Ten years ago, Reading Power was launched in an elementary school in Vancouver. It has since evolved into a recognized approach to comprehension instruction being implemented across Canada, in the United States, United Kingdom, Sweden, and China. This ground-breaking approach showed teachers how to help students think while they read — connect, question, visualize, infer, and transform. Since the publication of the first edition of Reading Power, Adrienne Gear has continued to reflect on and refine her ideas about metacognition, comprehension instruction, and the Reading Power strategies. This revised and expanded edition shares these new understandings, and offers teachers new ideas, new lessons, and, of course, new anchor books to support the Reading Power principles. An ideal resource for teachers familiar to this strategic approach to teaching reading, or for those looking for new ways to connect thinking with reading.
Ten years ago, Reading Power was launched in an elementary school in Vancouver. Since then, it has evolved into a recognized approach to comprehension instruction and has been implemented across Canada, the US, the UK, Sweden, and China. This ground-breaking approach showed teachers how to make thinking more visible to their students through explicit instruction of five comprehension strategies: connect, visualize, question, infer, and transform. Adrienne Gear has continued to reflect and refine her understanding of metacognition, comprehension instruction, and the reading power strategies. In this revised and expanded second edition of her popular book, Adrienne shares this new understanding and offers teachers * new thinking around metacognition and each of the Reading Power strategies * debunking of some "myths" that have grown around Reading Power * new and revised lessons and reproducible templates * an updated assessment rubric in student-friendly language * extended chapters on applying Reading Power to literature circles and home reading * new student samples to show teachers what to look for in student response * updated and expanded book lists for modeling demonstrations, encouraging practice, and nurturing independent reading Reading Power is an ideal resource both for teachers familiar with this strategic approach to teaching reading and for those looking for new ways to connect thinking with reading.
Reading for Pleasure, Comprehension Skills, Thinking Skills, Reading Faster
Author: Beatrice S. Mikulecky
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
More Reading Power, Second Edition, by Beatrice S. Mikulecky and Linda Jeffries, is a student-centered reading skills textbook with a process approach to reading improvement. Its four key sections, designed to be used concurrently, help intermediate to high-intermediate students develop solid reading skills necessary in school, college, or business. Reading for Pleasure encourages students to master new reading strategies and broaden their vocabulary. Comprehension Skills emphasizes ten strategic reading skills, such as skimming, scanning, and recognizing topics and main ideas. Thinking Skills provides practice in inference and critical thinking. Reading Faster features high-interest, nonfiction selections that help students build speed and flexibility in their reading. New to the Second Edition: A two-color design and user-friendly format Expanded Teacher's Guide with sample syllabus Revised list of suggested books for pleasure reading Test booklets contain reproducible black line masters to be used as additional practice or to test reading skills presented in the student books. The Reading Power series also includes: Basic Reading Power 1 (Third Edition): Beginning Reading Power 2 (4th Edition): Intermediate Advanced Reading Power 4: Advanced
How to use the best children's books to lead students to read, read, read
Author: Larry Swartz
Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited
This thoughtful book is rooted in the belief that teachers can lead their students to develop their reading tastes and grow in their love of reading at the same time as supporting and stretching students in their meaning-making experiences. This practical resource highlights more than 50 instructional strategies that invite students to work inside and outside a book through reading, writing, talk, and arts experiences. It highlights the work of guest voices that include classroom teachers, occasional teachers, special education teachers, and librarians who share their best literacy practices. Take Me to Your Readers uses 5 essential areas to structure classroom experiences through children's literature: Motivation; Theme Connections; Genre Connections; Cross-Curricular Connections; and Response. Extensive booklists, teaching tips, a wide range of activities, and reproducible pages provide practical support. Ultimately, this book is designed to take teachers to their readers and start them on a lifelong journey through great books!
Basic Methods for Interpreting Matthew, Mark, and Luke
Author: O. Wesley Allen
Publisher: Chalice Press
This revised and expanded introductory text introduces students of the Bible to the layers of meaning that can be uncovered by serious study of the synoptic gospel texts. Included are two new chapters introducing ideological exegetical approaches to the gospels and a concluding chapter that helps the student synthesize the exegetical discoveries they have made using the methods taught in the book.
High-impact language for today’s lightning-fast world of sales Filled with practical writing tips, shortcuts, and examples, Power Sales Writing brings you up to date in a world where e-mail, social media, and smart phones dominate sales communication. If you’re not highly skilled with the latest communication platforms, you’re missing sales opportunities. Power Sales Writing will get you there in no time! “Your customers can ignore your correspondence or you can read this book. It’s that simple!” —Larry Winget, television personality and #1 bestselling author of Shut Up, Stop Whining & Get a Life “If you can’t write well, you can’t sell. Power Sales Writing shows you how to be crisp, clear, and communicate at the highest levels.” —Tim Sanders, author of Today We Are Rich “Can’t get enough! It’s so refreshing to find a resource that offers easy-to-use tools to help our sales teams deliver a compelling and engaging message that sets us apart from our competition.” —Robin Farrell, Director of Corporate Sales Training, North America Operations, Hyatt Hotels and Resorts
A Mighty Weapon of Spiritual Warfare You know that “there’s power in the blood,” just like the old hymn says—but are you actually experiencing that power in your daily life? Join H. A. Maxwell Whyte in this revealing exploration of the blessings to be found in Christ’s blood. As you delve deep into this newly revised and expanded version of Whyte’s classic best seller, you will find out how to… Experience God’s complete forgiveness Become spiritually empowered, equipped, and energized Break the terrifying grip of fear and torment Create an atmosphere for miracles Defeat oppression, addictions, and sickness Astounding results can take place in your life once you learn the value of this vital yet little-wielded weapon in the believer’s arsenal and how God wants us to use it in coping with life’s difficult situations. Discover the wonder-working power of the blood for yourself!
After years of writing award-winning cookbooks, Cheryl and Bill Jamison were ready to take a break. They packed their bags, locked up their house in Santa Fe, and set off on a three-month-long visit to ten countries-all on frequent-flier miles.
Widely acclaimed as the most comprehensive guide to ceremonial magic in the Golden Dawn tradition ever penned, Circles of Power is an invaluable guide for the novice and experienced mage alike. Starting from the basic elements of magical practice, it proceeds step by step to the summits of Golden Dawn magic. This thoroughly revised and expanded third edition is essential reading for any student of the Western Mystery Tradition.
The Plain Truth about Employee Engagement and Your Bottom Line
Author: Bill Catlette
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
How to foster happier employees for a healthier bottom line Managers could learn a lot from a message echoed by generations of dairy farmers: "Contented cows give better milk." This book is not, repeat, not a management tome. In this fully revised and expanded edition to a book which absolutely, positively makes the case that treating people right is one of the best things any business can do for its bottom line, Contented Cows Still Give Better Milk offers sound, practical advice for those who know that their reputation as an employer is as important as bandwidth. Offers updated case studies and new examples from on-site research in a number of real organizations, as well as inspiring examples of companies that know how to do it right . . . and few that didn't Fad-free prescriptive advice informed by the authors' combined four-plus decades of training and consulting with thousands of managers and employees, conducting employee engagement surveys, and translating the attendant learning to management audiences in a form they can appreciate and use Coauthor Bill Catlette's Bottom Line Leadership Seminar has helped thousands of managers become more effective leaders Direct from the horse's . . . actually cow's mouth, this fully revised and expanded second edition will teach readers that having a focused, engaged, and capably led workforce is one of the best things any organization can do for its bottom line.
Offering essential environmental wisdom for the twenty-first century, this lively, compact book explains more than sixty basic ecological concepts in an easy-to-use A-to-Z format. From Air and Biodiversity to Restoration and Zoos, Ecology: A Pocket Guide forms a dynamic web of ideas that can be entered at any point or read straight through. An accessible, informative guide to achieving ecoliteracy, it tells the story of the amazing interconnectivity of life on Earth and along the way provides the ecological understanding necessary for fighting environmental degradation. This new edition has been updated throughout and features five new essays on the topics of biotechnology, global warming, migration, smell, and tourism.