Education

Conferring with Readers

Supporting Each Student's Growth and Independence

Author: Gravity Goldberg,Jennifer Serravallo

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325011011

Category: Education

Page: 203

View: 7235

A great reading conference only takes five minutes, but its impact can last a lifetime. That's because conferences are the critical, one-to-one teaching that forms the backbone of reading instruction. Conferring with Readers shows you how to confer well and demonstrates why a few moments with students every week can put them on the path to becoming better, more independent readers. Conferring with Readers is a comprehensive guide that shows you how to determine what readers have learned and what they need to practice, then provides suggestions for targeting instruction to meet students' needs. It provides explicit teaching methods for use in effective conferences. You'll learn how to: research a student's use of skills through questions and observations compliment to support and build upon successes follow up on prior instruction for accountability and depth of understanding explain a reading strategy by providing an explicit purpose and context model the strategy to make the invisible brainwork of reading more visible guide a readerinpracticing the strategy link the strategy to independent reading. Conferring with Readers presents repeatable frameworks for conferences that focus on six specific purposes of reading instruction: matching students to just-right books reinforcing students' strengths supporting students during whole-class studies helping students move from one reading level to the next holding students accountable for previous learning deepening students' conversations about books in order to deepen their thinking. What's more, each purpose is bolstered by an appendix of conference transcripts that support your teaching. With all this plus ideas for planning instruction, keeping records of your conferences, and even conducting group sessions, Conferring with Readers will make a big difference in how you teach reading-helping you feel confident and well equipped to foster each student's growth and independence as a reader.
Education

Mindsets and Moves

Strategies That Help Readers Take Charge [Grades K-8]

Author: Gravity Goldberg

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 150632505X

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 3005

Step back so readers can step forward When it comes to teaching reading, Gravity Goldberg declares there is a structure, one that works with your current curriculum, to help readers take charge. The way forward Gravity says lies in admiring, studying, and really getting to know your students. Easily replicable in any setting, any time, her 4 M framework ultimately lightens your load because it allows students to monitor and direct their reading lives. Miner: Uncovering Students’ Reading Processes (Focus: Assessment) Mirror: Giving Feedback That Reinforces a Growth Mindset (Focus: Feedback) Model: Showing Readers What We Do (Focus: Demonstration) Mentor: Guiding Students to Try New Ways of Reading (Focus: Guided Practice and Coaching)
Education

Teaching Reading in Small Groups

Differentiated Instruction for Building Strategic, Independent Readers

Author: Jennifer Serravallo

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325026800

Category: Education

Page: 234

View: 2680

Meet instructional challenges effectively and efficiently by uncovering hidden time for meeting individual students' needs. With small groups, you'll work closely with more children each day with her how-tos on using formative assessment to create groups from common needs; differentiating for individuals, even in a group; and enhancing Tier 1 and Tier 2 instruction.
Education

Conferring

The Keystone of Reader's Workshop

Author: Patrick A. Allen

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571107681

Category: Education

Page: 216

View: 2391

In this book, Patrick Allen maintains that the benefits of conferring are worth the effort of learning to do it well. He sets out to reveal how teachers can overcome their perceived obstacles and make tangible the somewhat intangible aspect of conferring with readers.--[book cover]
Education

What Do I Teach Readers Tomorrow? Fiction, Grades 3-8

Your Moment-to-Moment Decision-Making Guide

Author: Gravity Goldberg,Renee Houser

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506392083

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 536

Focus On Decisions That Impact Readers’ Skill Development In What Do I Teach Readers Tomorrow? Fiction, Gravity Goldberg and Renee Houser provide a daily protocol for deciding what to teach next. The simple secret? Focus on the thinking involved in what students write and say. Tools include: Tips for what to look and listen for when students write about and discuss fiction More than 30 lessons writing about reading, organizing thinking, and more Reproducible Clipboard Notes for quick decision-making Online video clips of Renee and Gravity teaching and “thin slicing”
Education

Conferring with Young Writers

What to Do When You Don't Know What to Do

Author: Kristin Ackerman,Jennifer McDonough

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1625310390

Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 4034

If you've ever sat down to confer with a child and felt at a loss for what to say or how to help move him or her forward as a writer, this book is for you. If you are a strong teacher of writing but are not seeing results from your students, this book is for you. Authors Kristin Ackerman and Jennifer McDonough have been teaching writing for several years and know that conferring can be a murky and messy process--perhaps the hardest component of all. Written from the lessons they've learned through hard-won classroom experience--their mistakes and challenges--Conferring with Young Writers is based on what Kristin and Jen call the "three Fs": frequency, focus, and follow-up. They've created a classroom management system that offers routine and structure for giving the most effective feedback in a writing conference. This book will help writing teachers--and students--learn to break down and utilize the qualities that enable good writing: elaboration, voice, structure, conventions, and focus. The authors also provide the knowledge and skills it takes to confer well, which will help you improve as a writing teacher and give your students the confidence to think of themselves as writers.
Education

The Literacy Teacher's Playbook, Grades 3-6

Four Steps for Turning Assessment Data Into Goal-Directed Instruction

Author: Jennifer Serravallo,Ellin Oliver Keene

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325043531

Category: Education

Page: 173

View: 8461

This book is about being empowered by assessment, not bogged down by it. -Jennifer Serravallo "The aim of The Literacy Teacher's Playbook," writes Jennifer Serravallo, "is to help you collect data that is helpful, analyze the data correctly, and make plans based on that data." National and state standards set learning goals, and it's up to you to help each student find his or her path to meeting them. That's why Jen opens up her thinking on assessment in this workshop-in-a-book. Her four-step protocol leads you toward goal-directed instruction: collect the data that will be the most useful to you analyze the data to understand deeply what kids know and can do synthesize data from multiple assessments to create learning goals develop instructional plans and follow-ups to monitor progress. "What you can pull out of a student's messy desk is actually data," Jen writes. So she provides downloadable assessment packets from real students representing two puzzling types of learners. Spread Joana's packet out and let Jen model her protocol. Next try a guided practice with Alex's work. Then you'll be ready to try it with your own students. Trust The Literacy Teacher's Playbook to discover that assessment isn't about numbers and letters. It's about relying on an assessment procedure that helps you know each and every one of your students, so you can teach with confidence and make a difference. Read a sample chapter from The Literacy Teacher's Playbook. NEW Printable Materials word pdf Blank Reading Log Levels D-I word pdf Blank Reading Log Levels J-M word pdf Blank Reading Log Levels L+ word pdf Blank Re-reading Log Levels D-I word pdf Blank Reading Interest Survey K-2 word pdf Blank Reading Interest Survey 3-6 word pdf Blank High-Frequency Word List word pdf Blank Engagement Inventory
Education

Reading Projects Reimagined

Student-Driven Conferences to Deepen Critical Thinking

Author: Daniel Feigelson

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325051277

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 9359

Veteran teacher and author Dan Feigelson raises an important question about the larger goal of reading instruction: while it's our job as reading teachers to introduce students to new ideas and comprehension strategies, shouldn't we also teach them to come up with their own ideas - without teacher prompting? In Reading Projects Reimagined, Feigelson shows us how conference-based, individual reading projects help students learn how to think for themselves. He provides a concrete picture of what reading projects look and sound like in the classroom with: step-by-step guidelines on how to conduct a productive conference categories to help teachers narrow down possible directions a conference could go examples of student work and teacher-student dialogue. When readers go beyond simple comprehension questions to extend their own ideas, they're on their way to becoming independent, critical thinkers who can read any text with depth and thoughtfulness. Praise for Reading Projects Reimagined: "Dan Feigelson is one of our shrewdest and most versatile thinkers in the field of literacy, a guy who can draw from his experiences as classroom teacher, staff developer, principal, and superintendent. In this fascinating book, Dan gives a new vision for the reading conference in which teachers can help students name their own ideas, and use them as tools for deeper comprehension."-Ralph Fletcher "This book contains some of the best writing about conferring with children that I've read."-Carl Anderson If you have ever wondered how to bring more substance, more gravitas, to reading conferences, this book will provide you with an array of possibilities. Dan Feigelson is absolutely clear that he is not offering a set of scripts for conferences; instead he shows us how to help each child develop a sense of the possible."-Ellin Keene "In Reading Projects Reimagined, Dan Feigelson reminds us of a radical and grounding premise, that a truly effective reading conference, one that can change a reading life, prioritizes the reader, not the standards or test prep. Dan shows us how to shine a light on children's words and intentions in ways that can increase their engagement with texts and inspire investment in their own text-based ideas."-Kathy Collins
Education

The Conferring Handbook

Author: Lucy McCormick Calkins,Amanda Hartman,Zoë White

Publisher: Firsthand Books

ISBN: 9780325006123

Category: Education

Page: 84

View: 5102

Education

The Literacy Teacher's Playbook, Grades K-2

Four Steps for Turning Assessment Data Into Goal-Directed Instruction

Author: Jennifer Serravallo

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325053004

Category: Education

Page: 216

View: 9208

Buy 15 copies and save 15% with the Literacy Teacher's Playbook, K-2 book study bundle! "Instead of glancing quickly and drawing a single conclusion, we can lean in and look with the same spirit of curiosity and interest that our youngest students have taught us to have." -Jennifer Serravallo "I wanted to write a book that helps you really see your students," writes Jennifer Serravallo. From a kindergartner's loops and pictures to a second grader's reading log, her Literacy Teacher's Playbook details exactly how she comes to understand them deeply and meet everyone's literacy needs-and the standards. "My I-wish-I-knew-then-what-I-know-now experiences are the main inspiration for this book," writes Jen. So her workshop-in-a-book shares a powerful approach to assessment, planning, and teaching. Go beyond curriculum to develop differentiated reading and writing goals then plan targeted instruction with her four-step assessment protocol: collect data-student work and everyday assessments-that will be the most useful to you analyze the data to understand deeply what kids know and can do synthesize data from multiple assessments to create learning goals develop instructional plans and follow-ups to monitor progress. "What you can pull out of a child's messy seat pocket is data." So Jen provides downloadable assessment packets from real children representing two puzzling types of young learners. Spread Marelle's packet out and let Jen model how she analyzes little kids' work. Next try a guided practice with Emre's work. Then you'll be ready to try it with your own students. "My goal," writes Jen, "is to help you understand your students with the depth that allows you to tweak your units and ensure you're giving every student opportunities for success." Follow the play tens of thousands of teachers have succeeded with: trust Jen Serravallo and feel the confidence that comes from making winning instructional decisions based on powerful assessments. Preview a sample chapter from the Literacy Teacher's Playbook, K-2. NEW Printable Materials word pdf Blank Reading Log Levels D-I word pdf Blank Reading Log Levels J-M word pdf Blank Reading Log Levels L+ word pdf Blank Re-reading Log Levels D-I word pdf Blank Reading Interest Survey K-2 word pdf Blank Reading Interest Survey 3-6 word pdf Blank High-Frequency Word List word pdf Blank Engagement Inventory
Education

What Do I Teach Readers Tomorrow? Nonfiction, Grades 3-8

Your Moment-to-Moment Decision-Making Guide

Author: Gravity Goldberg,Renee Houser

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506376398

Category: Education

Page: 296

View: 425

Focus on decisions that impact readers’ skill development In What Do I Teach Readers Tomorrow? Nonfiction, Gravity Goldberg and Renee Houser provide a daily protocol for deciding what to teach next. The simple secret? Focus on the thinking involved in what students write and say. Tools include: Tips for what to look and listen for when students write about and discuss nonfiction More than 30 lessons writing about reading, organizing thinking, and more Reproducible Clipboard Notes for quick decision-making Online video clips of Renee and Gravity teaching and “thin slicing”
Education

Who's Doing the Work?

How to Say Less So Your Readers Can Do More

Author: Jan Miller Burkins,Kim Yaris

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1625310757

Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 4669

In their follow-up to Reading Wellness, Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris explore how some traditional scaffolding practices may actually rob students of important learning opportunities and independence. Who's Doing the Work? suggests ways to make small but powerful adjustments to instruction that hold students accountable for their own learning. Educators everywhere are concerned about students whose reading development inexplicably plateaus, as well as those who face challenging texts without applying the strategies they've been taught. When such problems arise, our instinct is to do more. But when we summarize text before reading or guide students when they encounter difficult words, are we leading them to depend on our support? If we want students to use strategies independently, Jan and Kim believe that we must question the ways our scaffolding is getting in the way. Next generation reading instruction is responsive to students' needs, and it develops readers who can integrate reading strategies without prompting from instructors. In Who's Doing The Work?, Jan and Kim examine how instructional mainstays such as read-aloud, shared reading, guided reading, and independent reading look in classrooms where students do more of the work. Classroom snapshots at the end of each chapter help translate the ideas in the book into practice. Who's Doing the Work? offers a vision for adjusting reading instruction to better align with the goal of creating independent, proficient, and joyful readers.
Education

What Do I Teach Readers Tomorrow? Fiction, Grades 3-8

Your Moment-to-Moment Decision-Making Guide

Author: Gravity Goldberg,Renee Houser

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506392083

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 4976

Focus On Decisions That Impact Readers’ Skill Development In What Do I Teach Readers Tomorrow? Fiction, Gravity Goldberg and Renee Houser provide a daily protocol for deciding what to teach next. The simple secret? Focus on the thinking involved in what students write and say. Tools include: Tips for what to look and listen for when students write about and discuss fiction More than 30 lessons writing about reading, organizing thinking, and more Reproducible Clipboard Notes for quick decision-making Online video clips of Renee and Gravity teaching and “thin slicing”
Education

Reading for Real

Teach Students to Read with Power, Intention, and Joy in K-3 Classrooms

Author: Kathy Collins

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571107037

Category: Education

Page: 223

View: 1831

Take two to four kids, give them a basket of books that go together in some way, and then provide time for them to read, think, and talk together about their ideas, their questions, their wonderings. That's the simple recipe for a reading club, and Kathy Collins demonstrates the powerful results in her new book, Reading for Real. She writes, "The reading clubs I describe are a formal structure providing students with time to read and talk about books with a high level of engagement, purpose, and joy." Just as adults join clubs to share and talk about common interests, reading clubs allow kids to immerse themselves in topics and ideas they care about -- whether it's turtles, fairy tales, a beloved author, a favorite new series, or the desire to get better at reading aloud to a baby brother or sister. While they are reading and talking about their interests and passions, students in reading clubs are also orchestrating all of the reading skills and strategies they've learned and applying them in real-life ways. The book offers step-by-step support for implementing these classroom reading clubs, including: specific suggestions for planning cycles of reading clubs; detailed charts with a variety of teaching ideas that can be implemented immediately; ideas for mini-lessons and examples of reading conferences to support students as they learn strategies and hone their reading and discussion skills; suggestions for differentiating instruction; support for launching and fostering reading partnerships across the year; appendixes with examples of note-taking sheets and sample planning guides for several kinds of reading clubs. While Kathy presents ideas for implementing reading clubs during reading workshop in a balanced literacy framework, the information she provides will be helpful for any teacher who wants to foster the joy of reading by offering students support and opportunities to read for authentic purposes and to have conversations about topics that interest and engage them. After all, we don't just want kids to learn to read, we want them to love to read.
Education

The Writing Strategies Book

Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Writers

Author: Jennifer Serravallo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780325078229

Category: Education

Page: 424

View: 701

Special pre-publication price! Buy before February 15, 2017 and save! (The price you see on this page includes the prepublication discount. The school/web price will rise to $38.00 on February 16, 2017.) Jennifer Serravallo's Reading Strategies Book has helped hundreds of thousands of teachers and their readers. Now she's doing the same for writing. The Writing Strategies Book provides 300 strategies that support 10 crucial instructional goals. Whether you teach with writing workshop, 6+1 Traits, or by any other means, you'll discover a wealth of ideas for strategies to share with students for whole-group, small-group, or one-to-one instruction.
Education

Fourth Grade Readers

Units of Study to Help Students Internalize and Apply Strategies

Author: Martha Heller-Winokur,Marcia Uretsky

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325021263

Category: Education

Page: 187

View: 4332

As a literacy consultant, I carry the best of my thinking and practices to teachers around the country, and, just as important, I carry the best of my tried and true books - the ones from which I continue to learn. After reading this extremely smart book, I will add it to my stack, have it under my arm as one of my essential texts. - Isoke Titilayo Nia Founder of All Write Literacy Consultants, Brooklyn, New York In fourth grade, the stakes for your readers go up. Their learning shifts from skills to content. They encounter chapter books regularly. Text books become a staple of the classroom. And standardized testing rears its head for the first time. Expectations skyrocket for children and they're just as high for you. Fortunately, Fourth Grade Readers gives you units of study that meet the challenge. The four units of study in Fourth Grade Readers help your students make the transition to critical reading. With Martha Heller-Winokur and Marcia Uretsky's lessons you'll help students internalize how to: engage with texts by reading strategically througha unit on using reading tools respond to texts by applying reading strategies through a unit on discussion skills understand and respond to nonfiction by utilizing reading strategies through a unit on biography recognize an author's intent and craft through an author-study unit. Fourth Grade Readers goes even further. Its advice on assessment and differentiation supports classroomwide success. It shows you how to design your own units to meet your classroom's specific demands. And it provides all the helpful planning materials, conferring forms, and booklists you'll need to get started. Fourth grade is a year of challenges for readers and their teachers. But you're ready. Let Fourth Grade Readers be your indispensable partner as you help your students meet and exceed expectations.
Education

BOOKMATCH

How to Scaffold Student Book Selection for Independent Reading

Author: Linda Wedwick,Jessica Ann Wutz

Publisher: International Reading Assoc.

ISBN: 0872076199

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 5201

As an educator, you know the importance of providing students with appropriate, engaging materials for independent reading. But with leveling and readability formulas that often hinder students' choices and engagement with reading, how do you truly empower your students with reading?
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Diy Literacy

Teaching Tools for Differentiation, Rigor, and Independence

Author: Kate Roberts,Maggie Beattie Roberts

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325078168

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 2287

"We have never seen teachers work harder than we do now. These tools inspire kids to work as hard as we are." -Kate Roberts and Maggie Beattie Roberts What's DIY Literacy? It's making your own visual teaching tools instead of buying them. It's using your teaching smarts to get the most from those tools. And it's helping kids think strategically so they can be DIY learners. "Teaching tools create an impact on students' learning," write Kate Roberts and Maggie Beattie Roberts. "They help students hold onto our teaching and become changed by the work in the classroom." Of course, you and your students need the right tools for the job, so first Kate and Maggie share four simple, visual tools that you can make. Then they show how to maximize your instructional know-how with suggestions for using the tools to: make your reading and writing strategies stick motivate students to reach for their next learning goal differentiate instruction simply and quickly. Kate and Maggie are like a friendly, handy neighbor. They offer experience-honed advice for using the four tools for assessment, small-group instruction, conferring, setting learning goals, and, most important, helping students learn to apply strategies and make progress without prompting from you. In other words, to do it themselves. "It is our greatest hope," write Kate and Maggie, "that the tools we offer here will help your students to work hard, to hold onto what they know, and to see themselves in the curriculum you teach." Try DIY Literacy and help your readers and writers take learning into their own hands.
Education

Supporting English Learners in the Reading Workshop

Author: Lindsey Moses

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325057576

Category: Education

Page: 136

View: 963

Practical instructional ideas, lessons, and differentiation strategies to support English learners in diverse classroom settings With classrooms that are more diverse than ever before, how can we support English learners in ways that help them reap the same benefits from reading workshop that our English speaking students do? Lindsey Moses draws on her years of experience in classrooms to provide answers to teachers' most common questions about getting started in a linguistically diverse workshop setting. She offers a wealth of practical ideas for supporting English learners through each component of the reading workshop. With research-based tips and guidance, Lindsey shares effective ways to modify your routines to meet the needs of every student in your classroom, including: Planning and implementing units of study that are supportive of English learners Providing guided learning experiences for English learners during independent workshop time Creating learning opportunities for English learners to engage in meaningful experiences with both literature and informational texts. Lindsey's instructional ideas, lesson examples, children's literature suggestions, and differentiation strategies give you all the tools you need to implement a reading workshop that is as effective for your English learners as it is for your English speakers.
Education

Whole Novels for the Whole Class

A Student-Centered Approach

Author: Ariel Sacks

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118585062

Category: Education

Page: 368

View: 2339

Work with students at all levels to help them read novels Whole Novels is a practical, field-tested guide to implementing a student-centered literature program that promotes critical thinking and literary understanding through the study of novels with middle school students. Rather than using novels simply to teach basic literacy skills and comprehension strategies, Whole Novels approaches literature as art. The book is fully aligned with the Common Core ELA Standards and offers tips for implementing whole novels in various contexts, including suggestions for teachers interested in trying out small steps in their classrooms first. Includes a powerful method for teaching literature, writing, and critical thinking to middle school students Shows how to use the Whole Novels approach in conjunction with other programs Includes video clips of the author using the techniques in her own classroom This resource will help teachers work with students of varying abilities in reading whole novels.