Deep Reading: Teaching Reading in the Writing Classroom

Deep Reading: Teaching Reading in the Writing

Arguing that college-level reading must be theorized as foundationally linked to any understanding of college-level writing, editors Patrick Sullivan, Howard Tinberg, and Sheridan Blau continue the conversation begun in _What Is "College-Level" Writing?_ (2006) and _What Is "College-Level" Writing? Volume 2: Assignments, Readings, and Student Writing Samples_ (2010). Measurements of reading abilities show a decline nationwide among most cohorts of students, so the need for writing teachers to thoughtfully address the subject of reading, especially in grades 6-14, has become increasingly urgent. Curriculum and state standards often reflect an impoverished and reductive understanding of reading that views readers as passive recipients of information, fueling the widespread use of standardized tests to measure proficiency in English literacy, and ignoring decades of reading scholarship that positions readers in more complex relationships with the texts they read. Contributors to this collection--high school teachers, college students who discuss the challenges they faced as readers and writers, and composition scholars--offer an antidote to this situation. These authors (1) define the challenges to integrating reading into the writing classroom, (2) develop a theory of reading as a ...

  • ASIN: 0814110630

Teaching Reading and Writing in Spanish and English in Bilingual and Dual Language Classrooms, Second Edition

Teaching Reading and Writing in Spanish and English

This second edition of the Freemans' classic text updates their ideas and strategies in response to new research and changing contexts for teaching reading and writing in both English and Spanish. Between the growing number of Spanish-speaking students in dual language and bilingual classrooms and the increasing focus on accountability, teachers need a resource that gives them research-based instructional advice for helping all students meet standards while giving nonnative speakers access to the same high-quality education as their English-speaking peers. They must have the most effective methods for teaching reading and writing to students in two languages, and Teaching Reading and Writing in Spanish and English in Bilingual and Dual Language Classrooms provides what teachers need. The new edition includes: a description of two approaches to teaching reading currently used in bilingual and dual language classes as well as the theory and research that supports each classroom scenarios illustrating these approaches and how they connect to state standards extended scenarios of effective teaching organized around themes in bilingual and dual language settings bibliographies of literature and content books in Spanish and English that support theme-based instruction an historical...

  • ASIN: 0325008019

Engaging Students in Disciplinary Literacy, K-6: Reading, Writing, and Teaching Tools for the Classroom (Common Core State Standards in Literacy Series)

Engaging Students in Disciplinary Literacy, K-6: Reading, Writing,

This accessible book will help elementary school teachers improve literacy instruction inside or outside the Common Core environment. The authors address teachers’ instructional needs by introducing key concepts from current trends in literacy education―from high-level standards to the use of 21st-century literacies. Readers then follow teachers as they successfully implement the curriculum they developed to promote high-level thinking and engagement with disciplinary content. The text focuses on three disciplinary literacy units of instruction: a science unit in a 2nd-grade classroom, a social studies (history) unit in a 4th-grade classroom, and a mathematics unit in a 6th-grade classroom. Each unit revolves around a central inquiry question and includes research-based strategies for using reading, writing, and classroom talk as tools to foster disciplinary understandings. This unique, insider’s look at how real teachers build and implement a Common Core–aligned curriculum will be an invaluable resource for teachers, schools, and districts as they move forward to align their own curricula.Book Features: A clear, concise overview of the teaching requirements of the Common Core. Research-based approaches for using the English language arts to learn science, math, and histo...

  • Brand: Teachers College Press
  • ASIN: 0807755273

Whole Brain Teaching: 122 Amazing Games!: Challenging Kids, Classroom Management, Writing, Reading, Math, Common Core/State Tests

Whole Brain Teaching: 122 Amazing Games!: Challenging Kids,

With over 5,000,000 views on YouTube, Whole Brain Teaching's strategies are used across America and in 30 foreign countries.Including K-12 games for challenging kids, classroom management, writing, reading, math, and Common Core/State Tests, "Whole Brain Teaching: 122 Amazing Games!" will have your students playing so hard, they won't realize how much they're learning! Join the first education reform movement ... with a sense of humor! Want to amp up student engagement? Giggle with glee as students race against the clock in SuperSpeed games that build reading, writing, and math skills. Snicker with satisfaction as students play Brainies, a sign language that, amazingly, deepens critical thinking insights. Click your heels joyfully when students review months of work battling each other in hilarious Mind Soccer Contests. Mirthfully hoot as you skip thorough class playing Red Green Dotty, the proofreading contest that eliminates 100s of student writing errors. With 122 hilarious games to choose from, "Whole Brain Teaching: 122 Amazing Games!" is perfect for K-12 students ranging from Special Ed to Gifted. Discover entertainments that will lift the reading, writing and speaking skills of English Language Learners, bedazzle your most challenging students and turn your classroom into ...

  • ASIN: B015RW5UTG

The Inside Guide to the Reading-Writing Classroom, Grades 3-6: Strategies for Extraordinary Teaching

The Inside Guide to the Reading-Writing Classroom, Grades

"These are the tried and true lessons I return to year after year. The lessons that students said made a difference in their writing and that will bring power and beauty to your students' writing and to your writing classroom." -Leslie Blauman "What's wrong with a little mentorship?" Leslie Blauman asks. Reap the benefits of her years as a Public Education and Business Coalition (PEBC) teacher with 31 of her best kid-tested and approved lessons that lead to great student writing. Not only are these research-based writing lessons kids' self-proclaimed favorites, they incorporate mentor texts, support the Common Core State Standards, and are research-based. Four lesson clusters reflect Leslie's core beliefs for teaching: writing narratives, informative texts, and opinion pieces/arguments a love of language, word play, vocabulary, and poetry writing fictional narratives writing research-based nonfiction. Use these generative lessons as a springboard-giving them your personal stamp-and watch as they lead to great writing for authentic purposes and in testing situations.

  • ASIN: 0325098255

MAX Teaching With Reading and Writing: Classroom Activities for Helping Students Learn NEw subject Matter While Acquiring Literacy Skills

MAX Teaching With Reading and Writing: Classroom Activities

This book is divided into two parts. Part I presents to the reader three essential components of a complete reading/writing-to-learn classroom. The three components are 1) a three-step lesson framework (MAX Teaching), 2) a three-step skill acquisition model (SAM), and 3) the systematic and formulaic use of cooperative learning (CL). The three of these components combine and are interwoven to provide for and to facilitate student acquisition of both content and skills through daily practice. Each of these will be described, explained, and justified with supporting research based on what we have learned during the 20th century from cognitive psychology, and through the more modern study of the human brain and brain functioning in the learning process. Part II describes specific classroom strategies that have been developed over the last three decades. Each strategy is introduced, explained, and then presented as a generic lesson plan that could be applied to virtually any given subject area lesson. These lessons have been carefully laid out to include all three components listed above. Each lesson includes step-by-step instructions on what to do and say throughout the lesson to incorporate the use of the MAX teaching framework, a focus on skill development, and important elements o...

  • Brand: Brand: Trafford Publishing
  • ASIN: 1412009928

The Reading/Writing Connection: Strategies for Teaching and Learning in the Secondary Classroom (3rd Edition)

The Reading/Writing Connection: Strategies for Teaching and Learning

The Third Edition features an array of new and updated individual reading/writing strategies, activities and mini-lessons, and it scaffolds these strategies in extended demonstration lessons that teachers can implement in their middle and secondary English classrooms.   Well-respected author Carol Booth Olson extends far beyond most books intended for teachers of language arts by integrating reading and writing in creative, theory-based ways. Already a classic in its field, this book intends to explore and reinforce the reading/writing connection and thus help teachers make visible to their students what it is that experienced readers and writers do when they make meaning from and with texts. Lauded by students and professors as a clear and straight-forward book, this new edition includes plenty of material about teaching the writing process and responding to literature, and provides new and improved lessons and activities that help students learn specific strategies.    New to this Edition: New demonstration lessons that highlight students showing cognitive strategy use More high school examples and references to high school texts throughout the book A focus on 21st century literacies throughout the book with specific activities influenced by the Partnership ...

  • ASIN: 0137056079

Word Matters: Teaching Phonics and Spelling in the Reading/Writing Classroom (F&P Professional Books and Multimedia)

Word Matters: Teaching Phonics and Spelling in the

Grades K-3   In 1996, Gay Su Pinnell and Irene Fountas presented Guided Reading, the most comprehensive guided reading resource ever published. Hailed for its practical, systematic approach, the book showed hundreds of thousands of teachers how to address the needs of the whole classroom as well as individual readers. Now, with the publication of Word Matters, Pinnell and Fountas offer K-3 teachers the same unparalleled support, this time focusing on phonics and spelling instruction. Word Matters presents essential information on designing and implementing a high-quality, systematic literacy program to help children learn about letters, sounds, and words. The central goal is to teach children to become "word solvers": readers who can take words apart while reading for meaning, and writers who can construct words while writing to communicate. Where similar books are narrow in focus, Word Matters presents the theoretical underpinnings and practical wherewithal of word study in three contexts: word study that includes systematically planned and applied experiences focusing on the elements of letters and words writing, including how children use phoneme-grapheme relationships, word patterns, and principles to develop spelling ability reading, including teaching children how to s...

  • ASIN: 0325000514

How to Write an Essay Gr. 5-8 (Writing Skills) - Classroom Complete Press (Writing Skills Grades 5 - 8 Reading Levels 3 - 4)

How to Write an Essay Gr. 5-8 (Writing

Take the fear out of writing essays and empower your students by giving them the tools to comprehensively express their point of view. Our resource breaks down the writing process while exploring the four different kinds of essays. Start off by learning what is an essay before using graphic organizers to help during the prewriting process. Continue this understanding with drafting by completing an informal outline. Then, go into great detail when describing something with descriptive essays. Learn how to tell a story with narrative essays. Explain a difficult subject more easily with informative or expository essays. Find out how to change someone's mind with persuasive essays. Finish up the unit with revising, proofreading and editing practice. Aligned to your State Standards and written to Bloom's Taxonomy, reproducible writing tasks, crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key are also included.

  • ASIN: 1553193946

Engaging Ideas: The Professor's Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom, 2nd Edition

Engaging Ideas: The Professor's Guide to Integrating Writing,

Learn to design interest-provoking writing and critical thinking activities and incorporate them into your courses in a way that encourages inquiry, exploration, discussion, and debate, with Engaging Ideas, a practical nuts-and-bolts guide for teachers from any discipline. Integrating critical thinking with writing-across-the-curriculum approaches, the book shows how teachers from any discipline can incorporate these activities into their courses. This edition features new material dealing with genre and discourse community theory, quantitative/scientific literacy, blended and online learning, and other current issues.

  • Brand: Jossey-Bass
  • ASIN: 0470532904

The Unstoppable Writing Teacher: Real Strategies for the Real Classroom

The Unstoppable Writing Teacher: Real Strategies for the

Veteran teacher and author Colleen Cruz has seen it all and done it all in the writing classroom-and she's got something to admit: this is hard work. Real hard. In The Unstoppable Writing Teacher she takes on the common concerns, struggles, and roadblocks that we all face in writing instruction and helps us engage in the process of problem solving each one. From dealing with writing workshop skeptics to working with students both gifted and challenged, and of course combating that eternal barrier-lack of time-Colleen offers tried-and-true strategies to address and overcome obstacles. For the struggles unique to you, she includes a "Name Your Monster" section that helps you identify your own individual roadblocks and even offers sustainable support through her blog, "We can't solve all the problems we're faced with in writing instruction," Colleen promises, "but we can choose how to respond to them. And our responses will make all the difference." What makes you unstoppable, or what's stopping you? Connect with Colleen on her blog at or on Twitter, #unstoppablewritingteacher.

  • Brand: Heinemann Educational Books
  • ASIN: 032506248X

Teaching Reading and Writing: The Developmental Approach

Teaching Reading and Writing: The Developmental

Teaching Reading and Writing: The Developmental Approach is a comprehensive yet accessible guide to the tools and knowledge pre-service and experienced teachers need to teach literacy in a developmentally-responsive and integrated way—while meeting the diverse needs of students in today’s classrooms. Using a conversational tone to present a wealth of critical content, the book helps readers connect theory to practice through vignettes and sample lessons from real classrooms; authentic student work samples; ideas for using and integrating print-based and digital texts across the curriculum; and tools for organizing and managing a comprehensive, developmentally-responsive literacy program.

  • ASIN: 0205456324

Teaching Writing: Balancing Process and Product (6th Edition) (Books by Gail Tompkins)

Teaching Writing: Balancing Process and Product (6th Edition)

This best selling text by Gail Tompkins thoroughly examines genres and instructional procedures with a strong new focus on differentiating instruction to ensure success for all writing students. New chapters on the writer's craft and on writing across the curriculum offer detailed information on the six traits of good writing as well as writing in content areas, and new features provide insight into teaching English learners and using technology meaningfully in the writing classroom.

  • ASIN: 0132484811

Using the Workshop Approach in the High School English Classroom: Modeling Effective Writing, Reading, and Thinking Strategies for Student Success

Using the Workshop Approach in the High School

Do you find that preparing for standardized tests interferes with teaching advanced thinking, reading, and writing skills in a meaningful way? Do you want to balance test preparation with more creative activities? Success in school and beyond depends on one’s ability to read fluently, write coherently, and think critically. This handbook uses the workshop model for exponentially increasing adolescents’ abilities in these three key areas.This practical guide addresses the daily running and practice of a workshop-based classroom, using research and the author’s own experiences to illustrate how to establish a workshop that: Fosters lasting learning while reinforcing the skills needed for standardized tests Teaches audience and purpose as a vehicle to style and structure Provides a supportive and lively environment in which students are comfortable enough to take risks and share original ideasTry Urbanski’s approach to teaching literacy analysis and mentoring student writers, and discover just how rewarding the workshop experience can be!

  • ASIN: 1632205742

The Writing Revolution: A Guide to Advancing Thinking Through Writing in All Subjects and Grades

The Writing Revolution: A Guide to Advancing Thinking

"HELP! My Students Can't Write!" Why You Need a Writing Revolution in Your Classroom and How to Lead It. The Writing Revolution (TWR) provides a clear method of instruction that you can use no matter what subject or grade level you teach. The model, also known as The Hochman Method, has demonstrated, over and over, that it can turn weak writers into strong communicators by focusing on specific techniques that match their needs and by providing them with targeted feedback. Insurmountable as the challenges faced by many students may seem, TWR can make a dramatic difference. And the method does more than improve writing skills. It also helps: Boost reading comprehension Improve organizational and study skills Enhance speaking abilities Develop analytical capabilities TWR is as much a method of teaching content as it is a method of teaching writing. There's no separate writing block and no separate writing curriculum. Instead, teachers of all subjects adapt the TWR strategies and activities to their current curriculum and weave them into their content instruction. But perhaps what's most revolutionary about the TWR method is that it takes the mystery out of learning to write well. It breaks the writing process down into manageable chunks and then has students practice the chunks th...

  • Brand: JOSSEY BASS
  • ASIN: 1119364914
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