Powerful Writing Strategies for All Students

Powerful Writing Strategies for All Students Author Steve Graham
ISBN-10 1557667055
Year 2008
Pages 431
Language en
Publisher Brookes Pub
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Finally—highly effective, field-tested lesson plans for the students in every elementary and middle school classroom who struggle with writing. The practical how-to follow-up to Graham and Harris's popular Writing Better, this book is just what K–8 educators need to advance all students' writing skills, whether they have learning disabilities or just need extra help. Teachers will get concise lesson plans they can use to easily supplement their existing writing curriculum. From 20 to 50 minutes each, the lessons address types of writing that are key to academic success, such as writing reports and constructing essays for standardized tests help with every phase of the writing process, from planning to revising reinforce new skills through group and individual practice ensure that improvements are sustained by teaching students critical self-regulation skills they can use independently support effective instruction with step-by-step guidelines and optional scripts for teachers engage students with mnemonic devices they'll immediately grasp and remember include fun photocopiable support materials, such as cue cards, picture prompts, sheets for graphing story parts, and charts for brainstorming and setting goals Firmly grounded in the authors' Self-Regulated Strategy Development approach, which has been proven effective by 2 decades of research, these brief, powerful lessons will help transform struggling students into confident, skilled, and motivated writers.

Teaching Writing in Mixed Language Classrooms

Teaching Writing in Mixed Language Classrooms Author Joanne Yatvin
ISBN-10 0545115906
Year 2009
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Scholastic Teaching Resources
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As classrooms become more and more diverse, teachers are faced with the challenge of meeting the needs of all their students—both English-speaking students and English Language Learners. Teaching writing is especially challenging in these mixed-language classrooms. In this book, a national literacy leader offers a variety of techniques for teaching writing that will motivate all students, while also providing ELLs with the supports they need. The techniques include using patterns—song, rhymes, and playground games; short forms, such as slogans and mottos; frames for scaffolding standard writing forms like letters and invitations; and highly structured genres, such as fairy tales and legends. These engaging structured writing experiences will help all students develop the skills they need to write with confidence. For use with Grades K–5.

Building Comprehension in Adolescents

Building Comprehension in Adolescents Author Linda H. Mason
ISBN-10 1598572105
Year 2012
Pages 263
Language en
Publisher Brookes Publishing Company
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Developed for middle and high school teachers, the classroom-ready lessons in this practical guide will help strengthen students' reading comprehension and written expression so they can master academic content.

Becoming an Academic Writer

Becoming an Academic Writer Author Patricia Goodson
ISBN-10 9781483376271
Year 2016-03-01
Pages 296
Language en
Publisher SAGE Publications
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With its friendly, step-by-step format, Becoming an Academic Writer by Patricia Goodson helps writers improve their writing by engaging in deep and deliberate practice—a type of practice adopted by expert performers in areas such as sports or music. Featuring 50 exercises, this practical, self-paced guide is flexibly organized so readers can either work their way through all of the exercises in order or focus on the specific areas where they need additional practice building their skills. The Second Edition is enhanced by a new appendix on literature review, new feature boxes, and new chapter summaries.

Teacher s Guide to Effective Sentence Writing

Teacher s Guide to Effective Sentence Writing Author Bruce Saddler
ISBN-10 9781462506774
Year 2012
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Guilford Press
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This practical book provides explicit instructions for teaching sentence-level skills to students who have difficulties in this area. The author explains the key role of sentence combining in the writing process and presents effective techniques for instruction and assessment. Numerous sample lessons, practice activities, planning tips, and grammatical pointers make it easy for teachers to incorporate sentence combining and construction into the writing curriculum at all grade levels (2-12). Accessible and engaging, the book helps teachers and students experiment with different ways to arrange thoughts and produce meaningful written work.

Explicit Instruction

Explicit Instruction Author Anita L. Archer
ISBN-10 9781609182281
Year 2011-02-22
Pages 290
Language en
Publisher Guilford Press
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Explicit instruction is systematic, direct, engaging, and success oriented--and has been shown to promote achievement for all students. This highly practical and accessible resource gives special and general education teachers the tools to implement explicit instruction in any grade level or content area. The authors are leading experts who provide clear guidelines for identifying key concepts, skills, and routines to teach; designing and delivering effective lessons; and giving students opportunities to practice and master new material. Sample lesson plans, lively examples, and reproducible checklists and teacher worksheets enhance the utility of the volume. Purchasers can also download and print the reproducible materials for repeated use. Video clips demonstrating the approach in real classrooms are available at the authors' website: www.explicitinstruction.org. See also related DVDs from Anita Archer: Golden Principles of Explicit Instruction; Active Participation: Getting Them All Engaged, Elementary Level; and Active Participation: Getting Them All Engaged, Secondary Level

Writing Better

Writing Better Author Steven Graham
ISBN-10 1557667047
Year 2005
Pages 177
Language en
Publisher Brookes Pub
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This practical guidebook gives elementary school teachers explicit instructions on how students with learning disabilities can dramatically improve their writing skills.

Guided Writing

Guided Writing Author Lori D. Oczkus
ISBN-10 0325010714
Year 2007
Pages 152
Language en
Publisher Heinemann Educational Books
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Guided Writing is your handbook for the newest, most effective way to move students into independent writing. Lori Oczkus provides everything you need to support children in the fledgling phase between carefully modeled group writing and their first solo pieces. Guided Writing explains how to observe which stage of writing development your writers are in, how to challenge them to stretch their writing into the next developmental phase, and how to provide specific teaching that helps them achieve goals they can't reach alone. Guided Writing includes motivational and instructional ideas; organizational and classroom management principles for whole class, peer group, or teacher-led small group instruction; graphic organizers; and techniques for any literacy classroom as well as ready-to-use, engaging, scaffolded lessons across several commonly taught genres: poetry personal narrative patterned writing expository writing. This comprehensive resource is linked to the widely used six-traits model of instruction and includes dozens of examples of student work, reproducible worksheets, student-friendly activities, teacher-friendly assessment rubrics, and creative ways for students to share their writing - absolutely everything you need to make guided writing your favorite and most effective instructional method. Discover Guided Writing for yourself. See the powerful effect smart, scaffolded instruction can have on your writers, and watch them make a smooth transition to independent writing with confidence and competence.

The Daily 5

The Daily 5 Author Gail Boushey
ISBN-10 9781571109743
Year 2014
Pages 200
Language en
Publisher Stenhouse Publishers
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Describes the philosophy of the Daily 5 teaching structure, includes a collection of literacy tasks for students to complete daily, and shares the Daily 3 for math.

Reading Writing and Talk

Reading  Writing  and Talk Author Mariana Souto-Manning
ISBN-10 9780807757574
Year 2016-04
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Teachers College Press
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This book invites readers to consider ways in which their language and literacy teaching practices can better value and build upon the brilliance of every child. In doing so, it highlights the ways in which teachers and students build on diversities as strengths to create more inclusive and responsive classrooms. After inviting readers to consider and better understand the diverse language and literacy practices of diverse chidlren, it offers invitations for teachers to make these practices foundational in their own classrooms and to consider meaningful possibilities for learning authentically with young children in primary grades. It features chapters that focus on oral language, reading, and writing development, all while recognizing that these are not separate. In each of these chapters, readers are invited to consider diverse possibilities, perspectives, and points of view in practice within primary grades classrooms. Throughout, it offers ways to foster classroom learning communities where racially, culturally, and linguistically diverse chidlren are supported and valued.

You Gotta BE the Book

 You Gotta BE the Book Author Jeffrey D. Wilhelm
ISBN-10 9780807757987
Year 2016-08-01
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Teachers College Press
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This award-winning book continues to resonate with teachers and inspire their teaching because it focuses on the joy of reading and how it can engage and even transform readers. In a time of next generation standards that emphasize higher-order strategies, text complexity, and the reading of nonfiction, "You Gotta BE the Book" continues to help teachers meet new challenges including those of increasing cultural diversity. At the core of Wilhelm's foundational text is an in-depth account of what highly motivated adolescent readers actually do when they read, and how to help struggling readers take on those same stances and strategies. His work offers a robust model teachers can use to prepare students for the demands of disciplinary undersanding and for literacy in the real world. The Third Edition includes new commentaries and tips for using visual techniques, drama and action strategies, think-aloud prototcols, and symbolic story representations/reading manipulatives.

Teaching Reading in the Content Areas

Teaching Reading in the Content Areas Author Vicki Urquhart
ISBN-10 9781416614210
Year 2012
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher ASCD
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History teachers aren't expected to teach science, math teachers aren't expected to teach social studies; so why are all teachers responsible for teaching reading? The answer is simple. An emphasis on reading and literacy skills in the content areas has an exponential effect on learning in every discipline. This completely revised third edition of the best-selling Teaching Reading in the Content Areas seeks to help educators understand how to teach reading in their respective disciplines, choose the best reading strategies from the vast array available, and positively impact student learning. Throughout, it draws from new research on the impact of new technologies, the population boom of English language learners, and the influence of the Common Core State Standards. Given the complexities of the reading process, teachers deserve--and this book provides--clear, research-based answers to overarching questions about teaching reading in the content areas: * What specific skills do students need to read effectively in each content area? * Which reading strategies are most appropriate to help students become more effective readers and independent learners? * What type of learning environment promotes effective reading and learning? By focusing on the differences in how content-area experts read and reason, teachers can be better prepared to help their students understand that the ways they read in biology are different from the ways they read in English, history, or mathematics. To read successfully in different content areas, students must develop discipline-specific skills and strategies along with knowledge of that discipline. With that in mind, this book also includes 40 strategies designed to help students in every grade level and across the content areas develop their vocabularies, comprehend informational and narrative texts, and engage in meaningful discussions of what they read.

Helping Students with Dyslexia and Dysgraphia Make Connections

Helping Students with Dyslexia and Dysgraphia Make Connections Author Virginia Wise Berninger
ISBN-10 1598570218
Year 2009
Pages 406
Language en
Publisher Brookes Pub
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A state-of-the-art set of lesson plans that can be used for differentiated instruction of students with dysgraphia, dyslexia, and OWL LD, this book gives teachers of Grades 4?6 a whole school year of specialized group instruction that improves the literac