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Miller, Brett; McCardle, Peggy; Long, Richard – International Reading Association, 2012
Reading and writing development begin in early childhood and are linked in daily function and in classroom activities from kindergarten or prekindergarten through high school and beyond. There is little research addressing that relationship, or when and how best to integrate these two critical areas instructionally. The report presents an experts…
Descriptors: Reading Writing Relationship, Interaction, Student Development, Reading Instruction
Athans, Sandra K.; Devine, Denise Ashe – International Reading Association (NJ3), 2010
Get your students motivated! As a teacher, you know how essential student buy-in is to instructional effectiveness: It is not enough to merely have students participate in the classroom activities you select--you need to get them to want to participate. In "Fun-tastic Activities for Differentiating Comprehension Instruction, Grades 2-6", you will…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Small Group Instruction, Class Activities, Learning Activities
Vasquez, Vivian – International Reading Association (NJ3), 2010
"Getting Beyond "I Like the Book": Creating Space for Critical Literacy in K-6 Classrooms" (second edition) draws you into life in classrooms where students and teachers together use critical literacy as a framework for taking on local and global issues like racism and gender using books and everyday texts such as school posters and…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Literacy, Models, Information Technology
Coppola, Julie, Ed.; Primas, Elizabeth V., Ed. – International Reading Association (NJ3), 2009
This comprehensive volume provides important and timely information about how best to teach literacy to ELLs. Contributors have come together to share their ideas on important topics such as increasing engagement and motivation, improving content area instruction, addressing writing instruction, strengthening home-school connections, and providing…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Writing Instruction, English (Second Language), Literacy
Black, Alison; Stave, Anna M. – International Reading Association (NJ3), 2007
With the current education climate so focused on accountability, teachers need to ensure that their teaching practices are supported by today's content-specific standards. To meet this need, "A Comprehensive Guide to Readers Theatre" shows not only how to implement Readers Theatre in the classroom but also how to use it to meet current literacy…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Poetry, Scripts, Academically Gifted
Sprague, Marsha M.; Keeling, Kara K. – International Reading Association (NJ3), 2007
Authors Marsha M. Sprague and Kara K. Keeling propose a language arts curriculum that incorporates literature-based discussions to help adolescent girls deal constructively with difficult issues and develop their own authentic voices. To help put such a curriculum into action, this book offers the following resources: (1) A research base to frame…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Females, Discussion, Science Fiction
Flynn, Rosalind M. – International Reading Association (NJ3), 2007
Unlike traditional Readers Theatre, which is typically limited to literature-based scripts, Curriculum-Based Readers Theatre (CBRT) allows teachers and students to create scripts based on any topic, any work of literature, any textbook, or almost any collection of facts. It can be easily incorporated into the existing curriculum, and because this…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Elementary Secondary Education, Scripts, Theater Arts
Durica, Karen Morrow – International Reading Association (NJ3), 2007
"Just as we 'do' laundry in a certain, too, we 'do' school. As educators, we gather students, we sort them (by grade level, ability, or both), we teach them, we test them, and we grade them." --From the Preface. The 20 thought-provoking poems in this collection are meant to promote reflective conversation about how educators do school.…
Descriptors: Rewards, Educational Practices, Educational Environment, Reading Instruction
Rog, Lori Jamison – International Reading Association (NJ3), 2007
This practical resource provides 40 research-based, classroom tested, and developmentally appropriate minilessons for kindergarten through grade 3--presented in the context of authentic writing experiences. Teachers can use these lessons to teach students how to: (1) Generate and organize ideas before writing, and then turn their prewriting ideas…
Descriptors: Beginning Writing, Teaching Methods, Spelling, Sentence Structure
Ciardiello, A. Vincent – International Reading Association (NJ3), 2007
In this book, the author suggests that to truly learn, students should be puzzled about new knowledge. Question-finding, the unique strategy described in the book, fosters this learning by leading adolescent students to probe the multiple meanings of text and ask challenging, open-ended questions. Focus units illustrate how teachers can use…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Questioning Techniques, Information Seeking, Learning Strategies
Israel, Susan E., Ed.; Monaghan, E. Jennifer, Ed. – International Reading Association (NJ3), 2007
Only by exploring the past of the reading field can the literacy leaders of today make informed decisions about reading education in the future. This indispensable resource offers new insight into the development of reading education by examining the groundbreaking contributions of the "early reading pioneers"--16 reading researchers, reading…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Reading, Scientific Research, Researchers
Kelley, Michelle J.; Clausen-Grace, Nicki – International Reading Association (NJ3), 2007
Use the teaching ideas in this rich resource to improve your students' reading comprehension. By nurturing meaningful talk about reading and learning, you can monitor and support students' metacognitive use of strategies such as predicting, making connections, questioning, visualizing, and summarizing. A comprehensive breakdown of the components…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Reading Comprehension, Metacognition, Independent Reading
Allen, JoBeth – International Reading Association (NJ3), 2007
This engaging, rich resource is designed for teachers, parents, and administrators in diverse schools or districts who know there is no quick fix for building lasting partnerships among families, schools, and communities. Going far beyond traditional "parent involvement programs," this essential volume offers ideas on how teachers and parents…
Descriptors: Parent School Relationship, Parent Participation, Educational Environment, Family School Relationship
Deshler, Donald D.; Palincsar, Annemarie Sullivan; Biancarosa, Gina; Nair, Marnie – International Reading Association (NJ3), 2007
This comprehensive resource arms classroom teachers and administrators with information to meet today's adolescent literacy challenges. In Part I, the authors highlight research on what works with adolescent learners and discuss how to implement instructional programs to fit the unique needs of specific schools or districts. Part II presents a…
Descriptors: Program Descriptions, Improvement Programs, Corrective Reading, Charts
Guastello, E. Francine; Lenz, Claire R. – International Reading Association (NJ3), 2007
This book will help teachers address how to manage guided reading groups with the Guided Reading Kidstation Model, a model that focuses on meeting students' diverse needs and ensuring student accountability. Activities within the model are based on the Standards for the English Language Arts and are appropriate for use with the variety of students…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Teachers, Profiles, Basal Reading
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