The Handbook of Research on Reading Comprehension assembles researchers of reading comprehension, literacy, educational psychology, psychology, and neuroscience to document the most recent research on the topic. It summarizes the current body of research on theory, methods, instruction, and assessment, including coverage of landmark studies. Designed to deepen understanding of how past research can be applied and has influenced the present and to stimulate new thinking about reading comprehension, the volume is organized around seven themes: historical perspectives on reading comprehension theoretical perspectives changing views of text elements of reading comprehension assessing and teaching reading comprehension cultural impact on reading comprehension where to from here? This is an essential reference volume for the international community of reading researchers, reading psychologists, graduate students, and professionals working in the area of reading and literacy.
PLANNING EFFECTIVE INSTRUCTION: DIVERSITY RESPONSIVE METHODS AND MANAGEMENT, Fourth Edition, fully equips readers to teach in ways that meet the needs of all students in today's diverse classroom. The four-part organization corresponds with a new framework for diversity responsive teaching that helps focus planning for diversity. Represented by a visual organizer, this framework helps readers see that what they teach, how they teach, and the context for teaching interact to bring about the success of all students. As readers use the book, they will find numerous resources and exercises that will both lay the foundation for their future work and prove useful as a tool that they can reference throughout their teaching careers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
[This book] will help educators who are involved in the process of redefining their roles and responsibilities as special educators or classroom teachers to meet the needs of all students in their schools.... [The] "inclusive schooling" is introduced andexamined with respect to the many variables that contribute to the quality of education in a school.... [The] student diversity, the different needs of students in the classroom, and sound assessment practices to identify student needs are discussed. [The book also discusses] in-depth "how-to" information on instructional and behavioral strategies (for example, cooperative teaching, cooperative learning, social skills). -Pref.
Improving Computer Science Education examines suitable theoretical frameworks for conceptualizing teaching and learning computer science. This highly useful book provides numerous examples of practical, "real world" applications of major computer science information topics, such as: • Spreadsheets • Databases • Programming Each chapter concludes with a section that summarzies recommendations for teacher professional development. Traditionally, computer science education has been skills-focused and disconnected from the reality students face after they leave the classroom. Improving Computer Science Education makes the subject matter useful and meaningful by connecting it explicitly to students' everyday lives.
What every special education teacher needs to know to survive and thrive A Survival Guide for New Special Educators provides relevant, practical information for new special education teachers across a broad range of topic areas. Drawing on the latest research on special educator effectiveness and retention, this comprehensive, go-to resource addresses the most pressing needs of novice instructors, resource teachers, and inclusion specialists. Offers research-based, classroom-tested strategies for working with a variety of special needs students Covers everything from preparing for the new school year to behavior management, customizing curriculum, creating effective IEPs, and more Billingsley and Brownell are noted experts in special educator training and support This highly practical book is filled with checklists, forms, and tools that special educators can use every day to help ensure that all special needs students get the rich, rewarding education they deserve.
On account of the No Child Left Behind Act, the need for public school teachers to be well practiced in state and national standards for subject areas is greater than ever. Now featuring a new four-part organization that corresponds with a new framework for diversity-responsive teaching, this Third Edition of Price and Nelson's text even more fully equips students to create sound lesson and activity plans that meet the needs of today's classroom. As students use the book, they will find numerous resources and exercises that will both lay the foundation for their future work and prove useful as a tool that they can reference throughout their teaching careers.