Reading Education

Partner read alouds tall tales 11 leveled stories to read together for gaining fluency comprehension

Partner read-alouds : tall tales : 11 leveled stories to read together for gaining fluency & comprehension

by Kathryn Wheeler; Debra Olson Pressnall

 callnumbericon LB 1573 W54 2010       Ed-61165

Language: English  

Publisher: Greensboro, North Carolina : Key Education, Carson-Dellosa Publishing Company LLC, [2012]

Summary:     Foster fluency and comprehension with students in grades 2–3 using Partner Read-Alouds: Tall Tales. This 64-page book contains high-interest, low-readability passages that make reading fun. It includes 11 leveled stories, each for 3 days of reading together. Day 1 provides an opportunity for teachers to discuss new vocabulary words and the elements of tall tales. Day 2 allows for students to read, switch roles with their partners, and complete the Checking for Details question sheet. Day 3 instructs students to switch roles again and complete the Thinking About the Story question sheet. The book supports NCTE standards. Key Education products are intended to engage and educate young and special learners, as well as assist teachers in building a strong and developmentally appropriate curriculum for these children. The product line―comprised of teacher/parent resource books, photographic learning cards, and other activity- and game-oriented materials―is designed to assist in “Unlocking the Potential in Every Child.”


Raising kids who read what parents and teachers can do

Raising kids who read : what parents and teachers can do

by Daniel T. Willingham

 callnumbericon LB 1050 W46 2015       Ed-61822

Language: English  

Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass & Pfeiffer Imprints, Wiley, 2015

Summary:     How parents and educators can teach kids to love reading in the digital age Everyone agrees that reading is important, but kids today tend to lose interest in reading before adolescence. In Raising Kids Who Read, bestselling author and psychology professor Daniel T. Willingham explains this phenomenon and provides practical solutions for engendering a love of reading that lasts into adulthood. Like Willingham's much-lauded previous work, Why Don't Students Like School?, this new book combines evidence-based analysis with engaging, insightful recommendations for the future. Intellectually rich argumentation is woven seamlessly with entertaining current cultural references, examples, and steps for taking action to encourage reading. The three key elements for reading enthusiasm decoding, comprehension, and motivation are explained in depth in Raising Kids Who Read. Teachers and parents alike will appreciate the practical orientation toward supporting these three elements from birth through adolescence. Most books on the topic focus on early childhood, but Willingham understands that kids' needs change as they grow older, and the science-based approach in Raising Kids Who Read applies to kids of all ages. * A practical perspective on teaching reading from bestselling author and K-12 education expert Daniel T. Willingham * Research-based, concrete suggestions to aid teachers and parents in promoting reading as a hobby * Age-specific tips for developing decoding ability, comprehension, and motivation in kids from birth through adolescence * Information on helping kids with dyslexia and encouraging reading in the digital age Debunking the myths about reading education, Raising Kids Who Read will empower you to share the joy of reading with kids from preschool through high school.


Reading instruction that works the case for balanced teaching

Reading instruction that works : the case for balanced teaching

by Michael Pressley; Richard L. Allington

 callnumbericon LB 1573 P78 2014       ED-61823

Edition: 4th ed.

Language: English  

Publisher: New York : The Guilford Press, [2015]

Summary:     This widely adopted text and K-8 practitioner resource demonstrates how successful literacy teachers combine explicit skills instruction with an emphasis on reading for meaning. Distinguished researcher Richard L. Allington builds on the late Michael Pressley's work to explain the theories and findings that guide balanced teaching and illustrate what exemplary lessons look like in action. Detailed examples offer a window into highly motivating classrooms around the country. Comprehensive in scope, the book discusses specific ways to build word recognition, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension, especially for readers who are struggling. New to This Edition * Updated throughout to reflect important recent research advances. * Chapter summing up the past century's reading debates and the growing acceptance of balanced teaching. * New and revised vignettes of exemplary teachers.


Story telling with our students techniques for telling tales from around the world

Story telling with our students : techniques for telling tales from around the world

by David Heathfield

 callnumbericon LB 1042 H43 2014       Ed-61838

Language: English  

Publisher: Surrey, England : Delta Publishing, 2014

Summary:     Storytelling With Our Students invites you on a fascinating and personal journey in the company of David Heathfield - an experienced teacher and dedicated storyteller. He introduces you to the art of telling an unscripted story, and provides you with the opportunity to bring stories from many cultures to vibrant life in your language teaching. Storytelling builds confidence, develops language skills, encourages speaking and listening fluency, and increases motivation and interaction. Teachers discover the techniques for being successful tellers of tales. Learners discover that they, too, can be storytellers. The book includes stories from around the world - and focuses on the telling techniques that will make all the difference as you tell them. Storytelling With Our Students contains three distinctive parts which focus in turn on theory, practice and development: Part A presents the history of storytelling through ages and cultures, and how it can be integrated into teaching in general and language teaching in particular. Part B presents a wealth of stories, accompanying them all with techniques for their successful telling. The three chapters - The teacher as storyteller, The student as storyteller and Creative ways into and out of a story - indicate that there is much more to classroom storytelling than first meets the eye. Part C presents further possibilities for those of you who venture into the magical world of stories - showing how Storytelling With Our Students can be just the beginning of your own personal journey.


Transforming reading skills in the secondary school simple strategies for improving literacy

Transforming reading skills in the secondary school : simple strategies for improving literacy

by Pat Guy

 callnumbericon LB 1632 G88 2015       Ed-61699

Language: English  

Publisher: London : Routledge, 2015

Summary:     Transforming Reading Skills in the Secondary School is a commonsense text designed to help practitioners working in a mainstream context. The book suggests ways to develop the underlying skills necessary for good reading through multiple pathways such as mainstream subject lessons, individual and small group support sessions, whole school initiatives, the use of reading mentors and home-school liaison opportunities. Brimming with ideas and activities, Pat Guy explores a variety of different aspects of reading, including: * how reading is taught and why it is such an important skill for the individual * how to motivate the reluctant reader * the role played by the mainstream & specialist teacher * underlying problems pupils may face * how to increase parental involvement * reasons why a pupil's comprehension might be limited * the role of the School Librarian * the relevance to reading of vocabulary and general knowledge. Anyone wanting to develop the reading skills of secondary pupils who struggle will find this a resource they return to time and time again.


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