We want all children to love reading, and Which Book and Why demonstrates how effective guided reading for children in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 can help teachers make this happen. Balancing theory and practice, this book explores how schools and teachers can implement guided reading more confidently and more effectively. Which Book and Why draws together the teaching pedagogy underpinning guided reading. The book demonstrates how to develop word-reading skills, reading for meaning, and reading for information. Building on the success and strong foundations of Book Bands for Guided Reading (Baker, Bickler and Bodman, 2007), Which Book and Why: • supports the effective delivery of guided reading for young children in the early stages of learning to read; • helps teachers to choose the right book at the right time, based on focused assessments; • explains how guided reading fits with current theoretical understanding of how children learn; • demonstrates how guided reading works in practice; • outlines how practice may vary, depending on the choice of text, teaching objectives, and the needs of the child; • provides guidance for school subject leaders and senior managers, and for teachers' self-study.Which Book and Why includes in the accompanying CD-ROM a fully searchable database to support schools and teachers in choosing the most appropriate books at the right level for each group in a class. The database includes a full listing of colour-banded titles, including those from recently published series, allowing teachers to use their existing libraries more effectively while also informing decision-making about new resources. In parallel, teachers can search the database for texts that will complement the teaching progression of mainstream phonic programmes, review programmes that are available, and search for a text to consolidate teaching of particular phonemes.Which Book and Why offers professional development resources in each section; self-study activities for teachers – including student teachers, newly qualified teachers, and staff new to guided reading; resources for literacy subject coordinators; and resources for senior management and leadership teams to support the implementation of high-quality and effective guided reading lessons.
An ideal resource for cultural heritage professionals who teach with original materials, this book provides fresh, adaptable, and easy-to-implement primary source literacy exercises to improve their teaching and engage their students. • Presents adaptable, time-saving, and practical exercises for different audiences, disciplines, and types of collection materials • Advances pedagogical practice in special collections and archives beyond "show-and-tell" to mirror the current methods of practitioners in information literacy, which will serve efforts toward primary source literacy and assessment • Provides straightforward, time-saving exercises that provide enough detail to offer specific guidance to instructors but allow for flexibility and adaptability
A powerful resource for all women who want a better understanding of financial empowerment, this book provides an easy-to-follow approach for adults to teach girls about money—and for girls to do some learning on their own. • Supplies a detailed presentation of core financial concepts in a manner that anyone can easily grasp so that parents can feel confident in their own financial understanding • Authored by a mother, teacher, and financial educator who is uniquely qualified to bring the importance of mastering core financial concepts and acquiring real-world money management skills to light • Presents ways that girls can try the financial learning activities from the book when it fits in their schedules—after school, in the evenings, or on weekends • Includes stories from the author's work with girls and young women over the past decade, providing adults with a better sense of this generation's viewpoints
Everybody seems to be talking about Assessment for Learning. This book shows you how to do it.The thinking behind the highly influentialAssessment for Learning approach is translated into usable and practical strategies for all those teaching literacy in primary and secondary classrooms.The authors show how thinking, learning and assessment can
The Syntax of Ellipsis provides an in-depth analysis of a number of previously undiscussed elliptical constructions in Dutch dialects, and explores their consequences for the theory of ellipsis. Van Craenenbroeck argues that both the PF-deletion and the pro-theory of ellipsis are needed to account for the full range of elliptical phenomena attested in natural language.
This problem-based assignment allows learners to problem solve and apply their learning. Written specifically for mathematics teachers, this lesson helps facilitate the understanding and process of writing problem-based lessons.
50 Expert teachers reveal the why, what and how of research-informed reading instruction, never losing sight of one indisputable fact: Reading is about constructing meaning. Award-winning literacy educators Diane Stephens, Jerome C. Harste, and Jean Anne Clyde have curated this collection of "engagements" - student-focused, easy-to-implement actions designed to energize and focus the reader in every student. Each engagement puts meaning first, ensuring that the children in your classroom approach learning strategically and with intention.
"This is a haunting and extraordinary book." -- Julie Orringer, author of The Invisible Bridge Self-help writer Eric Newborn's motivational books have spawned a legion of devoted followers who swear that his ideas have pulled their lives from the brink. But after Eric can't save his own wife from dying, he finds himself at a loss -- the power of positive thinking is simply not enough to overcome his grief. Retreating to the home he and his wife shared on Martha's Vineyard, Eric, with his dog as his closest companion, attempts to distance himself from the teachings he has come to hate. But when a woman named Sam shows up at his door one night five years later, Eric must finally confront his heartache and reconcile his worldview with the pain he has suffered. At once a powerful love story, a stirring portrait of a soul laid bare by grief, and a celebration of coincidence, connection, and the belief that true love never dies, The Book of Why explores the deep powers of the heart and mind to shape the world around us, blurring the lines between loss and love, fate and free will, despair and joy.
For first-time authors or the seasoned pro, this is the absolutely essential how-to for getting publicity--totally updated and expanded. This indispensable guide from a book publicity insider offers everything authors must know to assist their publishers in publicizing, marketing, and promoting their books, including: Effective networking Defining a target readership Creating pitches for talk shows Getting media coverage Utilizing the Internet and other outlets Preparing for interviews and tours Hiring an independent publicist With totally revised and updated information, advice, and resources, the insiders all agree: “Read this book!—Ellen Levine, editorial director, Hearst Magazines.