Model Lessons Teaching Strategies And High Quality Texts

Author: Gisele Cyr
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475806752
Size: 55.72 MB
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This comprehensive manual that covers informational and literary texts will empower teachers to guide their students as they analyze challenging texts. Each lesson leads students to focus on the “why” and “how” of what an author is saying rather than just the “what.” In addition to the detailed definitions and examples for dozens of literary techniques, Gisele Cyr includes teaching tips and talking points which will help teachers engage students in in-depth analyses of excerpts of classic, contemporary, and poetic works. With guided help, students will find the in-depth analyses enriching and foster an honest appreciation for the classics. The manual is designed to complement any school district’s selections chosen to achieve mastery of the Common Core reading standards.

Effective Teaching Strategies

Author: Roy Killen
Publisher: Cengage Learning Australia
ISBN: 9780170132770
Size: 16.35 MB
Format: PDF
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This text describes teaching strategies that can be used by teachers and trainers in all instructional settings: primary, secondary and vocational as well as other post-school education. It will be particularly useful for student education teachers, both as a text for their theoretical studies and as a reference source during their practical teaching years. The text examines a number of different teaching strategies including direct instruction, discussion, small-group work, cooperative learning, problemsolving, student research, role play and student writing. Additionally, this edition covers new developments in the area of teaching and learning (such as reflective practice) and outcomes-based education - an increasing trend in education. These changes will bring the text in line with the requirements in preservice education and the classroom. The text also covers up-to-date issues such as bullying and ethical relationships between teachers and students.

Using Picture Books To Teach Comprehension Strategies

Author: Joanne Zimny
Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780545053990
Size: 76.48 MB
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Includes 30 model lessons for teaching six comprehension strategies—visualizing, questioning, inferring, predicting, determining importance, and summarizing—using picture favorite picture books. Lessons are scaffolded to help move students to proficiency. Also includes: Recommended picture books for teaching each strategy. Graphic organizers and other engaging activities that reach all learners. Quick assessment tips and tools to assess students' growth.

Teaching Writing With Picture Books As Models

Author: Rosanne Kurstedt
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780439135160
Size: 60.69 MB
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Presents lessons designed to show teachers how to use picture books to teach writing skills to students in grades four through eight, and includes recommended reading lists.

Becoming A Better Science Teacher

Author: Elizabeth Hammerman
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1634507851
Size: 62.19 MB
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In today’s standards-based educational climate, teachers are challenged to create meaningful learning experiences while meeting specific goals and accountability targets. In her essential new book, Elizabeth Hammerman brings more than 20 years as a science educator and consultant to help teachers connect all of the critical elements of first-rate curriculum and instruction. With this simple, straight-on guide, teachers can analyze their existing curriculum and instruction against a rubric of indicators of critical characteristics, related standards, concept development, and teaching strategies to develop students’ scientific literacy at the highest levels. Every chapter is packed with charts, sample lesson ideas, reflection and discussion prompts, and more, to help teachers expand their capacity for success. Hammerman describes what exceptional teaching looks like in the classroom and provides practical, teacher-friendly strategies to make it happen. This research-based resource will help teachers: • Reinforce understanding of standards-based concepts and inquiry • Add new content, methods, and strategies for instruction and assessment • Create rich learning environments • Maximize instructional time • Ask probing questions and sharpen discussion • Include technology • Gather classroom evidence of student achievement to inform instruction Through a new, clear vision for high quality science teaching, this book gives teachers everything they need to deliver meaningful science instruction and ensure student success and achievement.

Strategies For Successful Science Teaching

Author: Sharon Decter Brendzel
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761830375
Size: 18.40 MB
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Strategies for Successful Science Teaching is an exciting new text for science education classes, and a supplement for teachers of science (especially new teachers). It is aimed at K-8 teachers, but can also help 9-12 teachers. For administrators and others, the book will quickly become a standard reference on current science education strategies. The book is a must-have for science educators. A comprehensive resource, it never loses sight of the wonder of science and the pleasure of teaching it.

Constructing Meaning Through Kid Friendly Comprehension Strategy Instruction

Author: Nancy N. Boyles
Publisher: Maupin House Pub
ISBN: 0929895746
Size: 16.22 MB
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Endorsed as a foremost Best Teaching Practice, this guide is rich with models, a complete instructional plan, and real-life examples. Students will understand how to apply comprehension strategies competently while they are reading. Includes a CD of classroom reproducibles and supports.

Educating Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Author: Joshua K. Harrower
Publisher: Plural Publishing
ISBN: 1597569402
Size: 55.11 MB
Format: PDF
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Educating Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Model for High-Quality Coaching offers a unique coaching model with a practical approach for special education teachers and related service providers who face the challenge of providing effective support to students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). By empowering special education and speech-language pathologists to participate as coaches, they can go beyond simple accommodations to actively promote a less restrictive setting, dynamically assess skills, deliver effective instructional and behavioral programming, and effectively build a coaching network to engage students throughout the school day. Provided in this text are vignettes that illustrate the reality of special education. Additionally, approaches for addressing the real-word needs of students with ASD are provided, along with evidence-based support that describes the positive results of the strategies described. This text also introduces coaching methods that will guide teachers and instructional staff to create and maintain a "solutions-focused" coaching community. The first section of the book presents a multi-tiered model for providing coaching at varying levels of support intensity, along with the numerous important considerations involved in implementing effective coaching supports. The second section presents an outline of effective practices in utilizing coaching strategies to support teachers in planning for the instruction of meaningful skills to students with ASD utilizing a team-based, collaborative coaching model. The third section provides numerous practical, evidence-based strategies to be used by coaches and teachers in teaching meaningful skills to students with ASD. The final chapter addresses critical issues involved in building the capacity of districts to evaluate, oversee and support the effective coaching of teachers in providing evidence-based practices to students with ASD. Educating Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder serves as a clinical guide and delivers a practical discussion of high-quality coaching as an emerging best practice for supporting special educators (teachers and paraprofessionals) as well as school-based service providers (speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists). It is a valuable primary text for special education teachers in training, a resource for professional development personnel, and a tool for researchers and graduate students in education and teaching programs. Key features include: Chapter objectivesReal-life vignettesReproducible formsSummary questions

Uncommonly Good Ideas Teaching Writing In The Common Core Era

Author: Sandra Murphy
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807773948
Size: 29.40 MB
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This innovative resource provides teachers with a road map for designing a comprehensive writing curriculum that meets Common Core standards. The authors zero in on several “big ideas” that lead to and support effective practices in writing instruction, such as integrating reading, writing, speaking, and listening; teaching writing as a process; extending the range of students’ writing; spiraling and scaffolding a writing curriculum; and collaborating. These “big ideas” are the cornerstones of best researched-based practices as well as the CCSS for writing. The first chapter offers a complete lesson designed around teaching narrative writing and illustrating tried and true practices for teaching writing as a process. The remaining chapters explore a broad range of teaching approaches that help students tackle different kinds of narrative, informational, and argumentative writing and understand complexities like audience and purpose. Each chapter focuses on at least one of the uncommonly good ideas and illustrates how to create curricula around it. Uncommonly Good Ideas includes model lessons and assignments, mentor texts, teaching strategies, student writing, and practical guidance for moving the ideas from the page into the classroom. “An uncommonly good book about uncommonly good ideas about teaching writing in the era of the Common Core—and beyond. In this slender volume two master teachers, Sandra Murphy and Mary Ann Smith, share the knowledge accumulated during their lifetimes of teaching writing and exploring the broader world of related theory and research. They confront the hard problems all teachers will face, but do so with an evident joy in their chosen profession The book is slender, readable, and well worth the ride, whether you are a novice terrified as you stare into your first classroom or an old hand looking for an extra boost with a new class and a new year.” —Arthur Applebee, Distinguished Professor and chair, Department of Educational Theory and Practice, University at Albany “Throughout this book I find the intelligence and insights that help me think about what it looks like to teach writing through the Common Core State Standards while maintaining my own integrity as a teacher. This book is a master class that you can take throughout the year, reading today about what you need to learn to do better tomorrow.” —Jim Burke, best-selling author and high school teacher