Accelerating and Extending Literacy for Diverse Students addresses the need to equip teachers with the best research and practices to ensure they become dedicated to not just teaching, but knowing and reaching diverse learners.
Language Arts & Disciplines by Edward J. Kame'enui
This highly regarded work brings together prominent authorities on vocabulary teaching and learning to provide a comprehensive yet concise guide to effective instruction. The book showcases practical ways to teach specific vocabulary words and word-learning strategies and create engaging, word-rich classrooms. Instructional activities and games for diverse learners are brought to life with detailed examples. Drawing on the most rigorous research available, the editors and contributors distill what PreK-8 teachers need to know and do to support all students' ongoing vocabulary growth and enjoyment of reading. New to This Edition*Reflects the latest research and instructional practices.*New section (five chapters) on pressing current issues in the field: assessment, authentic reading experiences, English language learners, uses of multimedia tools, and the vocabularies of narrative and informational texts.*Contributor panel expanded with additional leading researchers.
Explore strategies for integrating the Common Core State Standards for English language arts for grades 6–8 in this resource, which focuses on areas of instruction, curriculum, assessment, and intervention. You’ll also learn how to implement the CCSS within the powerful PLC at WorkTM process. Critical chapter-opening questions guide discussion and help you leverage the CCSS to optimize student learning.
The unique focus of this text integrates constructivist learning, diversity, and instruction-based assessment, and helps translate principles into practice. Unlike any other text on the market, this text integrates a constructivist/emergent literacy perspective with science-based instructional practices that have proved successful in supporting children's reading, writing, and speaking development. This Third Edition begins with a brief overview of the recent key national policies and initiatives that have had a significant impact on the teaching of reading and writing at the preschool and elementary levels. Respected authors Jim Christie, Billie Enz, and Carol Vukelich describe a continuum of approaches to reading instruction, ranging from emergent literacy to Science-Based Reading Research. Unique to this text is the authors' vision of a blended' approach to teaching literacy that includes the best elements of diverging views and ends with a set of principles that guide the authors' view of the effective teaching of literacy in preschool and elementary classrooms. development and teaching of both oral and written language from preschool through the elementary grades. At the preschool and kindergarten levels, the authors advocate a combination of meaningful engagements with print and age-appropriate instruction on core literacy skills. At the elementary grade level, the authors support a balanced approach to reading instruction that focuses on both decoding and comprehension. The writing workshop is the authors' preferred mode of elementary-grade writing instruction. The text also has extensive coverage of working with children from diverse background, family literacy, and assessment strategies that can be used to inform instruction. The Third Edition has a strong emphasis on scientifically-based reading research (SBRR) throughout, blending SBRR with other perspectives to create a 'value added' approach to language and literacy teaching and learning.
The sixth edition ofCreating Inclusive Classrooms: Effective and Reflective Practices for All Studentsgoes beyond the typical inclusion text in its reflective discussions on how to teach students with varying learning abilities. The text contains all of the core information that an inclusion text requires and then takes the reader to a higher level by including issues of gender, race, ethnicity, language, socioeconomic status, and family structures.