Real Skills With Readings

Author: Susan Anker
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
ISBN: 9781457698187
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Real Skills with Readings offers practical, accessible coverage of basic sentence skills and step-by-step guidance for writing paragraphs. Motivating students with its message that writing is an essential and achievable skill, the text uses real-world examples, assignments, and readings to help students relate writing to all aspects of their lives. The fourth edition builds on suggestions from developmental writing instructors across the country. Streamlined with a new design, the text features even more emphasis on critical thinking and reading skills, with new guided reading support in every chapter and more samples by real student writers. Additional skill-specific practice is available by packaging Real Skills with LaunchPad Solo for Readers and Writers, our newest set of online multimedia content and assessments, including LearningCurve adaptive quizzing. Use ISBN 1319051928 to order Real Skills with Readings and LaunchPad Solo for Readers and Writers.

The Effect Of Instructional Reading Software On Developing English Reading Speed And Comprehension For It University Students

Author: Sumar Ghizan PHD
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477130020
Size: 19.38 MB
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Sumar Ghizan has been a faculty member in the English Language Institute (ELI) at New York Institute of Technology from 2005 until Sep 2010. Recently, she is a research Assistant at The University of Windsor where she is enrolled in the MEd program. She has been teaching English Language for Graduate and Undergraduate Students for more than twelve years. In 2010 Ghizan has obtained her degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Curricula and Methods of English Language from the College of Educational and Psychological Sciences, AAU. Her research interests are in language acquisition, educational policies and curricula studies. She had participated in one conference and looking forward to attend another in Brussels where she is going to present a paper on Educational Policies for the First Nation Child: impediments and future perceptions.

Developmental Psychology

Author: Margaret Harris
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781841691923
Size: 23.67 MB
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This text provides an up-to-date account of theory & research in the rapidly changing field of child development. It is designed for undergraduate students & will also be of interest to those in education & healthcare studying child development.

Improving Adult Literacy Instruction

Author: Committee on Learning Sciences: Foundations and Applications to Adolescent and Adult Literacy
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309219604
Size: 38.87 MB
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A high level of literacy in both print and digital media is required for negotiating most aspects of 21st-century life, including supporting a family, education, health, civic participation, and competitiveness in the global economy. Yet, more than 90 million U.S. adults lack adequate literacy. Furthermore, only 38 percent of U.S. 12th graders are at or above proficient in reading. Improving Adult Literacy Instruction synthesizes the research on literacy and learning to improve literacy instruction in the United States and to recommend a more systemic approach to research, practice, and policy. The book focuses on individuals ages 16 and older who are not in K-12 education. It identifies factors that affect literacy development in adolescence and adulthood in general, and examines their implications for strengthening literacy instruction for this population. It also discusses technologies for learning that can assist with multiple aspects of teaching, assessment,and accommodations for learning. There is inadequate knowledge about effective instructional practices and a need for better assessment and ongoing monitoring of adult students' proficiencies, weaknesses, instructional environments, and progress, which might guide instructional planning. Improving Adult Literacy Instruction recommends a program of research and innovation to validate, identify the boundaries of, and extend current knowledge to improve instruction for adults and adolescents outside school. The book is a valuable resource for curriculum developers, federal agencies such as the Department of Education, administrators, educators, and funding agencies.

Teaching English In The Block

Author: Dan Walker, Jr
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317920120
Size: 79.11 MB
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Provides detailed instructional strategies, sample lesson plans, and sample assessments which can be adapted in your classroom to help create better readers and more effective writers.

Real Skills Interactive

Author: Susan Anker
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 1457658992
Size: 73.65 MB
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Real Skills Interactive offers practical coverage of sentence-to-paragraph level writing skills in a brief, interactive, and affordable format. The print component offers the essentials of Anker’s accessible writing instruction along with a number of focused grammar practice activities; additional exercises are available online in LearningCurve, adaptive, game-like quizzing that helps students focus on the material they most need help with. As with all books in the Anker series, Real Skills Interactive motivates students with its message that writing is an essential and achievable skill and encourages students to connect what they learn with their own goals and with the needs and expectations of the larger world.

Reading Acquisition And Developmental Dyslexia

Author: Liliane Sprenger-Charolles
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 113495557X
Size: 72.68 MB
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Most studies on reading have been conducted with English-speaking subjects. It is crucial to also examine studies conducted in different languages, in order to highlight which aspects of reading acquisition and dyslexia appear to be language-specific, and which are universal. Reading Acquisition and Developmental Dyslexia sheds new light on dyslexia and its relationship with reading acquisition, presenting two unique advancements in this area. Looking at studies conducted in different languages, the prerequisites of reading acquisition are examined, and the findings from studies of skilled adult readers are presented. The manifestations of developmental dyslexia and the main contemporary explanations for it are outlined, providing an in-depth, well researched discussion of the topic. The authors conclude by offering a new framework which could explain both reading acquisition and developmental dyslexia. A fascinating book offering a unique insight into the topic of dyslexia, it will be of great interest to students and lecturers in cognitive psychology, educational psychology, and psycholinguistics, as well as those with a more everyday involvement with the disorder such as speech and language therapists.

Understanding Developmental Disorders Of Auditory Processing Language And Literacy Across Languages

Author: Kevin Kien Hoa Chung
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1623966663
Size: 70.73 MB
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Understanding Developmental Disorders of Auditory Processing, Language and Literacy Across Languages Auditory processing disorders, reading and writing disorders, language disorders, and other related disorders these disorders seem distinct among one another from historical and professional practice perspectives but more and more research suggests that they in fact overlap in many ways including clinical presentations, suspected underlying causes, diagnostic criteria, and re/habilitation strategies. On January 47, 2012, the conference Global Conference on Disorders in Auditory Processing, Literacy, Language & Related Sciences (APLL 2012) was held in The Hong Kong Institute of Education. This was the world’s first platform for interdisciplinary discussions and collaborations on ways we can better serve children who suffer from the above closely related disorders through future research. Due to the huge success of APLL2012, to promote continuous discussions of the conference theme, the conference organizing committee decided to invite scholars, scientists, and practitioners to contribute their work to the eleventh volume in the Research on Sociocultural Influences on Motivation and Learning research monograph series. This volume is focused on issues in typical and disordered developments in auditory processing, literacy, and language across different cultural and linguistic contexts in Asia, Europe and North America. The contributors of this volume offer insightful theoretical and practical ideas to shape future directions in research, assessment, intervention, and education. This is an intriguing and inspiring volume for students, researchers, and practitioners in the fields of speechlanguage pathology, audiology, developmental psychology, educational psychology, neuropsychology, and other related disciplines. By bringing in respective leaders in the fields, we hope that this book will open new windows to promote advancements in related research initiatives, continuing cross disciplinary discussions and collaborations on ways that we can better service individuals suffer from these closely related disorders through future research.

English L2 Reading

Author: Barbara M. Birch
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134614136
Size: 48.50 MB
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English L2 Reading, Third Edition offers teachers research-based insights into bottom-up skills in reading English as a second language and a solid foundation on which to build reading instruction. Core linguistic and psycholinguistic concepts are presented within the context of their application to teaching. The goal is to balance or supplement (not replace) top-down approaches and methodologies with effective low-level options for teaching English reading. The text’s pedagogical features— Questions, Study Guide Questions. Discussion Questions, Spotlight on Teaching sections— engage readers of the text in moving easily from linguistic details and psycholinguistic data and theory to practical explanations and suggestions for teaching. Two Appendices provide tables that list the graphemes or the phonemes of English. Changes in the Third Edition Shift in focus from criticism of whole language methodologies to a more neutral stance —times have changed and the study of lower-level reading strategies is now mainstream Greater focus on linguistic form, along with function and meaning Updated information about reading strategies at each level of the reading process More Spotlight on Teaching sections, one for each chapter New chapter on spelling development