Teaching Students to Read Like Detectives

Comprehending, Analyzing and Discussing Text

Author: Douglas Fisher

Publisher: Solution Tree Press


Category: Education

Page: 344

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Prompt students to become the sophisticated readers, writers, and thinkers they need to be to achieve higher learning. The authors explore the important relationship between text, learner, and learning. With an array of methods and assignments to establish critical literacy in a discussion-based and reflective classroom, you’ll encourage students to find meaning and cultivate thinking from even the most challenging expository texts.

Teaching Students to Think Like Scientists

Strategies Aligned With Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards

Author: Maria C. Grant

Publisher: Solution Tree Press


Category: Education

Page: 264

View: 198

It is essential that students learn to examine, review, and evaluate knowledge and ideas through a process of scientific investigation and argumentation. Using these instructional methods and lesson scenarios, teachers of all disciplines will gain the tools needed to offer students a richer, lasting understanding of science, its concepts, and its place in their lives and the global community.

Little Readers, Big Thinkers

Teaching Close Reading in the Primary Grades

Author: Amy Stewart



Category: Education

Page: 168

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Little Readers, Big Thinkers: Teaching Close Reading in the Primary Grades Young learners are full of questions and wonderings, so much so that sometimes they need a guide for their curiosity. With Amy Stewart's manageable approach to close reading, you'll be able to harness the big thinking we know is inside their inquisitive minds. Stewart, a Chicago-based literacy coach and teacher, showcases ways that close reading can teach even the youngest students new ways to enjoy texts, think about them critically, and share that thinking with peers and adults. With its description of the pillars of close reading, multiple lesson sequences for grades K-2, and real-life classroom scenarios, Little Readers, Big Thinkers offers a trove of insights: What close reading is (and is not) How to encourage students to "read like detectives" Ways to weave close reading practices into your lessons How to cultivate real reading, organic thinking, and deep conversation Which books invite amazing learning and thinking experiences With Stewart as your guide, close reading will become your students' stepping stone to a lifelong love of reading.

How to Teach Students Who Don't Look Like You

Culturally Responsive Teaching Strategies

Author: Bonnie M. Davis

Publisher: Corwin Press


Category: Education

Page: 312

View: 280

Engage diverse learners in your classroom with culturally responsive instruction! This second edition includes new or expanded coverage of Latino students, ELLs, immigrant students, race, and racial identity, and new coverage of standards-based, culturally responsive lesson planning and instruction, differentiated instruction, RTI, and the Common Core State Standards. Bonnie Davis helps all educators: Tailor instruction to their unique student population Reflect on their cultures and how this shapes their views of the world Cultivate a deeper understanding of race and racism in the U.S. Create culturally responsive instruction Understand how culture affects learning

The Common Core Approach to Building Literacy in Boys

Author: Liz Knowles

Publisher: ABC-CLIO


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 285

View: 541

Written with a focus on the English Language Arts Common Core Standards, this book provides a complete plan for developing a literacy program that focuses on boys pre-K through grade 12. • Examines and evaluates the most recent research about boys and nonfiction reading • Addresses the intersections of Common Core Standards and literacy for boys • Provides annotated bibliographies of recommended books as well as lists of apps and other software for boys • Offers educators effective strategies to promote reading with boys and advice for parents in developing a home reading plan for their sons

The Reading Detective Club

Solving the Mysteries of Reading : a Teacher's Guide

Author: Debra Goodman

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books


Category: Education

Page: 168

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The Reading Detective Club, a unique new book of "mystery cases" that are actually reading strategy lessons for third through eighth graders and their teachers.


Activities, Insights and Resources for Teachers




Category: Activity programs in education


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Reading Like a Historian

Teaching Literacy in Middle and High School History Classrooms

Author: Sam Wineburg

Publisher: Teachers College Press


Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 186

This practical resource shows you how to apply Sam Wineburgs highly acclaimed approach to teaching, "Reading Like a Historian," in your middle and high school classroom to increase academic literacy and spark students curiosity. Chapters cover key moments in American history, beginning with exploration and colonization and ending with the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Reading for Meaning

How to Build Students' Comprehension, Reasoning, and Problem-solving Skills

Author: Harvey F. Silver

Publisher: ASCD


Category: Education

Page: 91

View: 360

In this new guide in the Mastering the Principles of Great Teaching series, Robyn R. Jackson takes you through the process of planning rigorous instruction--what great teachers do to ensure students not only pass big tests but also become engaged learners, effective problem solvers, and critical thinkers.

Connect Teachers Edition 4

Author: Jack C. Richards

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 320

View: 980

Connect, First Edition, is a fun, 4-level, multi-skills American English course especially written and designed for young adolescents. The comprehensive, interleaved Teacher's Edition 4 provides teaching support for Student's Book 4, which is a high-intermediate-level text for students aged 11-15. Teacher's Edition 4 provides step-by-step instructions to present, practice, and review all new language. It also features the audio scripts, optional exercises, and informative notes. The back of Teacher's Edition 4 contains a rich source of support materials, many of which are copiable.