Literacy Strategies for Grades 4 12

Author: Karen Tankersley
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416601546
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Describes everyday classroom practices and exercises to help students in grades four through twelve read for accuracy, extract meaning from text, and interpret subject matter.

Literacy Strategies for Grades 4 12

Author: Karen Tankersley
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 9781416624349
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In Literacy Strategies for Grades 4-12: Reinforcing the Threads of Reading, Karen Tankersley provides a multiplicity of practical, research-based reading strategies tailored specifically for use with older students. These students may no longer have a reading class as part of the school day, but they are still developing their reading skills--and every teacher contributes to that effort. As in her previous book, The Threads of Reading: Strategies for Literacy Development, Tankersley here focuses on the six foundational "threads" necessary for effective reading--phonemic awareness, phonics and decoding, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, and higher-order thinking--only this time with a focus on the last four threads, which are especially pertinent to the higher grades. By examining the criteria necessary for success in each thread, she shows how we can better teach struggling readers to Develop and expand on content-specific vocabulary. Read text accurately, smoothly, and with proper phrasing. Extract and construct meaning through reading. Critically evaluate, synthesize, analyze, and interpret text. The book includes a broad array of exercises, from individualized 15-minute projects to semester-long whole-class assignments. In addition to addressing the needs of older students, these strategies can be used to help teach English language learners the rudiments of reading in English. They are easy for teachers to implement, fun for students to do, and most importantly, proven to help students develop the solid skills of reading that are critical to achievement in any subject.

The Threads of Reading

Author: Karen Tankersley
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416612602
Format: PDF, ePub
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How can teachers make sure that all students gain the reading skills they need to be successful in school and in life? In this book, Karen Tankersley describes the six foundational "threads" that students need to study in order to become effective readers: phonemic awareness, phonics and decoding, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, and higher-order processing. For each area, the author explains how students acquire the reading skills they need and offers a series of skill-building strategies and activities that teachers can use in the classroom. Although reading is perhaps most intensely taught in the kindergarten and 1st-grade classrooms, Tankersley emphasizes that helping students become lifelong readers is a task for all teachers, including content-area teachers in middle and high schools. The Threads of Reading addresses key questions about literacy, such as * What makes a difference in reading achievement? * How much reading time is enough? * How can teachers use writing to build reading skills? * How can teachers help students make meaning from their reading? The strategies in this book address many situations, from individual instruction to small- or large-group instruction, from kindergarten to high school. Teachers will appreciate the multitude of activities provided, and administrators will learn to better evaluate the reading programs in place in their districts and schools. Grounded in both research and "teacher lore" from actual classrooms, this book is a solid guide to helping students become lifelong readers.

20 Literacy Strategies to Meet the Common Core

Author: Elaine K. McEwan-Adkins
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 193676430X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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With the advent of the Common Core State Standards and high expectations with regard to content literacy, some secondary teachers are scrambling for what to do and how to do it. This book provides an accessible plan for implementing content literacy and offers 20 research-based literacy strategies designed to help students meet those standards and become expert readers.

Blended Learning in Grades 4 12

Author: Catlin R. Tucker
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452240868
Format: PDF, ePub
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Use technology to focus on your students! In this step-by-step guide, teacher and education blogger Catlin Tucker outlines the process for integrating online discussion with face-to-face instruction in a way that empowers teachers to focus their energies where they’re most needed. With concrete strategies, ready-to-use resources, and sample rubrics grounded in the Common Core State Standards, this book shows teachers how to: Increase engagement and drive higher-order thinking Prepare students for high-stakes exams without sacrificing class time Assess online work Personalize learning and differentiate lessons Move toward flipped instruction to create a student-centered classroom

Power Tools for Adolescent Literacy

Author: Jan Rozzelle
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 193400975X
Format: PDF
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Are there students in your classroom who have hit the reading wall? Studies indicate comprehension regresses in many students once they reach middle school. Teachers need the right resources in their classrooms for engaging students in reading. This book is a veritable encyclopedia of literacy strategies secondary teachers can apply to all content areas immediately. It integrates key strategies, research from top literacy experts, and proven intervention practices.

Differentiated Literacy Strategies for Student Growth and Achievement in Grades K 6

Author: Gayle H. Gregory
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452299420
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The most effective literacy strategies for ALL the young readers, writers, speakers, and listeners in your diverse classroom! Emerging learners, developing learners, and fluent learners at all stages of development along the literacy continuum-those are the learners in today’s elementary classrooms. With this latest work, noted authors Gregory and Kuzmich give teachers an instructional and assessment framework designed to promote multiple competencies in literacy. With a focus on research-based, data-driven, and differentiated strategies, teachers are offered a guide to: Pre-assessing diverse learners for literacy skills, competencies, learning styles, and learning gaps Implementing a broad array of high-payoff and developmentally appropriate strategies Creating units, lessons, and adjustable assignments that address multiple competencies in literacy learning

Build the Brain for Reading Grades 4 12

Author: Pamela Nevills
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452235899
Format: PDF, ePub
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Engage students' brains with state-of-the-art literacy strategies. This reference infuses the most current neurology research into concrete steps for targeted, developmentally appropriate reading instruction.

Bridging the Literacy Achievement Gap Grades 4 12

Author: Dorothy S. Strickland
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 9780807744871
Format: PDF, 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.