Making Nonfiction and Other Informational Texts Come Alive

A Practical Approach to Reading, Writing, and Using Nonfiction and Other Informational Texts Across the Curriculum

Author: Kathy Pike,Jean Mumper

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780205366095

Category: Education

Page: 214

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Short but yet informative, this practical book has many ideas and suggestions for the teaching and learning of nonfiction the classroom. KEY TOPICS: Offering a fresh approach, this much-needed book mirrors the features that are traditionally found in nonfiction book-illustrations, diagrams, insets, boxed materials-to help clarify and explain the concepts being presented. Making Non-Fiction and Other Informational Texts Come Alive includes a wealth of nonfiction titles that teachers can readily use effectively in a balanced literacy program.

Nonfiction Mentor Texts

Teaching Informational Writing Through Children's Literature, K-8

Author: Lynne R. Dorfman,Rose Cappelli

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571104968

Category: Education

Page: 292

View: 1666

Guides teachers through a variety of projects, samples, and classroom anecdotes that demonstrate how teachers can help students become more effective writers of good nonfiction.

Informational Texts in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade-Three Classrooms

Author: Elaine M. Bukowiecki,Marlene P. Correia

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442235152

Category: Education

Page: 260

View: 3411

The focus of this book is the inclusion of informational texts in primary-grade teaching and learning. Each chapter references particular Common Core State Standards that are connected to the chapter and includes techniques to aid students in obtaining mastery of the Standards.

Reading Specialists and Literacy Coaches in the Real World

Fourth Edition

Author: Brenda A. Shearer,DeBorah A. Carr,MaryEllen Vogt

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 147863796X

Category: Education

Page: 387

View: 5066

Now more than ever, the roles and responsibilities of today’s literacy professionals are expanding. Many recent developments require a closer look at the changing careers of reading specialists, coaches, and administrators leading to an emphasis on increased collaboration and coaching, integration of standards, and student improvement initiatives. Both scholarly and practical, Reading Specialists and Literacy Coaches in the Real World provides the support and guidance both literacy and content area teachers need. The learning goals and outcomes in each chapter are aligned with ILA’s Standards for the Preparation of Literacy Professionals 2017, providing opportunities for group inquiry and new perspectives on professional learning. The authors examine the historical, political, and social forces that shape evidence-based practice and incorporate significant developments in intervention, assessment, and adolescent literacy. Their impact on instruction and the needs of students are studied in conjunction with RtI/MTSS programs, progress monitoring and differentiation, instructional technologies related to twenty-first century literacies, updated information about effective academic language instruction for English learners, and a moral imperative for fostering equity, social justice, and global perspectives. The Fourth Edition also provides Resource Materials to support the text, giving it a great deal of flexibility to explore projects for portfolios and self-assessment. In the real world, as learners among learners, literacy professionals use their experiences and voices for advocacy to help prepare students for success in their lives and careers.

Thematic Guide to Popular Nonfiction

Author: Lynda G. Adamson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313328558

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

View: 2969

Alphabetically arranged entries on 50 themes discuss 155 popular works of nonfiction widely read by students.

Helping English Learners to Write

Meeting Common Core Standards, Grades 6-12

Author: Carol Booth Olson,Robin C. Scarcella,Tina Matuchniak

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807756334

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 4409

Using a rich array of research-based practices, this book will help teachers improve the academic writing of English learners. It provides specific teaching strategies, activities, and extended lessons to develop E Learner students' narrative, informational, and argumentative writing, emphasized in the Common Core State Standards. It also explores the challenges each of these genres pose for English Learners and suggests ways to scaffold instruction to help students become confident and competent academic writers. Showcasing the work of exemplary school teachers who have devoted time and expertise to creating rich learning environments for the secondary classroom Helping English Learners Write includes artifacts and written work produced by students with varying levels of language proficiency as models of what students can accomplish. Each chapter begins with a brief overview and ends with a short summary of the key points.

Du bist der Hammer!

Hör endlich auf, an deiner Großartigkeit zu zweifeln, und beginn ein fantastisches Leben

Author: Jen Sincero

Publisher: Ariston

ISBN: 3641190665

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 532

Sind Sie zufrieden mit Ihrem Leben, so wie es ist? Oder sagen Sie: Soll’s das wirklich schon gewesen sein? Wenn Sie sich insgeheim denken, dass irgendwo Größeres auf Sie wartet, Ihnen aber noch der letzte Anstoß fehlt, um endlich die verdammte Komfortzone zu verlassen, dann sind Sie hier genau richtig. Denn Jen Sincero wird Sie packen und von der Couch ziehen, damit Sie endlich das Leben leben, auf das Sie selbst neidisch wären. Aber Vorsicht: Nach diesem Buch ist das Leben definitiv anders! Jen Sinceros eigenes Leben war lange Zeit alles andere als berauschend: Sie hangelte sich von einem schlechten Job zum nächsten, hatte nie genug Geld und fuhr ein Auto, das fast auseinanderfiel. Bis sie entschied, dass sie etwas ändern muss. Sie las gefühlt jedes Selbsthilfebuch auf dieser Welt und ging zu Seminaren, bei denen man Leute umarmen oder seine Wut an einem Kissen auslassen musste. Und – es half. Jen Sincero schrieb ihr erstes Buch und schließlich noch ein zweites, das zu einem Bestseller wurde. Sie arbeitete als Coach, gab Seminare, reiste um die Welt und sprach vor großem Publikum. Sie erreichte genau das, wovon sie immer geträumt hatte. Jetzt gibt Jen Sincero ihre Erkenntnisse und ihr Wissen weiter und zeigt, wie man die Fähigkeiten, die in einem schlummern, endlich zum Blühen bringt. Es geht darum, sich glasklar darüber zu werden, was einen glücklich macht und wobei man sich am lebendigsten fühlt, und es dann mutig umzusetzen, statt sich einzureden, man könnte es nicht schaffen. Mit viel Humor und Schlagfertigkeit gibt sie praktische Ratschläge und zeigt Übungen, die dabei helfen die Selbstsabotage zu beenden und das zu erreichen, wovon man träumt.

Writing Anchors

Explicit Lessons that Identify Criteria, Offer Strategic Support, and Lead Students to Take Ownership of Their Writing

Author: Jan Wells,Janine Reid

Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

ISBN: 155138180X

Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 2238

This comprehensive handbook shows teachers how to build a foundation for writing with effective lessons that are the key to powerful writing workshops. Writing Anchors demonstrates how to create a supportive classroom, model writing experiences, and create enthusiasm for writing among students. The practical lessons explore the major elements of writing, with explicit strategies for teaching the major forms of writing: Informational writing—detailed descriptions of ways to take and organize notes, use text features, and create reports that have voice; Poetry and personal writing— language choice, imagery, using the senses, and finding the personal pulse of the writer; Narrative—extends writing skills with lessons on story sequence, problem solving, and character development. The lessons form "metacognitive anchors" that build an understanding of the elements of powerful writing. Each lesson comes with an anchor cue card that prompts students to apply their growing understandings independently in writing workshops and in assessing their own writing. In addition, the book provides more than thirty effective tools that are ready to copy and use in the classroom—writing checklists, rubrics for assessment, graphic organizers, note-taking grids, semantic maps, story maps, tips for proofing, and student examples collected from grade 2–7 classrooms.

Guided Writing Instruction

Strategies to Help Students Become Better Writers

Author: Shelley Peterson,Shelley S. Peterson

Publisher: Portage & Main Press

ISBN: 9781553790181

Category: Education

Page: 118

View: 3216

Shelley Peterson believes students become better writers through guided instruction and self-assessment. Guided Writing Instruction is a great source of ideas for teaching writing in any classroom. This resource includes: ideas for teaching informational and narrative writing classroom-tested teaching and assessment tools solutions for students who struggle with starting the writing process suggestions for working with diverse groups of students

Time for Nonfiction

Author: Tony Stead

Publisher: Stenhouse Pub

ISBN: 9781571103789

Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 4350

Journey with Tony Stead as he explores many amazing ways to make nonfiction reading and writing come alive in the classroom. This four-tape video set takes you inside two classrooms at The Manhattan New School where Tony works with first-grade teacher Lauren Benjamin and third-grade teacher Lisa Elias Moynihan. Watch how literacy centers literally come alive in the classroom and see some of the original ways students respond to their nonfiction reading. Learn how to organize a nonfiction classroom library and to support children as they select appropriate texts. From learning about frogs, crows, and static electricity, to debating whether zoos should exist, you'll enjoy watching the whole-class mini-lessons that successfully integrate the content areas with language process. Tape 1: Setting Up the Nonfiction Classroom In a nonfiction classroom, the teacher and the students need to establish the classroom library and give all learners the opportunity to engage with nonfiction as part of independent reading and literacy centers. Tape 2: Helping Readers Select Texts : Mini-Lessons and Conferences If children are to be encouraged to actively select nonfiction as part of their reading lives, then they need support in selecting appropriate texts. This tape explores whole-class demonstrations and individual conferences. Tape 3: Whole-Class Mini-Lessons Students need a variety of demonstrations in whole-class settings to help them as readers and writers of nonfiction. This tape highlights how to gather information and work with persuasive texts. Tape 4: Completing the Jigsaw: Read-Alouds, Visual Literacy, and Responses This tape explores other ways to increase the presence of nonfiction in the classroom. See how to make the most of nonfiction read-alouds and notice how much information Tony and the first graders find in a simple homemade calendar. Through their responses to nonfiction -- whether dressing up as an ant or reading a recipe and baking a cake -- these first and third graders learn ? and have a lot of fun -- when nonfiction becomes a central part of the curriculum.

Tiergarten - In the Garden of Beasts

Ein amerikanischer Botschafter in Nazi-Deutschland

Author: Erik Larson

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 345585107X

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 7653

Berlin, 1933. William E. Dodd kommt als Botschafter nach Deutschland. Zunächst recht unkritisch, verkehren er und seine Tochter Martha mit hochrangigen Nazis und besuchen deren schillernde Partys. Doch die Schatten werden immer dunkler - bis zur blutigen »Nacht der langen Messer«, in der ein Ausbruch von Gewalt und Hass endgültig Hitlers skrupellose Ambitionen offenbart. Er ist nicht Roosevelts erste Wahl, doch da sich kein anderer Kandidat findet, wird der gutmütige Geschichtsprofessor Dodd nach Berlin geschickt. Dieser muss sich nicht nur mit den merkwürdigen Entwicklungen in Deutschland auseinandersetzen, sondern auch einem intriganten, politisch gleichgültigen State Department entgegentreten. Unterdessen ist Martha verzückt von den Partys und dem Pomp - und den hübschen jungen Nazis. Doch als sich Attacken auf Juden häufen, die Presse der Zensur unterworfen wird, Entwürfe von beängstigenden Gesetzen in den Umlauf kommen und schließlich in der »Nacht der langen Messer« Hitlers wahre Absichten offenbar werden, müssen die Dodds die Gefahr erkennen. Atemberaubend temporeich erzählt, mit unvergesslichen Porträts der neuen Herren von Deutschland, zeigt das Buch aus der Perspektive von externen Augenzeugen die Machtergreifung der Nazis in einem neuen Licht - und gibt Einblick, warum die Welt die ernste Bedrohung durch Hitler erst wahrnahm, als Berlin und Europa von Blut und Terror überschwemmt wurden.

Hidden Figures - Unerkannte Heldinnen

Author: Margot Lee Shetterly

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 3959676433

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 4544

1943 stellt das Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory der NACA,die später zur NASA wird, erstmalig afroamerikanische Frauen ein. "Menschliche Rechner" - unter ihnen Dorothy Vaughan, die 1953 Vorgesetzte der brillanten afroamerikanischen Mathematikerin Katherine Johnson wird. Trotz Diskriminierung und Vorurteilen, treiben sie die Forschungen der NASA voran und Katherine Johnsons Berechnungen werden maßgeblich für den Erfolg der Apollo-Missionen. Dies ist ihre Geschichte. "Mit dieser unglaublich mitreißenden und vielschichtigen Erzählung zeigt Shetterly ihr Können. Die Geschichte begeistert in allen Aspekten." Booklist

Schloss aus Glas

Author: Jeannette Walls

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455810519

Category: Fiction

Page: 382

View: 5741

Jeannette Walls ist ein glückliches Kind: Sie hat einen Vater, der mit ihr auf Dämonenjagd geht, ihr die Physik erklärt und die Sterne vom Himmel holt. Da nimmt sie gerne in Kauf, immer mal wieder mit leerem Bauch ins Bett zu gehen, ihre egomanische Künstlermutter zu ertragen oder in Nacht-und-Nebel-Aktionen den Wohnort zu wechseln. Mit den Jahren allerdings werden die sozialen Verhältnisse schlimmer, die Sprüche des Vaters schaler und das Lügengebäude der Eltern so zerbrechlich wie das Schloss aus Glas, das der Vater jahrelang zu bauen versprochen hatte.

Get It Done!

Writing and Analyzing Informational Texts to Make Things Happen

Author: Jeffrey D. Wilhelm,Michael William Smith,James E. Fredricksen

Publisher: Boynton/Cook

ISBN: 9780325042916

Category: Education

Page: 253

View: 7551

Presents a guide for teachers on how to teach their students to compose and analyze informational texts using the Common Core State Standards as guidelines.

Nonfiction Writing Strategies Using Content-Area Mentor Texts

Author: Marcia S. Freeman

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1625216238

Category: Education

Page: 104

View: 6511

How can you enhance the quality and effectiveness of instruction in both the content areas and in writing? By integrating content in both social studies and science with the strategies of writing that are so important for students to master as they craft nonfiction. This book shows teachers how to use mentor texts in an integrative approach for teaching both content and informational writing. As you explore the pages of this book, you'll find strategies for teaching writing craft fundamentals with step-by-step instructions that make writing instruction come alive in content-area classes. Models make the instructional strategies clear. The book also includes a variety of expository techniques and advice on preparing writers for success on performance-based tests.

Strategies for Powerful Comprehension Instruction: It Takes More Than Mentioning!

Author: Holly Diehl,Diane Nettles

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1425892264

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

View: 9395

Understanding text is key to students' learning success! This notebook, developed for grades K-8, provides explicit instructions for teaching six fundamental comprehension strategies; predicting, making connections, visualizing, questioning, inferring, and summarizing. Great for novice, experienced, and content-area teachers, this resource includes templates and tools as well as instructions on how to incorporate these strategies into a core curriculum. 296pp. plus Teacher Resource CD.

Sterblich sein

Was am Ende wirklich zählt. Über Würde, Autonomie und eine angemessene medizinische Versorgung

Author: Atul Gawande

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104035849

Category: Self-Help

Page: 336

View: 6346

Ein Buch über das Sterben, das das Leben lehrt Die Medizin scheint über Krankheit und Tod zu triumphieren, doch sterben wir so trostlos wie nie zuvor. Der Bestsellerautor und renommierte Arzt Atul Gawande schreibt in seinem beeindruckenden Buch über das, was am Ende unseres Lebens wirklich zählt. Ungewöhnlich offen spricht er darüber, was es bedeutet, alt zu werden, wie man mit Gebrechen und Krankheiten umgehen kann und was wir an unserem System ändern müssen, um unser Leben würdevoll zu Ende zu bringen. Ein mutiges und weises Buch eines großartigen Autors, voller Geschichten und eigener Erfahrungen, das uns hilft, die Geschichte unseres Lebens gut zu Ende zu erzählen. »Dieses Buch ist nicht nur weise und sehr bewegend, sondern gerade in unserer Zeit unbedingt notwendig und sehr aufschlussreich.« Oliver Sacks »Die medizinische Betreuung ist mehr auf Heilung ausgelegt als auf das Sterben. Dies ist Atuls Gawandes stärkstes und bewegendstes Buch.« Malcolm Gladwell

Das Leben und das Schreiben

Memoiren

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641054001

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 4438

„Ich schreibe so lange, wie der Leser davon überzeugt ist, in den Händen eines erstklassigen Wahnsinnigen zu sein.“ Stephen King Während der Genesung nach einem schweren Unfall schreibt Stephen King seine Memoiren – Leben und Schreiben sind eins. Ein unverzichtbarer Ratgeber für alle angehenden Schriftsteller und eine Fundgrube für alle, die mehr über den König des Horror-Genres erfahren wollen. Ein kluges und gleichzeitig packendes Buch über gelebte Literatur. »Eine Konfession.« Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Assessing and Teaching Reading Composition and Writing, K-3

Author: K. Michael Hibbard,Elizabeth Wagner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317919556

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 7624

The performance tasks in this book are linked directly to instructional strategies and include holistic rubrics, analytic rubrics, and assessment lists. They can be photocopied and distributed to your students.

Acting with the Voice

The Art of Recording Books

Author: N.A

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 360

View: 6891

This book offers hard practical advice on getting started in and pursuing the craft of recording books, and excellent literary samples to nourish the reader's practice. The 'Notes, Comments and Hints' sections in each chapter are filled with historical titbits that are informative, in context, and aptly illustrate the meaning and perspective behind the excerpts chosen.'Acting with the Voice' includes this and more: Getting Started in the Book Recording Business (Getting an Agent, The Casting Process, The Recording Session: What a Director Expects, Publishers of Recorded Books in the US, Book Recording in the UK and Canada ) The Voice (Finding Your Voice, Paralinguistics: How to Do Different Voices, Vocal Exercises) Diction and Pronunciation (Phonetics, Positions of Vocal Apparatus, Practice Exercises for Good Diction) Microphone and General Recording Technique Acting Methods and Techniques Reading Techniques (Preparing the Text for Recording, Charles Dickens: His Public Readings, Helen Potter's Impersonations) Recording Prose Fiction (Understanding Style and Period, Reading Different Kinds of Scenes, The Character's Voice: Creating a Character Vocally, Using Accents) Recording Plays Recording Poetry Recording Nonfiction: Making the Text Come Alive (Essays and Philosophy, Autobiography and Memoirs, Illustrative Texts: Biography).