The New Elementary Teacher s Handbook

Author: Kathleen Jonson
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412978092
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Everything a new elementary teacher needs for getting started is right here! This comprehensive guide from veteran educators gives first-year teachers expansive classroom-tested strategies for those critical first days of school. Written in the reassuring tone of a mentor teacher, this research-based handbook walks the novice teacher through setting up your classroom, managing behavior, assessing students’ performance, and partnering with families. Thoroughly updated, this new edition includes the latest tips on: Teaching with technology Differentiating instruction for students from diverse backgrounds, including English language learners Planning effective standards-based lessons Achieving professional growth through job-embedded professional development

Now I Get It

Author: Judy Tilton Brunner
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1610486145
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Literacy, differentiated instruction, student engagement and academic achievement continue to be hot topics for educators, parents, legislators, and government officials. Now I Get It! Differentiate, Engage, and Read for Deeper Meaning is a practical, easy to use resource for classroom teachers, literacy coaches, school administrators and post secondary instructors. Parents will also find the information helpful as they assist their children with homework and support for reading comprehension. 21st century educators want ideas that are hands-on and with applicability in all types of classrooms. This book provides both. The strategies included in the text have been carefully considered for ease of use, utility in terms of differentiation, and simplicity of format. Each has been evaluated according to Bloom’s Taxonomy and specific suggestions for differentiating and supporting with technology has been included. The book can be read cover to cover, ‘on the run’, or as a resource in response to a specific, expressed need by teaching staff.

Doing What Works

Author: Judy Tilton Brunner
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 147580119X
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Doing What Works: Literacy Strategies for the Next Level will assist educators as they support students in the mastery of vocabulary, comprehension, and study skills required by the Common Core State Standards.

Being an Effective Mentor

Author: Kathleen Feeney Jonson
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452294038
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This updated edition provides information on stages of teacher development, professional growth, assessment of student work, mentors within teacher induction programs, and components of successful mentoring initiatives.

Research based Methods of Reading Instruction Grades K 3

Author: Sharon Vaughn
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 0871209462
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What does research tell us about how teachers can most effectively help young students learn to read? In Research-Based Methods of Reading Instruction, Grades K-3, Sharon Vaughn and Sylvia Linan-Thompson explore the research on reading, providing a comprehensive overview of the five core instructional areas and how each affects student achievement: *Phonemic awareness *Phonics and Word Study *Fluency *Vocabulary *Comprehension The authors include dozens of reading activities and lesson plans that teachers can use immediately, all of which have worked in actual classrooms and are grounded in solid research. A glossary and annotated resource lists will help you better understand key reading concepts and find reliable resources, including relevant Web sites. Whether your students have special needs or show no apparent learning difficulties, this book will expand your repertoire of teaching strategies and help you put students on the road to literacy.

Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children

Author: Committee on the Prevention of Reading Difficulties in Young Children
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309517745
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While most children learn to read fairly well, there remain many young Americans whose futures are imperiled because they do not read well enough to meet the demands of our competitive, technology-driven society. This book explores the problem within the context of social, historical, cultural, and biological factors. Recommendations address the identification of groups of children at risk, effective instruction for the preschool and early grades, effective approaches to dialects and bilingualism, the importance of these findings for the professional development of teachers, and gaps that remain in our understanding of how children learn to read. Implications for parents, teachers, schools, communities, the media, and government at all levels are discussed. The book examines the epidemiology of reading problems and introduces the concepts used by experts in the field. In a clear and readable narrative, word identification, comprehension, and other processes in normal reading development are discussed. Against the background of normal progress, Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children examines factors that put children at risk of poor reading. It explores in detail how literacy can be fostered from birth through kindergarten and the primary grades, including evaluation of philosophies, systems, and materials commonly used to teach reading.

Reading for Academic Success Grades 2 6

Author: Richard W. Strong
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 145229366X
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Examines seven critical areas that can develop average or struggling readers into thoughtful, high-achieving A+ readers who can comprehend, analyze, and summarize different kinds of texts.

Differentiated Literacy and Language Arts Strategies for the Elementary Classroom

Author: Shellie Hipsky
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780135131138
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Although it can seem a daunting task to individualize learning for all students, this book provides specific "how-to" techniques to make it happen, equipping you with the tools you need to differentiate instruction for all students: general education, gifted and talented, challenged, or English Language Learners (ELL). Addressing the reader with an engaging personalized tone, expert Dr. Shellie Hipsky demystifies the process of differentiated instruction as you tour elementary school classrooms with diverse populations and observe research-based strategies that transform theory into practical differentiated instructional techniques for literacy and language arts skills. You will gain valuable insights from seasoned elementary teachers through real life concrete examples, find advice for implementing strategies in literacy-based classrooms, learn how to create an effective learning environment, and utilize appropriate instructional techniques based on students' abilities, learning profiles, and interests. Additionally, you will explore strategies to differentiate in the reading areas of emerging literacy skills, vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency as well as writing, speaking, listening, and content area reading. Every chapter in the book includes specific illuminating classroom examples, questions for reflecting on the reading, active engagement ideas for further exploration of the topic, and conclusions. Strategies to simplify documentation, including the use of the Literacy and Language Arts Learning Skills Check Sheet, Differentiated Choice Chart, and a Portfolio Record Sheet, provide ways to organize important student information. A unique journal kept by an elementary teacher, whose classroom is visited in the text, rounds out the book as it demonstrates a year's worth of successful implementation of differentiation assessment and instruction. Differentiated Literacy and Language Arts Strategies for the Elementary Classroom focuses on the needs of pre-service teachers and yet it has ample strategies to positively impact the classrooms of current teachers.