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    Mrs Ockleton's Rainbow Kite and Other Tales: Thinking Through Literature

    Through the various activities in this fully photocopiable book, teachers will have the opportunity to develop their students' many intelligences in relation to the use and understanding of English. In addition, the activities will develop students' thinking skills and creativity and improve exam performance.

    Fluency Instruction: Research-Based Best Practices


    This accessible guide brings together well-known authorities to examine what reading fluency is and how it can best be taught. Teachers get a clear, practical roadmap for navigating the often confusing terrain of this crucial aspect of balanced literacy instruction. Innovative approaches to instruction and assessment are described and illustrated with vivid examples from K-12 classrooms. The book debunks common misconceptions about fluency and clarifies its key role in comprehension. Effective practices are presented for developing fluency in specific populations, including English language learners, adolescents, and struggling readers. New to This Edition*Reflects advances in fluency research and the ongoing development of exemplary instructional approaches.*Three new chapters on English language learners.*Chapters on adolescent fluency, reading expressiveness, oral reading instruction, and text selection.

    Best Practices in Writing Instruction

    An indispensable teacher resource and course text, this book presents evidence-based practices for helping all K-12 students develop their skills as writers. Every chapter draws clear connections to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Leading authorities describe how to teach the skills and strategies that students need to plan, draft, evaluate, and revise multiple types of texts. Also addressed are ways for teachers to integrate technology into the writing program, use assessment to inform instruction, teach writing in the content areas, and tailor instruction for English language learners and struggling writers. Helpful case examples are featured throughout.
    New to This Edition
    *Revised and expanded to address the CCSS.
    *Incorporates the latest research and instructional procedures.
    *Chapters on teaching argumentative and informative writing.
    *Chapters on college and career readiness, writing to learn, writing about texts, and response to intervention.
    See also the editors' "Handbook of Writing Research, Second Edition," which provides a comprehensive overview of cutting-edge writing research that informs good practice.

    Literacy Teacher Education: Principles and Effective Practices

    Few resources exist to give literacy teacher educators a comprehensive view of effective, innovative practices in their field, making this uniquely practical volume an important addition to the literature. Each chapter describes research findings and pedagogical methods, with an emphasis on what teachers really need to know to succeed. Woven into the text are more than 30 detailed activities and assignments to support teacher development, written by outstanding teacher educators. Links to professional teaching standards and the Common Core State Standards are highlighted throughout. Supplemental materials, including forms, checklists, and handouts, can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.

    Interventions for Reading Problems: Designing and Evaluating Effective Strategies

    This user-friendly guide has been thoroughly revised to reflect significant changes in the way schools deliver reading instruction and intervention, especially for students at risk for reading failure. Step-by-step strategies target key areas of literacy development: phonological awareness, fluency, and comprehension. Particular emphasis is placed on scientifically based practices that do not require major curricular change and can be applied with students of varying ages and ability levels. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding for ease of photocopying, the book includes 17 reproducible assessment and instructional tools. Purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.
    New to This Edition:
    *Chapter on multi-tiered intervention delivery, plus additional discussion in other relevant chapters.
    *Chapter on interventions for English learners (ELs).
    *Chapter on vocabulary instruction, intervention, and assessment.
    *Additional graphing and data-analysis tools.
    *Coverage of new resources available through federal supports.
    This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series.

    Teaching Challenging Texts: Fiction, Non-fiction, and Multimedia

    Teaching Challenging Texts shows how to increase reading comprehension and enhance student engagement, even with the most challenging texts. Every chapter features ready-to-use, research-based lessons, replete with explicit instructions, handouts, Common Core correlations, and assessments.

    Making Sense of Phonics: The Hows and Whys

    This bestselling book provides indispensable tools and strategies for explicit, systematic phonics instruction in K-3. Teachers learn effective ways to build students' decoding skills by teaching letter-sound relationships, blending, word building, multisyllabic decoding, fluency, and more. The volume is packed with engaging classroom activities, many specific examples, and research-based explanations. It offers a complete phonics assessment and clear guidelines for sequencing instruction to give every student a strong foundation for reading. More than 30 reproducible forms and word lists are included in the appendices. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size and find a wealth of supplemental teaching resources.
    New to This Edition*Six additional chapters covering key topics, including assessment, phonemic awareness, orthography, and automaticity.*A complete phonics assessment with administering and scoring guidelines.*Downloadable forms and word lists, plus a companion website with rich supplemental resources, including word/syllable cards, assessment tools, and illustrated stories featuring target words, which teachers can project or print for classroom use.*More classroom examples and "Your Turn" activities, as well as expanded word lists.
    See also "Bringing Words to Life, Second Edition: Robust Vocabulary Instruction" and "Creating Robust Vocabulary: Frequently Asked Questions and Extended Examples," by Isabel L. Beck, Margaret G. McKeown, and Linda Kucan, which provide essential tools for K-12 vocabulary instruction.

    A Moon on Water: Activities, Games and Stories for Developing Children's Spiritual Intelligence

    'Spiritual intelligence' is the innate ability that all children have to find greater wonder and purpose in their lives, through the lives that they are already leading. This title is intended as a workbook of practical ideas and activities for use in schools that can be applied in a range of contexts across the curriculum.

    Teaching Struggling Students in Math: Too Many Grades of D or F?

    In Teaching Struggling Students in Mathematics, Too Many Grades of D or F, Bill Hanlon provides examples and recommends highly effective and practical instructional and assessment strategies that classroom teachers can immediately implement and that school administrators can readily observe. These high yield strategies build on accepted practices and directly address the needs of struggling students.

    Best Practices in Literacy Instruction

    "A highly regarded teacher resource and widely adopted text, this book is grounded in current knowledge about literacy teaching and learning in grades PreK-8. The field's leading authorities present accessible recommendations for best practices that can be tailored to fit specific classroom circumstances and student populations. Provided are strategies for helping all students succeed--including struggling readers and English language learners--and for teaching each of the major components of literacy. The book also addresses ways to organize instruction and innovative uses of technology. Every chapter includes concrete examples, Engagement Activities, and resources for further learning. Subject Areas/Keywords: assessment, best practices, children, classrooms, comprehension, education, elementary, English language learners, instructional, language arts, literacy, methods, primary grades, reading, struggling readers, teachers, teaching, technology, writing Audience: Classroom teachers in grades PreK-8; reading specialists and staff developers; teacher educators"--

    Mathematical Thinking: How to Develop it in the Classroom

    Developing mathematical thinking is one of major aims of mathematics education. This book describes three perspectives of mathematical thinking: Mathematical Attitude (Mind's set), Mathematical Methods in General and Mathematical Ideas with Content and explains how to develop them in the classroom with illuminating examples.

    Covering the Curriculum with Stories: Six Cross-curricular Projects That Teach Literacy and Thinking Through Dramatic Play

    Set of six cross-curricular play-based projects that aim to deliver outstanding learning experiences. Designed for children aged 3-7, this work features projects that help with pupils' literacy and literary skills, teaches thinking skills, and delivers many other features of the Foundation and KS1 Curricula in an integrated way.

    Reading Intervention in the Primary Grades: A Common-Sense Guide to RTI

    Accessible and teacher friendly, this book provides a blueprint for planning, delivering, and evaluating small-group interventions for struggling readers in PreK-2. It describes how to set up an efficient response-to-intervention (RTI) system that enhances any reading program already in place in a classroom, and that is fully compatible with the Common Core State Standards. Presented are dozens of easy-to-implement Tier 2 intervention activities in the areas of letter learning, decoding, and fluency, complete with reproducible goal-setting sheets and fidelity checklists. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.

    Teaching Math, Science, and Technology in Schools Today: Guidelines for Engaging Both Eager and Reluctant Learners

    Teaching Math, Science, and Technology in Schools Today: Guidelines for Engaging Both Eager and Reluctant Learners offers unique, engaging, and thought-provoking ideas. It surveys today's most important trends and dilemmas while explaining how collaboration and critical thinking can be translated into fresh classroom practices.