Unspeakable Acts Unnatural Practices

Author: Frank Smith
Editor: Heinemann Educational Books
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Smith dismantles the shoddy science undergirding direct, intensive, and early phonics training.

Landmarks In Literacy

Author: Frank Smith
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317592298
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Frank Smith is internationally acclaimed as an essential contributor to research on the nature of reading and as an originator of the modern psycholinguistic approach to reading instruction. In his publications his aim has always been to support teachers, to encourage them to make teaching decisions based on knowledge and understanding, to analyze what their students are trying to do and why what the students are doing doesn’t always correspond with what they are expected to do. Now the major topics addressed in his work are available in one volume, Landmarks in Literacy, a thoughtfully crafted selection of 16 of his key writings. In the World Library of Educationalists, international scholars themselves compile career-long collections of what they judge to be their finest works so the world can read them in a single manageable volume. Readers thus are able to follow the themes and strands of their work and see their contribution to the development of a field, as well as the development of the field itself.

Saving Our Schools

Author: Kenneth S. Goodman
Editor: RDR Books
ISBN: 9781571431028
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"Saving Our Schools exposes the ugly side of President George Bush's "No Child Left Behind" mandate, which has threatened to close more than 6,000 public schools, to the detriment of dedicated teachers and disadvantaged children alike. Revealing how NCLB forces schools with strictly limited resources to teach its children test-taking skills in a desperate bid to pass high-stakes standardized testing, and how the government blacklists successful professors, institutions, and methods that balk the NCLB party line, and much more, Saving Our Schools warns of an immediate threat to the integrity of public education and urges the reader to take action. An eye-opening social commentary, of keen importance in determining the nation's future. -Midwest Book Review

Reading Assessment

Author: Melissa Lee Farrall
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118282019
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A groundbreaking integrated approach to reading assessmentthat addresses each child's unique Learning Profile Fifteen to twenty percent of our nation's children have readingdifficulties. Educational evalua-tors must be able to use progressmonitoring and diagnostic tools effectively to identify studentswho may be at risk, evaluate the effectiveness of school-widereading programs, and suggest interventions that will improvereading skills. Written from a strengths-based perspective,Reading Assessment: Linking Language, Literacy, andCognition is the first book of its kind to present aresearch-based, integrated review of reading, cognition, and orallanguage testing and assessment. Author Melissa Lee Farrall explores the theoreticalunderpinnings of reading, language, and literacy, explains thebackground of debates surrounding these topics, and providesdetailed information and administration tips on the wide range ofreading inventories and standardized tests that may be used in areading psychoeducational assessment. With a focus on how to craftprofessional evaluation reports that illuminate a student'sstrengths—not just weaknesses—Reading Assessmentenables school psychologists and diagnosticians, readingspecialists, and special education professionals to conductevaluations and develop effective interdisciplinary remedialrecommendations and interventions. Clear, engaging, and inviting, Reading Assessmentfeatures: Case examples and practice exercises Chapter-opening reviews of each theory Strengths, weaknesses, and potential problems of tests and theirinterpretations Chapter-ending review questions that foster skill developmentand critical thinking Comprehensive information on more than 50 different assessmenttests Reading Assessment is an invaluable resource that helpsprofessionals gain the knowledge and skills to confidentlyinterpret test results and prepare detailed and effectiveevaluation reports designed to meet each child's unique needs as alearner.

Building A Culture Of Literacy Month By Month

Author: Hilarie Davis
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317923367
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Celebrate literacy every day! This book will help you create a culture of literacy at your school, from the classroom, to the lunchroom, to the hallways-a culture that encompasses students, teachers, administrators, families, and communities

Water Music

Author: T.C. Boyle
Editor: Granta Books
ISBN: 1783781408
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Set in 1795, "Water Music" is the rambunctious account of two men's wild adventures through the gutters of London and the Scottish Highlands to their unlikely meeting in darkest Africa.

Examining The Practice Of School Administration In Canada

Author: Helen D. Armstrong
Editor: Brush Education
ISBN: 9781550592962
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Examining the Practice of School Administration in Canada is a practice-oriented edited collection that is relevant for current and aspiring school administrators, and for professors and students of educational administration. The text has been divided into three sections under roles, functions, and structures. In the first section, the authors look particularly at the roles of the superintendent, principal, and vice-principal. In part two, they address the various functions of administrators, and how the administrators construct their roles. Finally, the authors focus on the structures that affect the manner in which administrative roles and functions are sustained.

Donald Barthelme

Author: Jerome Klinkowitz
Editor: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822311522
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Donald Barthelme (1931–1989) is regarded as one of the most imitated and influential American fiction writers since the early 1960s. In Donald Barthelme: An Exhibition, Jerome Klinkowitz presents both an appreciation and a comprehensive examination of the life work of this pathbreaking contemporary writer. A blend of close reading, biography, and theory, this retrospective—informed by Klinkowitz’s expert command of postmodern American fiction—contributes significantly to a new understanding of Barthelme’s work. Klinkowitz argues that the central piece in the Barthelme canon, and the key to his artistic method, is his widely acknowledged masterpiece, The Dead Father. In turning to this pivotal work, as well as to Barthelme’s short stories and other novels, Klinkowitz explores the way in which Barthelme reinvented the tools of narration, characterization, and thematics at a time when fictive techniques were largely believed to be exhausted. Klinkowitz, who was one of the first scholars to study Barthelme’s work and became its definitive bibliographer, situates Barthelme’s life and work within a broad spectrum of influences and affinities. A consideration of developments in painting and sculpture, for example, as well as those of contemporaneous fiction, contribute to Klinkowitz’s analysis. This astute reading will provide great insight for readers, writers, and critics of contemporary American fiction seeking explanations and justifications of Barthelme’s critical importance in the literature of our times.

An Integrated Language Perspective In The Elementary School

Author: Christine Pappas
Editor: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205392520
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This groundbreaking resource was the first in its field to present practical, research-based guidance on creating integrated curriculum. It has been updated to reflect cutting-edge perspectives in literacy and language arts instruction. WEBS, the hallmark feature of "An Integrated Language Perspective in the Elementary School," enable readers to easily incorporate integrated units in the classroom. The fourth edition continues to offer practical and critical curriculum paradigms, and clearly shows the reciprocal relationship between assessment and instruction. Perfect for both pre-service and in-service K-8 teachers for its accessibility, the book is solidly grounded in cognitive, linguistic, and curriculum theory, but also does an excellent job of examining what goes on in the classroom minute-by-minute, day-by-day. Reviewers rave. . . "One major strength of this book is its approach to literacy education--integrating reading and writing instruction using thematic units." —"Diane Beals, University of Tulsa" "The prototypes are exemplary in that they emphasize the true interdisciplinary nature of carefully thought-out unit goals and objectives." --"Lillian McEnery, University of Houston" "Bravo! We need to begin preparing teachers to think like researchers even before they enter their classrooms. . . . It definitely does things other texts do not: it focuses on integrative teaching." --"Patricia Wheeler, Indiana State University"

Supporting English Language Learners

Author: Farin A. Houk
Editor: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325006994
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Supporting English Language Learners is a comprehensive guide to English language instruction that both helps you understand the broad themes behind successful ELL programs and gives you hands-on teaching ideas.