As an important tool for instruction and text selection, Teaching to Text Complexity will help teachers learn to evaluate children's and young adult literature for quality and complexity to support rigorous literacy and content learning. In addition, it explores how instructional purpose shapes not only the kinds of curricular texts used, but also considers their complexity relative to readers. By offering a framework for text selection, this book helps teachers more deeply understand text complexity in the Common Core and other state standards as well as its importance when building and using text sets in the classroom and reading for different purposes.
Looking for a way to increase engagement, differentiate instruction, and incorporate more informational text and student writing into your curriculum? Teaching with Text Sets is your answer! This must-have resource walks you through the steps to create and use multi-genre, multimodal text sets for content-area and language arts study. It provides detailed information to support you as you choose topics, locate and evaluate texts, organize texts for instruction, and assess student learning. This guide is an excellent resource to help you meet the College and Career Readiness and other state standards
This book demonstrates a five-part framework for teachers, reading specialists, and literacy coaches who want to help their least engaged students become powerful readers. Merging theory and practice, the guide offers successful strategies to reach your 'struggling' learners. The authors show how teachers can 'turn-around' their instructional practice, beginning with reading materials, lessons, and activities matching their students' interests. Chapters include self-check exercises that will help teachers analyze their reading instruction, as well as specific advice for working with English Language Learners. This title features: effective methods for differentiating reading instruction in Grades 2-5; real-life classroom vignettes and examples of student work; helpful teacher self-evaluation exercises; strategies to use with English Language Learners; and, much more.
This introductory text provides preservice content area teachers with literacy strategies to support and assess student learning before, during, and after reading. The text also emphasizes the relevance of literacy instruction as a way to teach content to all students, not just those having difficulty reading. This book's distinctive approach to learning places literacy strategies and tools at its core. The Second Edition incorporates new material on technology resources and current national standards, which play an increasing role in teaching today.
Literacy strategies are at the core of this text' s distinctive approach. Through reflection on teaching and learning, content area teachers learn to improve their teaching practice and their students' strategic learning. Literacy and Learning also advocates teachers' use of specific teaching tools and strategies to support and assess students' learning before reading, during reading, and after reading.