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

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 214

View: 631

Offering a fresh approach, this much-needed text mirrors the features that are traditionally found in nonfiction texts—illustrations, diagrams, insets, boxed materials—to help clarify and explain the concepts being presented. This is a perfect complement to reading methods courses, which includes a wealth of nonfiction titles that teachers can readily use effectively in a balanced literacy program. Packed with ideas and suggestions for the classroom, Pike and Mumper offer everything one needs to know in order to use nonfiction texts in the classroom, from using them in literature circles, and as models for writing or for research purposes--Publisher's description.

Nonfiction Mentor Texts

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

Author: Lynne R. Dorfman

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers


Category: Education

Page: 292

View: 247

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

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield


Category: Education

Page: 260

View: 722

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

Publisher: Waveland Press


Category: Education

Page: 387

View: 879

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


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

View: 618

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

Publisher: Teachers College Press


Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 318

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.

In Your Backyard

A Family Guide to Exploring the Outdoors

Author: Howard Romack

Publisher: Shirespress



Page: 300

View: 205

A family-oriented guidebook for exploring, learning about, and interacting with the outdoors -complete with color photos, fascinating facts, and activities for everyone!

Making facts come alive

choosing quality nonfiction literature K-8

Author: Rosemary A. Bamford

Publisher: Christopher-Gordon Publishers


Category: Education

Page: 359

View: 370

Guided Writing Instruction

Strategies to Help Students Become Better Writers

Author: Shelley Peterson

Publisher: Portage & Main Press


Category: Education

Page: 118

View: 850

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

Writing Anchors

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

Author: Jan Wells

Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited


Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 300

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.