish.
This passionate book is about community, compassion, and creativity; it is about caring for others. Teachers will learn how to establish inclusive cla... [Read More]
This passionate book is about community, compassion, and creativity; it is about caring for others. Teachers will learn how to establish inclusive classrooms where kindness and concern become crucial backdrops for critical conversations. They will be introduced to simple but profound strategies that initiate and maintain respectful dialogue, promote collaboration over competition, and confront difficult issues such as bullying and exclusion. Through engaging, relevant, open-ended activities, students will be encouraged to explore events, ideas, themes, stories, and relationships from different perspectives, and then represent those new understandings in innovative and creative ways.
Reveals the importance of innovation in American global competitiveness, profiling some of today's most compelling young innovators while explaining h... [Read More]
Reveals the importance of innovation in American global competitiveness, profiling some of today's most compelling young innovators while explaining how they have succeeded through the unconventional methods of parents, teachers, and mentors.
Introducing a six-step approach for cultivating and growing complete readers who have the will to read! Teachers will learn how to help students under... [Read More]
Introducing a six-step approach for cultivating and growing complete readers who have the will to read! Teachers will learn how to help students understand the value of reading, intimately know who they are as readers, and receive joy and pleasure from text. From sharing their own reading life, to getting to know their students, to modelling the habits of a reader, teachers will find strategies to use that will set the foundation for a classroom of enthusiastic readers. Powerful classroom anecdotes and ready-to-use reproducible activities support this highly readable book.
The Daily 5, Second Edition retains the core literacy components that made the first edition one of the most widely read books in education and enhanc... [Read More]
The Daily 5, Second Edition retains the core literacy components that made the first edition one of the most widely read books in education and enhances these practices based on years of further experience in classrooms and compelling new brain research. The Daily 5 provides a way for any teacher to structure literacy (and now math) time to increase student independence and allow for individualized attention in small groups and one-on-one. Teachers and schools implementing the Daily 5 will do the following: Spend less time on classroom management and more time teaching Help students develop independence, stamina, and accountability Provide students with abundant time for practicing reading, writing, and math Increase the time teachers spend with students one-on-one and in small groups Improve schoolwide achievement and success in literacy and math. The Daily 5, Second Edition gives teachers everything they need to launch and sustain the Daily 5, including materials and setup, model behaviors, detailed lesson plans, specific tips for implementing each component, and solutions to common challenges. By following this simple and proven structure, teachers can move from a harried classroom toward one that hums with productive and engaged learners. What's new in the second edition: Detailed launch plans for the first three weeks Full color photos, figures, and charts Increased flexibility regarding when and how to introduce each Daily 5 choice New chapter on differentiating instruction by age and stamina Ideas about how to integrate the Daily 5 with the CAFE assessment system New chapter on the Math Daily 3 structure
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Do your students often struggle with difficult novels and other challenging texts? Do they think one reading of a work is more than enough? Do they pr... [Read More]
Do your students often struggle with difficult novels and other challenging texts? Do they think one reading of a work is more than enough? Do they primarily comprehend at a surface-level, and are they frequently unwilling or unable to discover the deeper meaning found in multi-layered works? Do you feel that you are doing more work teaching the novel than they are reading it? Building on twenty years of teaching language arts, Kelly Gallagher, author of Reading Reasons, shows how students can be taught to successfully read a broad range of challenging and difficult texts with deeper levels of comprehension. In Deeper Reading, Kelly shares effective, classroom-tested strategies that enable your students to: accept the challenge of reading difficult books;move beyond a "first draft" understanding of the text into deeper levels of reading; consciously monitor their comprehension as they read;employ effective fix-it strategies when their comprehension begins to falter;use meaningful collaboration to achieve deeper understanding of texts;think metaphorically to deepen their reading comprehension;reach deeper levels of reflection by understanding the relevance the book holds for themselves and their peers;use critical thinking skills to analyze real-world issues. Kelly also provides guidance on effective lesson planning that incorporates strategies for deeper reading. Funny, poignant, and packed with practical ideas that work in real classrooms, Deeper Reading is a valuable resource for any teacher whose students need new tools to uncover the riches found in complex texts.
The Digital Principal shows educational leaders how to apply their leadership skills to the challenge of creating and supporting a technology-rich env... [Read More]
The Digital Principal shows educational leaders how to apply their leadership skills to the challenge of creating and supporting a technology-rich environment. From digital citizenship to connecting to the digital community to accessing digital and virtual worlds, this book establishes a framework for integrating technology into instruction and learning. It includes technology standards specific to educational administrators, a survey testing a school’s Technology Quotient (its readiness to embrace both the digital principle and the digital principal), tips for writing grants to improve a school’s technology resources, and ways to help teachers facilitate technology-based student learning.
Disrupting Thinking: Why How We Read Matters is a book for the entire faculty. Supported with student conversations, classroom scenarios, practical st... [Read More]
Disrupting Thinking: Why How We Read Matters is a book for the entire faculty. Supported with student conversations, classroom scenarios, practical strategies, and turn-and-talk moments, teachers and administrators will use this book as a guide for changing the way they think about teaching kids to become the thoughtful, skillful, attentive, responsive readers we want them to be, our democracy needs them to be. Kylene Beers and Bob Probst help us understand engagement, relevance, and talk along with day-to-day concerns of choice reading, incommon reading, and leveled reading. Kylene and Bob push our thinking in this book as they take on the challenge of changing how it is we read. Key Features Provides classsroom vignettes, techniques and strategies to showcase change for entire faculty; Reads like a workshop in a book. Every chapter ends with a Turn-and-Talk. Deepens our understanding of reading and defines three kinds of readers: responsive, responsible, and emphatic.
"Do I really have to teach reading?" This is the question many teachers of adolescents are asking, wondering how they can possibly a... [Read More]
"Do I really have to teach reading?" This is the question many teachers of adolescents are asking, wondering how they can possibly add a new element to an already overloaded curriculum. And most are finding that the answer is "yes." If they want their students to learn complex new concepts in different disciplines, they often have to help their students become better readers. Building on the experiences gained in her own language arts classroom as well as those of colleagues in different disciplines, Cris Tovani, author of I Read It, but I Don't Get It, takes on the challenge of helping students apply reading comprehension strategies in any subject. In Do I Really Have to Teach Reading?, Cris shows how teachers can expand on their content expertise to provide instruction students need to understand specific technical and narrative texts. The book includes: examples of how teachers can model their reading process for students;ideas for supplementing and enhancing the use of required textbooks;detailed descriptions of specific strategies taught in context;stories from different high school classrooms to show how reading instruction varies according to content;samples of student work, including both struggling readers and college-bound seniors;a variety of "comprehension constructors" guides designed to help students recognize and capture their thinking in writing while reading; guidance on assessing students;tips for balancing content and reading instruction.Cris's humor, honesty, and willingness to share her own struggles as a teacher make this a unique take on content reading instruction that will be valuable to reading teachers as well as content specialists.