Teaching Reading in Small Groups

Teaching Reading in Small Groups Author Jennifer Serravallo
ISBN-10 0325026807
Year 2010-01
Pages 234
Language en
Publisher Heinemann Educational Books
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Meet instructional challenges effectively and efficiently by uncovering hidden time for meeting individual students' needs. With small groups, you'll work closely with more children each day with her how-tos on using formative assessment to create groups from common needs; differentiating for individuals, even in a group; and enhancing Tier 1 and Tier 2 instruction.

Conferring with Readers

Conferring with Readers Author Gravity Goldberg
ISBN-10 032501101X
Year 2007
Pages 203
Language en
Publisher Heinemann Educational Books
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A great reading conference only takes five minutes, but its impact can last a lifetime. That's because conferences are the critical, one-to-one teaching that forms the backbone of reading instruction. Conferring with Readers shows you how to confer well and demonstrates why a few moments with students every week can put them on the path to becoming better, more independent readers. Conferring with Readers is a comprehensive guide that shows you how to determine what readers have learned and what they need to practice, then provides suggestions for targeting instruction to meet students' needs. It provides explicit teaching methods for use in effective conferences. You'll learn how to: research a student's use of skills through questions and observations compliment to support and build upon successes follow up on prior instruction for accountability and depth of understanding explain a reading strategy by providing an explicit purpose and context model the strategy to make the invisible brainwork of reading more visible guide a readerinpracticing the strategy link the strategy to independent reading. Conferring with Readers presents repeatable frameworks for conferences that focus on six specific purposes of reading instruction: matching students to just-right books reinforcing students' strengths supporting students during whole-class studies helping students move from one reading level to the next holding students accountable for previous learning deepening students' conversations about books in order to deepen their thinking. What's more, each purpose is bolstered by an appendix of conference transcripts that support your teaching. With all this plus ideas for planning instruction, keeping records of your conferences, and even conducting group sessions, Conferring with Readers will make a big difference in how you teach reading-helping you feel confident and well equipped to foster each student's growth and independence as a reader.

The Reading Strategies Book

The Reading Strategies Book Author Jennifer Serravallo
ISBN-10 032507433X
Year 2015-06-11
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Heinemann Educational Books
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With hit books that support strategic reading through conferring, small groups, and assessment, Jen Serravallo gets emails almost daily asking, "Isn't there a book of the strategies themselves?" Now there is. "Strategies make the often invisible work of reading actionable and visible," Jen writes. In The Reading Strategies Book, she collects 300 strategies to share with readers in support of thirteen goals-everything from fluency to literary analysis. Each strategy is cross-linked to skills, genres, and Fountas & Pinnell reading levels to give you just-right teaching, just in time. With Jen's help you'll: develop goals for every reader give students step-by-step strategies for skilled reading guide readers with prompts aligned to the strategies adjust instruction to meet individual needs with Jen's Teaching Tips craft demonstrations and explanations with her Lesson Language learn more with Hat Tips to the work of influential teacher-authors. Whether you use readers workshop, Daily 5/CAFE, guided reading, balanced reading, a core reading program, whole-class novels, or any other approach, The Reading Strategies Book will complement and extend your teaching. Rely on it to plan and implement goal-directed, differentiated instruction for individuals, small groups, and whole classes. "We offer strategies to readers to put the work in doable terms for those who are still practicing," writes Jen Serravallo. "The goal is not that they can do the steps of the strategy but that they become more comfortable and competent with a new skill." With The Reading Strategies Book, you'll have ways to help your readers make progress every day. Visit heinemann.com/readingstrategiesbook/ where you'll find blog posts, videos from Jen Serravallo, community features, and more information on The Reading Strategies Book.

Small Group Reading Instruction

Small Group Reading Instruction Author Beverly Tyner
ISBN-10 0872077098
Year 2009-04-17
Pages 184
Language en
Publisher International Reading Assoc.
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Classroom tested and research based, the Small-Group Differentiated Teaching Model provides instruction to meet the needs of your classroom’s broad range of learners. Easy-to-use lesson plans and activities support the five stages of reading—emergent, beginning, fledgling, transitional, and independent—and the accompanying CD features materials to help you implement the model. In this fully updated edition of her bestseller, Beverly Tyner provides Lesson plans that encourage hands-on student involvement Assessments to monitor students’ progress A chapter on engaging students in independent activities while others work in small groups A scope and sequence for word study for each stage of reader And much more! Although intended for primary-grade teachers and reading specialists, the book also offers a solid basis for teacher training and reading intervention programs, including Response to Intervention.

The How to Guide for Integrating the Common Core in Language Arts

The How to Guide for Integrating the Common Core in Language Arts Author Debby Murphy
ISBN-10 9781425896201
Year 2014-04-01
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Teacher Created Materials
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Find out how to integrate the Common Core in language arts with this easy-to-use guide. This resource will leave teachers feeling empowered to construct their own lessons with easy-to-follow ideas and suggestions. Strategies and ideas are provided to help teachers deliver material while meeting the Common Core and other state standards. Instructional shifts in the Common Core State Standards are highlighted and examples of implementation are included with practical tips on how to integrate these standards in a lesson.

Assessment in Perspective

Assessment in Perspective Author Clare Landrigan
ISBN-10 9781571109644
Year 2013
Pages 140
Language en
Publisher Stenhouse Publishers
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Assessment is an integral part of instruction. For the past decade, the focus on assessment--particularly via high-stakes mandated tests--has shifted away from the classroom and left teachers feeling like they are drowning in data. Assessment is, and needs to be again, much more than a number. Assessment in Perspective is about moving beyond the numbers and using assessment to find the stories they tell. This book helps teachers sort through the myriad of available assessments and use each to understand different facets of their readers. It discusses how to use a range of assessment types--from reading conference notes and student work to running records and state tests--together to uncover the strengths and weaknesses of a reader. The authors share a framework for thinking about the purpose, method, and types of different assessments. They also address the questions they ask when choosing or analyzing assessments: * What type of tool do we need: diagnostic, formative, or summative; formal or informal; quantitative or qualitative? * How do we use multiple assessments together to provide an in-depth picture of a reader? * When and how are we giving the assessment? * Do we want to be able to compare our readers to a standard score, or do we need to diagnose a reader's needs? * Which area of reading does this tool assess? * How can we use the information from assessments to inform our instruction? * What information does a particular assessment tell us, and what doesn't it tell us? * What additional information do we need about a reader to understand his or her learning needs? The book emphasizes the importance of triangulating data by using varied sources, both formal and informal, and across multiple intervals. It explains the power of looking at different types of assessments side-by-side with displays to find patterns or inconsistencies. What's more, students are included as valuable sources of data. Letting students in on the process of assessment is key to helping them set goals, monitor their own progress, and celebrate growth. When assessment is viewed in this way, instruction can meet high standards and still be developmentally appropriate.

One Child at a Time

One Child at a Time Author Pat Johnson
ISBN-10 9781571104342
Year 2006-01-01
Pages 198
Language en
Publisher Stenhouse Publishers
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A literacy specialist and consultant outlines a four-step process to to help teachers focus on specific behaviors and needs and design targeted instruction to assist a wide range of learners.

The Literacy Teacher s Playbook Grades K 2

The Literacy Teacher s Playbook  Grades K 2 Author Jennifer Serravallo
ISBN-10 0325053006
Year 2014
Pages 216
Language en
Publisher Heinemann Educational Books
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Buy 15 copies and save 15% with the Literacy Teacher's Playbook, K-2 book study bundle! "Instead of glancing quickly and drawing a single conclusion, we can lean in and look with the same spirit of curiosity and interest that our youngest students have taught us to have." -Jennifer Serravallo "I wanted to write a book that helps you really see your students," writes Jennifer Serravallo. From a kindergartner's loops and pictures to a second grader's reading log, her Literacy Teacher's Playbook details exactly how she comes to understand them deeply and meet everyone's literacy needs-and the standards. "My I-wish-I-knew-then-what-I-know-now experiences are the main inspiration for this book," writes Jen. So her workshop-in-a-book shares a powerful approach to assessment, planning, and teaching. Go beyond curriculum to develop differentiated reading and writing goals then plan targeted instruction with her four-step assessment protocol: collect data-student work and everyday assessments-that will be the most useful to you analyze the data to understand deeply what kids know and can do synthesize data from multiple assessments to create learning goals develop instructional plans and follow-ups to monitor progress. "What you can pull out of a child's messy seat pocket is data." So Jen provides downloadable assessment packets from real children representing two puzzling types of young learners. Spread Marelle's packet out and let Jen model how she analyzes little kids' work. Next try a guided practice with Emre's work. Then you'll be ready to try it with your own students. "My goal," writes Jen, "is to help you understand your students with the depth that allows you to tweak your units and ensure you're giving every student opportunities for success." Follow the play tens of thousands of teachers have succeeded with: trust Jen Serravallo and feel the confidence that comes from making winning instructional decisions based on powerful assessments. Preview a sample chapter from the Literacy Teacher's Playbook, K-2. NEW Printable Materials word pdf Blank Reading Log Levels D-I word pdf Blank Reading Log Levels J-M word pdf Blank Reading Log Levels L+ word pdf Blank Re-reading Log Levels D-I word pdf Blank Reading Interest Survey K-2 word pdf Blank Reading Interest Survey 3-6 word pdf Blank High-Frequency Word List word pdf Blank Engagement Inventory

The Reading Intervention Toolkit

The Reading Intervention Toolkit Author Robb, Laura
ISBN-10 9781618139238
Year 2017-03-01
Pages 274
Language en
Publisher Shell Education
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In this must-read book, Laura Robb uses what she's learned from her vast teaching experience to provide the research-based tools needed to improve students' reading comprehension. This practical resource offers classroom-tested interventions to use with struggling readers provided in 5-, 10 to 15-, and 30 to 40-minute settings. It provides support for everything from assessment to management and implementation, to support students' comprehension of both literary and informational text. This book also demonstrates how teachers can learn about students’ reading needs through their writing about reading and offers practical suggestions for differentiating reading instruction to reach the needs of all readers. The Reading Intervention Toolkit offers student work examples, prompts and sample think-alouds, fiction and nonfiction text passages, data collection/observation forms, and scaffolds to use with each intervention.

Assessing Readers

Assessing Readers Author Rona Flippo
ISBN-10 9781136311758
Year 2014-01-23
Pages 394
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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A Co-publication of Routledge and the International Reading Association This new edition of Assessing Readers continues to bridge the gap between authentic, informal, and formative assessments, and more traditional quantitative, and summative assessment approaches. At the heart of the book is respect and confidence in the capabilities of knowledgeable teachers to make the correct literacy decisions for the students they teach based on appropriate assessments. Inclusive and practical, it supports individual classroom teachers' knowledge, beliefs, decisions, and roles and offers specific assessment, instruction, and organizational ideas and strategies, while incorporating a range of perspectives that inform the field of reading and literacy education, covering the most important ideas and information found in more traditional reading diagnosis books. Changes in the Second Edition Addresses the Common Core State Standards Includes Response to Intervention (RTI) Discusses family literacy in language-diverse homes and the needs of ELL students Covers formative assessment Offers ideas and guidelines for ELL assessment Looks at issues of accountability and teaching to prescribed state tests and objectives versus accommodating to them – the pitfalls and problems and how to cope Provides new practical examples, including new rubrics, more teacher-developed cognitive assessments, a new case study, and new teacher-developed strategy lessons

Small group Writing Conferences K 5

Small group Writing Conferences  K 5 Author Holly Slaughter
ISBN-10 0325017360
Year 2009-01-01
Pages 108
Language en
Publisher Heinemann Educational Books
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How can you work with twice as many students each day? And give struggling writers more attention? All without diminishing the quality of your teaching? By making the most of conferring with Small-Group Writing Conferences. Small-Group Writing Conferences shows why small groups work. And how they can boost your instructional effectiveness. You'll compliment and coach more students through the writing process each day. You'll focus on explicitly teaching writing strategies, scaffolding learning across everything students write. You'll gather more assessment information than ever - a big help for differentiation Your teaching will stick better as students practice and discuss strategies together, then link them to prior learning. Holly Slaughter tells you when and how to use small-groups and gives you tips for planning, record keeping, and trouble shooting. She describes four kinds of writing conferences that allow you to plan instruction or confer whenever and however you need to: Table Conferences - Conferring with heterogeneous groups to address some students' needs and reinforce strategies for others Skill Conferences - Grouping students with similar needs for explicit instruction or guided practice Expectation Conferences - Using groups to teach students to manage materials and self-monitor Progress Conferences - Seeing how a group has fared with a strategy and promoting accountability for learning. Every moment you spend conferring is precious. Read Small Group Writing Conferences and discover how small groups can help you make each second twice as valuable.

The Writing Strategies Book

The Writing Strategies Book Author Jennifer Serravallo
ISBN-10 032507822X
Year 2017-02-16
Pages 424
Language en
Publisher
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Special pre-publication price! Buy before February 15, 2017 and save! (The price you see on this page includes the prepublication discount. The school/web price will rise to $38.00 on February 16, 2017.) Jennifer Serravallo's Reading Strategies Book has helped hundreds of thousands of teachers and their readers. Now she's doing the same for writing. The Writing Strategies Book provides 300 strategies that support 10 crucial instructional goals. Whether you teach with writing workshop, 6+1 Traits, or by any other means, you'll discover a wealth of ideas for strategies to share with students for whole-group, small-group, or one-to-one instruction.

Children s Literature in the Reading Program

Children s Literature in the Reading Program Author Deborah A. Wooten
ISBN-10 9780872073876
Year 2015-01-27
Pages 264
Language en
Publisher International Literacy Association
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"Children will benefit, not only as future readers and writers but also as future citizens, if the models of classroom literacy development set forth in this book are followed." —Richard L. Allington, from the Foreword Help your students unlock their love of reading by introducing them to a range of high-quality children's literature. This fourth edition has 14 all-new chapters that offer classroom-proven strategies and tips from educators and children's book authors. * Explore genres such as poetry, biographies, nonfiction, and series books * Investigate images and how to read them, specifically in picture books and graphic novels * Motivate students by sharing books with global appeal and themes to attract uninspired readers * Create an atmosphere that fosters a love of reading and writing * Engage with resources in the field to expand your own knowledge and practices Complete with children's literature author and title indexes, this edition will show you how, why, and what types of children's literature to use in the classroom. In a world of basal readers, inspire your K–5 students to embrace varied texts to make connections to their world and beyond.

Assessment for Reading Instruction

Assessment for Reading Instruction Author Michael C. McKenna
ISBN-10 9781462521043
Year 2015-06-05
Pages 324
Language en
Publisher Guilford Publications
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This trusted teacher guide and widely adopted text provides a comprehensive conceptual framework and hands-on practical tools for reading assessment. The authors present a clear roadmap for evaluating K-8 students' strengths and weaknesses in each of the basic competencies that good readers need to master. Teachers learn how to select, administer, and interpret a wide range of formal and informal assessments, and how to use the results to improve instruction. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, the book includes 30 reproducible assessment tools. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials. New to This Edition *Chapter on assessing vocabulary. *Additional instruments ideal for use in an RTI framework: Motivation to Read Profile--Revised, Informal Decoding Inventory, and others. *Links to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) have been added throughout. *The latest research and more instructional strategies in every area. See also Reading Assessment in an RTI Framework, which offers systematic guidance for conducting assessments in all three tiers of RTI.

The Literacy Teacher s Playbook Grades 3 6

The Literacy Teacher s Playbook  Grades 3 6 Author Jennifer Serravallo
ISBN-10 0325043531
Year 2013-10-16
Pages 173
Language en
Publisher Heinemann Educational Books
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This book is about being empowered by assessment, not bogged down by it. -Jennifer Serravallo "The aim of The Literacy Teacher's Playbook," writes Jennifer Serravallo, "is to help you collect data that is helpful, analyze the data correctly, and make plans based on that data." National and state standards set learning goals, and it's up to you to help each student find his or her path to meeting them. That's why Jen opens up her thinking on assessment in this workshop-in-a-book. Her four-step protocol leads you toward goal-directed instruction: collect the data that will be the most useful to you analyze the data to understand deeply what kids know and can do synthesize data from multiple assessments to create learning goals develop instructional plans and follow-ups to monitor progress. "What you can pull out of a student's messy desk is actually data," Jen writes. So she provides downloadable assessment packets from real students representing two puzzling types of learners. Spread Joana's packet out and let Jen model her protocol. Next try a guided practice with Alex's work. Then you'll be ready to try it with your own students. Trust The Literacy Teacher's Playbook to discover that assessment isn't about numbers and letters. It's about relying on an assessment procedure that helps you know each and every one of your students, so you can teach with confidence and make a difference. Read a sample chapter from The Literacy Teacher's Playbook. NEW Printable Materials word pdf Blank Reading Log Levels D-I word pdf Blank Reading Log Levels J-M word pdf Blank Reading Log Levels L+ word pdf Blank Re-reading Log Levels D-I word pdf Blank Reading Interest Survey K-2 word pdf Blank Reading Interest Survey 3-6 word pdf Blank High-Frequency Word List word pdf Blank Engagement Inventory