Growing Independent Learners

Author: Debbie Diller
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ISBN: 9781571109125
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Debbie Diller has revolutionized literacy instruction in countless classrooms over the years with her seminal books (Literacy Work Stations, Practice with Purpose, and Spaces & Places) on how to effectively use literacy work stations to engage students in critical literacy learning. In Growing Independent Learners, she provides a comprehensive guide--with more than 400 full-color photos--to help you plan instruction focused on literacy standards, organize your classroom for maximum benefit, and lead your students to independence through whole-group lessons, small-group focus, and partner learning at literacy stations. The first four chapters lay the foundation with planning, organizing, and instruction that are essential for success with literacy work stations. From creating a model classroom and developing planning tools to using anchor charts, Debbie gives you creative ideas for making the most of your classroom environment to support student independence. Later chapters focus on standards-based instruction built around key reading, writing, and foundational skills as well as speaking, listening, and language standards. Each of these chapters provides the following: · Detailed explanations of each focal standard's importance and real-world application · Planning tools that include academic vocabulary, plans for whole-group instruction, and suggestions for literacy work stations · Complete whole-group lesson plans that you can use and modify again and again · Connections to help you extend the lessons into other areas of daily instruction, including independent reading time, small-group instruction, and work stations · Mentor texts to use during whole group, small group, or stations · Teaching tips that can help build skills from grade to grade Growing IndependentLearners will help you create a vibrant classroom filled with independent learners. This book will quickly become an essential resource for any teacher who believes, as Debbie does, that all children can learn to work independently in a classroom that's well organized and mindfully planned.

Literacy Work Stations

Author: Debbie Diller
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571103538
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Practical suggestions to prepare over a dozen literacy work stations that link to instruction and make preparation and management easy for teachers.

Math Work Stations

Author: Debbie Diller
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571107932
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If you've ever questioned how to make maths stations work, you'll find this resource invaluable. It contains ideas to help children develop conceptual understanding and skills, use maths vocabulary as they talk about their mathematical thinking, and connect big ideas to meaningful exploration and practice.

Spaces Places

Author: Debbie Diller
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571107223
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In this book you'll find a wealth of full-color photos from all sorts of classroom spaces in PreK-5th grade. There's "before and after" pictures and step-by-step processes outlined for organizing your furniture and cabinets, setting up your room space by space, and using your walls thoughtfully.--[book cover].

Making The Most Of Small Groups

Author: Debbie Diller
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571104313
Size: 47.34 MB
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Tips and techniques for teachers to use for teaching in small group situations.

Narrowing The Achievement Gap For Native American Students

Author: Peggy McCardle
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317928229
Size: 41.12 MB
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There has been much talk and effort focused on the educational achievement gap between white versus black, Hispanic and American Indian students. While there has been some movement the gap has not appreciably narrowed, and it has narrowed the least for Native American students. This volume addresses this disparity by melding evidence-based instruction with culturally sensitive materials and approaches, outlining how we as educators and scientists can pay the educational debt we owe our children. In the tradition of the Native American authors who also contribute to it, this volume will be a series of "stories" that will reveal how the authors have built upon research evidence and linked it with their knowledge of history and culture to develop curricula, materials and methods for instruction of not only Native American students, but of all students. It provides a framework for educators to promote cultural awareness and honor the cultures and traditions that too few people know about. After each major section of the volume, the editors will provide commentary that will give an overview of these chapters and how they model approaches and activities that can be applied to other minority populations, including Blacks, Hispanics, and minority and indigenous groups in nations around the globe.

Learning Teaching Scientific Inquiry

Author: James Jadrich
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 193695995X
Size: 41.67 MB
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Science teacher educators, curriculum specialists, professional development facilitators, and KOCo8 teachers are bound to increase their understanding and confidence when teaching inquiry after a careful reading of this definitive volume. Advancing a new perspective, James Jadrich and Crystal Bruxvoort assert that scientific inquiry is best taught using models in science rather than focusing on scientistsOCO activities."

Early Childhood Curriculum For All Learners

Author: Ann M. Selmi
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483322556
Size: 56.48 MB
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Early Childhood Curriculum for All Learners: Integrating Play and Literacy Activities is designed to teach early childhood professionals about the latest research on play and early literacy and then to show them practical methods for adapting this research to everyday classroom practices that will encourage the development of learning skills. The authors link solid, play-based research to specific developmentally appropriate practices. By combining these two areas, the text demonstrates that academic learning and play activities are highly compatible, and that children can and do develop academic skills through play. In addition, the text focuses on socio-dramatic play, a recently acknowledged, essential aspect of child-initiated play interactions. It provides specific strategies that link these interactive behaviors with the early academic skills needed for the initial primary grades. Implementation of the information presented in this book will enable children to experience a richer transition into primary education classrooms.

Practice With Purpose

Author: Debbie Diller
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571103953
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Shows teachers how to establish and manage literacy learning centers, small areas of the classroom that contain supplies allowing for self-directed learning.