Black Ants And Buddhists

Author: Mary Cowhey
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571104186
Size: 48.89 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 7207
Download
Woven through the book is Mary's unflinching and humorous account of her own roots in a struggling large Irish Catholic family and her early career as a community activist. Mary's teaching is infused with lessons of her heroes: Gandhi, Eleanor Roosevelt, Helen Keller, Martin Luther King, Jr., and others. Her students learn to make connections between their lives, the books they read, the community leaders they meet, and the larger world.

Assessment For Reading Instruction Third Edition

Author: Michael C. McKenna
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462521053
Size: 63.73 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 730
Download
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, including the Informal Decoding Inventory and the Motivation to Read Profile--Revised. *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.

If This Is Social Studies Why Isn T It Boring

Author: Stephanie Steffey
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571100032
Size: 39.38 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
View: 7095
Download
The provocative title of this book plays on a too-familiar response from teachers and students alike. But now many teachers have begun to seek an approach to social studies that takes account of the ways children learn and that builds on their own knowledge and strengths. The authors in this book have found ways to do this. Wendy Hood writes in the Introduction that they have “. . . not only rediscovered social studies education in general, they have also found themselves exploring the many disciplines of the social sciences that combine to make social studies . . . The issues of the disciplines are visible, the content of the disciplines is visible, and the questions central to each discipline are central in these classrooms. While the studies described began in one discipline, they branched out or melted into one or more of the others.” In this contributed collection, twenty-three teachers explain their successful strategies for teaching the social studies disciplines in a whole- language context. If This Is Social Studies covers contemporary subjects (the Gulf War), traditional topics (students as historians), well-known projects (Scottish Storyline), social studies in the community, and multicultural matters. Teachers at elementary through middle and high school levels will find this book's holistic approach to social studies a refreshing departure and a source of new, practical ideas. Indeed, the diversity of ideas and styles is as broad as the book's subject!

See You When We Get There

Author: Gregory Michie
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 9780807745199
Size: 32.57 MB
Format: PDF
View: 875
Download
Gregory Michie's first bestseller, Holler If You Hear Me, put him on the map as a compelling and passionate voice in urban education. In his new book, Michie turns his attention to young teachers of colour, and once again provides readers with a unique and penetrating look inside public school classrooms. Featuring portraits of five young teachers (two African Americans, two Latinas, and one Asian American) who are working for change, Michie weaves the teachers' powerful voices with classroom vignettes and his own experiences. Along the way, he examines what motivates and sustains these teachers, as well as what they see as the challenges and possibilities of public education. In these times of national standards, high-stakes accountability, and calls for reforming teacher education and preparation, See You When We Get There/i> is essential reading.

What Keeps Teachers Going

Author: Sonia Nieto
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807774987
Size: 35.72 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 6464
Download
“This moving and important book has reminded me of why I have stayed in public school teaching for over 40 years. It is an inspiration to experienced educators, beginning teachers, and all of us who care about equity and the importance of every child’s life.” —Herbert Kohl, Director, Institute for Social Justice and Education, University of San Francisco What helps great public school teachers persevere—in spite of everything? Sonia Nieto, a renowned teacher educator, takes a close look at what can be learned from veteran teachers who not only continue to teach but also manage to remain enthusiastic about it. This inspirational volume provides much-needed advice on how some urban teachers are solving the everyday challenges of student learning. Nieto collaborates with experienced teachers in urban schools who are especially effective working with students of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds—students who are among the most marginalized in our public schools. Offering an alternative vision of what’s important in teaching and learning, Nieto concludes with an urgent call to advance new national priorities for public education.

Because We Can Change The World

Author: Mara Sapon-Shevin
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452271666
Size: 33.76 MB
Format: PDF
View: 4404
Download
Change the world, one classroom at a time! Mara Sapon-Shevin skillfully blends vision statements, stories, and strategies to guide teachers in promoting social justice and creating classrooms that allow all children to experience academic success. This new edition of a highly acclaimed book: Provides a powerful vision of diverse, inclusive elementary classrooms Discusses the barriers to creating cooperative classrooms and how they can be overcome Offers activities, songs, and children’s literature that promote acceptance and understanding Includes new “Reframing Our Work” sections with reflective questions that help readers examine their own beliefs and teaching practices

Social Studies Literacy And Social Justice In The Common Core Classroom

Author: Ruchi Agarwal-Rangnath
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807771589
Size: 27.45 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 1448
Download
Inspired by the author’s research and work with preservice and beginning teachers, this book presents a unique framework to help educators (grades 3–8) embed their efforts to teach social studies for social justice within the context of literacy. It is a resource for using primary and other sources to offer students new ways of thinking about history while meeting Language Arts Common Core Standards demands for information text and critical thinking. Grounded in the daily realities of today’s public schools, the framework offers a way of planning that takes into account teaching factors that include pressures for content coverage, preparing students for high-stakes tests, and the low importance placed by many districts on including social studies in the curriculum. Each chapter explains how teachers can restructure, reshape, and work with mandated curriculum materials to teach from a critical perspective. The book also discusses how to meet Common Core Standards by teaching language arts and social studies as complementary subjects. Book Features: Sample lessons. Text boxes indicating connections to Common Core Standards. Reflection exercises that help further extend concepts and understandings into classroom practice. Ruchi Agarwal-Rangnathis an adjunct professor in Elementary Education at San Francisco State University, and vice president of the National Association of Multicultural Education, California Chapter (NAME-CA). As an educational consultant she works with schools to develop and enrich their mission of teaching toward equity and social justice. “If you are a teacher, or preparing to become a teacher, this is a book you will want to keep so that you can refer back to it again and again. If you are a teacher educator, this is a book that will help you connect demands on teachers today with a compelling vision of academically rich, student-centered, social justice teaching. In either case, you are in for a treat.” —From the Foreword byChristine Sleeter, professor emeritus, California State University Monterey Bay “This is an important contribution for pre-service teachers and those in districts who are willing to think deeply about how to build content knowledge in an integrated fashion by combining social studies and language arts. Much more attention to social studies from the perspective of social justice is needed!” —Donna Ogle, professor emeritus, National-Louis University

A People S History For The Classroom

Author: Bill Bigelow
Publisher: Rethinking Schools
ISBN: 0942961390
Size: 18.16 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
View: 5286
Download
Presents a collection of lessons and activities for teaching American history for students in middle school and high school.

Seeking History

Author: Monica Edinger
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN:
Size: 66.24 MB
Format: PDF
View: 518
Download
Seeking History is one of the first books about using primary sources in elementary and middle school classrooms to enhance and deepen students' grapplings with history.

Girls Social Class And Literacy

Author: Stephanie Jones
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325008400
Size: 38.79 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 7303
Download
Girls, Social Class, and Literacy is a compelling and provocative look at the debilitating effects of classism on young girls, as well as a pragmatic and powerful examination of the transformative effects of sensitive, smart teaching on children whose lives and education are too often a reflection of their economic status. Stephanie Jones shares the insights of a five-year study that followed eight working-poor girls, offering you unusually sharp insight into what it's like to be underprivileged in America. With critical literacy as her tool, Jones then helps you peel back your ideas of the poor-and of your own students-to see them, and your role in their lives, more clearly. Just as important, using reading and writing workshop as an instructional framework, she describes how to validate and honor all students' realities while cultivating crucial critical literacy skills.