The bestseller in its market, this text's popularity is rooted in its even-handed clarity and its abundance of activities, strategies, examples, and study devices for novice, preservice teachers. The book balances new, major approaches to reading with traditional ideas such as strong skills and phonics coverage. The Eighth Edition is completely updated and includes an abundance of material on special needs students, balanced approaches, and second language learners—the specialty of new co-author Sandra Smith.
TEACHING READING IN TODAY'S ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS sets the standard for reading instruction to ensure that aspiring teachers are able to help students learn the mechanics of word recognition, how to comprehend what they read -- and enjoy the process. The book advocates a balanced approach to reading, presenting newer approaches with more traditional approaches that have proven value, such as phonics, vocabulary instruction, and strategies for literal and higher-order comprehension. Practices are featured, such as use of recent technologies for literacy learning, varying approaches with attention to dealing with the many types of diverse learners in today's classrooms, and use of close reading techniques with appropriate materials to enhance the learning experience. New chapters are devoted to diversity and fluency. Praxis, CCSS, and edTPA assistance is also incorporated. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
The latest edition of Pamela Farris’s popular, value-priced text continues to offer pre- and in-service teachers creative strategies and proven techniques sensitive to the needs of all elementary and middle school learners. Coverage includes the C3 Framework and the four sets of learning from the National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies. Farris, together with contributors who specialize in implementing successful teaching methods and theories, demonstrate how classroom teachers can excite and inspire their students to be engaged learners.
This market-leading text sets the standard for reading instruction and provides preservice teachers with extensive coverage of strategies, examples, and study devices. The book balances new approaches to reading—such as language arts integration and emergent literacy/literacy as a continuum—with the more traditional foundations of strong skills and phonics instruction. Coverage of current topics includes assessment standards, teaching diverse learners, technology and the teaching of literacy, and the role of parent-teacher communication in student success. Expanded and clarified coverage of phonics and word recognition strategies includes a user-friendly appendix for even greater accessibility. The "Teaching Strategies Review for PRAXIS" chart includes textual references to assist teacher candidates as they prepare for reading exams. The Teaching Reading Student CD-ROM contains videos of classroom situations accompanied by questions to stimulate student reflection and critical thinking.
Mathematics by Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education
This newly updated, user friendly Primary English Encyclopedia addresses all aspects of the primary English curriculum and is an invaluable reference for all training and practising teachers. Now in its fifth edition, entries have been revised to take account of new research and thinking. The approach is supportive of the reflective practitioner in meeting National Curriculum requirements in England and developing sound subject knowledge and good classroom practice. While the book is scholarly, the author writes in a conversational style and includes reproductions of covers of recommended children’s books and examples of children’s writing and drawing to add interest. The encyclopedia includes: over 600 entries , many expanded and entirely new for this edition, including entries on apps, blogging and computing; short definitions of key concepts; input on the initial teaching of reading including the teaching of phonics and the other cue-systems; extended entries on major topics such as speaking and listening, reading, writing, drama, poetry, non-fiction, bilingualism and children’s literature; information on new literacies and new kinds of texts for children; discussion of current issues and input on the history of English teaching in the primary years; extended entries on gender and literacy; important references for each topic, advice on further reading and accounts of recent research findings; and a Who’s Who of Primary English and lists of essential texts, updated for this new edition. This encyclopedia will be ideal for student teachers on BA and PGCE courses preparing for work in primary schools and primary school teachers. Anyone concerned with bringing about the informed and imaginative teaching of primary school English will find this book helpful and interesting.
Ventures 2nd Edition is a six-level, standards-based ESL series for adult-education ESL. The Ventures 2nd Edition interleaved Level 4 Teacher's Edition includes easy-to-follow lesson plans for every unit. It offers tips and suggestions for addressing common areas of difficulty for students, as well as suggested expansion activities for improving learner persistence. The Teacher's Edition also explains where to find additional practice in other Ventures components such as the Workbook, Online Teacher's Resource Room, and Student Arcade. Multi-skill unit, midterm, and final tests are found in the back of the Teacher's Edition. Also includes an Assessment CD/CD-ROM which contains audio for each test as well as all the tests in a customizable format.
Written by a well-known expert in the field, this text shows teachers how to use computers, software, and the Internet to help students develop linguistic and visual communication skills. It examines how technology is redefining what it means to be literate, and helps in-service and pre-service teachers learn how to prepare their students to be critical thinkers and consumers of electronic messages.
This book is an introduction to the issues and practicalities of using multimedia in classrooms - both primary and secondary, and across a range of subject areas. The book draws on material from a range of case studies and focuses on areas of concern for teachers and researchers. Using IT effectively continues to be a problem for many teachers, and there is still a long way to go toward organising this properly. The book takes a thorough look at IT in the school, discussing and examining issues such as: * IT and the National Curriculum * foreign language teaching * differing curricular needs * opportunities and constraints of groupwork * talking books and primary reading * ways in which multimedia supports readers. The book also looks at some of the more philosophical issues such as the implications of home-computers and the limits of independent learning, and the notion of "edutainment" - the relationship of motivation and enjoyment to learning. Finally, the book makes comparisons across the curriculum and between primary and secondary sectors and raises questions about the future of IT in schools, arguing that teachers should make a significant contribution to decisions about future development.
Easy-to-use, authoritative, and flexible, the tools in this book and CD-ROM have been developed over the last 15 years and have been field tested in over 500 schools. These tools will empower you to do your evaluations based on current thinking and best practices.
Four Corners is an integrated four-skills English course for adults and young adults. The interleaved Four Corners Teacher's Edition with Assessment Audio CD/CD-ROM, Level 1 features complete teaching instructions, optional activities, photocopiable video activity sheets, video teaching notes, audio and video scripts, language summaries, and Student Book and Workbook answer keys. The Assessment CD-ROM provides a complete assessment program, including oral and written quizzes, as well as unit tests in printable PDF and Microsoft Word® formats.
With digital screens becoming increasingly ubiquitous in the lives of children, from their homes to their classrooms, understanding the influence of these technologies on the ways children read takes on great importance. The aim of this edited volume is to examine how advances in technology are shaping children’s reading skills and development. The chapters in this volume explore the influence of various aspects of digital texts, the child’s cognitive and motivational skills, and the child’s environment on reading development in digital contexts. Each chapter draws upon the expertise of scientists and researchers across countries and disciplines to review what is currently known about the influence of technology on reading, how it is studied, and to offer new insights and research directions based on recent work.
Language Arts & Disciplines by Catherine Mambretti
The maturity of cd-rom technology now shows a dramatic change in the way librarians and teachers do their jobs. Among their biggest challenges are deciding on equipment requirements and managing the disk collection. This manual is an understandable step-by-step guide to making the most of cd-rom technology in schools and libraries--from the acquisition of workstations to purchasing and installing disks. Part 1 gives the nuts and bolts on designing your cd-rom system and developing acquisition strategies. Such topics as hardware requirements, furniture, financial planning, selection criteria, compatibility between systems, copyright issues, and licensing are covered here. Part 2 is a practical guide to managing the cd-rom system, including details on installation of the titles, maintaining hardware and software, and troubleshooting the system. Technical information is provided in Part 3, with information on such matters as configuring the workstations and installing cd-rom titles when the vendor-supplied program fails, and solving common problems associated with dos, Windows, and Macintosh systems.
Contents: Goals of Reading Instruction, Organising for Reading Instruction, Reading and the Structure of the English Language, Affective Objectives in Reading, Reading and Writing in the Curriculum, Speaking Activities and Reading, Reading in the Primary Grades, Reading on the Intermediate Grade Level, Phonics in the Teaching of Reading, Reading Poetry in the Language Arts, Spelling and the Language Arts, Reading and Literature for Children, Reading and Vocabulary Development, The Psychology of Teaching Reading, The Teacher, Reading and Parents, The Reading and Parents, The Reading Curriculum, Speaking and the Pupil, Principles of Learning and the Teaching of Reading, Computer Literacy in the Public Schools, Supervision in the Reading Curriculum, Reading and the Pupil in the Challenging Curriculum, Grouping for Instruction in Reading, Staff Development and Reading.
A new edition of one of the bestselling CSET products on the market Reflects the latest changes in the California CSET Multiple Subjects teacher-certification test, which is now computer-based only The book includes diagnostic tests for every domain included in the test, detailed subject review chapters, and 2 full-length practice tests with in-depth answer explanations The CD contains all of the book's subject review chapters in searchable PDF format, the book's 2 practice tests, plus a third full-length practice test
Investigates teachers' classroom personal reading histories and how they influence the development of one becoming a resisting reader/teacher. "The premise of this book is important: that teachers' literacy experiences not only make a difference in their literacy instruction but also in their professional judgment and actions related to curriculum decisions, and their resistance to prescribed methods and materials which do not allow children's literacy to flourish. The teachers' own words in the autobiographical chapters offer powerful testimony supporting approaches to literacy that encourage and support the job of reading and writing, rather than pedantic and meaningless curriculum methods that emphasize isolated skills and drills. "There is currently a backlash against the whole language approach, which through the years has had other titles but has always emphasized the creative, responsive teaching described in meaningful, individual, integrated and joyful approaches to the teaching of reading and writing. This book could have a positive influence on the current discussions about the teaching of literacy.