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.

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.

Literacy Work Stations

Author: Debbie Diller
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571103538
Size: 66.93 MB
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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.

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
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Tips and techniques for teachers to use for teaching in small group situations.

Intermediate Literacy Stations

Author: Susan Nations
Publisher: Maupin House Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1934338427
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"Intermediate Literacy Stations helps teachers in grades three and up move from primary centers into stations of independent investigation! Part One provides you with all the basics and classroom-tested tips for establishing and maintaining stations in your classroom. •Chapter 1: Follow the reader's workshop model to help students move toward independence as they practice and apply literacy skills in six intermediate stations: Comprehension, Fluency, Listening and Speaking, Visual Literacy, Word Work, and Written Response. •Chapter 2: Choose and differentiate activities that encourage the deepest level of investigation from your students. •Chapter 3: Learn how to keep students moving from station to station as they take control of their own learning by using a Literacy Learning Plan that outlines their station rotations. •Chapter 4: Start your stations and manage activities with a station rotation table. •Chapter 5: Use insider tips and tricks for planning lessons, keeping activities fresh and students on track and organized. Part Two has six chapters, each focusing on a suggested literacy station and offering five activities, complete with material lists, tips for setting up, step-by-step activity instructions, strategies for differentiation, and reproducibles. The appendix and resources section at the end of this book provides additional reproducibles and station management tools, and all color reproducibles are available for download off this webpage."

Research Based Methods Of Reading Instruction Grades K 3

Author: Sharon Vaughn
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 0871209462
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What does research tell us about how teachers can most effectively help young students learn to read? In Research-Based Methods of Reading Instruction, Grades K-3, Sharon Vaughn and Sylvia Linan-Thompson explore the research on reading, providing a comprehensive overview of the five core instructional areas and how each affects student achievement: *Phonemic awareness *Phonics and Word Study *Fluency *Vocabulary *Comprehension The authors include dozens of reading activities and lesson plans that teachers can use immediately, all of which have worked in actual classrooms and are grounded in solid research. A glossary and annotated resource lists will help you better understand key reading concepts and find reliable resources, including relevant Web sites. Whether your students have special needs or show no apparent learning difficulties, this book will expand your repertoire of teaching strategies and help you put students on the road to literacy.

Handbook Of Orthography And Literacy

Author: R. Malatesha Joshi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113678134X
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Until about two decades ago, the study of writing systems and their relationship to literacy acquisition was sparse and generally modeled after studies of English language learners. This situation is now changing. As the worldwide demand for literacy continues to grow, researchers from different countries with different language backgrounds have begun examining the connection between their writing systems and literacy acquisition. This text, which derives from a NATO sponsored conference on orthography and literacy, brings together the research of 70 scholars from across the world--the largest assemblage of such experts to date. Their findings are grouped into three parts, as follows: Part I, Literacy Acquisition in Different Writing Systems, describes the relationship between orthography and literacy in twenty-five orthographic systems. This section serves as a handy reference source for understanding the orthographies of languages as diverse as Arabic, Chinese, English, Icelandic, Kannada, and Kishwahili. Part II, Literacy Acquisition From a Cross-Linguistic Perspective, makes direct comparisons of literacy acquisition in English and other orthographic systems. The overall conclusion that emerges from these eight chapters is that the depth of an orthographic system does influence literacy acquisition primarily by slowing down the acquisition of reading skills. Even so, studies show that dyslexic readers can be found across all orthographic systems whether shallow or deep, which shows that dyslexia also has internal cognitive and biological components. Part III, Literacy Acquisition: Instructional Perspectives, explores literacy acquisition from developmental and instructional perspectives and ends with a look into the future of literacy research. This Handbook is appropriate for scholars, researchers, and graduate students in such diverse fields as cognitive psychology, psycholinguistics, literacy education, English as a second language, and communication disorders.

Instructional Strategies For Middle And High School

Author: Bruce E. Larson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135926751
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Extending the themes of Contemporary Psychoanalytic Foundations, The Therapeutic Situation in the 21st Century is a systematic reformulation of fundamental psychoanalytic concepts, such as transference, therapeutic action, and the uses of psychotropic drugs, in the light of recent developments in postmodernism, complexity theory, and neuroscience. Leffert offers formulations of areas not previously considered in any depth by psychoanalysts, such as power relations in the analytic couple, social matrix theory, and narrative theory informed by considerations of archaeology, genealogy, complexity, memory, and recall. He also considers new areas, such as the role of uncertainty and love in the therapeutic situation. This book is part of an ongoing effort to place psychoanalysis in the current century, and looks to outside as well as inside areas of thought to inform how we work and how we think about our work.