Differentiated Reading Instruction

Strategies and Technology Tools to Help All Students Improve

Author: Jules Csillag

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Page: 176

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Learn how tech tools can make it easier to differentiate reading instruction, so you can reach all of your students and help them increase their fluency and comprehension. This practical guide brings together evidence-based principles for differentiated reading instruction and user-friendly tech tools, to help middle level students grow as readers in fun, interactive, and engaging ways. You'll find out how to: Use text-to-speech tools to facilitate decoding and fluency development; Develop tech-based vocabulary lessons for direct and contextual instruction; Get your students engaged in research and nonfiction texts with videos, custom search engines, and interactive annotation tools; Differentiate your fiction reading instruction with visualization, prediction, and summarization exercises; Encourage students to enhance their reading through using dictation software and diverse Google tools; Create your own formative and summative assessments for students at all levels of reading ability. Throughout the book, ideas are provided for both basic technology use and for more advanced applications--so no matter your comfort level with technology, you'll find strategies that you can implement in your classroom immediately.

Differentiated Reading Instruction

Strategies and Technology Tools to Help All Students Improve

Author: Jules Csillag

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Education

Page: 170

View: 394

Learn how tech tools can make it easier to differentiate reading instruction, so you can reach all of your students and help them increase their fluency and comprehension. This practical guide brings together evidence-based principles for differentiated reading instruction and user-friendly tech tools, to help middle level students grow as readers in fun, interactive, and engaging ways. You’ll find out how to: Use text-to-speech tools to facilitate decoding and fluency development; Develop tech-based vocabulary lessons for direct and contextual instruction; Get your students engaged in research and nonfiction texts with videos, custom search engines, and interactive annotation tools; Differentiate your fiction reading instruction with visualization, prediction, and summarization exercises; Encourage students to enhance their reading through using dictation software and diverse Google tools; Create your own formative and summative assessments for students at all levels of reading ability. Throughout the book, ideas are provided for both basic technology use and for more advanced applications--so no matter your comfort level with technology, you’ll find strategies that you can implement in your classroom immediately.

Differentiated Instruction Made Practical

Engaging the Extremes through Classroom Routines

Author: Rhonda Bondie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 174

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Need to decide when, why, and how to differentiate instruction in the classroom? Differentiated Instruction Made Practical introduces teachers to All Learners Learning Every Day (ALL-ED), an easy-to-use framework that enables tailored instruction for every learner. These unique, self-regulated learning routines were developed by an experienced K-12 teacher and researcher in collaboration with an educational psychology scholar. Filled with useful classroom examples, evaluation procedures, self-reflection activities, and relevant background information, this essential guide will help classroom teachers think on their feet and promote success for all students—not just the middle of the pack.

Infusing Vocabulary Into the Reading-Writing Workshop

A Guide for Teachers in Grades K-8

Author: Amy Benjamin

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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Category: Education

Page: 128

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Learn how to make vocabulary instruction more effective by making better use of mini-lessons and word study time to achieve durable learning about words and how they work. In this essential new book, literacy expert Amy Benjamin presents her 4E model (Exposure, Exploration, Engagement, Energy) for teaching vocabulary so that students gain deep understanding, improving their overall language and literacy skills. Benjamin guides you through bringing these 4Es to life in your K-8 reading-writing workshop. -Exposure: Enrich your teacher talk with sophisticated words and phrases to facilitate natural language acquisition and application of new words. -Exploration: Promote consistent vocabulary growth with a multifaceted instructional approach that incorporates etymology, word associations, word families, spelling, and morphology. -Engagement: Build students’ confidence by encouraging meaningful use of new words, both in and out of the classroom. -Energy: Enliven your workshop and increase participation with a variety of word games, puzzles, projects, and cooperative learning activities. Each chapter provides practical examples and scenarios to help you apply the model to your own classroom. The appendices include a variety of strategies for organizing reading-writing workshops, a thorough introduction to academic word lists and their role in vocabulary instruction, and an analysis of forty Latin and Greek word roots for mini-lessons.

Teaching to Exceed in the English Language Arts

A Justice, Inquiry, and Action Approach for 6-12 Classrooms

Author: Richard Beach

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 258

View: 621

Timely, thoughtful, and comprehensive, this text directly supports pre-service and in-service teachers in developing curriculum and instruction that both addresses and exceeds the requirements of English language arts standards. It demonstrates how the Common Core State Standards as well as other local and national standards’ highest and best intentions for student success can be implemented from a critical, culturally relevant perspective firmly grounded in current literacy learning theory and research. The third edition frames ELA instruction around adopting a justice, inquiry, and action approach that supports students in their schools and community contexts. Offering new ways to respond to current issues and events, the text provides specific examples of teachers employing the justice, inquiry, and action curriculum framework to promote critical engagement and learning. Chapters cover common problems and challenges, alternative models, and theories of language arts teaching. The framework, knowledge, and guidance in this book shows how ELA standards can not only be addressed but also surpassed through engaging instruction to foster truly diverse and inclusive classrooms. The third edition provides new material on: adopting a justice, inquiry, and action approach to enhance student engagement and critical thinking planning instruction to effectively implement standards in the classroom teaching literary and informational texts, with a focus on authors of color integrating drama activities into literature teaching informational, explanatory, argumentative, and narrative writing supporting bilingual/ELL students using digital tools and apps to respond to and create digital texts addressing how larger contextual and political factors shape instruction fostering preservice teacher development

Using Technology to Enhance Reading

Innovative Approaches to Literacy Instruction

Author: Timothy V. Rasinski

Publisher: Solution Tree Press

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Category: Education

Page: 216

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Enhance students’ reading abilities with technology. Discover how technological resources can improve the effectiveness and breadth of reading instruction to build student knowledge. Read real-world accounts from literacy experts, and learn how their methods can be adapted for your classroom. Explore how to foster improvement in student learning using a variety of tools, including interactive whiteboards, tablets, and social media applications.

Differentiated Literacy Strategies for English Language Learners, Grades 7–12

Author: Gayle H. Gregory

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 806

100 ways to keep adolescent ELLs engaged This versatile handbook is for middle school and high school educators who need to differentiate literacy instruction for adolescent ELL students at various stages of literacy competency. Adapted from the highly successful Differentiated Literacy Strategies for Student Growth and Achievement in Grades 7–12, the authors use brain-based strategies and texts that appeal to older learners who may have had interrupted formal education or come from newly arrived immigrant populations. More than 100 hands-on tools help teachers develop students’ competencies in: Content areas, including vocabulary, concept attainment, and comprehension Technology, such as information searching, evaluation, and synthesis Creative applications and 21st century skills ·

Differentiated Instructional Strategies for the Block Schedule

Author: Gayle H. Gregory

Publisher: Corwin Press

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Category: Education

Page: 325

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Eliminate “idea block” with this practical resource that includes more than 100 planning tools, matrixes, rubrics, templates, and choice boards for differentiating instruction during extended learning blocks.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Classroom Management

Author: W. George Scarlett

Publisher: SAGE Publications

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Category: Education

Page: 984

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A teacher’s ability to manage the classroom strongly influences the quality of teaching and learning that can be accomplished. Among the most pressing concerns for inexperienced teachers is classroom management, a concern of equal importance to the general public in light of behavior problems and breakdowns in discipline that grab newspaper headlines. But classroom management is not just about problems and what to do when things go wrong and chaos erupts. It’s about how to run a classroom so as to elicit the best from even the most courteous group of students. An array of skills is needed to produce such a learning environment. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Classroom Management raises issues and introduces evidence-based, real-world strategies for creating and maintaining well-managed classrooms where learning thrives. Students studying to become teachers will need to develop their own classroom management strategies consistent with their own philosophies of teaching and learning. It is hoped that this work will help open their eyes to the range of issues and the array of skills they might integrate into their unique teaching styles. Key Features: 325 signed entries organized in A-to-Z fashion across two volumes Reader's Guide grouping related entries thematically References/Further Readings and Cross-References sections Chronology in the back matter Resource Guide in the appendix This encyclopedia is an excellent scholarly source for students who are pursuing a degree or position in the field of education. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Classroom Management is an ideal source for all academic and public libraries.

Differentiation for the Adolescent Learner

Accommodating Brain Development, Language, Literacy, and Special Needs

Author: Glenda Beamon Crawford

Publisher: Corwin Press

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Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 653

Activate learning with practical techniques that put brain research and technology into practice! Translating brain research into practical classroom strategies, this valuable resource for adolescent-centered teaching provides keys to curriculum design, instruction, and assessment within the context of a developmentally appropriate, differentiated approach. This book focuses on learners’ intellectual, social, and emotional needs and equips teachers with: A six-point differentiation model Tactics tailored to English Language Learners, gifted learners, and students with special needs Ways to capitalize on technology Brain-friendly instructional practices grounded in universal design for learning (UDL) Techniques to create environments aligned with adolescents’ specific developmental needs