Compare Contrast

Author: Harvey F. Silver
Editor: ASCD
ISBN: 1416610588
Size: 12,93 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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You're holding a new kind of professional development tool called a Strategic Teacher PLC Guide. Designed in partnership with more than 75 schools, Strategic Teacher PLC Guides make the important work of bringing high-impact, research-based instructional practices into every classroom easier than ever before. Each guide focuses on one strategy from the best-selling ASCD book The Strategic Teacher: Selecting the Right Research-Based Strategy for Every Lesson and serves as a complete professional development resource for a team of teachers (or professional learning community) to learn, plan, and implement the strategy in their classrooms.This guide focuses on Reading for Meaning, a reading and reasoning strategy that helps students understand new ideas, make inferences, and support their thinking with evidence. The strategy is designed around research showing that proficient readers use a specific set of thinking skills to build deep understanding of the texts they read and apply those skills in three distinct phases: before reading, during reading, and after reading. Reading for Meaning gives all students the opportunity to practice this three-phase approach by* Using simple statements to preview and predict before reading.* Actively searching for relevant evidence during reading.* Reflecting on and synthesizing both their learning and their thinking process after reading.This PLC Guide takes you and your colleagues on a "guided tour" of Reading for Meaning, enabling you to* Learn how Reading for Meaning builds reading, reasoning, and problem-solving skills.* Experience a model lesson using the Reading for Meaning strategy and learn from sample lessons and planning forms designed by other teachers.* Plan a complete Reading for Meaning lesson for your classroom.* Reflect deeply on your lesson to refine and expand your use of the strategy.* Examine student work at various levels of proficiency and use your findings to plan next steps in building students' reading, thinking, and comprehension skills.Harvey F. Silver, president of Silver Strong & Associates and Thoughtful Education Press, is a nationally recognized presenter and professional development specialist. He has collaborated with Richard Strong and Matthew Perini on several best sellers in education, including ASCD's The Strategic Teacher and Thoughtful Education Press's award-winning Tools for Promoting Active, In-Depth Learning. Susan C. Morris, an experienced consultant and former classroom teacher, develops practical applications for teachers, students, and parents in the areas of differentiated instruction, brain-based research, experiential learning, and curriculum design. Victor Klein, a former building-level administrator, has been a Silver Strong & Associates trainer for 25 years. He is an expert in professional learning communities, administrative training, and unit and lesson design.

Brain Powered Lessons Compare And Contrast Characters

Author: LaVonna Roth
Editor: Teacher Created Materials
ISBN: 1480787868
Size: 18,18 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Based on current brain research, this ready-to-use lesson engages first graders using the Just Say It strategy. Encourage students with strategies designed to foster student achievement related to comparing and contrasting characters.

Polar Bears And Penguins A Compare And Contrast Book

Author: Katharine Hall
Editor: Sylvan Dell Publishing
ISBN: 1628552093
Size: 20,82 MB
Format: PDF
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Polar bears and penguins may like cold weather but they live at opposite ends of the Earth. What do these animals have in common and how are they different? You might see them near each other at a zoo but they would never be found in the same habitats in the wild. Compare and contrast these polar animals through stunning photographs.

Developing Strategic Writers Through Genre Instruction

Author: Zoi A. Philippakos
Editor: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462520324
Size: 13,30 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) identify three essential writing genres: narrative, persuasive, and informative. This highly practical guide offers a systematic approach to instruction in each genre, including ready-to-use lesson plans for grades 3-5. Grounded in research on strategy instruction and self-regulated learning, the book shows how to teach students explicit strategies for planning, drafting, evaluating, revising, editing, and publishing their writing. Sixty-four reproducible planning forms and student handouts are provided in a convenient large-size format; purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials. The Appendix contains a Study Guide to support professional learning.

Literary Essays

Author: Lucy Calkins
ISBN: 9780325059440
Size: 16,76 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Writer S Workplace With Readings Building College Writing Skills

Author: Sandra Scarry
Editor: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1439082103
Size: 17,19 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Presented in a clear and visually appealing fashion, THE WRITER'S WORKPLACE breaks down the difficult writing concepts into easy-to-read, step-by-step explanations. All elements of writing, from grammar through the writing process, are covered in this approachable style, making it the most comprehensive yet most engaging text available for the beginning writing student. Writing examples and exercises new to the Seventh Edition cover topics of high interest and relevance to today's students. For more than 20 years, THE WRITER'S WORKPLACE has helped more than half a million two- and four-year students work their way toward rewarding careers in a variety of fields. Sandra Scarry and John Scarry present writing instruction in a clear and inviting manner, with step-by-step explanations to help build and sustain students' confidence in their writing. The result of many years of classroom teaching and research, this comprehensive and time-tested resource reflects the authors' understanding that students are unique individuals, with diverse backgrounds and interests that must be accounted for as they engage in the writing process. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

What A Novel Idea

Author: Katherine Wiesolek Kuta
Editor: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563084799
Size: 16,70 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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60 stimulating projects create numerous opportunities for students to develop skills in reading, writing, representing, viewing, speaking, and listening.

Academic Language Academic Literacy

Author: Eli R. Johnson
Editor: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412971330
Size: 18,55 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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This practical guide provides 36 hands-on strategies for helping ELLs learn the necessary skills to decipher academic language in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

Non Fiction Text Structures For Better Comprehension And Response

Author: Gail Saunders-Smith
Editor: Maupin House Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1934338389
Size: 13,16 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Non-fiction text structures organize information into comprehensible patterns. Knowing how to recognize and use these structures to navigate non-fiction text greatly improves students' understanding of what they read. Gail Saunders-Smith simplifies the process by providing teachers of grades 4-8 with: •ways to teach each of the five non-fiction text structures: compare/contrast, cause/effect, sequence/procedure, question/answer, and exemplification; •engaging whole-class and small-group activities using written, verbal, image, three-dimensional, and technology responses; •study skills for locating, recording, and using information; •tools for assessing student understanding, and explanations of the text features that organize information within the text structures; and •mini-lessons for whole-class, small-group, and independent application of students' text structure knowledge. Examples, photographs, student samples, and graphic organizers support your teaching, and a bibliography of professional books and resources for locating leveled non-fiction texts make this a complete, ready-to-use guide for improving student comprehension."