In "Notice and Note" Kylene Beers and Bob Probst introduce 6 'signposts' that alert readers to significant moments in a work of literature and encourage students to read closely. Learning first to spot these signposts and then to question them, enables readers to explore the text, any text, finding evidence to support their interpretations. In short, these close reading strategies will help your students to notice and note. In this timely and practical guide Kylene and Bob: examine the new emphasis on text-dependent questions, rigor, text complexity, and what it means to be literate in the 21st century; identify 6 signposts that help readers understand and respond to character development, conflict, point of view, and theme; provide 6 text-dependent anchor questions that help readers take note and read more closely; offer 6 Notice and Note model lessons, including text selections and teaching tools, that help you introduce each signpost to your students. "Notice and Note" will help create attentive readers who look closely at a text, interpret it responsibly, and reflect on what it means in their lives. It should help them become the responsive, rigorous, independent readers we not only want students to be but know our democracy demands.
An examination of different types of English-language coursebooks which offers specific criteria for making choices. There is advice on adapting or supplementing a coursebook to fit a particular situation, and check-lists to use when assessing coursebooks.
With "Texts and Lessons for Content-Area Reading", Harvey 'Smokey' Daniels and Nancy Steineke support content-area and language-arts teachers alike by pairing more than 75 short, kid-tested reproducible nonfiction texts with 33 simple, ready-to-go lessons that deepen comprehension and support effective collaboration. And we all know that comprehension and collaboration are just what the new Common Core State Standards call for (CCSS, 2010). In the same teacher-friendly, classroom-wise voices that made Subjects Matter and Content-Area Writing bestsellers, Daniels and Steineke prove that with the right materials and the right lessons, you can turn your kids into much better readers in your subject field by showing: how proficient readers think; how skillful collaborators act; how to use quick and engaging activities that add to, not steal from subject-matter learning. Each real-world text was chosen for its subject-area relevance, its interest to teens, and for its ôwow factorö-the texts most likely to engage kids in discussion and debate. Step-by-step lessons accompany each text, including: 23 Strategy Lessons that focus closely on at least one key comprehension strategy or collaboration skill that proficient learners use, and address the Common Core Standards for ELA ; 10 Text Set Lessons that directly align to commonly taught curricular topics and offer a deeper, longer engagement in the subjects and strategies at hand.
In this highly anticipated follow-up to "Texts and Lesons for Teaching Literature", Harvey 'Smokey" Daniels and Nancy Steineke share their powerful strategies for engaging students in challenging, meaningful reading of fiction and poetry using some of their favorite short, fresh texts-or, as they put it, "full-strenght adult literature that gives us English majors a run for our interpretive money-but is still intriguing enough to keep teen readers digging and thinking." Use the 37 innovative, step-by-step, Common Core-correlated lessons with the reproducible texts provided, with selections from your literature textbook, or with your own best-loved texts to teach close reading skills and deep comprehension strategies. Give students opportunities to read and synthesize across texts with the 8 thematic text set lessons provided, or use the model unit outlines for teaching the lessons with 'The Giver', 'To Kill a Mockingbird', and 'The Great Gatsby' as springboards for planning your own novel studies.
"Genre Study..." is a comprehensive professional book that focuses on genre study trough inquiry-based learning with an emphasis on improving reading comprehension and supporting the craft of writing. The authors concentrate on three broad instructional contexts for developing student's genre expertise through authentic reading and writing: Interactive Read-Aloud, Reader's Workshop, and Writer's Workshop. Students learn how to develop genre understandings through a process of immersing themselves in mentor texts, and, with teacher guidance, analyzing and experiencing the foundational characterisitcs that help them to understand and define the genre.
Language learning is not a simple linear process, but involves the ongoing development of skills for a range of purposes. Gibbons sees this development as largely the result of the social contexts and interactions in which learning occurs. By focusing on the ways in which teachers can "scaffold" language and learning in the content areas, she takes a holistic approach - one that appreciates the struggle of students learning a new language, while simultaneously developing subject knowledge in it, and the challenge for teachers to address these needs. Given today's culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms, ESL students can no longer be thought of as a group apart from the mainstream - they are, the mainstream. This book describes the ways to ensure that ESL learners become full members of the school community with the language and content skills they need for success.
The bestselling Scaffolding Language, Scaffolding Learning helped tens of thousands of mainstream elementary teachers ensure that their ELL learners became full members of the school community with the language and content skills they needed for success. In the highly anticipated Second Edition, Pauline Gibbons updates her classic text with a multitude of practical ideas for the classroom, supported by the latest research in the field of ESL. With clear directions and classroom tested strategies for supporting students’ academic progress, Gibbons shows how the teaching of language can be integrated seamlessly with the teaching of content, and how academic achievement can be boosted without sacrificing our own vision of education to the dictates of knee-jerk accountability. Rich examples of classroom discourse illustrate exactly how the scaffolding process works, while activities to facilitate conversation and higher-level thinking put the latest research on second language learning into action.
Imagine a professional learning community where you could sit in as... Ellin Keene and Debbie Miller swap best practices, Stephanie Harvey and Harvey "Smokey" Daniels compare instruction across the grades, Anne Goudvis and Tanny McGregor share ways to infuse comprehension into every subject area, Cris Tovani and Nancy Commins apply the strategies to help struggling readers, English learners, and special-needs students. With this book you can. It's an energetic, personal conversation on what great comprehension instructions looks like, what an amazing range of applications it has for all students, and what we can do better. And like any exciting conversation, the authors point out their favorite parts of one another's chapters-highlighting discussion topics for teacher study groups along the way.
Do książki dołączona jest płyta VCD o tej samej sygnaturze.
Reading education pioneer Ellin Oliver Keene demystifies comprehension instruction by describing what it can look like when readers comprehend deeply and what it can look like when teachers aim for this deep comprehension. This ground-breaking book is illustrated with video footage of Ellin modeling the reading instruction she describes. Here, you can watch Ellin use language and teaching moves that help students go beyond superficial reading comprehension to lasting understanding. "Talk About Understanding" offers: ôOutcomes of Understandingö Markers - descriptions of the behaviors present when children understand a text deeply including ways to assess with and teach toward these outcomes; ôTalk About Understandingö Principles - suggestions to modify teaching language and teaching interactions to deepen childrenĺs ability to comprehend; ôFrom the Insideö Video Segments - classroom footage of Ellin teaching lessons that illustrate use of the ôOutcomes of Understandingö markers and ôTalk About Understandingö principles from the book.
"Comprehension Connections" is a guide to developing children's ability to fully understand texts by making the comprehension process achievable, accessible, and incremental. McGregor's approach sequences stages of learning for each strategy that take students from a fun object lesson to a nuanced and lasting understanding. Her lessons build bridges between the concrete and the abstract by incorporating writing, discussion, song, art, and movement into a web of creative connections that reinforce each strategy on a variety of levels.
"Genre Connections" makes learning achievable, accessible, and incremental for all readers - including struggling readers. Tannyĺs lessons use everyday objects, works of art, music, and her much-loved anchor charts to help readers get acquainted with seven commonly taught genres and to discover what makes them unique. Her launching sequences gradually release responsibility for learning about text types, and they can be adapted for any genre. They help readers weave creative, sensory threads into a tapestry of understanding by taking them from a fun introductory object lesson to an immersive experience.
"In Teaching Reading in Small Groups", Jennifer Serravallo extends the powerful teaching that made "Conferring with Readers" a hit and helps you meet instructional challenges effectively and efficiently. You'll uncover hidden time for workong more closely with more children on comprehension, fluency, engagement, and print-work strategies thanks to Jen's how-tos on: using formative assessment to create groups of readers with common needs; differentiating for individuals, even when they're in a group; enhancing your Tier 1 and Tier 2 instruction. She shows how to take the strenghts of individual conference and apply them to small groups so that readers: get into texts and get more out of them; learn vital strategies that help them read more challenging texts; talk about books with rigor and vigor.
One of three books offering preparation and practice for the First Certificate examination. They can be used individually to work on particular difficulties, or together as a complete course. The other two books focus on reading and vocabulary, and grammar and writing.
"Matlab : a practical introduction to programming and problem solving" is the only book that gives a full introduction to programming in Matlab side by side with explanations of the powerful functions of Matlab. Assuming no knowledge of programming, Attaway covers both the programming concepts and the built-in functions of Matlab which enables students to exploit its power to tackle challenging problems. Using a systematic, step-by-step approach to facilitate easier learning, this book also includes sections on common pitfalls and programming guidelines to lead the reader toward best practices. Also given is in-depth coverage of file input/output, a topic that is fundamental to many applications.
A language-awareness workbook which highlights and explores selected areas of grammar and vocabulary. The exercises are designed to confront myths and preconceived ideas, and to explore common areas of difficulty, while commentaries offer support to all users, especially English teachers.
Do książki dołączony jest komplet 2 płyt CD o sygn. CD.79 (CD.1) i CD.80 (CD.2).
An ELT CD pack with photocopiable units. Focusing on advanced-level listening and speaking skills, the pack offers a wide variety of topics through authentic reading and listening materials. Listening and Speaking Advanced photocopiable resource book contains twenty stimulating and challenging listening passages each accompanied by one or more communication activities. The material provides students from CAE to Proficiency level with challenging advanced-level skills development.