Teaching Reading to English Language Learners Grades 6 12

Author: Margarita Calderon
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452293082
Format: PDF, Docs
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A powerful array of field-tested literacy tools for closing the achievement gap! This book provides a comprehensive and systematic framework for developing literacy skills and improving reading in all content areas. With funding from the Carnegie Corporation and the U.S. Department of Education, author Margarita Calderón has developed a research-based approach to expediting reading comprehension that results in higher test scores not just for ELLs, but for all students. Educators can easily complement their instruction with ready-to-use tools, including: Lesson templates Rubrics Sample lesson plans Strategies for teaching reading and vocabulary in content areas Descriptions of successful programs Professional development designs

Thinkquiry Toolkit 1

Author: PCG Education
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119127513
Format: PDF
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Essential, easy-to-implement tools for teachers to help improve literacy across the content areas, as mandated by the CCSS. Thinkquiry Toolkit 1, Second Edition, is a collection of teacher instructional practices, student learning strategies, and collaborative routines that improves reading comprehension and vocabulary learning in grades 4 through 12. Each practice, strategy, or routine is research-based, high impact, multi-purpose and effective in improving student learning across multiple content areas. It addresses the importance of the ability to read, write, speak, listen, and think well enough to learn whatever one wants to learn, to demonstrate that learning, and to transfer that learning to new situations. Thinkquiry Toolkit 1 iscomprised of five sections: Overview of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy and the related instructional shifts Selecting the Right Tools for Maximum Learning Laying the Foundation Before Reading/Learning Building New Knowledge During Reading/Learning, and Expanding and Deepening Understanding After Reading/Learning If teachers collaboratively use these practices, strategies, and routines; teach them to students; and use them regularly across content areas, students will develop confidence and competence as readers, writers, and learners. A division of Public Consulting Group (PCG), PCG Education provides instructional and management services and technologies to schools, school districts, and state education agencies across the U.S. and internationally. They apply more than 30 years of management consulting expertise and extensive real-world experience as teachers and leaders to strengthen clients' instructional practice and organizational leadership, enabling student success.

The K 12 Literacy Leadership Fieldbook

Author: Rosemarye T. Taylor
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483361756
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This fieldbook provides a plan for improving literacy for all students; students who enjoy reading become better writers, more involved learners, and joyful readers!

Bridging the Literacy Achievement Gap Grades 4 12

Author: Dorothy S. Strickland
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 9780807744871
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book addresses critical issues related to pre-adolescent and adolescent literacy learners with a focus on closing the achievement gap. Despite efforts by educators and policymakers during the past several decades, certain groups of students--primarily African American students, English language learners, and students from low-income homes--continue to underperform on commonly used measures of academic achievement. Too often, teachers and administrators lack both proper preparation and good ideas to confront these issues.

Literacy Coaching

Author: Dale E. Moxley
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452237603
Format: PDF, Docs
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This research-based handbook guides school leaders in successfully implementing a literacy coaching program to drive schoolwide literacy achievement.

Improving Reading Comprehension of Middle and High School Students

Author: Kristi L. Santi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319147358
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This volume focuses on our understanding of the reading comprehension of adolescents in a high stakes academic environment. Leading researchers share their most current research on each issue, covering theory and empirical research from a range of specializations, including various content areas, English language learners, students with disabilities, and reading assessment. Topics discussed include: cognitive models of reading comprehension and how they relate to typical or atypical development of reading comprehension, reading in history classes, comprehension of densely worded and symbolic mathematical texts, understanding causality in science texts, the more rigorous comprehension standards in English language arts classes, balancing the practical and measurement constraints of the assessment of reading comprehension, understanding the needs and challenges of English language learners and students in special education with respect to the various content areas discussed in this book. This book is of interest to researchers in literacy and educational psychology as well as curriculum developers.